Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticity and abi... [more]
STUDIO VISIT ; NADIA KHAWAJA
In 1932 sculptor Janet De Coux apprenticed with James Earle Fraser. In a letter from Fraser to his former assistant, he comments on her studio “Seeing your studio and its grand light and very good proportions makes me feel like building one like it here. I particularly like the fact that you had only a few things in it. You really can see and walk around each piece.
Your light seems to me perfect…”
Coming back from Nadia Kh... [more]
by Sehr Jalil Raja
“Consequently while making the preliminary foray in to the issue some of the broader predicaments that came to mind were: what constitutes the physical geography of photography today? How are the images from Pakistan embedded in different social, cultural and historical conditions? And what does the experience reveal about the global condition of photography, and how does that (if at all) change our experience of ‘place’?”
Rahaab Alla... [more]
by Sehr Jalil Raja
“I stretch an idea as much as I can, explore all corners of possibilities until the point that there is nothing new left in it for me to experience, it is only then that I move on,” the artist replies to my query on the limits of an idea.
I’m at Imran Channa’s studio and absorbed in an exchange of tales. It is an amiable bachelor pad in Model Town with a comfortable sitting area in the center and a studio/workspace, kitchen and bedroom surrounding... [more]
River in an ocean (4), Mixed media on photographicpaper, 1992
River in an ocean (6), Mixed media on photographicpaper,1993
Sensations: 1, Acrylic paint on acrylic, 1993
Sigiriya II (dusk), Serigraph + pastels, 1993
by Sehr Jalil Raja
This is Lahore, 1982, and a group of fifteen jovial women pose for the camera – 1982: General Zia ul-Haq’s regime, i.e., the time when the anti-women laws were established. There’s laughter, there are smiles, there’s liberation; of like-mindedness but the salient f... [more]
Conversation with Bani Abidi
Sehr Jalil Raja: I want to ask about your life before art schools, BFA National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore, 1994 and MFA the School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), USA in 1999 …and are there any significant memories or influences that contributed towards your art?
Bani Abidi: Nayyar Jamil who was my art teacher when I was 16, and was someone who made me seriously think of being an artist. Nayyar is an institution in Karachi, as over the years she has prepared hundreds of students for A-level art, for admission... [more]
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Sundance Institute's influential artistic program, New Frontier, a milestone which is being feted with the most extensive programming yet. Described as “a revolution a decade in the making,” the 2016 celebrations began at the Sundance Film Festival (January 21–31) with an exhibition of over 30 virtual reality pieces alongside 11 artwork installations, a performance work, and three feature films, and continues later this year with events at MoMA in New York and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
Recognizing that film... [more]
Kazakhstan is caught between worlds. A prominent part of Alexander the Great’s Hellenistic Empire, the territory served as a middle ground between east and west—a crossroads where traders, warlords, and conquerors projected their will, forever altering the landscape and people of the region. Most recently the 60-year Soviet occupation, which ended in 1991, left an indelible mark on the Central Asian nation.
Kazakh video artist Almagul Menlibayeva unpacks the mixed cultural and poli... [more]
Last week, UC Berkeley's Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive opened its new building to guest. Thursday was the gala opening day for donors; Friday, opening day for students; Saturday for members of the Museum/Archive; and Sunday, a community open house. I visited the Museum on 30 January, Saturday and it was nice to see so many members and their families and friends exploring the space and artworks on display. The place was full of excitement and high energy but the visitors d... [more]
Jorge Mujica, Magic Johnson / Larry Bird 1984 NBA Finals, 2015. Spray painted Aluminum, 33 x 20 in..
ArtSlant is pleased to partner with stARTup Art Fair LA to present two panels and a Special Project by LA artist, Jorge Mujica. stARTup Art Fair runs January 29–31, 2016, at the Highland Gardens Hotel and is the only fair exclusively for unrepresented artists.
ArtSlant Special Project
Jorge Mujica — Double Dribble: Hotel Scrimmage, Booth #227
Double Dribble is intended to be... [more]
You may have just missed it – in between kerstkransjes and oliebollen. At the end of last December the Beurs van Berlage hosted This Art Fair. Not to worry, they’ll be back in 2016.
There might be an abundance of art fairs these days, but this one you may not want to miss next time around. If you’re looking for a wide variety of first-class artworks from paintings, sculptures and photographs, to installations and video; this is the place. Price tags range from €20 to €... [more]
Check out the art and culture magazine based in York, UK, Aesthetica Magazine - "Issue.68 December/January 2016" including my directory in one of their regular sections - "The Aesthetica Photographers' Directory" of this printed magazine.
Aesthetica Magazine 68
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The perfect gift for any art lover, Aesthetica is an invaluable guide to key artists and current exhibitions with stunning visuals and... [more]
My upcoming exhibit in 2016: "Artexpo New York (April 14-17)" at Pier 94, NYC. Check out one of a lot of of wonderful exhibitor's booths - "ART PLATFORM NYC" including my featured works by them! http://artplatformnyc.com/category/featured-platform/http://artplatformnyc.com/2015/08/10/osamu-jinguji/
Artexpo New York 2015 Highlights
Redwood Media Group Events & Publications
Each year thousands of art industry insiders flock to Artexpo New York in search of the art... [more]
Here is my newest article dated Jan-12 with interview by Aesthetica Magazine (York, UK). http://aestheti.cc/g4tgf
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"Japanese photographer Osamu Jinguji discusses his arresting black and white street photography, and the many career changes that lead him to his current practice. Jinguji expresses fundamental human emotions and philosophical ideas through his work, which focuses on themes of discovery and spontaneity." [more]
There is perennial tension between the line of “progress” and infinite irretrievability and the circle (cycle) of repeating patterns; humans, in ongoing rebellion against the forward arrow, use all available tools to create and preserve the always-receding past. Closing on January 10, two exhibitions at Montreal's Musée d'art contemporain (MAC) work together to acutely frame their own dialogue about time, materiality, and the role of the museum in protecting and destroying it.
BEN VAUTIER VIDEO:
Ben Vautier, 80 ans., 2015
https://youtu.be/dFVzvlMGcA8 durata 40:14
Ben Vautier, 80 ans. (Versione corta), 2015
https://youtu.be/1PdVcb_zF34 durata 4:53
Ben Vautier a 80 ans. Interview anniversaire de Jean Ferrero, , 2015
https://youtu.be/dHO7d7Zaq6Y durata 11:10
Ben Vautier musée Tinguely, 2015
https://youtu.be/hqY2hm1y5fM durata 1:09
Les Limites de La Vérité - Fondation du Doute – Blois, 2... [more]