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ROMANOVA SVETLANA-ART  
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3/31/20 Posted 3/5/09

         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 plasticit... [more]

Araki: An Exhibitionist Looking Death in the Eye   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Nobuyoshi Araki at Foam - Fotografie Museum December 19th - March 11th, 2015
Posted 12/22/14

In the film After Life (1998) by Kore-eda Hirokazu the recently deceased end up on a minimalist film set. In this purgatory they discuss and improvise with their fellow travelers until they have decided on the ultimately defining moment of their lives. They re-enact it and then pass over to whatever paradise or nothingness may be waiting for them. One by one the dead come to terms with what they’ve left behind. Except for one, who can’t decide. That guy could have been Nobuyoshi Araki.... [more]

Breaking Camp: A Conversation with Christto Sanz and Andrew Weir  
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12/21/14 Posted 12/21/14

A while back during Berlin’s Indian summer, when the weather was more hospitable to a trio of tropics-born expats, I met up with the Doha-based artist duo Christto Sanz and Andrew Weir at a sleepy kietz café in Prenzlauer Berg. Sanz, from Puerto Rico, and Weir of South Africa, have made waves lately with their vibrant and somewhat in-your-face surreal photographs that weigh in on power structures of culture in locations like Qatar. Their artwork is almost camp, employing unnatural c... [more]

SILK COMET…TEXTILE DESIGN FROM PICTURES OF DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS (LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT)  
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12/17/14 Posted 12/17/14

This is a “Season’s Greetings card” dedicated to the limited-edition of a 3 silk scarves series I created for my "Lacer/actions Art Project”. The images of dirty, torn, and worn paper of the publicity posters on outdoor billboard have become silk scarves too! After to be already transferred on canvases, lithographic prints and aluminium my "Lacer/actions" artworks were transformed in silk textiles designs thanks to collaboration of Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy) who... [more]

A Photographer Captures a Dying Tradition at the Del Mar Racetrack   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 12/16/14

New York based photographer Eric Chakeen (a former assistant to Ryan McGinley) shared some of his shots from his latest project, And Away They Go, which documents the life at the Del Mar racetrack—a place Chakeen visited often growing up in San Diego. Here, the photographer gives ArtSlant his personal perspective on the complex social atmosphere at one of California's most historic sports venues. The Del Mar racetrack opened in 1937. It was a huge part of Hollywood in its halcyon days. Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby were frequent vi... [more]

Why There Aren’t More Important Canadian Artists: An Irrelevant Rivalry   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 12/14/14

I remember when I first moved to Vancouver, and told people I was from Toronto, the venom and animosity for my hometown astonished me. Many of the people who were so vehemently hateful of Toronto and had never been there before, I was told. I found this astonishing, because in the 28 years I lived in Toronto, I'd never heard a single person bash Vancouver. If anything, people from Toronto spoke highly of Vancouver—the phenomenal beauty of British Columbia, the number of great artists Vancouve... [more]

Group exhibition "The Trip" at Loft 594, Bushwick NY  
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12/13/14 Posted 3/26/14

Group exhibition "The Trip" at Loft 594, Bushwick NY [more]

"Adoption Agency" for Art Might Herald New Dynamic in Market   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at Galerie Bart Amsterdam: Bart Invites December 3rd - January 3rd, 2015
Posted 12/11/14

An empty wall to fill but on a tight budget? Looking for an original Christmas gift? Or are you just an avid bargain hunter? A semi-abstract print by Jaap Hillenius could be just the ticket for you. Price: somewhere between 175 and 250 euro—and that’s including the frame. If you like large formats, the reclining nude by Hans van der Ham costing 450 euro is an option. And at 175 euro a diptych by Bert Loerakker is a good deal—especially if you take into account the original price of... [more]

Event Photographers London Helps Create Positive Image Of Companies  
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12/9/14 Posted 12/9/14

From time to time, there are important events being conducted in a company. Organisations can help their image building strategies by ensuring that these moments are captured in a frame and therefore the event photographers London are in high demand. Such strategies are being thought of, by a number of organisations in England, for which the photographers are given due importance. In such a condition, the event photographer in London can add value to the event, without making any wastage of time an... [more]

New Delhi: Avinash Veeraraghavan and Pieter Schoolwerth's Fragmented Selves   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 12/8/14

Recently exhibited at Galleryskye, New Delhi, Avinash Veeraraghavan and Pieter Schoolwerth's works, We Don't See What Things Are, We See What We Are and Your Vacuum Sucks interrogate the notion of multiple subjectivities and fragmented selves. Avinash Veeraraghavan; Courtesy Galleryskye, Delhi Veeraraghavan's dense, intricate visual collages are mind/memoryscapes dotted with personal signifiers that document the explosion of signs and symbols one constantly encounters nowadays. Veeraragh... [more]

Alternative Waters: a Personal View of Recent Macri Portraits by Kenneth Radu  
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12/6/14 Posted 12/6/14

Part I People familiar with Adamo Macri’s portraits may well experience an aesthetic shock to see a picture of the artist with his eyes wide open. So many of his self-portraits depict the eyes averted, lowered, askance, or rarely looking directly at the viewer that I was taken aback by a recent picture, entitled Damo, 2013. There are a few other pictures in his Facebook oeuvre wherein the artist opens his eyes and stares out of the canvas, Self-Portrait, 2013, for example, but that is... [more]

Anastasia Samoylova: On Facebook Everyone Is on Holiday   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 12/4/14

Anastasia Samoylova does not go out into summer fields when she begins a new work of landscape photography. She goes online, haunting public domain photosites for images of picturesque landscapes: sunsets, waterfalls, forests, oceans, and flowers. Despite the seductive vistas each calendar image portrays, they are so common they become redundant. “I’m almost monumentalizing them in my installations,” Samoylova said during a recent (Skyped) studio visit, “otherwise they wou... [more]

Slutwalk Toronto 2011  
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12/3/14 Posted 12/3/14

The first Slutwalk protest and march which was organized in Toronto, Ontario on April 3 2011. Brian CarsonThe Learning Curve Photographyon 1x atwww.1x.com/member/thelearningcurvephotography [more]

Call for Entries: Filter Photo  
Posted 12/2/14

Filter Photo is pleased to announce an open call for photographic work for a juried exhibition, Context 2015. This will be the inaugural exhibition for Filter Photo’s new gallery space at the Hubbard Streets Lofts, located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. The exhibition will run from February 6th – March 27th, with an opening reception on February 6th. Context 2015 will be juried and curated by Michal Raz-Russo, Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. A... [more]

Anne Marchand: Vision of Myth & Holiday Group Show.  
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11/30/14 Posted 11/30/14

December is a perfect time to stop in at Green Chalk and see the exhibition! Anne Marchand: Vision of Myth & Holiday Group Show. Green Chalk Contemporary invites you! RECEPTION: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 5- 8 pm 616 Lighthouse Ave, New Monterey, CA! The exhibition runs through December 27, 2014 INVITATION HERE Holiday Group Show includes: Sharron Antholt, Rob Barnard, Dave Higgins, Susan Hyde Greene, Francie Hester, Tom Nakashima, Ma... [more]

MY NEW WORK ON A TABLE: COLLAGE MADE WITH 1.258 PIECES OF WASTE-PAPER FROM TORN OUTDOOR ADS  
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11/30/14 Posted 11/30/14

This is my new work for “Lacer/actions” project. It’s a collage made on a table using 1.258 waste-paper pieces of torn and decomposed outdoor advertisings. I gathered every single paper pieces along the streets, after the old publicity posters were torn down from the billboards. I titled it : "The Symptomatology Of Instability (Waves On Waves)". It covers a wood table; sizes: cms 108 x 51. I think images speak better than words… So I created a videoclip I posted on Yo... [more]


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