Summer Exhibition at The Feminist Library

The Feminist Library is a large collection of Women’s Liberation Movement literature based in London, and it will be presenting their summer exhibition, mirroring the referencing system used within the archive. Both the Library and the exhibition aim to represent the broad spectrum of issues women experience instead of forcing everything into the “Woman section” as we see in classic institutions.

The 15 participating artists include Tanya Maheshwari, Megan Jordan, Daiane Madeiros, Georgina Hadgood, Lorna Harrington, Olivia Hancock, Stacey Sinclair, Shannon Bono, Joanne Newman, Liz Blum, Laura Onions, Rose Gallivan, Cecilia Bianchini, Daria Baiocchi and Syeda Alishba, who has recently been announced as a Guest Artist for Artrooms Fair London 2019.

The exhibition will run from the 20th – 24th August 2018, from 11am to 6pm at 310 New Cross Road, SE14 6AF.

Nearest stations are New Cross Gate and New Cross for Rail or Overground.

 

Artrooms Fair opens its doors in Korea

After London and Rome, the Artrooms Fairs open a new edition in Seoul, South Korea, from the 26th to the 28th of October 2018. The fair will be organised in collaboration with IACO Korea and will take place at the Riviera Hotel, in the very famous area of the Gangnam District.
What makes this fair so interesting is the diversity of the artists and their work. Away from the daunting walls of the wh
ite cube ideology of the gallery space, both visitors and artists feel more comfortable in engaging with one another, which enables artists to not only sell their work but to share their vision and practice in a very distinctive way.
Artists go through a very hard selection process and each year they face a different Selection Committee, whose members are experts of the Industry, comprising some of the most relevant names in the art world. These have included in the past editions Sotheby’s S2 Gallery Director Fru Tholstrup, Palazzo Strozzi’s Director Arturo Galansino, Star-Architect Marco Piva, Christies’ Victoria Wolcough and Tabish Khan from The Londonist, just to name a few.
Less than 100 out of approx. 2000 artists pass the selections, turning the Artrooms Fair into an hunting ground for art galleries, curators, and collectors to interact in an intimate setting and discover new trends and unrepresented talented artists.

Since this year, the Organisers have been launching a new Gallery Affiliation Programme offering art galleries the opportunity to liaise to a new network and scout for artists; among new affiliated Contini Contemporary, Mucciaccia Contemporary, Ransom Art and Bel Air Fine Art, 11[HellHeaven] Art Gallery, Ufofabrik, Zari Gallery. For the new editions, Artrooms Fairs will also open to Cultural Partners, in volving Museums and Foundations to give artists new exciting opportunities. The fair is unique in its kind: “One room at no cost to the artist”.
It is set on 4-star luxury hotels where every room is turned into an exhibition space, and it is also the only fair inviting independent artists to exhibit and sell their works without paying a fee. The venues are the Meliá White House in London, The Church Palace in Rome and the Riviera Hotel in Seoul.

The Artrooms Fairs offer an extraordinary platform to support and nurture the artist’s career and an extensive programme to all visitors, with workshops, interviews such as “In bed with the artists”, the Focus on Section dedicated to a Country, Art Projects and installations, Sculpture Park and Video Art.
For further information, visit http://www.artroomsfairs.com/

Artrooms Fairs shows
Seoul, October 26 -28, 2018
London, January 11-13, 2019
Roma, Coming soon
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Michelangelo Galliani: Rebus Vitæ by Contini Contemporary

La mostra Rebus Vitæ che anima l’edizione della Versiliana mette in scena il teatro della vita secondo la visione dello scultore emiliano Michelangelo Galliani che tratteggia così un nuovo inedito capitolo della sua creatività. Si tratta di 5 opere inedite in marmo di Carrara che l’artista ha realizzato nel 2018 e presenta per la prima volta al pubblico durante il ricco calendario di eventi culturali della rassegna di Marina di Pietrasanta.

Il concetto da cui parte l’autore riprende il senso dell’esperienza personale e si trasforma in metafora generale, lasciando allo spettatore il compite di sciogliere il rebus che si forma dall’unione delle sculture, ciascuna letta con un significato particolare che, tuttavia, nel contesto stabilisce un tema collettivo. Nata dalla collaborazione fra la Fondazione Versiliana diretta da Massimiliano Simone e dalla Galleria Contini Contemporary di Londra, che gestisce in esclusiva l’opera di Michelangelo Galliani, l’iniziativa riporta al centro del palcoscenico della scultura italiana uno dei suoi più rappresentativi maestri, impegnato da vent’anni in un’indagine accurata sul rinnovamento del linguaggio scultoreo. Anche in virtù di questo motivo la mostra è presentata da Flavio Arensi, lo studioso milanese direttore degli spazi espositivi della città di Legnano, che da anni s’interessa della scultura attraverso una serie di mostre ormai storiche, come quelle dedicate al genio di Auguste Rodin.

Per Galliani la scultura è un corpo a corpo con la materia, dal quale si ricavano i motivi linguistici per un racconto che ha come fulcro l’indagine sull’uomo. Per questa mostra personale, che sancisce un nuovo motivo creativo, l’artista mescola suggestioni nate dallo studio della storia dell’arte a nuove opere di carattere intimo e personale, in un gioco fatto di allusioni e silenzi capaci di portare l’osservatore all’interno di un viaggio misterioso, come appunto quello dei rebus. Il rebus è un gioco enigmistico classico consistente in una vignetta che il solutore deve interpretare per ricavarne una frase risolutiva. L’etimologia del nome “rebus” è incerta, ma si fa comunemente risalire all’ablativo latino di res (= cosa), a suggerire che la frase è espressa con le cose, ossia con gli oggetti presenti nella vignetta. La parola “rebus” è anche metafora di una situazione intricata e di difficile interpretazione.

Nota biografica
Michelangelo Galliani è nato nel 1975 a Montecchio Emilia, Reggio Emilia.
Inizia a lavorare come scultore molto giovane. Frequenta prima l’Istituto d’Arte Paolo Toschi di Parma con indirizzo Scenotecnica, si specializza poi all’Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro di Palazzo Spinelli a Firenze e si diploma infine all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara con indirizzo Scultura. Attualmente oltre al suo lavoro di scultore è docente di “Tecniche del Marmo e delle Pietre dure” presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino. Vincitore di numerosi premi tra cui: Premio Fabbri 2006/2007; Premio San Fedele 2006; Premio Termoli 2004; Premio Vasto 2002; Premio di Scultura Mater Domini 2002; Premio internazionale di Scultura della Regione Piemonte 2001. E’ stato finalista anche al Premio Cairo 2001 e 2007.

 

 

Location
La mostra si svolgerà nell’incantevole cornice della Versiliana, ad un passo dalle assolate spiagge di Marina di Pietrasanta. La Versiliana con la sua Villa che fu dimora dannunziana, i suoi viali ed il suo grande teatro all’aperto ospita da ben 39 edizioni ospita l’omonimo festival che ogni anno accoglie migliaia di visitatori.
Sotto la direzione artistica di Massimiliano Simoni, il festival della Versiliana proporrà da luglio a fine agosto due mesi ininterrotti di eventi tra concerti, grandi show, spettacoli di prosa e danza con le più importanti compagnie internazionali, musical, attività per bambini ed i celebri “Incontri al Caffè della Versiliana”, fiore all’occhiello della cultura in Versilia.

MICHELANGELO GALLIANI. Rebus Vitæ
Marina di Pietrasanta, Villa la Versiliana 14 Luglio – 2 Settembre 2018

a cura di Flavio Arensi
Orari: da lunedi a domenica, 17:00 – 24:00
Ingresso libero
In occasione della mostra verrà pubblicato un catalogo
Informazioni: tel. +39 0584 265757 info@versilianafestival.it
info@continicontemporary.com Siti Internet: www.versilianafestival.it
www.continicontemporary.com
Ufficio stampa: Valentina Pierotti – ufficiostampa@versilianafestival.it

Lorenzo Quinn presents VOLARE

After the success of “Support” that attracted so much interest in the public of the 57th Venice Biennale, Lorenzo Quinn returns to Venice with two works that will embrace the Grand Canal again from July to November:
“La Forza della Natura” (The Force of Nature) and “Volare” (Flying).
The first will be positioned exactly where the gigantic hands of “Support” had been installed last year, in front of the historic Rialto fish market; the second, “Volare”, will be located in the picturesque setting of the water gate of the Centurion Palace (near the Basilica della Salute).

The two artworks will symbolically open and close an unprecedented artistic path along this historic stretch of the Grand Canal.
Lorenzo Quinn (Rome, 1966), internationally renowned artist and son of the famous actor Anthony, boasts a special relationship with the lagoon city: both the late mother and his wife are Venetian.

A destiny that thus binds the artist to Venice and which is reflected in his works through suggestions of beauty, delicacy and fragility.

Lorenzo Quinn has worked for years with the Halcyon Gallery in London and on this occasion decided to display the two new works with and thanks to the collaboration of Cristian Contini (Contini Contemporary) and Massimiliano Bugno (Bugno Art Gallery).
Both “Volare” and “La Forza della Natura” will be exhibited from July until the end of November.

Contini Contemporary: info@continicontemporary.com

Read here the Italian Press Release

LUX- a refreshing collaborative exhibition

Zari Gallery is proud to announce the opening of Lux, a collection of photographs and abstract paintings by artists E. Bee Bantug, Laura Benneton & Irena Iris Willard. This exhibition is an affirmation of freedom, of life as a complex, yet simplistic entity and the dance of light in darkness.

Lux will be held at Zari Gallery from 2nd to 20th July 2018

E. Bee Bantug: Completely self-taught, E. Bee Bantug has been creating images with her camera since the 1980’s. The current character and state of her art, a creative evolution only since 2013, follows a trajectory along her accelerating kinship with, and fascination about, life’s unknowable mysteries. In this journey, she identifies rather keenly with the spirit of an emerging artist, experiencing a desire to be both a teacher wishing to share a nuanced new point of view and a student avidly in hot pursuit to create and experiment.

Irena Iris Willard: Irena presents an eerily timeless approach in her photography. She homes in with her use of double exposure, and she is able connect the viewer to the seen and unseen. Irena, an autodidact photographer, began to present her photography after the terrorist attacks in Paris. One can see that her attention towards light, is a form of freedom and rebellion; a true testament to her artistic truth, “Paris will always be the City of Light”.

Laura Benneton: Laura is an Italian artist based in London, who paints explosive abstract works. There seems to be a ‘shattered’ look to many of her paintings, as if shards of colour float above the surface of the canvas. Benneton has beautifully encompassed the richness of palette and abstract themes of inspiration; creating visually arresting and strikingly unique pieces.

Benneton, Willard & Bantug create a refreshing and empowering approach to the artistic culture, all the while empowering their fellow woman and positively reinforcing change to the way art is interpreted.
Zari Gallery invites you to bear witness to this exciting exhibition, Lux

Private View: 5th July, 6.30-8.30 pm
RSVP: events@zarigallery.co.uk

Zari Gallery
3 Newman Street, London, W1T 3EJ
T: 0207 580 7759
W: zarigallery.co.uk
E: info@zarigallery.co.uk

Liu Bolin – Vanishing Point Exhibition in London

BAFA Contemporary is proud to present its major summer exhibition, Liu Bolin: Vanishing Point, the world renowned Chinese artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK.
Showcasing previously unseen photographic works, Vanishing Point explores Bolin’s signature method of using complicated and precise hand-painted camouflage to blend into painted backdrops, whilst continuing to raise questions about visibility, concealment, consumerism and the environment.
Evolving from his acclaimed series at Art Basel, Bolin’s latest work engages the viewer by allowing them to distinguish him amongst several vivid backgrounds; including beer cans, English bank notes and coins. Recognised as one of the most imaginative and engaging artists in the world of performance art, Bolin continues to push boundaries by incorporating others into the picture. Last year, the artist enlisted twenty homeless people to feature alongside him in order to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness in his home country.

Liu Bolin was born in 1973 in Shadong, China and studied at the at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Emerging with a number of prominent of artists reacting against China’s Cultural Revolution, Bolin’s work, like many of his contemporaries, engaged with the social concerns and struggles present in his country.
Seeking out global locations to stage his performative installations, Bolin became an internationally recognised artist and his work has been displayed in numerous museums and galleries including The Louvre. In 2013, he delivered a TED talk about the social and political issues his artwork aims to explore which received over one million views, and in 2016, he collaborated with renowned photographer Annie Leibowitz for Moncler’s Spring/Summer campaign shot in Iceland. Bolin has paired up with Ruinart for Art Basel in 2018, where he will display eight fascinating works.

 

Liu Bolin
Vanishing Point Private View 6-8pm 19 June
attended by the artist
Exhibition continues 20 June – 15 September 2018
BAFA Contemporary, 105 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 1DN
@belairfineart | www.belairfineart.com | @liubolin

 

Workshop at the V&A with Kristina Chan

Kristina Chan, one of Artrooms Fair London 2018 and Artrooms Fair Roma 2018 selected artists, has just recently announced she will be teaching a 2 Day workshop at the V&A Museum in July!
In this two day workshop she will present her unique technique of laser etchings on wood.  Go and be inspired by the incredible archives of the V&A and create your own piece of art to take home!

The Process: Laser-etched woodcuts
These incredibly detailed woodcuts utilise the pinpoint precision of lasercutting to ‘etch’ a plate with photographic precision. These plates are then inked in the traditional intaglio style of “a La poupee”, which means “as a doll.” It is a technique that applies multiple colours of ink onto the plate simultaneously, which is then printed in a single pull. The application of colour provides a variable unique yet reproducible substrate: both plate and print, multiple and singular. The application of the mechanical and analogue processes creates a two-dimensional collision between the traditional and contemporary that is integral to my practice. The resulting works are both plate and print, works made in relief, carved as woodcuts, digitally engraved as if photographic negatives and inked to create the “developed” or positive image.

Book your tickets here.

Fridays 6 & 13 July
10:30am-17:00pm

V&A Museum
Cromwell Rd,
Knightsbridge
London SW7 2RL

 

 

Triumvirate a refreshing collaborative exhibition by Teresa Rubio, Carlos Vivar & Renatta

Zari Gallery is proud to announce the opening of its latest exhibition Triumvirate, a series of paintings from artists Teresa Rubio, Carlos Vivar & Renatta. This is poetic, innovative and eclectic amalgamation of Art from the western and southern hemispheres and will be hosted from Monday 4th June to Friday 15th June 2018.

Teresa Rubio reflects her search for inner silence, a quest for expressing inner experiences of
wonder, peace and joy. It is to be found in her contemplative paintings of power and gentle
beauty. In colour, tone, composition and form her images reveal great artistic skill and aesthetic
pleasure. These silent images speak a language of their own but nevertheless one that can be
shared.

Carlos Vivar manages to embody a very strange combination of passion and sweetness, fiction and symbolism, happiness and metaphor. His artwork can be compared to an array of coloured light beams with a mixture of soil and sand melting in a texture full of emotions. Fusions of light, harmony and figurative style provoke mild palpitations. His creations are irresponsibly mature and with a profound taste of enjoyment. Carlos Vivar is different, self-taught, figurative and with a mixed technique that captives and transcends the conventional.

Renatta echoes a multitude of influences and personal journeys. One sees aboriginal themes brought to life through colour and, the re-emergence of pop-art teamed with a strong geometric backbone. Her work is intrusively bold and yet, serenely, depicts love, frustration, euphoria and joy. Specialising in the use of acrylic and pencil one sees a positive future for the artist.
Together, the art work of Rubio, Vivar and Renatta creates a soul-enriching, welcoming and explorative narrative; the works address the struggle of man through his culture, socio-political, spiritual and physical quest for serenity.
With broad brushes of desire and sporadic splatters of paint, shifting paradigms and evoking a myriad of experiences and emotions, Zari Gallery invites you to bear witness to this atmospheric exhibition, Triumvirate.
Zari Gallery
3 Newman Street, London, W1T 3EJ
T: 0207 580 7759
W: zarigallery.co.uk
E: info@zarigallery.co.uk

Beyond Boundaries: The Journey of Indian Art from Bengal School to Contemporary

Beyond Boundaries: The Journey of Indian Art from Bengal School to contemporary
PRESS NIGHT & PRIVATE VIEWING:
Thursday 10th May, 6pm – 9pm
Le Dame Art Gallery, Meliá White House, 1 Albany Street, London NW1 3UP

 

Le Dame Art Gallery and Abundant Art Gallery are proud to present Beyond Boundaries: The Journey of Indian Art from Bengal School to contemporary. This is a unique opportunity to experience afresh the flavour of Indian contemporary art and its present trends.

Beyond Boundaries show cases fifteen artists who represent not only the unbroken heritage of Indian art dating back to Mughal miniatures but also how India is responding to more global ideas in the post-modern sense.

Our selection of artists represents the widest possible form of expressions and creativity. They exhibit a vast horizon depicting reimagining of the Bengal school in Mohi Paul’s works to the abstract explorations of inner emotions by Shad Fatima. They showcase an element of sensibility, which is embedded in Indian culture and heritage with the signs of co-travelling with world art at large. Our artists play a variety of media including watercolour wash technique, acrylic and oil. There are traditional Indian motifs, mythical and historical contents as well as articulations of the artists’ inner journeys. It’s like a grand old man with a distinct cultural root stepping out into a new world full of new possibilities and potentials.

Indian Art has travelled a long way since the introduction of western methods by the British in the 19th century. British colonial rule added another important influence on art in India and led to a fusion of styles and techniques. In the early 20th century Indian identity and heritage reasserted itself with the emergence of the Bengal School of Art. With the active encouragement of British art teacher E.B. Havell (1861- 1934) Indian artists in Calcutta adopted traditional Indian ways of painting notably Mughal miniature style or folk styles such as “Kalighat”. They used indigenous techniques such as the wash method. This led to a debate about what Indian art should aim for? Historicity or embrace all international trends to reflect modern thought. Luckily contemporary Indian art has struck a balance between the two and coursed a journey which is much more reflective of India and her current position and context in the world. We see a more confident contemporary art in India today, which is distinctively Indian, yet at the same time embraces elements of global art trends.

Available AR images here.

For any press-related enquiries please contact:
Cristina Cellini
contact@ledameartgallery.com

Private View RSVP:
contact@ledameartgallery.com

Katherine Filice at Fun House: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic and Bizarre 2018

This past March, Executive Director of Barrett Art Center Joanna Frang notified Katherine Filice, one of Artrooms Fair London 2018’s selected artists, as selected for Fun House: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic and Bizarre 2018 exhibition, stating “distinguished jurors, Danijela Purssey and Istvan Banyai, have thoughtfully and carefully selected 75 works from a total of 960 entries from 229 artists“.

Filice’s selected works for the exhibition are Heal and Resigned, both pen and ink on paper and produced in 2017. These works have also been showcased at Artrooms Fair London 2018 this past January.

Fun House 2018 will be open from Saturday the 12th May through Saturday the 23rd June 2018 in the galleries of Barrett Art Center’s historic 1840’s townhouse, located at 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. An opening reception will be held on the 12th May from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Jurors’ Prizes will be announced at 5:00 p.m.

Opening Hours are Wed-Fri, 10am-3pm and Sat, 12pm – 3pm during exhibitions.