CAPTURE THE MOMENT AS WELL AS THE IMAGINATION AT ARIZONA’S PREMIER LUXURY RESORT DESTINATION.
Tour the 11 sculptures in our collection by renowned artist, Allan Houser (Haozous). Born in Apache, Oklahoma (1914-1994) of Chiricahua Apache and English descent and raised on a family ranch where he learned of his culture through his father’s stories. He originally gained recognition for his paintings depicting traditional, Native American life and ideals. In 1992 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President George H.W. Bush.
The Phoenician’s Collection includes:
SCOTTSDALE… CITY OF ART
If you venture beyond The Phoenician in pursuit of art, Scottsdale is a cultural mecca with beautiful museums, art galleries, art events and festivals. Explore downtown Scottsdale, and discover cutting-edge modern art at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and exciting concerts at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Scottsdale Arts District offers outstanding galleries with colorful blown-glass, Native American pottery and dramatic paintings that capture the spirit of the Southwest.
Visit the Website: www.thephoenician.com
THE LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL - the biggest names in comic art gather in Britain's Lake district.
The weekend festival takes over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District.
FROM 13 – 15 OCTOBER 2017 THE LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL WILL BE CELEBRATING THE AMAZING WORLD OF COMIC ARTISTS, CREATORS AND WRITERS.
Featuring live comic drawing, films, exhibitions, comic trails, workshops, performance, masterclasses, a free family zone and independent publishers – the events programme is bursting with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the leading comic artists and writers from across the world.
We bring the biggest names in comic art to Cumbria with over 70 special guests from across the comic world. There really is something for everyone, whether you’re a comic veteran, new to comics or just love seeing amazing artists at work.
Visit the Website: www.comicartfestival.com
Fernando Mesta founded House of Gaga in 2008 with José Rojas. Since then, the gallery has been building a valuable outlet for a community of artists who emerged in the 2000s.
With an eclectic mix of international contemporary artists exhibiting year round and locations in Mexico City and Los Angeles, House of Gaga is a must visit when you are in either of those cities.
Visit the Website: www.houseofgaga.com
The Hotel Turk Art Hotel is located in Eminönü peninsula which called Old City that was the capital city for hundreds of years.
You will enjoy the mystic moments in this historical place where Otoman and Byzantian Empires carried on their lives alongside Oriental and Occidental cultures.
Visit the Website: www.turkarthotel.com
Castlefield Gallery - Northern England’s most successful developer of emerging contemporary artists.
Since its founding in 1984, Castlefield Gallery (CG) has been one of Northern England’s most active and successful organisations/agencies for developing emerging contemporary artists and practice. Its ambitious curated exhibitions programme responds to national and international trends, promoting artists at key stages of their careers, including subsequent Turner Prize nominees/winners and exhibitors at international festivals. Central to CG’s activities is an artist development programme that has launched major commission-winning artists.
Castlefield Gallery’s vision is for the North to be a place where artists can live and produce work, while presenting their work in national and international contexts. Its mission is to nurture talent, explore cultural trends and deepen the audience’s relationship to contemporary art.
CG runs its curated programme of exhibitions from its city centre public gallery space, as well as hosting regular artist talks, events, and exhibition previews. CG’s curated projects present new art by emerging and established artists, often working with external or independent curators and partners. CG is free to attend and open to all.
Visit the Website: www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk
Art Hotel Atelier sul Mare is a hotel-museum of contemporary art unique in the world, just few meters from a wonderful sea, in Castel di Tusa (ME), nearby Cefalù.
The hotel is situated in a territory full of culture and popular traditions. Inserted in a rare beauty sight, in a wonderful frame of an integral and magnetic nature, between a crystalline sea and the Nebrodi mounts, Atelier sul Mare is an ideal hotel for who wants to spend unforgettable vacations. A place of art, romantic and relaxant, for who wishes to regenerate spirituality in a magical and exclusive atmosphere.
Here the utopia lodges the dream of art.
The realization of 20 of the total 40 rooms of Atelier sul Mare has been given to international artists, with the result of unique art works. To enter and stay in these emotional spaces, mean living a new spiritual dimension, enjoying that happiness of existing that only the creativity of the art can donate. Antonio Presti, already creator of Fiumara d' Arte (the biggest open air park of sculptures in Europe), is the author of this unique reality where landscape, culture and art are merged in order to show and let living to the visitors of this beautiful land an unforgettable emotion: the art must be lived like a dream.
The dream of many people: to spend a night inside a museum to fall asleep within an art work. Antonio Presti, with his noble and further vision, has changed radically the idea of hotel room in order to deliver it to his utopia: "It’s only entering and living the room that the art work will be totally realized; the presence, the use of the room, will be integrating and fundamental part of it ".
Art Hotel Atelier sul mare is reported like an exclusive international center, a great container of contemporary art, an alive museum, where the guest-visitor doesn’t have a relationship with the contemplative art or distant anymore, but can live the art work in a pure emotional condition. A unique occasion in the world, that offers to the guests the possibility of a vacation in a hotel supplied of the most comfort, with the attendance of a specialized staff, in a familiar and comfortable climate. The originality and its creativity, offer the Art Hotel Atelier sul Mare like a place full of unrepeatable atmosphere, to be present in the most important international tourist guides such as the prestigious HIP Hotel.
Visit the Website: www.ateliersulmare.com
The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions. Tours of the site are available in May through November and advance reservations are recommended.
THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places.
This project is supported by the Interpretation and Education Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, an endowed fund made possible by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Glass House site can be experienced virtually via Google Street View. This project was supported with funds from the Marder Grant for Innovation.
Visit the Website: www.theglasshouse.org
Located between the iconic Astrup Fearnley Museum, the canals on Tjuvholmen and the Oslofjord, most of our 118 rooms have brilliant views.
Timeless elegance with clear references to contemporary art and design is the common denominator for THIEF FURNISHING. International and Norwegian designers such as Antonio Citterio, Bruno Rainaldi, Tom Dixon, Anne Haavind and StokkeAustad are behind the furniture and decor. The hotel’s own art curator has hand-picked art for every single room and suite from the THIEF ART collection.
We have five room categories at THE THIEF. Whether you choose THE OSLO SUITE – the top suite with a fantastic view from a private terrace – or one of Oslo´s most spacious standard rooms, comfort takes pride of place. All rooms have tailored solutions and original details, which create an intimate and personal atmosphere.
Visit the Website: www.thethief.com
The gallery, located in Puerta de Tierra in the Old San Juan Historic District, was designed by the architect Luis Gutiérrez and the engineer Pedro Muñoz Marín. Five thousand square feet (5,000) dedicated to contemporary art will be divided into three floors. The main floor will show the main exhibits, and the ground floor will become the presentation and storage area. The third floor, a magnificent roof top garden overlooking the San Juan Bay area will host gatherings and outdoor exhibits. In addition to an inventory of the works of the artists represented, a limited selection of prints will be available for acquisition.
The concept of WOCA is to create a space that goes beyond the commercial aspect of a traditional gallery. “My goal is to break with the traditional gallery model, by integrating institutional and educational components, as well as the publishing and archiving of items within the gallery. As part of its educational agenda, the gallery will host art lectures by specialists in painting, photography and conceptual art; in addition to producing catalogues written by renowned local and international critics. “Furthermore, we want to develop alliances and partnerships with schools and art institutions, encouraging and motivating the next generation of local artists. My goal is that the gallery will become a facilitator for young artists into the international market, as well as to keep developing my roster of established ones.” said Walter Otero. WOCA will continue positioning its artists in the international market by participating in art fairs and special projects.
Walter Otero, has been working in the art world for approximately 15 years. He has extensive experience representing and managing many artists, helping them directly and indirectly, to find new opportunities to boost their careers.
In the course of his career, he has established continuous collaborations and partnerships with many renowned galleries including Lehmann Maupin, James Cohan, Yvon Lambert, Paula Cooper, and Robert Miller among others. As well as many alliances and projects including Arte Americas, Miami, 2005; Leipzig International Art Walk, Germany, 2008; Pinta Art Fair, London, 2010; All five editions of Circa Art Fair, 2006-2010, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Among the institutions which whom Otero has worked with include: The Puerto Rico Art Museum, The Puerto Rico Contemporary Art Museum, Ponce Art Museum, Puerto Rico, Museo Del Barrio, New York, Chicago Cultural Center, MCA, Panama Contemporary Art museum, Bass Museum, Miami, MOCAA LA, MOLAA, Hirshhorn Museum, Bronx Museum, Dommus Atrium, Spain and The New Museum, New York. Otero also assisted in the presentations in Puerto Rico of exhibitions featuring LaChappelle, Matthias Weischer, David Schnell, The Rubells Family Collection and the upcoming Bill Viola show (2013).
Over the last decade, Walter Otero has been a key figure on international collectionism in Puerto Rico by intelligently assessing those who want to create or complete a collection. He has managed to make Puerto Rico the new home of many important collections from celebrated artists including Anselm Kiefer, Nan Golding, Ana Mendieta, Doo Goo Sue, The Chapman Brothers, Bill Viola, Matthew Barney, Immendorf, Kara Walker, Julian Schnabel, Alex Katz, among many others.
With the opening of Walter Otero Contemporary Art, a domino effect is anticipated to happen in the art scene in Puerto Rico, by establishing the island as one of artistic development and influence in the market.
WOCA, has a solid group of international renowned artists which include: Allora y Calzadilla, Ángel Otero, Andrés Serrano, Arnaldo Roche Rabell, Axel Ruiz, Carlos Betancourt, Fabián Marcaccio, Gamaliel Rodríguez, Héctor Arce Espasas, Ignacio Lang, Luis Vidal, Michael Linares, Mónica Rodríguez, Osvaldo Budet, Rafael Vega, Ramón Miranda Beltrán, Shonah Trescott and Víctor Vázquez.
Visit the Website: www.walterotero.com
The Zielinsky Gallery, Barcelona - creating a dialectic between collectors and neophytes in the art world, bringing different cultures closer together.
The Zielinsky Gallery was born in 2015 in Barcelona, representing established and emerging artists. It is the new project that gives continuity to the work carried out by the Antic & Modern Gallery, founded in 2009, now with an emphasis on contemporary art.
In addition to its space in Barcelona, it also has an office in Brazil, from where it manages its strong links with the Latin American art scene. It promotes artistic and cultural exchange, both nationally and internationally, by producing and producing various exhibitions inside and outside the gallery-museum binomial.
The ideology of the gallery is to dissociate itself from hermetic projects and unilateral ideas, creating a dialectic between collectors and neophytes in the art world, bringing different cultures closer together.
Visit the Website: www.zielinskyart.com
Bohem Art Hotel, Budapest - the fizzle of downtown life together with our bohemian and creative atmosphere.
Bohem Art Hotel is a new unique hotel in Budapest. Besides its excellent location – in the historical downtown, 50 meters from both Váci street and the Danube bank – it not only combines the style of the most demanded city hotels (design and hip hotels), but possesses a unique, distinguishable quality: the building, which was the home of the former Szénásy Körzőgyár (stationery factory) is now not only a hotel, but an art gallery as well, where the young, contemporary Hungarian art is present in every corner.
Our hotel conveys the freedom and ease of bohemian life with the atmosphere of art galleries and exhibitions. Each room has their own ambiance, paintings and other artworks emit the feeling of creative freedom. The public areas display interesting details of the artists’ works. Our gallery – in which both the young and the recognized artists prevail – are home to a vivid, bohemian community.
The guests of our hotel can choose their room based on the paintings, and decide which artwork fits their taste and mood the most.
Thanks to Bohem Art Hotel’s location, our guests can experience the unique atmosphere of Budapest’s historic downtown. The vicinity of the pedestrian precinct, clubs, cafés, restaurants, and the fizzle of downtown life together with the bohemian and creative atmosphere of our hotel offer an unforgettable experience to our guests.
Visit the Website: www.bohemarthotel.hu
Welcome to Denver, CO's iconic luxury hotel - the ART, a hotel, offering the perfect blend of refined comfort and intimate service. Contemporary design, high-touch amenities and works of art that grace two galleries, spill into the hallways and adorn our every guest room, combine seamlessly to provide you a highly experiential stay.
The lobby transformed. A grand entrance, indeed. Be welcomed by Leo Villareal’s undulating, 22,000-light art installation—and by a thoughtful valet. Then step inside the Portico Gallery to relax, converse and wonder at pieces gathered by longtime Denver Art Museum curator Dianne Vanderlip. Speaking of curated, so will be your every experience at the ART, from fine cuisine and contemporary accommodations to masterfully personalized service.
The standard check-in gets an upgrade. Next, you’ll head upstairs to the Welcome Gallery for a seamless and personalized check-in—and to check out additional works by Ed Ruscha, Nancy Rubins, Deborah Butterfield and Kiki Smith. Here, you can soak up city views on the expansive terrace, as well as the ART’s sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere. Intimate and authentic. A refined palette of memory-making moments customized to each guest—whether on business or pleasure.
A refined palette indeed. Modern presentation. Classic technique. Refined flavors conjured from fresh, local ingredients. This is the artistic vision behind FIRE Restaurant, Lounge and Terrace. Mingle with colleagues or meet your special someone for a meal, cocktails or after-dinner drinks on the terrace, gathered around a mesmerizing fire feature. Or gaze at the cityscape and mountains through walls of glass, cozily inside, where intriguing chandeliers and kinetic sculptures are sure to spark conversation.
Whether you’re looking for a night on the town, a place to escape for vacation retreat or a location for your company’s business program, the ART, a hotel offers the perfect setting to make memories. We are pleased to offer a unique Denver, CO experience for every traveler.
Visit the Website: www.thearthotel.com
Benesse Art Site Naoshima" - we seek to inspire visitors to reflect on the meaning of Benesse's motto - Well-Being.
Benesse Art Site Naoshima" is the collective name for all art-related activities conducted by Benesse Holdings, Inc. and Fukutake Foundation on the islands of Naoshima and Teshima in Kagawa Prefecture and on Inujima island in Okayama Prefecture.
Our fundamental aim is to create significant spaces by bringing contemporary art and architecture in resonance with the pristine nature of the Seto Inland Sea, a landscape with a rich cultural and historical fabric.
Through contacts with art and nature, sceneries and inhabitants of the Seto Inland Sea region, we seek to inspire visitors to reflect on the meaning of Benesse's motto - Well-Being.
In all our ongoing activities, we are committed to foster a relationship of mutual growth between art and the region, aiming to make a positive contribution to the local communities.
Visit the Website: www.benesse-artsite.jp
The Alvear Art Hotel emerges as an innovative proposal in Buenos Aires, backed up by the tradition of the Alvear Palace Hotel. Set among impressive trees, this new sample of the Alvear Experience opens the doors of its modern building in the heart of the financial, commercial, and cultural area of the city, offering excellent service, warm hospitality, the sophisticated comfort of its rooms, and the most advanced technology.
The Alvear Art Hotel is located in a traditional area of Buenos Aires, declared a historical site - the San Martín Square, just steps away from elegant Santa Fe Avenue and famous Florida Street with their countless stores. It is strategically located a few blocks from the financial area and only five minutes from the new corporate district in Puerto Madero.
Visit the Website: www.alvearart.com
Hotel Maria Kapel (HMK) - an artist in residence, exhibition space and cinema for contemporary visual art in the city centre of Hoorn.
Hotel Maria Kapel (HMK) is an artist-in-residence, exhibition space and cinema for contemporary visual art in the city centre of Hoorn; a historic town 40 kilometres north of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
HMK is a non-profit organization that aims to assist young as well as more established artists from all over the world in the production of new work and promote exchanges between national and international artists, cultural institutions and the public.
The studio/exhibition space of HMK is located in an early 16th century chapel, surrounded by a semi-private courtyard. This beautifully tranquil and spacious working environment offers the artists-in-residence a unique space for reflection, experimentation and production. HMK places the artist at the centre of its activities, and stimulates risk-taking as a key element of artistic development.
The public programme of exhibitions, screenings, lectures, workshops and publications, aims to challenge perceptions of what constitutes contemporary art, and bring the audience closer to the practice that motivates it.
Visit the Website: www.hotelmariakapel.nl
The Paper Factory Hotel is one of New York City’s most unrivaled boutique hotel experiences.
The venue is located in the heart of Long Island City, at the crossroads of the charming Kaufman Arts District and trendy Astoria in the borough of Queens. A true urban metropolis, the Paper Factory Hotel is an ideal choice for the seasoned business traveler as well as the lifestyle driven tourist eager to access New York City. Our one-of-a-kind hotel caters to guests who crave a premiere hospitality experience that is also affordable. This is the New York of modern yore, a mecca for influencers from the worlds of fashion, film, food and art.
The Paper Factory Hotel’s combined 5,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces make the venue a leading business, wedding, entertainment and party destination that has hosted Fortune 500 companies, world-class performers and families creating lifelong memories. The spaces are also feature state-of-the art technology such as broadband internet access, and audio-visual systems that can be customized to guests needs.
Each of our 122 chic guestrooms and suite features its own unique aesthetic with relaxing hues and custom furnishings. The eclectic decor and artistic ambiance are enriched by modern industrial accents reminiscent of the building’s past. Each room provides its guests the privacy and tranquility they need to recharge from New York’s legendary days and nights.
Visit the Website: www.paperfactoryhotel.com
“Diyabubula means “bubbling fountain” – there is a bubbling spring on the property. Diyabubula also symbolizes the power of the earth and the creativity bubbling up in this magical location.”
Diyabubula, the Barberyn Art & Jungle Hideaway, is a small luxury lodge, a boutique hotel consisting of five villas, located near the town of Dambulla, in central Sri Lanka. Renowned Sri Lankan artist Laki Senanayake designed the place as a hideaway to compliment his water garden. He chose 100 year old railway sleepers as basic building material. This wood, seasoned by sun and rain over a century, has been combined with sleek and beautiful timber sourced from all over Sri Lanka, and hand-crafted right at Diyabubula.
We share this beautiful oasis with Laki: he continues to live and work in his minimalist space.
Visit the Website: www.diyabubula.com
Olu Amoda is an internationally celebrated Nigerian sculptor, muralist, furniture designer, and multi-media artist whose iconic work using repurposed materials and metal expresses the very best of modern African sensibility. Amoda was born in Warri in the Niger Delta in 1959 to his father, a goldsmith, with whom there seems to be evidence of some subtle interdependence of a ‘flaming’ strength drawn from the sole element of consanguinity apparent in the art of both father and son.
He graduated in sculpture from Auchi Polytechnic in 1983, and was awarded a Masters of Fine Arts from Georgia Southern University in the United States in 2009. He has worked as an Artist-in-Residence in Villa Arson in Nice, France (2000), the Bag Factory in Johannesburg, South Africa (2003), at the Appalachian Statue University, in Boone, North Carolina (2006) and at the New York Design Museum (2010).
His work is housed in local and international collections including with the New Ark Museum in New Jersey, USA.. He has exhibited around the world, including at the Skoto Gallery and at the Museum of Art & Design in New York, at the Georgia Southern University in the United States, at the Didi Museum, Alliance Francaise, Goethe Institute & the Nimbus Art Centre in Nigeria, at the 6th Biennale de L’Art African Contemporain in Dakar, Senegal, at The World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO] Headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland, and with the current touring exhibition of “out of the ordinary” organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the United Kingdom. He is Founder and Chief Executive of Riverside Art and Design Studios in Yaba, Lagos, and has taught Sculpture and Drawing at the School of Art, Design and Printing at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos since 1987. Amoda has received numerous awards including the Delta State Honor For The Most Innovative Sculptor of The Year.
ART TWENTY ONE
Art Twenty One is a brand new space and platform dedicated to contemporary art in Lagos, Nigeria. Located at the Eko Hotel & Suites, the 600sqm space is intended to contribute to and to solidify the growing art scene in Lagos, as well as position this great city as a major force in the international art world.
The aim of the art space is to present and promote local and international contemporary art, as well as serve as a catalyst for contemporary art projects and for the interaction of local and international cultural players.
In particular, the art space will support local and regional contemporary artists, helping them grow and giving them the tools to position themselves in the local, regional, and international art sphere.
An unprecedented and unique set up in Lagos, the space is designed to make art accessible to a large and growing audience who will be able to engage with a rich and diverse range of contemporary art, cultural practice, and educational art programs.
Visit the Website: www.art21lagos.com
VISUAL is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art spaces situated in the heart of Carlow Town, with four world class gallery spaces and a 320-seat performance space.
We enrich, inspire and improve the everyday through art
An international hub for realising the value of contemporary arts practice
Our programming is informed by the following tenets:
Visit the Website: www.visualcarlow.ie
Studio3 is the brain child of avid art collector Vinita Mirchandani. An art initiative that aims to propagate both contemporary as well as upcoming talent, transcending various genre of art, on an international platform. Since its inception in the year 2002 it has established a nurturing relationship with artists and collectors alike.
Studio3 views itself as a catalyst that hopes to create a synergy between artists & art collectors constantly trying to find a fresh perspective on the vibrant art scene that India has to offer.
With a gallery collection that boasts of some of the most prestigious names, Studio3 is constantly scouring the country for tomorrow’s genius. Studio3 believes in supporting the cause of artists by not just merely hosting exhibitions for them but by monitoring their growth and giving them a direction to take their works to the next level. The gallery has been consistently supported and encouraged by the senior artists, for which it is immensely thankful.
Studio3 believes in safeguarding the interests of all art collectors and hence sources works directly from artists. All works are certified by artists themselves. By having a large presence internationally the gallery has a large following overseas and hopes to make contemporary Indian art a global phenomenon.
We hope to bring you the best of contemporary Indian art and look forward to your patronage and support.
Visit the Website: www.studio3india.com
The Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia is a private, non-profit NGO, an association of curators, artists and cultural theoreticians. It is dedicated to the study, understanding, promotion and practice of the visual arts of the late twentieth and early twenty first century, to the reestablishment and furthering of the dilogue between cultures and art scenes, to the search for an open art dialogue with everyone.
The history of ICA is rooted in the professional partnership between friends who after 1989 shared the vision to open up and develop the Bulgarian contemporary art scene.
The goals of ICA-Sofia are focused on the development of the contemporary art scene in Bulgaria in relation to the world at large - audience. Primary objective is the constant deepening and strehgthening of relations to the international art world - in a two directional and reciprocal manner by triggering and fascilitating a two-way flow of artists, curators and critics, projects, etc. to not only "take" your/our home out into the world, but also to bring "the world" back home.
The spectrum of ICA activities consists of international and local projects for shows, publications, conferences, seminars, short term educational activities, lecture series, etc.
Members of ICA-Sofia are: Iaroslava (Iara) Boubnova (curator), Luchezar Boyadjiev (artist), Mariela Gemisheva (fashion designer), Pravdoliub Ivanov (artist), Alexander Kiossev (cultural theoretician), Kiril Prashkov (artist), Kalin Serapionov (artist), Nedko Solakov (artist), Krassimir Terziev (artist), Stefan Nikolaev (artist), Ivan Moudov (artist).
Visit the Website: www.ica-sofia.org
Wrocław, the capital of the Lower Silesia, is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland. Located at the foot of the Sudeten mountains, at the Oder river, crossed with its numerous tributaries and channels, is an exceptional city of twelve islands and over one hundred bridges.
The walls of the city are a silent witness of its stormy history. The Ostrów Tumski resembles the times of the early Middle Ages –you will find there one of the most beautiful complexes of architecture in Europe, still in excellent state. Other monument from this period, the Wrocław town hall, is ranked among the most wonderful Gothic buildings in the Centre of Europe. Furthermore, in Wrocław you will see ones of the biggest baroque interiors which remained until our times. The Leopoldyńska Hall located in the eighteenth-century building of the University will then certainly catch your attention.
The history of Wroclaw is constantly broadened and enriched with prestigious scientific and cultural events. Besides, there is also the famous Polish hospitality and openness of this city. Thus, everyone, who arrives here , will certainly see and experience something interesting, no matter if he spends here just a few hours or a few days...
More about Wrocław on www.wroclaw.pl
DIOBANOBA (Croatia) - a series of portraits of people that for us represent the everyday life of Zagreb.
We see our paintings as our friends, and just as in real life, where we love and appreciate our friends with their special qualities, so with our paintings… in each of those paintings there are some small details that we particularly love, and that make them special and unique to us; they are individuals and we can have no favorites among them!
We have participated in several exhibitions, both group and solo, most of which were in Dubrovnik, but last year we also put on a solo exhibition at the Greta Gallery in Zagreb, where we presented a series of portraits of people that for us represent the everyday life of Zagreb.
We are preparing a brand new solo exhibition in Dubrovnik for early September, where we will introduce some small changes and surprises. We are also in the midst of filming a short movie, with the intention of showing the period of the Dubrovnik Republic in an original and fun way. It should premiere in the summer months, meaning that it should see the daylight rather than the darkness of the night !
Visit the Website: www.diobanaoba.com
It was in 1968 that the Temple Gallery first took a dozen people to see the great medieval architecture and icons of Russia. It was the era of Leonid Brezhnev and travel to the USSR then seemed a sombre prospect. But the image of Russia coming from politicians and the media at that time (and perhaps now) was not the whole picture.
We were not prepared for the warmth, intelligence and friendliness of good ordinary Russians. Certainly conditions for them were difficult, especially for the educated – the ‘intelligentsia’ – who were not part of the nomenklatura system. Most academics, museum staff and scholars were poorly paid but they developed a non-materialistic attitude in which flowered an intellectual and artistic culture that I have never found elsewhere. As a young man I was astonished and charmed to be with people for whom art, music, poetry and literature were life-sustaining nourishment rather than the commercialised ‘leisure industry’ that we know today. Russians seem to have a natural sensitivity to the basic humanity in all of us. It is what gives them the ability to laugh and cry at the same time, as one sees in Chekhov, and it gives them a wonderful sense of fun.
On that first trip forty-eight years ago on the Moscow-Leningrad train a Russian asked us if we were a theatre group, ‘you seem to be having too good a time to be just a tour group’. It was true, we were having fun. It was the beginning of both a love affair and a personal course of intellectual and philosophical enquiry that I have consistently followed over the years and now I am happier sharing the fruits I gathered not so much through dealing in art but by travelling with companions to look at it in situ.
My study of the great icons of Andrei Rublyov and the fifteenth century Moscow and Novgorod Schools led me to the discovery of a vast body of sacred and mystical knowledge that has remained partly hidden in the obscurities of fourth century theology and other ancient Gnostic literature. It is the key to the symbolism and spirituality expressed in Byzantine mosaics and icons, the forerunners of Russian sacred art, for we discover that Russian religious culture was wholly derived from Constantinople and Mount Athos. It is also the key to what was going on in Italy and elsewhere in Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and, in more hidden forms, in the Renaissance. I have written about all this in my Icons and the Mystical Origins of Christianity (out of print but available on Amazon.com) and in my doctoral thesis Pieter Bruegel and the Esoteric Tradition (not published but available at Templegallery.com).
Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China. He was trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy, and his work has since crossed multiple mediums within art, including drawing, installation, video and performance art. While living in Japan from 1986 to 1995, he explored the properties of gunpowder in his drawings, an inquiry that eventually led to his experimentation with explosives on a massive scale and to the development of his signature explosion events. Drawing upon Eastern philosophy and contemporary social issues as a conceptual basis, these projects and events aim to establish an exchange between viewers and the larger universe around them, utilizing a site-specific approach to culture and history.
Cai was awarded the Japan Cultural Design Prize in 1995 and the Golden Lion at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999. In the following years, he has received the 7th Hiroshima Art Prize (2007), the 20th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize (2009), and AICA’s first place for Best Project in a Public Space for Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms (2010). He also held the distinguished position as Director of Visual and Special Effects for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In 2012, Cai was honored as one of five Laureates for the prestigious Praemium Imperiale, an award that recognizes lifetime achievement in the arts in categories not covered by the Nobel Prize. Additionally, he was also among the five artists who received the first U.S. Department of State - Medal of Arts award for his outstanding commitment to international cultural exchange. He has recently been awarded the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Award in 2015, and the Bonnefanten Award for Contemporary Art (BACA) 2016.
Among his many solo exhibitions and projects include Cai Guo-Qiang on the Roof: Transparent Monument, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2006 and his retrospective I Want to Believe, which opened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in February 2008 before traveling to the National Art Museum of China in Beijing in August 2008 and then to the Guggenheim Bilbao in March 2009. In 2011, Cai appeared in the solo exhibition Saraab at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar, his first ever in a Middle Eastern country. In 2012, the artist appeared in three solo exhibitions: Sky Ladder (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles), Spring (Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China), and A Clan of Boats (Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark).
His first-ever solo exhibition in Brazil, Cai Guo-Qiang: Da Vincis do Povo, went on a three-city tour around the country in 2013. Traveling from Brasilia to São Paulo before reaching its final destination in Rio de Janeiro, it was the most visited exhibition by a living artist worldwide that year with over one million visitors. In October 2013, Cai created One Night Stand (Aventure d’un Soir), an explosion event for Nuit Blanche, a citywide art and culture festival organized by the city of Paris. In November 2013, his solo exhibition Falling Back to Earth opened at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Australia. In 2014, he created solo exhibitions The Ninth Wave at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai and Impromptu at Fundación Proa, in Buenos Aires. On January 24, 2015, he realized Life is a Milonga: Tango Fireworks for Argentina in the neighborhood of La Boca, and his solo exhibition There and Back Again opened on July 11, 2015 at the Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan.
On June 15, 2015, Cai realized his most recent explosion event Sky Ladder off of Huiyu Island, Quanzhou. In 2016, his most recent solo exhibition My Stories of Painting opened on September 29 at the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, in the Netherlands.
Cai was the curator of the first China Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. Since 2000, he has also converted unexpected spaces into small-scale exhibition venues for rural communities and small towns in different parts of the world. This Everything is Museum series includes: DMoCA (Dragon Museum of Contemporary Art , 2000) in Tsunan Mountain Park, Niigata Prefecture, Japan; UMoCA (Under Museum of Contemporary Art, 2001) in Colle di Val d’Elsa, Tuscany, Italy; BMoCA (Bunker Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004) on Kinmen Island, Taiwan; and SMoCA (Snake Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013) in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
He currently lives and works in New York.
Agnes Gund Collection, New York, USA
Annie Wong Art Foundation, Vancouver BC, Canada
Astrup Fernley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
City of New York, USA*
City of Iwaki, Japan*
City of Mito, Japan*
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA
Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Japan
Dentsu, Caretta Shiodome, Tokyo, Japan*
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany
Echigo-Tsumari Region, Niigata Prefecture, Japan*
Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, USA
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France
Fonds National d'art Contemporain and Musee art contemporain Lyon, France
Fukuoka Asia Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Glory Fine Arts Museum, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Graphische Sammlung Albertina Wien, Vienna, Austria
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Hearst Corporation, New York, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA
Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Issey Miyake Inc., Japan
Iwaki City Art Museum, Japan
The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
The Long Museum, Shanghai, China
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
M+ Museum of Visual Culture, Kowloon, Hong Kong
MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, MA, USA*
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Modern Museum Stockholm, Sweden
Mori Art Center, Tokyo, Japan*
Museo Navale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Naoshima, Japan*
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, Aachen, Germany
Power Long Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Power Station of Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Qatar Museum Authority, Doha, Qatar
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, USA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan
Shiseido Co., LTD., Tokyo, Japan
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany*
S.M.A.K.: Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu, Japan
Tate Collection, London, UK
Toki Messe Art Monument Project, Niigata Prefecture, Japan*
Zhejiang Art Museum, Zhejiang, China
* Public Art
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