Celebrated Prague artist to exhibit in Australia for the first time at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014
Travelling all the way from Prague, David ?erný’s internationally renowned and much loved fibreglass, Babies will be installed and unveiled at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi on Friday October 31 at Marks Park. With each figure 2.4 metres high and over 3 metres long, these figurative pieces are striking in size and form and will be a definite hit with the general public for their personality and flair.
This is the first time the celebrated artist from Prague has exhibited in Australia. ?erný’s Babies project, were first presented in 1994 at the Chicago Museum of Modern Art, followed by appearances in various other major cities including London. The Tower Babies crawling up one of the Prague’s most prominent landmarks the Žižkov TV Tower are without a doubt the most visible and highly recognised sculptures in this series of work. A Czech sculptor, David ?erný is well known for his controversial and flamboyant sculptural works including painting the Prague memorial Russian tank bubble-gum pink shortly after the revolution in what was then Czechoslovakia; and his full scale double-decker London bus doing push-ups during the London Olympics.
"It is wonderful to have ‘The Babies’ in Sydney, overlooking Bondi beach", says David Handley, Founding Director of the exhibition. "Ever since David shot to fame with his pink tank we’ve wanted him to exhibit his work at Bondi. The moment ‘The Babies’ arrived on site they’ve seemed intriguing to passers-by and brought a smile to many a face." "Due to a delay with European customs and then the storms at sea, the arrival of the Babies has been delayed until today." Sculpture by the Sea hope for David ?erný to be a visiting artist of the exhibition in the next year or two.
For more information about Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi or photo opportunities and interviews please contact: NIXCo: Ioni Doherty Email: [email protected]
International ArtExpo invites you to take part in its two next events: – HIDDEN ROOMS – IDENTITIES . CITIES . MEMORIES, international festival of video art, experimental dance and performance. The exhibition, under the patronage of the city of Venice, will be held in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, on November 19, 20 and 21, 2014. The event will be part of the festival “Venezia Misteriosa” organized by Ca’ Zanardi and supported by Regione Veneto, Provincia di Belluno, Provincia di Padova, Provincia di Rovigo, Provincia di Treviso, Provincia di Venezia, Provincia di Verona and Provincia di Vicenza.
– HYBRID IDENTITIES, international experimental video-art festival which will be held in Almeria (Spain) at MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico, on November 22, 2014. One of the videos selected for the show in Almeria, will be projected at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on June 2015 during the 56th Venice Biennale of Art.
To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art/eperimental films), links of videos/films/performances/dances and pictures via e-mail to [email protected]
At this point you should have the lastest edition of Revolutionart Magazine “Honor & Glory” – The Epic Issue. If not, what are you waiting for?
Revolutionart 47 is full of graphics, music, photos, animation and designs from all around the world.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the next edition inspired on the biggest mysteries on earth and the greatest enigmas. Just feel the influence of the word “mystery” on your brain and you should start thinking on your next contribution for the magazine. Follow the guidelines, be featured and part of the history.
REVOLUTIONART Magazine is a free international showcase of art and creativity delivered in pdf format for multiple platforms. Today the latest edition “Revolutionart Magazine #47: HONOR & GLORY” has been released. This could be considered the “Epic” edition recalling all the feats, promises, struggles and lost lives which have stemmed from those much vaunted ancient values. As always you can download the interactive version from RevolutionartMagazine.com and also order a physical printed edition.
The next edition’s theme is “MYSTERIES OF THE WORLD“, an amazing theme to inspire your creativity, focused on those places on earth that awakes your intrigue and interest. To participate in the magazine, follow the theme guidelines and send your best artworks to Revolutionart, with your complete requested information.
The deadline for submitting works for this issue is August 15th, 2014.
Exploring contemporary surrealism through urbanism; Surreal City focuses on pictorial representations of contemporary Asian cities. The exhibition creates a dialogue between two artists from diverse backgrounds working in different mediums, yet whose practices display similar characteristics of contemporary surrealism.
Liu and O’Connor continue in the artistic tradition of surrealism founded by the French poet Andre Breton and defined by artists such as Salvador Dali. Surrealism was a philosophical movement that found truth in the world through the subconscious and dreams rather than logical thought. The figurative compositions of the early surrealists were often difficult to read as they used illusion and random thought to try and make sense of a world disrupted by the horrors of World War I. The personal explorations of Liu and O’Connor are not unlike that of their European predecessors. For these present-day surrealists contextual surroundings are also rapidly changing but it is the effects of social and economic development, rather than war, that affects their daily lives.
Liu, who holds a MA in digital photography, imparts her own dreams and memories on real-life by overlaying colourful animals and flora on pictures of Beijing’s cityscape. The diverse urban environment provides her with a background with which to create her pictorial fantasylands. Liu’s images revolve around her personal memories of childhood and relationships. While some lean towards melancholy there is an underlined playfulness presented in her works.
Unconditional optimism is something that transcends itself in O’Connor’s imaginary city scenes. In a new series focused on the Asian mega centres Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Tokyo, he concentrates on ordinary citizens in fantastical situations. The city is an elaborate stage in O’Connor’s work, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary and the most common of people become super stars. He reinforces a sense of theatre and spectatorship in his works through descriptive details of ordinary people and everyday scenes but his use of colourful and cartoon-like visuals create a dream-like scene that is strange yet familiar.
The experience of a surreal society illustrated via the artworks of O’Connor and Liu arrive from the combination of visual realities of document photography subverted with personal expressions of reality altered by their digital capabilities. Featuring subjectivity and a rejection of normality; Surreal City presents scenes from the everyday, as we have never them seen before.
Exhibition Duration: November 2nd 2013 to December 31st 2013
This fellowship will bring together twenty-five Artists from all aroundthe world with different backgrounds and specialties in a two-week Artistic and Meditation Retreat which aim to educate, encourage and inspire these Artists through meditation, as well as exploring and understanding themselves. Afterwards, they will have the opportunity to help spreading the benefits and positive effects of meditation and self-development into their communities and around the world through their art and creativity.
The I Meditation Artistic Retreat will take place from January 14th to 27th, 2014 at the Mooktawan sanctuary, a stunning picturesque location situated on the top of one of the islands on Thailand’s Southern Coast. It will consist of a two-week meditation and self-discipline training, where the participants will be guided into meditation by the Teaching Monks four times a day, including self-development activities, connecting cultures and ethics lessons.
Participants will gain knowledge of various theoretical approaches that include:
Conflict Resolution and the Role of the Basic Human Self-disciplines.
The Role of Our Habits in Our Daily Life and How to Improve; the Five Rooms of Life.
The Factors that Determine Our Perception to Think, Act and Speak; Relation between Body and Mind.
Leadership: Eight Pillars for a Stable Peaceful Society.
Art Expression as Peace Building Tool.
Connecting Cultures; Raising Tolerance through Inner Peace.
Philosophy of Thai-Buddhist Studies.
The Thailand Fellowship includes:
Full or partial sponsoring of airfare*.
Partial sponsoring of artistic working tools and materials.
Free local transportation.
Free meditation retreat fee.
*Everyone is welcome to join the fellowship. But to be eligible for the partial sponsoring of airfare, candidates must be between 18-30 years old.
SHIFT is calling for entries for the DOTMOV FESTIVAL 2013, a digital film festival. The deadline is August 20th, 2013!
DOTMOV Festival 2013 aiming to discover talented creators and provide them with an opportunity to show their works. Works submitted from all over the world will be screened throughout the world venues from November 2013 (screening schedule will be different depending on the venue). Last year’s total submission was 194 works from 16 countries.
In addition to the general category as before, “ELEKINESIS VA” MV category is added in collaboration with the event “Elekinesis”
organized by the Sapporo based label “SenSe” which introduces criatives such as music and art this year.
100 Painters of Tomorrow will be written by curator and gallerist Kurt Beers, and published in 2014 by Thames & Hudson. The book will feature texts with biographical information on each of the selected promising artists, illustrated with more than 300 colour images, and will be the comp rehensive and definitive guide to the most dynamic emerging painters of the future.
Submissions will be judged by an international jury featuring the painter Cecily Brown, curators Sir Norman Rosenthal, Yuko Hasegawa, Gregor Muir and Suzanne Cotter, and writer-critics Suzanne Hudson, Philip Tinari, Tony Godfrey, and Barry Schwabsky. In addition, the world’s leading art schools have been invited to participate, and the publication will be accompanied by a major painting exhibition at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Submissions to 100 Painters of Tomorrow are invited until March 15, 2013. This international call is open to any artist using paint as a primary medium, and is accessible now at: www.100paintersoftomorrow.com
Organizers have decided with the curator of Lapsus, Marinella Paderni, to extend the deadline to 11 March, midnight Italian time.
Lapsus is an open call to artists which investigates in photography and video which role random accidents, a ‘fortunate’ error, a bizarre involuntariness or the failure of an idea, have in the success of a work of art.