Thursday, July 25, 2013

BLOOP FESTIVAL IN IBIZA



BLOOP Festival is the first proactive art festival in the world, born in Ibiza.
 
A festival where artists, artworks and spectators all three elements are the protagonists on the magical island. 
Summer 2013 the third wave of fresh and avant-garde creativity will ashore on Ibiza as dozens of artists from all around the world, colouring the entire island with expositions, art installations, music, events and more. 
Open to any public for free. Come visit BLOOP Festival all around the island and the headquarters at the old lighthouse, Far des Coves Blanques in Sant Antoni.

BLOOP 2013
14th july / 18th august,

Ibiza.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

GEC-ART - INCORONAZIONE ALLA REGGIA DI VENARIA



"Incoronazione"

Un’invasione silenziosa di topi tecnologici.
Ogni topo è un mouse stilizzato, ogni mouse è un ratto geneticamente modificato, frutto di una contaminazione perversa tra natura ed elettronica. Ormai immuni ai veleni si nutrono di cavi elettrici,  ultime creature destinate ad abitare la terra che incarnano un’estrema vocazione alla resistenza. 
Ibridazione, ironia, partecipazione: questa l’anima dell’ultimo progetto di Gec Art.
Raccolti attraverso un tam tam sul web, questi mouse sono stati inviati, donati, regalati da decine di conoscenti ed estranei, in cambio di un poster firmato dall’artista. Tecnologia in disuso in cambio di carta.
Dopo le strade di Parigi nel 2010 i ratti di Gec, animano una nuova invasione. Si tratta della Reggia di Venaria, dove saranno protagonisti dal 21 giugno al 21 settembre di un'ironica incoronazione... Avanti Savoia ?!

Clara Iannarelli

Friday, June 21, 2013

ROA IN MONTREAL - MURALISTES ART PUBLIC FESTIVAL

ROA in Montreal - from Vandalog
MURALISTES Art Public Festival has hosted 20 international artists as ROA or PIXEL PANCHO.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

OPIEMME IN BOLOGNA



After showing his work at Stroke Urban Fair (Munich), with Milan's Studio D'Ars gallery, Opiemme will be doing a solo exhibition in Bologna (IT) from 7th to 28th June at Elastico Studio (Via Porta Nova 12).

Three of the walls (7x5x4 metres) in the main room at Elastico Studio have been dedicated to a site specific intervention, to which the exhibition owes its name: "Parole di Carta" (Paper Words).

An installation made of newspapers, tape, paper and cut-out words which spreads out on the walls in a collage of Italian national news headlines of the last month and quotes some of the themes previously expressed by the author in solo show "No Flags", reflections on the absence of valuesin the 'Bel Paese' Italy.

Opiemme composes a site specific with stencils of works created from 2010 on, in a dialogue with his own poetry,
of which parts, side by side, integrate with each other and enrich with meaning.

ELASTICO STUDIO GALLERY
Via Porta Nova 12, Bologna
Antonio Storelli - +39 3385318469

Monday, June 3, 2013

D*FACE - NEW WORLD DISORDER


Reminder for D*Face, New World Disorder @ StolenSpace Gallery on the Thursday 6th June.

The exhibition includes his latest body of work, which reflects upon times of chaos, disorder and loss, as informed by shifting circumstances in the social climate. Exploring topical and longstanding dystopian sentiments, New World Disorder confronts the effects of love and loss from a physical, mental and cultural standpoint, drawing upon the artist’s direct experiences. 
The exhibition also includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the unique nerve centre of D*Face’s working environment by visiting his studio space, situated above the StolenSpace Gallery within the maze of The Old Truman Brewery. This marks the end of an era before the gallery relocates and the adjoining artist studios are demolished.

The opening reception will take place between 6 and 8pm.
StolenSpace Gallery - The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

WE HAVE ARRIVED NOWHERE - TRANSNATIONAL PAVILLON IN VENICE BIENNALE


Walking tour: meeting point at newspaper kiosk in Piazzale Roma 11am from 29/05 to 31/05.
Curated by: Francesca Chiacchio, Zasha Colah, Sumesh Sharma.

Transnational Pavilion is an independent and self-funded initiative, founded by Mihaela Brebenel for the 54th Venice Biennale.
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The 2nd Transnational Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale revolves around the lack of presence. 
The lack is here not understood in psychoanalytical terms, therefore not linked to desire, drive or gaze. It is the straightforward absence from the scenery, as in a diorama missing a rear foot of a gazelle, or the gap in a film strip where the projectionist subtracted one frame of a black and white celebrity or a nude part of a woman’s body. 
Therefore, this absence is not nostalgic either, nor is it longed for by anyone. It once was there, but it is not truly missing either.

This kind of absence characterizes the Transnational Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. A concept exists. A list of artists also features in this communication. As such, this absence shall therefore not be understood as any form of retreat, unobserved debris or miscellaneous otherness. On the contrary, this absence is simply a continuation of a reduced scale, which started two years before in the cloud of questions around the grand-scale event which is the Venice Biennale.

Known to most West Africans, the Bantu proverb made famous by the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe during an interview with the Paris Review: "There is that great proverb — that until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter." 
The program of the 2nd Transnational Pavilion is questioning the act of omission of an artist from a grand happening such as a biennale, reflecting on the geo-political, inner-art conflicts and an economy of funding that brings together such a happening. 
It questions the scale and economics of the event, and the act of inviting a certain nationality to present a pavilion announcing their arrival onto an accepted world stage.

The 2nd edition of the Transnational Pavilion takes place in 12 commercial places in Venice and it engages 22 international artists. 
The shops and their glass windows could already be considered anti-nationalistic pavilions, where different typologies of goods, from all over the world, are collected and displayed. 
The Transnational Pavilion invites artists to camouflage their texts, objects, photos and videos in certain shops and their displays integrating their practice in both local and global commercial activities. These uncommon pavilions are addressed to tourists, Venetians and the art public, without invitation.

Friday, May 24, 2013

BLEND KOLLECTIVE AT GALO ART GALLERY!

 
The Blend Kollective show will be the last show before the summer break of the Galo Art Gallery.

The show will feature 11 different artists with completely different styles and artistic experiences.

44 art works will hang through out the walls of the Galo Art Gallery expressing the style and talent of this group of creatives selected and invited by the Galo Art Gallery.

Abstract works by Corn79, postgaffitismo by 108 to stencil art by Orticanoodles to the super pop art by GGT and the hyperrealism of Neve.

There will be the characters of SR and the graffiti of Reser, animals by Refreshink and the great Muslim women by BR1 but also the imaginary illustrations by Edmundo Gomez Santamaria and photographs and works on canvas by Elfo.

The show will includ works on paper, wood, canvas and the inner wall of the gallery will be enriched by a big paste-up with graphics and visuals of the artists that are taking part in this exhibition BLEND KOLLECTIVE SHOW. The opening will be held on Saturday the 25th of May.

At the Galo Art Gallery in Via Saluzzo 11g, from 17:30 – 21:00.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

D*FACE AT NEW WORLD DISORDER! LONDON


D*FACE | New World Disorder | StolenSpace Gallery, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL.

Date: 7th – 23rd June 2013

 
D*Face, a.k.a the world-renowned urban artist Dean Stockton, presents New World Disorder at the iconic StolenSpace Gallery from 7th-23rd June
This exhibition, showing work from the last seven years, marks the end of an era before the gallery relocates and the adjoining artist studios are demolished.
The exhibition also includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the unique nerve centre of D*Face’s working environment by visiting his studio space, situated above the StolenSpace Gallery, within the maze of The Old Truman Brewery.

Stockton has been at the forefront of popular culture not only as an acclaimed urban artist, but also as a respected, internationally-recognised gallerist at StolenSpace. Since its humble beginnings in 2006, he has transformed the local area of Brick Lane in to a thriving hub for street art.
With galleries representing his work in London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Melbourne, D*Face re-works imagery appropriated from decades of materialistic consumption, including currency, advertising, and comic books, to comment on our conspicuous society.

The exhibition includes his latest body of work, which reflects upon times of chaos, disorder and loss, as informed by shifting circumstances in the social climate. Exploring topical and longstanding dystopian sentiments, New World Disorder confronts the effects of love and loss from a physical, mental and cultural standpoint, drawing upon the artist’s direct experiences.
Elements of the show are inspired by The Tillman Story, the 2010 documentary film about the 2004 death of U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman in the war in Afghanistan, the cover-up of the true circumstances of his death, and his family's struggle to unearth the truth.
In the gallery space adapted WW2 helmets, some with original bullet holes, reference our conspicuous consumption, where we desire more, but get less. 
Other work includes enlarged baseball bats, skateboards created from graffiti-covered school desks, and cabinets of curiosities displaying relics from a place in time where there is no distinguishable line between religion and consumerism.
In the studio and upstairs area older works will be shown for the very first time, including street stencils, old prints and sketch books. Video monitors will display recent public, often illegal installations created by D*Face from around the world, such as in London, Los Angeles and Melbourne, along with a series of new paintings and sculptures.

D*Face explains the ideas behind his work; “My work reflects our popular culture encompassing the American dream and the ideal of good triumphing over evil, no longer relevant in today's society where the 'invade now and ask questions later' philosophy isn't tolerated or indeed wanted. Colliding cultures are no longer receptive to the American way, the Superhero's triumph of good over evil as portrayed through the political circus is now decoded through the eyes of different cultures, weary and wary of the sub-plot played in today’s political climate where war equals brand invasion”.

Friday, May 10, 2013

OMAGGIO A GIORGIO MORANDI


"Omaggio a Giorgio Morandi"
"Tribute to Giorgio Morandi"
Torino 2013 - Italy
Gec-Art.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

JR - THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY - LOS ANGELES


Los Angeles is quite a new city, the second largest in the United States. Following Cartagena and Shanghai, JR wants to bring his Wrinkles of the City project to Los Angeles. 
This time, the purpose of the project isn't to meet witnesses of the changes that have occurred in the city or in their own lives.

For this project, JR wishes to oppose the wrinkles of old people living in LA and the marks of their past with the image of perfection or regenerated beauty in the XXIst century. 
For instance, in Southern California, plastic surgery is no longer a luxury but a lifestyle. 
It is now socially accepted, above all cultural and social barriers.