• The LAAA’s 2015 Open Show | Los Angeles, California

    EAS artist Camella DaEun Kim will be participating in the 2015 Open Show, Los Angeles Art Association's  signature survey exhibition featuring the very best in emerging art.

     

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    Opening: Saturday December 12th - January 8, 2016

    Opening Time: 6-9pm

    Juried by: Juried by Leslie Jones, Curator of LACMA

    Featured artists: Alexis Arnold, Kristine Augustyn, Carlos Beltran-Arechiga, Clovis Blackwell, Kelly Brumfield-Woods, Andrée Carter, Deborah Decker, Dani Dodge, Yaron Dotan, Carolyn Doucette, Erik Flores, Jeff Frost, Kaori Fukuyama, Katy Ann Gilmore, Adam Greener, Karissa Hahn, K Ryan Henisey, Angela Hoener, Stanton Hunter, Mark Indig, Flora Kao, Camella DaEun KIm, Tom Lamb, Leslie Lanxinger, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Stephen Linsteadt, Calista Lyon, Charity Malin, Sharon March, Jim McAninch, Mike M. Mollett, Alexis Murray, Margaret Noble, Julio Panisello, Christine Rasmussen, Fredericka Roeder, Ann Marie Rousseau, Kristine Schomaker, Natasa Stearns, Iben G.Vestergaard, Tracey Weiss and Valerie Wilcox.
    Venue: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069

  • Featured Event: The Universal Game Opening Ceremony | Ottawa, Canada

    Spanish artist 233 (Ramon Blanco-Barrera) leads an outreach project dedicated to

    Human Rights Day, December 10, 2015.

     

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    Opening: TODAY!

    Thusday, Decemer 10, 2015

    Time: 11 a.m.

    In recognition of the Arts as an integral medium of learning and expression, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) has launched The Arts and Human Rights Programme (A+HR Programme). The objective of this powerful new initiative is to raise awareness and engage individuals in a multidisciplinary interrogation of human rights issues, framed through various forms of creative artistic expression such as visual, performance, media, cinematographic, musical and literary arts.

    The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to invite you to THE UNIVERSAL GAME - One flag to connect us all Opening Ceremony, an outreach art project from the Centre, created and produced by 233, Visiting Artist from the University of Seville.

    The activity is free and open to the public.

    Venue: Human Rights Research and Education Centre

    University of Ottawa, 57 Louis Pasteur

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5

     

  • Featured Event: ‘Contemporary Nomadic Artists’ | Chicago, U.S.

    be407a_da9956641a7a4a1b90acca440496eab4Date: December 11, 2015 - January 4, 2016

    Opening : Friday, December 11;  6 - 10 p.m.

    Director: Jihoon J. Yang

    Nomads are people who wander around to feed their herd without settling one place. They keep moving for a new land to find fresh grass and water. The idea of the endless expedition also applies to how artists are practicing their own process of art. Within the 14 artists’ passages, there are dreams, hopes, humors, logics, emotions, and realities. Each one of them are different with their own unique expressions and styles; however, they have strong similarities which are the fact that their present is not the final destination and that their works are not the firm answers but results from constant questioning. They are in process of the eternal challenge which is the continuation of establishing ego and furthermore the desire towards the better world and society.

    In contemporary, which is a period of removal of all boundaries as well as a period of individualization, it is very important to find out how the 14 artists are connected and communicate with each other because it shows the underlying causes and meanings how diversity interacts and creates new type of community in contemporary society. It is not only applies to the artists, but also all artists and all other people who are sharing the same world because it finally presents the direction where all of us are going together.

    Artists: Alexander E. Malizia, Camella D. Kim, Eunhye Kang, Heuitae Yoon, Jeongmyung Ahn, Jiho Kang, Juwon Lim, Kanghoon Lee, Kiseob Kim, Minseok Kang, Seyoung Chung, Sujung Baek, Sungchan Hong and Yangbin Park

    Venue: Crude Creatures Contemporary Art Gallery 1747 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608

     

  • Featured Event: The Universal Game – Ottawa, Canada

    THE UNIVERSAL GAME - One Flag to Connect Us All

    Link here and have a look to the #VIDEO-TEASER

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    One flag to connect us all: an outreach art project from the The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa, conceived and produced in 2015 by 233, Visiting Artist from the University of Seville.

    The motivation for this project came from a desire to mark International Human Rights Day (December 10) through art. The concept entails putting together pieces of flags reflecting the nationalities of uOttawa students in a large banner (canvas) displayed in a central location within campus. Elements of this jigsaw will include parts of flags and universal symbols such as the dove, the flame, the balance, etc.

    In order to create the canvas, HRREC invites the uOttawa community to participate in a Jigsaw Day, Let’s Play!, a collective art performance. Once the game is finished, the resulting design will be photographed and printed onto a vinyl banner. Pieces of the jigsaw will be previously created in an art workshop also open to the public. The banner will be unveiled to the uOttawa community on December 10th in an Opening Ceremony.

    The message is one of union, diversity and rich global exchange and inclusivity.

    Contact the artistrbb@us.es

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    LE JEU UNIVERSEL - Un drapeau pour nous unir

    Lien ici et jetez un oeil à le #VIDEO-TEASER

    Le Centre de recherche et d’enseignement sur les droits de la personne (CREDP) est fier de vous présenter LE JEU UNIVERSEL. Un drapeau pour nous unir, un projet d’art communautaire conçu et produit en 2015 par le CREDP en collaboration avec 233, artiste en résidence de l'Université de Séville.

    Ce projet vise à souligner la Journée des droits de l’homme (le 10 décembre) par l’entremise d’un projet artistique collaboratif. Le concept du projet est de confectionner un immense drapeau mosaïque à partir de fragments de drapeaux reflétant les diverses nationalités des étudiants de l’Université d’Ottawa. En plus de fragments de drapeaux, la mosaïque contiendra des symboles universels comme la colombe, une flamme, une balance, etc., et sera exposée dans un lieu central du campus.

    Afin de compléter le canevas, le CREDP invite la communauté universitaire à participer à Jigsaw Day, Let’s Play! (la Journée Casse-tête pour faire la fête!), une performance artistique collaborative. Une fois le jeu terminé, l’œuvre résultante sera photographiée et ensuite imprimée sur une bannière en vinyle. Les morceaux du casse-tête seront confectionnés préalablement lors d’un atelier d’art, également ouvert au public. La bannière sera dévoilée à la communauté universitaire le 10 décembre lors d’une cérémonie d’ouverture, suivie d’une discussion avec les artistes.

    L’objectif du projet est de véhiculer un message d’unité, de diversité, d’inclusion et d’échange international.

    Communiquez avec l'artisterbb@us.es


  • Featured Event: INSIDE I OUTSIDE – Dar es Salam, Tanzania

     6 Tanzanian artists in an exhibition curated by Gadi Ramadhani.

    Read the interview with Gadi here.

     

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    November 18th - November 30th, 2015

    Opening time: 4:00 p.m. November 18th, 2015

    Curated by: Gadi Ramadhani

    Participating Artists: Salum Kambi, Haji Chilonga, Frida Boma, Ludovick Kaija, Evarist Chikawe, Cuthbeth Semgonja

    As part of The Vipaji Vijana Foundation platform, the Vipaji Gallery is pleased to present the first edition of Inside | Outside Exhibition, an exhibition dedicated to promoting and showcase Tanzanian art practices from artists who works from our Vipaji Foundation studio located at Chang’ombe, Dar es Salaam.


    With the great support of a performance from La Poetista on the Official opening.

    Venue: Vipaji Gallery 235 Mtwara Road off Ghuba Road, Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

  • Featured Event: ‘Common Fabric’ |Lahore, Pakistan

     A young artists group exhibition reflecting on visual languages and images from social media.

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    November 6th - November 21st, 2015

    Participating Artists: Ammar Faiz, Asif Khan, Hifsa Farooq, Mher Un Nisa Akmal

    'Common Fabric' is a group exhibition of four young, up and coming artists, who have graduated from the 'School of Visual Art and Design' at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. The diverse practices of these artists explore the multi-layered complexity of a visual language and provide an extension to the intellectual perception of the viewer.

    11148409_10207619807634152_233663406960444387_nThis young and dynamic group politicizes the images surfed from social media or the internet to create mirror like images or reflections on  personal explorations of human relationships.

    'Common Fabric' brings this group of young artists together to generate a discourse between the viewers and the artists in order to explore the dynamics of culture and society.

    Venue: Rohtas 2 Gallery

    156 G, Model Town, Lahore. Ph: 00 92 42 35884044

    Gallery Hours: 11am - 7pm daily, except Sundays.

     

  • Featured Event: Dreamcatcher Performance | Paris, France

    A performance and exhibition by Rachel Marks at Incognito Art Club 24h/24

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    October 22-November 16

    Curated by Arnaud Deschin

    Commissioned by La GAD Marseille art gallery

    The American artist Rachel Marks offers a performance where she invites us into her world of intimate creation. She sews her personal story from the dream of a trip to the discovery of the unknown. In meeting this world, cluttered with words and sounds, she finds her personal and artistic identity.

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    Rachel Marks graduated in Fine Arts from Oklahoma State University in 2010 before moving to Europe. She obtained a Master Degree from the Ecole Supérieure d’art et design, Grenoble and moved to Paris in 2013.

     

    View a video about Rachel Mark's performance here.

    Venue: Incognito Art Club 24h/2416 rue Guénégaud, Paris, France 75006

  • Ballroom Marfa Desert Surf Films Zine | Marfa, Texas

    The "Stay Golden" desert surf films publication designed and edited in a collaboration featuring Liz Janoff for the Ballroom Marfa art space is now available online

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    Made to accompany the Ballroom Marfa Desert Surf Films program (August 28 & 29, 2015) 

    Description"The Desert Surf Films Zine, Stay Golden, features a collection of artwork, writing, poetry and other surf-informed ephemera, inspired by the Desert Surf Films program, which spotlighted two visionary films from the early '70s, Alby Falzon and David Elfick's Morning of the Earth and Elfick's Crystal Voyager, along with shorts from Sam Falls & Joe Zorrilla and Ian Lewis.

    The 'zine was designed and edited by Hilary duPont, Liz Janoff and Ian Lewis. It includes contributions from Joshua Edwards, Sam Falls, Rae Anna Hample, Nicki Ittner, Tim Johnson, Eileen Myles, Caitlin Murray, Brandon Shimoda, and more."

    Button on cover has two variations: "Stay Golden" and "Endless Horizons."

    Also view the Desert Surf Film's event poster made by Liz Janoff, Hilary DuPont and Ian Lewis here

    Venue: Ballroom Marfa108 E San Antonio St, Marfa, TX 79843

     

    • Can the accompanying short films be viewed elsewhere for those who were not able to attend the event in August?

  • ‘Assemblage Studios’ Scholarships I Johannesburg, South Africa

     Pebofatso Mokoena,  Grace Mokalapa, and Fleur de Bondt have been awarded the 'Assemblage Studios' bursaries for for the academic year 2015-2016.

    pebooIn April 2012 the non-profit organization Assemblage opened the 'Assemblage Studios' in Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa, with the aim of creating an artist-run initiative that supports the visual arts community of Johannesburg.

    This year, with the aid of The African Arts Trust, Assemblage is pleased to announce the offering of three bursaries (scholarships) to artists Pebofatso Mokoena, Grace Mokalapa, and Fleur de Bondt. The recipients will receive a studio space at the 'Assemblage Studios' from September 2015  to August 2016.

    The scholarship recipients will donate one artwork to The African Arts Trust’s collection at the end of the bursary period, and will collaborate with Assemblage in organizing a workshop and similar events during the year. At the end of their time at the 'Assemblage Studios' the three artists will put together a group exhibition.

    Congratulations!!!

     

    To read more about Pebofatso and see images of the work he submitted for this bursary click here.

     

     

  • Last day to see “Video Mixer” | New Haven, Connecticut, USA

    A video by artist Bianca Boragi featured in the Yale University MFA exhibition "Video Mixer", which is closing today.

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    September 18th - October 8th 

    Description: Video Mixer is a group exhibition featuring over forty video works from current Yale MFAstudents and recent alums. The show surveys myriad ways artists are using video as tool in diverse practices, presenting video as an autonomous medium as well as a component of sculptures, installations, paintings and performances. Video Mixer aspires to be a cross-departmental platform for exchange and conversation surrounding the versatile medium in this moment. 

    Curated by Allyn Hughes (MFAcandidate ’16) and Jody Joyner (MFA candidate ’16). 

    The show will be open from September 18 – October 8, 2015 in Green Gallery. Please join us for a night of performance works and a reception on Saturday September 26th from 6pm – 9pm.

    Venue: Green Gallery, Yale University School of Art, 1156 Chapel Street, POB 208339, New Haven, Connecticut, 06520-8339 

    View the announcement on Bianca Boragi's Yale University page here.

     

  • Featured Event: “Make Shift” | Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

    A collaborative series of public art installations curated by Alejandro Morales

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    Make Shift

    Opening: October 1, 6-9 PM

    Makeshift es una serie de instalaciones de arte público de los artistas en colaboración Los Dos, donde se pintaron personajes basados en gente común y se pegaron en las paredes en todo el paisaje de la ciudad de El Paso, activando una apropiación creativa de los espacios. Los personajes están inspirados en "Gráfica Popular" y se presentan en un formato agrandado, interactuando y superando su entorno. MAKESHIFT es una propuesta para abrir el espacio de exposición y también para conectar la cultura popular y el mundo de las bellas artes de una manera nueva.  READ MORE

     

    Translation: MakeShift is a series of ongoing Public Art Installations by collaborative artists Los Dos, where characters based on everyday people are painted and pasted on walls throughout the city landscape, activating creative placemaking. The characters are inspired by “Grafica Popular” and are presented in a larger than life format, interacting and overcoming their surroundings. MAKE SHIFT is a proposal to open the exhibition space and also connect popular culture and the world of fine art in a new way.  READ MORE

    Venue: Juarez Contemporary20 de noviembre 4305, 32310 Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

     

  • Featured Event: “Bent Over Backwards” | Macau, China

    Chinese Artist Xiaoqiao Li in a Printmaking Solo Exhibition.

     

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    Opening: August 30th, 2015 

    (August 30th - September 12th)

    Time: 4pm 

    Description: 

    由澳門國際版畫藝術研究中心和澳門瘋堂十號創意園主辦“追本溯源”李曉巧版畫藝術作品展於2015年8月30日下午4點在澳門望德堂區瘋堂斜巷10號——瘋堂十號創意園3樓C02室開幕,届時歡迎各位藝術愛好者前來參觀。

    “追本溯源”李曉巧版畫藝術作品展是意在通過版畫藝術傳達出作者是次在英國探討城市社區與個人經驗之間的關係,從而找到原始的方向,現在描繪內心的景觀印象的過程變化,從而找到原始的方向,回想昔日印記的過程。 2010年李曉巧在澳門其間, 奪得<北京國際美術雙年展.中國青年藝術家作品獎, 現在生活於倫敦。

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     Venue: Macao International Printmaking Arts Research Center

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    English Translation:

    Li XiaoQiao Printmaking Art Exhibition 
    Macau Lazarus Parish Church
    10th Macao International Printmaking Arts Research Center
    3rd Floor, room C02 10th
    16:00 on August 30th, 2015
    "Bent Over Backwards”, Li Qiao Printmaking Art Exhibition, is intended to explore the relationship between urban communities in the United Kingdom and personal experience, and to describe the process of inner landscape changes, while at the same time recalling the old imprint process.
    In 2010 Li XiaoQiao won The Beijing International Art Biennale Chinese Young Artist Award. He is now studying and working in London, UK.
  • Scribble it Down action in Hanina Gallery | Tel-Aviv, Israel

    12 artists from different mediums (photography, painting, drawing, sound, video, performance) will work together in a collaborative project in a space in Hanina gallery, Tel-Aviv.

     

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    August 13- 15

    The presentation of the project will take place on Saturday August 15th at 8:00 pm.

    Attendees will be able to view the finished work and talk to the artists about the whole process.

    'Scribble It Down is a project founded in 2012 by Einat Moglad who envisioned it as a digital media art game for artists and a way to share digital projects. It has now started to operate outside the online world, back to real life.

    215309364-Jayeti-Madeeha-MarcoThis project is a collaborative work of art. It presents a method that is playful, and believes that the playful activity can support artists in dealing with issues they encounter in the solitary work of their studios. It offers the chance to make new contacts, to exchange ideas and thoughts about art and life.

    Participating artists: Oscar Abosh, Hagai Isenberg, Naama Berkowitz, Yifat Giladi, Jonathan Hirschfeld, Ron Winter, Liron Tur-Kaspa, Einat Moglad, Savion Fislovitch, Inbal Frim, Shira Tabachnic, Amber Bulls, Alexandra Rodshtein, Rinat Schnidower

  • Featured Event: “Step Forward”| Los Angeles, California, USA

    California State University MFA exhibition featuring Mayte Escobar

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    Opening July 25, 3-6 PM

    Artists: Mayte Escobar, Price Hall, Humberto Reynoso, Andrew K. Thompson, and A.E. Van Fleet

    Description: California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is excited to present stepFORWARD, the MFA Master’s Project Exhibition at the CB1-G Gallery from July 25 to September 5, 2015 in downtown Los Angeles, California.

    stepFORWARD, curated by Annie Buckley, will feature works by Mayte Escobar, Price Hall, Humberto Reynoso, Andrew K. Thompson, and A.E. Van Fleet, all recent graduates from the CSUSB Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Design program.
    The work ranges from mixed-media assemblage sculptural works, interactive multimedia installation, photography with hand and machine stitching, distressed cardboard wall pieces with text, and domestic ceramic ware. Thematically, the work is equally wide-ranging as Mayte Escobar scrutinizes the affects of her Mexican-American heritage on her personal identity while Price Hall explores the phenomena of poetry through an innovative earth-based process. Humberto Reynoso examines sexual and cultural biases as Andrew K. Thompson combines personal grief and redemption with an expanded notion of photography. A.E. Van Fleet presents a bridge between anime and spirituality to complete the exhibition.

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    Venue: CB1-G Gallery, 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021

  • Featured Event: Agua // Frontera: Obras de Zeke Peña | Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

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    Agua // Frontera: Obras de Zeke Peña

    Curated by Alejandro Morales

     

    Opening: Thursday, July 21 6-8 PM

    July 23 - September 19

     

    Zeke Peña (Ezequiel/Zeque) 

    Nació en Las Cruces, Nuevo México y se crió en la ciudad fronteriza de El Paso, Tejas. Pintor independiente, diseñador y comisario de su estudio en el centro de El Paso. Ha expuesto en museos, galerías y espacios no tradicionales a lo largo de la frontera México / Estados Unidos, en Chicago, Los Ángeles y en toda la región suroeste. Licenciado en Historia del Arte / Estudios Visuales y autodidacta en su oficio. Su trabajo se centra en la narrativa visual usando foto / videografía, pintura, carpintería e instalación.

    "El arte no puede cambiar el mundo, pero puede contribuir a cambiar la conciencia e impulso de los hombres y mujeres que pueden."  ('La Dimensión Estética', Herbert Marcuse)

     

    Zeke Peña (Ezequiel/Zeque) 
    United States b. 1983 Las Cruces, New Mexico

    I was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico and was raised in the border city of El Paso, Tejas. I work as a freelance painter, designer and curator from my studio in downtown El Paso. I have exhibited in museums, galleries and non-traditional spaces along the U.S./Mexico border, in Chicago, Los Angeles and throughout the southwest region. I have a degree in Art History/Visual Studies and I am self-trained in my craft. I make community-based, transmedia work exploring border identity and ritual. My work focuses on visual narrative using photo/videography, painting, woodworking and installation. 

    “Art cannot change the world, but it can contribute to changing the consciousness and drives of the men and women who can.”  (Herbert Marcuse: 'The Aesthetic Dimension')

    Venue: Juarez Contemporary, 20 de noviembre 4305, 32310 Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

     

     

  • Featured Event: “28 Words in Maputo” | Maputo, Mozambique

    Presentation of the final project by Àsìkò Art School, Maputo, Mozambique, featuring 11artists from 5 African countries.

     

    "28 Words in Maputo"

     

    The 5th edition of Àsìkò Art School has taken place in the last four weeks in Maputo, Mozambique.

    Today is the presentation of the final project.

    Using language as a point of departure, the visual playlist consists of 28 words, an installation that defines the experiences with food and with the sights of Maputo, and a performance that represents the words spoken in the Chapa, the public transport van.

    Curated by Gadi Ramadhani, Tanzania, Fitsum Tefera, Ethiopia and Jepkorir Rose, Kenya.

    The exhibition will be opened by Bisi Silva, founding Director of Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos.

    Opening: Saturday, 18 July 2015

    Time: 3:00 p.m.

    Venue: Fortaleza de Maputo, Rua de Timor Leste, Maputo

    Read more about this project here.

  • ‘TRANSLATIONS’ in sf.us ChinaPress

    The 'Translations' exhibition in Portland, Oregon has attracted the attention of sf. us ChinaPress, which interviewed the Chinese artist Moke Li:

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    波特兰地区新锐艺术展-华人艺术家入选

    2015-03-01 11:04 来源: 金山在线 字号:【  】 已有78人浏览

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    在二月多雨的波特兰,一场以《转译》(Translations)为主题艺术展在苹果已故CEO乔布斯的母校Reed College上演。主办方新锐艺术空间(Emergent Art Space)从来自39个国家的500份艺术作品中选出了44件作品进行展出。切合这场展览的主题,展览从不同国家新锐艺术家的角度诠释了艺术家对困难、阻碍、机会、误解的“转译”,虽然该展览在波特兰已落下帷幕,据悉该展将择留优秀作品并延续到印度的班加罗尔筹备下一次展出。

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    展览主办方新锐艺术空间(Emergent Art Space)是一个非盈利的国际艺术组织, 致力于协助来自全球的新锐艺术家。他们的网站搭建了一个良好的平台促进艺术家展示自己的作品,网站功能包括专题类展览、个人项目、艺术家专访和论坛。该组织展出的艺术种类繁多,其中囊括:绘画、雕塑、摄影、混合媒介艺术,行为艺术,装置艺术和数码艺术。艺术空间摒弃了在固定的地点展出的方式,采用了在世界各地流动展出的形式,扩大展览观众群的同时,也推动了世界艺术家的交流和沟通。

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    这次展览的成功, 不光吸引了更多的观众了解新锐艺术空间,还使一位年轻华人艺术家的身影走入了观众的视野,这就是唯一一位来自中国大陆的参展艺术家- 李沫可(Moke Li)。来自北京的艺术家李沫可曾就读于中央美术学院(CAFA),以及罗德岛艺术学院(RISD),并获得学士和艺术硕士学位,作为一名旅美艺术家,她的创作视角融合了自身的东方背景和对西方社会的反思。

    下面我们来跟她聊聊她的创作历程。 金:金山在线 李:李沫可

    金:是什么让你产生了做这个作品的动机呢?

    李:我做作品的灵感来源于生活,对生活经历的反思和感受会凝结成创作的冲动。往往我会通过事件本身,思考它背后的东西。完成这件作品已经是四年前的事了,那个时候我对艺术的理解还很浅显,只是单纯地想把生活中发生的对我来说感触很深的事情,或者一些难以定义的情感通过做作品的方式表达出来。

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    金:为什么选择胶带这种材料呢?它对你来说有什么特殊的意义?

    李:这件作品是由我自中学起积累的大量废旧胶条构成的,我相当确定自己不是学生时代里唯一积攒用过的胶条的人。对于我来说,很难回答为什么当时决定开始积累这种没有用处的废品。可能是它意外的成了一种印记。多年后再回首,并将它作为一件艺术作品来看待,这奇怪的物件让我回忆起了义务教育时期的经历:除了学习知识以外,如何遵守学校的规章和纪律也成了学生必须学习的“知识”。规训,以它特有的惩罚理由——不符合规范,偏离准则造就它的奖惩机制。在必要的时候任何无关紧要的因素,即使学生最微小的行为不端都将纳入惩罚机制。例如书写不整洁、不规范,没有用规定的笔来书写等。轻微的剥夺和羞辱都会施予到那些不符合规范的学生身上,并对他们施行相应的矫正。胶条被用作涂改文具,从某种意义上讲,是学生的智慧之举,同时也充满无奈——为了尽量体现整齐的书写,掩盖错误的痕迹,避免老师的责备等所作出的努力。
    金:这件作品曾经被入选“Translation”这个展览,你觉得这个作品跟展览主题的联系是什么呢?

    李:我觉得“translation”这个词在这里不只是表层上表示翻译,转译的意思,同时我认为展览之所以用“translation”作为主题是一种暗示。这种暗示区别了艺术家和大众的关系,因为他们用艺术来诠释生活,阐释他们对世界的理解,从这个意义上来讲,他们都是翻译者。我也一样。从这个作品本身的呈现方式到它所携带的意义来看,我觉得自己就像做了一次“translation”,将隐晦的情感和成长所带来的思考,不是用文字或对话的形式来展现,而是用艺术的手段来表现。

     

    金:这个作品跟你的其他作品有什么关联么?

    李:从作品展现的方式上,我认为没什么关联,我一直是采用多种手段来做作品的。但从一个艺术家整体成长的宏观历程上看,我觉得每一件作品之间都是有关联的。这种关联是思维方式上的关联,比如说我总会从生活经验中得到启示,可能在脑子里形成一个挥之不去的画面,这个画面就是新作品的开始。

     

    关于Translation展览和该组织的更多信息请浏览Emergent Art Space的网站:

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  • Featured Event: “Environmental Dialog” in Napoli, Italy

    A collaboration between students from Naples Second University and the California College of the Arts, San Francisco.

     

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    Students from the Second University of Naples, Italy, and from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, are working together this week to create a site specific installation around the theme 'Environmental Dialog'. The work will be presented to the public on June 18th, followed by a performance by the Theatre Company 'Le Nuvole'.

    Opening: Thursday, June 18th, 2015

    Time: 7:00 pm 

    Venue: Città della Scienza, Napoli, Italy

    More about the event here.

  • Victory Garden: Call For Art! (Deadline: June 15th, 2015)

    Send your designs for food and garden posters!!!!

    to: victorygardenpostershow@gmail.com

     

    Chard (1)Dmitri Zurita and Heidi Cramer, recent alumni of UC Santa Cruz and long time participants in the EAS community, will be hosting a public art show focusing on issues of  food politics via the aesthetics of propaganda posters, such as those used in World War I and II to encourage people to grow food gardens as a way to serve the war effort. Now they are turning this idea on its head, using similar propaganda tools to elicit the opposite conceptual and economic consequences. 

    The posters will be shown in Santa Cruz, and hopefully travel to other locations. Stay tuned!

    Entrance: Free
    Deadline: June 15th, 2015
    Must be: 8.5in x 11in

    If you would like more information about the show, or to submit your  digital files or poster-size work, contact:
    victorygardenpostershow@gmail.com

    See also on Facebook:

     https://www.facebook.com/victorygardenspostershow?pnref=story

     

  • Featured Event: ‘Dimensiones’ | Tijuana, Mexico

    A new exhibition at Out Here art space organized by EAS Cruzando Fornteras artist Daniel Peña in Tijuana, Mexico

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    Opens Saturday, May 23rd, 6-11 PM

    Artists: Celeste Byers and Aaron Glasson 

    About: "Celeste Byers is an avid nature worshipper and dream recaller from Ocean Beach in San Diego, California. Her work combines inspiration from the natural world, everyday interactions, and the subconscious mind, taking form in a variety of mediums including film and animation, paintings, drawings, music, murals, and sculptural installations."

    "Aaron Glasson documents and interprets his experience of living and traveling this wonderful planet through his artwork. Since working as a car dismantler, tree adventurer, art gallerist, and fish and chip cooker in his homeland of New Zealand, he moved on to become an ocean activist in Antarctica, snowboard instructor in Japan, university professor in Sri Lanka, and video journalist around the world. He now resides in California as a freelance creative director and artist while continuing to travel the planet leaving behind murals, paintings, drawings, installations and films." 

    Music: Dani Shivers!Celeste Byers and DJ sets by Richard Thompson and Sisterseed

    Venue: Out HereCalle Chapo Márquez 158, 22010 Tijuana, Baja California

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