Visual Art – Akademija Art http://akademija-art.net/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:10:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://akademija-art.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Visual Art – Akademija Art http://akademija-art.net/ 32 32 2022 Sumter Artists Guild Exhibition Begins Thursday https://akademija-art.net/2022-sumter-artists-guild-exhibition-begins-thursday/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:10:32 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/2022-sumter-artists-guild-exhibition-begins-thursday/ The halls of the Sumter County Art Gallery will soon be decorated with works by talented local artists for its annual exhibition on Thursday. The Sumter County Art Gallery will open its most popular exhibit, the Sumter Artists Guild Exhibit, on Thursday evening. Sumter’s most prominent artists founded the Sumter Artists Guild in 1966 to […]]]>

The halls of the Sumter County Art Gallery will soon be decorated with works by talented local artists for its annual exhibition on Thursday.

The Sumter County Art Gallery will open its most popular exhibit, the Sumter Artists Guild Exhibit, on Thursday evening.

Sumter’s most prominent artists founded the Sumter Artists Guild in 1966 to make room for amateur and professional artists as well as art enthusiasts.

“Its mission is to promote, support and foster interest in art and to create an opportunity for our community of artists to engage in cooperative artistic endeavors and to be more active in supporting a variety of activities associated with art education, art education and art appreciation in our community,” said Karen Watson, director of the Sumter County Gallery of Art. not only succeeded in its mission, but exceeded it. The guild was instrumental in founding the Sumter County Art Gallery in 1969.”

As one of the most active guilds in the state, the Sumter County Artists Guild is led by a board of talented artists such as Laura Cardello, President, Vicki Hagner, Treasurer, Jennifer Franklin and Lisa Melton .



The gallery’s curator, Eric Lachance, shared his enthusiasm at the idea of ​​presenting the Guild’s exhibition for the first time.

“It is a pleasure for me to lead the Sumter Artists’ Guild exhibit installation for the first time as a curator in our space and to see the artistic merits of our neighbors on display,” he said. “Thanks to the Artists Guild for another opportunity to show your best in Sumter.”

As the 2022 Sumter Artists Guild Exhibition begins, Kyle C. Coleman, former director of art education at the gallery, has been chosen as this year’s judge.

Coleman, originally from Colombia, is an arts administrator, art historian, visual arts educator, graphic designer and writer. He studied graphic design and art history at Howard University in Washington, DC, and Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama, before earning a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Winthrop University at Rock Hill. Coleman is in his third year of a doctoral program for learning and organizational change at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

He is the fine arts manager for the Lake City ArtFields collective and facilitates all aspects of the annual ArtFields visual art competition.

Watson described the guild exhibition as “a great opportunity” for enthusiasts to enrich their collection and support local talent by purchasing artwork at reasonable prices.

As the guild grows, so do the number of rewards and prize money. The People’s Choice Award was added in 2014, followed by the Best of Show award in 2020; Watson said this is how the guild recognizes and rewards local talent.

“We look forward to seeing visitors in our space socialize and enjoy a sip of wine. Come join us and meet many of the exhibiting artists and have conversations about their work,” Watson said.



She pointed out that the exhibit would not have been possible without Jane Collins, Heart of Sumter Neighborhood Association, Black River Electric Coop., CRW Insurance and Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory.

The opening reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 30 at the gallery, 21 Hasel St. Winners will be announced at the reception. The exhibition will be open from June 30 to August 30. 26. Admission is free and masks are optional but strongly encouraged.

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Project Amorsolo Art Tour now on display at SM City Clark https://akademija-art.net/project-amorsolo-art-tour-now-on-display-at-sm-city-clark/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 00:38:27 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/project-amorsolo-art-tour-now-on-display-at-sm-city-clark/ AMORSOLO PROJECT. “Project AMORsolo,” an exhibition of LEGO® Brick Mosaic artwork to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Fernando C. Amorsolo’s designation as the nation’s premier visual arts artist, is underway at Event Center 1, Ground Level , SM City Clark. (photo added) LA Fernando C. Amorsolo Foundation, Inc. and SM City Clark present ‘Project AMORsolo’, […]]]>

AMORSOLO PROJECT. “Project AMORsolo,” an exhibition of LEGO® Brick Mosaic artwork to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Fernando C. Amorsolo’s designation as the nation’s premier visual arts artist, is underway at Event Center 1, Ground Level , SM City Clark. (photo added)

LA Fernando C. Amorsolo Foundation, Inc. and SM City Clark present ‘Project AMORsolo’, an exhibition of LEGO® brick mosaic artwork to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the appointment of Fernando C. Amorsolo as the first National Visual Arts Artist. The exhibit is open June 23-29, 2022 at Event Center 1, Ground Level, SM City Clark.

Three teams of LEGO® aficionados worked independently on plates of three iconic paintings by national artist Fernando C. Amorsolo as part of the project, which began in 2021, codenamed AMOR. Each team built works of art that connect past and present using only authentic LEGO® bricks, and they strengthened their ties with other builders to work cohesively.

The AMORsolo project is a story of love and tenacity that looks to the next generation to create something new from the fragments of their history in a family of LEGO® enthusiasts. Through this celebration of achievement, the PinoyLUG’s core values ​​- an acronym for “LEGO® User Group” – of dedication, tenacity, sharing and community building are honored.

You still have a few days left to use your child’s favorite toy to show him the importance of the reality of the great Fernando Amorsolo! You can still see the beautiful creations of “Project AMORsolo” at the following malls, SM City Baguio (August 20-26) and SM City Cabanatuan (August 29-September). 4, SM City Pampanga, September 8-14; SM City Olongapo Central, September 19-25; and SM City Marilao, from September 29 to October 29. 5, and October 10-16 at SM City Grand Central. (PR)

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Visual artist Josh Valjan encourages budding artists to pursue their passion and keep creating https://akademija-art.net/visual-artist-josh-valjan-encourages-budding-artists-to-pursue-their-passion-and-keep-creating/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 01:55:41 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/visual-artist-josh-valjan-encourages-budding-artists-to-pursue-their-passion-and-keep-creating/ Over the past decades, the LGBTQ community has made significant achievements in ensuring acceptance and inclusion of its members in all spheres of life. However, some prejudices persist against the community, with individuals often shunned and harassed due to many of the stigmas and stereotypes implicit in society. To empower LGBTQ+ young adults, encourage positivity, […]]]>

Over the past decades, the LGBTQ community has made significant achievements in ensuring acceptance and inclusion of its members in all spheres of life. However, some prejudices persist against the community, with individuals often shunned and harassed due to many of the stigmas and stereotypes implicit in society.

To empower LGBTQ+ young adults, encourage positivity, and preach queer inclusivity in the arts and culture industry, feisty artist and founder of The Valjan Art Collection, Josh Valjan, shares his inspirational story . “I had a very difficult road to success. But, I take it one day at a time, always working towards my goals. I have been resilient through all the challenges I have faced,” he shares. -he.

Born to immigrant parents in Brooklyn, NYC and raised in Queens before moving to Florida, Josh Valjan is a gay man and creative artist with a passion for colorful brushstrokes. Josh always had a love and passion for the arts growing up. He began drawing and painting in high school, drawing inspiration from his surroundings and learning new techniques for new projects. “Drawing and painting put me in my happy place. I will always have a passion for the visual arts. I will always draw and paint. It feeds my soul,” he shares.

However, unlike many artists, Josh doesn’t just want to create; it is intentional to create original pieces. “I paint with intention,” he says. “I want to communicate a message and a feeling, so I put a lot of passion and dedication into my art. It’s about making those specific choices with the brushstrokes, using different brushes, and changing the direction of the strokes. brush to modify the paint. What I love about the work I’ve already created is how unique it is. Every piece,” he says.

As important as creating meaningful and original projects, Josh is careful not to be a perfectionist. Instead, he stays disciplined with his creative arts, making sure to have fun while painting and never giving up on a project halfway through. He works on a project to completion, making it look its best. His peers and clients admired his dedication and skillful strokes of pencil and brush. Customers often take photos of where they hung the artwork in their home.

In addition to his thriving private art collection, the go-getter owns a merchandise business, which will soon launch his swimwear collection. Building on his success in the artistic world, Josh Valjan encourages budding artists to follow their passion and stand out. “If you want to be a successful artist, you have to give it your all. The world of visual arts can be very competitive. You stand out if you are simply yourself. Create the art you want to create. Be unique. Do something different. People don’t want to see something done before.

He also encourages them to seek collaborations in the art world. “A great way to get your artwork seen is to contact your local cultural alliance. Check in with them on their terms and conditions. Most of them will take a percentage of your commission when your artwork sells. But they will review your art and, if they like it, contact local businesses, such as malls, airports, doctor’s offices, etc. “, he explained.

In the coming years, the powerhouse actor wants to open a physical art gallery, a physical place where people can go to see his art. “Success doesn’t happen overnight. It took me years to get to where I am now in my life. I was persistent and consistent. Having your business can be very difficult. Building a brand is a challenge. You have to go all-in or nothing. Always remember why you started it and keep that vision alive.

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Five gallery exhibits for your summer eyes: Indoor visual art brings in the light, shuns the heat https://akademija-art.net/five-gallery-exhibits-for-your-summer-eyes-indoor-visual-art-brings-in-the-light-shuns-the-heat/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:25:36 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/five-gallery-exhibits-for-your-summer-eyes-indoor-visual-art-brings-in-the-light-shuns-the-heat/ Stella Alesi in North-South Summer is coming ! Suggestion: Observe the most dynamic visual examples of reality – whether figurative, abstract or an amalgamation of these – extracted from entire worlds of creation by artists in this sizzling urban center. And, ahhhhh, do it from the air-conditioned comfort of Austin’s many private galleries this first […]]]>

Stella Alesi in North-South

Summer is coming ! Suggestion: Observe the most dynamic visual examples of reality – whether figurative, abstract or an amalgamation of these – extracted from entire worlds of creation by artists in this sizzling urban center. And, ahhhhh, do it from the air-conditioned comfort of Austin’s many private galleries this first post-solstice weekend and beyond. Here are five recommendations to get you started.

Big Medium: Lightning cannot be controlled

Austin-based transgender artist Xavier Schipani focuses his practice on creating large-scale painting installations that explore the boundaries of gender, body politics, sexuality, and queer identity. He continues to investigate fear and anger, masculinity as performance, and the ambiguity of what makes a man. There is little ambiguity about his visual art, however: it’s big, it’s arresting, it’s gorgeous, and it floods the walls of this Canopy anchor gallery with graphic power. June 25-July 30. Thu.-Sat., 12 p.m.-6 p.m. 916 Springdale Building. 2 #101, 512/939-6665. bigmedium.org

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What has this protean artist Stella Alesi been doing for about a year? What new areas of visual exploration has she mapped out in a way that compels close examination? The answer is in this new show where the painter exhibits her latest creations alongside those of her friends Momo, Michelle Marchesseault, Evan Horn and Michael W. Hall, all abstractionists, all working strictly gratuitously. June 25-July 24. Thu.-Sun., 2 p.m.-6 p.m. 411 Brazos #105. nord-sud.com

Xavier Schipani at Big Medium

Women and their work: a bad monkey

Through soft sculptures and draped foam relief tapestries, Steef Crombach examines the secret lives of local icons like the Wheatsville Raptor and Big Star Bingo Gorilla and more, exploring the evolution of each character as their identity changes over time and place. June 25-August. 4. Tue-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat., 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Opening: Sat. June 25, 7-9 p.m. 311 E. Caesar Chavez, 512/477-1064. womenandtheirwork.org

ART Ahead: Conscious movements

The creative movers and shakers of Almost Real Things are celebrating artists from their first mentorship program with this group show. Featuring new art from Cryptic Enigma, Hailey Gearo, Felipe Gomez, Brittnee Lavender, Rhea Pirani and Ben Stallman. Saturday June 25, 6-10 p.m. Almost Real magazine headquarters, 820 Shelby #103. Donations accepted. almostrealthings.com/rsvp

Davis Gallery: Summer Collective Exhibition

This exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of the work of the Davis Gallery family of artists, featuring 34 Central Texas creatives – Malou Flato, Fallon Bartos, Lisa Beaman, Steve Brudniak, Jan Heaton, Denise M. Fulton, Dana Younger, Randall Reid, John Sager, Faustinus Deraet, B Shawn Cox, and more – celebrating both the current and historic feel of our ever-changing state. Until July 23. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. 837 W. 12th, 512/477-4929. davisgalleryaustin.com

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Jersey City will host its first ever Dîner en Blanc this summer https://akademija-art.net/jersey-city-will-host-its-first-ever-diner-en-blanc-this-summer/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:10:26 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/jersey-city-will-host-its-first-ever-diner-en-blanc-this-summer/ Le Dîner en Blanc, the popular Parisian-inspired pop-up picnic characterized by its famous all-white dress code, will take place in Jersey City for the first time this summer. The exact date will be announced later. To participate in this first edition: guests must be invited via the network of hosts or participating partners or register […]]]>

Le Dîner en Blanc, the popular Parisian-inspired pop-up picnic characterized by its famous all-white dress code, will take place in Jersey City for the first time this summer.

The exact date will be announced later.

To participate in this first edition: guests must be invited via the network of hosts or participating partners or register on the waiting list via the official website. To be part of this inaugural event, people can register now through the official website at jerseycity.dinerenblanc.com and click on the Register tab.

Le Dîner en Blanc was born in Paris in 1988 when François Pasquier, back from a long stay abroad, had the idea of ​​bringing friends together for a picnic. As the number of guests increased, he decided to hold the dinner in a public space and ask everyone to dress in all white to easily recognize each other. The event was such a success that they all agreed to repeat the experience the following year. Each year, the evening brought together more and more friends. Over the years, Le Dîner en Blanc has become one of the most popular culinary events in the world! What was a ‘friends and word of mouth only’ event has become an international sensation celebrated on six continents.

Now, for the first time ever, Jersey City will host its own Le Dîner en Blanc, thanks to local hosts Art House Productions in partnership with the City of Jersey City and the Bureau of Cultural Affairs.

“Le Dîner en Blanc captures the spirit of friendship, community and elegance,” says Meredith Burns, Executive Artistic Director of Art House Productions. “We love the history and anticipation of Dîner en Blanc events around the world. We are thrilled to bring a little piece of Parisian flair to Jersey City and add Jersey City artistic elements to Dîner en Blanc.

Much of the excitement surrounding Le Dîner en Blanc is the secrecy surrounding the venue which is kept under wraps until the very last moment. Guests meet at a departure point when purchasing their tickets. To maintain the Dîner en Blanc tradition, attendees are required to dress head to toe in white and are asked to bring their own portable tables, white chairs, white table linens, crockery and a gourmet meal .

About the Diner in White Hosts – Jersey City

Art House Productions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the development and presentation of the performing and visual arts in Jersey City, NJ. Art House Productions presents theatre, performing and visual arts festivals, arts events, visual art exhibitions and art classes for adults and youth. For more information on Art House programs, please visit www.arthouseproductions.org.

About Diner en Blanc International

Based in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for bringing this chic, secret picnic to more than 120 cities in 40 countries around the world. Each event is driven by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this event a local touch. For more information, photos and videos of Dîner en Blanc events around the world, visit dinerenblanc.com.

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Endowment will support art and music at Madison’s Olbrich Botanical Gardens | Music https://akademija-art.net/endowment-will-support-art-and-music-at-madisons-olbrich-botanical-gardens-music/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 21:30:00 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/endowment-will-support-art-and-music-at-madisons-olbrich-botanical-gardens-music/ Visitors to Madison’s Olbrich Botanical Gardens were able to attend more musical performances and art events thanks to a new endowment aimed at expanding those offerings. Two anonymous donors have pledged $1.3 million to help fund free art opportunities, said Joe Vande Slunt, director of development at Olbrich. These include the Olbrich Summer Concert Series, […]]]>

Visitors to Madison’s Olbrich Botanical Gardens were able to attend more musical performances and art events thanks to a new endowment aimed at expanding those offerings.

Two anonymous donors have pledged $1.3 million to help fund free art opportunities, said Joe Vande Slunt, director of development at Olbrich. These include the Olbrich Summer Concert Series, 10 weekly outdoor concerts at the Olbrich Botanical Garden.

The series began last week with a performance by the Madison Chamber Choir. About 200 people brought picnic baskets and lawn chairs to the gardens despite the nearly 100-degree heat to listen to a collection of songs about spring.

The series will continue Tuesday with performances from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. as part of “Make Music Madison Day,” an annual international celebration of music that takes place in more than 1,000 cities.

The endowment will allow Olbrich to better compensate performers, who have historically been paid with suggested donations. The endowment will allow the gardens to increase artists’ salaries by about 50%, said Olbrich spokeswoman Katy Nodolf.

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The Madison Chamber Choir serenades concertgoers during Olbrich Gardens’ first round of summer concerts on Tuesday.


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While the endowment will support the artists of the summer concert series for years to come, Vande Slunt said he would like to see the funding also expand other artistic opportunities in the popular Madison destination.

“As this endowment grows, we may be able to talk about temporary art installations or poetry readings, or perhaps work with various community organizations that we haven’t always had the resources to support,” said he declared. “It will be exciting, as it builds over the next few years, to think about what might be possible.”

Vande Slunt said he’s been working with donors on creating the endowment, dubbed “Bridging Nature and Art: Performance and Visual Art in the Gardens Endowment,” since winter 2020. He said donors have started to volunteering at the garden in 2016. .


Hmong students bring the rhythms of the rainforest to life in the Olbrich Botanical Gardens program

“They saw the wide variety of people the garden serves and how the concert series continues to grow and deliver diverse performers,” he said. “It attracts a variety of audiences. They were therefore delighted to be part of it. They wanted to help this grow in a very impactful way and allow us to better serve the community.







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The Madison Chamber Choir performs a series of songs about spring, including “This Sweet and Merry Month of May…” by William Byrd.


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Adding art and music can attract people who wouldn’t otherwise visit the gardens, Nodolf said.

“Not everyone is a gardener or thinks coming to a botanical garden for an afternoon will be how they want to spend their time,” she said. “Programming like concerts helps people see who we are and see that this is really a place for them. Nature is a place where they want to be and they feel they can belong.

Leticia Malavazi is one of those people. She left Brazil two months ago and has visited the gardens twice in the past two weeks with her parents, who are agriculture teachers.

Malavazi attended the first concert of the series with a friend.

“It’s beautiful, it’s summer,” she said. “I heard that (the gardens) have amazing free concerts and amazing free spaces, and I want to take advantage of them before winter comes because I heard you had quite a harsh winter. “







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This year’s summer concert series will feature 10 performances by bands including hip-hop group Supa Friends, Celtic music artists The Kissers and soul group Don’t Mess with Cupid.

The lineup of performers should attract a diverse cross-section of the community, Vande Slunt said.

“You see kids, and sometimes grandma and grandpa come dancing too, which is pretty cool,” he said. “It’s a great Madison summer tradition. It’s not uncommon to see the Great Lawn filled with several hundred people…and we cover all genders to hopefully attract all different types of people to the community.

Nodolf estimated that the summer concert series usually draws around 500 visitors to the garden for each concert. She added that the concert series has been going on for over 20 years and is a community tradition.

Madison native Lucy Jenkins attended the summer concert series on and off for nearly 30 years, she said.

“It’s a beautiful setting, with the view over the gardens,” she said. (This endowment) is great, any chance of extending the arts to more people, I think, is fantastic.

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“Life and art are a matter of risk”: Gabé Hirschowitz, hip art consultant, talks about his avant-garde approach to collecting https://akademija-art.net/life-and-art-are-a-matter-of-risk-gabe-hirschowitz-hip-art-consultant-talks-about-his-avant-garde-approach-to-collecting/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 14:10:36 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/life-and-art-are-a-matter-of-risk-gabe-hirschowitz-hip-art-consultant-talks-about-his-avant-garde-approach-to-collecting/ Gabé Hirschowitz is one of the trendiest young people in the world of contemporary art consultants. Born in Australia and raised in the United States, Hirschowitz has already acquired a remarkable curriculum vitae. She is worked as head of the acquisitions committee at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) and advised many established […]]]>

Gabé Hirschowitz is one of the trendiest young people in the world of contemporary art consultants. Born in Australia and raised in the United States, Hirschowitz has already acquired a remarkable curriculum vitae. She is worked as head of the acquisitions committee at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) and advised many established collectors while leading the philanthropic efforts of the Young Leadership Board of Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services and UNICEF Next Generation Art Party. For her charitable work, she received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama in 2016. ​​Through it all, Hirschowitz says her career has been a joy, “I enjoy bringing beauty to other people’s lives in a unique and meaningful way.”

More recently, she set a new standard in the world of art collecting by founding Perrie Gallery, an innovative online platform that combines the accessibility of internet art sales with the rotating curatorial practices of traditional galleries. Expert in decoration and imagining collections as aesthetic as the pieces that compose them, Gabé has the unique ability to connect with a wide range of collectors, from those acquiring works by widely recognized artists like George Condo, Yayoi Kusama and Mark Bradford to those seeking works by up-and-coming talent.

“Life and art are a matter of risk,” says Gabé. “And the same goes for curating a collection. In fact, risk taking has been a huge part of everything I’ve done professionally. You must be prepared to take risks, combining lesser-known emerging artists with established masters, because it is the unfamiliar and unknown who bring a fresh and fearless new perspective that challenges the status quo.”

Gabé Hirschowitz at Gagosian, New York.

Have you always wanted to work in the art industry?
In college, I spent summers interning in fashion. My first two internships were for Italian vogue and teen vogue. Then, I did an internship at Carolina Herrera, and every morning I walked past the portrait of the couturier by Andy Warhol. It reminded me of how my mentor, the late Nanci Ryder, always encouraged me to build lasting professional relationships across all industries: she knew from experience that everything and everyone is so connected – music, art, fashion, film – everything is very synergistic. Creative expression is universal. So I started branching out into art, and the more I fell in love with it, the more opportunities presented themselves. It was an evolution. I will always love fashion, but the visual arts chose me.

What prompted you to open your own space?
It really boiled down to one thing: accessibility. I wanted to create an online platform for people to collect high-quality, well-organized art and photography. But the most important thing was to eliminate that intimidation factor that some of my clients and private collector friends have said they feel when they walk into a gallery, because art should be about joy. I therefore wanted to bring together collectors and artists in a neutral and united space which also benefited from my experience as an art consultant.

You live between New York and Los Angeles. In terms of the art market, these are two very different cities. How do you reconcile that with your inventory?
For me, the emphasis is probably more on how to reconcile a world art market with our inventory at the Perrie Gallery because, as digital gallery and private art consultancy, our buyers are all over the world. So a lot of energy goes into sourcing such a diverse inventory as our buyers, but I’d also like to think that much of what we offer has universal appeal. Our artists each have their own style, but their works fall into various aesthetic veins and they live all over the world, from North America, Europe and Australia to Africa, Asia and Central and South America.

Hirschowitz curates a KAWS gallery wall.  Courtesy of Gabé Hirschowitz.

Hirschowitz curates a KAWS gallery wall. Courtesy of Gabé Hirschowitz.

How do you choose the artists you represent? Is it an intuition or a more intellectual choice?
I know what I like at first glance and what will sell, but I’m also very interested in artists who have dedicated their lives to their craft. Moreover, discovering emerging artists, connecting them with collectors and helping them develop their careers is indescribably rewarding. I want to know their ideas about art, society and the world, and that they constantly evolve and grow. So of course I want eye-catching pieces, but I also want to know that they come from a place of engagement and perception. This is the kind of art I want to work with and encourage.

You also do a lot of charity work, how important is giving back to the community? Are all charities related to the arts?

I have always firmly believed that collecting art should be more than just buying art. This is why I have committed myself wholeheartedly to my work with the UNICEF Next Generation Art Party for five years and traveled abroad to volunteer in UNICEF development activities. I also worked with Vista del Mar Child and Family Services for many years as a volunteer mentor in the field of arts and culture, because I sincerely believe in the importance of arts education. Although the funding for this charity work is often linked to my career in the art world, these projects do not always focus on supporting artistic initiatives. For example, with the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war, I decided to dedicate part of the Galerie Perrie exhibition Spring/Summer 22 collection proceeds to World Central Cuisine. Their efforts to feed the millions of refugees displaced by the conflict are vital.

What works do you have in your living room?
I like to collect the works of emerging and established artists and change them regularly. At the moment some of my pieces include pieces by Robert Motherwell, Kenny Scharf, Jen DeNike, Alexandra Grant, Lillian Bassman, Gordon Parks, Aaron Sandnes, Joan Miró, Emma Kohlmann, Zahra Holm, Thomas Hammer, Joe Blaustein, Kyte Tatt , Sam Falls and Kaws.

If you could dine with three artists, living or dead, which one would you choose? Wow, that’s hard to answer. I would say… Mark Bradford, Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol.

What would you like your legacy to be?
I feel like I have so much left to do! Let me get back to you on this one in a few decades.

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A new exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design delves into the phenomenon of ‘clothing’ – check out the dazzling images here https://akademija-art.net/a-new-exhibition-at-the-museum-of-arts-and-design-delves-into-the-phenomenon-of-clothing-check-out-the-dazzling-images-here/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 21:47:16 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/a-new-exhibition-at-the-museum-of-arts-and-design-delves-into-the-phenomenon-of-clothing-check-out-the-dazzling-images-here/ ‘Clothing’ is a term used to describe artists’ engagement with clothing and fabric as a primary means of creative expression, transforming clothing into sculpture, installation and performance art. As an artistic phenomenon, clothing first emerged in the 1960s and 1970s alongside various forms of performance art, gaining even more traction in the 1990s. Yet, as […]]]>

‘Clothing’ is a term used to describe artists’ engagement with clothing and fabric as a primary means of creative expression, transforming clothing into sculpture, installation and performance art. As an artistic phenomenon, clothing first emerged in the 1960s and 1970s alongside various forms of performance art, gaining even more traction in the 1990s. Yet, as a cross-cultural artistic strategy , the garment remained largely unexplored. Today, however, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) hosts “Garmenting: The costume as contemporary art“ (on view until August 14), the first international exhibition dedicated to clothing in the visual arts, curated by New York-based art historian and professor Alexandra Schwartz.

This expansive and visually marvelous show brings together works by 35 international contemporary artists, including Yinka Shonibare, Mary Sibande, Zoe Buckman and Jeffrey Gibson, as well as several emerging artists exhibiting for the first time in the United States. The exhibition is divided into five themes: functionality, gender, performance, activism and cultural difference. While all performing artists create or reuse clothing in some way for creative purposes, their expressions vary widely, from personal to politically outward, from celebration to apprehension. For many exhibited artists, clothing is an apt embodiment of our contemporary blurring of traditional distinctions, both cultural and social. While some works defend this hybridization of cultures, others seek to preserve endangered local traditions and communities.

“The artists brought together share the goals of overturning tired distinctions between fine and applied art, creating work that explores the essential relationship between the body and the garments that adorn it,” said Elissa Auther, Associate Business Director storage at MAD.

See images from “Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art” below.

Marie Sibande, The dance domba (2019). Courtesy of Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

Installation view of works by Zoe Buckman in

Installation view of works by Zoe Buckman in Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art. Photo: Jenna Bascom. Courtesy of Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

Installation view of

Installation view of “Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art”. Photo: Jenna Bascom. Courtesy of Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

Three works by Nick Cave, (left) Soundsuit (2018), (center) Hustle Coat (2017) and (right) Soundsuit (2006).  Photo by Jenna Bascom.  Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design.

Three works by Nick Cave, from left to right: sound combination (2018), Bustle Coat (2017), and sound combination (2006). Photo: Jenna Bascom. Courtesy of Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

Yinka Shonibare, CBE, The Ghost of Eliza Jumel (2015).  Courtesy of James Cohan, New York.  Photo by Stephen White.© Yinka Shonibare CBE.  All rights reserved, DACS/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2021.

Yinka Shonibare, The Ghost of Eliza Jumel (2015). Courtesy of James Cohan, New York. Photo: Stephen White. © Yinka Shonibare CBE. All rights reserved, DACS/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2021.

Jeffrey Gibson The Cannibal Effect, garment no.  4 (2019).  Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins Co., New York.

Jeffrey Gibson, The cannibal effect, Garment no. 4 (2019). Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

“Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art” is on view through August 14, 2022 at the Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019.

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A radical collective takes control of one of the largest art exhibitions in the world https://akademija-art.net/a-radical-collective-takes-control-of-one-of-the-largest-art-exhibitions-in-the-world/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 05:02:03 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/a-radical-collective-takes-control-of-one-of-the-largest-art-exhibitions-in-the-world/ I undertook several days of nongkrong in Gudskul, arriving in the calm of mid-morning to sit under the breadfruit trees with anyone willing to chat. When the collectives bought the property, it had an indoor soccer field, so ruangrupa kept the high roof intact and built two floors of cabins inside – some with drywall […]]]>

I undertook several days of nongkrong in Gudskul, arriving in the calm of mid-morning to sit under the breadfruit trees with anyone willing to chat. When the collectives bought the property, it had an indoor soccer field, so ruangrupa kept the high roof intact and built two floors of cabins inside – some with drywall and glass windows, others from shipping containers. Across a central tree-lined walkway stand more shipping containers: stacked in half, in a bright row, like a tiresome childlike arrangement of Legos. In the late afternoon, when Jakarta received its usual downpour, Gudskul hummed with activity. Classes on Zoom. A tattoo parlour. A radio station called rururadio. An archivist in the compact library. A graphic design laboratory. A publishing house and shop offering Indonesian translations of world literature. Artists in their shipping container studios. And everywhere, the feeling of a slow fermentation – the feeling that, as people floated in each other’s orbits, they were creatively galvanized, working towards new arts and new ideas all the time. Not necessarily big projects, as Andan said, but small rich stories with big frequency.

To flesh out some of these abstractions, consider ruangrupa’s exhibits at two exhibitions: the Asia-Pacific Triennial in Brisbane in 2012 and the São Paulo Biennial in 2014. This period proved to be a turning point, says Farid Rakun, a architect who joined ruangrupa in 2010. For Brisbane, ruangrupa invented an underground 1970s Indonesian rock band, created memories and persuaded Brisbane rockers to witness the band’s influence. It was wild and engrossing work, and it delighted ruangrupa, in particular, that the ruse escaped the museum and spilled over into real life. “Years after that, someone showed us a blog post talking about the Kudas,” Darmawan said. “I think they didn’t know it was actually fiction, because it was very serious writing, talking about how the Indonesian punk scene influenced the Brisbane punk scene.” But it was all still “closer to what people understand as art projects,” Rakun told me. São Paulo, on the other hand, became “the first time we put ourselves on stage”. After that, he says, invitations to art festivals multiplied, “boom-boom-boom-boom”, and the export of ruangrupa – his community exercises – became the convention.

In São Paulo, ruangrupa planned very little and did almost nothing. Instead, Rakun said, they replicated ruangrupa’s presence and methods there. Ahead of the biennial, they flew twice to Brazil to meet other collectives: graphic designers, architects and activists. “Tell us what’s going on in your city,” ruangrupa inquired, learning along the way of the hottest karaoke songs, motorcycle taxis in São Paulo that sound like those in Jakarta. ojeks and in a public square that a collective of architects was working to preserve. “It was their way of tackling a city that resembled Jakarta in terms of growth and history of colonialism,” said Charles Esche, the curator of this biennale.

In the space assigned to them, on the ground floor of an Oscar Niemeyer building, they have created a reduced plan ruruhouse: canapes for nongkrong, a place for rururadio, another for a gallery. And in this home away from home, ruangrupa initiated a dialogue between Jakarta and São Paulo. The gallery hosted works by artists from both cities. A Paulista food cart, converted into a movie projector, showed OK films. São Paulo Video and Collective Archive. Like a rururadio the replacement, ruangrupa erected a small tent and invited people to participate in karaoke; they sat cross-legged on the floor and sang Portuguese, English and Indonesian songs. Esche recalled that São Paulo’s ojek drivers — who aren’t usually the kind of people who feel welcome at biennials — were hanging around the ruruhouse, offer walks to visitors.

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ALL ARTS continues its acclaimed Artist-in-Residence program with six artists announced as part of a new collaboration with HERE https://akademija-art.net/all-arts-continues-its-acclaimed-artist-in-residence-program-with-six-artists-announced-as-part-of-a-new-collaboration-with-here/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/all-arts-continues-its-acclaimed-artist-in-residence-program-with-six-artists-announced-as-part-of-a-new-collaboration-with-here/ ALL THE ARTS, the multimedia platform spanning visual arts, music, theater, dance, film, literature and more, will commission new works from six artists as part of its ALL ARTS Artist in Residence 2023 program as part of a new collaboration with HERE. The work produced under the residency program will be broadcast on the ALL […]]]>

ALL THE ARTS, the multimedia platform spanning visual arts, music, theater, dance, film, literature and more, will commission new works from six artists as part of its ALL ARTS Artist in Residence 2023 program as part of a new collaboration with HERE. The work produced under the residency program will be broadcast on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel, streaming app and other digital platforms in spring 2023.

ALL ARTS 2023 Artists in Residence include an artistic duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya who will create a film examining society’s post-industrial relationship to food to complement their immersive live performance “A Meal”, which is in development at HERE; multidisciplinary artists Paul Pinto and Kameron Neal which will build on their series of immersive music video cantatas questioning “whiteness”, presented for the first time in digital form at HERE’s PROTOTYPE Festival in January 2021 and by La Mama and CultureHub in February 2022; artist Diana Oh who is known for his gender-defying work that celebrates queer, trans and non-binary people; and principal dancer and choreographer of American Ballet Theater James Whiteside who doubles as an online pop music performer under the stage name JbDubs.

“We are thrilled to work closely with HERE to support this diverse group of artists and bring their work to a wider audience,” said James Kingartistic director of ALL ARTS. “These artists are pushing the boundaries of their respective disciplines and reshaping the landscape of contemporary art.”

“As a springboard for genre-blending artists, HERE is thrilled to partner with ALL ARTS to foster the cutting-edge work of these artists and reinforce our commitment to expanding the digital reach of our programming,” said Christine MartinFounding Artistic Director of HERE.

This is the third season of ALL THE ARTS Artist in residence program, which was expanded in 2021 through a partnership with The Shed. The program launched in 2020 with Taylor Mac, MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist, as the first Artist-in-Residence.

past seasons of ALL THE ARTS Artist in residence are available to stream nationwide on the free ALL ARTS app and AllArts.org/ArtistInResidence and include Matthew Whitaker: About tomorrowan autobiographical film by the jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker; Roll Call: The Roots of Strange Fruitsa sound opera by Obie Award winner Jonathan McCrory; There is no movement without rhythman exploration of bodily and spiritual liberation in the music of the African Diaspora by multimedia artist Le’Andra LeSeur; Volvo truck and the girls from up the hill, an impressionistic performance film by DonChristian Jones; and Taylor Mac’s Whitman in the woods.a drag performance film exploring by Walt Whitman poetry.

Created by the WNET Group, ALL ARTS was launched in 2019 to reduce barriers to experiencing the arts and create new audiences for cultural organizations. ALL ARTS’ New York Emmy-winning programming is available online nationwide via http://www.allarts.org, the free ALL ARTS app on all major streaming platforms, and @AllArtsTV on YouTube, Facebook, instagram, Twitter and Tik Tok. New York viewers in the area can also watch the broadcast channel 24/7.

About HERE

Obie award winner HERE (Christine Martin, Founding Artistic Director) was named one of the Top Ten Off-Off Broadway Theaters by Time Out New York and is a leader in producing and presenting new hybrid performances seen as a seamless integration of artistic disciplines. – theatre, dance, music and opera, puppetry, media, visual and installation, spoken word and performance art. Notable HERE productions include by Eve Ensler “The Vagina Monologues, Taylor Mac’s “Lily’s Revenge” and “The Blow”, Trey Lyford & At Geoff Sobelle’s “all wear bowlers,” Young John Lee “Songs of the dragons flying in the sky”, James Scrugg’s “Disposable Men”, Corey Dargel’s “Removable Parts”, by Robin Frohardt “The Dovecote” and Basil Twist’s “Fantastic Symphony.” Since its founding in 1993, HERE and the artists it has supported have received 18 Obies, two Bessies, three Drama League nominations, five Drama Desk nominations, two Pulitzer Prizes, four Doris Duke Awards, seven Tony nominations and two MacArthur Fellowships.

About ALL ARTS

ALL ARTS innovates as the premier destination for inspiration, creativity and art in all its forms. This Emmy-winning New York arts and culture center is created by WNET Group, the community-supported home of the New York one PBS stations. In an effort to be accessible to viewers around the world, ALL ARTS’ Webby-nominated programming – from digital shorts to feature films – is available online nationwide through AllArts.org, the free ALL ARTS app on all major streaming platforms and @AllArtsTV on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tik Tok. New York viewers in the area can also watch the broadcast channel 24/7. For all the ways to watch, visit AllArts.org/Everywhere.

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