ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Busan Museum of Art - September 3rd - November 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">The Busan Biennale is a biannual international contemporary art show that integrated three different art events held in the city in 1998: the Busan Youth Biennale, the first biennale of Korea that was voluntarily organized by local artists in 1981; the Sea Art Festival, an environmental art festival launched in 1987 with the sea serving as a backdrop; and the Busan International Outdoor Sculpture Symposium that was first held in 1991. The biennale was previously called the Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival (PICAF) before it launched.<br /><br />The biennale has its own unique attribute in that it was formed not out of any political logic or need but rather the pure force of local Busan artists&rsquo; will and their voluntary participation. Even to this day their interest in Busan's culture and its experimental nature has been the key foundation for shaping the biennale&rsquo;s identity.<br /><br />This biennale is the only one like it in the world that was established through an integration of three types of art events such as a Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sculpture Symposium, and Sea Art Festival. The Sculpture Symposium in particular was deemed to be a successful public art event, the results of which were installed throughout the city and dedicated to revitalizing cultural communication with citizens.&nbsp;<br /><br />The networks formed through the event have assumed a crucial role in introducing and expanding domestic art overseas and leading the development of local culture for globalized cultural communication. Founded 36 years ago, the biennale aims to popularize contemporary art and achieve art in everyday life by providing a platform for interchanging experimental contemporary art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">Outline</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">Theme</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">Schedule</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">Program</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:49:06 +0000 Roger Ballen - Southeast Museum of Photography - September 27th - December 10th <p><strong>One Artist | Two Cities | Two Exhibitions</strong></p> <p><strong>On view at the Southeast Museum of Photography and Snap! Space Contemporary</strong></p> <p><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Artist Talk and Exhibition Reception at the Southeast Museum of Photography</span>: Saturday, October 8, 5:00-7:00 pm</strong><br />1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114</p> <p><strong>Exhibition runs from September 27 - December 10, 2016</strong><br />Curated by Steven Benson, Daytona State College Professor of Photography</p> <p>&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;</p> <p><strong>Snap! Space Contemporary, Orlando, Florida</strong><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Exhibition Opening Night with Artist</span>: Friday, October 7, 7:00-10:00 pm</strong><br />1013 E. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32803</p> <p><strong>Exhibition runs from October 7 - December 12, 2016</strong><br />Curated by Patrick &amp; Holly Kahn, Snap! Space</p> <p>This retrospective exhibition spans over 40 years of image making and leads us through many incarnations of thought and process by one of the most influential and important photographic artists of the 21st century.</p> <p><strong>For more information:</strong></p> <p>Museum Admission &amp; Parking is free!</p> <p><strong>Museum Hours:</strong> T,Th,F: 11-5 pm, W: 11-7 pm, Sat: 1-5 pm. <strong>Closed Sundays &amp; Mondays</strong>.</p> <p>The Southeast Museum of Photography is a service of Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL, 32114, (386) 506-4475</p> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:45:16 +0000 Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Joe Feddersen, James Lavadour - Missoula Art Museum - August 5th - December 10th <p style="text-align: justify;">MAM is pleased to present <em>Not Vanishing</em>, a survey of significant artworks by American Indian artists from the Pacific Northwest region. The exhibit was curated by Gail Tremblay and Miles R. Miller, and organized for travel by the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner, WA.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The survey includes artists familiar to the Missoula community through MAM exhibits such as Joe Feddersen, Jaune Quick-to- See Smith, and James Lavadour, and we are happy to see them again. But we are especially excited to introduce the artwork and perspectives of a new assemblage of skilled, award-winning artists, in various stages of career, to our community. Artists in the exhibit include legends that are no longer with us such recently deceased Rick Bartow, James Schoppert, and Conrad House, for whom the Heard Museum established an award to honor his legacy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Not Vanishing </em>displays the rich diversity and wide range of artistic approaches and subject matter found in today&rsquo;s contemporary Native art scene. The spectrum of artmaking ranges from the direct deployment of traditional materials such as weaving, beading, and carving, to indirect homages using ceramic or glass, to the European studio media of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. But regardless of materials or techniques, each artist shares a unique artmaking perspective that honors tradition and heritage, communicates the struggles of surviving within a hostile dominant culture, or both. These artists elevate the discussion using wry humor, intelligent insight, and rich talent to share cultural experiences, make social commentary, and in some cases to reimagine a bitter past.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Curator Gail Tremblay (Onondaga/Micmac) teaches at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. She received her BFA in drama from the University of New Hampshire in 1967 and her MFA in creative writing from the University of Oregon in 1969. Tremblay has been working in the visual arts community of the Pacific Northwest for more than 20 years. Her woven film baskets have been acquired by museums and corporate collections throughout the United States, including the Portland Art Museum, the Hallie Ford Museum, and Microsoft. In 2001, Tremblay was awarded the Governor&rsquo;s Arts and Heritage Award for the State of Washington.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Miles R. Miller (Yakama/Nez Perce) is an artist, scholar, and independent curator. He has developed exhibits with the Burke Museum, the Hood Museum, and the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture and worked in the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian (including a curatorial residency), the Peabody Museum, and the Nez Perce National Historic Park. Miller&rsquo;s research focuses on Native American ethnographic and contemporary arts, not only as aesthetic objects, but artworks rich in concepts of authority, pluralism, and social identity. As a curator, he encourages artists to actively articulate their tribal histories and knowledge portrayed in visual culture and invites audiences to meet cultural specialists who can express their perspectives and experiences.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">First Friday</a>: Blessing by Corwin Clairmont &amp; Gallery Talk with Miles R. Miller: August 5, 7 PM</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:20:17 +0000 - Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM) - October 6th - December 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">Artists often form art groups with her/his contemporaries who share similar visions. Such collectives have functioned for the artist to share an otherwise rare opportunity to show their works, and to lead the mind of the generation by providing a platform for the artists to compete with one another. This exhibition introduces a series of works, mainly contemporary art from Southeast Asia by focusing on invisible networks among the artists.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:45:14 +0000 - Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM) - September 8th - September 8th <p style="text-align: justify;">To coincide with the special focus on Vietnamese film in this year's Focus on Asia International Film Festival in Fukuoka 2016, in this exhibition FAAM presents 50 works from its archive of 400 Vietnamese works. All were originally entrusted by three private collectors from Japan who traveled to Vietnam in the 1980s and 90s. From works featuring traditional materials and techniques such as lacquer and silk, to pieces such as propaganda posters dating to the Vietnam War, all are rich in appeal. Don't miss the show, especially in conjunction with the Vietnamese films on show this fall.<br /><br />Note: this exhibition has been assisted by a Vietnamese art specialist curator from our partnering museum, the National Gallery Singapore.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:43:37 +0000 - Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM) - August 25th - December 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">What do we know about the Philippines? It is the country that became one of the bloodiest battlefields in World War II. This is also a place where Ferdinand Magellan, a worldly-known Portuguese explorer died in the course of his journey around the world. The country is also known as having the largest Catholic population in Asia. This exhibition explores unknown history and culture of the Philippines, and the reality of people living there as if traveling through times.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:42:02 +0000 Masatake Kozaki - Art Front Gallery - July 22nd - August 21st <p style="text-align: justify;" align="center">Art Front Gallery will present solo exhibition of Masatake Kozaki, entitled &ldquo;Becoming Place&rdquo;. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;   &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left">Masatake Kozaki, born in 1972 in Fukushima Prefecture, completed his PhD at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2005. He first attracted attention at the UBS Art Awards in 2000, and received the Grand Prize at the 13th Aoki Nishinippon Memorial Art Awards in 2004. He continues his creative work as Associate Professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design, and has been expanding his range by exhibiting internationally.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left">Kozaki&rsquo;s art takes the composition of traditional &lsquo;<em>Rakuchu rakugai zu (scenes in and around Kyoto)</em>&rsquo; or &lsquo;<em>Nanban folding screens</em>&rsquo;, and exposes our age of desires by using heteromorphic elements seen under the glittering clouds. These elements such as satellites, objects from daily life, or alien forms seemingly derived from genetic modification, reveal strong influence from Hieronymus Bosch whom Kozaki encountered as an art student. His series <em>TOUGEN </em>(Peach-blossom Spring), takes its name from a Classical Chinese verse on paradise lost, by Tao Yuanming, harmonising that world view with the coexisting diversity of contemporary values.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left">Kozaki has moved on beyond rendering a world vision in bird&rsquo;s-eye views, and he&nbsp; records the life of inhabitants within the towns, including himself. If he did not make such records, would everything disappear into oblivion? Last year, Kozaki donated a painting on the theme of his home town, Futabamachi, in Fukushima Prefecture, to the town itself. He depicted in his work&nbsp; points of local interest, such as the vermilion murals of Kiyotosaku Oketsu Cave Tomb (a National Historic Site), sedentary statue of the Eleven Headed Kannon where women come to pray for safe delivery of a baby, or the popular Koriyama Beach. These sites are long-standing emblems of the town&rsquo;s life, everyone&rsquo;s hopes and amusements, here transformed into works of art. They remain in local memories, associated with the place for local people, but the sites now articulate mixed feelings because the meaning of Kozaki&rsquo;s hometown has been completely altered. Viewers sense his urge to convey some message as he grapples with huge, uncertain future issues, notably decommissioning the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Kozaki&rsquo;s change of direction may have begun at the time of the disaster, but has now assumed impressive concrete shape.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The motifs most often depicted by Kozaki are unfamiliar or hybridised objects of human desire. He provides the frightening aspect of contemporary world where the realisation of desires or ideals is not just a dream, but a possibility. On the other hand, some of his work depicts craft objects, such as <em>daruma</em> or <em>kokeshi dolls</em>, which directly evoke the culture of this region. Kozaki has discovered a new world by applying his established style to the origins and backgrounds of local forms, rather than making work by selecting and combining such motifs. How does he interpret the contact point between the lost, utopian world of <em>TOUGEN</em> and this sense of reality? And how will this connect with viewers&rsquo; realities? This solo show marks Kozaki&rsquo;s important step towards meeting such challenges.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:23:06 +0000