Tania Nasir at World Art Dubai

Tania Nasir, one of Artrooms Fair Roma’s selected artists, will be exhibiting her latest art collection at World Art Dubai, at stand G15.

World Art Dubai is one of the Dubai Art Season‘s key events and the first curated affordable art fair in the region. Now in its forth season, World Art Dubai brings an expansive collection of works from more than 300 local, regional and international artists and galleries to Dubai, all priced $100 to $20,000.

Engaging features and activities at the fair include creative workshops for adults and kids, live art demonstrations, art talks, open discussions, art for Every Wall below AED 3,000, Contemporary Design & Craft Market, competitions and much more.

World Art Dubai will run from the 18th to the 21st April, 2pm to 9pm at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Za’abeel Hall 3.

 

Partecipazione di Camilla Ancilotto con l’opera Ab Ovo: 2018 Palermo BIAS

(ANSA) – PALERMO, 10 APR – Alla sua seconda edizione, Bias (Biennale Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea Sacra delle religioni e credenze dell’Umanità) propone, da sabato 14 aprile – con vernissage a palazzo Belmonte Riso alle 18 e Concerto inaugurale in Cattedrale alle 20 – i lavori di 115 artisti visivi distinti per aree tematiche in vari luoghi di Palermo e della Sicilia con un’estensione in Egitto e in Israele.

I partecipanti sono stati scelti su 480 proposte da una commissione di cui fanno parte, fra gli altri, la critica d’arte Angela Vettese, il filosofo Guido Brivio, Rolando Bellini dell’Accademia di Brera, Valeria Li Vigni, direttrice del palermitano Polo museale di palazzo Riso ed Enzo Fiammetta della Fondazione Orestiadi di Gibellina. Ideata da Chiara Donà dalle Rose, la rassegna è un progetto imponente per numeri e impegno, un’iniziativa nata per gettare un ponte di arte e cultura fra il capoluogo siciliano e il resto del mondo. Protagonisti del Concerto di inaugurazione in Cattedrale saranno l’Orchestra filarmonica, diretta da Francesco Di Peri, il Coro Polifonico del maestro Salvatore Scinaldi e il Corpo di ballo del Liceo musicale e coreutico Regina Margherita di Palermo. Saranno eseguite anche due opere inedite: “Il confine” di Mario Bajardi e Alberto Maniaci e “Officium” sempre di Mario Bajardi.

Dopo il Concerto, i 220 studenti coinvolti, guidati dall’arcivescovo Corrado Lorefice e dal sindaco Orlando andranno in processione fino all’Oratorio di Ludovico Quaroni in via Maqueda, sede di una delle sezioni della Biennale. Bias, infatti, è un’iniziativa supportata con molto interesse dal Comune di Palermo in questo anno in cui è capitale della cultura, come ha ricordato il Sindaco Leoluca Orlando durante la conferenza di presentazione.

Titolo di questa edizione, “La porta – Porta itineris dicitur longissima esse”. La porta è la parte più lunga di (questo) viaggio nello “spirituale nell’arte” che, con oltre 40 eventi (mostre, spettacoli, concerti) fino al 14 settembre, interesserà 22 luoghi in Sicilia, 3 in Egitto e 2 in Israele. In particolare, in Egitto, gli eventi si svolgeranno a Nuweiba e a Dahab sul Sinai, a Ras Saitan e, in Israele, a Tel Aviv. Saranno realizzate mostre e iniziative di pace che, anche grazie all’opera delle artiste Rosa Mundi, Anna Peira, Daniela Papadia, vedranno donne ebree, palestinesi e cristiane tessere insieme un filo dell’alleanza, coinvolgeranno donne e bambini delle comunità beduine. In Sicilia, le sezioni di Bias 2018 sono articolate secondo temi legati alla ricerca del senso ultimo del percorso dell’uomo.

I padiglioni sono 8: Filosofico, Scientifico, delle Religioni Perdute, Abramitico (ebraico, cristiano e islamico), Induista, Taoista, Buddista, Africano ed Esoterico, escludendo ogni forma di riferimento nazionalistico e geografico all’origine o alla residenza dell’artista.

A Palermo Bias troverà le sue sedi in 9 suggestivi spazi del centro storico, fra l’altro sarà possibile vedere l’Ipogeo di San Giuseppe dei Teatini. Gli altri luoghi sono la Cappella dell’Incoronazione, le chiese della Concezione al Capo e della Pinta, gli oratori dell’Angelo, di San Mercurio, di S. Stefano Protomartire e il palazzo Gaetani della Bastiglia. Ancora sono coinvolti Terrasini, Salemi, il parco archeologico di Selinunte, Messina e Taormina.(ANSA).

Exhibit A: Kristina Chan & Juree Kim at Anise Gallery

Anise Gallery presents Florence Trust Resident Artist Kristina Chan, selected artist for Artrooms Fair London and Artrooms Fair Roma 2018, and V&A Ceramics Resident Juree Kim together in ‘Exhibit A’. Kristina and Juree’s research and work meet in their respective investigations of architectural development, decay and destruction, with a focal critique on man-made effects.

Kristina’s use of lithograph print, bronze and copper has been developed by recent residencies around the world, including Vancouver, Edinburgh and London. The research element to her work is fundamental to the end product, encompassing geographies, histories and political manifestation. In keeping with her printmaking practice, Kristina explores how mankind marks the world and how it marks us in response. Her work featured in ‘Exhibit A’ is a visual investigation into the way architectural structures and everyday objects are left to decay by human action, or inaction, therefore changing the landscape. Kristina is the recipient of multiple accolades including the Anthony Dawson Young Printmaker Award, the RSA Guthrie Award, Edinburgh Printmakers Award, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant Award and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Artist Bursary and the Aesthetica Art Prize (all 2017).

As the V&A Korean Ceramics Resident, Juree Kim’s clay scale models are both activated and eroded by the artist’s intervention of pouring water, which descends the pieces slowly and gradually into realistic depictions of delapidated buildings, reflecting Juree’s experiences of Seoul’s regeneration. The artist intricately replicates these vernacular Korean buildings before they are demolished in favour of alternative housing solutions, and while they have a highly personal nature it is one that viewers around the world will be able to relate to. Juree’s work has been exhibited internationally including the British Ceramics Biennial, Seoul National Museum of Art, the V&A, The Second Chongging Asia Young Artist Biennal and Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul. She is the recipient of the ARCO Museum Career Development Program Award, the Song Eun Art Award and the ARTE New Artist Development Program.

‘Exhibit A’ will present a dialogue between the two artists’ critical engagement with architecture, and the opening night will include a performative element whereby Juree will activate her sculpture. To accompany the exhibition, Anise Gallery will host a panel discussion on Thursday 5 April on the subject of artist residencies for practitioners after graduating, which will include representatives from the Florence Trust and East London Printmakers.

Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames, SE1 2PU, London, United Kingdom

Opening Hours from Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm apart from Easter Weekend.

(Source: https://www.anisegallery.co.uk/)

Dalla fenice ai cani eroi del terremoto la street art per la rinascita di Amatrice

Una fenice a ricordare la rinascita dalle ceneri, opera di Mauro Sgarbi. Camilla, cagnolina morta dopo aver aiutato a rintracciare molti dispersi, illustrata da moby Dick. Una donna tra palazzi distrutti, per Giusy. Un piatto di amatriciana, ricetta e simbolo riconosciuti nel mondo, celebrato da Maupal. Infine, le operazioni di salvataggio con i cani che Beetroot mostra tra le macerie, ponendo in primo piano il muso dell’animale che scava.

VIA DEL CASTAGNETO
E’ un messaggio di rinascita declinato attraverso più soggetti legati a storia e cronaca della zona, quello che gli artisti Mauro Sgarbi, Beetroot, Giusy, Maupal e Moby Dick, romani per nascita o adozione, hanno affidato all’intervento pittorico eseguito su un muro lungo via del Castagneto nell’ambito dell’iniziativa “Street art per Amatrice”, ideata dallo stesso Sgarbi, a cura di Simona Capodimonti e creata dall’associazione Up2Artists. “Sentendo i problemi della ricostruzione – spiega Sgarbi – ho iniziato a chiedermi che tipo di contributo avrei potuto dare come artista. Ho pensato che l’arte avrebbe portato sollievo alle ferite dell’animo degli abitanti. Ho parlato col Sindaco. Mi ha assegnato un muro molto grande, ho coinvolto altri artisti”. Il tema è stato deciso insieme: la speranza.

Artrooms Roma 2018 Selected Artist Ian Wolter will exhibit at FLUX London

Ian Wolter‘s new film, the Knowledge, has been selected to be shown at FLUX 2018

FLUX Exhibition is a ground breaking art event – a collection of the most dynamic painters, sculptors and performance artists which represents an alternative way to encounter today’s best new art.

FLUX has established itself as the platform for contemporary artists to be discovered and to be part of an exceptional, unconventional art event. Hosted by Chelsea College of Arts in London and curated by Lisa Gray, the founder of FLUX, this fifth, much anticipated edition of FLUX brings 90 artists to the fore. Gray has hand selected the very best emerging and established artists for a five-day interactive event.

In the game-show setting of The Knowledge Ian Wolter emphasises the seemingly unconcerning, popular belief that rapidly advancing technologies will sweep aside the Knowledge and both cab and uber drivers as well as any number of other jobs. This work also probes our sentimental desire to preserve traditions like the Knowledge.

FLUX Exhibition will run from the 11th to the 15th of April 2018 at the Chelsea College of Arts, London.

For more information, visit http://www.fluxexhibition.com/

Viktorija Damerell shortlisted for the JCDecaux Award

Viktorija Damerell, Artrooms Fair Roma 2018’s applicant, has been shortlisted for the JCDecaux Award.

” ‘Slow Schools’ is already the second exhibition from the cycle of yearly exhibitions entitled ‘JCDecaux Award’, initiated by the Contemporary Art Centre together with ‘JCDecaux’ in 2016. The cycle aims to present Lithuanian young artists and encourage production of new artworks, produced by the Contemporary Art Centre. On the 14th of December the international board will announce one artist from this exhibition, who will receive an award of 3000 euros.

Between the 19th of June and the 7th of August young artists were invited to send their proposals for new artworks answering to the guidelines prepared by exhibition curators. More than 40 applications were presented for the open call. On the 3rd of September five artists or artists’ collectives were selected to participate in this exhibition.

The artists were invited to create new pieces reflecting social phenomena, researching, how artworks can comment about old structures of society or become new ones themselves, tell stories about identity, the everyday, the body or become a pretext for creating new stories of the kind.

‘Slow Schools’ is the exhibition of five artworks about a time, when originality is a resource of a constant remaking and a value is determined by the amount of copies and remakes as well as the speed of their dissemination. These artworks comment recent popular culture and art history, actualise problems identity of an author and individual artwork, but also invite the return of the intimacy of a gaze, where conclusions, manifests and statements lose their importance, giving space to dialogue and hesitations, details and gestures that are not noticed at once, as well as accidentally recorded eventualities. ‘Slow Schools’ present continuous individual learning processes, techniques and habits, that cannot be summarised into one topic or field, but raise the question: what was the old school like and what will become of the new one?

The result is a fluid exhibition in which artworks do not always have a fixed position, constantly changing their place and changing themselves. This way it reveals tensions between different artistic means of expression of the participants, their experiences and attitudes to problems, which may look similar only at the first glance.

‘Armen’ by Andrius Arutiunian is based on music, created by popular music producers of the Armenian diaspora. Because of the Armenian Genocide and the emigration waves that followed it, nowadays Armenia has one of the biggest diasporas in the world. Audio and video pieces created outside of Armenia are recomposed, the fragments of pop and disco music from the vinyls of 1970s–1990s are juxtaposed with textures, consisting of noise and glitches. The audio part of the piece is presented as a vinyl, thus returning the musical material to its original analogue format.

The continuous painting series ‘Heart Matters’ by Rūtenė Merkliopaitė consists of four pictures from the cycle ‘Christina’ and three figurative pieces from the cycle ‘McQueen’. Paintings ‘Christina’ reflect the author’s creative method, when an artwork begins as an abstraction, but in the process of painting gains motives of some objects. ‘Christina’ may be a coat of arms, an arch, an outline of a portrait – the artwork has a potential of an emerging figurative image, which the author tries to grasp without making the image concrete. The pieces from the cycle ‘McQueen’ are repainted photographs from different collections of the British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. In these works, one can see motives from traditional painting genres – portrait, interior, equestrian. The painter appropriates certain images and moves them to the field of painting technique – costumes, interiors and objects turn into gestures, colours and touches.

The installation ‘Session’ by Viktorija Damerell presents an antagonistic attitude towards classical representation of a human body. Classical standard of body image is a physically trained, resting body, the vitality of which is represented in the hard material like stone or metal. “Session” lacks this kind of body; instead it presents the cycling-simulator and a never appearing body image in a dark, empty space of a TV screen. The piece comments on the contemporary cult of body perfection and its influence on how humans perceive themselves, when a body does not present individual deeds any more, all bodies are made similar through a neurotic training in artificial conditions while aiming at a temporary ideal.

In the piece ‘Emotional Trilogy’ Austėja Vilkaitytė combines the genres of dance, performance and installation. In the performance cycle, the structure of which is loosely based on the antique drama theatre, the artist uses images and motives from Lithuanian ethnography and contemporary popular culture. Personages from different time-spaces meet in the piece: Eglė the Queen of Serpents, Antigone, the warrior princess Xena, „Ruki Vverh” and others. The performance cycle ‘Emotional Trilogy’ is extended into the continuously changing installation, which gains new features and functions in time. The artist comments about the static conception of time in the epic genre and the dominance of male personages in it – by using emotional and erotic “logics” she turns the usual power relationships upside-down.

Young performance artist Antanas Lučiūnas and graphic designer and publisher Monika Janulevičiūtė work as an artists’ duet. Their piece ‘Girl on Fire’, performed by five personages, takes place in the world of a recently published graphic novel ‘The Great Outdoors’ – in the green isle between two traffic lanes, where personages face the lancinating collective reality. In the exhibition the performance is perceived not as a stable, integral installation, but is experienced through many objects, located in the North Hall and other spaces of the Contemporary Art Centre – fire hoses, smoky lamps and the smell of fluttering wires in the air.

Artists: Andrius Arutiunian, Viktorija Damerell, Antanas Lučiūnas and Monika Janulevičiūtė, Rūtenė Merkliopaitė, Austėja Vilkaitytė

Source: http://www.cac.lt/en/exhibitions/current/8607

Yasin David Sarfraz at Bergamo Art Fair 2018

Yasin David Sarfraz, Artrooms Fair Roma 2018’s applicant, is glad to announce his participation at the Bergamo Art Fair 2018, in collaboration with the art dealer and gallery owner Dr. Marco Antonio Patrizio, Padua, Italy 35122. Sarfraz will be exhibiting acrylic abstract and expressive artworks on canvas.

Bergamo Art Fair will run from the 13th to the 15th of January 2018 at Via Lunga, 24125 Bergamo, Italy. Opening hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm and Monday from 10am to 12:30pm.

For more information visit  bergamoartefiera.it

Milano Scultura

Gianni Depaoli, one of Artrooms Roma 2018 applicants will see one of its installations exhibited at Milano Scultura. Artrooms, the first international contemporary art fair for independent artists.
L’ Installazione Eko 500 Project di Gianni Depaoli a cura di Valerio Dehò per il progetto Limited sairà esposta a Milano Scultura dal 17-19 novembre 2017 alla Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Procaccini 4 Milano, Italia.

“Milano Scultura – Una buona idea

Il progetto di una fiera tematica, piccola e combattiva, dedicata alla scultura negli anni si sta consolidando, sta diventando un appuntamento atteso.

Milano Scultura rinnova il suo appuntamento e vuole consolidarsi nel panorama nazionale per la sua pecularietà. Del resto altre fiere tematiche stanno venendo fuori, quindi la strada, se viene seguita, vuol dire che ha un senso che va coltivato e sviluppato. Fare una fiera sulla  “scultura nel campo allargato”, per dirla con Rosalind Kraus, cioè di quella scultura che diventa un medium che unisce codici e linguaggi, è stata una scelta coraggiosa che è stata vincente. Ormai per gli artisti la terza dimensione è un corredo genetico, siamo abituati a vivere un senso di partecipazione all’esperienza artistica totale. La scultura è diventata un punto fermo indispensabile cui fare riferimento per tutto ciò che non è architettura, non è paesaggio e non è immagine bidimensionale.

Restiamo a Milano, al centro del sistema artistico italiano e anche molto più vicini all’Europa che il resto d’Italia. Siamo anche dentro la mitica Fabbrica del Vapore, il quartiere delle arti milanese. Per questo ci siamo sforzati di creare una piccola fiera di qualità, con galleria di personalità e degli artisti raccolti con attenzione curatoriale. Ci interessa mandare un messaggio di grande apertura, continuiamo a guardare avanti. Anche l’occasione di una fiera non può prescindere dal rapportarsi con quello che accade intorno, con le prospettive di sviluppo di un territorio, a monitorare l’evolversi del sistema dell’arte  e del mercato.

 La Fabbrica del vapore del resto è un luogo privilegiato, una spazio imprescindibile, un territorio di creatività che sa suggerire grandi idee e che fa sentire al centro del mondo. Per questo abbiamo invitato le gallerie e gli artisti che espongono a collaborare con il nostro progetto. Ma è anche importante che una piccola fiera riesca a dare spazio agli studenti dell’Accademia Brera e ai docenti che li seguono, spesso impegnandosi con passione ben oltre  il dovuto e il richiesto. Brera del resto è Milano. La sua presenza per noi è necessaria per dare anche ad una mostra-mercato quella dimensione politico-culturale sempre più assente nel nostro paese.”

Valerio Dehò

(https://www.stepartfair.com/about.html)

Exhibition: HABITUS, a project initiated by Sabina Elena Dragomir

“If I like a work, if it disturbs me, I try to look at it beyond its
simple understanding.
Life is always right.
I try to split hairs, to exaggerate, to a certain extent to slow
down, to arrive at the time of Knowledge.
Future invades us, in order to metamorphose into us, long
before it happens.
The seeking of Sabina Elena Dragomir is reflected in her
works, becoming the matter and the essence, reaching
those strings which disturb and subvert the understanding.
Personal, artistic, professional.”

(W.Bonomi)

New Highlight post about Artrooms Roma's applicant Sabina Elena Dragomir. Artrooms, the first international contemporary art fair for independent artists.Current exhibition

HABITUS at IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery – a project initiated by artist Sabina Elena Dragomir.

The exhibition that carries the name HABITUS, proposes in the spaces of IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery to create an artistic journey and an almost obsessive visual debate found in the contemporary artistic research resulting through the displayed works the attempts to understand the surrounding world, ambient, the construction, the matter or the essence of things, through the filter of our senses, our sensitivity and the profound knowledge of us as individuals.
The whole concept of the exhibition and the chosen title tries to explain the multitude of visions, shapes and rephrased language, through which the interest of the contemporary artists manages to float above this delicate subject, full of social and philosophical weight. This project was born from Sabina Elena Dragomir’s initiative who puts forward to the public an exhibition that investigates the differences and the affinities of the artists for the status of the human condition and for the humanitarian principles that count themselves between the principles of the contemporary relativist visions.
Taking all of this into account, the artist’s debate becomes complex, and the figurative/non-figurative context blends itself with a thorough investigation of social structures in a partial level of the artistic individuality. The visual universe of the exhibition varies from the realistic precision, to geometrical abstract, lyric or minimalist, thus creating a bridge between the languages of the artists, who have different social and cultural background. An individual speech that is described through the cultural aspects found in different daily activities.
HABITUS exhibition, bring together the works of Arman Fernandez, Badulescu Stefan, Bulea Liviu, Christo, De Molfetta Francesco, Dragomir Sabina Elena, La Rosa Marco, Omar Hassan, Pasquali Francesca, Vakarcs Lorand and Vrabies Mihai. Thus becoming an important cultural event, not only in the Romanian art perimeter but also in the international one.

IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery reveals once again its main objective, that of being a vivid cultural ground in the search of a possible cultural exchange and an international dialog. Born from the desire of a real contribution in the cultural development of a generation, the gallery chooses to create not just an exhibition but a moment of ponder towards the meaning of promoting and collecting contemporary art.

The exhibition is open for the public between 6th of October and 4th of November 2017 at IAGA – CONTEMPORARY ARTStr. Cloșca, nr.9-11 / Cluj-Napoca Romania.

(Source: http://www.iaga.eu/news/article/279)

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