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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]

In Fact and Fiction, Almagul Menlibayeva Imagines Kazakhstan's Repressed Cultural History Today   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Almagul Menlibayeva at ART Lexïng January 19th - February 20th
Posted 2/4/16

Kazakhstan is caught between worlds. A prominent part of Alexander the Great’s Hellenistic Empire, the territory served as a middle ground between east and west—a crossroads where traders, warlords, and conquerors projected their will, forever altering the landscape and people of the region. Most recently the 60-year Soviet occupation, which ended in 1991, left an indelible mark on the Central Asian nation. Kazakh video artist Almagul Menlibayeva unpacks the mixed cultural and poli... [more]

Great Art Reduced to Origins in What about Africa?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Dawit Abebe, Zarina Bhimji, Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Phoebe Boswell, Gopal Dagnogo, Omar Victor Diop, Meschac Gaba, Nour-Eddine Jarram, Hamid el Kanbouhi, William Kentridge, Thierry Oussou, Kura Shomali, Ephrem Solomon, Barthélémy Toguo at Witteveen Visual Art Centre January 23rd - February 27th
Posted 2/2/16

What about Africa?, at Witteveen Visual Art Centre in Amsterdam, is an exhibition with top-notch art on display. At the same time, its concept is highly problematic. The show brings together works by fourteen artists, who have little in common besides being African. They hail from countries like Morocco, South Africa, Benin, and Kenya—places removed from each other by the full length and breadth of a vast continent. In terms of social background, national history, or ethnicity the particip... [more]

It’s the Best of Times, It's the Worst of Times: Making the Political Palatable   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Group Show at Slow Culture January 15th - January 31st
Posted 1/27/16

At 6:50 pm on opening night, a ladder is still out in the middle of the gallery floor. Frederick Guerrero stands nearby, co-founder of Slow Culture and co-organizer of the finale show at its current Highland Park spot, set to begin at his space in less than ten minutes: What A Time To Be Alive. Atop the ladder sits Adi Rajkovic of Sunday gallery, who is busy helping to align a piece with floral lettering that will soon spell the phrase “SAY HER NAME,” as others around her either tidy up or ska... [more]

Editors' Picks: Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at Art Los Angeles Contemporary January 28th - January 31st
Posted 1/25/16

Art Los Angeles Contemporary opens this week—arguably the West Coast's key commercial event for the year, especially for local galleries who feature heavily in the line-up. Looking at artwork in an art fair can be a bit like viewing art on the internet: the structure often strips work of its full effect. To remedy the fatigue of serial image consumption—and give more credit to the artists, looking past their works' obvious marketability and apparent aesthetic trends—we're giving you so... [more]

Editors' Picks: Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016  
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1/21/16 Posted 1/21/16

Art Los Angeles Contemporary opens this week—arguably the West Coast's key commercial event for the year, especially for local galleries who feature heavily in the line-up. We realized recently when discussing the way fairs are set up, that, a bit like viewing art on the internet, the structure often strips work of its full purpose. To remedy the fatigue of serial image consumption—and give more credit to the artists, looking past the obvious marketability and the apparent aesthetic... [more]

Migrations at Studios on the Park explores genocide, political murder, and slavery  
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1/20/16 Posted 1/20/16

Forced migration is an ugly concept. It ignites scenes of despondent, displaced refugees; of genocide; of family members being killed simply for their political ideology. TAKEN This piece, 'Slave Ship,' was created by David Settino Scott in San Miguel, in memory of James Bird Jr. PHOTO COURTESEY OF STUDIOS ON THE PARK It clashes a bit harshly with the shiny idea of the immigrant who willingly sets out on hi... [more]

Photo50 Preview: What Happens, or Doesn't Happen, Between Men and Women   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Laia Abril, Ekaterina Anokhin, Jo Broughton, Natasha Caruana, Elinor Carucci, Francesca Catastini, Martin Crawl, Discipula, JH Engstrom, EJ Major, Timothy Prus, Maya Rochat, Paul Schneggenburger, Francesca Serravalle, Maija Tammi, Mariken Wessels at London Art Fair January 20th - January 24th
Posted 1/19/16

The London Art Fair's Photo50 exhibition, Feminine Masculine, opens today, January 20. There are two reasons to like this year's edition. First, it is an exhibition that clearly gives the feminine voice precedence, but without excluding male artists. Second, it doesn't plaster slapdash the word #feminism on its statement. I'm not against the use of #feminism, of course, but: feminine does not mean feminist. (And #feminist does not always been feminist, either.) This presentation seems to be to be a more... [more]

Annie Leibovitz's WOMEN in 2016: Does Success Mean Celebrity?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 1/17/16

“Ask me anything—I’m not afraid of anything, anymore,” Annie Leibovitz told a room packed with cameras and journalists who had flown in from around the world for the grand opening of WOMEN: New Portraits at the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station in East London, the first stint in a world-touring exhibition. It was a rare audience with a woman who is now as famous as many of the famous people she has photographed. Yet hyperbole is necessary when talking about the portraits Ann... [more]

Art at the stock exchange  
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1/13/16 Posted 1/13/16

You may have just missed it – in between kerstkransjes and oliebollen. At the end of last December the Beurs van Berlage hosted This Art Fair. Not to worry, they’ll be back in 2016. There might be an abundance of art fairs these days, but this one you may not want to miss next time around. If you’re looking for a wide variety of first-class artworks from paintings, sculptures and photographs, to installations and video; this is the place. Price tags range from €20 to €... [more]

Aesthetica Issue 68  
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1/12/16 Posted 1/12/16

Check out the art and culture magazine based in York, UK, Aesthetica Magazine - "Issue.68 December/January 2016" including my directory in one of their regular sections - "The Aesthetica Photographers' Directory" of this printed magazine. Aesthetica Magazine 68 Give 12 Months of Aesthetica this Christmas Save 30% on the Cover Price + FREE Message & Gift Wrap The perfect gift for any art lover, Aesthetica is an invaluable guide to key artists and current exhibitions with stunning visuals and... [more]

Artexpo New York 2016  
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1/12/16 Posted 1/12/16

My upcoming exhibit in 2016: "Artexpo New York (April 14-17)" at Pier 94, NYC. Check out one of a lot of of wonderful exhibitor's booths - "ART PLATFORM NYC" including my featured works by them! http://artplatformnyc.com/category/featured-platform/http://artplatformnyc.com/2015/08/10/osamu-jinguji/ Artexpo New York 2015 Highlights Redwood Media Group Events & Publications https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gDc-McKG6g Each year thousands of art industry insiders flock to Artexpo New York in search of the art... [more]

Aesthetica Magaine (York, UK)  
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1/12/16 Posted 1/12/16

Here is my newest article dated Jan-12 with interview by Aesthetica Magazine (York, UK). http://aestheti.cc/g4tgf Check their post on Facebook page→https://lnkd.in/eN8fAAW "Japanese photographer Osamu Jinguji discusses his arresting black and white street photography, and the many career changes that lead him to his current practice. Jinguji expresses fundamental human emotions and philosophical ideas through his work, which focuses on themes of discovery and spontaneity." [more]

OPEN CALL 2016 Month of Photography Los Angeles  
Posted 1/9/16

OPEN CALL 2016 Month of Photography Los Angeles Presented by Lucie Foundation HOST SPACE EXHIBITIONS Submit a thematic body of work for exhibition consideration in one of our "host spaces” during Month of Photography Los Angeles 2016. DEADLINE: February 28, 2016 SUBMIT ... [more]

What Do We See in Their Eyes? 22 Years Later, Documenting Watts   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Dana Lixenberg at Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie December 12th, 2015 - March 6th
Posted 12/30/15

“These photographs are actually racist.” I was shocked, to put it mildly, to hear my friend deliver this verdict of the Dana Lixenberg show at Huis Marseille. How could she say this of a body of work universally applauded for offering a respectful alternative to the stereotypical depictions of African-Americans? “They all look aggressive and arrogant, even the babies, and there’s hatred of white people in their eyes,” she retorted. “Lixenberg made them pose that way,... [more]

With Collaboration and Performance Twin Photographers Represent South Africa’s Muslim Community   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Hasan & Husain Essop at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde November 16th, 2015 - January 7th
Posted 1/2/16

Twin brothers Hasan and Husain Essop have a completely collaborative photographic practice in which the two (after a lot of planning, arguing, and negotiating) reach consensus on every shot. Because of the danger of many of the locations they shoot at as well as the consensus-building character of their collaboration, the Essops’ practice is based entirely on in-depth preparation and leaves no room for spontaneous street shots or on-site experimentation. Unrest, their second solo show at Ga... [more]


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