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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

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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/

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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

Art Culture

CONTEMPORISM THE POP-UP LONDON

27th of September – 1st of October

CONTEMPORISM THE POP-UP LONDON

Contemporism The Pop-Up London

Saarbrücken – Gallery ZIMMERLING & JUNGFLEISCH presents Contemporism the Pop-Up London at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick lane From the 27th of September until the 1st of October.

„For lovers of Urban art we’re thrilled to host a unique and temporary experience and we invite those art enthusiasts skeptical or not yet convinced about this genre to join us and the artists themselves.“ said Patrick Jungfleisch alias RESO, co-owner and founder of Gallery Zimmerling & Jungfleisch.

„Art from the streets on display indoors isn’t a new thing…to talk with our artists, be up close and personal as they paint, this is going to be unique not only for the artist but also for the visitors themselves. We’re calling this the Contemporism experience.“

THE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, 27th September:

17:30 – 21:00 Press Preview

Thursday, 28th September:

10:00 – 17:00 Pre-Opening Sneak peek, limited to 1st 500 registered!

19:00 – 21:00 Official opening (Invite only)

Friday, 29th September:

10:00 – 21:00 Exhibition day with Live Painting by Sen2

Saturday, 30th September:

10:00 – 21:00 Exhibition day with Live Painting Duo Sen2 & Remi Rough

14:00 – 15:00 Talking Urban with Sen2 & Reso

Sunday, 1st of October:

10:00 – 21:00 Exhibition day with Live Painting by Reso

THE STORY

Since 1576 Shoreditch has been home to artists and Art itself…

From Shakespeare to Chaplin…Banksy to Shepard Fairey – Shoreditch“s affinity with Contemporary art genres is legendary as are the legends themselves!

For well over 400 years it“s been an incubation hub for all those who wish to push the boundaries of contemporary Moralism! Contemporary art feels at home here, that’s why we’ve chosen Shoreditch for our first Contemporism Pop-Up.

We have artists from around the world…USA, Canada, Russia, Germany, France and the UK. We are proud to exhibit their works in London!

THE ARTISTS

Jef Aerosol, Jean Faucher, Tanc, L“Atlas, 123Klan, Sen2, Reso, Stohead, Heiko Zahlmann, Pro176, Crash, Remi Rough, Alexey Luka, Swiz, LX.One, Dave Kinsey.

Those who want to attend our Sneak Peek event on the 28th of September just need to visit our website and click the Sneak Peek button. The first 500 registered will receive their tickets via Email.

For further information visit our website www.contemporism.art or follow our event news via http://www.facebook.com/Contemporism .

Stay updated by searching #Contemporism.

To RSVP for our press preview email us at rsvp@contemporism.art

Our gallery pursues a clear contemporary art program with special focus and emphasis on the genre Urban. We represent an ever growing portfolio of international urban artists.

The gallery advises conscientious collectors and institutional clients how best to establish or expand their art collections. Patrick Jungfleisch alias RESO is one of our represented artists as well as an artistic consultant.

Company-Contact
Galerie Zimmerling & Jungfleisch
Nina Reinhardt
Europaallee 27d
66113 Saarbrücken
Phone: +49 (0) 681 38 37 89 88
E-Mail: nina.reinhardt@zimmerling-jungfleisch.com
Url: http://www.zimmerling-jungfleisch.com

Press
Galerie Zimmerling & Jungfleisch
Michael Hughes
Europaallee 27d
66113 Saarbrücken
Phone: +49 (0) 681 38 37 89 88
E-Mail: michael@reso1.de
Url: http://www.zimmerling-jungfleisch.com

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New art you Never get Tired of

Carolin Israel exhibits 11 paintings at RPR ART

New art you Never get Tired of

Carolin Israel, Beetlejuice, 2017.

Young artist Carolin Israel, a former student of Katharina Grosse, shows 11 of her latest paintings online at RPR ART until September 17, 2017. This is the first exhibition by the recently founded art advisory business that dedicates exhibition space to selected talented artists from Düsseldorf Kunstakademie.

Carolin Israel was born in Chemnitz, Germany, in 1990. She has completed her Master Degree in Art at Academy of Fine Art, Dresden in 2014. From 2015 to 2016, she studied with Professor Katharina Grosse and Professor Tomma Abts at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 2017, she worked in New York City. She has received numerous grants and prizes, among them the Lucas Cranach Grant of the city of Wittenberg in 2014. The artistlives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Early into her studies at theAcademy of Fine Arts in Dresden, Carolin Israel found art as the base of her daily doings and as a journey for her personality as well: „I always have the feeling that I“m working and making progress on something bigger that wants to be discovered“.

Israel wants to make an honest statement and explore the field of painting with her art. „My works are supposed to have a visual impact, that invites the viewer to take the time to observe and to develop their own thoughts.“ German artist Katharina Grosse has influenced her very much. In the future, Israel wishes to expand her art by provoking even more questions and thoughts to invite others to be open, to see new things, and to look at supposedly familiar things in different ways.

The artist mostly works in layers of acrylic and oil colours as well as some techniques with airbrush and cans. Israel: „I rarely ever start my works with a concrete sketch or plan. I usually follow my imagination.“ In general, she works on many art pieces simultaneously. Sometimes she draws as well and uses coal and ink on paper.

In her 11 paintings on display, Carolin Israel offers a fresh view on nature („Spring“, „Fire walk with me“, „Flora and Fauna“) and gives a still life setting a modern twist in „Krug“ („Pitcher“). She incorporates not only ancient Greek topics („Homer“) but also uses ideas from the digital world („It“s a me 2“), and gets inspiration from street art („Urban Exploring“). Sometimes the artist uses very bright colours (Raupy) that emphasize a fresh view on things around us. She works in different layers which invites the viewer to always discover something new („windows“, „Beetlejuice“). This way, the beholder develops own imagination and will never grow tired of the images.

The paintings are mostly done in oil or acrylic on MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) and come in different sizes from small to large.

The Online Sales Exhibition on www.rpr-art.com runs through September 17, 2017.

Read our full interview with Carolin Israel at www.rpr-art.com

RPR ART is an art advisory business that helps you find art you like and invest wisely.

Contact
RPR ART
Ruth Polleit Riechert
Ölmühlweg 33C
61462 Königstein
Phone: 0173-6730052
E-Mail: contact@rpr-art.com
Url: http://www.rpr-art.com

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Architectural Lighting and Sound Installation at the Milan Design Week offers a New Vision of Nature

Architectural Lighting and Sound Installation at the Milan Design Week offers a New Vision of Nature

Art Installation offering a New Vision of Nature (Source: Arup)

The Italian architect Raffaella Laezza presents at this year“s Milan Design week an architectural installation with innovative lighting and sound design named „In Absentia_Bio Parco Sonoro_Piazza Castello Milano“. The project is part of the „White in the City“ event and will be shown at the Salotto delle Divinità of Palazzo Cusani, Brera, from 4th to 9th April. International engineering, planning and consulting company Arup created the sound solution for this installation.

The contemporary vision of science enables a new perception of nature. It allows the creation of new geometries inspired by vegetal growth that can be transferred into architecture and design. Raffaella Laezza“s architectural installation consists of a white cube with 4,50m x 4,50m x 4,50m that represents the sacred dimension in nature. Wooden rods known as verticals of light enlighten the space and reliefs on the walls representing verticals of sound turn it into a natural audio environment.

The verticals of light create 121 different gradations of white light, which – when projected on the ancient vault – reinforce the impression of the location“s verticality. The variety of white lights represents the diversity of nature.

In the white cube is a constant faint sound, the so-called white noise, produced by the verticals of sound. This sound is modulated by the presence and movement of the people in the room who interact with the space and, in doing so, reproduce orchestra sections of a classical Italian music composition. The acoustic concept represents the inevitable interdependency of animated nature. It was created by Arup“s German and Dutch acoustic teams. The sound system was provided by Revolution Acoustics.

„The installation „In Absentia_Bio Parco Sonora_Piazza Castello Milano“ is a further development of a recent competition entry for the renovation of Piazza Castello Milano. Due to its close and at the same time abstract relation to nature, it is a perfect addition to the „White in the City“ event at this year“s Milan Design Week.“
– Raffaella Laezza, architect

„The architectural installation represents a geometric code for nature. It was a challenging experience to develop a sound concept that reflects the geometry of the movement of the vegetal growth process.“
– Francesca Coppa, senior sound engineer, Arup Berlin

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world“s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. From more than 90 offices worldwide some 13,000 Arup planners, designers, engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the globe. Arup Germany has offices in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main and Düsseldorf.

Kontakt
Arup Deutschland GmbH
Cinthia Buchheister
Joachimsthaler Straße 41
10623 Berlin
+49 30 885 91092
cinthia.buchheister@arup.com
http://www.arup.com

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Photographs by Pieter Hugo from February 19, 2017 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents with „PIETER HUGO. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea“ the first institutional solo exhibition of the South African photo artist Pieter Hugo in Germany.

Photographs by Pieter Hugo from February 19, 2017 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Pieter Hugo, Asleigh McLean, from the series„There’s a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends”, 2011 (Source: © Pieter Hugo, | Priska Pasquer, Köln)

What divides us and what unites us? How do people of all colors live with the shadows of cultural repression or political dominance? The South African photographer Pieter Hugo (* 1976 in Johannesburg) explores these questions in his portraits, still lifes, and landscapes.

After solo exhibitions at the Hague Museum of Photography, the Musee de l“Elysee Lausanne, Müpa Budapest, and the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson Paris, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg will be the first museum in Germany to present a comprehensive overview of the series with which Pieter Hugo achieved recognition, for example „Looking aside“, „Kin“, „The Hyena & Other Men“, „Permanent Error“, „There“s a Place in Hell For Me and My Friends“, and „Nollywood“ as well as his recent „1994“, „Rwanda 2004: Vestiges of a Genocide“ and „Californian Wildflowers“ projects.

Raised in post-colonial South Africa, where he witnessed the official end of Apartheid in 1994, Hugo has a keen sense for social dissonances. He perceptively makes his way through all social classes with his camera, and not only in his native country but also in places like Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, China and the United States. How do people of all age groups and from the most diverse origins deal with their historical baggage and living conditions? Pieter Hugo“s socio-cultural portraits record the visible traces and scars of lived biography as well as lived-through national history. He is particularly interested in social subcultures, the gulf between the ideal and reality. His pictures feature the homeless; albinos; AIDS sufferers; men who tame hyenas, snakes, and monkeys; people who gather electrical scrap metal in apocalyptic scenarios; costumed Nollywood actors in striking poses, in addition to his own family and friends.

His photographs are non-hierarchical; everyone is treated with the same amount of respect. More artist than anthropologist or documentarian, Hugo captures the „moment of voluntary vulnerability“ (Pieter Hugo) with a pronouncedly detached, but at the same time also empathetic, concise visual language, creating in this way true to life portraits of powerful directness. In many cases, this humanity stands in sharp contrast to the hardships of the social reality engulfing the subjects of his pictures. Entirely in this sense, Pieter Hugo“s photographic still lifes and landscapes occasionally seem like social commentaries or metaphors, complementing his socio-cultural portraits.

Exhibition catalogue:
PIETER HUGO. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Ralf Beil, Uta Ruhkamp (eds.)
With an introduction by Ralf Beil, an essay by Uta Ruhkamp, as well as texts by the artist on all of his photographic series to date. German and English edition, 304 pages with 242 illustration, gatefolded paperback, 25 x 30,5 cm, Design Bureau Mario Lombardo, Prestel Verlag, In bookstores 49.95 EUR, in the Museum Shop 32 EUR.

Press preview on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 11:15 a.m. The artist is present.
Opening on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 7 p.m. The artist is present.

Photo: Pieter Hugo, Ashleigh McLean, from the series „There“s a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends“, 2011-2012, 2011, platinum print, arches platine paper © Pieter Hugo, Priska Pasquer, Köln.

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.

Firmenkontakt
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
05361266969
info@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
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Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
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Art Culture

LOOK! FEEL! LISTEN! SMELL! BRITISH POP ART WITH ALL THEIR SENSES

THIS WAS TOMORROW
POP ART IN GREAT BRITAIN 1947-1968
30.10.2016 – 19.2.2017

LOOK! FEEL! LISTEN! SMELL! BRITISH POP ART WITH ALL THEIR SENSES

THINK. THINK. THINK. American artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg have powerfully occupied the meaning of „POP ART“. But also the movement in Great Britain should not be ignored. An exhibition at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg now closes this memory gap. Under the title „THIS IS TOMORROW“ the show presents not only the most important representatives of the BRITISH POP ART, it also describes how the idea came into the world.

„POP!“ In a puffy white cloud the word pops out of the barrel of a gun in 1947. Eduardo Paolozzi’s collage includes a cola bottle, a pin-up, cherry pie and a US bomber. A little later „POP“ becomes the signum of an entire era. Palozzi was co-founding member of ‚THE INDEPENDENT GROUP‘, a gathering of young painters, sculptors, architects, writers and critics, and the group discusses about pop culture elements such as mass advertising, movies, product design, comic strips, science fiction and technology. ‚THE INDEPENDENT GROUP‘ is regarded as the precursor to the BRITISH POP ART movement.

Beside Palozzi ‚THE INDEPENDENT GROUP‘ members included Richard Hamilton and architects Alison and Peter Smithson can be rediscovered at Stadtmuseum Wolfsburg. Exactly 60 years ago Richard Hamilton realized his trailblazing multimedia installation „FUN HOUSE“ for the exhibition ‚THIS IS TOMORROW‘ in London. The retrospective at Stadtmuseum Wolfsburg is showing a reconstruction of ‚FUN HOUSE‘ as a key work of the exhibition.
LOOK! FEEL! LISTEN! SMELL! Grid points form a face, on the forehead written „THINK. THINK. THINK“. Right along a collage of superheroes and Marilyn Monroe, Guinness bottle and Van Gogh flower image, accompanied by jukebox sound, a soft nap bottom, that diffuses strawberry smell.

‚THIS WAS TOMORROW‘, the title refers, of course, to Richard Hamilton’s early POP ART exhibition, is showing a comprehensive panorama of early POP ART in the UK: not only painting, sculpture, collage, architecture, drawing and installation, but also entertaining videos and audios, film, music and television. In the style of modern London artists‘ houses and squares Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg has created its 16-meter-high exhibition hall for the highly individual, and yet not seldom close stakeholders of the art and cultural scene of the „SWINGING SIXTIES“.

Key protagonists such as Peter Blake, David Hockney, R. B. Kitaj and Allen Jones, generally lesser-known but essential figures such as Derek Boshier, Peter Phillips, Richard Smith, Gerald Laing, Patrick Caulfield, Antony Donaldson, Colin Self and Joe Tilson, as well as the often neglected, decidedly feminine stances of Pauline Boty and Jann Haworth, can be experienced, along with larger groups of works.

Peter Blake portrays himself as a jeansjacket carrier with Elvis buttons, qotes from Manet, the „LIFE“ magazine or the Beatles as part of his collages. We find Gerald Laings Godard icon „Anna Karina“, a brightly colored version of a Delacroix painting by Patrick Caulfield’s, a sexually charged painting by Peter Philipps, Laings grid picture „Brigitte Bardot“. Boty offers her perspective on a female icon – „Color her Gone“ (1962), her tribute to Marilyn Monroe. On the other hand Allen Jones with the fetish female body as a „table“ or „chair“, the young Hockney dares his coming out with hearts and homosexual couples. Kitaj’s large formats, puzzles full of literary and private allusions. Jann Haworth is modeling body and muscles of her life-size „Surfer“ by using silk stockings.

Together with her husband Peter Blake, Haworth designed the legendary Beatles cover for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. So the overview also shows works that belongs to the media world like film and pop music. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who for example, are appearing in form of art objects, a „sound bar and as protagonists of a BBC-Dokumentation, so the cross-over between art and music of the ‚SWINGING LONDON OF THE SIXTIES‘ will also be present in the exhibition.

‚THIS WAS TOMORROW‘ enables visitors to experience the artistic and cultural historical significance of BRITISH POP ART with all their senses and it seems to be more relevant than ever. The questioning of gender roles and sexual taboos, the reflexion on consumerism, the risks of power politics and nuclear policy, social hierarchies – the central themes of POP ART from Great Britain continue to concern us.

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
30. Oktober 2016 bis 19. Februar 2017
Öffnungszeiten: Dienstag bis Sonntag 11 – 18 Uh
http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de/

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Art Culture

The company that will change the music business!

The company that will change the music business!

Battl Victory Records has been active in Switzerland since December 2015 and is now represented in Bavaria, Germany from November 2016 onwards. They introduce themselves here so that bands, singers and songwriters will contact you. Not only is the onlineshop, which contains not only downloads and accessories, but also own and band merchandise. These consist of clothing for both adults and young people, as well as for toddlers. Daniel Sejpka’s projects in the music sector are equally multifaceted. He wants to combine the styles of electro and rock, and to place his musicians on the charts in the world and to keep the Majorlabel’s fear. Mr. Sejpka is active not only in the pursuit of a label, but at the same time in a publishing house. On the 28th of October, he proved this by completing his diploma in the rights of the music business with bravura. Components of this training included legal assurance, GEMA calculation, tasks of the music publishers, profit determination and licensing, to name only a small extract. Furthermore, Battl Victory Records is affiliated to the Association of German Music Producers, which is regarded as an excellent seal of quality. The company will not only operate in the European area, but will also focus on the Great Pond. America, Canada as well as Australia are only a few countries which drives the record company. They are constantly on the lookout for unknown, talented musicians, who want to go through the industry both nationally and internationally. Further information is available to the interested reader on the website or in all popular social media portals.

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