maandag 31 december 2007

Kosta Kulundzic




Kosta Kulundzic concentrates his work on belief and mysticism in our society. Modern society produces myths and heroes. It offers a priceless quantity of idols and images related to the worship. Kosta uses these images to paint very actual mystical characters, altered divinities, who seem closer to us.
bron:
galerie Magda Danysz


zondag 30 december 2007

Monterey Pop Festival



Monterey Pop Festival (1:15:24)
Push play or go to
Stage6.
dimmer = on

It's been 40 years since the Monterey International Pop Festival launched the world into the summer of love, and this anniversary seems to be the one that is proving to be commemorative.
bron:
monterey international popfestival blog

Even wat sentiment zo tegen het einde van het jaar, we waren hoopvol maar o zo naief, nu zijn we van mijn generatie(1955) cynisch of graaiers geworden.


zaterdag 29 december 2007

The Daily Koons


A 12-day salute to artists James Rosenquist and Jeff Koons
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www.coupland.com


vrijdag 28 december 2007

Reece Terris




video
Reece Terris about his work (02:39)
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The primary focus of
Reece Terris artistic practice examines the way in which ingrained relationships and conditioned responses to constructed space are developed. He is interested in exploring how repetitive patterns in planning and design ultimately become subconscious cues for social conduct. His works alter the expected experiential qualities of a place through an amplification or shift in the primary function of the original design of a place. Terris’ work is intentionally overt and compels the viewer to question the way in which space is developed and used.
bron: Whatcom Museum


donderdag 27 december 2007

Liu Bolin



When Hiding Becomes Strategy - Liu Bolin

Is man animal?
The chameleon is equipped with a unique skill to change its body color to adapt to the surroundings for self preservation. The rattlesnake, similarly, buries larger part of its body in sand or in earth, not only to protect itself but also to secure a better chance for food. On the list can be found many other animals, such as the geckoes and beetles, that have learned to contend with their surroundings and their enemies in the long life-or-death struggle. Whether they can hide themselves successfully becomes the most vital to their survival.
Man is no animal, for he is deprived of any knowledge of self preservation.
bron:
galeriebertin


woensdag 26 december 2007

Graeme Patterson




video
romancing the farm (2003) (03:21)

As a child I began experimenting with animation and creating miniature worlds. Now, as an emerging artist focusing on stop-motion animation and sculptural installation, I believe that my experience as a child is major reason why I feel so connected and comfortable with my work and process. The process of creating the puppets and sets for my animations directly comes from this childhood experimentation. I have gradually developed a process that is definitely original. This is an important part of my artistic practice.

Artist Statement Graeme Patterson - Eli Klein fine art


dinsdag 25 december 2007

Hadacol Christmas


video
Hadacol Christmas - Brent Green (11:02)

Santa Claus invents Christmas with a belly full of cough syrup and a head full of dying crows. By
Brent Green music by Califone

on youtube:
Hadacol Christmas
(part 1 of 2)
Hadacol Christmas (part 2 of 2)


maandag 24 december 2007

bagger kweekt kerstsfeer

video
Serge Gainsbourg & Anna Karina - Ne dis rien


James Rielly




Les peintures de James Rielly sont des portraits d'enfants et d'adultes. Peints dans un style volontairement naïf, les personnages, aux formes simples, aux couleurs franches posées sur un fond monochrome, semblent dissimuler une réalité plus ambiguë et inquiétante que celle perçue par le spectateur au premier regard.
bron:
Galerie Edward Mitterrand

galerie-obadia


zondag 23 december 2007

Visions Of The Future



1. The Intelligence Revolution (51:54)
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2. The Biotech Revolution (58:37)

3. The Quantum Revolution (58:36)

Visions Of The Future
In this new three-part series, leading theoretical physicist and futurist Dr Michio Kaku explores the cutting edge science of today, tomorrow, and beyond. He argues that humankind is at a turning point in history.

BBC4


zaterdag 22 december 2007

1927 Cabaret



1927’s multiple award winning theatrical cabaret cleverly combines live music, performance and storytelling with films and animations. Using the aesthetic of silent film, a series of comic vignettes unfold in which the performers interact with the animations.
Hapless cats, marauding gingerbread men and cross dressing devils all make an appearance, not to mention the sinister twins and their misfortunate guests. The show has been compared to Shockheaded Peter, David Lynch and Edward Gorey with the charms of Weimar cabaret.
bron:
whitemischief

video
the devil's children have the devil's luck (01:39)


vrijdag 21 december 2007

chinagirls


chinagirls singing sixpack

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(there seem's to be a problem with embedded starting lately)


donderdag 20 december 2007

Liu Weijian




A lot of people, a lot of goods, a lot of places, many many things, and many many events… my daily life is usually confuse. Ignorant and passive are my reactions. Habit is a term tightly fasten by the side of my mouth. All of this is only an idle and starving waiting.
As a certain specific call sounds, I will feel very inspired. Under a certain dawn, I will get a moment of peace and awareness. In a certain space, I will hunger for certain things and illusions. I regard these rare moments as the real world, which expands in parallel with us. This moment isn’t a point of intersection, it is a calling possibility.

Liu Weijian
bron: BizArt - The Call of The Crows
Liu Weijian's Solo Exhibition (nov.2007)


liuweijian blog.sina.com
(use google Chinese -> English)


woensdag 19 december 2007

Domestic Safari



DOMESTIC SAFARI
Home as a wild place
By Anders Weberg and Robert Willim

Domestic Safari is a journey through three different homes in three different European countries.
The film and it's soundtrack is based entirely on manipulated recordings from the three places in Finland, Italy and Sweden.
This audiovisual excursion aims to call forth imaginaries and a profane illumination that disorient and estrange the materialities of everyday reality.
Duration: 10.32 min


dinsdag 18 december 2007

Harima Midori



Harima Midori’s process involves making photocopies from print media on archival paper, which she then shapes into three-dimensional sculpture or framed pieces. The muted black and white tones of the photocopies appear as brush strokes; in a sense, she is “painting” with the paper.
Midori draws her inspiration from a longing to connect with nature. “I grew up in the suburbs in Japan. I could only see real nature in pictures. It felt artificial since it was always a visual experience,” Midori explained.
bron: Miami Beach 411


vanina holasek gallery
gallery jin


maandag 17 december 2007

Carmen Calvo Sáenz de Tejada




Carmen Calvo, qui, comme Kounellis, se revendique peintre, transcende les différentes disciplines et utilise les moyens les plus divers pour créer une oeuvre que son imagination configure en fonction du lieu dans lequel elle a choisi d’intervenir. Pour l’Hôtel des Arts, qui l’a particulièrement inspirée, elle a conçu une dramaturgie à la fois puissante, poétique et subtile en dix actes constitués par les salles et les circulations du bâtiment.
L’installation évoquera l’histoire imaginaire de ce dernier, tissée par l’artiste avec son langage énigmatique habituel : photographies de groupes datant des années quarante trouvées dans les foires aux puces qu’elle agrandit à des formats monumentaux, retravaille souvent au pastel, et sur lesquelles elle dispose divers éléments tels que rubans, cordelettes, peinture qui masque les visages, aveugle les yeux ; vieilles photographies de mariage ou de communion ; séries d’objets disposés sur de grands tableaux noirs en caoutchouc, formant des compositions baroques au sens mystérieux. Il sera aussi beaucoup question de sexe, de religion, d’oppression faite aux femmes, de références aux grands maîtres comme Giorgio Morandi ; on verra une masse inquiétante de chevelures recouvrant une volée d’escaliers ; on sera charmés par de très beaux dessins à l’allure enfantine ; on méditera sur la vie et la mort.
bron: photosapiens - (expo)La maison imaginaire


Galerie Guy Bärtschi


 
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