NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES – PLOVDIV 2014: WARM – UP PARTY

WARM – UP PARTY

NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES – PLOVDIV 2014

4 September 2014, 9:00 pm.

bar KANAAL, bul. Madrid 2, Sofia

Free entry. Welcome drinks

WARM – UP PARTY – 10th Anniversary Edition of Night of Museums and Galleries – Plovdiv 2014

The 10th Anniversary Edition of “The Night” starts with a warm up party in Sofia, a week before the official opening program. Bar KANAAL welcomes you on the 4th of September at 9 pm to celebrate the upcoming cultural and art events part of the biggest “Night” organised so far. 

Expect a great special welcome drinks provided by our partners ABSOLUT, and the company of both artists and friends of “The Night Plovdiv” 2014 in the wonderful setting of our hosts. (more…)

IPA Bucharest 2014 – Workshops, Platform and Symposium

The International Performance Association (IPA) is an expanding network of process oriented artists, devoted to cultural awareness through the professional practice of performance art. IPA strives to provide a platform for such artists from all over the globe to exchange ideas and initiate progress in the world of performance art

The IPA Summer consists of three parts: the workshops, the Platform and the Conference. Starting with 2006, IPA was organized in Berlin, then, in Istanbul. Until today, 272 artists from 39 different nations took part in the IPA Summer.

After its first 2014 edition in Istanbul, IPA is taking place now in Bucharest, between August 25th – September 7th. 

The workshops are hosted by Platforma Space. 28 artists will work in three groups with their teachers: Jürgen Fritz (Germany); Alexandra Zierle & Paul Carter (UK); Rocio Boliver (Mexico). On August 31st, there will be a public presentation of the workshops. 

Here you can read about the artists who participate at the workshops, and about their teachers – http://www.ipapress.i-pa.org/en/ipa-bucharest-2/ 

The Platform Festival and the Conference will happen between September 3rd – September 6th at Platforma Space, Caminul Artei Gallery, ZonaD, and in the public space.  (more…)

SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv: Dimitar Solakov – The Story Of Art – A Consise Version (2014)

SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv presents:

BACKGROUND: Young Artists 2014

Dimitar Solakov

The Story of Art – a Concise Version, 2014

Solo exhibition

12 September – 10 October 2014

Opening: 12 September, Night of Museums and Galleries – Plovdiv

7:30 p.m., SARIEV Project Space, 12 Hristo Dyukmedjiev St., Kapana Quarter

Background: Young Artists is a platform for young artists and curators organized annually by Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv. The program’s shows and events take place in the gallery’s exhibition space as well as in public spaces throughout the city. The following artists have been featured in its previous editions: Kiril Kuzmanov and Svetoslav Michev (2010, curator: Vladiya Mihaylova), Lubri (2011, curator: Vera Mlechevska), Zoran Georgiev (2012, curator: Pravdoliub Ivanov) and Daniela Georgieva (2013, curator: Friederike Schuler).

In 2014, BACKGROUND: Young Artists presents Dimatar Solakov’s solo project “The Story of Art – a Concise Version”, which was nominated for this year’s BAZA Award for Contemporary Art. The exhibition will be on view from 12 September to 10 October 2014 at the SARIEV Project Space, 12 Hristo Dyukmedjiev St., Kapana Quarter.  (more…)

AD Gallery, Athens: YIANNIS THEODOROPOULOS – solo show

YIANNIS THEODOROPOULOS

AD Gallery opens the solo show of Yiannis Theodoropoulos on Wednesday, September 24 at 20:00. 

Yiannis Theodoropoulos is a special case in contemporary Greek photography. In the images he presents in his 6th solo show the artist continues, as in his previous shows, to focus on the interior of his home, palpitating his personal path and the formation mechanisms of the Ego through small everyday stories identified with the peculiarities of his family: the ones of his father, his mother, his godmother etc. It is as if these stories of the people close to him, who have now passed away, have left their traces and their hidden meaning within the house where he grew up and the artist draws them in order to present them to us, often, through a veiled humorous sadness. As befits to images of memory, youth indolence and deadlock boyish dreams. 

From the greenhouses of his first exhibition to the landscapes-details of his father’s body and the last works, his photographs constitute sites of absence, of memory. Theodoropoulos makes this element evident by photographing his mother’s dress lying on the armchair where she used to sit. In the triptych where his father is being depicted, the dimensions of each image are so small that the person cannot be read clearly. For the photographer the truth lies in maintening the moment rather than in capturing a more universal story.  (more…)

Let Us Start From The Middle / Effi & Amir – Inauguration of the premises of Tirana Art Lab

Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art invites you:

Inauguration of the premises of Tirana Art Lab

After four years of operating in different places in the city, finally Tirana Art Lab is opening its own Space. We welcome you to join us at the inauguration of our premises and at the opening of the first exhibition in this space:

5, September 2014, 7 p.m.

Exhibition Opening

Let Us Start From The Middle / Effi & Amir

With guest artists: Matilda Odobashi, Era Tula, Driton Selmani, Pleurad Xhafa, Ergin Zaloshnja

“Let us start from the middle” is the exhibition title that the duo Effi & Amir gave their current visual research project into the world of Google Street View. In this exhibition they try to develop different approaches of film making inside an already existing photography. Google Street View offers a parallel reality, already documented. Inside this huge “snapshot of the world”, it seems that all that is left to do, is to reframe it. (more…)

Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna: Hollow Land – Keep Out!

Kro Art Conteporary

Hollow Land – Keep Out!

September 10 – November 15

with:

. Costantino Ciervo

. Marco Tirelli

. Mladen Miljanovic 

. Ingrid Simon

. Benczúr Emese

. Szilárd Cseke

in cooperation with: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Vienna / Ital. Kulturinstitut Wien

Opening: 10.09.14 / 18h

From September to the beginning of November we will show in our Gallery the exhibition: “Hollow Land – keep out…”, dealing with the topic of migration, sanctioned immigration of the EU, the mythos of the golden west….

Through the economic disequilibrium and social and political instability of their countries, thousands of desperate people went on their way searching for their hollow land.  (more…)

Atelier 030202, Bucharest/ TRINITY: PINOCCHIO, PIETA AND THE SELF

TRINITY: PINOCCHIO, PIETA AND THE SELF

Theo Pelmuș

(live performance video) 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., ATELIER 030202 (Sala Noua TC) at Sfanta Vineri no. 11, Bucharest

Atelier 030202 Coordinator: Mihai Zgondoiu

http://www.atelier030202.blogspot.com/

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/329416217236212/?source=1

"The project Trinity: Pinocchio, Pieta and the Self, which I am presenting at Atelier 030202 Gallery, investigates the idea of ambiguous relations towards belief, by creating multi-layered realities that collapse into a visual bath of the sacred and profane iconic representations.

The starting point of this project is the new reality that takes place in Romania, in which religion and State intersect in the social realm.  (more…)

Gallery Vernon, Prague: LANDSCAPE EXTENDED -diSTRUKTURA

LANDSCAPE EXTENDED

diSTRUKTURA

4. 9. – 4. 10. 2014

Gallery Vernon, Janáčkovo nábřeží 21, Prague 5

Gallery Vernon presents a new exhibition by the creative Serbian duo from Belgrade. Expressing via different media, mostly painting, photography, drawing and video, they aim to reestablish man's lost bonds to the nature and propose new metaphors that would reflect the complex position of a human within the frame of urban landscape. The opening is connected with a special charity project in cooperation with THE GLOBAL CHARITY TRUST and Most k umění (Bridge to Art).

Milica Milićević (1979) and Milan Bosnic (1969) are both MA's of Departments of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade. Besides diverse individual artistic ventures in group and solo exhibitions they have been working on joint projects since 2005 under name diSTRUKTURA. (more…)

Atelier 35, Bucharest: There’s Nothing We Can Do With This Heritage

There’s Nothing We Can Do With This Heritage

Dana Andrei and Coate-Goale

September 4th 2014, h. 18.00

Atelier 35

Fb event: www.facebook.com/events/524319227701533

I’m thinking about those movie scenes where the protagonist is dangling by a rope which is starting to break. But the rope doesn’t break all of a sudden – zap! and it’s over. No, time dilates and the rope is breaking thread by thread, adding to the tension. We look at the rope breaking and we anticipate the imminent catastrophe. But the catastrophe fails to arrive. Something happens in the last moment, by the last thread.

This progressive breaking represents a confiscation of the present, while waiting for a catastrophic future when the protagonist might die. An object serving other objects, the rope carries the implicit meaning of mistrust. One must be cautious when it comes to the rope. Even if it appears intact, inside of it the breaking might have already started to happen. (more…)

ANI MOLNÁR GALLERY, Budapest: Attila KONDOR, Péter MÁTYÁSI | Depicted Time

Attila KONDOR, Péter MÁTYÁSI | Depicted Time

Opening: 17 September, 2014, Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Opening speech by: Andrea BORDÁCS PhD., art theorist

Address: ANI MOLNÁR GALLERY, 22 Bródy Sándor street, Budapest, Hungary, 1088

On view until: 21 November, 2014, from Tuesday to Friday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The works by the two artists create space which simultaneously absorbs the viewer into their fictitious world and makes them consciously examine the process of perception. The tension between understanding and overwhelming or existence and non-existence build up the core of the exhibition. The artworks are flashes of real or imaginary places, whose edges are blurry as if they were still being created. They are images of our memory about a fictitious trip, personal to anyone and unfinished. (more…)

Sanatorium, Istanbul: Stephan Kaluza

Stephan Kaluza 

16.09.2014 – 18.10.2014

MOCAK, Krakow: I Am a Drop in the Ocean: Art of the Ukrainian Revolution

I Am a Drop in the Ocean: Art of the Ukrainian Revolution

01.08.2014 – 19.10.2014

On 21 November 2013, the protests began on the Maidan, Independence Square, in Kiev. They were the response to Victor Yanukovych failing to sign a Ukrainian association agreement with the European Union. The intransigence of the ruling party and the brutality of the militia acting on orders from the authorities led to the radicalisation of the prevailing mood. The protest, originally envisaged as a manifestation of support for the European option for Ukraine turned into opposition to the internal policies and corruption. Finally, the Maidan demanded that the President step down. (more…)

Yuzina Art Center: REALITY CHECK

REALITY CHECK

YONKO VASSILEV

08 July – 15 September 2014

48, Sitnyakovo Blvd., Sofia – Serdika Offices

The collection“ Reality check” of Yonko Vassilev is a result of the catharsis that it’s been through during one dramatic decade after 1989. The end of Communism! The year in which peoples from Eastern Europe were freed from the burden of thematic pressure.The artist express most convincingly the trends in Contemporary Bulgarian Art after 1989.  (more…)

Futura, Prague: COMING TO REALITY

COMING TO REALITY

Participating artists: Michel Auder (US), Zbyněk Baladrán (CZ), Eva Koťátková (CZ),  Dominik Lang (CZ), David Maljkovic (HR), Shahryar Nashat (CH), Seth Price (US), James Richards (GB), Ben Schumacher (CA)

curator: Fionn Meade

opening July 1st 2014 6 PM

exhibition untill: September 21st 2014 (more…)

Karlin Studios: PRAGUE PRIDE – EAST SIDE STORY

PRAGUE PRIDE: EAST SIDE STORY

opening August 13th from 6 pm

exhibition until September 7th 2014

Participating artists: Baptist Coelho (IN), Steven Cohen (ZA), Jamie Crewe (GB), Wojtek Doroszuk (PL), Zackary Drucker (US), Goldiechiari (IT), Igor Grubic (HR), Zanele Muholi (ZA), Eugenio Percossi (IT/CZ), Karol Radziszewski (PL), Aurora Reinhard (FIN), Slava Mogutin & Brian Kenny a.k.a. SUPERM (RU/US), Mark Ther (CZ)

Curators: Michal Novotný, Serena Fanara, Giulia Gueci

The annual exhibition program was supported by Magistrát hlavního města Prahy a Ministerstvo kultury České republiky

NAG Pop Up Gallery: ANDREEA DOBRIN – Ţică! Ceauşescu has fallen!

ANDREEA DOBRIN: „Ţică! Ceauşescu has fallen!”

Curator: Ioana Ciocan. Architect: Attila Kim

August 23 – September 21, 2014

OPENING: August 23 2014, 19h:00. Exhibition opening hours: THU – SUN, 11h:00-19h:00

LOCATION: NAG Pop Up Gallery @ Magheru One, 7th floor, 1 Gen. Gheorghe Magheru Blvd., Bucharest

In partnership with Magheru One and R77, NAG Pop Up Gallery debuts „25 Years After”, a project curated by Ioana Ciocan, with Andreea Dobrin’s exhibition „Ţică! Ceauşescu has fallen!”, open to the public from August 23 to September 21, 2014. Andreea Dobrin’s approach does not necessarily relate to the 1989 Romanian Revolution, but to the end of an era and mostly to those caught in the context of the communist ending period in Romania. Andreea’s visual analysis is more of a graphic-affective one, rather than documentary. Andreea Dobrin’s (b. 1981) first solo show, a 2014 graduate of the National Arts University Bucharest, Graphics Department, will open on August 23, 19h:00, with exhibition opening hours from Thursday to Sunday, 11h:00-19h:00. (more…)

Rudolfinum Gallery, Prague: Traces / Stopy

Traces / Stopy

2. 10. 2014 – 4. 1. 2015

Galerie Rudolfinum

Curator: Stephanie Rosenthal, hlavní kurátorka / Chief Curator, Hayward Gallery a Petr Nedoma, ředitel / Director, Galerie Rudolfinum

„The basic instincts in a human being are eros, pleasure, life, and the death wish.“ Ana Mendieta

During her brief yet prolific career, Ana Mendieta generated a uniquely inventive visual language that is at once intimate, provocative and compelling.

Mendieta was born in Cuba in 1948. In 1961, in the wake of the Cuban Revolution, she was sent by her family to America. The pain and rupture of cultural displacement and exile – which she thought of as a sort of ‘orphanhood’ – would later fuel her creative process. Searching to find her place and context in the world, she embarked on a dialogue between the landscape and the female body. Her transient, almost immaterial ‘earth-body’ sculptures were private outdoor ceremonies and acts of meditation that she documented on film, or in photography. (more…)

Temnikova & Kasela Gallery: Andrius Zakarauskas (LT) – ‘In the Name Of’

Temnikova & Kasela Gallery has the pleasure of inviting you to the opening of Andrius Zakarauskas' first solo exhibition in Estonia, and to a small celebration of the gallery's 4th birthday on Thursday, 21st of August at 7 pm.

August 21 – October 11

One of the most promising and highly regarded painters of the younger generation of Lithuania, Zakarauskas's work occupies the gallery's entire exhibition space and will include paintings and collages created during the past years. In his work the artist explores the themes of painting as ideology and cult creation with an attempt to (de)construct their correlations. The questions addressed in the exhibition In the Name Of are inseparable from the artist’s earlier work in which he also reflected on painting, the role of the painter, and the suggestibility of painting. 

The latest works from Zakarauskas use painting techniques – colour, the stroke of the brush and almost abstract composition structures – to create a certain 'utopian ideology'” connecting it to painting and the figure of the painter. Quoting and interpreting the rhetoric of propaganda, pathos which is at the same time both insistent and inspiring, the postures and gestures cultivated by the great authoritarian ideologies and religions, the artist makes them subject to painting. Thus a fictional cult-like atmosphere is created highlighting the role of the artist as demiurge (omnipotent creator). (more…)

Alkatraz Gallery: Nataša Skušek: A Real Man

Nataša Skušek: A Real Man

20 August 2014 – 05 September 2014

You are kindly invited to the opening of the exhibtion A Real Man by Nataša Skušek. The opening wll take place at the Alkatraz Gallery, ACC Metelkova mesto, on Wednesday, 20th August 2014 at 8pm.

Nataša Skušek often problematizes deeply rooted taken-for-granted notions, stereotypes and roles socially attributed and ascribed to women. Pregnancy, motherhood, household chores, partner relationship, alimentation, leisure time activities, appearance, and fetishization of women’s body, represent the elements making up the content of her artworks. This time, the author has retained the topic of relationship, but directed her focus more on the man. A Real Man is a fanned out video-audio installation including a sculpture which makes an absurd caricature of the contrast of the social roles ascribed to a woman and a man in a partner relationship. She is asking herself what the term “a real man” means to either of the partners, inquiring into their wishes, expectations, disappointments, and traumas in a relationship. (more…)

SPACES: I Chisinau – a city in transformation

I Chisinau – a city in transformation – exhibition

opening: August 14 2014, 7 pm

period: August 14-26, 2014

Zpace (Casa Zemstvei Guberniale)

Al. Sciusev str. 103, Chisinau

The exposition of photography I Chisinau – a city in transformation includes the works of several authors, residents of Chisinau, but also the works of those who had the opportunity to spend several weeks or months in the city, as part of KIOSK artist in residency program. Their works document the changes and transformations through which the capital of the new state, which appeared after the fallout of USSR, is passing.

The theme of the exhibition, as it is reflected in its title, tackles the problem of the way the urban space was shaped within the last years and in which the residents of Chisinau live, spend their time and participate in various activities, and how this place influences the social relations and the daily practices – how it shapes us as collectivity and how we are related to it as individuals. (more…)

CAC, Vilnius: Vladas Urbanavičius. Standard Reservoirs

Vladas Urbanavičius. Standard Reservoirs

10.06 – 19.10.2014

Curator: Elona Lubytė

The sculptor Vladas Urbanavičius, who is the author of “Krantinės arka” (Quay’s Arch) (2009), the sculptural object constructed from old “Družba“ pipes of USSR gas-main, which aroused many disputes about contemporary art, , was invited to create a site-specific sculptural object in the courtyard of the CAC.

This time the artist, who develops minimalistic expression since the 1980s, has chosen to work with a well-known ready-made – a concretecrib. 

Three cribs are standing in the yard, sealed with black sheets of organic glass. According to the author, these standard reservoirs (“Standartiniai rezervuarai“) loaded with the darkness of chambers, can do nothing, just stand… (more…)

Quadro Gallery, Cluj: A Retrospective

LÁSZLÓ TÓTH

A Retrospective, August the 18th – October the 10th, 2014

Opening: Monday, 18th of August, 6 p.m.

Presenting: György Szücs art historian, Deputy Director at the Hungarian National Gallery (Budapest)

The Quadro Gallery organizes the first retrospective exhibition of László Tóth, presenting the whole oeuvre in its full richness, beginning with the early oil paintings of the 1960’s and 1970’s, through the compositions, portraits and nudes made in mixted technique, until the late years of the artist, spent in Germany.

Works are lent by the artistʼs estate, private collections and the Cluj-Napoca Art Museum.

 László TÓTH (Satu Mare, July the 13th, 1933 – Wertingen, December the 24th, 2009) (more…)

VONTOBEL- AMADEUS ARTS AWARDS

VONTOBEL- AMADEUS ARTS AWARDS

International curator competition

2014: Berlin-Budapest

CALL FOR HUNGARIAN AND GERMAN CURATORS

Amadeus Art Foundation as the largest private foundation for contemporary art in the country has been sponsored by the Swiss Bank Vontobel AG for years. This year the Vontobel AG invited the Foundation to create a permanent, art supporting independent program. As a result, in 2014 the Amadeus Art Foundation launches the Vontobel- Amadeus Arts Prize.

The Vontobel-Amadeus Art Prize aims to promote contemporary Hungarian art, to expand its international relations and to support especially important fields of art. To this end, similarly to our work so far, after careful consideration and cooperating with the significant organizations of the Hungarian scene we will fill the Prize with a new concept every year, which thus can become a flexible and dynamic intellectual product that includes several people and field of art, following the national and international trends. (more…)

SODA Gallery, Bratislava: Last Virgin

Last Virgin

Ivana OROSZOVÁ

Soloshow

Opening: 15. August 2014, 19.00

18. August – 15. September 2014

SODA gallery

Skolska 9, Bratislava

www.sodagallery.sk

tranzit.ro: Bulldozer watching itself in the mirror

08/08/–10/08/2014

Buldozer privindu-se în oglindă (Bulldozer watching itself in the mirror)

A project by Cezar Lăzărescu

8, 9, 10 August 2014

The esplanade of the Iaşi Palace of Culture

Inauguration: Friday, 8 August 2014, 19.00h

In 1997, the Iaşi artist Cezar Lăzărescu imagined a project for the public space around the Câlnic castle, part of an exhibition organised by the Bucharest SOROS Centre for Contemporary Art . His proposal at the time – Buldozer privindu-se în oglindă (Bulldozer watching itself in the mirror) –, however, did not materialise until now, in 2014, when tranzit. ro/ Iași committed to putting it into practice as part of the project Mecanica unui proiect de artă în spațiul public din Iași (The mechanics of a contemporary art project in the public space in Iaşi). (more…)

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