Rome Art Week 2018 RO-MA

Art and photography fuse in the works of Roberta Morzetti and Mara Celani, both exhibiting at RAW, the Rome Art Week 2018, third edition to be held in Rome from 22 to 27 October.

Mara loves to shoot urban environment in which she lives, where sublime and decadence meet together, on one side the magnificence of Rome’s eternal light, on the other the secret beauty of her suburban decadence. But it is the details that hit her eye and her lens. She searches for microscopic landscapes and forms of inanimate and corrupt materials. Another passion of Mara consists in photographing sculptures and it is from here that the inspiration came to give new detailed light to the works of Roberta Morzetti.

Roberta Morzetti, artist from Tuscania, with her works shapes the material according to her way of seeing the world, now veined with suffering, now with disillusionment, but also with regeneration and re-start. Well Mara, through her objective and a molecular reading of some details of Roberta’s works, manages to abstract a work that is instead based on concreteness and on materiality.

So a new perspective for sculptures like BebéBangBang, Bona Dea, Coriandoli, R-Existence, C5-C7 to get to Bouquet, the latest creation inspired by the concept of vanity that so much inspired artists in the 1600’s with its symbolism allusive to the transience of life (the name derives from the biblical phrase ‘vanitas vanitatum and omnia vanitas’ or ‘vanity of vanities and all things vanity’, ed).

Photography becomes an instrument of exploration of the sculptural work, capturing a detail, a form, a meaning that allow the observer to enter into a new and different relationship with the work and with the sculptor himself.

Kunst in Reinach, Switzerland

Maria Martin, one of the selected artists for Artrooms Fair London 2019, will be taking part in this year’s Art in Reinach exhibition.

After 20 successful years, the regional exhibition Art in Reinach has become established. This is no reason for the creators to stand still, but certainly a time to give themselves a new face and to promote young, regional artists.
With its regional exhibition Art in Reinach, the municipality of Reinach has been making a valuable contribution to the arts of the region for years. The working group continues to attach great importance to the selection of artists and the balanced selection of works of art of various techniques at an affordable price. Nevertheless, the time is ripe to rejuvenate. Young artists wanted with the special exhibition “Young Art”, which features an exhibition of the 3rd floor of the Galerie Gemeindehaus, young artists up to the age of 20 are to be offered a platform to present themselves to a broad audience. They are to be allowed a first entry into the art scene, which is why the exhibition space is provided free of charge. In this way, the next generation can exchange ideas with already established artists on site, be inspired and also get in contact with potential buyers and buyers. New sponsorship opportunity – “Young Art” Special exhibitions have already been carried out several times in recent years. What is new, however, is that a main sponsor is being sought for “Young Art” because the special exhibition is always referred exclusively to in the media. This main sponsoring can also be understood as a funding contribution. On the one hand, access to the public is made possible, on the other hand, financial weaknesses are not excluded.

Rejuvenation down the line – better presentation of the sponsors Although the previous visual appearance of “Kunst in Reinach” already has a high recognition value, it should also be rejuvenated after twenty years. This makes the advertising media more straightforward, optically quieter and more modern. This reorganization should also benefit the valuable sponsors; the logos of the main sponsors should be better staged. A weekend house full of art from the 2nd to the 4th. November 2018. This year’s exhibition takes place from 2.-4. November 2018. A selection of works by regional artists will be presented: In addition to paintings in different techniques, different sculptures and objects will also be on display. The artists are on site during the exhibition and are also available to talk to the audience. The parish hall is freely accessible throughout the duration of the exhibition. Admission is free.

On three days you can enjoy the very special atmosphere and not only let the works work on you, but also get in touch with the artists present. The exhibition is designed so that the exhibited works are aesthetically and artistically convincing, but the selling prices are also interesting and balanced.
Exhibition dates:
2.11.2018 from 18.30 – 21.00 Vernissage
3.11.2018 from 11am to 6pm
4.11.2018 from 11am to 5pm

A Million Lines

Perez Reiter is a collaborative creative duo that interrogates the common ground between visual and
built space through computation. They re-write natural events and cultural constructs by translating
them into algorithmic procedures. In this process, they take the act of drawing to an unconventional
realm, exploring the aesthetic qualities of associative arrangements of thousands of lines. Based
between Colombia and Austria, and with a background in architecture, its partners, Irmgard Reiter and
Diego Perez-Espitia enjoy the diversity of multidisciplinary and multicultural experimentation. From the
movements of the earth below us, all the way to musical landscapes, and the coding of notation
systems, their work has a strong sense of spatiality, producing very diverse sensations, from calm
subtleties to extreme colourful lavishness.
This exhibition is Perez Reiter’s first solo show in China, it will showcase selected works from two of their
recent series: Quakes and Re-written: Music.
In Quakes, the locations of tectonic plates’ movements that took place in the pacific coast of the
Americas, from 2008 to 2013, have been encoded into an algorithm written by Perez Reiter. With the
help of the rigorous administration of data provided by the algorithm, they draw thousands of lines that
depict how the weave of the everyday is torn apart by violent bursts of energy.
For the series Re-written: Music, fragments from three pieces by Beethoven have been analyzed and
encoded into an algorithm. By a system of rules, Perez Reiter draws music. Their algorithm transforms
the continuity of a parallel arrangement of lines into a complex topography of sensations. Based on the
peak frequency and melodic range of the pieces, they create a sonic landscape through a joyful play
between music, writing and computation.

A Million Lines
Perez Reiter
Opening Reception : 2018.08.04 (Sat.) 4:30-7:30pm
Exhibition duration: 2018.08.04(Sat.)to 2018.09.04(Tue.)
Exhibition continues until October 14th, 2018.

Ying Gallery
No.258-2-1 Cao Chang Di Village, Cui Ge Zhuang, Chao Yang District,
Beijing, China, 100015
email : info@ying-gallery.net
TEL +86-10-5722-0406
Business Hour
Summer: 11:00-19:00
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STRUCTURALLY SCRUMPTIOUS

 

Bel Air Fine Art is proud to present Structurally Scrumptious, a joint exhibition of new work by celebrated international sculptors Laurence Jenkell and Rafael Barrios.

Structurally Scrumptious will be presented over both floors of the BAFA Contemporary New Bond Street gallery. Opening during Frieze weekend, the exhibition will continue until 5th November.

Laurence Jenkell and Rafael Barrios are two of the most important artists working in sculpture today. Laurence Jenkell is the top French artist sold in the United States (Artprice, May 2018). The exhibition will be the first time Raphael Barrios’s work has been given an exhibition in the United Kingdom.

Laurence Jenkell is a French contemporary artist born in the city of Bourges in 1965. A self- taught artist, Jenkell began creating sculptures in the mid-nineties, leading her to experiment with various techniques such as inclusion, dripping, firing and casting. After mastering the ability to work with Plexiglas – acrylic glass – Jenkell developed the ‘wrapping technique,’ which allows her to drape and twist the material into large-scale forms, most recognisable in her candy sculptures. Presently exhibited in more than twenty-five countries, Jenkell’s works have been inducted into many major private, public and institutional collections, and in 2013 she exhibited ‘Wrapping Candy “Nutcracker”’ at The New York Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). She currently lives and works in Vallauris.

Rafael Barrios is a Miami-based Venezuelan-American artist. Born in 1947, to a family of artists, inventors and engineers, Barrios went on to study fine art in Canada, America and Venezuela and received his first award, ‘National Youth Painting,’ in 1963. Recognised as one of the most important artists in Venezuela, Barrios is renowned for his large-scale sculptural works which are often comprised of an assemblage of brightly coloured materials. Monumental in scale and geometric in shape, Barrios’ work appears to defy gravity in its construction, manipulating the eye into perceiving depth. In his forty-year career, he has exhibited works in over one hundred exhibitions including the Venice Biennale, Park Avenue New York and the National Art Gallery in Caracas, as well as in the private collections of HRH Don Juan Carlos de Borbón, King of Spain, and the collection of HRH Gloria, Princess of Germany. This is the first time that Barrios has exhibited in the UK.

STRUCTURALLY SCRUMPTIOUS
Laurence Jenkell and Raphael Barrios
Opening Cocktail 5-7pm, 5 October 2018
Exhibition continues until 5 November 2018
BAFA Contemporary
105 New Bond Street London W1S 1DN
london@belairfineart.com
+44 (0) 207 495 5101

Mohini Mehta selected for BigCi Residency

Mohini Mehta, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants, has been selected to take part on the 4-week long BigCi Residency programme.

BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program with a focus on supporting practicing artists by facilitating their projects. They are flexible in the range of creative initiatives that interest us, personal in the way they work with individual artists, quick in making decisions, energetic in development and implementation of projects, keen to be involved in multidisciplinary collaborations.

BigCi provides a ground for the professional development of artists from various fields, such as the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Music, Photography, Film, and Hybrid Arts.

Painters, sculptors, multimedia artists, performance artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers and other creative souls are invited to apply for the residency. Curators, artistic directors, visionaries and ideas people are invited to propose events, gatherings, exhibitions and other creative initiatives.

In addition to the artist residency program, BigCi is available for a variety of events, performances, workshops, installations and exhibitions. Proposals are welcome.

Because of their location within the UNESCO World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains and the knowledge base of our team, many of their residents are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues, although many others use our beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.

BigCi has collaborative links with a number of art organisations, including Asialink, Artspace Sydney, Sydney Biennale, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Goyang Art Studio, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea;  Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China.

Source: bigci.org

Karolina Albricht: Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Private View Friday 7th September 2018, 6-9pm
exhibition continues through Saturday 8th September and Sunday 9th September, 2-5pm
Unit 3 Projects, ASC Studios, Empson St, E3 3LT, London
During the show Gemma Lowe and Karolina Albricht will also open their studio (no 23) with 25% off all of Karolina Albricht’s works.
Curated by Sara Dare and Karolina Albricht, one of Artrooms Fair London 2018’s selected artists.
Pop up show of 6 female artists investigating the idea of fun and having fun with the idea of fun. Playing with it, challenging it, experiencing it, reinventing it and creating it. Each artist interprets fun in their own medium, on their own terms, coming from their individual experience and sensibility. The exhibition’s title is borrowed from Cindy Lauper hit from 1983. She changed the lyrics of Robert Hazard’s 1979 song and made it into a feminist anthem, a symbol of female solidarity. While carrying an important message of equality, this song is also an apotheosis of fun seen from all angles: artist’s, woman’s and human’s. The show’s aim is to recreate this broad perspective of fun. A collaborative playlist accompanying the exhibition was created by all participating artists. It introduces another personal dimension into the realm of fun.
I come home in the morning light
My mother says when you gonna live your life right
Oh mother dear we’re not the fortunate ones
And girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun
The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells what you gonna do with your life
Oh daddy dear you know you’re still number one
But girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just want to have
That’s all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Oh girls, they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have fun (girls and boys wanna have fun, girls wanna have)
Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest of the world
I want to be the one to walk in the sun
Oh girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have
That’s all they really want
Some fun…
Exhibiting artists include Bea Acevedo, Cecilia Charlton, Florence Mytum, Jo Hummel-Newell, Karolina Albricht and Sara Dare.
is an artist based in London where she graduated in Fine Art and continues her independent practice. Abstraction, construction, volume, surface, ingestion, precariousness, fun…., the suspension in a state of undifferentiation between bodily and objecthood…..These are some of the aspects in Bea Acevedo’s sculptural practice that reflects on how our material environment shapes our subjectivity, the literal and metaphorical bodily integration of the materials that surround us.
www.beaacevedo.com
is an American-born artist living and working in London. Her recent exhibitions include:SURGE: the East Wing Biennial, Courtauld Institute, London; Marching Through the Fields, Jeannieavent Gallery, London; Living Room, Safehouse 1 & 2, London. In June 2018 she completed her MA Painting at the Royal College of Art. Cecilia uses colour as a unifier across mediums of textiles, painting, sculpture, and installation. Her practice focuses on personal and social history, as explored through textiles of patterns and abstraction. Traditional materials and techniques provide focus on her creative life as a third-generation textile artist. Notion of time is central to the her work as a direct result of the time-consuming creative process, and the works themselves also indirectly evoke a sense of timelessness and ephemera.
www.ceciliacharlton.com | @ceciliacharlton
lives and works in London, she has just completed her MA at the Slade School of Fine Art and has recently been included in Material Instincts at Kaleidoscope Gallery, Picnic at Subsidiary projects and 31 Celsius at ASC Gallery. She is currently Artist in Residence at the Slade Summer School and last year she completed a residency with TFAC at the Griffin Gallery. Her work focuses on how we engage with and understand the world on a physical, material and bodily level, rather than through intangible notions of language and intellect. “I playfully explore the physical and aesthetic
qualities of certain materials through accumulation and repetition, resulting in work which hovers between painting, sculpture and site-specific installation. I’m interested in how art can be used as a non-verbal form expression, breaking down sensory and cultural hierarchies through a focus on the haptic.”
www.florencemytum.com | @florencemytum
was born in Farnborough, Hampshire. She studied at Kingston University London
2001-2004 and Royal College of Art London 2004-2006. Recent exhibitions include Deep End Echo, Sid Motion Gallery London 2018, Artist in Residence, Saatchi Art Lounge, during Frieze Week London 2017. Her work has been included in satellite exhibition Afternoon Tea at the 53rd Venice Biennale with WW Gallery London, RA Summer Exhibition London 2014 and Jerwood Drawing Prize London 2012. Joanne was shortlisted
for the Beers London Contemporary Visions exhibition 2018 and has received a number of Arts Council Grants for the Arts awards for temporary installations and research residencies. She regularly exhibits internationally and has a growing international collector base. Human habits and social behaviour inform an improvised process which combines collage, painting, and installation sometimes of a public nature and not limited to the environment of a gallery. She is interested in the cultural artefacts and experiences that are created for celebration, mourning, demonstration, worship or survival which allow us, for a brief moment, to journey psychologically within the joy, sadness, meditation and belief, and freedom or dependence of our fellow beings.
www.joannehummelnewell.com | @johummelnewell
is a London based artist. She was born in Krakow where she received her MA from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. In 2007 she completed Socrates-Erasmus at ArtEZ Institute of Fine Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands and was selected for 2018/2019 Turps Studio Progame. Her most recent exhibitions include Summer Show at The Concept Space and Marching Through The Fields with Warbling Collective. She exhibited at the ArtGemini Prize (Public Choice Award) and Arte Laguna Prize and was shortlisted for the RA Summer Exhibition, the Threadneedle Prize, National Open Competition and RCA Open Exhibition. Karolina uses bold colours, marks and shapes to create semi-fictional narratives. Her work investigates human nature through myth and ritual of the past and present. She is particularly interested in the experience of duality and applies this to both formal and contextual aspects of her practice.
www.karolinaalbricht.com | @karolinaalbricht
is based in coastal Sussex and works throughout the South East and London. She graduated in Fine Art Painting at The University of Brighton in 2008 and was recently accepted on the Correspondence Course at Turps Art School. Recent exhibitions include Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair Victoria House London 2018, Third Order Unit 3 Projects ASC Studios 2018 and winner of The Winter Salon Exhibition at Rye Creative Centre.
Themes within her practice explore the relationship between process, environment, scale and ambiguity of form through an abstract and instinctive language. Playful and often psychologically charged shapes examine concepts relating to repulsion, lure, conflict, and proximity. Primarily working on large canvases, she is also concerned with the environment surrounding the works and the conversations between them seeking to investigate the relationship between alternative curation and installation.
www.saradare.com | @sarawaldrondar

Rula Jones Brock: finalist at Critical Mass, Photolucida

Rula Jones Brock, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants, has been selected as a finalist in Critical Mass, Photolucida, with her series of photography and digital painting Self-Portrait as an Arab American. This series explores figureless figurations through the juxtaposition of iconic clothing from the Middle East and Americana. It is a personal commentary on multiculturalism, as well as a satire on stereotypes.

Photolucida is an arts nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon. Their mission is to provide platforms that expand, inspire, educate and connect the regional, national, and international photography community.

Part of Photolucida, Critical Mass is an annual online program that makes connections within the photography community. Photographers at any level, from anywhere in the world, submit a portfolio of 10 images. Through a pre-screening process, the field is narrowed to a group of 200 finalists who go on to have their work viewed and voted on by over 200 esteemed international photography professionals.

From the finalist group, the Top 50 are named and a series of awards are given. In the past, awards have included a monograph award, residency awards, solo show awards, and group show inclusion.

 

Karel Bata’s installation at Singapore Night Festival 2017

Karel Bata, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants, had his work on show at Singapore Night Festival 2017, which ran from the 18th – 26th August 2017. Bata’s installation, named The Tree That Blinked, was a series of digitally manipulated portraits projected into an old Banyan tree in which the artist triggers and explores the mystery and myths that form such a large part of our perception of woodlands.

The work moves and shifts as the leaves are blown in the wind, so facial expressions seem to change too as the faces appear to undergo transformations of age and identity. Blended with real movements in the face videos, and subtle morphs from face to face, this provides a compelling illuison of something alive within the tree, of spirits within. You can watch it here.

Every year the Singapore Night Festival features a theme, and previous editions have showcased international acts such as the spellbinding ‘Gardens of Angels’ by Theater Tol (2015), and the dazzling ‘Fuerzabruta’ by Ozono Producciones (2012), where an aerial dancer sprinkles confetti while gyrating to live music. The signature highlight of the festival surely must be the interactive light installations that turn the facades of the Singapore Art Museum and the National Museum of Singapore into ephemeral works of wonder. Night owls will enjoy the many events held late into the night at cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Singapore, the Peranakan Museum, Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore Art Museum, The Substation and more.

Source: visitsingapore.com

Derek Man wins Excellence Award at Canon Competition

A meeting of the New Cosmos of Photography 2018 (41st competition) Excellence Award Selection Committee was held at Canon Inc.’s Shimomaruko headquarters in Tokyo.

This year, applications were received from April 18 until June 13, and 7 Excellence Award winners and 12 Honorable Mention Award winners were selected from 1,992 entrants.

Excellence Award Winners include Artrooms Fair London 2019 applicant and former Artrooms Fair Roma selected artist Derek Man (selected by Hiraki Sawa); Song-Nian Ang (selected by Emilia van Lynden); Kyosuke Sasaki (selected by Kunie Sugiura); Susumu Okada (selected by Sandra Phillips); Masashi Beppu (selected by Takashi Yasumura); Shinichiro Uchikura (selected by Tomoko Sawada); Megumi Yamakoshi (selected by Noi Sawaragi).

The Excellent Award winners will be exhibiting their work at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum in November.

The New Cosmos of Photography is Canon’s cultural support project to discover, nurture, and support new photographers pursuing new possibilities in creative photographic expression. The annual contest, launched in 1991, has been open to the public regardless of the age or nationality of the contestant or the theme, the number, or format of entered works. As such, the contest encourages the creative activities that push the boundaries of photography’s potential and systematically assists and nurtures award winners by means of exhibitions and published collections of their winning works as well as publicity on the New Cosmos of Photography website.

With the support and cooperation of renowned photographers, videographers, artists, curators, and photo and art critics from Japan and around the world who have endorsed the contest’s objectives and have been involved in judging the contest, the New Cosmos of Photography has turned out a great number of outstanding photographers who are enjoying widespread success around the world. As a result, the contest has come to be regarded today as a gateway to success for new photographers.

(Source: global.canon/en/newcosmos/)