Videoholica – international video art festival 2014

videoholica international video art festival 2014

PROGRAM

01.08. friday

01.08/21.00

Primorski Swimming Complex – Varna, Coastal Alley, South Beach

OPENING

1/7 / Program of competition / Duration: 46 min. (more…)

Bucharest Biennale 6: Brief Final Report

BUCHAREST BIENNALE 6

Apprehension. Understanding Through Fear of Understanding

May 23rd – July 24nd 2014

Thursday, July 24h 2014, BUCHAREST BIENNALE 6 – Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art – curated by Gergő Horváth, entitled "Apprehension. Understanding Through Fear of Understanding", has closed after more than 8 weeks, during  which it has enjoyed an unprecedented success for a Romanian contemporary art event. 

BUCHAREST BIENNALE has gained throughout the years an international reputation and its last edition has expressed the potential for development of this type of artistic event. 

BB6 has been composed of the main exhibition curated by Gergő Horváth (b. 1993) with 19 participating artists from 12 countries, 22 artworks, 9 works being produced especially for the biennial. BB6 had more then 20 parallel and 5 connected events. In the frame of the BB6, the curator generated every week "Expose Practice" a weekly series of talks where the participating artists in Bucharest Biennale 6 where invited to discuss their practice, research methodologies and thinking in an informal setting. (more…)

Vernon Gallery, Prague: Derivatives

Miłosz Flis

Derivatives

29. 7. – 30. 8. 2014

Gallery Vernon, Janáčkovo nábřeží 21, Prague 5

My objects are an intuitive way to tell what could go wrong

Gallery Vernon and Galeria Miejska presents a solo exhibition by young Polish artist Miłosz Flis that shows his paintings, sculptures and objects experimenting with a form, meaning and cultural context. Intuitive, visionary and playful at the same time might be the synonyms for Flis`s art.

Milosz Flis was born in 1986 in Lublin, Poland, and has graduated in 2012 at the studio of prof. Janusz Kucharski at the Sculpture Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. He deals with sculpture, painting, graphics and computer graphics based on both formal and technological experiments. He is interested in abstraction as well as figurative art. He has held three individual exhibition in Wroclaw and participated on group exhibitions at different location of Poland. (more…)

MSU, Zagreb: William Anthony – Perfect Imperfections

NO Gallery, 24 July – 26 August 2014

William Anthony – Perfect Imperfections

Very few artists take advantage of mistakes in the drawing technique as the starting point for their entire work. This is precisely why the work of William Anthony, a New York-based artist of Croatian origin, is interesting and stimulating. How did it all begin? Teaching drawing in an art school led him to build his own artistic expression. For educational purposes, he tried to demonstrate and point to beginners’ mistakes in painting to his students by deliberately exaggerating. Wanting to show how not to draw, he used irregular, grotesque, over-dimensional and disproportionate human figures. He described the result of such a didactic method in his book A New Approach to Figure Painting, published in the mid-1960s. However, through the use of irony and parody in the first steps in painting a human body he soon noticed a certain aesthetics and embraced such a satirical treatment, turning it into a new painting style which he consistently maintained throughout fifty years of continuous work. (more…)

Ioana Ciolacu – Hunters, Spring/Summer 2015

Ioana Ciolacu, Romanian designer and winner of the fashion talent award “Designer for Tomorrow 2013“ by Peek & Cloppenburg Düsseldorf and its online shop Fashion ID, presented her new Spring/Summer 2015 collection, entitled “Hunters”, at her first own catwalk show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. 

The idea of the collection, conceptually entitled HUNTERS, revolves around the unpredictable and inter-changing relationship between the hunter and the prey. Contrasting elements such as love vs. war or power vs. weakness come to life both in the human society and in the wilderness. This is precisely the notion encompassed by the 25 outfits showcased and evoked through color, fabric use, silhouette, prints, technology. (more…)

Victoria Art Center: STARTPOINT PRIZE ROMANIA

Victoria Art Center invites you to the opening of the exhibition STARTPOINT PRIZE ROMANIA on Thursday, 24th of July 2014.

The Exhibition StartPoint Prize held at Victoria Art Center presents a selection of the best projects of graduates from different art universities in Romania. A designated jury will choose the participant to the international contest that will take place in Prague at The Center for Contemporay Art DOX. (more…)

PLATFORM X: OPEN CALL for young interactive and new media artists in Bucharest, Romania

PLATFORM X > OPEN CALL for young interactive and new media artists in Bucharest, Romania

Preparatory to the 9th edition of the eXplore Dance Festival – Bucharest International Contemporary Dance and Performance Festival, Romania’s main dance and performance event, 4Culture Association in co-production with Tangaj Dance kick start Platform X – a residency program dedicated to the new generation of interactive artists across Europe that supports the research and the production of interactive, new and trans-media projects.

Seeking to express a critical understanding of technology, the X Platform program is open to young visual artists who are concerned with the syncretism between artistic genres, with a main focus on digital projects and interdisciplinary installations. The creative platform’s hot-spot is the technological invasion in contemporary art. Biotechnology, genetic engineering and molecular robotics, somatic exploration of light, sound or other technological mechanisms are speculated in the context of immersive video-art installations, which may or may not have performative value. (more…)

rotor, Graz: Performanceserie

Performanceserie

>>     KNIHT by GRÜBELPRODUCTIONS

NEXT PERFORMANCE:

Part 4: Thursday, 17th of July, 4 pm, Duration: 30 min. 

at < rotor >, Volksgartenstraße 6a, 8020 Graz

Episodes of this Performanceserie will take place on a regular basis in the frame of the current exhibition The Artists are present.

Additional dates: (more…)

rotor, Graz: BLACK SEA CALLING on tour

Exhibition Plovdiv 2014

at Art Today Association

We cordially invite you to the presentation of the exhibiton BLACK SEA CALLING

on Friday, July 11, 2014, 6 pm

at Art Today Association, Center for Contemporary Art – The Ancient Bath

Bul. 6-ti Septemvri 179, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

with works by

Dan Acostioaei, Yeşim Ağaoğlu, Ilgen Arzik, Michael Aschauer, Mher Azatyan, Catrin Bolt, Gabriele Edlbauer, Markus Hahn, Michael Hieslmair / Michael Zinganel, Karl Karner / Linda Samaraweerová, Konstantine Kitiashvili / Group Bouillon, Katharina Lackner, Paran Pour, Alexandru Raevschi, Christoph Schwarz, Vasili Subbotin, Veronika Tzekova, Gamlet Zinkovsky (more…)

tranzit. ro/ Cluj: KEEP IN MIND THE POOR

tranzit. ro/ Cluj presents the project

KEEP IN MIND THE POOR

by Laurențiu Ridichie

In the new project ― Street, we negotiate; city, we reinstitute ― developed by tranzit. ro/ Cluj, the artist-activist Laurențiu Ridichie, will display inside the windows of the building on Brassai Samuel street works that address social and political issues, both at the local and global level. He will post weekly inside the 4 windows of the building drawings (170 x 75 mm) which, until now, were circulating exclusively on facebook. (more…)

SARIEV Gallery, Plovdiv: Vikenti Komitski – Commodities Unplugged

Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv presents:

Vikenti Komitski

Commodities Unplugged

Solo Show

Curator: Walter Seidl

July 12 – August 30, 2014

Opening July 12,  8 p.m.

Opening of “Commodities Unplugged” at SARIEV Project Space, 12 Hristo Dyukmedzhiev Str., Kapana 10 p.m.

After Party and DJ set by the artist Vikenti Komitski and the curator Walter Seidl, in Gramophone Club, Plovdiv. For more information about the party, please follow us on Facebook.

Sariev Contemporary is pleased to present the solo project by Vikenti Komitski “Commodities Unplugged", curated by Walter Seidl. The exhibition will be on view between July 12th – August 30th, 2014 at SARIEV Project Space in Kapana Quarter at, 12 Hristo Dyukmedzhiev Str. 

The artistic work of Vikenti Komitski revolves around everyday objects whose context and meaning are analyzed, scrutinized and transferred into a different reality. Komitski changes the nature of objets trouvés as well as of specifically chosen commodity goods that refer to the reality from which they were taken and in which they were originally used. However, Komitski's use of ready-made principles is not only applied to objects but also to ideas. Sometimes the content of his work aims to create a critical view over the creation of an object itself, while other times it does not. (more…)

SIZ Gallery: Alice Guareschi – LANDSCAPES FULL OF EVENTS

Alice Guareschi – LANDSCAPES FULL OF EVENTS

opening: July 10, 8 pm

from july 10 to july 31 2014

working days: 10am to 1pm and 6pm to 9pm

Saturday 10am to 1pm

Landscapes Full of Events is the first solo show of Alice Guareschi's work in Croatia. The exhibition is conceived by the artist as a constellation of objects and images, some previously exhibited and some expressly created for this occasion, here organized in a novel spatial arrangement.

Talking about her work, Alice Guareschi often describes it as a form of writing, where words, images, objects, pauses, empty spaces and things left out of focus, all together, they produce meaning through their balance or their positional value. In a recent interview, she says: "I love single words, with their sculptural and synthetic qualities. I love language due to its structures, for the articulation of elements, their latent ambiguity, the potential and yet constant chances of misunderstanding. I love the foreign languages because I can understand them but only to a certain extent. And I like them because when you speak in a foreign language, your voice changes. The objects I create are for me like the words in a vocabulary, while the movies are fragments of stories having a more precise and crucial relation with time." (more…)

Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok: Around Bauhaus

Around Bauhaus

From 11 July 2014 to 21 August 2014

Opening: 18:00

Curator: Michal Jachula

Place: Arsenal Gallery, ul. A. Mickiewicza 2, Bialystok

Artists: Alicja Bielawska, Rafał Bujnowski, Tomasz Ciecierski, Paweł Susid, Monika Zawadzki

The aim of the exhibition comprising artworks and utilitarian objects is to shed light on the idea of Bauhaus. Founded by Walter Gropius and operating in Germany from 1919 to 1933, Bauhaus was one of the most radical art schools, educating mostly designers and architects. Bauhaus is also the name of the style developed at the school, considered to be a variation of interwar modernism. Presented at the display, the most important premises on which the school programme was based included annulment of the division between an artist, an architect, a craftsman and industry as well as integration of various fields of art within the framework of new functional architecture.

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BB6: Expose Practice: Arantxa Etcheverria

Expose Practice: Arantxa Etcheverria

Thursday 10 July 2014, 19.00

Artist Talk – @ PAVILION | proudly supported by UniCredit Țiriac Bank

C.A. Rosetti 36 (entrance from Jean Louis Calderon Street)

Expose Practice is a weekly series of talks in Pavilion – center for contemporary art & culture by the artists which are participants in Bucharest Biennale 6 and present in Bucharest. The talks invite the speakers to discuss their practice, research methodologies and thinking in an informal setting.

The series is generated by the curator of Bucharest Biennale 6, Gergő Horváth.

The talks will be held in Romanian. (more…)

418 Gallery @ Art Hamptons, July 10th-13th, 2014

 

We are very glad to invite you to ArtHamptons next week, starting July 11th, 2014. The seventh edition of the art fair takes place in Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark, 60 Millstone Rd., Bridgehampton, NY 11932

and the visiting hours are as following: (more…)

Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw: TYPOPOLO

TYPOPOLO

29.04 – 20.07.2014

"TypoPolo” is a notion which describes an aesthetic phenomenon, namely, the amateur designs of advertisements, signboards or informative inscriptions made for small businesses and crafts, which came into being in the Polish public sphere of the 1990s.

The style constitutes a visual reflection of economic and political transformations in Poland and a symbol of the romantic turning point, in which “everyone could be who they wanted to be and where everything was possible”. “TypoPolo” is perceived in the circles of professional graphic artists mainly as a sign of the ineptitude and bad taste of amateur designers. Much less frequently it is seen as a form of the visual language of a certain social group or the evidence of the changing aesthetics. It combines what is worst and what is best in Polish applied graphics – being the manifestation of kitsch, amateurishness and crudeness on the one hand and incorporating authenticity, guilelessness and straightforwardness on the other. (more…)

Vs. Interpretation – Interdisciplinary Festival of Experimental Art

Vs. Interpretation

Interdisciplinary Festival of Experimental Art

17.7. – 20.7.

Roxy/NoD a Školská 28

The Agosto Foundation presents vs. Interpretation — an ongoing project that explores the boundaries of communication within improvisation as expressed in various art forms, including Music, Dance and Intermedia. It asks, How are the processes of Interpretation and Improvisation related, and how does improvisation confront the forces of interpretation? 

The project is committed to fostering community amongst a culturally diverse international and local group of artists, performers and thinkers. 

To initiate this project the Agosto Foundation is hosting the vs. Interpretation festival from July 17-20 at Roxy/NoD and Communication Space Školská 28 in Prague, featuring a lineup of some of the most distinguished improvisational artists, performers and thinkers in the field today.  (more…)

DOX, Prague: FRONT LINE

FRONT LINE

12. 6. – 22. 9. 2014

After World War I, the world’s rhythm and expression changed definitively. Optimistic turn-of-the-century notions that an era of humanity and scientific/technical miracles was nigh quickly dissipated. Millions of people who had always been bound to their family hearth marched onto battlefields according to the will of fate and their ruler, and experienced things that at home no one could have imagined. They left as soldiers of the Austrian army and returned to a new republic in the uniforms of the monarchy’s defeated army, others as defectors or prisoners in the Legionnaires’ uniforms of heroes of the new age.

They left behind their stories, unique diaries, reminiscences, letters, and photographs … In the senseless flow of war, a diary is a link between being and non-being. A memory is the desire to forget. Heroism is betrayal. And betrayal is heroism. Thus begins the twentieth century: a century of great wars and absurdity. (more…)

SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv: A Sunny Day: Sandpaper on One’s Back

SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv presents: 

Valio Tchenkov 

A Sunny Day: Sandpaper on One’s Back 

12 July– 30 August, 2014 

Opening: 12 July, 7.00 p.m. 

SARIEV Contemporary, 40 Otets Paisiy St. 

Sariev Contemporary has the pleasure of presenting Valio Tchenkov’s second solo exhibition “A  Sunny Day: Sandpaper on One’s Back”. The exhibition will be on view between 12th July and 30th August at the Sariev Contemporary exhibition space in 40 Otets Paisiy St. Valio Tchenkov left Bulgaria in 1990 to continue his education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.  (more…)

ALERT Studio (White Code), Bucharest: ANATOMY

ALERT studio (White Code)   |   Artist: Arantxa Etcheverria   |   July 3th – July 25th   |   2014

Opening: July 3th 2014   |   7 PM

ANATOMY

The recent work of Arantxa Etcheverria positions itself where three fields intersect: design, photography, and video.

The design element of the video can be seen in the arbitrarily superimposed viewpoints of the ALERT studio, representing the temporal possibilities of the space. In this way, space itself is ‘dissected’ architecturally, according to unspoken rules, where the vanishing points are overlaid in transparency, to a variety of forms. The white square becomes the symbol of the white cube gallery and the concept of architecture itself, while the black lines represent the materialization of the spirit of the space itself.   (more…)

Josef Sudek Studio, Prague: THE CHARM OF THE STILL LIFE

THE CHARM OF THE STILL LIFE

25 JUNE–30 AUGUST 2014

We generally understand the Golden Age of the still life to be the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, particularly in the Netherlands. But twentieth-century modern art also paid exceptional attention to the still life. It could even seem that the extraordinary depiction of ordinary things became the focus of European fine art. That presented a great challenge also to photography.

The refined arrangement of objects, sometimes details of themes defined by contemporary tastes, provides evidence of a demanding vision or of the artist’s imagination and mastery of his or her medium. In a very practical way and with clear purpose of mind, the photographer Josef Sudek sought to match his means of expression with those of painters, particularly Emil Filla. Sudek sought to make still lifes that were undeniably distinctive, photogenic. ‘I looked at things not in painterly way, but in a photographic way’, he concluded simply. Sometimes, however, he admitted that the road to the final destination was long. (more…)

LAUBA, Zagreb: ŽIŽIĆ/KOŽUL – UNTITLED

ŽIŽIĆ/KOŽUL „UNTITLED“ // LAUBA – People and Art House, opening 14.6.2014.

The artistic duo Žižić/Kožul are Damir Žižić and Kristian Kožul. Since 2013. they have worked on artistic research and projects, as well as collaborated with interdisciplinary experts. They have been exhibiting since 2014. Their first independent project titled 0,50  was exhibited in January 2014.  in the Karas Gallery in Zagreb, and then on the T-HT exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb in March 2014. One of the basic elements of the project 0,50 is misuse of the idea of elegance (visual sofistication) through the realization of works that follow the aesthetic determinants (qualities) present in the presentation of high fashion and luxury industry. Artists are interested in themes of contemporary art, tirelessly recycled by marketing industry, and they are questioning the possibility of inverting it through artistic activity. By using marketing industry methods they are manipulating the public which is today, without a doubt,  determined to react on a certain kind of aesthetic stimulans with strong and completely predictable emotions, no matter the content of the aestheticized object. (more…)

MOCAK, Krakow: POPES

Popes

27.06.2014 – 14.09.2014

Rafał Bujnowski, //The Pope//, 2002, oil / canvas, The MOCAK CollectionZofia Rydet, //Presence//, 1982-1984, photograph, Zofia Rydet FoundationRafał Bujnowski, //Last saved//,  2004-2005, object, The MOCAK CollectionVolker Hildebrandt, //Popes//, 2008, photograph, The MOCAK CollectionIgor Omulecji, //JPII//, 2010-2013, photograph, Artist propertyIgor Omulecji, //JPII//, 2010-2013, photograph, Artist propertyIgor Omulecji, JPII, 2010-2013, photograph, Artist property

The exhibition analyses the phenomenon of fascination with Pope John Paul II, his image and the material traces of his presence. This analysis has been carried out by mainly Polish artists, although international artists, including Andy Warhol and Volker Hildebrandt, have also been interested in this theme. The presented works represent just a small portion of the critical look at the increasing exaltation of society. This is not a critique of the Pope or his teachings but merely of some of the characteristics of his cult. (more…)

COCA in Torun: The Silence of Marcel Duchamp is Overrated

The Silence of Marcel Duchamp is Overrated

artists: Justyna Scheuring, Łukasz Surowiec, Zbyszko Trzeciakowski, Andrzej Wasilewski  

Center of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Toruń

curator: Piotr Lisowski 

Part 3: Zbyszko Trzeciakowski "Probabilism of the Ostensible State"

13.06-24.08.2014

As we enter the area of Zbyszko Trzeciakowski’s (1957–2006) creative output, we find ourselves in a space situated between two elements. One is based on research of media, focused on mechanical recording (photography, video). The other involves intimate, extreme and destructive experiences employing the body (actions, performance). It is only at the meeting point of these two elements that form, for which presence and contact with a living person remain crucial, takes shape. (more…)

Arsenal Gallery: The Oxymoron of Normality

The Oxymoron of Normality

From 13 June 2014 to 10 August 2014

Curator: Monika Szewczyk

Place: Galeria Arsenał, ul. A. Mickiewicza 2, Białystok

Artists: Can Altay, Fatma Bucak, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, Hubert Czerepok, 

Oskar Dawicki, Anna Konik, Zbigniew Libera, Franciszek Orlowski, Jadwiga Sawicka, 

Konrad Smoleński, Ali Taptik, Marek Wasilewski, Piotr Wysocki

The Oxymoron of Normality that is „We are Europeans, but perhaps not in a full sense”

 „The Oxymoron of Normality” is a bilateral Polish and Turkish project organized as a part of the Polish Season in Turkey in 2014. (more…)

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