ArtSlant - Closing soon http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/show en-us 40 Willi Oertig - Kunstmuseum Thurgau - October 21st, 2012 - April 1st, 2013 <p class="kurztext">„Wer malt den Blues? freundlich, zuverlässig, kompetent seit 1971“ <br />Mit diesem und ähnlichen Slogans versieht Willi Oertig unermüdlich Dossiers und Briefkuverts, die seine Gemälde von leeren Strassenzügen, Telefonzellen und Bahnhöfen ankündigen. Er scheint immer unterwegs zu sein – zumindest in seinen Bildern. Er gestaltet Stimmungen, denen eine Sinnbildlichkeit anhaftet, so dass sie zu Projektionsflächen der Entfremdung, aber auch des Fernwehs werden. Willi malt den Blues.</p> <p>Die vertraut rotweisse Leuchtschrift streut ihr kaltes Licht über eine entlegene Tankstelle und lässt die asphaltierte Plattform wie eine Raumstation aus der bodenlosen Thurgauer Nacht auftauchen. Willi Oertig gestaltet Stimmungen, denen eine Sinnbildlichkeit anhaftet, so dass sie zu Projektionsflächen der Entfremdung, aber auch des Fernwehs werden. Seine beschaulichen, märklin’schen Modelllandschaften und von Nippes gefüllten Interieurs und Städte entleerten sich über die Jahre hinweg zusehends, bis in den jüngsten Bildern die Schienenstränge mit beklemmender Sachlichkeit durch steril wirkende Fluren in die Ferne führen. Während die Tankstellen noch an Roadmovies und Szenerien von Edward Hopper erinnern, gerinnen bereinigte Küsten und Strände hinter zubetonierten Uferpromenaden zu Orten unendlicher Traurigkeit. Doch wie der Blues sind Willi Oertigs Gemälde schön, weil sie in ihrer Ausschnitthaftigkeit ein spezifisches, aber unbenennbares Gefühl des Verlusts und der Melancholie ausdrücken.<br /><br />Nicht nur die Landschaften, auch banale Alltagsgegenstände erscheinen in Willi Oertigs Ölgemälden beunruhigend, mit einem Mal befremdlich: ein deformiert wirkender Zugsitz, ein Strommast, ein Feuerzeug – in der Konzentration auf die Essenz der Dingwelt werden existenzielle Fragen ausgefochten. Der sachliche Umriss der Zimmerpflanze wird zum messerscharfen Grat, an dem die Realität bisweilen ins Halluzinatorische kippt. Atmosphärisch flimmernd, aufgeladen durch eine besondere Lichtführung, wird mit den Mitteln der Malerei die sichtbare Wirklichkeit in eine Bühne verwandelt. Und für einen Augenblick erfasst der Lichtkegel am Bahnsteig irgendeiner Kleinstadt den ganzen Weltschmerz einer Gesellschaft in der Warteschleife, auf der Durchreise. <br />Tankstellen, Bahnhöfe und Stromleitungen, die sich am Horizont verlieren, sie liegen still im Dämmerlicht, das die Kulissen – sei es in Paris oder in Kradolf – in diffuses Blau taucht, um einen Moment in diesem Schwebezustand zu verharren, bevor es sich im Nirgendwo zwischen Tag und Nacht verliert und der Blues leise klingt.<br /><br />Willi Oertig wurde 1947 in Zürich geboren, zog 1989 in den Thurgau, wo er seit 1994 in Kradolf lebt. Seine Bilder produzieren Erinnerungen an Motive und Inhalte, die seit der Romantik über die Neue Sachlichkeit bis hin zur Dekonstruktion des Abbildungsanspruchs immer wieder neu verhandelt wurden. So ist es auch die Stringenz, mit der der Autodidakt an einer zeitgemässen Umsetzung von Grundfragen der Malerei arbeitet, die dieses Werk sehr aktuell erscheinen lässt.<br /><br /><br />Die Ausstellung im Kunstmuseum Thurgau stellt anhand einer repräsentativen Auswahl und Leihgaben die Entwicklung des seit 1965 entstandenen Gesamtwerks von Willi Oertig dar. <br />Die gezeigten Werke stammen aus dem Besitz des Künstlers, aus der Sammlung des Kunstmuseums Thurgau und anderen Sammlungen sowie von einer Vielzahl privater Leihgeberinnen und Leihgeber.<br /><br />Zur Ausstellung erscheint eine Publikation im Benteli Verlag die das Werk Willi Oertigs umfassend dokumentiert und in einen grösseren Kontext stellt. Texte von Markus Landert, Ute Christiane Hoefert, Bruno Hug und Stefanie Hoch geben Einblick in das passionierte Schaffen des eigenwilligen Künstlers und definieren anhand von Beispielen die Bedeutung des Malers in der Kunstgeschichte.<br />Mit ca. 130 Abbildungen auf 208 Seiten, Format 28 x 23 cm, Hardcover, Preis CHF 58.-, ISBN 978-3-7165-17543. Zu beziehen im Kunstmuseum Thurgau oder über den Buchhandel.</p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 04:21:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Pascale Marthine Tayou - Macro - Museum of Contemporary Arts - March 16th, 2012 - April 1st, 2013 <p><strong><em>Plastic Bags</em></strong> — la grande installazione alta quasi <strong>dieci metri</strong> dell’artista africano Pascale Marthine Tayou<strong> —</strong> è composta interamente da <strong>sacchetti di plastica</strong> che evocano, nella loro multicolore semplicità, le tante storie del nostro quotidiano. Oggetti d’uso comune, utili quanto insidiosi, i sacchetti sono diventati simbolo della crescente globalizzazione e del consumismo imperante, ma anche del nomadismo che sempre più caratterizza la società odierna, tema centrale nella ricerca dell’artista fin dagli esordi. </p> <p>L’esposizione dell’opera anticipa la mostra personale di Tayou che inaugurerà al MACRO nell’autunno 2012.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:42:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Anish Kapoor - MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney - December 20th, 2012 - April 1st, 2013 <p>See the first major exhibition in Australia by celebrated artist Anish Kapoor this summer as part of the Sydney International Art Series.</p> <p>Kapoor has created some of the world’s most ambitious and recognisable contemporary artworks, including, <em>Orbit</em> (2012), a 115-metre-high tower created for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, <em>Leviathan</em> (2011) for the Grand Palais in Paris, <em>Cloud Gate</em> (2004) in Millennium Park, Chicago, <em>Sky Mirror</em> (2006) for the Rockefeller Centre in New York and <em>Marsyas</em> (2002) for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.</p> <p>In this selection of key works across two floors of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, you can encounter Kapoor’s powerful artworks up close and in-depth. Highlights include <em>1000 Names</em> (1979-80), his early powdered pigment geometric sculptures; <em>Void</em> (1989), a large deep blue sculpture that changes from a convex to a concave form depending on your position; one of the artist’s most ambitious works, the 25-ton <em>Memory</em> (2008) which completely fills one of the MCA’s spacious galleries as if squeezed between the white walls; and the monumental <em>My Red Homeland</em> (2003), which replicates the role of the artist. In this enormous circular sculpture, a large motorised steel blade slowly cuts a course through 25 tons of red wax, endlessly dissecting and re-shaping it into new forms.</p> <p>Influenced by both his Indian heritage and western philosophy, in particular metaphysics, Kapoor’s artworks seek to understand what it is to be human. Explore Kapoor’s interest in the relationship between the contrasting forces of light and dark and see how he uses colour, form, size and medium to challenge perception, developing immersive and sometimes unsettling experiences.</p> <p>Discover how Kapoor’s continual experimentation with structure and medium has led him to work with a wide variety of materials from clay, fibreglass and paint pigment, to steel and wax, creating beautiful, strange and intriguing works that counter conventional ideas of art.</p> <p>Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see these impressive works by one of the world’s leading artists, in Sydney for a limited time.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 03:15:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Sol LeWitt - Museo d’Arte contemporanea DonnaREgina - December 14th, 2012 - April 1st, 2013 <p>From December 14th, 2012, to April 1st, 2013, the MADRE museum in Naples will host the exhibition “Sol LeWitt. The Artist and his Artists,” curated by Adachiara Zevi. The event, produced by the Donnaregina Foundation and funded by the Campania Region, is the result of a partnership with the Centre Pompidou Metz and the LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut (USA).<br /> After Naples, where it is presented for the first time in Europe, the Sol LeWitt collection will travel to Metz where it will be shown from April 19th to July 29th, 2013.</p> <p>The exhibition is the first tribute by an Italian museum to this major international contemporary art figure since his death in New York in 2007, at the age of 78 (LeWitt was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1928). As the title suggests, the exhibition project seeks to bring out LeWitt’s multiple and eclectic production.<br /> The Neapolitan exhibition provides an original overview of anearly 50 years of Sol LeWitt production and it is divided in three sections: wall drawings designed by the artist and produced by his assistants, works never shown in public before, and finally works by other artists collected by LeWitt.</p> <p>The first section, of works never exhibited before, consists of five wall drawings, selected by the LeWitt Collection especially for MADRE museum, that were designed by the artist in 2007 and never produced before. They are “Scribbles”, the last series LeWitt worked on. The design of the work is the prerogative of the artist- as stated in the memorandum of wall drawings written by LeWitt in 1970-, while its execution has been entrusted to the assistants who, meticulously following his instructions, made each drawing different from the others. For the Neapolitan exhibition, a specialist draughtsman from the LeWitt Collection, assisted by young local artists, has been at work for a long time on the museum’s walls.<br /> The second section of the exhibition consists of 47 works by Sol LeWitt borrowed from Neapolitan collections: drawings, gouaches and sculptures covering a period from '68 down to the present. In 1975, with the exhibition at Lucio Amelio’s Modern Art Agency, the artist developed his close relationship with the City of Naples and Italy, strengthened in the ‘80s when he settled in Spoleto with his family for some years. In addition to private collections, LeWitt’s works can be seen in Naples at the Capodimonte museum, the Madre museum, the Materdei subway station, the Città della Scienza and at the Morra Greco Foundation.<br />  <br /> The third section, the result of the partnership with the Centre Pompidou Metz, presents 95 works, a significant part of Sol LeWitt’s private collection.<br /> Collecting works by other artists was never just a hobby for Sol LeWitt or an occasional indulgence but a full-time job, just like drawing, designing his wall drawings, or creating three-dimensional structures.<br /> Contrary to what might be expected from an artist proverbial for his minimalist, abstract rigor and a theorist of conceptual art, his collection is omnivorous, ranging across artists from all countries and all trends, from fellow minimalists and conceptualists, European and American, to Pop art, Neo-Expressionism, and the Transavanguardia. It contains a large core of works by Italian artists such as Boetti, Merz, Kounellis, Paolini, Salvo, Chia, Tirelli and others: colleagues and friends he met during his long and frequent visits to Italy.</p> <p>The exhibition is accompanied by Adachiara Zevi’s volume Italy in the Wall Drawings of Sol LeWitt published by Electa. It’s a catalog of all the wall drawings made by the artist in Italy from 1969 to today, seen through the filter of the influence on his work of Italian art and artists which LeWitt was very well aware of. The book contains also the last interview, unpublished, granted by Sol LeWitt to Adachiara Zevi in 2006.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:04:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Pierre Huyghe - National Gallery of Canada - February 1st, 2013 - April 1st, 2013 <p><em>A Journey That Wasn’t</em> is a fascinating 25-minute colour film by internationally renowned French artist Pierre Huyghe. The artist's work navigates between fact and fiction, proposing that reality is so unbelievable that "to tell it the right way, you must tell it as a fiction." In <em>A Journey That Wasn't</em>, Huyghe merges two events of his creation: an Antarctic expedition in search of an albino creature rumoured to exist on an uncharted island exposed by receding ice, and a re-enactment of that voyage as an elaborate concert and lightshow in Central Park in October 2005. Part nature documentary, part science-fiction movie, and part musical, the resulting cinematic experience shifts between the exploration of sublime terrain and orchestrated spectacle, leaving us to decide whether, as the title suggests, the journey even happened.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:36:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Martin Creed - National Gallery of Canada - February 1st, 2013 - April 1st, 2013 <p><em>Work No. 202: Half the Air in a Given Space </em>exemplifies Turner-prize winning artist Martin Creed’s career-long investigation into how we physically experience everyday life. Creed produces his works, which now number over 1000 projects, by himself, with performers, or, in this case, through the active participation of visitors. In this installation the artist gives form to the air that surrounds us by precisely measuring and capturing half of it inside nearly twenty thousand black balloons. Creating an environment that is both playful and claustrophobic, he drastically alters our perception of space. Here, as in the majority of his production, Creed uses the art museum, a site of meaningful contemplation, to turn our experience of the ordinary into a work of art.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 03:26:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Jompet Kuswidananto, Eko Nugroho - NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) International - October 18th, 2012 - April 1st, 2013 <p>Jompet Kuswidananto and Eko Nugroho are members of the art community that centres on the vibrant central Java city of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Jompet is an installation artist, while Nugroho works across diverse media; creating paintings, murals and handmade comic books, contemporary updates of the tradition of shadow puppet theatre, and collaborations with local craftspeople to produce embroideries. As a pairing, they shine light on the effervescent contemporary Indonesian art scene and present a wide-ranging, yet precise snapshot of this world.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 07:06:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Martin Moehwald - Redbud Gallery - March 23rd, 2013 - April 1st, 2013 <p>Master ceramic artist Martin Moehwald from Halle, Germany, will be displaying his new work.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:41:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Otto Piene - ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art - January 25th, 2013 - April 1st, 2013 <p>On the occasion of <span style="color: #bb0000;" color="#BB0000">Otto Piene’s upcoming 85<sup>th</sup> birthday</span>, the ZKM l Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition <span style="color: #bb0000;" color="#BB0000">“Energy fields”</span>, which, with a selection of approximately fifty works, provides insight into his work. Born in 1928, Otto Piene is considered one of the most important <span style="color: #bb0000;" color="#BB0000">pioneers</span> <span style="color: #bb0000;" color="#BB0000">of a kinetic, technology-based, multi-media art</span>.</p> <p>For Piene art is not so much a conceptual phenomenon, than an energetic one. Recourse to natural scientific knowledge, as well as to the strong connection between art, technology and nature constitute the bedrock of all his works. Piene, furthermore, is among the founders of Environmental Art. Starting out from his smoke and fire paintings dating from the 1960s, the show at the ZKM exhibits “Inflatables” (inflatable sculptures), light installations, gouaches, hitherto not exhibited drawings, new ceramics and reliefs. Here, the multiplicity of media, with which the artist has worked throughout the course of his career comprises the focus of the exhibition. In addition to early paintings, which he illuminates with a stroboscope, the key work shown in the exhibition is the multi-piece air sculpture “Fleurs du Mal”.</p> <p>Following his studies at the art academies of Munich and Düsseldorf, as well as a course of studies in philosophy in Cologne, towards the end of the 1950s, Otto Piene, together with Heinz Mack and Günther Uecker, was one of the founders of the <span style="color: #bb0000;" color="#BB0000">ZERO movement</span> in Düsseldorf. In 1974 he took over the <span style="color: #bb0000;" color="#BB0000">Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS)</span>, at the MIT in Boston, from György Kepes and, through to 1994, converted it into one of the most important centers for art and technology. As member of the board of trustees, in 1990 Piene contributed decisively to the foundation of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Today, he lives and works in Boston, Berlin and Düsseldorf.</p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 05:14:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - CAM Casoria International Contemporary Art Museum - March 2nd, 2013 - April 2nd, 2013 <p>Dal <b>2 marzo 2013 </b>alle <b>ore 18.00</b> il museo CAM di Casoria offre ai propri visitatori un’anticipazione della Biennale di Venezia con la mostra <b>“<i>Reflection; White – Black or not</i>”</b>, a cura di <b>Antonio Manfredi</b> e di <b>Ana Frangovska</b>, con il patrocinio del <b>Ministero della Repubblica della Macedonia</b> e dell’<b>Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Casoria</b> in collaborazione con la <b>National Gallery of Macedonia</b>. Ana Frangovska, curatrice della National Gallery of Macedonia, porta in mostra a Casoria l’opera di <b>Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva</b>, prima di trasferirla al Padiglione Macedone della Biennale lagunare. Insieme ad Hadzi-Vasileva espongono al CAM 14 tra i più importanti artisti macedoni, <b>Blagoja Manevski,Jovan Shumkovski, Slavica Janeslieva, Antoni Maznevski, Goce Nanevski, Zaneta Vangeli, OPA (Denis Sarakinovski and Slobodanka Stevcevska)</b><b>, Boris Semov, Osman Demiri, Nehat Beqiri,Simon Semov, Nove Frangovski</b>, <b>Reshat Ameti</b> che offrono prospettive, contenuti ed espressioni artistiche di un Est europeo sempre all’avanguardia. Durante la serata di inaugurazione si esibiranno in una performance musicale <b>Jack D’Amico</b> e <b>i Crossroads Improring</b>. La mostra “<i>Reflection; White – Black or not</i>” si inserisce nel programma multiculturale del museo CAM che ormai da anni rivela la propria tendenza verso la ricerca, l’apertura e il dialogo. Secondo quanto asserisce Antonio Manfredi “ La purezza delle linee, la poesia delle forme e dei monocromi si evolve negli artisti macedoni in citazioni silenti, in opere dall'eleganza formale che sussurra un vissuto complesso e profondo. Il bianco ed il nero si rincorrono, giocano e si trasformano in opere che sviliscono i materiali, che ne rinnovano la consistenza e ne deturpano il concetto usuale.” Occasione quindi ghiotta per gli appassionati e per i curiosi per una mostra imperdibile e unica nel suo genere, visibile al CAM fino al 2 aprile 2013.</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:53:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM) - January 3rd, 2013 - April 2nd, 2013 <p>In the aftermath of the frenzy brought about the Cultural Revolution, in September 1979 the young artists’ group “The Star Art” held an outdoor exhibition in a vacant plot in Beijing. But the exhibition was closed down by the national public safety authorities just three days after the opening, leading to the first citizen’s movement since the Republic’s founding. This exhibition examines the 30-year legacy of The Star Art and its contribution to contemporary Chinese art, and includes paintings, photography, and related materials.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 02:20:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - National Gallery of Australia - December 14th, 2012 - April 2nd, 2013 <p style="font-size: 15px;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Toulouse-Lautrec</em> is the National Gallery of Australia’s next summer exhibition and will run from 14 December 2012 to 2 April 2013. The Australian public have never before had the opportunity to see a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the art of French 19th century artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in painting, drawing, posters and prints.</span></p> <p>Toulouse-Lautrec will examine the artist’s abilities as an acute observer of Parisian life, his skill as a draughtsman, his experimentation in composition and the brilliance of his technical execution in all media. The exhibition will shed new light on Toulouse-Lautrec through an examination of his involvement in Parisian culture—the high life and the low life.</p> <p>The exhibition will trace Toulouse-Lautrec’s career from his earliest works to his extraordinary depictions of the Paris social scene, the dance halls, the café-concerts, the brothels and theatres. This he did in an insightful way, capturing the essence of his Parisian characters and haunts. Toulouse-Lautrec’s subject matter was to become thoroughly modern and he became an influential figure in the evolution of the art of the twentieth century.</p> Sat, 03 Nov 2012 00:16:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Helen Mayer, Newton Harrison - Nevada Museum of Art - July 28th, 2012 - April 2nd, 2013 <p>See the massive and very rare <em>The Book of the Lagoons</em> by artists Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison on view in the CA+E Research Library, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:06:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list NAFTALI BEZEM - Tel-Aviv Museum of Art - December 29th, 2012 - April 2nd, 2013 <p>Naftali Bezem has returned to Tel Aviv after 15<br /> years in Europe, and seems never to have left. His<br /> language is exclusive and personal; this uniqueness<br /> has preserved him throughout the years from<br /> the influence of trends, fashions and criticisms.<br /> His unique, clear style stems from deep<br /> knowledge; his artistic oeuvre turns Jewish history<br /> to an artistic, historical experience.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:55:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Susanne Themlitz - ARANAPOVEDA Galeria - February 7th, 2013 - April 4th, 2013 <div id="texto_expo"> <p>La exposición individual OH!, refleja la potencia de su dibujo para configurar espacios íntimos e inmediatos a partir de historias entrecortadas que poseen un carácter onírico. Detrás del trasfondo orgánico se entiende algo más allá de lo vivo que nos habla del cuerpo, de las pasiones. La naturaleza, se transforma toda ella, en alegoría, infiltrando cierto nerviosismo e incertidumbre a lo que tradicionalmente conocemos como género paisajístico.</p> <br /> <p>Las esculturas y los dibujos de Susanne S.D. Themlitz nos transportan a mundos paralelos y paisajes extensos apoyándose, algunas de las citaciones de la Historia del Arte. Son momentos desconcertantes, universos completos, paisajes vertiginosos, habitados y conectados por elementos más o menos extraños. Son líneas de diseño ligadas a espacios, abismos y vacíos. En paralelo cuerpos de color casi autónomos. Planas y Entre-Planas.</p> <br /> <p>Existen perspectivas basculares (perspectivas de rana, de pájaro o mismamente humanas), distorsiones, insistencias, y estiramientos. El punto de vista se desplaza incesantemente. La coherencia de la perspectiva se disuelve. Los colores se desprenden, aglomerándose y multiplicándose.</p> <br /> <p>Un mapa de reflexiones, memorias construidas y vestigios de percepción.</p> <br /> <p>La obra de Susanne S.D. Themlitz – son observaciones de una existencia relativa, de viajes ficticios o naturalezas muertas, de un frágil y sutil hábitat.</p> <br /> <p>OH! Es su primera exposición individual en ARANAPOVEDA tras la exposición colectiva “Otras flores del mal” en la galería dentro del Festival “Jugada a 3 bandas” en Abril de 2012 comisariada por Oscar Alonso Molina.</p> <br /> <p>Susanne S.D. Themlitz (Lisboa, 1968). Vive y trabaja entre Colonia y Lisboa.</p> <br /> <p>Desde 1992 hasta la actualidadha expuesto con regularidad en innumerables museos e instituciones museos de Portugal, Alemania, Francia y España tales como el MAS (Santander), Calouste Gulbekian (Lisboa) ,Museo do Chiado (Lisboa), Hans-Peter-Zimmer Foundation (Düsseldorf) y en las galerías Vera Cortés (Lisboa), Angeles Baños (Badajoz), Steiner Gallery (Berlin), Carla Stützer Gallery (Cologne), Luis Serpa (Lisboa) entre otras. Ha participado en ferias como: ARCO (desde el año 1998), Slick Art Fair, ArtBo, ArtRio, ArteLisboa, ScopeBasel..</p> <br /> <p>Sus obrase encuentra en colecciones como Cámara Municipal de Almada (Portugal), Ar,Co(Lisboa, Portugal), Banco Espíritu Santo (BES / Portugal), Museo BordalloPinheiro( Portugal), Caixa General de Depósitos/ Culturgest (Portugal), Fundación Carmona e Costa(Portugal),Museo Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (Badajoz, España), Fundación Fernando María Centenera (España), Fundación Fronteira &amp; Alorna (Portugal),Fundación Ilídio Pinho(Portugal), Lisbon City Hall (Portugal), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo(Funchal, Portugal), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Santander (España),FundaciónPLMJ (Portugal), Cámara municipal de Lisboa(Portugal), Cámara municipal de Ponte de Sôr(Portugal), Fundación Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal), Museo Amadeo de Souza – Cardoso (Portugal), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Funchal (Portugal), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Elvas MACE (Portugal), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC (España), Museo de Serralves (Portugal) y Hospital S. Francisco de Xavier (Portugal).</p> </div> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:16:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list V. Chin, Albert Goldreich, Kay Nguyen, Shikha Joshi - Archway Gallery - March 2nd, 2013 - April 4th, 2013 <p>This exhibit is being held in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 2013 Conference in Houston from March 18 - March 24, 2013. <br /><br />The four award-winning ceramic artists featured in the exhibition come to the world of ceramics with diverse backgrounds and training. They each possess the shared mutual experience of relocating to the United States, which served as the inspiration for the exhibition theme. Relocation to another country presents many challenges including learning a new language, establishing new contacts, and adapting to a new culture, yet they have each taken these obstacles and turned them into motivating factors in their work. They have each found ways to blend influences from their native countries with form and surfaces popular in modern American ceramics.<br /><br /><strong>Vorakit Chinookoswong</strong>, known widely as V. Chin, was born in Bangkok and grew up in Japan. He gained an appreciation for balance working under Japanese potters. Chin moved to the U.S. in 1980 and established his studio in Seabrook, Texas. His distinctive style emerged and many of his works began to feature a signature small frog. Other works are reminiscent of ancient, museum quality, fine porcelain with delicate designs. Striving for a balance between aesthetics and function, Chin's subtle glazing adds an extraordinary level of elegance to his pottery.    <br /><br />Albert Goldreich, born in South Africa, moved to the U.S. in 1981 and works out of his studio in Houston. While still in South Africa, Goldreich studied under the instruction of well-known South African potter, Digby Hoets.  He continued his "hobby" until 2005 when it turned into his full time profession. Whether creating by hand or using the potter's wheel, his unique designs reflect not only his South African heritage, but also have universal appeal, being both functional and decorative.  After more than 30 years, Albert still finds pottery to be a never-ending challenge , constantly attempting new ideas, driven by his passion toward his work. <br /><br /><strong>Kay Nguyen</strong>, born in Vietnam, came to the U.S. in 1975 at the age of eight as the war ended in Vietnam. She began working with clay at the age of 19.  <br /><br /><em>"Even though, most of my life has been here in America," Nguyen said, "the duality of being Vietnamese and growing up in a western environment inherently informs my work." The bottle shapes found in her work are reminiscent of traditional Asian pots, but Nguyen considers the surface of the forms as her canvas allowing her to be free and painterly. Leaves, pods, flowers and other natural shapes give inspiration to simple, feminine and strong forms.<br /><br /></em><strong>Shikha Joshi</strong> was born in New Delhi, India and moved to the U.S. in 1998. She now works out of her home studio in Round Rock, TX.   She views the pot as a canvas waiting to be decorated in hopes it can add an element of beauty and joy to one's everyday life. Even though decoration holds a strong appeal for her, she has more recently focused on the form itself, exploring the relationship between form and surface and experimenting with them in ways that she has not done before.  Exposed to clay while in New Delhi as a child, she was hooked on the craft. She later honed her skills at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 04:15:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list