Saturday, November 27, 2010
Modern Masters: Impressionism and Early 20th Century Art (Selling Exhibition, Hong Kong 26-28 November 2010)
Comprised of approximately 20 works by many of the most relevant artists active in Europe from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the "Modern Masters: Impressionism and Early 20th Century Art" selling exhibition is a reply to the increasing interest throughout Asia and especially within China in the field of Impressionist and Modern Art.
The exhibition shows some of the most beloved and important subjects by the respective artists, such as Monet’s Haystacks, Renoir’s Portraits and Bathers and Chagall’s depictions of the Circus.
An in depth view of certain artists such as Picasso, includes works from many of the different phases of his career – his romantic, early Blue Period; the radical experiments
of Cubism which were then followed by the Neoclassicism of the 1920s; a depiction of his most famed lover, Dora Maar; and his late Expressionist paintings created after 1960.
With works priced from US$2 million to $25 million (HK$15.6 to $195 million), some of the highlights of the exhibition are "Mère Tenant un Enfant (La Maternité)" ,1901, by Pablo Picasso; "Jeune Fille aux Cheveux Noirs (Dora Maar)", a portrait of Dora Maar completed by Picasso in 1939; "Les Demoiselles de Giverny", painted by Claude Monet on the Plaine des Ajoux in 1894, and part of his Haystacks series; "Léontine et Coco (Claude Renoir)" by Renoir, depicting an interior scene portraying his son Claude, also known as Coco, in the company of Léontine, a young woman who worked in the Renoir household in the latter part of his life; "Danseuses au Foyer", a vibrant pastel painting by Edgar Degas; "Le Paysan Allongé", a dense and colourful composition where intense colour and spatial experimentation reflect the essence of Chagall's work.
The Modern Masters: Impressionism and Early 20th Century selling exhibition is taking place between the 26th and the 28th of November 2010 (11am - 7pm), at:
Chief Executive Suite,
5/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai
Consisted by monumental instalations created in several countries, the 350 Earth is a worldwide exhibit visible from space and is being documented by satellites moving at 17,000 miles per hour nearly 400 miles above the Earth, operated by Digital Globe.
Bringing together artists and other participants from across the globe, this global art project seeks to call the attention to everyone and especially to politians about the need to take effective measures to preserve our planet and its species.
350 EARTH will take place on the eve of the next United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico where delegates will work to create an international climate treaty.
Founded in 2008 by Bill McKibben and a team of college friends, the 350.org is named after the goal of reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere from its current level of 390 parts per million to below 350 ppm, what scientists say is the safe upper limit for the planet.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The Trinity Irish Art Research Centre (triarc) and Four Courts Press will host a public reception to mark the publication of Irish Women Artists at 5.30pm on Tuesday 30 November in the Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows Square, Trinity College Dublin.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The contest is divided into two sections: students currently enrolled in grades 9-11 and grade 12 (seniors), both with a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
Students interested in participating can enter with only one work, which has to be original in order to be considered.
All media, with the exception of cumputer generated artwork, photography and sculpture is eligible.
The Grand Prize winner of the grades 9-11 will win a Full Scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design Summer Seminar all inclusive: Full Tuition, Room, Board & Workshop Supplies. Plus a $300 ArtSmart Gift Card.
Grades 9-11 winners of the 2nd and 3rd prizes will receive a Gift Card in the value of $200 and $100 respectively.
The Grade 12 Grand Prize winner will earn a Featured Artist Profile on utrecht.com, a $500 ArtSmart Gift Card and a SCAD Gift package.
Don't forget to observe the Utrecht 7th Annual Self-Portrait Contest submission guidelines, as failing to do so may void your participation.
Entries must be received by Friday, January 21, 2011 (by midnight EST)
Friday, November 19, 2010
If you are a creative photographer and want to have your work eventually seen by millions of readers just for participating, this is a competition that you don't want to lose.
There are three categories to choose from: "Emotions", "Favorite Spot" and "Everyday Travel" and the global winner of each category will win a trip for two people to any city where the Metro is published, besides the international exposure through the publication of the winning photographs alongside with an interview in all Metros.
The photos taken during the trip will be published globally as a photo story.
Verify by carefully reading the rules and checking the dates, if you are still in time to enter the Metro Global Photo Challenge 2010 competition, since the deadlines are not the same on every country.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Recent exhibitions and projects has featured works by Ann Veronica Janssens, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Dan Arps, Daniel Knorr, Francis Alÿs, Harun Farocki, Kate Newby, Kim Beom, Koki Tanaka, Layla Rudneva-Mackay, Liam Gillick, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Sean Kerr, Superflex, Shigeyuki Kihara and Tehching Hsieh.
During its history, seven directors have shared their experience and perspective on contemporary art, contributing to the continuous development of this project.
Now Artspace is seeking for a new Director for a three year period starting on April 2011.
With required experience as a curator or initiator of art projects, the successful applicant will own an in-depth knowledge of contemporary practice, strong networks and sector support, good editorial skills, and preferably will hold a post-graduate qualification in a relevant field.
The Director oversees a small team of staff and volunteers, and establishes parterships with cultural and funding agencies, actively encouraging and contributing to the development of the gallery through patronage contacts and public initiatives.
A strategic plan is set by the Board of Trustees, to whom the Director reports.
Applications close 10 December 2010.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
However, a comment made by Olivier draws the attention to news that contradict the eventual time of that act, where photographs that prove that the scratches were made earlier, quite probably even before the exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler, are mentioned.
The Art Inquirer has contacted the museum and is now waiting for a conclusive answer.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Between the removed ones by the Council is the one of Mariken van Nieumeghen, which normaly stands in the main market square.
The decision was made to preserve those statues that could easily be sawed through.
Substituting the bronze statues for copies made of less expensive materials or embedding GPS chips are being pondered.
With near sixty bronze artworks in public locations, Nijmegen is a city and municipality located in the Gelderland province on the Waal River, Easten Netherlands.
Considered the oldest Dutch city, it celebrated its 2000th anniversary in 2005.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
With near 100 photos depicting african communities in France, Italy, Spain and with particular focus on some examples happening in Portugal, where the curator established contacts with photographers and associations working in geographic areas with a prominent african presence, the exhibition tells the stories of african emigrants from their unpredictable voyage from Africa to Europe, passing through their partaking in the european society and creation of social bonds.
Among the several works, visitors will have the opportunity to see the black and white photography of Malik Sibidé and Mamadou Mbaye.
Another section will show some of the first etnographic portraits conceiving Africa as an untilled land colonized by european settlers.
The final section highlights the contemporay photos of Africa by non African photographers who share experiences with African artists, transmiting the influence of Africa in art.
África: See You, See Me! can be visited in the Black Pavillion (Pavilhão Preto) of the City Museum (Museu da Cidade) in Lisbon until December 19, 2010 ( Tuesday - Sunday, from 10am - 13pm and 14pm - 18 pm)
Guided tours can be booked by contacting +351 21 817 05 34 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition will continue its tour in Accra (Ghana) and Lagos (Nigeria)
Friday, November 5, 2010
The Art Inquirer discovered this animation at Boronalli
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Written in italian and english, and published by Umberto Allemandi Editore, Turin, under the patronage of AMACI Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums, it will be presented at Artissima 17, International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin, starting on the 5th of November 2010.
Early this year, The Art Inquirer presented an article about the work of Jason deCaires Taylor, where a reference to The Silent Evolution project was made.
Now the project is almost completed and due to officially open next month.
Consisted of 403 life-size fugures and occupying an area of approximately 420 square meters, The Silent Evolution (La Evolución Silensiosa) besides its aesthetical component has in its purpose to permit the formation of an artificial reef in Cancun, Mexico.
This installation is part of the underwater museum called MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) a project founded by Jaime Gonzalez Cano of The National Marine Park, Roberto Diaz of The Cancun Nautical Association and Jason deCaires Taylor, located in the waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc.