Sydfyns Kulturfonds Fest
Een Zooitje, Gabriel Gressie
Miniatureshow with a variety of international artists
Vernissage June 7th 2013
from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
K2 – Københavnske Kunstnere på Københavns Rådhus
Åbningstale ved Kultur- og fritidsborgmester, Pia Allerslev, Kunstkritiker, Tom Jørgensen og K2′s stifter, Knud Larn
Åbningstider: 25. april- 5.maj 2013
Hverdage 8.45 – 17.00
Lørdage 9.30 – 13.00
På initiativ fra maleren Knud Larn blev K2 dannet i starten af 2012. Udgangspunktet var et stærkt ønske om at præsentere mangfoldigheden i det københavnske kunstliv.
Siden 2009 har KunstAvisens redaktør, Tom Jørgensen udgivet årbogen “101 kunstnere”. Han beskriver her en række dygtige, erfarne, midt-karriere kunstnere. Tom Jørgensen tager udgangspunkt i den håndværksmæssige kunnen og kunstens potentiale for det emotive. Han bevæger sig dermed væk fra den meget kunstteori- og kunstfilosofi-orienterede holdning, der præger mange offentlige kunstinstitutioner. Med andre ord har han opsøgt god gedigen kunst, der taler direkte til betragteren. Knud Larn, der selv optræder i årbogen, samlede en række storkøbenhavnske 101-kunstnere og skabte K2. K2 står for “det andet københavnske kunstliv”, K2 er “de andre” set fra de traditionelle kunstnersammenslutninger. Karakteristisk for K2 er at medlemmerne er meget fokuserede på det kunstneriske håndværk og at alle har gode karrierer hver for sig i diverse danske gallerier og ofte også i udlandet.
Som kunstnersammenslutning tilbyder K2 et udstillingskoncept der overvejende består af “traditionel kunst”. Omend K2 re-definerer og personligt udvikler den traditionelle håndværksinteresserede kunst ind i vores egen tid. K2 er ikke avantgarden der provokerer for provokationens skyld, men vil snarere med det stille, solide kunstneriske håndværk flytte kunsten nye spændende steder hen. På tværs af alder, køn, erfaring og kunstnerisk udtryk, viser K2 et bredt udsnit af værker fra seriøst arbejdende samtidskunstnere. K2 deler navn med et af verdens mest udfordrende bjerge. Gennem styrke, passion og et stærkt fællesskab, nås toppen.
Vi glæder os meget til at byde velkommen til vores allerførste udstilling på Københavns Rådhus.
- Daniel Goldenberg Rådhuset
- Den sande Revolutionære skuer ud over Verden fra den sidste Bjergkam
- Das Beckwerk
Tre spændende kunstnere gæster i år Påskeudstillingen, som bliver holdt i Det Røde Palæ på kunstcenteret Augustiana i Augustenborg.
Grafittimaleren Mester (Rolf Mogensen) tager elementer fra old school graffitien og hiver dem med ind i sit 3d-univers, hvor han bøjer dem i nye perspektiver og dimensioner på store og små lærreder.
Imellem de farvestrålende og til tider bombastiske malerier vil der dukke figurative keramik og skulpturer op. Skulpturerne er fremstillet i bronze af billedhugger Helle Rask Crawford. Hun prioriterer den ultimative frihed og lystfølelse markant i sit arbejde og figurernes hovedtema er oftest bevægelse, udtryk og balance.
Værkerne af keramik er skabt af keramiker Mona Vander og indeholder alle skulpturelle, grafiske og håndværksmæssige elementer, der ofte virker til at være i bevægelse, selvom objektet står stille.
Fernisering torsdag den 28.03.2013
Udstillingsperiode 28.03 til 01.04.2013
Åbningstider alle dage fra 11.00 til 17.00
Skulpturpark og kunstcenter
Palævej 126440 Augustenborg
Telefon: +45 7340 4929
The Symbol of Transformation
MARCH 16 – APRIL 10 2013
Opening SATURDAY MARCH 16 7:30 pm
curated by Rose & Dores Sacquegna
What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly (Lao Tze)
CHRYSALIS: The symbol of the transformation is an exhibition of contemporary art by women, organized annually by the Primo Piano LivinGallery. The exhibition is under the patronage of the Department of Culture in the Municipality of Lecce and is included in the calendar of the “Itinerario Rosa”.
For the event, the two curators have selected a shortlist of local, national and international artists, asking them to create new works on the concept of transformation. In fact, in the very symbol of the butterfly is enclosed on a metaphysical backdrop, an almost mystical exchange between the visible and the invisible …. A meeting point between time and eternity. The butterfly goes through different stages: through the cocoon it attains a higher level of maturity that enables it to fly. Understanding the metamorphosis of the butterfly is important to understanding its symbolism.
The butterfly is one of the more common symbols in ancient cultures. It’s an incarnation of the principle of balance and transformation, a manifestation of the Goddess in her capacity as goddes for emerging life. Like the Phoenix, the butterfly represents the soul, leaving the body, and attaining a greater degree of perfection. In this case, the cocoon is the human body with its potential for being and the emerging butterfly a symbol of rebirth. It teaches us to transform our lives consciously, to create entirely new situations to bring our deepest desires to realization.
Every new idea and every little step towards self-realization is reflected in the developmental process of the butterfly. The egg stage symbolises the birth of an idea, the caterpillar stage the time when you have to decide if this idea is realized or not, the cocoon stage is where we delve deeply into ourselves to link this idea to our inner being. Finally, the emergence of the butterfly is the birth of a new reality.
The exhibition showcases painting, sculpture, installation, photography, mixed media, and video art.
ARTISTS IN EXHIBITION
MONICA ARMENGOL (Principato d’Andorra), BEATRICE BUREL (France), NADIA CERA (Italy), DANIELA CHIONNA (Italy), HELLE RASK CRAWFORD (Denmark) TANIA DIMITRAKOPOULOU (Greece) , POLYXENE KASDA (Greece), ALISON KENNEDY (UK), ASLI KUTLAY(Turkey), JOELLE KEM LIKA(France), XIAO LU (China), MARIA LUISA IMPERIALI (Italy) , KATARINA NORLING (Sweden), MARIA PESMAZOGLU (Greece), DORES SACQUEGNA (Italy), MADDY SCHWARTZ (The Netherlands), DIANA VERGALLO (Italy),PATRICIA WHITTINGHAM (Canada).
Primo Piano LivinGallery
Viale G. Marconi 4 Lecce, Italy 73100
Monday to Friday from 11am-1pm/4pm-7:30pm
HUMAN i galleri V58
Gary Cain, Fadavi. Thomas Kolding og Helle Crawford udstiller sammen.
Imaginaire udgives af Fantasmus v. Claus Brusen og Mette Bisgård og er en årlig præsentation af international fantastisk / magisk Flere af de deltagende kunstnere vil være tilstede, bl. a. undertegnede.
Primo Piano Gallery
FEBRUARY 9th – MARCH 5th 2013
Opening Saturday 9th Febraury at 7.30 pm
Curated by Dores Sacquegna
The link between res cogitans (thought) and res extensa (matter) – which eludes the limited powers of human thinking and acting – is part of natures divinity. Idea and matter derive from the one power, the power of God, which is the power to think and to act. SPINOZA
Nineteen visionary artists were invited to this exhibition in order to shed light, through their works, on an issue that goes beyond conventional thinking. The artists, whether they be classical or contemporary, are characterized by their powerful nature. They are highly visual and narrative. Their expressions bring symbols, the amorphous, the self, the world, the other, the sacred, the profane, poetry, sound and words into contemporary art. This exhibition is devoted to the theme of the renaissance of thought and matter, of cultural and social action. Its task is, through presence, willpower and the study of the individual works, to initiate a flux to celebrate the power-energy of rejoining a realm of being and existence. Some theurgists and famous writers of the past adhered to this vision. They were Herodotus, Euripides, Pythagoras, Horace, Porfirio, Pliny the Elder, Virgil, Apuleius, Julian the Theurgist, Albert the Great, and others. In fact, theurgy became with monotheism, the action of the one God or the one unique and supreme energy.
Res Extensa is the material world in which bodies and objects occupy a certain space and a certain time. An objective substance. According to the philosopher Merleau-Ponty, the surface of our bodies and the objects that surround us are part of the same substance, where all elements intertwine and echo one another. In this substance the wings lay dormant and in order to fly and to move, we have return to the simple things, freeing ourselves from heavy burdens, speaking words of freedom. Thus we will be able to take off and fly.
“From the ropes to the fruit” is one of the works from the new artistic production of Giorgio Carluccio (Brindisi). It is oriented towards a personal poetic recocognition of a bond between severity and visionaryness, reality and hallucination. A sort of “landscape in fierce convulsion” as Artaud said about the paintings of Van Gogh. In Carluccio’s sculpture, we are faced with elements (rope, apple), that are familiar and foreign at the same time.
We all agree that this new century is facing acute problems and emergencies with the advancing globalization, search for identity and anxiousness. In the rich primordial soup of internet blogs, we can observe directly, the different phases of birth, growth, stagnation, death and above all, re-use, re-assembly, and continuous refinement of internet material. The Internet represents to many people a passage from geographical isolation into a world, that is much broader and richer.
“A beautiful demise” by Laura J. Victore (USA), is a demonstration of this primordial broth of cultural exchange, using an almost inconceivable numerosity of projections thus establishing the boundaries between inside and outside, between charismatic models of interaction and information age technology. The duplicity of the public image and the private sfere, takes the form of a double truth of freedom of thought and distance in the works by Astolfo Funes (Venezuela), The works recall the sense of touch throuhgout the body, via their pastosity and surface. Res Extensa is a search suspended between sight and touch, between mind and matter. It explores the connection between the body and the surrounding space, between rituals and intimate, daily acts. The focus is the tactile quality of things, contact with others, or with objects, the feeling of always having the ground beneath your feet. Through its many layers, the world lets us know the elements that constitute it: volume, texture, contours, weight.
When we look at the works of Fatma Almazrouie (UAE), we note how the artist unveils the social bonds, the stimuli between the inside and the outside, between pleasure and pain. The invisible around us is represented in the works of Magda Apostolou (Greece), which reflects “the surface of the earth”, covered with cracks, divisions of space and time, losing their objective characteristics to express themselves in surfaces dryl and desolate, intense as representations of landscapes of the body and solitude opening up to evocations of Mediterranean temperatures.
In the works by Katelyne Ostyn (France) a theme emerges: the exploration of emptiness and the sensory and sensual physiognomy of our planet. “Energy bodies” by Donato Bruno Leo (Brindisi), evokes a subtle dialogue on the many realities of the world, on fragmentation, on the archetypal dimensions linked to the feminine, on the sacredness of birth with symbolic and transcendent references. Time and the relations to the past, as well as temporal and physical bonds are present in the works by Tania Dimitrakopoulou (Greece), and in the video “Hollow Null” by Rodrigo De Toledo (Brazil).
The vast presence of media in society has brought of openness to the people of the world, solving the problem of material distance, thus moving the passion of the artist to a more technological context. Computers have arrived like Trojan horses, with their power, offering the possibility of enhancing, not only the senses, but also the brain and psycho-physical capacities. Recent research by Dario Manco (Lecce) is creating worlds onto which he projects his story or that of the world, that surrounds him, manipulating concrete symbols with imaginary elements.
What is the function of the artist in contemporary artistic research? You can talk about art or the role of the artist in the proliferation of various forms of expression and their constant reuse, now called post-modern art by the critics. It is true that art is able to innovate and find new insights that drive the viewer to constantly question the world. Art, in fact, has a symbolic function. It is a perfect combination of form and matter, of the visible and the invisible, of substance and thought. Because it comes from the sensible intuition of the artist, it translates into forms understandable to the target audience, who directt their thinking and their gaze towards reality, when confronted with a concrete form as in the works of Motoko Huysveld (France), Nel Ten Wolde (Australia) and Thomas Kabelitz (Germany).
This concept refers to the theories of Kant, and evokes the powers of Geist, the symbolic bridge between art and genius, between aesthetic ideas and their representations.
For many artists such as Giovanni Alfonsetti (Brindisi), Stuart Ross Snider (USA) and Helle Rask Crawford (Denmark) symbolism is the percievable representation of thought, bordering a kind of transcendence. These artists and their visionary colleagues Matthew Giuffrè (USA), Luke Grothe (USA) and Nadine Rolland (France), depart from shape and matter (Logos and Tecne) to arrive at a profound dimension, a dialogue between the Geist and the real, stimulating our minds through the beauty of a non-logical form.
GIOVANNI ALFONSETTI (Italy), FATMA ALMAZROUIE (United Arab Emirates), MAGDA APOSTOLOU (Greece), GIORGIO CARLUCCIO (Brindisi), RODRIGO DE TOLEDO (Brazil), TANIA DIMITRAKOPOULOU (Greece), ALFONSO FUNES( Venezuela), MATTHEW GIUFFRE’ (Usa), LUKE GROTHE (Usa), THOMAS KABELITZ (Germany), MOTOKO HUYSVELD (France), DONATO BRUNO LEO (Brindisi), DARIO MANCO (Lecce), KATELYNE OSTYN (France), HELLE RASK CRAWFORD (Denmark), NADINE ROLLAND (France), STUART ROSS SNIDER (Usa), LAURA VICTORE (USA), NEL TEN WOLDE (Australia).
Primo Piano LivinGallery
Viale G. Marconi 4 Lecce, Italy 73100
tel/fax: 0832.30 40 14
Monday – Friday 11am-1pm and 4-7.30 pm
Saturday 5-8 pm
Fernisering 2. februar
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund
Imaginarium. Myter, fabler, allegorier i internettets æra
Fantasmus Erotic 2012
| Erotic Christmas 2012
Vernisage December 1st 2012
from 2 pm – 4 pm
As it has become a tradition, once again we are pleased
to show erotic art from artists around the world.
We are looking forward to seeing you!!!
Contact us for further information on mail/by phone:
+45 42 32 44 61/ +45 42 15 57 27
Sausmarez Manor and Artparks
Man, Tir, Tor 12-18
NEW WORKS – the gallery’s permanent artists and guest exhibitors
Vernissage on Saturday 2nd June at. 13-15
The Gallery invites you to an art experience beyond the ordinary!
Exhibition Period: 2/6 – end of August 2012
8000 Århus C
Enslaved, in the Shadows of War
Forslag til Skulptur til at symbolisere Slaveri. Voksmodel til Bronzeskulptur
Til UNESCO’s hovedkvarter i New York
Enslaved, in the Shadows of War
Repræsenteret online på Venedigs Arte Laguna 2012 organiseret af MoCa (Museum of Contemporary Art)
The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organizes the International Art Prize “Arte Laguna”, aimed to the contemporary art promotion and valorization. The Prize is organized with the patronage of, among others, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region, the European Institute of Design.
The organization of an important collective exhibition in the Arsenale of Venice; many exhibition in Art Galleries/Exhibition Spaces; the possibility to stay in Art Residencies and the official Catalogue pubblication.
En af 12 vindere i Society for Art of Imaginations Portræt konkurrence 2011.
Imaginaire V. Contemporary Magic Realism
ed. Claus Brusen 2013
Forside: David M. Bowers
David M. Bowers “The Pig Walker”
Contemporary magic Realism
ed. Claus Brusen
Forside: Wolfgang Harms
2. årgang af bogen, præsentation af 101 udvalgte
at Melissa Wolf Fine Art
juried by Mark Blickley
Genna Gurvich, Alice Jacoby, Scott Kahn, Lynn Logan Roselli, Margaret McCarthy, Sari Menna, Helle Rask Crawford, Roslyn Rose, Bonnie Rothchild, Laurinda Stockwell, Jeanne Wilkinson
Melissa Wolf Fine Arts is an online venue dedicated to featuring the best art on the internet. Visit the gallery for more excellent art and information: www.melissawolffinearts.com