Ani Molnar Gallery, Budapest: RUN WITH ME

The Ani Molnar Gallery kindly invites you to the latest show and reception within the contemporary fine art exhibition series called Park Gallery:

RUN WITH ME – exhibition of LAJOS CSONTÓ

Opening: 2 April 2014, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Opening speech by: ATTILA HORÁNYI, art historian

Curator: ANNAMÁRIA MOLNÁR / Ani Molnár Gallery

Address: Park Gallery, MOM Park, first floor, entrance from Forum square, 1123 Budapest, Alkotás u. 53.

The exhibition is on view until 1 April 2015, daily from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (more…)

International Architectural Summer 2014 Workshop

International Architectural Summer 2014 Workshop to be held in Cyprus

We are in the delightful position to contact you regarding the above mentioned subject. We are representing a team of Young Architects who are currently in the process of organising an architectural workshop in the European island of Cyprus. The Founders of this workshop are Kleopatra Papapetrou, Architect, Cyprus and Stefani Kefala, Architect, Cyprus. We would be more than happy to collaborate with media partners who will help us promote this idea through notices, articles, promotion and any other advertising items. 

We have created an architectural workshop under the name "YArch-workshop", which derives from the words Young Architects – workshop. We are pleased to invite in our workshop architects, students, artists and designers from all over the world, as well as people from different expertise who are interested in architecture. YArch-workshop is programmed to be held in the summer of 2014 for two weeks.

People who will take part at the workshop will have the great opportunity to get familiar with all stages of implementing an architectural project in real-life, from design to construction in 1:1 scale. It presents a challenging framework consisting of design workshops, field trips and seminars, debates on theory and practice of new architectural ideas. We are going to organise an architectural competition prior to the workshop and anyone who wishes to participate can do so. The competition’s goal is for winning projects to be constructed during the workshop giving a great opportunity to Young Professionals to promote their work. The main aim of the workshop is the cooperation between lovers of architecture from different countries and schools, who will be working together and will have the opportunity to exchange views, ideas and experiences. (more…)

Krokus Gallery Bratislava: The Open Tents of Habima Fuchs – Meetings with Remarkable Women

The Open Tents of Habima Fuchs – Meetings with Remarkable Women 

Zuzana Blochová, Habima Fuchs, Brunhilde Groult, Kristína Chrasteková, Kris Lemsalu

Krokus is pleased to invite you to the group exhibition „The Open Tents of Habima Fuchs – Meetings with Remarkable Women“ with the participation of Zuzana Blochová, Habima Fuchs, Brunhilde Groult, Kristína Chrasteková and Kris Lemsalu. 

From the diary of Zuha de Marseille:

One day, while I was walking through the forests and meadows between the fox mountain and the valley of the moon, I came across a camp of sunlit tents on a green hill. The tents were open and their colourful sides waved gently in the wind. I was received with warm hospitality and saw visitors from all continents. In one tent I met five women. In a giant pot they were preparing a deliciously smelling meal for the visitors. (more…)

Center for Contemporary Arts Celje: POLITICS WITHIN

POLITICS WITHIN

Fokus Grupa, IC – 98, IRWIN, Borut Peterlin, Nives Sertić, Jonas Staal, Hito Steyerl

Curated by: Irena Borić

Borut Peterlin, Flower Power, photo serie, 2008-2013

Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, 17. 4. – 8. 6. 2014

Locations: Gallery of Contemporary Art and Likovni salon

"Meanwhile, with this programme, as with all programmes, you receive images and meanings which are arranged. I hope you will consider what I arrange, but be sceptical of it."

John Berger, Ways of Seeing

When John Berger made the Ways of Seeing, a BBC television series, back in 1972, he introduced a new set of ideas about meanings and the ideological framework of historically acknowledged artworks into the mainstream media discussion. He exposed possibilities of manipulation with the ways of seeing and interpreting art, as well as issues of value, commercial images and institutionalised misogyny. These ways of thinking contradicted the common understanding of art history in which art is seen solely through the categories of style, form and genre. By outlining the effects and consequences of representation, Berger recognized the political as already inherited within the art field, and it is precisely this that makes his contribution so relevant today. (more…)

Aiurart, Bucharest: MOMENTUM 2

MOMENTUM 2

Artists: Michele Bressan, Irina Botea, Irina Broboană, Cătălin Burcea, Mario Ionescu, Flavia Lupu, Delia Popa, Marilena Preda Sânc, Valeriu Șchiau, Roxana Trestioreanu, Mihai Zgondoiu. Special invited French artist: Veronique Sapin. 

Curator: Olivia Nițiș

April 24th to May 14th, 2014 | Aiurart Contemporary Art Space | 21 Lirei, Bucharest

Project coordination: Oana Băluță and Olivia Nițiș (more…)

ICA, Sofia: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Artworks from the collection of Slava Nakovska and Nedko Solakov

 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

March 8th – April 19th 2014

Opening – Friday, March 7th, 6 pm

The exhibition International Women's Day is the first public showing of parts of the art collection of Slava Nakovska and Nedko Solakov. The part presented in the show includes works by 33 female artists from Bulgaria and 20 other countries. It is a special selection for March 8th – the International Day of the Working Woman, which is celebrated for more than 100 years all over the world. (more…)

INDA Gallery: Come with me

COME WITH ME

20. march 2014. – 18. april 2014.

Come With Me, 2014

CSONTÓ, LAJOS

Lajos Csontó's works are based on a simple observation: "Behind the everyday facade of the world there is another, hidden world." The exhibition shows us a glimpse of this world, with its title, COME WITH ME, appearing as a large, central piece of the exhibition, and inviting the visitors to take a walk in this "other world". The black, prominently shining letters demand our attention, like the contemporary artists who strive for newer and newer exhibitions, often above everything else, without having any message at all – according to the artist's critical explanation of this work. (more…)

DOX, Prague: OVER THE LINE – One way return ticket

OVER THE LINE – One way return ticket

11. 4. – 30. 6. 2014

The extensive art project entitled OVER THE LINE – One way return ticket deals with the effectiveness of an art college education. It is based on the six-year tradition of BELOW THE LINE exhibitions that presented unsuccessful public art college applicants without any sort of institutional selection. The BELOW THE LINE project was thus an open platform for the work of each artist to without restriction. The OVER THE LINE – One way return ticket takes this idea and develops it further. It works with artists who participated in at least one BELOW THE LINE exhibition, but subsequently were accepted to an art college, and are either still studying or are fresh graduates.

The exhibition’s goal is not to present a homogenous analysis of issues involving post-secondary art education, but to shed light on this area via the work of several specific artists and their work. (more…)

Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Tallinn: Josephine Pryde – Knickers

Josephine Pryde

18.04. – 24.05.2014

Opening 17.04.2014 7pm

Mezzanin Gallery: Tools &Accessoires

Katrin Plavcak

Tools &Accessoires

19.03-19.04.2014

About walking and visual aids

7 fragments on Katrin Plavcak’s exhibitions Tools & Accessoires

1. Helping shape the ATTITUDE towards painting in the own work – that is what Katrin Plavcak’s art is about. In her exhibition “Tools & Accessoires” this means, among other things, that she addresses the relationship between sensory perception, aesthetic production and pictorial space. Namely, the pictorial space for Plavcak hardly presents itself as perspective, thus, illusionistic, but rather varied, often put together out of different two dimensional, sometimes distorted and “wavy” levels. For the perception of these images this means that a “flat vision” then assembles these plateaus into the (anti-) space grammar presented in the image. (more…)

, Graz: MEASURES OF SAVING THE WORLD

>> MEASURES OF SAVING THE WORLD _

PART 5

Opening of the exhibition: 

on Friday, March 14, 2014, 9 pm 

Opening statement by Christian Kozina, Economy for the Common Good Styria

The exhibition is open on that day from 6 pm to until at least 1 am in the night.

Participating artists: Hannah Brackston, Catherine Grau / Zoe Kreye, Polonca Lovšin, Ralo Mayer, RESANITA, Kamen Stoyanov

Curated by: Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer (more…)

TATHĀGATA @ Lateral ArtSpace, Cluj

TATHĀGATA 

DRAGOȘ BĂDIȚĂ

Vernisaj: 11 Aprilie 2014, ora 19

Video, 40 min

The film is a meditative essay composed of moments filmed in 2012: a day and a night spent around the lake called The Blue Lagoon. 

"Tathāgata" is a Sanskrit word which means "arriving at that"; "that" meaning being as such, the existence emptied of attributes and mental projections. The film is an attempt to arrive there, caused by the strange and sad encounter with a silent boy and by the terrifying night spent in the whistling wind and delusions.

"Tathāgata" is part of the exhibition "Disenchantment Day" organized by Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest.

Lateral Art Space 

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Fabrica de Pensule 

Henri Barbusse 59-61

Cluj-Napoca, România

Salonul de proiecte: Disenchantment Day

Disenchantment Day

Artists: Dragoș Bădiță, Daniel Djamo, Florin Flueraș and Alina Popa, Monotremu, [Perplex], Sillyconductor

Exhibition opening: Thursday, 20 February, 19.00

Launch of the Unsorcery method – Florin Flueraș and Alina Popa: 19.30

Sound performance Sillyconductor: 20.30

20 February – 13 April 2014 

Salonul de proiecte announces the opening of its third season of exhibitions resulting from the open call addressed to artists based in Romania and at the beginning of their careers. In previous years, twenty-nine projects have been produced, and artists Anetta Mona Chișa & Lucia Tkáčová, Aurelia Mihai, and Ciprian Mureșan have been involved in the selection process. This season, Salonul de proiecte continues to open up to the international art scene, having invited Dutch artist Nicoline van Harskamp, to select the projects featured in the present exhibition. (more…)

Secession, Vienna: Heinrich Dunst – Little Warsaw – Kerstin von Gabain

HEINRICH DUNST 

DA

April 11 – June 8, 2014 

Press conference: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10 a.m. 

Opening: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7 p.m. 

The Austrian artist Heinrich Dunst creates spatial interventions and performances that navigate the gap between what can be seen and what can be said, the untranslatability of one form into another, and the contextual nature of spatial presentations. 

For his show at the Secession, Dunst develops a new installation. Its organizing principle is a wall cutting diagonally across the gallery on which hypertext is inscribed. Various media fragments—letters cut from pink foam material, monochrome pictures, defamiliarized everyday objects, an Ottoman miniature painting, and photocopies revolving around the theme of the hand—are the elements from which he constructs a non-hierarchical visual field. A central motif in his art is the deictic act and the question it raises of the interface between embodiment and representation. (more…)

acb Gallery: Double Vision

acb Gallery

Péter Szalay: Double Vision

curated by: Zsuzska Kozák

vernissage: Thursday,17 April 2014, 7-9pm

A solo exhibition by Péter Szalay is presented at the acb Gallery for the second time. Double Vision can be regarded as a continuation of Szalay’s 2013 show entitled Residual Value. His work at the time reflected on the renovation of the gallery, turning the debris created during the construction process into artwork. The installations, the ironically stylized and polished small sculptures inspired by porcelain figurines featured at the present exhibition Double Vision hold a mirror to the new, “trendy and sterile” gallery space. (more…)

Apel Gallery: Gamze Taşdan -No Big Deal!

Gamze Taşdan 

“No Big Deal!”

 May 8th – June 5th 2014

The works in Gamze Taşdan’s first solo exhibition “No Big Deal!” take as their starting point states of womanhood, gender, and traditional culture in Turkish cinema. In her works, by exaggerating linguistic and visual elements that subordinate women, or by deconstructing and reconstructing these, she changes stories whose endings are written by men. The artist especially draws inspiration from movies of the 1980s.

During that period, on the one hand were films with social content which were influenced by feminism yet ended with women surrendering to the male-dominated system; and on the other hand were popular examples in which enticing yet unattainable women in bikinis were chased by macho men. Through these films, the 1980s is an era which reflects a view that continues to hold sway today. In a society in which many women act as if they have a free life yet are constantly forced to deny what they are, what they experience, and their wishes and desires, Taşdan renders this situation visible and thus creates a discursive space of freedom. The artist, who sometimes uses her own face and body as images, draws the attention with her mocking attitude.

Club Electroputere Craiova: Haunting Monumentality II

Haunting Monumentality II 

-The impossibility of the collective-

Artists: Mihuţ Boşcu Kafchin, Igor and Ivan Buharov, Csaba Kis Róka, Svätopluk Mikyta, Beatrix Szörényi, Ádám Ulbert

curator: Áron Fenyvesi

11.04 – 24.05 2014

Opening Friday, April 11, 7 pm

Club Electroputere Craiova 

56 Calea București

Haunting Monumentality was a group exhibition which premiered in Galeria Plan B, Berlin in 2012. Since its first edition it emerged to become a long-term curatorial research project, or at least a circle, rather than a saga of exhibitions, now coming to its second stage of evolution in Club Electroputere, Craiova. The first exhibition examined the relation of contemporary object-based conceptual art practices and monumentality and tackled different forms of documentarism which first seemed to be revolutionary tools, but as years passed by, they simply became prisoners of the didacticism of white cubes. The second edition summarises and synthesizes the outcomes of the first, but walks even more towards the edge of the razor. (more…)

Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest: MERIDIAN

Tuesday, 15th of April 2014, at 07:30 p.m. will take place at ANAID ART GALLERY the opening of the exhibition "Meridian" signed by Kyle Fitzpatrick, curator Diana Dochia. The exhibition "Meridian" is part of a series of events 10 years of contemporary art at Anaid Art Gallery 2004 – 2014. The persons who are found of contemporary art will be able to visit de exhibition during 15th of April 2014 – 10th of May 2014. (more…)

All those who praise work are wrong | Gabriel Stoian @ ALERT studio (White Code)

Gabriel Stoian @ ALERT studio (White Code)

Opening: Tuesday, April 15th, 7:00 PM.

ALL THOSE WHO PRAISE WORK ARE WRONG

(A project about absence of meaning in today’s active performance) 

The concept is a reaction towards the absence of meaning, fake motivation and the lack of choice regarding the relation between the contemporary individual and his working environment.

More and more people refuse to think for themselves, they are no longer in control of their ideas; they simply act as puppets in a society which is increasingly led by artificial intelligence. The lack of choice for a desired profession, activity, is due to the addiction for speed and the growth of mass production. Mass production mentality equals massive damage to the individual imagination, identity, creative desires and cultural values. ”During our team meetings we were reminded clearly how much "autonomy" did the employees actually had. We could not decide anything about the production process in which we participated directly. All major decisions were communicated to us by our leaders, people that come from the stratospheric level of the company, it was like receiving a portion of food that you didn’t order but you had to eat anyhow. (more…)

Art Market Budapest launches ART PHOTO BUDAPEST in 2014

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