As we flock around her right after our final MA Visual Arts First Year Juries and I request some time for an interview as directed by my professor Sir Quddus Mirza (Editor of ArtNow), there is a yes and a no in the answer that I get. The word enigmatic is a constant in all the published material that I’ve read about Sumaya Durrani in my humble quest to know a bit about her and we, the visual arts Master's students frozen in the space of her eloquence, are proof that it’s true.
My Mirage, a fantastic painting, was based on a vision visited me when I was falling asleep but with enough mental presence to get up to make quick notes – a distant town, whose outlines barely discernible, in the manner of those commonly seen in old Dutch or Flemish landscape paintings, overwhelmed by several enormous and boldly sketched black feathers floating above the sky. Behind those dark and somewhat ominous feathers, a delicately pretty pale blue sky flashed through persistently. Ye... [more]
The breathtaking artifacts in the archaeology site Sanxingdui (Three-Star Mound) in Sichuan Province, China, astonished people with their exotic to the point of bizarre beauty. For example, this pair of gold-masked busts though had all the prerequisite facial features, but the shape and proportions of those were so strange, that these busts were hardly human, at least not earthly human. However bizarre they looked, they were absolutely to behold. The green patina of the bronze harmonized magical... [more]
BA CONTEMPORARY 2016 Vienna
An alternation of photography, figurative and abstract painting and installation
Gumpendorfer Strasse 23
1060 Vienna / Austria
Opening: September 26, 2016, 6 – 8 pm
Opening of the exhibition by Dr. Barbara Vincenzi and Judith Frisch-Wurth, MAS
Duration: September 26 – October 9, 2016
Opening hours: MON – SAT 2 – 7 pm, SON 11 am – 2 pm
Opening hours on October 1, 2016 (Lange Nacht der Museen): 4 &nda... [more]
"Fernando Carpaneda was named as a Juror's Choice for Visual Art at the 2016 Seattle Erotic Art Festival. "The Rebirth of Punk" sculpture was one of three pieces of art to receive the award." https://www.seattleerotic.org/2016-visual-art-award-winners/ [more]
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September, cool breezes and a glut of exhibitions, it's our favorite time of year. Galleries set the tone for their exhibition schedule and we get to see a ton of new work.
To ease the visual overload, we're here to clarify your calendar. Check out the best openings from around the world below:
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The National Art Museum of China in Beijing has interesting oil painting collections, but when I visited it many years ago, the only oil paintings on display were a group of portraits of political and bigness bigwigs, uniformly done in the quite pompous and imperial fashion, therefore the only works worth seeing were some Chinese paintings and here are a couple of such samples. The 1960 landscape "Xiling Gorge" by FU Baoshi was a bold presentation of an often painted subject - one of the renown... [more]
If I were to ask you to tell me about an artist who worked within the architecture of rundown lodgings in Los Angeles in the 1970s, you might come back to me with a famous man who has spoken about his time working in the Mendota Hotel: James Turrell. If I were to ask you to guess again, you might shrug your shoulders and tell me how bored of my game you are. “Oh,” I would say with a lilt in my voice and a spark in my eye, fueled by your disinterest, “oh what you don’t yet... [more]
ROSAE NOVICHENKO, Brazilian worldwide awarded artist, with the International Art Exhibition RIO ART OLYMPICS 2016.
Curator: Salvo Nugnes
Rio de Janeiro - Al Tiffany's Ipanema Hotel Residence la mostra internazionale "Rio Art - Olimpiadi dell'arte"
Con il contributo straordinario di grandi personaggi della cultura e dello sport
Dal 5 al 21 agosto 2016, la splendida Rio De Janeiro sarà al centro dell'attenzione pubblica mondiale, ospitando la 31° edizione dei Giochi Olimpici. Pro... [more]
Transformation II by Chalchitra Academy
31 artists. 19 of them ‘contemporary’, 12 ‘traditional’.
This gathering of artmakers which include fine art degree holding artists, professional illustrators, a print collective, self-taught art object-makers, family-trained traditional art and ritual object makers, a 3D street artist, a performance artist and many more whose practice can’t be neatly categorised, is contrary to contemporary exhibition trends t... [more]
Video Photo Credit: Faye Arranz. Artist, PD Packard (left), Video Director, Christine Puma (middle), and Artist + Akua Inks Inventor, Susan Rostow (left).
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Artist P D Packard takes you through the making of her Printed Decorative Papers using Akua Inks. Her "commitment to color", as she describes, inspires the layering of the decorative patterns she creates using dried leaves that she's collected. Packard emphasizes the importance of devising a "color story", selectin... [more]
To deal with art and approaching it are the first basic steps that every artist in his research must address.
To approach the various forms of artistic expression and to bring it into line for us, may often be a difficult but necessary challenge to us, when we place ourselves in front of an collective exhibition, in which different artists and their different visual languages interact, feel and live art together. The artwork reflects the individual expression of a general feeling, is influence... [more]
Lichtundfire’s “Raid Envy” Group Show Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi
With Works by Todd Bartel, Ross Caudill, Karlos Carcamo, Augustus Goertz, Bodo Korsig, D. Dominick Lombardi, Mary Ann Strandell and Joan Waltemath.
July 13 – August 12, 2016
LICHTUNDFIRE 175 Rivington Street New York, New York USA 10002
Summer Gallery Hours: · July: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 to 6:00 PM · August: Tuesday – Friday 12:00 to 6:00 PM
Gallery Hours: : Wed-Sa... [more]
On the Front Lines by Jillian Russo, LINEA (June 9, 2015) by reviewer1 Sigmund Abeles, Charles Alston, Stanley Boxer, Terence Coyle, Jack Faragasso, Michael Goldberg, Peter Golfinopoulos, Daniel Greene, Al Held, John Hultberg, Paul Jenkins, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Hughie Lee-Smith, Alfred Leslie, Knox Martin, Frank Herbert Mason, Frank O’Cain, Anthony Palumbo, Robert Rauschenberg, Bill Scharf, Sidney Simon, GREG WYATT at Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery at The Art Students League of New York
June 19th, 2015 - July 29th, 2015
On the Front Lines
by Jillian Russo | June 9, 2015
Since the passage of the GI Bill during World War II, thousands of veterans have studied at the Art Students League of New York. Returning World War II veterans rejuvenated the League, making it a site of experimentation and an incubator for postwar artists. The GI Bill made an art education accessible to those who might not otherwise have become engaged in the field, and the influx of students strengthened an ambitious community.... [more]