David Cerny’s babies will be moved from Prague to Australia

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:
Ioni Doherty
Email: [email protected]

celeste prize 2013

Celeste Prize 2013, 5th edition

celeste prize 2013

It’s your opportunity to have your work picked by a team of international curators and be part of a talent scouting environment. Artists from around the world can submit their work, regardless of age, profession or gender.

€ 20,000 Prizes:

Painting & Graphics Prize € 4,000

Photography & Digital Graphics Prize € 4,000

Video & Animation Prize € 4,000

Installation, Sculpture & Performance Prize € 4,000

Curator’s Choice Prize € 3,500

Visitors’ Choice Prize € 500

This year’s team of selectors is led by Ami Barak, curator of Celeste Prize 2013, 5th edition. He is accompanied by a Selection Panel of art critics and curators which include:

  • Ferran Barenblit – Director Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
  • Iara Boubnova – Curator at ICA, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Katrina Brown – Director of The Common Guild, Glasgow, UK
  • Florence Derieux – Director of Frac, Champagne-Ardenne, France
  • Dominique Fontaine – Independent curator, Montreal, Canada
  • Christian Fuller – Curator at Recession Art, New York, USA
  • Mihnea Mircan – Artistic Director of Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Gean Moreno – Independent curator, Miami, USA
  • Ian Alden Russell – Curator at David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, USA
  • Alia Swastika – Independent curator, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Gaëtane Verna – Director of The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada


The exhibition of the 40 finalist works will be held in November 2013 in Rome, Italy, at the ex-GIL spaces. During the final exhibition each finalist artist will vote his or her preferred work in each category and so determine the prize-winners.

Celeste Prize 2013 is supported by Celeste Network, a 50,000 member social network for contemporary arts, which includes gallerists, curators, critics, art organizers, collectors and many artists. Celeste Network is a fertile environment in which to promote one’s work, make contact and start up projects around the world. Take a look-in Celeste, you can sign up and have your free page, then decide later if you wish to join the prize.

More information and entries online:




Flesh Reality Exhibition: 10 may – 8 June

Sarah Lucas, John Isaacs, Laurie Simmons, Whitney McVeigh, Erwin

Flesh Reality explores the human relationship with the body and features  works by Sarah Lucas, John Isaacs, Konrad Wyrebek, Erwin Wurm, Matthew Miles, Laurie Simmons, Whitney McVeigh, Tatsumi Hijikata, Kiki Smith, Matthew Killick, Hans Bellmer and Jiri Kolar.

Body has been one of the most prominent subject matters in the history of visual culture. They try to make sense of reality largely through our physical existence – the body.

Bringing together art of contemporary practitioners and past avant-gardes,FLESH REALITY seeks to initiate new connections and conversations around the skin that can both trap and liberate our experience of the world.

Opening Hours

Weds-Sat 12:00-19:00
(by appointment at other times)

[email protected]


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Pret a photo


Now in its third year, Richard Young’s Pret a Photo – the annual exhibition where newly found gems from Richard’s archive are unveiled – is now open!

This year’s highlights include limited edition, silver gelatin prints of Andy Warhol, Tina Turner, Neil Young and an ever-expanding collection of Richard’s Reportage photography. Richard’s full catalogue is attached for your perusal. Clients will receive a free signed copy of Shooting Stars with each photograph purchased, and gift wrapping will also be offered free of charge.

Richard Young’s limited edition collections of both colour and black & white photographs, include many of the iconic images seen on ‘Celebrity Exposed’ the four-part Sky Arts documentary series aired earlier this year. Each exclusive photograph is personally signed, stamped and numbered by Richard and comes complete with a certificate of authenticity.

More info at: http://www.richardyounggallery.co.uk/2012/11/14/richard-youngs-pret-a-photo/

The Lumen Exhibition Launches in London



The Lumen Prize Exhibition will start travelling the world in January 2013, appearing in top venues around the globe. The tour kicks off in London’s Gallery 27, Cork Street, London W1S 3NG. The gallery will be open to the public on Tuesday 22 January from 7pm- 10 pm and on Wednesday 23 – Saturday 26 January from 10 am – 6 pm.

On display will be the works of Lumen Prize winners, the Exhibition 50 and the People’s Choice winner. The shortlisted works of digitally created fine art will be displayed on large-scale screens and projectors, available for members of the public to buy and to browse.

The Lumen Prize aims to promote digital fine art globally. The work will also be featured in galleries in Latvia, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, as part of the worldwide tour.

“The Royal Academy’s recent David Hockney exhibition was mobbed, showing how people love art created on screen as much as on canvas,” says Lumen CEO, Carla Rapoport.

The contest has been organized by a group of professionals with experience from British Museum, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York University, the National Portrait Gallery, The Financial Times and includes Lord Stevenson, former Chancellor of the University of the Arts. The Jury Panel includes Gordon Young, prize-winning UK artist and Ivor Davies, President of the Royal Cambrian Academy. The prize receives support from Cardiff city council.

Proceeds from the competition, after costs, are being donated to support the vital work of Peace Direct, a global charity that supports local peacebuilders in conflict zones worldwide.

More info at www.lumenprize.com

Rembrandt Exhibit 2012 with discount


University Hotel Minneapolis invites art lovers to experience Rembrandt’s work like never before. Minneapolis Institute of Arts is curating a Rembrandt Exhibit in June 2012, which will be the largest selection of Rembrandt’s work on display in over a generation.
In honor of the occasion University Hotel Minneapolis is offering aspiring artists a "Rembrandt Remembered" package with discounts starting at 30% off!

The Rembrandt Remembered package with rates starting at $159.00 includes:
Available June 23, 2012 through September 17, 2012

– Overnight Accommodations
– Four tickets to the Exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
– Self Parking

The University Hotel Minneapolis is close to the downtown action while offering a respite from the city. Hotel guests also enjoy complimentary access to the University of Minnesota’s state-of-the-art $30 million sports and recreation facility, featuring an Olympic-sized pool, basketball and racquetball courts and full fitness and weight equipment. Spacious guest rooms feature views of downtown just 1.5 miles away.

Complimentary transportation within a five-mile radius allows University Hotel Minneapolis guests to explore the city hassle-free. Countless museums and cultural centers; exciting events at the TCF Bank Stadium, Target Center and Guthrie Theater; and numerous lakes and golf courses provide unexpected adventures in one of the country’s most underrated travel destinations. The hotel is also in close proximity to the world-renowned Mall of America and to the other Twin City, St. Paul.
For more information visit www.universityhotelminneapolis.com.

The Emporium

The Emporium!

Opening on June 8th at 7pm

Strychnin Gallery
Boxhagenerstr. 36
10245 Berlin


Get ready, the circus is coming to town – and along with it heaps of curiosities, freaks, clowns, buskers, brawlers, showmen, con men and shockingly entertaining sideshows. This terrific spectacle will be put on by the minds and craft of Doktor A., Skeleton Heart and Seymour.

Known as masters of character design and cherished for their affection for the dark and dodgy, the mysteriously appealing and the fantastically surreal, these artists will showcase works inspired by an old-fashioned emporium of carnivalesque amusement. All three (actually four) artists are well-known for their creepy but enchanting styles as well as storytelling characters and have been highly excited to put their ideas together to create an exclusive group show that will present an infamous environment of bizzare entertainment.

Doktor A.‘s career brought him to theatre, TV, advertising, magazines and toy design, which earned him “Best Customizer“ at last year’s Designer Toy Awards. Not only since then has he a world-wide following that adores his dark twisted dreams and unique artworks that are character driven by clashes of urban pop culture, classic children’s stories and neo-Victorian industrial neverlands.

Skeleton Heart is the collaborative pseudonym for artists Anthony and Lisa Parker. Both have spent over 15 years in the movie industry working on films such as Hellboy 2, Corpse Bride, 28 Days Later or Harry Potter. In 2009 they decided to combine their creative works and since then feed off each others ideas and creativity, merging their individual styles and influences. The result are pieces that have a cartoony look with a distinctly dark side or ‘cute but creepy’ as they have been referred to by many.

Seymour, who has often been referred to as Berlin’s Tim Burton, is a fine observer and compulsive spectator with a fondness of the commonplace and extraordinary environments alike. Influenced by ornamental aesthetics and details used in the Victorian and Renaissance eras Seymour likes to combine the natural with the surreal, each piece intended to visually record the amalgamation of all the ideas of the time.

If you would like to be informed about our presale for this exhibition please write a short note to: [email protected] .

One of a Kind


Strychnin Gallery proudly presents Miss Van, Mimi S., Marco Mazzoni, Yosuke Ueno and Hisiao Ron Cheng joining forces for their highly anticipated group show titled One of a Kind.
The exhibition, which will open on April 13th, thematizes the strong feminine power combined with a hint of elegance and colorful uniqueness that is reflected in every superheroine on this planet. Embodying surrealist aesthetics and integrating subtle symbolism, these artworks beautifully display and simultaneously toy with characteristics such as innocence and vulnerability as well as strength and determination.
The combined body of works of this group of artists, who have been featured on many book and magazine covers, have exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world and can surely be considered as some of the most inspiring and influential contemporary artists in their fields, will be on display at Strychnin Gallery Berlin until May 6th.

Boxhagenerstr. 36
10245 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 9700 2035

Common Wealth: Ye Hongxing

Solo Exh

Art+ Shanghai Gallery proudly announces the solo exhibition of Ye Hongxing, Common Wealth, showcasing the new series in addition to earlier repertoire of paintings and sculptures.

Ye Hongxing works reflect on the contradictions within society by representing a more personal struggle of the penetration of desire pitted against a longing for spiritual reclusion. In her earlier works she borrowed the visual mode of commercial billboards and light-boxes, which could easily communicate a message of modern-day consumption through advertising. By combing popular ads and icons with cultural motifs and symbols, her work could access the senses of her audience, who recognized a juxtaposition of contemporary society against more traditional culture values.

In her more recent works, Ye Hongxing uses the language of decorative symbolism, from both traditional and popular culture, to illustrate an increase of materialism in developing societies. Her latest paintings are concerned with contradicting definitions of wealth and progress. Not only the commoditization of culture, but the development of class divisions and national elitism within contemporary society. The simple and direct use of Chinese currency against a backdrop of her own black and white portrait contemplates on the desire for and contradiction of, common wealth.

Exhibition Duration: March 9th 2012 to April 29th 2012

Art + Shanghai Gallery

Common Wealth: Ye Hongxing Solo Exhibition

22 Fumin Lu, House 2, (Near Yan’an)
+86 2162484388
Tuesday to Sunday 10pm to 6pm (Closed Monday)

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