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Sponsored by Pratt &am p\; Whitney

There are these two young fish swimming along\, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way\, who nods at them and says\, "Morning boys\, how's the water?" And the two youn g fish swim on for a bit\, and then eventually one of them looks over at th e other and goes\, "What the hell is water?"

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Ten years ago David Foster Wallace delivered hi s\, now famous\, commencement address to the graduating class at Kenyon Col lege. \; Committing to the conventions of the genre\, he opened with th e parable of fish in water. \; Not intending to take on the role of the older fish expounding on the meaning of water\, he instead urged students to consider the following: \;the most obvious\, ubiquitous\, import ant realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about.

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It is here the artist resides\, li ving in the exploration of the unseen\, difficult\, mundane\, grand\, or co mpletely banal\; where the sometimes muddy day-in\, day-out is dissected\, studied\, manipulated\, observed and documented. \; For emerging artist s at the University of Lethbridge\, the experience of being in art school i s immediate and ever-present\; it is the daily experience that binds them t ogether despite their wildly divergent interests and aspirations. \;

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A current work by MFA student Megan Mor man draws on the specific physical and mental space of the U of L Art Depar tment. \; Titled \;Congratulations!\, this large scale maz e playfully challenges participants to navigate their way through their MFA degrees\, the object of the game: leave the building at the end of the day . \; Cleverly disarming participants with humour and play\, Morman shin es light on the uncelebrated aspects of student life. \; Another artist \, Dylan Dobbie\, takes humour to the point of the absurd\, as he obsessive ly explores the 375 permutations of a two-syllable name. \; Katie Bruce \, a former U of L graduate now pursuing her MFA at York University\, also finds significance in repetition\, continually documenting the compositiona l variations of her folded handkerchief. \; Finally\, MFA candidate Roy Caussy's move to Lethbridge proved significant\, allowing space for his pe rceptions of masculinity and otherness to shift. \; Employing cultural\ , and political symbols combined with memories and personal experience\, Ca ussy carefully directs our attention to charged issues such as race\, sexua lity\, displacement and masculinity.

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Whether looking outward to global issues or inward to the objects in their pockets\, the artists in this exhibition move through their experience in a rt school\, invariably reminding us: \;This is water\, This is wate r...

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Artists in this exhibition include: William Austin\, Katie Bruce\, Roy Caussy\, Makaila Cline\, Dylan Dobbie\, Shona Fitz-Gerald Laing\, Sam Loewen\, Megan Morman\, Elena Petzol d and Potluck City.

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This is water  \;is organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in conjunction with the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge's \;Soar: Emerging Arti st Festival\, and is curated by Morgan Bath and Christina Cuthbertson.  \; We would like to thank the University of Lethbridge Fine Art Depart ment for their support of this exhibition. \; Funding assistance from t he Canada Council for the Arts\, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts\, and the City of Lethbridge.

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- See more at : http://www.saag.ca/art/exhibitions/0695-this-is-water:-emerging-practices -in-contemporary-art#sthash.IsMhDo40.dpuf

DTEND:20150607 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150426 GEO:49.69597;-112.8370982 LOCATION:Southern Alberta Art Gallery\,601 Third Avenue South \nLethbridge\ , Alberta T1J 0H4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:This is water: Emerging Practices in Contemporary Art UID:381813 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150426T143000 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150426T123000 GEO:49.69597;-112.8370982 LOCATION:Southern Alberta Art Gallery\,601 Third Avenue South \nLethbridge\ , Alberta T1J 0H4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:This is water: Emerging Practices in Contemporary Art UID:381814 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Sponsored by Pratt &am p\; Whitney


Every year \;Art's Alive &\; We ll \;in the Schools reminds us that art is a fundamental aspect of learning and creative development. \; This one-of-a-kind exhibition fe atures over 400 works by students from kindergarten through grade 12 and hi ghlights the diversity of talent in our schools. \; The art on display reveals a community of young artists skilled in the acts of drawing\, paint ing and sculpting but also reflects the creative and conceptual capacity of children growing up in today's world. \; It is inspiring to encounter a collection of work so vividly expressing a spirit of collaboration\, visi on\, and innovation\, all of which are foundations of a 21st Century learni ng experience. 


Art's Alive \;is a diverse collect ion of artwork that urges us to recognize just how important art education and creative expression are in the synthesis of core concepts from all disc iplines. \; We see works that draw from history\, science\, math\, soci ology and computer science\; from contemporary art recreations to one-of-a- kind designs. \; Students are a the heart of this exhibition\, however it is also an expression of the hard work and dedication of teachers and sc hool administrators who work tirelessly to craft a learning environment for the modern world. \; We want to thank teachers for inspiring the next generation of artists\, innovators\, leaders and entrepreneurs. \; 


SAAG is grateful for the efforts of Phyllis Furukawa from Lethbrid ge School District No. 51\, the Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regiona l Division No. 4 and the countless art representatives from each of the par ticipating schools. \; We take enormous pleasure working with the educa tion community to coordinate this installation of hundreds of works\, foste ring the creativity of some of our School Districts' most talented students . \; 


Francine Desjardins from É\;cole Agnes Davidson School has organized this year's \;Art's Alive \;mural.&n bsp\; The installation is a configuration of hand woven baskets\, which whe n installed create a fluttering of woven colour that elevates the imaginati on. \; While these baskets were created to showcase each student's dist inct point of view and skill set\, together they highlight just how impactf ul a group of students can be when they are brought together. \; This k ind of collaborative installation exemplifies the presence of community and togetherness that \;Art's Alive \;aims to embody. 


At the heart of this exhibition is the students' clear desire to move beyond crafting. \; They become Makers whose creations have value beyo nd the scope of preciousness. \; Each year our educators tour thousands of students\, teachers\, and parents throughout this six-week exhibition a nd experience first hand the creativity of students during the tour's hands -on art activity. \; During this time students are encouraged to explor e their creativity using a myriad of media to draw inspiration from the exh ibition's many works. \; We find students immeasurably excited to showc ase their skills\, creative points-of-view and to share with us their own p assion for making art.


Funding assistance from the Canada Counc il for the Arts\, Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the City of Lethbridg e. - See more at: http://www.saag.ca/art/exhibitions/0694-38th-annual-art's -alive-and-well-in-the-schools-#sthash.J1IsvD60.dpuf

DTEND:20150607 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150426 GEO:49.69597;-112.8370982 LOCATION:Southern Alberta Art Gallery\,601 Third Avenue South \nLethbridge\ , Alberta T1J 0H4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:38th Annual Art's Alive and Well in the Schools UID:381811 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150426T143000 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150426T123000 GEO:49.69597;-112.8370982 LOCATION:Southern Alberta Art Gallery\,601 Third Avenue South \nLethbridge\ , Alberta T1J 0H4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:38th Annual Art's Alive and Well in the Schools UID:381812 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Wandering\, to ramble with the resolve to discover something not (yet) known.

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Through the Rubbish Picker the notions of the pragmatic aesthetic\, forgotten spaces and unseen actions are expressed. \; The performance persona of the Rubbish Picker is a contemporary of the Caspar D avid Friedrich character in \;Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog (1818)< /em>. \; Both characters conjure a double sense of awesomeness and of d read when faced with the things and places encountered during their wanderi ngs. \; I plan to take the Rubbish Picker on two walks\, for which ther e is an open invitation to the community to participate. \; The first w alk will be four hours in the City of Lethbridge where the Rubbish Picker w ill pick up litter as it lies at the side of the streets and in the Coulee.  \; On a separate day\, there will be another four-hour walk carrying o ne or two bags of rubbish collected during the first walk from the City nor th to the Lethbridge Waste and Recycling Centre (approximately 13 km) where he will deposit the bags into the face of the landfill. \; After depos iting the bag(s) of rubbish\, the Rubbish Picker will stand at the top of s ome of the mounds of separated waste (mattresses\, concrete\, kitchen appli ances\, etc.) to have his picture taken in a contemporary re-creation of th e scene from Friedrich's 1818 painting.

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The wanderings of the Rubbish Picker provide an entry point for conversa tions about social behaviour and our relationship to waste. \; Waste is often hidden and "magically" removed to unknown places. \; Yet waste i s produced everyday. \; What is the relationship between society's sear ch for continual growth and the seemingly endless accumulation of waste?&nb sp\; What are the alternatives? \; How does waste impact the aesthetics and perceptions of nature\, society and culture?

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Through photography\, video\, sculpture and performance instal lation\, Doug Scholes' work is focused on the details that are woven into l ife - how and why are they cared for not. \; His work has been exhibite d at SAAG\, MacLaren Art Center (ON)\, Track Gallery (AB)\, Verticale (QC)\ , Sarling Foundry (QC)\, DARE-DARE (QC)\, CIRCA art actuel (QC)\, Joyce Yah ouda Gallery (QC)\, and Stewart Hall Cultural Centre (QC). \; He has he ld residencies at SPACE Studios in London\, UK (Canada Council)\, La Maison Laurentine (France)\, Rad'Art (Italy)\, Imagination Station (Detroit)\, Ad Mare\, Î\;les-de-la-Madeleine (QC)\, and the Banff Centre (AB). \; Scholes' projects have received support from The Canada Council for the Ar ts and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qué\;bec. \; In 2001 he received a Maî\;trise en arts visuels et mé\;diatiques from l'U niversité\; du Qué\;bec à\; Montré\;al. \; He c urrently is an administrative board member at the 3e Impé\;rial\, cen tre d'essai en art actuel\, and one-fifth of the artists' collective Centre de recherche urbaine de Montré\;al (CRUM).

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- See more at: http://www.saag.ca/art/exhibitions/0696-wanderi ngs-of-a-rubbish-picker#sthash.zGDicUrv.dpuf

DTEND:20150426 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150419 GEO:49.69597;-112.8370982 LOCATION:Southern Alberta Art Gallery\,601 Third Avenue South \nLethbridge\ , Alberta T1J 0H4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Wanderings of a Rubbish Picker\, Doug Scholes UID:381810 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

「高橋コレクション」は、精神科医・高橋龍太郎氏の収集による現 代アートのコレクションであり、1990年代以降の日本のアートシーンを俯瞰するうえで欠かせない存在として、内外で高く評価されてきました。1990年代に収 集を本格化させた高橋氏は、奈良美智、村上隆、会田誠、ヤノベケンジといった、現在日本を代表する作家たちにごく早い時期から注目し、彼らの重要作品を次々と収 集し、一躍現代アートのコレクターとして名を馳せます。また、近年ではより幅広いコレクションを志向し、「もの派」をはじめキャリアの長い作家なども積極的に収 集する姿勢を見せています。高橋氏の収集に注ぐ情熱は、つねに日本のアート、日本の文化に対する溢れる愛情と透徹した眼差しに裏打ちされているのです。

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本展は、高橋氏が日本のアートと文化を考えるためのキーワードとして提案する「ミラー ・ニューロン」をタイトルに、より包括的で歴史的な視野から、かつてない規模で「高橋コレクション」を紹介し、日本の現代アートの流れと特質を読み解いていくも のです。草間彌生、舟越桂、名和晃平、Chim&uarr\;Pomら52作家、約140点の作品を通し、現代アートの息吹を生き生きと体感することができるで しょう。

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「高橋コレクション」はこれまでに、「ネオテニージャパン」や「マイ ンドフルネス!」など、日本のアートと文化をトータルで捉えるキーワードをタイトルに提案し、現代アートに馴染みのない人にも、作品の魅力を伝えてきました。今 回新たにタイトルに選ばれた「ミラー・ニューロン」とは、他者の行動を見て「鏡」のように自分も同じ行動をしているかのように反応する神経細胞を意味し、それは 他者との共感や模倣行動をつかさどるとも考えられています。本展においては、日本の現代アートに広く見られる「なぞらえ」の作法が、「模倣」「引用」などを重要 な手段とする現代アートの世界的潮流だけでなく、「見立て」や「やつし」といった伝統的な日本の美意識とも通底していることを意識させるキーワードとなります。

1990年以降の日本の現代アートのイメージが強い「高橋コレクション」ですが、収集の契機となった草間彌生はもちろん、60年代末に 登場して現代アートの分水嶺として重要な「もの派」の作家などベテランの作品も紹介し、より広い視野から現代アートを考える機会とします。また内外の大規模プロ ジェクトなどで快進撃をつづける名和晃平の最新作で高橋氏のために制作された《PixCell-Lion》を初公開します。「アートの力で日本を元気にしたい」 という高橋氏の願いが込められたコレクションを通して、現代アートの世界に触れ、その楽しさと魅力を発見してください。

DTEND:20150628 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150418 GEO:35.682952;139.6868543 LOCATION:Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery\,西新宿3-20-2 Shinjuku-ku \nTokyo\, 163- 1403 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Takahashi Collection : Mirror Neuron UID:381809 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150517 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150506 GEO:43.393823;-79.7084768 LOCATION:Trias Gallery\,11 Bronte Road Unit 29\nOakville\, Ontario L6L 0E1 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The French Collection\, David Peacock UID:381808 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

A selection of still life p aintings by gallery artists to celebrate the coming of spring.

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DTEND:20150503 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150401 GEO:43.393823;-79.7084768 LOCATION:Trias Gallery\,11 Bronte Road Unit 29\nOakville\, Ontario L6L 0E1 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Spring Exhibition\, Jodi Wheeler\, Frank Vondrejs\, Katya Trischuk\ , Ernestine Tahedl\, Ewa Stryjnik\, Hanna Ruminski\, Donald Liardi\, Anne-M arie Kornachuk\, Joanne Helman\, Christine Griffiths\, Hugo Frones\, Pat Fa irhead\, Douglas Edwards\, Ruth Dwyer\, Yeon-Tak Chang UID:381807 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

A group exhibition with Ted Ga hl (US)\, Linus Bill &\; Adrien Horni (CH)\, Atelier Pica Pica (BE)\, Mi losz Odobrovic (UA) and Jon Pilkington (US). Join us for the opening recept ion Thursday 30.04.15 from 17-22

DTEND:20150523 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150430 GEO:55.667614;12.5613121 LOCATION:V1 Gallery\,Flæsketorvet 69 - 71 \nCopenhagen \, 1711 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:\; - )\, Jon Pilkington\, Milosz Odobrovic\, Atelier Pica Pica\, Ad rien Horni\, Linus Bill\, Ted Gahl UID:381805 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150430T220000 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150430T170000 GEO:55.667614;12.5613121 LOCATION:V1 Gallery\,Flæsketorvet 69 - 71 \nCopenhagen \, 1711 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:\; - )\, Linus Bill\, Ted Gahl\, Adrien Horni\, Milosz Odobrovic\, Atelier Pica Pica\, Jon Pilkington UID:381806 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

V1 GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS

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Morning

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A solo exhibition by HuskMitNavn

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Morning. Top of the morning. Day break. Breaking sleep\, comfort and spirit . Forcing yourself to perform with night and sleep in your blood and guts. Performing mundane morning rituals. Showering\, toast\, tea\, teeth\, coffe e\, kids&hellip\; KIDS\, clothes\, packing lunch\, packing kids\, kids unpa cking\, keys\, keys\, keys. Transition\, transit\, traffic jam\, walk\, bus \, metro\, bicycle\, road rage\, type A and type B personalities in full co nflict. A - Good morning B - what&rsquo\;s so fucking good about it?! Snowe d in\, crystal clear spring sky\, coming home when the norm rises\, newspap er\, sunrise\, first at work\, morning swim\, oatmeal and colleagues.

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In his new exhibition Morning HuskMitNavn (RememberMyName) engages our common morning routines in paintings\, collage s and drawings. He investigates how every morning holds the potential of ne w beginnings and at the same time is an automated struggle for most of us. In a delicate clear palette he poetically depicts the sleep deprived\, cozy and chaotic moments that forms the start of a new day. \;

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A painting\, Rush Hour\, 2015\, 160 x 120 cm\, de picts a family getting ready. Mom is brushing her son&rsquo\;s teeth while he is putting on clothes and she is simultaneously eating breakfast\, while her man rushes past them out the door. In a typical Danish scenario\, Slee ping Kids\, 2015\, 100 x 80 cm\, a man rides his two kids to kinder garden and school on a bicycle\, they are both sleeping\, in the background a red sun breaks the horizon. What To Wear\, 2015\, 160 x 120 cm\, shows a woman facing a large empty closet in apathy\, sleep in her eye and hair styled by the night\, while a large pile of laundry towers against it. In a Hopperes que composition\, Bank Lady\, 2015\, 120 x 160 cm\, a woman vacuums the flo or of an empty bank at the light of dawn.

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With Morning HuskMitNavn continues his heartfelt investigation of the dynamics of everyday life that has been the outset from the beginning of hi s artistic career. The magic\, banal\, poetic\, ugly\, humorous\, weird and instrumental moments that make up our existence. In 67 new works ranging f rom large colourful paintings to small black and white drawings he captures \, composes and distills mundane moments. We recognize ourselves and our ne ighbours in these works and they make us reflect on how we live. A rare emp owering pause in the midst of contemporary life. \;

HuskMitN avn (b.1975\, Denmark) has relentlessly worked his way through a multitude of artistic disciplines over the past decade\; museum exhibitions\, gallery shows\, public commissions\, publications and in later years a unique arti stic way of utilizing the Instagram format (@huskmitnavn1). He has recently exhibited at Munkeruphus Museum (collection of Jens-Peter Brask)\, Denmark \, KØ\;S Museum (Museum of art in public spaces)\, Denmark\, Link&oum l\;ping Kunsthal\, Sweden\, Storm P. Museum\, Denmark\, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art\, Denmark\, Rutkowski 68\, Cologne\, The Hole Gallery\, New Yor k and Alice Gallery in Bruxelles. A smaller exhibition of new drawings and prints by HuskMitNavn will run in conjunction in the V1 Gallery project spa ce The Depot. Morning is HuskMitNavn&rsquo\;s sixth solo exhibition with V1 Gallery.

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Good morning.

DTEND:20150425 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150328 GEO:55.667614;12.5613121 LOCATION:V1 Gallery\,Flæsketorvet 69 - 71 \nCopenhagen \, 1711 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Morning\, HuskMitNavn UID:381804 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150711 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150425 GEO:47.5657684;7.5738861 LOCATION:von Bartha\, Basel\,Kannenfeldplatz 6 \nBasel\, 4056 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Euphoria Now \, Superflex UID:381802 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150424T200000 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150424T180000 GEO:47.5657684;7.5738861 LOCATION:von Bartha\, Basel\,Kannenfeldplatz 6 \nBasel\, 4056 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Euphoria Now \, Superflex UID:381803 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Wunderkammern is proud to present \;Being here\, Alexey Luka&rsquo\;s first solo sho w in Italy. \;

In collaboration with the Foundation &ldquo\;Centre for the development of the relations between Italy and Russia&rdquo\;.

Alexey Luka (Luchko) was born in 19 83 in Moscow\, where he currently lives and works. \;Among the most talented and influential young artists in the Russian contemporary art scene\, Luka has participated in important international projects \, like the \;LGZ Festival \;in Moscow in 2013 and the pro ject \;Le M.U.R. XIII \;in Paris in 2014\, and recently cr eated an \;installation commissioned by Pirelli which was shown at the Hangar Bicocca in Milan and presented by Achille Bonito Oliva.

With a background in architecture studies\, the Russian art ist developed a unique and recognizable style\, based on the use of abstrac t geometric shapes and chromatic variations. Perfectly comfortable with dif ferent techniques\, spray paints\, acrylic paints\, sculpture\, and collage \, Alexey Luka creates complex compositions in which the colors and geometr ic lines interact\, resulting in a sort of puzzle to decipher. The observer is left\, therefor\, to reconstruct and consequently interpret the image\, starting precisely with the colors that suggest shapes: faces\, characters and landscapes alternate in a game of perception that activates our imagin ation. Through the composition and decomposition of the shapes and the chro matic combinations\, with references to Constructivism and Neo-plasticism\, the artist aims to tell a story\, to evoke a situation or a vision\, in an entirely unusual and original way.

In the new works produced fo r the show \;Being here \;at Wunderkammer n\, Alexey Luka explores the concept of home. Many aspects related to this concept are able to influence people in a relevant way: their background an d family history\, the culture of the country in which they are born\, the local customs of the place in which they live\, and even everyday activitie s have a real influence on the formation of personality\, and on the way in which we reflect and act. Our past experiences interact with the present\, shaping us and bestowing upon us an idea of belonging and identity\, the f eeling of a safe home. Nevertheless\, these feelings can mask psychological patterns of self-deception\, of compliance and conformity to the values an d ethics of the group\, which ignore a realistic evaluation of other course s of action. In fact\, many find what they really need\, their inner being\ , their independent will\, only when they are far from home. Being here inv estigates this relationship between native environment and individuality\, highlighting how the latter might be rediscovered outside of the geographic and cultural confines in which we are raised.

Alexey Lu ka will present new artworks: wooden sculptures\, paintings on canvas\, woo d and plywood assemblages and paper collages\, produced specifically for th e show \;Being here. The critical essay for the exhib ition is written by Anna Cestelli Guidi. As a preview to the show\, Alexey Luka created an impressive public mural in Torpignattara titled Straniera\, or &ldquo\;Foreigner&rdquo\; in English\, for the Days of Moscow (May 26 & ndash\; 30th\, 2014)\, whose opening was attended by the Minister of Depart ment for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations of the Gover nment of the Municipality of Moscow. The artist will be present at the open ing.

The exhibition \;Being here \;is the fourt h one of Wunderkammern&rsquo\;s artistic series \;Limitless \, and follows the solo shows by Sam3 (Spain)\, L&rsquo\;Atla s (France) and Sten Lex (Italy). The project will end with the exhibition b y Jacopo Ceccarelli a.k.a. 2501 (Italy). \;Limitless \;exp lores the concept of limitation in its possible shapes and manifestations\, designating Art as the preferred means of overcoming barriers that we are subjected to on a daily basis\, and for reflecting on limitless reality.

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Wunderkammern è\; lieta di presentare \;Being here\, la prima mostra personale dell&rsquo\;artista Alexey Luka in Italia . \;

In collaborazione con Fondazione &ldquo\;Centro per lo sviluppo dei rapporti Italia Russia&rdquo\;.

Alexey Luka (Luchko) nasce nel 1983 a Mosca\, dove attualmente vive e lavora. \;Tra i più\; talentuosi ed influenti giovani a rtisti della scena dell&rsquo\;arte contemporanea russa\, Luka ha partecipato ad importanti progetti internazionali\, tra i quali l&rsquo\;LGZ Festival
di Mosca nel 2013 e \;il progetto Le M.U.R. XIII  \;a Parigi nel 2014\, ed ha recentemente realizzato \;un&rsquo\;installazione commissionata da Pirelli\, che è\; stata esp osta all&rsquo\;Hangar Bicocca di Milano e presentata da Achille Bonito Oli va. \;

Proveniente da studi di architettura\, l&rsq uo\;artista russo ha sviluppato uno stile unico e distinguibile\, basato su ll&rsquo\;utilizzo di forme geometrico-astratte e variazioni cromatiche. Pe rfettamente a suo agio con differenti tecniche\, vernice spray\, pittura ac rilica\, scultura e collage\, Alexey Luka realizza complesse composizioni n elle quali i colori e le linee geometriche interagiscono tra loro\, creando una sorta di puzzle da decifrare. L&rsquo\;osservatore è\; lasciato quindi alla ricostruzione e alla conseguente interpretazione dell&rsquo\;im magine\, partendo proprio dai colori che suggeriscono delle forme: volti\, personaggi e paesaggi si alternano in un gioco percettivo che attiva la nos tra immaginazione. Attraverso la composizione e la scomposizione delle form e e gli accostamenti cromatici\, con referenze al Costruttivismo e Neoplast icismo\, l&rsquo\;artista ambisce a raccontare una storia\, a suggerire una situazione o una visione\, in maniera del tutto insolita ed originale.&nbs p\;

Nelle nuove opere realizzate per la mostra \;Being here \;a Wunderkammern\, Alexey Luka esplora il co ncetto di casa. Molti aspetti afferenti a questo concetto sono capaci di es ercitare sulle persone un&rsquo\;influenza rilevante: il background e la st oria famigliare\, la cultura del paese in cui sono nate\, gli usi locali de l posto in cui vivono\, e anche la stessa quotidianità\; hanno infatt i un peso sulla formazione della personalità\;\, e sul modo in cui tu tti riflettiamo e agiamo. Il nostro passato personale interagisce col prese nte\, modellandoci e conferendoci un&rsquo\;idea di appartenenza e di ident ità\;\, la sensazione di una casa sicura. Tuttavia\, questi sentiment i possono nascondere degli schemi mentali di autoinganno\, di accondiscende nza e di conformità\; ai valori e all&rsquo\;etica del gruppo\, che i gnorano una valutazione realistica di altre linee d&rsquo\;azione. In realt à\;\, molti trovano ciò\; di cui davvero hanno bisogno\, la lor o interiorità\;\, la loro volontà\; indipendente\, soltanto qua ndo sono lontani dalle loro case. Being here indaga proprio questa relazion e tra l&rsquo\;ambiente di riferimento e l&rsquo\;individualità\;\, f acendo emergere quanto quest&rsquo\;ultima possa essere riscoperta al di fu ori dei confini geografici e culturali in cui siamo cresciuti.

< strong>Alexey Luka presenterà\; opere d&rsquo\;arte inedite\, scultur e in legno\, dipinti su tela\, assemblages di legno e compensato e collages di carta\, realizzate appositamente per la mostra \;Being here. \;Il testo critico della mostra è\; curato da Anna Ce stelli Guidi. Come anteprima della mostra Alexey Luka ha realizzato un impr essionante intervento murale pubblico a Torpignattara\, intitolato Stranier a\, nell'ambito delle Giornate di Mosca (26 - 30 maggio 2014) ed inaugurato con la presenza del Ministro del Dipartimento degli Affari Esteri del Gove rno del Comune di Mosca. L&rsquo\;artista sarà\; presente in occasion e del vernissage.

La mostra \;Being here \;&egr ave\; la quarta del progetto artistico di Wunderkammern \;L imitless\, e segue le personali degli artisti Sam3 (Spagna)\, L&rsquo\;Atlas (Francia) e Sten Lex (Italia). Il progetto si concluder&agr ave\; con la mostra dell&rsquo\;artista Jacopo Ceccarelli a.k.a. 2501 (Ital ia). \;Limitless \;esplora il concetto di limite nelle sue possibili forme e manifestazioni\, designando l&rsquo\;Arte come il mezzo preferenziale per il superamento delle barriere a cui siamo quotidianamente sottoposti e per una riflessione sulla realtà\; illimitata.

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DTEND:20150523 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150418 GEO:41.8772027;12.5407292 LOCATION:Wunderkammern\,124\, Via Gabrio Serbelloni \nRoma\, Lazio 00176 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:being here\, Alexey Luka UID:381801 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

XVA Gallery is excited to anno unce the upcoming exhibition \;Seeds from the Desert Sand \;by Oman based German artists Gazmend Kalemi and Miriam Humer. The exhibition featu res work created individually by each artist alongside work they have creat ed together. \;This is the first time Kalemi and Humer will have exhibi ted their work in collaboration \;publicly\, it is also the first time they will show their work in the UAE. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artists on Saturday April \;4th\, \;2015\, from 6-9pm.&nbs p\;

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Although the work of \;Kalemi and Humer \;varies in style and subject\, similar materials are utiliz ed including paper\, pencil and water\, and reoccurring elements such as tr ansparency\, rocks and plants appear. The structures of nature play a hugel y important role in the practice of each artist. Kalemi&rsquo\;s style lean s towards a more literal documentation of the deserts natural beauty wherea s Humer records specific details found within nature in an abstract and unb ound way. The style of Kalemi&rsquo\;s work may be perceived by some to be the more masculine of the two\, when juxtaposed with the delicate femininit y of Humer&rsquo\;s work. Together these two very different styles complime nt each other to create a harmonious whole. The artists draw inspiration fr om all the elements of their home surroundings in the Middle East\; their c hildren\, the natural environment\, the architecture\, and the culture.&nbs p\;In \;Seeds from the Desert Sand \;they explore together and indi vidually connective ideas of spring\, growth and renewal. \;

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About the Artists:

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Gazmend Kalemi \;hopes to prompt the viewer to consider the impact of his work when viewed individually and when viewed within a larger body of work. \;He envisages his pieces being \;he ard \;as well as \;seen. His drawings document his encounters with natural phenomena\, binding science and art\, and merging rational thought with raw emotion. \;

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Miri am Humer&rsquo\;s \;works on paper are drawn\, printed\, sewn\ , cut and dipped in wax. They extract and amplify specific details from wit hin nature\, such as the serrated edge of a leaf\, or the blossom of a plum tree\, and so bind them creating an abstract portrayal of the seemingly ra ndom yet cyclic nature of life on earth.

DTEND:20150930 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150404 GEO:25.2145565;55.3032906 LOCATION:XVA Gallery Al Fahidi\,Al Fahidi Neighborhood \nBur Dubai\, SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Seeds from the Desert Sand\, Miriam Humer\, Gazmend Kalemi UID:381800 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

From Sumerian to Ameri can\, this chaos is this man.
Halim Al Karim\, 2012

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Chaos \;is a multimedia installation including sculpture\, vid eo\, photography\, LED light panels and &lsquo\;Sumerian Skin&rsquo\;. The installation will present the point of view of Al Karim about the \;dis order \;and madness surrounding our lives through love and war\, and th e &lsquo\;hidden agendas&rsquo\; of super powers\, and their role in this&n bsp\;turmoil. The installation will be presented outdoors in the main court yard of XVA Gallery with the intention of allowing the viewer time andspace in which to confront their own chaos on a conscious level.

Abou t the Artist:

Born in Najaf\, Iraq in 1963\, Halim Al Karim has held many solo exhibitions in Dubai\, Paris\, Holland\, Switzerland\, Istan bul\, USA\, Jordan and Lebanon. The artist was nominated for the 2010 Sover eign Art Prize and was awarded the jury prize in the International Cairo Bi ennale in Egypt. He is one of the six artists whose work was featured in th e Iraqi Pavilion at the 54thVenice Biennale &ndash\; the first Iraqi Pavili on in 36 years. His work is in the collections of major museums including t he Arab Museum of Contemporary Art in Doha\, the Victoria &\; Albert Mus eum in London\, the Saatchi Collection in London\, Darat Al Funun in Amman\ , L'Institut du Monde Arabe \;in Paris\, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo\, Artron Art Museum in China and Yinchaun MoCA in China. He lives and works in Dubai and Colorado\, USA. \;

DTEND:20150514 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150314 GEO:25.2145565;55.3032906 LOCATION:XVA Gallery Al Fahidi\,Al Fahidi Neighborhood \nBur Dubai\, SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Chaos\, Halim Al Karim UID:381799 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Paintings and Graphics by Vladimir Safronov\, a well-known illustrator .

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Year 2015 is announced as t he Year of Literature and the Year of Spanish language in Russia. Yekaterin burg gallery of Modern art has organized an exhibition project that is devo ted to a Spanish novel &ldquo\;The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of la Ma ncha&rdquo\; by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra\, it will be 400 years in 2015 since it was first published.

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Yekate rinburg viewers will see a series of the famous Ural artist for the first t ime on April 29\, this series merges the plot and original fiction in surpr ising way. The exhibition with an intriguing title will feature more than 4 0 art works of Vladimir Safronov\, who is known as a painter\, muralist\, t alented illustrator of a great number of kids&rsquo\; books and poetry coll ections. Poetry and fantasy were very close to the artist. The evidence of it is a cycle of paintings and graphics devoted to an image of the eternal romantic\, Don Quixote\, this character caught the artist&rsquo\;s imaginat ion during his last twenty years.

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The project supported by Honorary Consulate of Spain in Yekaterinburg in the U rals Federal District.

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The exhibition will run until May 12 daily from 11:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m.

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2015 год объявлен в России Годом литературы и Годом испанского языка. Галерея современного искусства специально подгото вила выставочный проект\, посвящённый классическому произведению испанской литературы «\;Хитроумный идальго Дон Кихот Ламанчский»\; Мигеля д е Сервантеса\, со дня публикации которого в этом году исполняется ровно 400 лет.

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29 апреля впервые екатеринбургс кий зритель увидит серию работ известного уральского автора\, удивительным образом совмещающую литературный сюжет с творческим вымыслом. На выставке с интригующим названием будут представлены более 40 картин художника Владими ра Сафронова &ndash\; живописца\, монументалиста\, талантливого иллюстратор а большого числа детских книг и поэтических сборников. Поэтичность и фантаз ийность была близка и самому художнику. Подтверждением тому является цикл ж ивописных и графических работ\, посвящённых образу вечного романтика - Дона Кихота\, занимавший воображение Владимира Сергеевича последние двадцать ле т его жизни.

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Проект осуществляется пр и поддержке Почетного Консульства Испании в Екатеринбурге по УрФО.

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Экспозиция открыта до 12 мая\, ежедне вно с 11:00-20:00.

DTEND:20150512 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150429 GEO:56.834585;60.616523 LOCATION:Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art\,32\, Krasnoarmeyskaya-St. \nY ekaterinburg\, Yekaterinburg SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Don Quixote and Something Else…\, Vladimir Safronov UID:381797 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150429T200000 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150429T110000 GEO:56.834585;60.616523 LOCATION:Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art\,32\, Krasnoarmeyskaya-St. \nY ekaterinburg\, Yekaterinburg SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Don Quixote and Something Else…\, Vladimir Safronov UID:381798 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Yekaterinburg gallery of Moder n art is delighted to announce the 3rd Annual Open Competition Exhibition & ldquo\;Rhythms of megalopolis&rdquo\; by The Children&rsquo\;s Art School s tudents. The opening will be held at 17:00 on April 15.

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The exhibition will feature more than 100 art works by Y ekaterinburg Children&rsquo\;s Art schools students aged 6 to 16. The main idea of their art is to show development of big cities\, which are changing year by year &ndash\; an urban skyline is constantly transforming. Also in the year of 70th Anniversary of Victory organizers offer to try to convey Ural homefront workers&rsquo\; priceless and countless contributions and sa crifices to the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 using differen t artistic conventions.

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Viewers can v ote online for the best authors in their opinion on vk page of Children&rsq uo\;s Art School. A ceremony of winners awarding will be held at the galler y at 17:00 on April 25.

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15 ап реля в 17.00 в Екатеринбургской галерее современного искусства состоится от крытие \;Третьего Открытого городского конкурса-выставки творческих р абот учащихся ДШИ «\;Ритмы мегаполиса»\;.

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На выставке будет представлено более 100 работ учащихся детских школ искусств\, художественных школ города Екатеринбурга в возрасте от 6 лет до 16 лет. В основу своего творчества авторам предстоит вложить г лавную идею &ndash\; показать рост и развитие крупных городов\, чей облик с каждым годом преображается\, меняет своё очертание. Так же\, в год 70-лети я Победы в Великой Отечественной войне\, организаторы предлагают участникам \, используя различные художественно-выразительные средства\, попытаться пе редать\, как на Урале труженики тыла во время Великой Отечественной войны с 1941 года по 1945 год помогали стране\, отдавая все свои силы для великой Победы.

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Зрители смогут выбрать лучших авторов на официальной \;страничке Д етской художественной школы Вконтакте \;в ходе проведения открытого интернет-голосования. Награждение победителей состоится в галерее 25 апрел я в 17:00.

DTEND:20150425 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150415 GEO:56.834585;60.616523 LOCATION:Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art\,32\, Krasnoarmeyskaya-St. \nY ekaterinburg\, Yekaterinburg SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Rhythms of megalopolis UID:381796 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of n ew works by Jesse Amado. 30 Day Rx opens Thursday\, April 30th wit h an artist reception from 6&mdash\;8 pm. Amado will also be in attendance for an Artist Talk moderated by independent curator\, Patty Ortiz\, Saturda y\, May 9th at 1:00pm.

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Known for art that is conceptuall y based and highly formal\, Amado&rsquo\;s practice occupies the liminal sp ace that hovers between life and art. Born and raised in San Antonio\, Texa s\, he received his BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin an d his BFA and MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Amado reside d in both Texas and New York City for many years\, but has now chosen to li ve in his hometown full time.

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The works in 30 Day Rx are i nformed by Amado&rsquo\;s recent personal experience with illness and presc ription drugs. Focusing on the gamut of ways that pharmaceuticals inflect o ur daily lives\, Amado reveals the beauty\, power\, and consequences of liv ing in bodies consisting of\, and charged with\, chemicals. Take a dose.&nb sp\;

DTEND:20150606 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150430 GEO:29.4710517;-98.4911227 LOCATION:Ruiz-Healy Art\,201-A East Olmos Drive \nSan Antonio\, Texas 78212 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Jesse Amado: 30 Day Rx\, Jesse Amado UID:381562 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150430T200000 DTSTAMP:20150427T012207 DTSTART:20150430T180000 GEO:29.4710517;-98.4911227 LOCATION:Ruiz-Healy Art\,201-A East Olmos Drive \nSan Antonio\, Texas 78212 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Jesse Amado: 30 Day Rx\, Jesse Amado UID:381563 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR