August 14, 2017

Featured in Saatchi Art's Color Story Collection

Images courtesy the artist and Saatchi Art

Artist Zoran Poposki's work Eve II (Rubens Dreams of Hokusai), 2017 has been chosen to be featured in the Color Story: Millennial Pink Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage, curated by Jessica McQueen, Associate Curator at Saatchi Art.



Saatchi Art is the world’s leading online art gallery, based in Los Angeles.

Exhibition in China



Silk Road Imagination Journey Exhibition
Curated by: Andrew Lam

Xi'an Art Museum (西安美术馆)
西安市曲江新区大唐不夜城贞观文化广场
Xi'an
CN
September 9th - October 1st
Opening: September 9th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Artists: Ling Beadman, Robert Cahen, Frank Chan, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Jose Drummond, William Furlong, Andreas Guskos, Nguyen Thuy Hang, Chu Haopei, Rolf Hinterecker, Selh Husein, Wang Hsin Jen, Hybrid Space Lab, Joein Leong, Kay Mei, Lisa Park, Zoran Poposki, Minka Stoyanova, Li Tal


《絲路:世界想像旅程》展覽開幕式暨主題論壇
邀請函
非常尊敬的 Andreas Guskos,Nguyen Thuy Hang, 趙靜怡, Chu Haopei, Conny Zenk x Matthias Hurt x Daniel Aschwanden , Rolf Hinterecker, 譚達強, 譚倩婷, Frank Chan, HYBRID SPACE LAB , Joein Leong, Jose Drummond, 蔣志, Kay Mei Ling Beadman, Li Tal, 劉青, 白夜,D-Print Painting, 和麗斌, Lisa Park, Minka Stoyanova, Oahgnuh x Ielnay, Pradeep Chandrasiri, Rashid Rana, Robert Cahen, Saleh Husein, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Siddharth Choudhary,徐珺, 黃宏達, Wang Hsin Jen, William Furlong, Zoran Poposki, 徐坦, 姚瑞中 先生/女士

為了促進當代藝術的發展和多國之間的文化交流,陝西省文化廳、西安曲江新區管理委員會和西安美術館共同主辦“絲路:世界想像旅程展覽開幕式暨主題論壇”,此次活動得到了國際著名藝術家、學者等各界的大力支持,我們相信本次展覽活動的舉辦不僅可以鼓勵國內外藝術家的藝術交流和探討,而且也能帶來其它長久而深遠的影響。
《絲路:世界想像旅程》展覽開幕式將於2017年9月9日在西安美術館舉行。與此同時,舉辦為期一天的國際學術主題論壇。期間來自國內外的10多位藝術家、學者將參與本次開幕式及論壇,本次活動的舉辦必將進一步推動社會和藝術界對中國乃至國際當代藝術的重視和支援。

Xi’an Art Museum is one of the largest art museums recently built in China and attracts 800,000 visitors a year. The lot size of the museum is 17,000 square meters including two exhibiting galleries. Introducing international contemporary art to China is one of the museum’s crucial strategies. Since its opening, the museum has hosted more than sixty exhibitions, including Graphic Design Biennale China Germany 2009 (2009), solo exhibition of Käthe Kollwitz (2010), Marcriboud Retrospective (2010), 2010 Germany Contemporary Art Exhibition (2010), Contemporary Art from The British Council Collection 1980-2010 (2011), solo exhibition of Fang Lijun, 20 years Retrospective Exhibition of 1991 San Diego Chinese Artistic Creation Seminar (2011), Masterpieces from The Warburton Indigenous Art Collection Australia (2011), and solo exhibition of Jannis Kounellis (2012).

August 11, 2017

Screening in Madrid

Image courtesy Proyector and DVD Project


PROYECTOR FESTIVAL 
INTERMEDIÆ (MATADERO MADRID). 07-17.09.2017 

LUGARES DE ESPAPE
Cristóbal Catalán (uk, esp, chi), Adrian Regnier Chávez (méx), Valentina Morandi (méx), Nuno Lacerda (por), Daniel Lacono (ale) + Pavel Büchler (che)
+  DVD Project (internacional) 

INTERMEDIÆ (Matadero Madrid) 
7-17 sept . L-V: 16-21h. S-D: 11-21h
Paseo de la Chopera 14
www.intermediae.es


LUGARES DE ESCAPE
Reflexionar sobre el enunciado «lugares de escape» invita a pensar espacialmente sobre la propia acción de la huida y sobre cómo ésta afecta a la configuración subjetiva de los lugares (internos, externos y la relación entre ambos) que recorre. El acto de escapar parece que implica un desplazamiento (no necesariamente del cuerpo) y la existencia de un «desde» y de una línea hacia un «hasta». Cuanto más rápida es la huida más estrecha resulta la línea y cuando aquélla se ralentiza, ésta se puede ir ensanchando hasta conformar un lugar vasto en la medida en la que uno se ha permitido la percepción y el intercambio con lo que le rodea. En este sentido la huida resulta ser lo contrario de la voluntad de comunión y, a la inversa, cuando el movimiento de escape cesa puede darse esa interacción real con el contexto. 

Lugares de escape hay muchos y de distinta índole en función de cómo se vehicule esa huida y del tipo de coordenadas de nuestra existencia entre las que se produzca ese desplazamiento del foco, configurando trayectos y evidenciando topografías (físicas, emocionales, intelectuales, sociales, o relativas al estatus quo, etc) tan complejas como el propio ser humano. En la serie de vídeos de la muestra encontramos diversos ejemplos de ello. 

Pero ¿qué motiva la huida? por la dirección del movimiento que a priori involucra, podría parecer que únicamente lo que se quiere dejar atrás (por ejemplo, un peligro) pero es también posible que el impulso provenga de un anhelo de algo que se encuentra por delante (por ejemplo, con el objetivo de escapar de la rutina o para anestesiar emociones incómodas) y que, aunque aún incierto, pueda (en el primer caso) ser puesto a vibrar con lo propio para despertar aspectos de uno latentes o para (en el segundo) llevar el foco de atención a otro lugar menos perturbador. 

Texto: Begoña Moreno-Luque

ARTISTAS

> Cristóbal Catalán (uk, esp, chi) 
> ADRIAN REGNIER CHÁVEZ (méx) 
> VALENTINA MORANDI (ita) 
> NUNO LACERDA (por)
> DANIEL Lo LACONO (ale) 

> DVD Project (internacional) 
+ 200 vídeos de + 20 países 
2005-2017

Proyecto de videoarte internacional que nace impulsado desde la Fundación holandesa Stichting Ide - fixe (IDFX) en 2005 y coordinado desde 2007 por KREÆ 
[Instituto de Creación Contemporánea]. Ha sido creado con la intención de mostrar videoarte emergente y experimental en diversos países, como una plataforma democrática y accesible para nuevos curadores, videoartistas y público en general.

El proyecto consiste en la selección de 10 videoartistas de un país, a cargo del Comisario internacional, y la realización de variadas muestras donde se exhiben estos trabajos y a su vez se proyecta en formato de loop la obra de todos los videoartistas seleccionados en el resto de países donde se ha llevado a cabo DVD Project.
El evento se puede completar con actividades en torno al videoarte como charlas, talleres y conferencias.
Los vídeos que se presentan deben ser inéditos o cedidos en exclusiva para el propio proyecto. Éstos se agrupan en una  temática amplia, en la que se admiten todos los géneros.

En DVD Project todos los vídeos que se exhiben están a la venta, a un precio accesible de 50 € por obra. Su edición será limitada de 100 copias; e incluye una caja también diseñada y firmada por el propio artista que forma parte de la exposición. Los derechos de esta copia adquirida son para un visionado particular o educativo, nunca para fines comerciales o en centros de arte, galerías, sin el consentimiento y acuerdo firmado con el propio artista.

La muestra actualmente posee las creaciones de 17 países con video-artistas emergentes de Alemania, Holanda, España, Portugal, México, Perú, Brasil, Francia, Argentina, República Dominicana, Cuba, Italia, Macedonia, Austria, Marruecos y Eslovenia, aunque diversos comisarios internacionales están trabajando para que se amplíe a otros países, como Venezuela, Hungría y Nueva York.

Su duración por el momento ronda las 16 horas. En las exposiciones se  presentan los vídeos en proyecciones por países o en un bucle con  todos los países juntos. También se puede presentar con nuevos artistas en cabinas personalizadas con una mesa preparada específicamente para  acoger las cabinas de proyección, compuesta por monitores TFT, dvds y amplificadores, así como cascos y asientos. Además en una proyección se presentan el resto de países en bucle y se da la oportunidad al usuario a disfrutar también de vídeo “a la carta” es decir, poder escoger entre la nueva videoteca en la que se presentan más de 175 piezas.


ARTISTAS

Colombia: Diego Piñeros - Siu Vásquez - Raquel Solórzano - Mario Chejab - Liliana Vélez - Mateo Rudas - Jeisson Castro - Camilo Pachón - Andrés Bonilla - Elkin Calderón. Marruecos: Mohamed Arejdal, Younes et Atbane Zouheir, Salma Cheddadi,Amine El Gotaibi, Simohammed Fettaka, Mohssin Harraki, Rehab Kinda, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Omar Mahfoudi et Saïd Raïs. Cuba: Abdel de la Campa Scaig - Yadniel Padrón Aguilera - Amílkar Feria Flores - Anahiz Martínez Lastre - Hamlet Armas Pérez - Jorge Luis Santana - Osmara Alberteris - Alberto Santos - Camila García - Luis E. López-Chávez. Italy: Soundbarrier - Marco Giuliano- Marco Biagioni - Alessandro Inglima - Zimmerfrei - Ryan Dooley - Francesca Fini - Antonello Matarazzo - Roberto Paci d'Alò. Austria: Michael Michailov - Elke Groen - Linda Reif - Jan Machacek - Gabriel Tempea - Nives Widauer - Fiona Rukschcio - Iris Dostal - Christoph Kolar - Hansjörg Zauner. Macedonia: Aleksandar Spasoski - Atanas Botev - Zoran Poposki - Velimir Zernovski - Gjordje Jovanovic - Kristina Bozurska - Filip Jovanovski & Arhitektri- Ivan Ivanovski -Vladimir Lukash - Dejan Dzolev. Dominican Republic: Yoerik Santos - Citlally Miranda - Tomás Pichardo - Keylin Toribio ( Koco) - Ignacio Alcántara - Joan Padilla - Elvis Díaz - Patricia Mercado - José Pión Christian Duval. Argentine: Rosario Carlino – Pablo Sosa – Cecilia Rosso – Ciro del Barco - Osvaldo Brizuela (a.k.a/ O-Bri) - Fede Gaumet – Laura Colombo. France: Armin Zoghi - Charlie Chabrier - Selma Lepart - Nawras Shalhoub - Clément Cogitore - Olivier Chatté - Momoko Seto - Joël Curtz - Younes Baba-ali - Arnaud Astier. Brazil: Hugo Fortes - Leonardo Galvão - Dirnei Prates - Fernando Alexim - Julia Alvarenga - Nelton Pellenz - Alexandre Milagres – Carlo Sansolo - Érika Fraenkel - Wilson Dellanii. Mexico: Marco Casado – Perla Montenegro - Alejandro Loera – Emiliano Rocha Minter - Guilelrmo Chavez Terrez – Rivelino Díaz Bernal – Ana Laura Zenon + Antonio Dominguez – Andrea Coyotzi Borja – Triscerable (David Somellera y Zaratustra Vázquez) – Fernado Reyes. Spain: Sergio Ojeda - Félix Fernández - Alberto Chinchón - Esther Achaerandio - Fernando Arrocha y Ángela Cuadra - Unai Requejo - Laurita Siles - Izaskun Álvarez - Mario Gutiérrez - Maite Camacho. Netherlands & German: Thomas Bakker - Julia Benkert - Karin Brunnermeier - Felix Buiks - Jan van den Dobbelsteen - Charlotte Desaga - Sonja Engelhardt - Felix M. Gaigl - Loek Grootjans - Andrea Hanak - Hendrik-XS - Roderick Hietbrink - Sabine Jelinek - Christian Keinstar - Christoph Kern - Oliver Kunkel - Yvonne Leinfelder - M+M München - Marisa Maza - Vincent Oudendijk - Paradies Production - Oliver Pietsch - Lucinda Miranda Santos - Marco Schuler - Stefanie Senge - Koos Siep - Nikolaus Steglich - Wolfgang Stehle - Isabel Theiler - Bas van den Hurk - Reinaart Vanhoe - Veronika Veit - Wouter Verhoeven. Portugal: Clara Games - Pedro Noel da Luz - Alexandre Reigada - David Arantes - André Marques - Anabela Costa - César Rodrigues- Vera Mota - Paulo Menezes - Bruno Gaspar. Peru: Patricia Bueno - Diego Lama - Cristian Alarcón - Giancarlo Scaglia - Lalo Quiroz / Felipe del Águila - Elena Damiani - Luis Soldevilla - Frau Diamanda - Pilar Talavera - Miguel Andrade

http://dvdprojectspain.blogspot.com
http://dvdprojectshow.blogspot.com

June 10, 2017

Translation(s) III at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester



Film Focus: Translation(s) III; Bodies In Transit


Film Focus: Translation(s) III; Bodies In Transit


Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)

13 Thomas St
Manchester, M4 1EU
United Kingdom

Thu 27 July 2017

18:00 – 19:30 BST

«Translation(s) III; Bodies In Transit» is a unique film presenting 9 artists’ perspectives on globalisation and the movement of people. The film explores some of the most topical issues today, including migration, immigration, and refugees, and asks us to consider our underlying common humanity. 


The international artists explore the theme of «Bodies in Transit» through interdisiplinary video works. They reimaginine the flow of bodies across national and cultural barriers, as well as through more abstract interpretations. Featured artists include A4C (IT), Justin Ascott (UK), Damon Ayers & Tessie Word (US), Lynn Book (US), Jessica Ledwich (AU), Zoran Poposki (HK/MK), Chooc Ly Tan (FR/UK) and Tang Kwok-Hin (HK).


This video art project is curated by two European artists working in Hong Kong, Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood, who will introduce the screening. 


Run time: 37 minutes.


— The film screening will start with a welcoming Chinese Tea tasting experience led by local tea experts, Tea Mandala.

— As part of CFCCA's Thursday Late programme.


On the last Thursday of the month CFCCA stays open until 8pm offering an opportunity to drop in and enjoy an evening in the gallery, or participate in a series of unique events exploring different aspects of the exhibitions programme.

June 05, 2017

15th ArtStays International Festival of Contemporary Art

Photo courtesy ArtStays


Between 7th and 15th July 2017, the 15th edition of the biggest Slovenian festival of contemporary visual art Art Stays will take place. Titled Natur-al(l), focuses on artists dealing with nature, the consequences of humanity mistreating nature, and a dire future that might be awaiting us just around the corner. The festival program and selection of artists was made in collaboration with international galleries, museums and curators. Nine festival days will bring over 30 events on different venues around Ptuj and nearby, with over 150 artists from more then 20 countries.

The abundant program of this year's festival offers a selection of truly exceptional exhibitions, most of which are generally hard to catch outside the majorly established European art capitals. To mention only the most prominent: Ground and Cement by Italian curator Carlo Sala, set up in the Ptuj City Gallery, and Big is beautiful! - The Great Landscape in Slovenian Painting (curators Dušan Fišer and Jernej Forbici), set up at Q-Center, which became an official Art Stays exhibition venue exclusively for this occasion. There are over ten outstanding exhibitions to be seen altogether. With the desire of including all art genres in the festival program, we are also preparing musical concerts (Patetico), fine art workshops, discussions with artists and curators, remarkable film screenings, performances, and much more. Your own personal art experience will be accompanied every day by a selection of various locally and/or organically produced wines, while your taste buds will also be able to enjoy locally produced food and dishes.  

Exhibitions, that are the true "core" of the festival Art Stays from the very beginning will be installed in Dominican Monastery, City Gallery of Ptuj, Mihelič Gallery, Magistrat Gallery, Art Stays exhibitions space (Q-center), exhibition space of Ptuj Public Library, Art Factory, FO.VI Gallery and other interesting locations in Ptuj and nearby.

More then 150 artists will be exhibited, among them: A4C, Annalu, Justin Ascott, Lewis Baltz, Igor Banfi, Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Nikolaj Beer, Emerik Bernard, Elisa Bertaglia, Lapo Binazzi (UFO), Lynn Book, Suzana Brborovič, Silvia Camporesi, Vincenzo Castella, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Costantini, Matteo Cremonesi, Silvia De Bastiani, Leo Ferdinand Demetz, Philip-Lorca Dicorcia, Tina Dobrajc, William Eggleston, Olafur Eliasson, Walker Evans, Johann Feilacher, Mitja Ficko, Dušan Fišer, Jernej Forbici, Hamish Fulton, Lee Friedlander, Mito Gegič, Mario Giacomelli, Mario Gabinio, Jochen Gerz, Luigi Ghirri, Sebastiano Guerrera, Guido Guidi, William Guerrieri, Gabriele Grones, Herman Gvardjančič, Janez Hafner, Lewis Hine, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Axel Hutte, IRWIN, Marko Jakše, JAŠA, Zmago Jeraj, Boris Jesih, Duša Jesih, Francesco Jodice, Jurij Kalan, Simon Kajtna, Sergej Kapus, Arkadiusz Karapuda, Dušan Kirbiš, Aleksij Kobal, Michael Kos, Metka Krašovec, Ugo La Pietra, Jessica Ledwich, Gani Llalloshi, Ina Loizl, Richard Long, Robert Lozar, Albin Lugarič, Dominik Mahnič, Claudio Marini, Ira Marušič, Živko Marušič, Luigi Menichelli, Joel Meyerowitz, Boris Mikhailov, Paolo Monti, Ugo Mulas, Eadweard Muybridge, Walter Niedermayr, Franc Novinc, Noriko Obara, Dennis Oppenheim, Svetlana Ostapovici, Gina Pane, Luca Maria Patella, Karel Pečko, Polona Petek, Luca Piovaccari, Zoran Poposki, Uroš Potočnik, Gregor Pratneker, Mirko Rajnar, Viktor Rebernak, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Giuseppe Ripa, Daniele Rocci, Cinzia N. Rojas, Gabriele Rossi, Thomas Ruff, Jasna Samarin, Alessandro Sambini, August Sander, Sebastião Salgado, Vittorio Sella, Olga Schigal, Stephen Shore, Silvester Plotajs Sicoe, Apolonija Simon, Andraž Šalamun, Maruša Šuštar, Miha Štrukelj, Chooc Ly Tan, Marko Tušek, Walter Trecchi, Ger van Elk, Marika Vicari, Wilhelm Von Gloeden, Sašo Vrabič, Carleton Watkins, Uroš Weinberger, Wim Wenders, Edward Weston, Laurence Wood, Damon Ayers & Tessie Word, Joni Zakonjšek, Jure Zadnikar, Cyryl Zakrzewski, Marco Zanta.



Photo courtesy the author

The Cinema Program will show an extensive program of documentaries and movies by some of the greatest artists of the past century, including Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt, Paul Ryan, Martha Rosler, Dan Graham, and Gordon Matta-Clark. We also host an international video project TRANSLATION(S) III - BODIES IN TRANSIT with artists A4C, Justin Ascott, Damon Ayers & Tessie Word, Lynn Book, Jessica Ledwich, Chooc Ly Tan, Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood.


Concerts will inspire summer nights and the exhibition openings. We start with an opening concert of a famous Slovenian band Patetico and then continue with concerts of classical music. At the end a loved Slovenian musician and photographer Lado Jakša will close the festival nights with his musical multi-vision prepared especially for Art Stays 2017.
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Performances and other interventions of artists, as JAŠA, that will replicate his project Help Us from the 2011 Art Stays edition and give it a new message, Movimento (Federico De Benedictis in Simone Pucci) that will do a video-mapping project on the facade of the City Theater, site-specific intervention of Japanese artist Noriko Obara (winner of Arte Laguna Prize by Art Stays) in the Public Library of Ptuj or public installations of the artists and kids participating the Summer Academy will importantly fulfill and enrich the festival program.

Summer Academy Art Stays incorporates an ample program of workshops for children and adults, as well as a series of lectures and presentations of artists, curators and other professionals from the field of contemporary art.

Opening: The Festival will start on Friday, 7th July 2017 with the opening of the exhibitions in Dominican Monastery: solo show of Johann Feilacher and Hommage to Joseph Beuys. The concert of a famous Slovenian band PATETICO will follow on a stage in Slovenski trg. The Festival will continue until 15th July on different venues in Ptuj and nearby. (program)

Exhibitions will be open until 5th September in more then ten exhibition spaces.

Solo Exhibition at the National Gallery in Skopje

Photo courtesy NGM and the author

ZORAN POPOSKI

Theoria: Solo Exhibition

curated by Maja Cankulovska-Mihajlovska

15 June / 15 July 2017 
Opening on Thursday, June 15th 2017 at 8:00 pm.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF MACEDONIA 
Multimedia Centre Mala Stanica | 28 Jordan Mijalkov, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia | +389 (0)2 3126-856 | www.nationalgallery.mk | contact@nationalgallery.mk

May 07, 2017

Imago Mundi Exhibition

Photo courtesy Imago Mundi
“FACE TO FACE”
ImagoMundi Exhibition
Bosnian Cultural Centre
Sarajevo
9-28 May 2017

An extraordinary Imago Mundi Exhibition will open at the Bosnian Cultural Centre in Sarajevo on May 9-28, 2017. Featuring 900 artists in seven Imago Mundi Collections from former Yugoslavia: Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.

Artist Zoran Poposki is featured with the mixed media painting on canvas Crisis, commissioned by the Luciano Benetton Foundation for its Imago Mundi Collection. 

More about the exhibition on the Google Cultural Institute.