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Francesco Neri to receive the 2018 August Sander Award

The first award winner has been announced

Francesco Neri to receive the 2018 August Sander Award

Guido Guidi: Francesco Neri, April 2017 (Source: © Guido Guidi)

Die Photographische Sammlung/ SK Stiftung Kultur is pleased to announce that Francesco Neri has been selected as winner of the first August Sander Award, donated by Ulla Bartenbach and Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach. The name of the award which will be presented every two years, refers, as many people know, to the important photographer August Sander (1876-1964). The August Sander Archive, and with it the photographer“s estate, has been part of Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur since 1992. The award aims to foster young, contemporary artistic approaches to objective and conceptual photography, with a special emphasis on portraying people. The first call for entries for this new award met with a resounding response, with over 160 submissions received from both Germany and abroad.

Following intense discussions, the international jury, comprising Dr. Anja Bartenbach (from the donor family), Gabriele Conrath-Scholl (Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur), Hans Eijkelboom (artist), Prof. Dr. Ursula Frohne (University of Münster), and Dr. Gabriele Hofer-Hagenauer (Landesgalerie Linz/Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum) first came up with a shortlist of eight candidates and then selected as winner the Italian photographer Francesco Neri (b. 1982 in Faenza) for his series „Farmers.“

„Francesco Neri“s „Farmers“ series greatly impressed us with its high artistic quality and photographic technique,“ said the jury in its statement. „The portraits of farmers in Northern Italy are notable for a sensitively realized interplay between light, the surrounding space, and the personality of the sitter. In consistently pursuing his self-chosen theme by way of serial comparison, the artist has created a compendium of exceptional documentary value. Each motif develops its own arresting visual impact while profoundly evoking a moment in time, letting us share in a horizon of experience that also includes the photographic process itself.“

Francesco Neri is committed to the analogue photographic tradition. Neri is member and tutor at the AA School of Architecture in London/Photographic Visiting School program and professor for photography at the Institute of Graphic Design in Faenza. He prefers to use a large-format camera, making contact prints from 8″ x 10″ color negatives. This procedure calls for great concentration while taking the picture as well as a good command of the technology and a clear vision of the final composition. Neri is keenly aware of how every small nuance can change the impression made by an image, so that the light, background, and cropping take on paramount importance for him. At the same time, he manages intuitively to incorporate random occurrences in his shots. Neri lets his subjects be themselves, observing their body language and the poses they naturally assume while seeking eye contact.

Francesco Neri“s photographic portraits are shaped by a fundamentally humanist view of the world. Through his historical awareness and a close connection with the Northern Italian setting, where he himself grew up, the artist succeeds in the series „Farmers“ in touching on universal social, economic, and societal themes, while also exploring individual life contexts and personalities.

Francesco Neri studied with Guido Guidi at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Ravenna. Neri is member and tutor at the AA School of Architecture in London/Photographic Visiting School program and professor for photography at the Institute of Graphic Design in Faenza. He has been working for over ten years on various long-term photographic projects, involving in particular portraits but also landscapes and interiors. His photographs have been presented in several solo and group shows since 2006. Images from the series that earned him the August Sander Award, „Farmers,“ which Neri sees as an ongoing project, were featured at the Fotografia Festival di Roma in 2015, in the group exhibition „With Different Eyes: The Portrait in Contemporary Photography“ at Die Photographische Sammlung/ SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne and the Kunsthalle Nürnberg in 2016, and a group of his works is currently on view at the LVR LandesMuseum Bonn. Various portraits by Francesco Neri are featured in a group exhibition on the history of Italian portrait photography now being shown at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York.

Press images from the winner“s series can be downloaded using the following link: http://bit.ly/2pN0Ra3

With its collection, the scholarly maintenance of its holdings, its research projects, and its exhibitions, all of which center around objective, documentary photography, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur contributes to a wide range of regional, national, and international artistic and cultural offerings.The institution“s collection comprises more than 30,000 works by historical and contemporary photographers of various nationalities. A significant share of these-more than 10,500 negatives and 5,500 original prints-is part of the August Sander Archive, followed by negatives and prints from important series by the artist couple Bernd and Hilla Becher. These two photographic stances, are since 1992 and 1996, in terms of style and content decisive for the further development of the collection.
There are two to three exhibitions a year, most of them accomponied by publications compiled at Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur. Presentations are organized that are assembled from the institution“s own collection as well as displays of works that enter into a dialogue with it. The exchange with regional, national, and international institutions plays an important role, as evidenced by numerous collaborative exhibition projects and a lively circulation of loans.

Company-Contact
Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur
Gabriele Conrath-Scholl
Im Mediapark 7
50670 Köln
Phone: +4922188895300
E-Mail: photographie@sk-kultur.de
Url: http://www.photographie-sk-kultur.de

Press
SK Stiftung Kultur der Sparkasse KölnBonn
Ralf Convents
Im Mediapark 7
50670 Köln
Phone: +4922188895105
E-Mail: pr@sk-kultur.de
Url: http://www.sk-kultur.de

Art Culture

„Facing India“ from April 29, 2018 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is presenting the first exhibition in Germany featuring six women artists from India.

"Facing India" from April 29, 2018 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Prajakta Potnis, Capsule I, 2012 (Source: © Courtesy of the artist and Project 88, Mumbai)

Although women and men have equal legal status, Indian society is profoundly marked by patriarchy. India finds itself in a state of fundamental social change, yet it remains torn between the poles of tradition and progress – and in this field of tension, women are still strongly disadvantaged. The rapid development of urban India thus runs contrary to the living conditions in rural areas. Countless ethnicities, castes, languages, cultures, religions, and philosophies form an ostensibly pluralistic society, in which identity is defined by differentiation from the respective other. The social structure of India thus reflects that of our global community as a whole, which basically struggles with the same issues.

„Facing India“ examines the question of how one“s own national history, present, and future manifest themselves from a female point of view. In their multimedia works, Vibha Galhotra, Bharti Kher, Prajakta Potnis, Reena Saini Kallat, Mithu Sen, and Tejal Shah shift attention towards historical and contemporary conflicts. Poetic, metaphorical, and quiet, but also radical, direct, and loud – they question borders of all kinds, be these political, territorial, ecological, religious, social, personal, or gender-based. The history of these borders, their visibility and invisibility, their legitimacy, and not seldom their dissolution are the themes of the works presented in „Facing India“. The exhibition focuses on six positions in order to present these more comprehensively. Socialized and educated in an increasingly globalized world, these women artists no longer limit their „border controls“ solely to India, but rather reach out into other countries and continents. The state, society, and the individual, as well as questions regarding identity and the environment, are critically examined. Nevertheless, as broad as their range of topics may be, explicit and implicit references to the presence of the feminine and the position of women, as well as solidarity and empathy, are recurring themes throughout the exhibition.

„Facing India“ was developed out of a continuing dialog with the artists and reflects a kind of collective plea for communication and the notion of unity in diversity beyond pigeonhole thinking and caste mentality. The exhibition architecture incorporates these ideas. Each of the six artists has her own separate exhibition space, which are arranged to provide clear visual relations to each other. The center of the exhibition is an open communication forum, which allows the visitor a view in all directions – both literally and metaphorically.

Catalog
The catalog, edited by Ralf Beil and Uta Ruhkamp in separate German and English versions, with a preface by Ralf Beil and an introduction by Uta Ruhkamp, essays by Urvashi Butalia, head of the feminist publishing house Zubaan, and Roobina Karode, director of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi and Noida, as well as in-depth interviews with all six artists conducted by Uta Ruhkamp. Hatje Cantz Publishers, 240 pages with 150 illustrations, 24 x 31 cm, hardcover, 38 € in the museum shop.

The exhibition will be held from April, 29. until October 7, 2018.

Press preview on Thursday, April 26, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Opening on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7 p.m. with party from 9 p.m.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is one of Lower Saxony“s cultural beacons. Opened in 1994, the non-profit foundation above all realizes wide-ranging thematic cultural history exhibitions alongside major monographic presentations of contemporary art. A unique architectural feature is the 16-meter high and 1600 square meter large exhibition space-a Germany-wide unparalleled possibility space for art and cultural with a large international impact.

Company-Contact
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
Phone: 05361266969
E-Mail: info@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
Url: http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

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Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
Phone: 05361266969
E-Mail: presse@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
Url: http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

Art Culture

Nominations for the August Sander Award 2018

Portrait Photography Prize for young talent meets with international response

Nominations for the August Sander Award 2018

The jury of the August Sander Award, Photo: Janet Sinica

The response to the competition for the August Sander Award donated by Ulla Bartenbach and Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach was excellent. Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur received more than 160 national and international contributions from artists under 40 years of age, including some from America, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Iran and the UK. Following intensive discussions among the members of the jury, a short list was drawn up from the numerous entries, and one of these photographers will be awarded the prize:

Hieronymus Ahrens (Germany): „City for the Blind“, 2016-2017

Michele Borzoni (Italy): „Workers byout“, 2017

Snezhana von Büdingen (Russia/Germany): „Begegnung mit Sofie“, 2017-2018

Dan Hirsch (Israel/Germany): „My Life as a Man, since 2009

Paul Kranzler (Austria): „Syndicate 18 / Youth Portraits“, 1993-2013

Masixole Ncevu (South Africa): „Isolation“, 2017

Francesco Neri (Italy): „Farmers, 2016-2018

Nelli Palomäki (Finland): „Shared“, since 2016

„The various thematic approaches have taken up questions of current political and social topics, presented life plans and biographical episodes and explored media-reflexive fields. In addition, the great majority of the works were of excellent artistic quality“, saw the jury, comprising Dr. Anja Bartenbach (from the donor family), Gabriele Conrath-Scholl (Die Photographische Samlung/SK Stiftung Kultur), Hans Eijkelboom (artist), Prof. Dr. Ursula Frohne (University of Münster) and Dr. Gabriele Hofer-Hagenauer (Landesgalerie Linz/Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum).

April 24, 2018 we will announce the winner of the August Sander Award. The ceremony will take place September 6, 2018, in the context of the opening of the exhibition „August Sander – Master works. Photographs from People of the 20th Century“ at Die Photographische Sammlung/Stiftung Kultur in Cologne.

Starting in 2018, the August Sander Award will be conferred every two years. The prize is designed to promote young, contemporary artistic approaches to objective and conceptual photography. The prize was named after August Sander (1876-1964) because Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur holds in its August Sander Archive the largest collection of original works by that artist anywhere in the world. In honor of Sander“s significant portrait photography, the photographic works submitted by the applicants should primarily revolve around the theme of portraying people.

Press images from the nominee“s series can be downloaded using the following link: http://bit.ly/2pN0Ra3

With its collection, the scholarly maintenance of its holdings, its research projects, and its exhibitions, all of which center around objective, documentary photography, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur contributes to a wide range of regional, national, and international artistic and cultural offerings.The institution“s collection comprises more than 30,000 works by historical and contemporary photographers of various nationalities. A significant share of these-more than 10,500 negatives and 5,500 original prints-is part of the August Sander Archive, followed by negatives and prints from important series by the artist couple Bernd and Hilla Becher. These two photographic stances, are since 1992 and 1996, in terms of style and content decisive for the further development of the collection.
There are two to three exhibitions a year, most of them accomponied by publications compiled at Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur. Presentations are organized that are assembled from the institution“s own collection as well as displays of works that enter into a dialogue with it. The exchange with regional, national, and international institutions plays an important role, as evidenced by numerous collaborative exhibition projects and a lively circulation of loans.

Company-Contact
Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur
Gabriele Conrath-Scholl
Im Mediapark 7
50670 Köln
Phone: +4922188895300
E-Mail: photographie@sk-kultur.de
Url: http://www.photographie-sk-kultur.de

Press
SK Stiftung Kultur der Sparkasse KölnBonn
Ralf Convents
Im Mediapark 7
50670 Köln
Phone: +4922188895105
E-Mail: pr@sk-kultur.de
Url: http://www.sk-kultur.de

Art Culture

Tracing Transformations – Photographic Impressions between Landscape and Living Environment by Laurenz Berges, Michael Collins, and Paola De Pietri

New exhibitions of Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne | Preview for the Press: Thursday, March 1, 11:00 a.m.

Tracing Transformations - Photographic Impressions between Landscape and Living Environment by Laurenz Berges, Michael Collins, and Paola De Pietri

Paola De Pietri: No title (01), from the series „Questa Pianura“, 2014 (Source: © Paola De Pietri)

You can accredit yourself for the press preview by sending an informal e-mail message to pr@sk-kultur.de.

Opening: Thursday, March 1, 7:00 p.m.

The „Tracing Transformations“ project presents three positions from three different countries: Laurenz Berges (*1966) from Düsseldorf, Michael Collins (*1961) from London, and Paola De Pietri (*1960) from Reggio Emilia, Italy. Their photographs focus on landscape-related and structural phenomena that they primarily discovered in the vicinity of their studios or their homes and in this respect can be studied over the long term. All three of them attentively observe the meticulous transformation of their environment and use their large-format cameras and therefore the high image quality they achieve to document factual and atmospheric conditions.

The concept of „Tracing Transformations“ finds multilayered analogies in the photographs by the three artists. It can refer to weathering, but it can also illustrate a form of intuition and decomposition, dissolution and change. On display are documentary but above all contemplative photographs that deny any premature answers, take the metier to its limits, and challenge our visual curiosity.

The spectrum of motifs in the photographs by Laurenz Berges makes reference to constellations of urban landscapes, to buildings, constructions, and spaces that, used and used up over decades and often abandoned, tell stories about everyday occurrences. His preferred terrain is the Ruhr region, where he finds, for example, simply built townhouses from the postwar period; discovers the avant-corps of a building from the turn of the 20th century that displays a bizarre, apparently useless wooden frame; three bells arranged on a wall that features countless signs of use and whose nameplates are blurred; a plane tree that was planted a long time ago and whose roots have grown under the pavement, raising several stone slabs. Yet no one seems to walk here anymore; the streets that Berges takes pictures of come across as deserted and show no signs of any future modernization.

Michael Collins is presenting a selection of photographs from three different areas of his work. The diptych „Hoo Flats“ features landscape views in the estuaries of the Thames and the Medway east of London and constitutes the culmination of the three years he spent working in this area. The artist found an imposing tree in Hampstead Heath in London and photographed it from three different perspectives. The photographer approaches the representational area of the sculptural with the three photographs taken in industrial areas. These images are also historical evidence of spent labor and situative atmospheres. In his oeuvre, Collins reflects on the metaphysical qualities of the medium of photography; he sees photography as equivalent to other artistic media, such as painting.

The buildings and trees Paola De Pietri photographed between 2014 and 2017 are situated in the northern Italian Po Basin in the Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, and Veneto regions. Paola De Pietri“s delicately elaborated black-and-white photographs are characterized by a discretely stringent aesthetic. The motifs are the solitary trees and houses so typical of the region. The spacious character of the fertile basin with its fields and rows is exemplified by a relatively low horizon. The misty weather, the leafless trees document a colder and less colorful season, which De Pietri took advantage of for her work to achieve a visual emphasis of the seemingly exemplary motifs. The outlines of the more distant objects dissolve and merge in a light, foggy background.

These works by Laurenz Berges, Michael Collins and Paola De Pietri encounter one another for the first time in this exhibition. It unites their intuition and their sharp eye for temporary as well as timeless realities, for facts and gradual transformations, as well as their sensitivity for the specifically fine aesthetic that arises from it.

A leporello (German/English) will be published to accompany each of the artistic positions. Assembled in a slipcase, as artistic publications the leporellos have been designed to acquire collector“s value. (Snoeck Verlag, Cologne; graphic design: Claudia Ott, Düsseldorf)

Concurrently in Room 2:
A Look at the Collection: Landscape – Transformation – Space

With this presentation accompanying the main exhibition, Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur presents historical and contemporary works that once more intensify the artistic examination of the subject matter. Focus is placed on three selected works that were transferred from the holdings of the Stiftung Kunst im Landesbesitz, North Rhine-Westphalia, represented by the Kunstsammlung NRW, to Die Photographische Sammlung as permanent loans in 2017. These works by Boris Becker, Elger Esser, und Candida Höfer are now being thematically and formally related with positions from our own collection by Lawrence Beck, Lee Friedlander and Pierre Bonnard, and Albert Renger-Patzsch in a group exhibition.

These will be joined by conceptually related works by Albert Renger-Patzsch, Burkhard Jüttner, and Klaus Rinke from the LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn. The presentation also explores the alternative ways of depicting the landscape that exemplify humankind“s access to nature as well as the relationship between subject and conceptual realization.

Room 3:
A Look at the Collection: Paul Dobe: Photographic Studies of Nature and the Finding of Forms

Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur contains a comprehensive collection of prints, negatives, slides, graphic motifs, and further documents by Paul Dobe (1880-1965). A trained draftsman, in his oeuvre he concentrated on studying nature, turning his attention toward flowers and plant structures. He may have possibly met Karl Blossfeldt in 1905 during his studies at the teaching institute of the Museum of Applied Arts in Berlin, where Blossfeldt taught „plant modeling“.

The black-and-white photographs by Paul Dobe feature flowers and trees as well as photographic reproductions of his drawings. Taken with great precision, the images have been carefully mounted and labeled: with quasi-scientific aspiration and against a botanical background, Dobe sought principles of construction, a law of form based in nature. Dobe devoted himself to the photographic portrayal of different cloud formations with similar impetus. These images are also included in the exhibition. In addition, the photographic sheets that pursue the idea of the principles of order taken from nature in an abstract way and ultimately condense into the new creation of pure forms have a surprising impact.

Press queries: +49 (0)221 888 95 105

The press images in conjunction with the exhibitions can be downloaded directly from http://bit.ly/2mSBVzZ

With its collection, the scholarly maintenance of its holdings, its research projects, and its exhibitions, all of which center around objective, documentary photography, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur contributes to a wide range of regional, national, and international artistic and cultural offerings.The institution“s collection comprises more than 30,000 works by historical and contemporary photographers of various nationalities. A significant share of these-more than 10,500 negatives and 5,500 original prints-is part of the August Sander Archive, followed by negatives and prints from important series by the artist couple Bernd and Hilla Becher. These two photographic stances, are since 1992 and 1996, in terms of style and content decisive for the further development of the collection.
There are two to three exhibitions a year, most of them accomponied by publications compiled at Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur. Presentations are organized that are assembled from the institution“s own collection as well as displays of works that enter into a dialogue with it. The exchange with regional, national, and international institutions plays an important role, as evidenced by numerous collaborative exhibition projects and a lively circulation of loans.

Company-Contact
Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur
Gabriele Conrath-Scholl
Im Mediapark 7
50670 Köln
Phone: +4922188895300
E-Mail: photographie@sk-kultur.de
Url: http://www.photographie-sk-kultur.de

Press
SK Stiftung Kultur der Sparkasse KölnBonn
Ralf Convents
Im Mediapark 7
50670 Köln
Phone: +4922188895105
E-Mail: pr@sk-kultur.de
Url: http://www.sk-kultur.de

Art Culture

Sthlm Tailors to an English Speaking Audience

Sthlm Tailors to an English Speaking Audience

PechaKucha Night #62

A night of thinking and drinking will take place at Noden, Stockholm.
Tailoring to Stockholm’s ever changing demographic, this free, English language event will present a mix of Stockholm based Journalists, Music Producers, Digital Strategists to inspire a crowd of Entrepreneurs, Researchers, Designers, Artists and more. A dozen creatives will share the best they’ve got in 6 minutes and 40 seconds. 20 images get 20 seconds each. Unlike Ted Talks, the event seeks to celebrate and inspire creatives at every level of their career. The night will feature a compulsory drink break.

FREE ENTRANCE!

Doors open at 7.30pm – first presenter on stage at 20.20pm sharp!

The event will take place at Noden, a hub for ’spiritual atheism‘ that embraces the idea of doocracy.

TONIGHT“S PRESENTERS:

Claes Olson, Music Entrepreneur, Owner of COMEDIA and Founder of Indie Music Sweden
„Silence and Sounds: 1 + 1 = 3“
https://indiesweden.se/

Jane Ruffino, Content Designer and Content Manager at Daresay Digital Agency
„The Courage Report“
https://daresay.co/

Jesper Årström, Digital Worker
„Proximity Value“
www.jesperarstrom.com

Jonas Freden, Journalist
„How to Write“
https://www.facebook.com/jonasfredenjournalistik/

Sumbo Temo,Journalist
„The Node – a Home for Syntheism and Co-creation“
https://www.facebook.com/noden.sthlm/

Leigh Fitzjames, Creative Producer and Tonight’s Host
„The Thingification of All Thinks“
www.humanstoryteller.com

PechaKucha 2020 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps- just about anything, really – in the PechaKucha 2020 format. Svensk Form is an ambassador for PechaKucha in Sweden. PechaKucha was created by the architect duo Klein-Dytham in Tokyo in 2003.

Transmedia in U.K., NYC, Sweden

Contact
Human Storyteller
Leigh Fitzjames
Stockholm 01
12345 Stockholm
Phone: 46732429793
E-Mail: leigh@Humanstoryteller.com
Url: http://www.humanstoryteller.com

Art Culture

New single „Golden Ratio“ by orange ate kid (OAK)

OAK announces new EP „Thrive and Prosper“.

New single "Golden Ratio" by orange ate kid (OAK)

orange ate kid (Source: OAK)

The band, orange ate kid (OAK) from Hamburg, can´t stand still or rest. The title of the new EP „Thrive and Prosper“ says it all.

Since Friday, January 19, 2018, there is a foretaste of the upcoming OAK EP „Thrive and Prosper“ on YouTube. The wonderful filmmaker Lukas Prezel has been accompanying the band for some time and also made the video shoot for the song „Golden Ratio“ of the new OAK EP „Thrive and Prosper“.

Here´s the video for „Golden Ratio“.

„The hard and sweaty work on our second EP „Thrive and Prosper“ has finally come to an end,“ the band says.

orange ate kid (oak) is continuously working on their sound since their foundation in 2012. Energetic alternativ rock combined with elements of post-hardcore would probably fit the most when trying to describe their style of music. Joining a show will be a prove of their powerful dynamic performance as well. The band released their debut EP „Waterlungs“ followed by the single „We are the Island“ and two music videos. The release of „Thrive and Prosper“ will now lead to a wider range of songs that can be experienced at one of their upcoming shows.

Text section of Golden Ratio:

All that was, all that will be
Does not matter now
All that is, all that counts,
Is that we feel alive.

Refrain:
Stop for a second and lift your head,
Deeply breathe,
And then contemplate ‚bout this:
That you’re thankful to be alive
It’s time to be alive (2x)

Preorder the new EP on www.weareoak.de

orange ate kid (oak) schrauben seit 2012 an ihrem eigenen Sound, der als kraftvoller Alternative Rock mit Post-Hardcore Elementen beschrieben werden kann. Wer die Band in den letzten Jahren verfolgt hat, weiß, dass sich die Energie auch live voll entlädt und es dabei mal härter und mal weicher zugeht. In den letzten Jahren sind die EP „Waterlungs“, die Single „We are the Island“ und zwei Musikvideos entstanden. Zusammen mit der aktuellen EP „Thrive and Prosper“, für deren Schaffensprozess sich die Band länger als bisher in ihren Hamburger Bunker zurückgezogen hatte, entsteht somit eine dynamische Basis, die das Live-Set der kommenden Shows bestimmen wird.

Contact
orange ate kid (OAK)
Kevin Lange
Hauke-Haien-Weg 16
22149 Hamburg
Phone: 0049 (0)15786745466
E-Mail: booking@orangeatekid.de
Url: http://www.orangeatekid.de

Art Culture

New prize for portrait photography

„August Sander Award“ to recognize artists aged 40 and under

New prize for portrait photography

August Sander: Country Band, 1913, © Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander (Source: Archive, Cologne; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017)

A new prize for portrait photography is to be conferred every two years starting in 2018. The „August Sander Award,“ endowed with EUR5,000, has been initiated by Ulla Bartenbach and Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach in collaboration with Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany.

In addition to the prize money, the winner will have the opportunity of an exhibition of his or her works at Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, organized in collaboration with the artist.

The prize is designed to promote young, contemporary artistic approaches to objective and conceptual photography. Eligible to participate are artists working either in Germany or abroad who are aged 40 and under and whose main focus is photography.

The prize was named after August Sander (1876-1964) because Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur holds in its August Sander Archive the largest collection of original works by that artist anywhere in the world. In honor of Sander“s significant portrait photography, the photographic works submitted by the applicants should primarily revolve around the theme of portraying people.

The jury is composed of five members: a curator, an art historian from the academic field, an artist, a representative from the donator family, and a representative from Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur.

The entry deadline is 28 February 2018. The award ceremony will take place in September 2018 on the premises of Die Photographische Sammlung. Download for the complete call for entries with all competition conditions: http://bit.ly/2BiH3n6

Press enquiries: +49 221 888 95 105

With its collection, the scholarly maintenance of its holdings, its research projects, and its exhibitions, all of which center around objective, documentary photography, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur contributes to a wide range of regional, national, and international artistic and cultural offerings.The institution“s collection comprises more than 30,000 works by historical and contemporary photographers of various nationalities. A significant share of these-more than 10,500 negatives and 5,500 original prints-is part of the August Sander Archive, followed by negatives and prints from important series by the artist couple Bernd and Hilla Becher. These two photographic stances, are since 1992 and 1996, in terms of style and content decisive for the further development of the collection.
There are two to three exhibitions a year, most of them accomponied by publications compiled at Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur. Presentations are organized that are assembled from the institution“s own collection as well as displays of works that enter into a dialogue with it. The exchange with regional, national, and international institutions plays an important role, as evidenced by numerous collaborative exhibition projects and a lively circulation of loans.

Company-Contact
Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur
Gabriele Conrath-Scholl
Im Mediapark 7
50670 Köln
Phone: +4922188895300
E-Mail: photographie@sk-kultur.de
Url: http://www.photographie-sk-kultur.de

Press
SK Stiftung Kultur der Sparkasse KölnBonn
Ralf Convents
Im Mediapark 7
50670 Köln
Phone: +4922188895105
E-Mail: pr@sk-kultur.de
Url: http://www.sk-kultur.de

Art Culture

Santiago Ribeiro´s exhibition at Nasdaq OMX Group and Thomson Reuters Sign in Times Square, New York city.

Santiago Ribeiro´s exhibition at Nasdaq OMX Group and Thomson Reuters Sign in Times Square, New York city.

Art by Santiago Ribeiro at Times Square, New York city

New York, USA, 14/11/2017 -The power of image in Times Square in New York with art by Santiago Ribeiro in Huffingtonpost
The continuity of the multimedia exhibition of Santiago Ribeiro in Times Square in New York in the international press.
There are many international members of social communication that have made reference to the show of Santiago Ribeiro in the giants „screens“ of New York.
Portuguese surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro continues with the impressive multimedia exhibition in the giant screens of Time Square in New York, the show is already in the fourth month.
A pioneering idea, the use of the giant screens of the world’s largest multimedia square to share art with the general public.
Founder and promoter of International Surrealism Now is now planning for the next phase of Surrealism Now exhibitions in Portugal in the center region. There are already several spaces for the end of 2017 and 2018.

In relation to work in Times Square Ribeiro has been mentioned by the media very often, Here are some examples:
U.S. embassy in Lisbon; Huffingtonpost ; Times Square Chronicles; New York City News; Portuguese American Journal, New York Statesman; New York Telegraph; New York Business Expo; Art in New York City; Today in New York; New York Latino News; New York USA eventer; New York BUSINESS JOURNAL; New York Events; NYC.com; New York City Guide; New York City NOW; The US News; North America News; US Press Association; Daily Magazine : VHM magazine
; Today in the News;. Long Island City Journal ; Long Island radio 106.1 BLI; Brooklyn Down Town Star; ManhattanWeek; Central Jersey; MetroSource; Morningstar; Maryland News Desk; EconoTimes; StreetInsider; at MSNBC Imagem intercalada 1; Herald Globe; US and Canada report
; TeleTrader Public Web Station; Globe Advisor; Santa Fe News; Springfield News Sun; Big News Network; Wn World news; WorldWideWithKids; Central Charts, Silicon Valley Globe;
from Italy Digital Meets Culture;
from UK The Guardian Witness ; Invest Money UK;
from Russia Pravda in Portuguese; PublisherNews.Ru; FotoTelegraf.ru; InfoDays.ru;
from Portugal and Spain Diario de Notícias de Madeira, Campeão das Províncias, Radio Regional Centro; i Press Journal; Portugal Global ; Luso Jornal; Luso Americano; RevistaPort
; Bom Dia Europa: Spain“s Pressenza ; Diario Siglo XXI; Europa24horas; EstrellaDigital.es; BarcelonaDigital 24horas; Tarragona Noticias; Madrid Noticias; Diario ABC; Revista Cultural BlancoSobreNegro; Noticias de Viajes.es: Arte Guia de Concursos; Revista Digital Corazon; PressPeople; HechosdeHoy;
from France Le Parisien; Bel 7 Infos; 75 Agende Cuturel ; Le Progres ; .Le Musee Prive
; Pressenza fr ; Le Guide Culturel;
from USA and more Don 411 News; e360tv; Forex TV; San Francisco Chronicle ; DC Life Magazine ;
Supply Chain Dive; Couth Magazine; BestSeller Magazine; Web 2.0 Journal; a Rain of Thought; Sightseers“Delight; The Business Journals; One News Page; Olympia Journal; Broadway World; National Geographic; tripadvisor; Yahoo Finance ; World News.Easy Branches; Digital Journal; NEXT STOP magazine; SouthCarolina Magazine; Live Wire Reporter; Eandt News; Maine News Reporter; Tripura Newspaper; Wisconsin Chronicle; NCR online Journal; Get News; MEERUT REPORTER ; Maria Liberati food and travel news; MENAFNnews; SPi World News; ForwardGeek news; magazine.GREZOO; The Woven Tale Press; My Long Lines; Paris Guardian; Paris News.Net;
from Ukraine Vector News.eu; 20minut.ua; Interfax.ua;
from Bulgaria Novosiane;
from Pakistan BBC Record London;
from Phillippines Pacific Press Agency;
from India Maharashtra Herald; Sikkim Journal; Ians.in; SOA WORLD Magazine; Mumbai Daily;
from Africa Lua Press; TkusNews;
from Serbia at SerbiaNewsToday

and so many other endless publications.

In addition to the large personal investment some sponsorship comes from the Bissaya Barreto Foundation, Condeixa-a-Nova House Mayor and the North American MagicCraftsman Studio.
The Times Square pieces are part of the International Surrealism Now group exhibit, an ongoing project that Ribeiro began in 2010 to showcase the work of surrealist artists from all over the world. He conceived the International Surrealism Now movement in Coimbra with a major exhibit organized by Bissaya Barreto.
As Ribeiro continues planning the project“s next phase, he is testing innovative exhibition spaces such as Times Square. His ambition for Winter 2018 is to launch the largest world exhibition of contemporary Surrealism art in Europe. The initial exhibit of paintings, drawings, digital art, photographs and sculpture — with more than 100 artists from 48 countries participating — is expected to be shown at several museums, monuments and public spaces throughout Portugal.

don´t complicate your mind.

contacts: 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, USA+1 212-401-8700

Info contact: santiago ribeiro,santiagoribeiropainting@gmail.comESTRADA DA BEIRA 17, n503, 5V, 3030-173, COIMBRA, PORTUGAL, UE, mobil number: 00351 964485027

Embassy adress and contacts:

Embaixada dos EUA Lisboa
Avenida das Foras Armadas
1600-081 Lisboa
Telefone: 351-21-727-3300
Fax: 351-21-726-9109
opalisbon@state.gov
https://pt.usembassy.gov/pt/

International Surrealism Now – Full Service

The „International Surrealism Now“ began in 2010 in Coimbra, when Santiago Ribeiro conceived a major exhibition organized by Bissaya Barreto Foundation. This event has been in Conímbriga celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Monographic Museum (second most visited museum in Portugal). The show has also been in Paris with the support of GAPP – Art Gallery Portugal Presente and Liba WS, organized once again by the Bissaya Barreto Foundation and Santiago Ribeiro, and in Madrid with the support of Yamal Din. After that it went to Dallas with the support of the American surrealist artist Shahla Rosa. Also in Lisbon with Victor Lages and in Porto with Francisco Urbano.

Lately it has been presented at the medieval Castle of Pao da Ega, organized by Rede de Bibliotecas and House Mayor of Condeixa-a-Nova

At present, the „International Surrealism Now“ includes artists from 48 countries: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam.

The exhibition consists of a variety of artworks including drawing, painting, photography, digital art and sculpture.

Contact
https://www.facebook.com/internationalsurrealismnow.org/
Phil Norman
estrada da beira, 503, 5ºV 503
3030-173 Coimbra
Phone: +351964485027
E-Mail: surrealsurrealsurreal@gmail.com
Url: https://santiagoribeiro.exposure.co

Art Culture

Comedy Club Munich Hosts Munich“s biggest English-German Comedy Show on November 10, 2016

Comedians from all over the world including Ireland, Canada and the USA will come to Munich in November for The Biggest English-German Comedy Show in Germany.

Comedy Club Munich Hosts Munich"s biggest English-German Comedy Show on November 10, 2016

Comedy Club Munich

Comedy Club Munich – Munich’s biggest bi-lingual comedy group – has invited international comedians from several countries including Canada, USA, Ireland and Germany. This event is the biggest German-English speaking Comedy Show in 2017. The following will be on stage Mark „n“ Simon – a German based comedy duo; Matt Devereux from Toronto; Lois Bromfield from the USA; Bake This, the English Improv Theatre Group in Munich, Mel Kelly, the founder of the Comedy Club Munich.

The show will be available on:
Friday, 10. November at
Theaterzelt Das Schloss, Schwere-Reiter-Straße 15, 80637 München.

The event not only show cases a variety of comedic acts, but also presents a variety of comedic styles. Comedians Mark n“ Simon, from Germany, blend comedy with music mixed with slapstick and wordplay. Bake This is the English Improv Theatre Group in Munich. With its inspiring and imaginative spontaneity, they amaze their audience. Matt Devereux – a Canadian comedian living in Germany – is set to give his comedic reflections as a Canadian living in Germany. His comedy style is „energetic and dynamic.“ Devereux is the founder of two Comedy Clubs in Munich. Lois Bromfield began her career as a comedian at The Comedy Store in LA. She performed in many clubs throughout the U.S as well as countless television appearances and appeared in our show in June. And from the Comedy Club Munich: Gudrun Wahnschaffe from Berlin and Tom Alex from Munich.

About Comedy Club Munich
Comedy Club Munich was founded by Irish comedian Mel Kelly and friends. He has won several European humorous speech contests in English and German and performed standup comedy in the Ireland, Czech Republic, Sweden and in Germany. Andreas Beckenbach from Saxony delivers humor with quirky stories and punchlines that his audiences love. These comedians will also be on the stage on the 10. November at Theaterzelt Das Schloss.
For more information about or to purchase tickets for the event visit:
http://comedy-club-munich.com/

Im deutsch-/ englisch sprachigen Comedy Club Munich erwarten Sie Mel Kelly, Andreas Beckenbach und Brigitte Herder mit ihren Stand – up Comedy Programmen. Zu ihren Shows laden sie andere Comedians ein und so erleben Sie jedes Mal eine völlig neue Show.

Contact
Comedy Club Munich GbR
Brigitte Herder
Quiddestr. 72
81735 München
Phone: 089 / 450 81 775
E-Mail: info@comedy-club-munich.com
Url: http://comedy-club-munich.com/

Art Culture

NEVER ENDING STORIES. The Loop in Art, Film, Architecture, Music, Literature and Cultural History from October 29, 2017 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

In today“s world, the loop seems to be virtually ubiquitous-whether in music, on the internet, in video art, or in hotel lobbies and living rooms, where monitors present the endless crackling of an open fire or fish swim around in aquariums.

NEVER ENDING STORIES. The Loop in Art, Film, Architecture, Music, Literature and Cultural History   from October 29, 2017 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Yayoi Kusama, „Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away“, 2013 (Source: © Yayoi Kusama)

With „Never Ending Stories,“ the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents the first extensive examination of the loop phenomenon in art, film, architecture, music, literature and cultural history, taking a comprehensive interdisciplinary look at the subject as regards time and place as well as form and content. Cyclicality in self-contained systems can be traced from the Ancient Egyptian serpent Ouroboros that devours its own tail to contemporary multimedia installations, significantly designating trance, dream and trauma in the human psyche. The architectural parcours developed especially for the gallery and the great hall in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg enables numerous mental rotations as well as spatial-physical looping experiences. The scope of the show ranges from the „Ouroboros“ Octagon and the „Zen“ Hall to the quadratic mirrored „Music Hall.“ In the process, chapters of the exhibition such as „Endless Eros,“ „The Digestion of the World“ and „Architecture without End“ continually expand into cinema, installation and self-awareness spaces: generously sized black boxes featuring video loops by Salla Tykkä, Rodney Graham and Omer Fast, for example, are juxtaposed with immersive room installations by artists like Douglas Gordon, Ragnar Kjartansson and Bruce Nauman. In „Never Ending Stories“ you can experience almost contrapuntally Yayoi Kusama“s trancelike light infinity measuring just four by four meters and Gregor Schneider“s ultimate space loop „Bathroom“ spanning over 500 square meters.

The Artists
Adel Abdessemed, Abramović/Ulay, Francis Alys, Rosa Barba, Robert Barta, Thomas Bayrle, Max Beckmann, Joseph Beuys, Michel Blazy, Etienne-Louis Boullee, Marcel Broodthaers, Philip Corner, Julio Cortázar, Attila Csörgö, Salvador Dalí, Wim Delvoye, Marcel Duchamp, Thomas A. Edison, Maurits Cornelis Escher, Juan Esteban Fassio, Omer Fast, Leon Ferrari, Sandra Filic, Robert Filliou, Fischli/Weiss, Robert Fludd, Frank B. Gilbreth, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Max Grau, Anton Henning, Seiko Hirata, James Joyce, William Kentridge, Athanasius Kircher, Ragnar Kjartansson, Kraftwerk, Yayoi Kusama, Stanley Kubrick, Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, Tim Lewis, Sarah Lucas, Guillaume de Machaut, Michael Maier, Matthäus Merian the Elder, Robert Müller, Juan Munoz, Eadweard Muybridge, Bruce Nauman, OMA, Nam June Paik, Giambattista della Porta, Barbara Probst, Markus Raetz, Bridget Riley, Peter Roehr, Raymond Roussel, Erik Satie, Markus Schinwald, Gregor Schneider, Richard Serra, Shunso Shoju, Nedko Solakov, Daniel Spoerri, Gertrude Stein, Donna Summer, Roland Topor, Salla Tykkä, Günther Uecker, Andy Warhol and many more.

The Catalogue
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, edited by Ralf Beil. The catalogue is published by Hatje Cantz Verlag. The hardcover publication in a German and an English edition encompasses 360 pages, circa 650 illustrations. 45 € in the museum shop.

The exhibition will be held from October 29, 2017 until February 18, 2018.

Press preview on Thursday, October 26, 2017, 11:15 a.m. The artist Gregor Schneider is present.

Opening on Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7 p.m. with party from 9 p.m.

Photo: Yayoi Kusama, „Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away“, 2013 © Yayoi Kusama. Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; YAYOI KUSAMA Inc.

Das Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg wurde im Jahr 1994 eröffnet und kann bereits heute auf eine einzigartige Geschichte mit einer Vielzahl maßgeblicher Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen zurückblicken. Es ist in kurzer Zeit gelungen, das Haus regional zu verankern und gleichzeitig international Beachtung zu finden. Das Museum ist der Kunst aus Gegenwart und Moderne gewidmet und es vereint die verschiedensten Medien, angefangen von Malerei, über Skulpturen und Fotografie, Video und neue Medien bis zu Mode und Design. Das imposante, modernistische Gebäude im Zentrum der Stadt gelegen, präsentiert auf 3500 qm Ausstellungsfläche sowohl wechselnde Ausstellungen als auch Werke aus der Sammlung.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

Company-Contact
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
Phone: 05361266969
E-Mail: info@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
Url: http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

Press
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
Phone: 05361266969
E-Mail: presse@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
Url: http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de