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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 plasticity and abi... [more]

STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS  
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3/5/19 Posted 3/5/09

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London Turns Tropical: Radamés "Juni" Figueroa at Edel Assanti  
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Radamés “Juni” Figueroa at Edel Assanti 7/5/15 Posted 7/5/15

With record high temperatures in London at present, the city is suddenly awash with the tropical: denim hot pants, turquoise, fluorescent pink, bright yellow. Even the conservative dresser is using this rare heatwave as an occassion to adorn brightly colored prints. The aesthetic of the tropics seems to seep out of Topshop into virtually every café and bar with an outdoor suntrap. Yet little thought is given to where this trend originates from—the formal, social, communal, and ever... [more]

MY "COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE" SHOW: THE OFFICIAL CATALOGUE  
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7/1/15 Posted 7/1/15

My upcoming solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015″ – will take place in the amazing Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy, on July 3-4-5, in the beautiful Lenno town. The octagonal Baptistery and its enchanting structure will give strenght and evocative power to my exhibition which will show 25 works from my “Lacer/actions” project. Each artwork will be introduced by a phrase from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to su... [more]

From the Salvage Yard to the Shopping Mall: Rachel Higgins' Logistical Aesthetics  
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6/30/15 Posted 6/30/15

New York City, June 2015: I remember despising the revamped, restyled strip malls that proliferated in the late 1990s, replacing dilapidated 1960s-era kitsch elegance with chunky stucco postmodern monotony in various shades of taupe, terracotta, and teal. These non-places had names conjured from corporate boardrooms—“The Shoppes at Villa Terraces,” “Sycamore Plaza Town Centre” and the like—a nomenclature almost offensive in its disavowal of history and specificity... [more]

Out of the Black Box, into the White Cube   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Marina Alexeeva, Marco Brambilla, Mat Collishaw, Ger Van Elk, William Kentridge, Marzia Migliora, Jacco Olivier, Elisa Sighicelli, Bill Viola at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya May 28th - August 30th
Posted 6/30/15

Three rooms into the modern art section of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya the film Tide Table is projected on the wall. It’s a typical William Kentridge piece: animated black and white drawings, frolicking bathers are observed by Ghadhafi-like generals, a cow is slaughtered in a cabana, lots of political innuendo. Even though the film is combined with a couple of drawings by the South African artist, it’s pretty much a stand-alone presentation. It lacks the kind of conte... [more]

The Soldier as Artist: Khaled Jarrar Chisels Away at the Wall   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 6/29/15

Two boys crouch on either side of the wall that separates the West Bank from Jerusalem. They are smuggling 1,000 loaves of Ka’ak Al Quds (“bread of Jerusalem”) through a hand-bored hole in the concrete. Ramallah-based artist Khaled Jarrar interviews them from behind an unsteady camera. “Pull! Pull!” urges the older boy. Dust from both the flour and the wall is seen as the younger child collects the bread on the other side in a makeshift production line. The zero-shap... [more]

Fire and Forget: Artists Respond to Modern Warfare   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Marina Abramovic, Ron Amir, Roy Brand, James Bridle, Luis Camnitzer, Mircea Cantor, Joan Castro, Marcelo Cidade, Jem Cohen, Martin Dammann, Chto Delat, Öyvind Fahlström, Harun Farocki, Robbert & Frank, Daniil Galkin, and Keren Yeala Golan, Rudolf Herz, Damien Hirst, Clara Ianni, Emily Jacir, Hunter Jonakin, Joachim Koester, Korpys/Löffler, Barbara Kruger, Armin Linke, Robert Longo, Jazmin Lopez, Kris Martin, Michael Müller, Timo Nasseri, NEOZOON, Katja Novitskova, Tal R, Pipilotti Rist, Frank & Robbert, André ROBILLARD, Julian Röder, Henning Rogge, Martha Rosler, Hrair Sarkissian, Ori Scialom, Timur Si-Qin, Santiago Sierra, Javier Téllez, Ulay, Julius von Bismarck, Sharif Waked, Gillian Wearing, He Xiangyu, Amir Yatziv, Ala Younis at KW Institute for Contemporary Art June 14th - August 30th
Posted 6/24/15

Entering Fire and Forget. On Violence, the viewer passes through two of the four rotating gates in Daniil Galkin’s installation Tourniquet. Beyond this eerie passage, a provocative text speculates on the impact of technology on modern warfare. Its thesis can be characterized as follows: since modern technology has largely emancipated warriors from a traditional active sense of duty—allowing them to literally fire and forget—does this change in confrontation halt the production and inev... [more]

Holton Rower  
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6/22/15 Posted 6/22/15

Time Lapses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyktr2OI4v4 https://www.artsy.net/artist/holton-rower [more]

Do Words Have Voices: Talking to Martin Boyce's Installations   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Martin Boyce at Museum für Gegenwartskunst April 25th - August 16th
Posted 6/19/15

Walking to the Museum Für Gegenwartkunst is, unavoidably and of itself, a romantic passage. Located just off the Rhine River, the experience of water is embedded into the ethos of building—both figuratively and practically within the architecture of the space—as viewable from the glass hallways between the museum’s galleries. The river, a fittingly meandering foil to the small path that leads to Martin Boyce’s current exhibition, offers an experience of aesthetisized n... [more]

Basel 2015 Trends: Irony Rules at the New Rhy Art Fair   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at Rhy Basel June 18th - June 21st
Posted 6/19/15

In the early hours of opening day at Rhypark, a gentle rain falls upon Basel. While the sun tries to break through the overcast clouds, the weather cannot squash the fact that the city is already illuminated by art and global attention. The Rhy Art Fair is the newest addition to the fair circuit, making its Basel debut this year. Presented by the Swiss organizer Contemporary Art International Zurich (founded in 1999 and now celebrating its 17th year) Rhy Art Fair showcases emerging talent in B... [more]

City, Garden, Whatever: Kim Gordon and the Search for "New Stuff"  
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Kim Gordon at 303 Gallery June 4th - July 24th
Posted 6/19/15

"Let me introduce you," sings Kim Gordon on 2002's "Sympathy for the Strawberry," "since you saw my shadow self / living underneath you." What's underneath the artist's new pieces at 303? Humps of rigid canvas painted with unintelligible words and manicured faux-hedges sit on the gallery floor, while a sparkly crumpled canvas or two hangs on each wall. Indeed, all of the objects create shadows; they look as though they're hiding something, the sole representational piece (a close-up photo of th... [more]

Faith Holland's Cum "Paintings" Aren't Your Usual Cum Paintings   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Faith Holland at TRANSFER June 13th - July 11th
Posted 6/19/15

First, apologies for the puns to come. It’s difficult to talk about sexuality and eroticism without making a bad pun or two. Sexuality has seemingly always been a site of discomfort in our culture: through it, we are laid naked and bare, both literally and via the fetishes that express the darkest sublimations of gendered relations. The advent of a communication tool and platform for largely consequence-free expression—the internet—has greatly affected the role pornography and se... [more]

The London Festival of Architecture  
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The London Festival of Architecture at Forman's Smokehouse Gallery June 26th - June 29th
Posted 6/17/15

International artist Tom Estes has been invited by curator Rebecca Feiner to act as Honorary Mayor of DEN-City1. Estes describes himself as a “Sci-fi inspired Carnival Sideshow Conceptualist, combining a bare-bones formal conceptualism with an eternally adolescent, DIY comic-prank approach”. Organised with Middlesex University, DEN-City1 is part of The London Festival of Architecture, a month long celebration of architectural experimentation, thinking and practice. I’ m sure I... [more]

Yayoi Kusama  
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6/16/15 Posted 6/16/15

Avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was an influential figure in ...read more h [more]

SFAQ ISSUE 18: Sacred Rock & Roll by Txema Novelo  
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Txema Novelo, Joseph Del Pesco, Pedro Reyes, Santiago Roose, Tercerunquinto at SFAQ November 13th, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 6/15/15

http://sfaq.us/2014/11/issue-18-sfaq/ [more]


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