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
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
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
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
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
Visit the Website: www.caiguoqiang.com
The Brick Lane Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery which exhibits an eclectic variety of contemporary art by British as well as international artists from all corners of the world.
Established in 2006, the gallery presents an integrated programme of exhibitions, including solo-shows as well as group exhibitions of emerging and established artists from all artistic backgrounds. We exhibit a broad variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, video and works on paper.
The Brick Lane galleries are located in two beautiful exhibition spaces in London's east end - a city at the forefront of the international art scene - and in close proximity to travel amenities including Liverpool Street Station and Aldgate East tube stations, a few steps away from the financial district.
We are dedicated to helping artists achieve success by offering a comprehensive and effective platform to showcase their work in the heart of London's vibrant and culturally popular district of Brick Lane. We offer a range of services to support artists who are looking to increase their exposure and wish to enrich their exhibition background and experience in the art world.
We are interested in hearing from artists who are looking for new avenues to promote their work and who wish to broaden and refine their artistic career. We are accepting submissions from artists from around the world and at all stages in their art career; all you need to do is submit a portfolio or images and we will review your practice.
Visit the Website: www.thebricklanegallery.com
Al Shaheed park, located on the periphery of Kuwait city, narrates the story of a land, its history and culture. The park consists of 200,000 m2 of greenery, featuring beautiful botanical gardens, two museums - Thekra & the Habitat, a visitor center, a lake, walkways and jogging tracks, making it the largest urban park in Kuwait.
Al Shaheed Park is a project developed by Al Diwan Al Amiri and managed by LOYAC (Lothan Youth Achievement Center). It is a precedent of its kind that Al Diwan Al Amiri - seen as one of the symbols of the State of Kuwait's sovereignty and in which serves as the headquarters and the permanent centre of the country's rulers takes initiation into reclaiming the former Green Belt - a series of gardens built between the old city of Kuwait and its expansion. This is further complimented with a strategic vision from Al Diwan al Amiri in handing over the management of the property to the Kuwaiti youth to help cultivate and nurture the arts, history and culture through a year long calendar of events.
Visit the Website: www.alshaheedpark.com
Esbjerg - the city by the sea - is the perfect place for large-scale and unique art.
Art is everywhere in Esbjerg - at the art museum, in the cityscape and down by the water's edge.
Ronald Moody – Tacet (1938)
Carl Abrahams – The Grand Finale of the Tea Party (1955)
Albert Huie _ Crop Time (1955)
Edna Manley – Negro Aroused (1935)
Barrington Watson – Conversation (1981)
Colin Garland – In the Beautiful Caribbean
I.M. Belisario – Water Jar Vendors, Sketches of Character
Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds – All Women Are Five Women
Judy Ann MacMillan – Self Portrait Wearing a Crown of Thorns (2016)
Marlon James – Blackout: Kingston 12, Jamaica (2013-2014)
Part of the Pushkinskaya 10 Arts Center, which has become the (un)official home of St. Petersburg's alternative arts scene, this ramshackle gallery is a must-see for anyone with an interest in the development of modern art in Russia. Housed in several rooms of this sprawling association of galleries, concert venues, and studios, the museum represents the most interesting aspects of independent art from the Soviet Union.
Much of the collection was donated personally by the artists, many of whom worked or still work with the Pushkinskaya collective. Official support from the State Russian Museum has helped to enlarge and formalize the collection, but it still provides a fascinating glimpse of the counter-culture in the post-war Soviet period.
Pushkinskaya 10 Arts Centre regular organizes tours in Russian and in other languages (English, German and French).
Location:10, Ulitsa Pushkinskaya (Entrance from 53, Ligovsky Prospekt)
Telephone:+7 (812) 764-5371
Open:Wednesday to Sunday, 3 pm to 7 pm.
Closed:Mondays and Tuesdays
India Art Festival, a leading modern and contemporary art fair is the only art fair in India that hosts two annual editions in two biggest metro-cities Mumbai and New Delhi every year in February and November respectively.
India Art Festival (IAF) brings together 50 art galleries and over 300 independent artists every year under one roof in separate pavilions housing 150 air-conditioned booths.
India Art Festival, an interactive platform features curated ‘Conversations’, a series of panel discussions offering expert perspectives on contemporary art and the economy, art collection, exhibitions, studio practices, art galleries there by presenting insights and prognostications drawn from rich experience of speakers.
After eight successful editions at Mumbai & New Delhi since 2011, India Art Festival positions itself as reliable and successful flagship art fair in India.
KT 2017 Exhibitions will see the participation of over 50 artists from more than 25 countries. The City: My Studio / The City: My Life includes over 48 artists creating new works, with a considerable percentage representing Nepal. The roster has been selected by curator Philippe Van Cauteren to represent an inclusive list of established and younger artists covering different media actively used by artists today.
International selections have been made on artists’ capacity to develop their work in Kathmandu within a limited timeframe prior to the exhibition, and also on their commitment to engage in capacity building for Nepal’s art scene.
Although not decisive, these two elements—through the dialogue and exchange between the Nepali art community and visiting artists—will contribute to the dynamicity of the exhibition. An important element in the selection of the artists is that they have the capacity to “transform almost nothing” into a valid artistic proposition.
The selected artists have the capacity to create and realize with almost nothing poetical (sometimes political) propositions that embrace their identity and the place they work in. Nepali selections were made through a semi-open call held in June, 2016. 60 Portfolios were presented by respective artists to the curator Van Cauteren in Kathmandu.
Many other artists will be represented through the Curated Showcases and through certain perspectives (Historical and Children-Specific) of The City: My Studio / The City: My Life.