It’s kind of an obvious thing to say that Paris is different from London and New York, and no doubt many other cities that I haven’t had the opportunity to visit or live in, but still it is. Specifically this is in the sense that it isn’t—no matter what any Parisien will tell you—a huge, teaming, hyper-megapolis. It’s actually a small and crowded city of only two million inhabitants (yes, in cultural terms the banlieue is only beginning to maybe exist [see “... [more]
Pamela Stefanopoulou explores binge eating and its range of interpretations, often characterised by loss of control of the amount of food eaten. In Τhe Voices of Silence the ice cream is repeated and is a representation of the direct relationship with the artist and the way she perceives the world. [more]
Despite the pre-eminence of moving image in contemporary practice, the field remains under-represented at art fairs such as Frieze. This year we are likely to see the usual sidelining of artists’ film and video inside the Great White Tent in Regent’s Park—though of course there are always the Frieze Film commissions, tucked away on Channel 4’s late night Random Acts programme. The imbalance is adjusted somewhat by the strong presence of moving image across high-profile comm... [more]
Here's a taste of what's in Carpazine November/December. Carpazine Underground Art Magazine Featuring: Ginger Coyote, Magosh, Chris Oleary, Jimmy Woods, Juventude Maldita (punk rock band strongly related to anarchism and antifascism), Piss in the Face of Convention!(a life of paint sex and rock `n` roll), Manoush (apnea), Zombies Attacks Again! (Why do these undead fiends continue to plague MF Gallery with their vile stench?) and much more!! www.carpazine.com [more]
In conjunction with Laughter and Forgetting, an exhibition curated by Swiss-based arts writer and curator Olga Stefan within the frame of the second edition of Bucharest Art Week, a series of interviews were conducted with participating international artists.
In the weeks leading up to Laughter and Forgetting, ArtSlant will be publishing this series with artists including Nedko Solakov, Dread Scott, Himali Singh Soin, and Agnieska Polska.
Laughter and Forgetting is a citywide project taking... [more]
Thank God for a new generation of artists! Today’s emerging artists stay away from the pushy know-it-all attitude of macho modernists who for half a century were quick to dismiss as inferior anyone supporting a dogma not their own. Neither are they infected by the postmodern virus of egalitarianism, which in the end robs everything of value and reduces art to an ironic game of smart references and endless footnotes. Artists of today are not afraid to shop around for culturally diverse icono... [more]
Here is the art and culture magazine based in York, UK, "Aesthetica Magazine - Issue.67 October/November 2015" including my directory (P.158, Osamu Jinguji in the newest "Directory" on Aesthetica's website on Oct-1st) in one of their regular sections - "The Aesthetica Artists’ Directory" of this printed/online magazine.
Appearing in this Artists’ Directory is a good way to expose and promote my work. The reasons are as follows:
The Aesthetica Artists’ Directory is a... [more]
"Believers" acrylic painting by Fernando Carpaneda
"I don't like to be treated special just because I'm an artist. I prefer still drinking "Pabst Blue Ribbon" than drink "Champagne". Money and fame doesn't mean anything to me."
Check the interview with Fernando Carpaneda on this link: http://punkglobe.com/fernandocarpanedainterview1015.php [more]
Shifting Utopias: A 500-Year-Old Book Inspires a Moving Image Biennial by Andrea Alessi Andrea Büttner, Jan Fabre, Michael Fliri, Chiara Fumai, Johan Grimonprez, Fabrice Hyber, Rabih Mroué, Ana Prvacki, Michael Rakowitz, Gilad Ratman, A Dog Republic, Albert Serra, Nedko Solakov, Slavs and Tatars, Javier Téllez, Grazia Toderi, Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Angel Vergara, Gilberto Zorio at Contour vzw - Mechelen
August 29th - November 8th
In 1515 the English statesman and humanist Thomas More visited the cities of Mechelen and Antwerp—now in present-day Flanders—where he wrote his best-known work, Utopia, a fictional account detailing the social, religious, and political structures of a made-up island in the New World.
Five hundred years later, can a Renaissance philosopher’s musings on the political and social foundations of a hypothetical society resonate? Nicola Setari, curator of Contour 7, Mechelen’s Movi... [more]
The first edition of Germany’s Preis der Nationalgalerie in 2000 included three of today’s most well known Berlin-based artists: Olafur Eliasson, Katharina Grosse and Christian Jankowski. Strangely, the fourth nominee and that year’s winner, Dirk Skreber, has had less shows since 2000 than the four nominees for the 2015 Preis der Nationalgalerie.
Museum award competitions give artists considerable amount of exposure in the media and tend to catapult the artists’ careers, their market... [more]
Taboo is an open call for artwork which sparks thoughtful investigation on taboos.
Works submitted can take into account prevailing taboos, wherever and however they are experienced, geographically or culturally, or give a sense of how and why transitions to new forms of consideration and acceptance are given with taboos.
Enter your work or project in any medium on the theme by 5 December 2015.
5,000 € cash prizes and a top quality gallery catalogue.
Full details on the theme and how to enter: h... [more]
In a time of rampant gentrification and widening socio-economic gaps, Valérie Jouve has storied the fraught relationship between the human body and the metropolis, imagining the latter as a theater in which her protagonists are behooved to adapt. Subjects with reclined heads, stiff facial expressions, or confident postures, their bodies caught in motion, create a narrative that wavers between survival and surrender in her Jeu De Paume retrospective, Bodies, Resisting, which spans a career large... [more]