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 response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality, Ramallah-based artist Khaled Jarrar wittingly spurred a cultural debate in the West Bank when in open daylight hours on Monday he painted a rainbow on a section of the wall in the West Bank near the congested Qalandiya checkpoint. Almost instantly, the other pervasive wall in Jarrar’s life, his Facebook page, became a tangled bramble of death threats, pledges of solidarity, and heated discussion. The mural, which Jarrar... [more]
Application deadline: 1 August, 2015Duration: 23 September–31 October, 2015www.blockfrei.org
Want to gain first-hand curatorial practice in one of the most vibrant art hubs in Europe? Searching to improve your professional skills in curating in a highly international setting? Motivated to connect with notable agents of the contemporary art scene... [more]
Pictures are used by the courtesy of Maria José Ambrois (The Earth that hangs, 2014). All rights reserved.
The ARTWARD is an international art competition awarded by strategy agency ICAA since 2010. It is currently awarded for the 8th time. The prize is focused on young talents in art. The prize money, as well as the artist-in-residence program offers artists the opportunity to implement new projects. The following scholarships will be announced: -... [more]
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How do you like your Eggs? Controversial. This may be the answer the Milwaukee Art Museum would give after its recent acquisition of Eggs Benedict by Nicki Johnson. Although, rather than a lush scooping of hollandaise drizzled over ham hock, this dish consists entirely of a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made from 17,000 coloured condoms.
Many Catholics, not being the biggest fans of responsible spunk containment, have thrown in that extra delicious garnish — controversy. Even possibly going for... [more]
Art or Not? When we're doing our weekly rounds of the world's galleries and musuems, we sometimes find ourselves baffled. The press release and the art work often don't seem to add up. And what about those fleeting encounters with the natural beauty that surrounds us, the perfect poetry of a passing moment? Every week, we ask our readers to have some fun with us and tell us, what is art, and what is not? This week, it's a foggy question.
A graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, the artis... [more]
It be one of the most turbulent weeks in the modern history of Greece, as the nation's position within the EU will be redefined at a referendum today. Last week’s effort to prevent a default collapsed yet again, with talks dragging into the very last minute, setting the scene for the non-compliance on IMF payment deadlines and the equally feared and desired "Grexit”. On Monday last week, all of Greece’s banks remained shut, and now capital controls have been imposed and the resul... [more]
Romantic hopefuls looking to express their love with a padlock on Les Pont des Arts in Paris will now need to find an alternative somewhere else: After the bridge began to suffer from the quantity of metal locks, officials decided to remove the symbolic locks and transform the space. The reactions surrounding the municipal action have generated a more general conversation about public space, and civil expression.
Kim Willsher writes in The Guardian that the act of placing the locks on the bridge i... [more]
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 coloured 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 aesthetic trend originates from—the formal, social, co... [more]
The small Dutch city of Utrecht is receiving worldwide attention this weekend as its charming canals and cobbled corridors play host to Le Grand Départ: the launch of the Tour de France, which hits the road on Saturday.
As with any major sporting event, the rights to host Le Grand Départ are as much rights to major commercial and tourism opportunities as they are to the Majesty of Sport. Naturally, Tour merch abounds and nearly every shop in town has a decorated Peugeot racer, sleek... [more]