Art & Culture 17 Mar 2019

tefaf 2019, overwhelms in every way (final blog 3)

 I finish my first TEFAF visit with some impressions of Tribal art and design. The Belgium gallery Didier Claes from Brussels’s has several interesting figurines and statues from African countries like Gongo and Gabon made from wood, metal, pigments, vegetal fibers, copper and brass. Kind of intimidating is a big mummy-like statute Vanuatu from the early 20th Century covered with attributes. The Tetela Mask from the 19th Century at stand 604 from Lucas Ratton is a rare beauty. The colored wood is covered with fur and feathers, and the motives and lines give the face a direct expression. Also impressing is the 250 cm high wooden Funeral Post Hempatong (stand 615). The Dayak people from Borneo, Indonesia probably used this 18th-19th Century statute. Moving on to the big embrace by NWC Force Arms. I wonder to who these big wooden arms, curved out of one piece in an over life size, belonged to. Was there more than these arms? What is the symbolism behind it? It was discovered in the Northwest Coast of British Colombia in the late 19th Century (Galerie Meyer- Oceanic & Eskimo Art, stand 605). There is also a great diversity on design at TEFAF. From a funny and stylish Bird Lamp (1952) by the French Roger Capron, to a sophisticated day sofa which seemed to be inspired by ancient Roman art to the famous Lounge chair from 1936 by Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), which is molded and cut from maple plywood with upholstery wool (Jackson Design AB, stand 617). Finally, I have a look at some ancient art from Asia and Iran. From big Buddha’s to a variety of attributes, such as little statues, tableware, trays, utensils and vases. Not to forget some of the antique music books and religious works, that have very detailed notched motives on the cover. In the press corridors I hear voices say that this is one of the best editions of the TEFAF history so far, with a steady high quality of art. So although, after thirty years, it is not too late to get introduced with this amazing art fair. Moreover, this might just be the right timing to discover all these pearls. More info: tefaf.com  TIP: This year TEFAF expands its program with side events in the vivid city center of Maastricht with TEFAF and the City. Read more about this in my other blogs and check tefafandthecity.com Text & photo's: Angelique van Os

Art & Culture 16 Mar 2019

tefaf and the city (blog 3 ronald kolk & tips )

I finish my museum day at the Museum aan het Vrijthof, at the vivid Vrijthof square. Till June 16th the museum shows a tribune to the craftsmanship of the Dutch houte couturier, Ronald Kolk (Amsterdam, 1960). The exhibition, the Girl, the Dress and the Pearl, shows his oeuvre with fifty selected dresses. Also, goldsmith, jewel designer and emailleur Margareth Stalman (Heerlen, 1959), shows a big collection of her work. Because of their mutial respect for each other’s work, they collaborated a number of times for the annual fashion shows that Kolk organized until 2018.The whole museum - ten rooms in total- is transformed into the rich, colorful and highly fashion world of the couturier. Every room has its own theme, and the visitor also gets a glance of Kolkman’s atelier and workshop and the different techniques he uses. His specific extravagant glitter and glamour dresses have been wore by artists and actresses such as Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Grace Jones, Dutch Prinses Laurentien and Liesbeth List. Kolk also designed costumes for the Trocadero Ballet in New York. This exhibition is also the closure of the ‘Kolk era’, because the designer has closed his Haute Couture salon in Amsterdam, and will focus on the support and inspering of young, new designers to adopt their love for craftsmanship. I going home with a lot of impressions. It was a divers day, and only a glance of the TEFAF and the City program. The following weeks there are more interesting concerts, theathre shows and exhibitions to come. Maastrichts also overwhelms with passion for art and great diversity. Looking forward to come back next year! Some other TIPS: (source TEFAF and the City) ·      Lumière Cinema Specials: the film house shows four films which are related to art. First there is Degas: Passion for Perfection; a documentary about the famous French painter and sculptor Edgar Degas. Followed by The Mill and the Cross. Lech Majewski translates Bruegel’s masterpiece The Procession To Calvary into cinema. Starring our own Dutch-American Rutger Hauer as Bruegel. Willem Dafoe shines in his wonderful role as Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate, by director Julian Schnabel. And finally, there is The Art Life of David Lynch (see also blog 2). See the website for more info. ·       Official TEFAF Club in the basement bar of the trendy Commons Restaurant in Student Hotel Maastricht. An event with live DJs, cocktails, good company and happy hour from 22:00 to 23:00! ·       The Sphinxpassage is a free, permanent exhibition that embodies the history of the Sphinx factories and the Eiffel building. Approximately 30,000 tiles arranged into 26 chapters recounts the history of both the ceramics industry in Maastricht and the Regout family. This impressive storytelling exhibition was created by using a mix of tableware, designs, old adverts, family portraits, and old transfer prints (a method of decorating enamels or ceramics). And it is very near to the TEFAF Club and Lumiere. ·       Classical music: Philharmonie Zuid-Nederland with Dmitry Liss leads Brahms, Friday March 22nd - Dmitry Liss knows the vigour and venom of romantic, Russian music through and through, nor does the music by Johannes Brahms hold any secrets for him. Liss knows how to combine the poetic idylls of his Second Symphony with ‘sombre contemplation’. He makes Brahms into an experience, ‘an endearing man of flesh and blood’. And Liss also brings along violinist Sergey Krylov. ·      Tune In- Best of Jazz – March 24th. This is a free series of Jazz & Classical Concerts by Conservatorium Maastricht in the Sint Janskerk. On this Sunday afternoon, some of the leading new jazz talents present their own projects. Experience a surprising afternoon with that many facets that jazz has. From beautiful vocals to energetic drums, from small and fragile to large orchestral. See the WEBSITE for more info about the mentioned tips and other program during TEFAF and the city.    Text & images: Angelique van Os ·       

Art & Culture 16 Mar 2019

tefaf and the city (blog 2- microsculpture) 

After having experienced the intense and dark world of David Lynch at the Bonnefantenmuseum (see blog 1), I am cycling to the Natural History Museum of Maastricht. It is pretty crowded on Saturday, especially because families with children can do several activities in the museum today. On the ground floor there is an intimate room, which show a dozen amazing blow-ups of insects. The exhibit is called Microsculpture, and can be visited until the 21rd of April. This is a ground-breaking project by the British photographer Levon Biss. He presents different insects species which reveal breathtaking beauty, powerful colors and the intricate structure of the tiny animals. The insects really come to live on the black backgrounds, and the prinst have a very high quality. Also the images are incredible detailed. You can see the seams and lines of the transparent wings of the deep dark green Orchid cuckoo bee. You almost want to touch the furry skin of the Silver longhorn Beetle. And how about the magnificent patterns of the Jewel longhorned Beetle; it is almost hypnotizing. Biss has worked on macrophotography for the past five years. But actually he is more famous for his work on sports, reportage and portraiture. For Microsculpture he collaborated with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The reactions of the visiting children are interesting; on the one hand they are curious and impressed, but insects like the Marion Island Moth, the Flying Saucer Trench Beetle and especially the Tortoise Beetle and the Treehopper are also a bit scary. “They look like aliens”, I hear some kids say. And that is true, but also shows the power of macrophotography. Read in Blog 3 about my last visit to The Girl, the dress and the pearl.  Text & images: Angelique van Os | note: of course the credits of the origional images are of Levon Biss

Art & Culture 16 Mar 2019

tefaf and the city (blog 1 - david lynch expo)

During the ten days of one of the world’s most famous art fair, TEFAF, the city of Maastricht is also extra hip and happening. From 14 to 24 March The city center seems to get the elegance artistic spirit and host special party’s, dinners, music, film and theatre shows, and of course several contemporary exhibitions. Journalist Angelique van Os had a glimpse of the extensive program of this TEFAF and the City and visited three museums in one day. Text & photo’s: Angelique van Os | Portrait by Josh Tellers & archive of the artist After one or two days roam at TEFAF, there is much more to explore in Maastricht. It is the first time that the city presents an extensive international program that is inspired by the fair. It is a collaboration of several forces, like the township of Maastricht, the Provence of Limburg to Maastricht Marketing and Chapeau Magazine.In addition to the MECC Congres which host big events like TEFAF, the city has many other interesting museums with permanent collections and contemporary exhibitions. I started my day with a visit to Some one is in my House (till 28/04) at the Bonnefantenmuseum. This exhibition shows the fascinated, bizarre dark world of cult director David Lynch (1946, Montana). The mysterious filmmaker of surrealist and disturbing movies like Lost Highway, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and the famous Twin Peak series, actually started his career as an artist. This exhibition is therefore focusing on his art. Over the past four decades he has created a rich oeuvre of paintings, drawings, photography, multi-media collages and installations. Hereby he is always trying to capture, process and translate the images inside his head. This exhibition shows his complete works for the first time outside the USA.Already in the first two rooms, the well-known underbelly, gut feeling comes alive looking at Lynch’s first important academic work, Six Men Getting Sick (1967). Lynch was a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and had a revelation in 1966. During this time he found out he wanted to create moving paintings. Six Men… is his first art-combined work of sculpture, installation and audio. Safe placeA red line within the exhibition seems to be the lack of a safe environment, a careful home. In his work, houses have formed a leitmotif for Lynch. Although the filmmaker and artist had a happy childhood and warm memories of it, he experienced several aggressive and violent experiences during his studies in Philadelphia. This is where his work got his dark character. His house in Philly was everything but a safe place; children were shot outside his front door, stones were throne through his windows and burglars were sneaking around. Still, Lynch calls the city his greatest inspiration: “This place had a great mood – factories, smoke, railroads, diners, the strangest characters and the darkest nights (….)”, Lynch explains in the liner notes of the exhibition. DarkThe works of Lynch are everything but beautiful. They are not intent to be. Like his films, the paintings are ominous and dark, full of cryptically notes, using strange materials. Lynch says: “I like to be able to get dirty. I would like to roll in the mud. I like flesh, earth, fire, and smoke. I like organic phenomenon. I would like to bite my paintings. I like meat. I like ointment. I like grease. I like childlike things. I like crude, bad painting in a sophisticated way.” This is exactly how his art looks like. Sometimes even hard aggressive in your face, like the works in room 8, where the atmosphere of violent is dominated in grotesque works like Change the Fucking Channel Fuckface and the man who was shot 0.9502. Violent comedyAnd sometimes one can also find violent comedy in the work; like his latest works from 2009-2010 (room 13) which consist aggressive doll-like figures on large sheets of brown cardboard, mixed with bright lights, real clothing (underpants) in three dimensional elements. Absurdism of David Lync’s view of the world takes over, and it is clear that his movies are not separate from his work. Finally, I walk into the famous setting of the Twin Peaks curtain room. Where everything starts, ends and vanishes. Hearing the famous music score, I can almost see ‘bad evil’ Bob, and feel the spirit of Laura Palmer. I am fully awake after this intense exhibition, ready to explore the world of big and colorful insects of photographer Levon Biss. Read more about the other exhibitions in Blog 2TIP: Lumière Cinema has special film screenings of the films of David Lynch, titled A Retrospective. This include all his classics, and the fascinating documentary David Lynch: The Art Life, about his intimate journey through the formative years of his life. Check the webiste for the dates and time schedules.  

Art & Culture 16 Mar 2019

tefaf 2019, overwhelms in every way (blog 2)

It is not only the variety of the art at TEFAF, what impresses; also the different stands are creating their own different and contrasting vibes. From modern marble objects presented in hard white light and ditto background, and dark mystic antique Asian and African figurines to colorful Classic settings which creates a museum-like atmosphere. Also in terms of food, everything has been thought of. There are several exclusive bars -from sushi to oysters- and during the day many culinary bites and snacks are offered. SoldierI am headed to some modern sections. A masterpiece is Poträt Hugo (Hugo Biallowons) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938; Galerie Henze & Ketter, stand 444). This striking oil on canvas from 1914 shows Hugo as a soldier. It is part of an intense series of paintings, images and litho’s, which show’s Hugo (who was a friend of Kirchner) during the First World War trenches. 3-dAlso interesting is the outstanding work of Barry X Ball (Fergus McCaffrey, stand 440), which catches my eye. The Sleeping Hemaphtodite (2008-2017) is inspired by the original Greek Thassos marble that is part of the Louvre. The artist used translucent pink Iranian onyx and created this work with the help of an out 3-d printer. Also his Purity bust is intriguing. The moving high-definition color video on plasma display titled Ancestors (2012) by Bill Viola, keeps pulling attention. Simply, because it keeps changing all the time, while the background stays the same.  At the same stand of the Tina Kim Gallery, there is another simple but fine work, which keeps changing: Mirror Gold (2018) by Anish Kapoor.I am continuing to Ben Brown Fine Arts, looking to a big colorful digital C-print, representing the Prado Museum by Vik Muniz. This is probably the most recent work, because it is produced this year.Going back in time again, the David Levy & Associës gallery shows a fine Asian inspired painting of Louis Anquetin (1881-1932) called Torse de Jeune fille, Juliette Vary (ca.1890). And just a bit further, the colorful motives of Robert Delaunay’s Les fenêtres sur la ville, première partie, deuxième motif 1912, is pulling me to the stand after I have finish my lunch at the salad & sandwich bar.Prints Upstairs, at the first floor, there are also several beautiful papers and prints. A good example is The Staircase at 54, rue de Seine, Paris. This is a pastel and gouache on board by Sam Szafran. In the same stand of Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, there is also a small showcase of some beautiful art nouveau and jugend still affiches from magazines like Vogue and Hazar’s Bazar. Finishing some of my modern impressions, I look at Andy Warhol’s Karen Kain, which is a screen print in colors with diamond dust, 1980. But the nice thing is that this print is next to several ancient and rare books from all different themes. That is also the nice thing about TEFAF, the galleries show their own little art worlds with sometimes different time frames, from old to modern.Read more about TEFAF at my final third Blog, Tribal and design. Angelique van Os  

Art & Culture 16 Mar 2019

tefaf 2019, overwhelms in every way (blog 1)

There is the first time for everything. Even for a visit at the widely regarded world’s pre-eminent of fine art, antiques and design: TEFAF Maastricht. Established in 1988, the art event has a rich history and the critical standards of the art are getting higher every year. And for this edition the 279 exhibiting dealers include 40 new galleries, as several new discoveries and unpublished work.  Text & pictures: Angelique van Os I have just passed the entrance and face several ten meter high objects of lush and colorful flowers. In the middle of the space, visitor, mostly looking extravagant and exuberant, can relax on design chairs and sofas, drinking tea and coffee. Doing business and catching up with acquaintances. It is pretty crowded for a preview day. Whereas on the side, the art galleries stands look sophisticated, perfectly highlighted and presenting their masterpieces. Every time it feels like entering a tiny museum. It is obvious: this is where the international art community and where world’s top art dealers and experts comes together.   TEFAF runs three Fairs internationally - TEFAF Maastricht, which covers 7,000 years of art history; TEFAF New York Spring, focused on modern and contemporary art & design; and TEFAF New York Fall, covering fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920. Also TEFAF represents different aspects of art movements from ancient paintings, antiques, La Haute Joailerie, Tribal, Modern, Design and work on paper. Some new names within the section Modern are Gallery Gmurzynska (USA), Simon Lee Gallery (UK), Pace Gallery (USA), Almine Rech (Belgium) and Sprüth Magers (UK).  Because I am a fan of ancient paintings and art that is where start. One of the first paintings which gets my attention is already a highlight: Femme nue couchée by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). The fine oil on canvas is presented by the New York gallery Dickinson (stand 402). Also a scene of women bathing in a Morrocan hamman – Les Baigneuses Du Harem, 1901- by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), shows beautiful colors and details. But there is no time to waste. I am a bit dazzled by tremendous offers of the fair. Some exhibitors have utilized every piece of the wall, creating a collage of paintings varying from landscapes, portraits, folk sceneries and still lives. Chasing treasuresAlso everywhere I look, there are religious scenes varying from the fourteenth till the nineteenth Century. A very ancient and special piece is a small panel on gold of The Virgin and Child by Paolo Veneziano (1200-Venice-1362, in the collection of Haboldt & Co). The expensive work is already sold. And that is no exception. Although the fair just started on Thursday the 14th, and will continue till March 24th, art collectors are chasing these treasures. So who is interesting to buy something in particular or special, has a lot of competition and cannot wait too long. That also counts for the amazing Two boys with a bladder by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), presented by Lowell Libson & Johnny Yarker LTD. The use of candlelight, surrounded by the dark background lifts the portrait of the boys.A newly discovered painting is Susanna and the Elders (1548) by the Flemish Renaissance Trailblazer Frans Floris de Vriendt (1519/20-1570). This large and early work is unveiled by Carlo Orsi-Trinity Fine Art. The painter was more renowned in his day than Bruegel the Elder. The work shows a careful study of Roman antiques and influences from painters like Raphael. According to the TEFAF curators, the artist displays sensitivity to the handling of flesh, which was exceptional in the Netherlandish art at the time.  TemperaThe Spanish gallery Caylus shows some beautiful panels on wood, like Thomàs Giner’s Saint Martin dividing his Cloak with a bagger (ca. 1460). The clay technique that is used is called Tempera. Because of this, the very detailed relief splashes of the cloth. This technique is only possible to use on wood, because canvas is not strong enough for the clay. Also interesting is a modern photographic transfer on high-fired ceramic by Robert Rauschenberg, called Gilt (1983).        Although there is so much more to see, I have to move on to see other parts of the fair. Read more about my report in the next blog.  TIP: Some highlights that you must not miss:·      Dans le pre en automne a Eragny by Camile Pissarro (1830-1903). Gallery Richard Green, stand 302·      Portrait of a young Lady holding a cat by Antonio d’Ubertino Verdi (Bacchiacca, 1499-1572). Gallery Nicholas Hall, stand 342·      Still life of an illuminated manuscript. Unknown painter. Gallery Salomon Lilian, stand 309see also: tefaf.com EXTRA TIP: This year TEFAF expands its program with side events in the vivid city centre of Maastricht with TEFAF and the City. Read more about this in up-coming blogs.   

Art & Culture 15 Mar 2019

tefaf maastricht weekend

Sometimes Pure Creatives works with guest writers. This weekend our Dutch collegue Angelique van Os (Pureoff theroad.com, Jazzism) is reporting from the divers and impressing international art fair TEFAF Maastricht, which just opened yesterday and continues till March 24th. Let’s see if she is able to spot some of the collectors highlights (see pics), and discover some interesting side events of TEFAFandthecity.com like #DavidLynch expo Someone is in my House. 

Art & Culture 18 Dec 2018

artist klimkouski kicked out of miami art show

Artist Yaraslav Klimkouski was kicked out of the Miami Art show Spectrum. On Dec. 5th, 2018, Key West based Artist Yaraslave Klimkouski was removed from the art show Spectrum in MIami during the Art Basel Miami week. Miljonet was there to see Klimkouski do his "live perforance" on his booth at Spectrum, when the situation was getting out of hand. Klimkousky was in full trance when he was painting and the spectators could see him work and putting all his passion and anger into the creative process. Paint was flying around his booth reaching the spectators and unfortunately also ruining a $1000,00 Gucci dress and it was also on the floor, walls and on the art of the surrounding galleries. The crowd went wild and was bidding on his work until the organisation asked the artist to stop because of the damage and complaints from the other galleries. Klimkouski got so angry and decided to throw paint to everyone that was around him, including the surounding gallery booths. When he decided to also paint the floor, it became too much for the organisaion and Klimkouski was arrested and removed from the exhibtion. The rest of the art week the booth of Klimkouski remained closed. His 3 years of preperation for this show was ruined in only one hour; However the artists (aka "the artist that was kicked out of Spectrum") reputation went sky high. He was the talk of the town and it definitely increased the value of his work. He was the most talked about artist in Miami. Miljonet is currently in touch with the artist in order to get a piece of artwork of the exhibition to offer for sale on Miljonet. About the Artist: In December 2012 he had his first exhibition at the artistic district of 5th Av. New York City The Artist: "Now I'm just trying to be myself and When I paint, I try to project myself onto the canvas – nothing fake, just the trut"h. "I try to project my life, my emotions, my mind, creating a subjective but true vision of reality and feelings." "My paintings are studies in contrasts. They take the form of “arguments” – struggles between my spiritual side and what I call the “side of true existence.” I never try to ignore the darker side of my unconscious mind – I am unafraid to face, express and challenge my own imperfections, weaknesses and moral destitution in my art, with the aim of better understanding myself and society"

Art & Culture 27 Nov 2018

we are the children - directors cut.

Directors cut of We Are The Children which combined solidarity of cultural differences and music between the Children of the Apulia region, Italy and X2 orphanages in Kenya which we visited and included donations of over 120kg.In this trailer it tells the story of Walter of which if it hadn’t have been for Dream Children’s Home, he would not be alive today. It also includes the charity WEEP “Women Equality Empowerment Project” which helps ladies with HIV encourage them back into society, teaching them crafts, jewellery making and so much more. Thank you for your visit.

Art & Culture 14 Nov 2018

rene magritte set a record for his work

Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte set a record for his work at a Sotheby's auction in New York. New York: A painting by Rene Magritte sold for $26.8 million Monday at a Sotheby's auction in New York, setting a record for a work by the Belgian surrealist.The painting entitled "Le principe du plaisir" topped the price fetched by "La corde sensible", which was sold in February 2017 in London for $17.9 million.Sotheby's had estimated the painting sold Monday as being worth 15 to 20 million dollars. It said seven collectors -- an unusually high number -- bid for it.Other paintings on offer on the second night of the autumn art auctions in New York also surpassed their estimated value."Improvisation on Mahogany" by Russian-born Wassily Kandinsky, fetched $24.2 million, compared to its pre-sale estimate of 15-20 million dollars.A painting that was supposed to be one of the main attractions of the auction failed to lure a buyer.It was Marsden Hartley's "Pre-War Pageant", considered to be one of the first totally abstract works in the history of American art.It was estimated at $30 million, nearly five times the record for that US painter.On Sunday, the Vincent Van Gogh Painting "Coin de jardin avec papillons", estimated at $40 million, went begging at a Christie's auction of Impressionist and Modern art. 

Art & Culture 29 Oct 2018

audemars piguet will present albedo

AUDEMARS PIGUET WILL PRESENT ALBEDO— A NEW ARTWORK BY TOMÁS SARACENO FOR AEROCENE—AT ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 19 October 2018: Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce a new artwork imagined by Berlin-based artist Tomás Saraceno for Aerocene. His sustainable, site-specific installation Albedo will be unveiled at Art Basel in Miami Beach on the oceanfront sandlot across from Collins Park, on December 5–9, 2018.  Albedo is a large-scale temporal pavilion developed by Saraceno, comprised of approximately 40 reflective, out-turned umbrellas. Together, the parabolic structures create a large hemispherical sundial on the Miami Beach oceanfront. Seen from above, these experimental structures form an impressive geometric constellation, transforming the usual shielding purpose of umbrellas into a community act to protect the thermodynamic balance of the Earth. The solar energy harnessed is used to lift Aerocene’s iconic aerosolar sculpture, the Aerocene Explorer, into the air. These floating sculptures imagine a new aerial infrastructure that demonstrates the possibilities of an ethical, fossil-fuel-free movement in the atmosphere, while challenging and redefining a global right to mobility.  Saraceno’s Albedo resonates strongly with Audemars Piguet’s long-term commitment to environmental sustainability. Albedo stems from Saraceno’s long-standing vision of Aerocene, an interdisciplinary artistic and scientific endeavour visualising ethical collaborations with the environment, embodying newly developed aerosolar technology devised by the multidisciplinary collaborators and scientists of the Aerocene community, supported by the Aerocene Foundation. Since 1992, the Audemars Piguet Foundation has been dedicated to the cause of worldwide forest conservation through environmental protection and youth awareness-raising programmes organised with local communities. In this way, the driving concerns of Saraceno’s aerosolar investigations resonate with the aims of the Audemars Piguet.  Foundation, as Tomás Saraceno shared: “Our mutual interest in preserving our planet for future generations makes our collaboration in Miami Beach all the more meaningful.”  Albedo by Tomás Saraceno for Aerocene is separate from Audemars Piguet’s Art Commissions (the most recent edition of which was presented earlier this year at Art Basel in Switzerland). However, Albedo bears a strong kinship with other artistic projects raising ecological awareness commissioned by Audemars Piguet and presented at Art Basel Miami Beach, including the 2017 Audemars Piguet Art Commission Slow-Moving Luminaries by Lars Jan, and Theo Jansen’s 2014 Strandbeests, an artistic project in collaboration with the Peabody Essex Museum. Similar to Albedo, these installations investigated fundamental questions about our shared social and ecological future in the form of interactive, experiential, participatory installations marked by a high degree of technological complexity and precision. The Miami Beach oceanfront is, therefore, an inspirational venue to share Albedo with an international public to probe issues of urgent historic and cosmic relevance, and move towards a new Epoch of post-extractivism, the Aerocene.  Albedo is highly interactive and has been developed with specific sustainable functions. Visitors are invited to participate in this immersive artwork that hosts performative experiments in tune with Miami Beach’s usually sunny December weather, including community solar cooking—a first within an Aerocene project, which represents a new visionary method of communicating the intrinsic multifunctionality of solar energy. Aerocene Explorer backpacks will also be available for visitors to fly on Miami Beach. A series of talks presented by Saraceno, the Aerocene community, and Audemars Piguet will be hosted throughout the week. Additional details on all programming is forthcoming.  As Olivier Audemars, Vice President of the Board of Directors, commented: “When the opportunity to support Tomás in creating a new artwork presented itself, we knew we had to bring his vision to life. Tomás is a master craftsman and similar to how we view ourselves at Audemars Piguet. A term like ‘artist’ doesn’t necessarily encapsulate the complexity of his work or vision. He is also a scientist, master connector and champion of the environment. The artwork in Miami Beach this December will take the art projects Audemars Piguet has directly championed to a new height.”  In parallel with the presentation of Albedo in Miami Beach, a major solo exhibition of Saraceno’s work, ON AIR, is taking place at the Palais de Tokyo (Oct 17, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019), and focuses his ongoing innovative research on the environment and cosmos. The exhibition includes a prototype for Albedo as well as detailing on the work of the Aerocene Foundation within the installation.

Art & Culture 06 Aug 2018

blockchain in the art world: the pros and cons

Blockchain in the art world: the pros and consThe technology could improve efficiency and transparency but it poses questions about the future of dealers and auction housesFor Sylvie Gleises, head of marketing at insurer Axa Art, the problem is all too familiar. A fire sweeps through the home of an art collector, reducing their treasured hoard to ashes. But they find that not only have the much-loved artworks gone up in flames, so have their documents of ownership, tucked away in a drawer in the same home. Proving the collector’s ownership rights now becomes considerably harder. But what if the history and proof of their purchases, the provenance of works in their collection and all related legal and insurance documents were held on a permanent, trusted database to which the collector and trusted advisers could gain access via a secure key? “If you have all the certificates and no questions about provenance and authenticity, then it’s easy for us to settle the claim,” says Gleises. This is one example of the potential benefits of the distributed ledger technology — otherwise known as blockchain — currently animating a wave of entrepreneurship in finance, healthcare, manufacturing and the art world. Used since 2009 to underpin the cryptocurrency bitcoin, blockchain allows a transaction to be permanently recorded on a database shared between computers, without relying on a third party to authenticate or process it. Immutability and security are written in to blockchain; when no single authority is in charge of the ledger, no one may remove entries or fiddle with them. It could bring efficiency and transparency to the buying and selling of art, currently a fragmented and opaque marketplace. But it also poses some searching questions about the future of the dealers and auction houses accustomed to carving off a profit: the market’s traditional middlemen. Christie’s, the venerable 252-year-old auction house, is one of the last institutions one might expect to embrace the potential of this disruptive technology. But last week it brought together technologists, art experts, entrepreneurs, financiers and lawyers at its London showrooms to discuss how blockchain could redefine processes and relationships in the art market. Anne Bracegirdle, a specialist in Christie’s photographs department, said blockchain had a “potentially revolutionary impact on our business” in its ability to host all data about an object or artwork, from catalogue details, sale prices and provenance, linked to invoices and certificates of authenticity. In her view, it reduces the room for human error, boosts trust and therefore could tip hesitant buyers and sellers over the line. “Property titles and full provenance are often missing, and that information can make or break a sale.” Digital artists are particularly captivated by the possibilities of blockchain. The market for art created to exist on a screen has suffered from the ease with which it can be replicated. But blockchain allows artists to create digital editions of their work — just as photographers create a limited number of prints — and ensure that ownership can be tracked and verified. Smart contracts — an innovation of the Ethereum blockchain on which nearly all art-related blockchain activity is taking place — also allow them to make more money out of their work, even perhaps selling portions of their work on blockchain, bringing fractional ownership to the art market. Digital art, however, is where incumbent companies appear especially vulnerable, since the role of the dealer or auction house in authenticating art, judging value based on previous prices, researching provenance and bringing together buyers and sellers could become redundant when all that information is held on a blockchain. J ohn Zettler, president of Rare Art Labs, a digital gallery for artists, says: “A simple coding script could ask where this artist has already sold and where this particular piece has sold in the past. There would be no concern about the authenticity of the piece — and no real need for a physical location where buyers and sellers gather.” One of the pioneers of blockchain-based digital art is Matt Hall, co-creator of “cryptopunks”, a series of 10,000 unique digital artworks in the shape of pixelated heads that he and his business partner released on Ethereum last year. They no longer control the art; it has taken on a life of its own, with rare cryptopunks changing hands for the equivalent of thousands of dollars.While he sees the experiment as an unexpected success, Hall says it raises “tricky questions” about people’s willingness to buy art that only exists online. Debate also rages about the technical question of where the digital art should reside. Since keeping work on the blockchain itself is expensive, it is typically used to host a proof of ownership and a link to the work itself on a separate third-party site. Purists say that offends the principle of independence that is the point of the technology; it also leaves owners vulnerable to the possibility the third-party company could go out of business, putting their art out of reach or even destroying it. Few deny that dealing with blockchain is currently tedious: users have to go through the process of acquiring a “digital wallet” and negotiate a barrage of technical jargon. For art entrepreneurs wishing to launch services on Ethereum, the price of engaging with the network to set up or make changes to data — known as the “gas price” — is also painfully volatile. “There are so many rough edges. You can’t plan for success by buying a bigger server. You don’t control the servers and you can’t call the helpdesk,” Hall says. Others worry that data held on blockchain will fall foul of the European general data protection regulation (GDPR) that came into force in May and has required monumentally complex and expensive preparations on the part of big corporations. Richard Entrup, Christie’s global chief information officer, says doubts over blockchain’s compliance with GDPR were an “aha moment” for him. “It immediately takes it off the table for a number of applications,” he says. Christie’s is nonetheless exploring the technology’s potential, with hints of an as-yet-undisclosed blockchain initiative coming soon. For some, the lack of a central authority overseeing the Ethereum blockchain is both its central appeal and its Achilles heel, since it leaves unanswered questions about what happens in the event of disputes. This is particularly acute where the blockchain is linked to artworks in the physical world. When that fire rips through the luxury apartment, who is in charge of telling the blockchain that the items in question are gone? “If a trusted party is required to do that, then how decentralised is the system really, and how different is it from doing it the old-fashioned way?” asks Hall. The need for expertise in navigating these dangerous shoals means, for the time being at least, that dealers and auction houses are likely to have a role to play. Gleises also believes they have other reasons to keep a tight grip on the market. “There are plenty of intermediaries who don’t have any interest in change. It’s a very small market, and very profitable for some. Who is going to be willing to let go of some of the margin for the market to grow?” By James Pickford FT 

Art & Culture 04 May 2018

bespoke luxury glass by ef art stained glass & des

Stained glass is an element of decor or exterior of the building, which consists of many pieces of art glass and is designed to fill the openings or bulk forms, taking into account the transmission or reflection of light. In Studio EF ART Stained glass & Design we putting all those pieces of glass in an ultimate luxury story of the glass and art. Modern designers are happy to use stained glass designs and bright color compositions. Stained glass windows, doors, and wall panels decorate closets and hallways, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and staircase designs today.Also, stained glass compositions adorn modern ceiling designs and add gorgeous colors to decorative room dividers and partition walls. Combining pieces of glass of different colors can dramatically change the space perception, harmonize home decorating and add elegance to any interior design style. The flow of light through the material is, of course, crucial to the breathtaking effect of colored glass. The beauty of glass is in truth the beauty of light. Light is a medium that, like music, finds its way directly to the soul. We all are familiar with the magical qualities of the medieval stained glass, but the modern and contemporary glass are equally successful in provoking wonder, capable of surprising but in a completely novel language, which is more in tune with our times.   Pencils and watercolors: Weeks, months go into the making of a new stained glass window. However, it all starts with a great idea, a pencil and watercolor drawings in the design atelier. The main purpose and philosophy are to inspire customers with a finished project that goes beyond the expectation, producing unique and individual design results.  Shiny shades and hues: Various types of glass are carefully examined and hand-picked to best translate the beauty of the design into a unique hand-crafted project. Elena Sigmund is an artist and designer from Russia currently based in Europe/Slovenia. She is the art director of the EF ART Stained Glass & Design which is specialized in the stained glass window and interior made to order. By looking at her work we get the impression that the picture form glass starts to be alive and colorful light vibrates we sailed into a divine fairy tale.  www.ef-art.net 

Art & Culture 05 Mar 2018

gems of historic photography in tours

Gems of historic photography in Tours (France)Always keen to discover hidden cultural hotspots we visited the city of Tours, in the middle of France, a few times because of the extraordinary photo exhibitions presented in the Château de Tours, the old castle of the city. Since 2010 the local government and the Jeu de Paume National Gallery are collaborating on exhibitions devoted to historic photography. Exquisitely presented shows with the work of Andre Kértész, Vivian Maier, Robert Capa, Sabine Weisz, and Willy Ronis, just to name a few, have attracted the photo connoisseurs to visit the university city along the river Loire.At the moment the French photographer Lucien Hervé (1910 - 2007) is honored with an exhibition under the title ‘Geometry of Light’ in the castle’s rooms, proving he was really a magician playing with shadow and light. This exhibition at the Château de Tours pays tribute to this photographer for architects, most famous for his work for Le Corbusier, by juxtaposing, as he did, the universal and the timeless, the ancient and the modern, the abstract and the human.“My conception of photography is, on the surface, very straightforward: it seeks traces of humanity everywhere. Which may seem strange to people who go to my exhibitions. Indeed, almost all my photos avoid including any human presence in the buildings. However, I try to express that presence through the work accomplished by man”, wrote Hervé in a letter in 1964. And it is true, although the abstract forms of architecture are dominating the first impression when looking ar his photos, the human presence is always near. That is one of the fascinating aspects of Hervé’s work.Two exhibitions a year at the Château de Tours are only a small part of the activities of Jeu de Paume, the organization that presents lens-based art from the 20th and 21st century in Paris. Lovers of historic photography must mark a date between 16 October and 27 January 2019 in their agendas because then a large retrospective of Dorothea Lange, photographer of iconic images of the Great depression, will be on Display at Concorde in Paris.Visitors of Tours and surroundings can visit the Geometry of Light exhibition till 27 May, 2018. The Château de Tours is open Tuesday till Sunday from 2 PM till 6 PM.

Art & Culture 06 Feb 2018

a white man serving a black star

It is February 1953. Germany, Seven and a half years after WWII. In the lobby of the Atlantic Hotel in Hamburg Norman Granz, promoter of the successful Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts, is meeting with his stars of the sold out Hamburg Jazz at the Philharmonic evening at the Ernst Merck Halle. For the first time Ella Fitzgerald is performing in Europe, together with ‘the white Charly Parker’ Flip Philips, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson, drummer Gene Krupa and Ray Brown on bass.Young female photographer Susanne Schapowalow, who made this photo, started taking pictures at jazz concerts after she was introduced to the jazz scene by musician and jazz radio show host Olaf Hudtwalker in 1948. She fell for the music and she fell for the musicians. As a professional photographer for German magazines, shooting cover photos portraying famous politicians, scientists and artists, she knew how to work with stars. But Susanne Schapowalow felt that something new was afoot and wanted to hear the new jazz music and be as close as possible to the musicians. With her Dior-like look she couldn’t be overlooked by the black musicians that visited Germany after the war thus making it possible for her to become friends with some of them and enter the dressing rooms and hotel rooms. Ulla Fröhling describes Susanne’s entrance into the world of jazz breathtakingly in her foreword in the book Sophotocated Lady.So, in February 1953, Duke Ellington, Eartha Kitt, Louis Armstrong, to name a few, all knew Susanne Schapowalow. They were used to the sophisticated female German photographer. Probably Susanne Schapowalow wasn’t aware of the fact that this photo she took in the lobby of the Atlantic Hotel was very special. She just made a portrait of the promoter and his artists. And she made it for personal use only - never were her jazz photographs published until 2009. Now we can conclude that the fact that Ella Fitzgerald, being a black female coming from a 100% segregated USA, is served here by a white waiter makes this a historical shot. That puts an extra quality to this already special portrait.5 prints of the limited edition of 10 were sold in Germany after Susanne Schapowalow's grandson Felix discovered the secret music archives of his grandmother in 2009 and organized a show in Berlin. One of these prints can be seen in the Ellington Hotel in Berlin that bought 110 different prints when they came to the market. We sold the signed 6/10 to a collector in Southern France. Maybe 7/10 is still available in Germany with Susanne Schapowalow's daughter. We think the numbers 8 to 10 have never been printed. For collectors interested we can check with the family...

Art & Culture 04 Jan 2018

gg/2018 kicking in grand time!

GG/2018 KICKING IN GRAND TIME!Again & Again From us All At GALVANO GROUP A HapPY 2018 with Joy, Sparkles & Prosperity! GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→A mountain  of services around the World!Here are some upcoming Events & Experiences  for u to look at as The New Year Begins In NYC & The USA! Contact, Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ January 7th 2018: Golden Globe Awards (Los Angeles)-Private Screening Parties-Celebrity Gifting Lounges-Network After PartiesJanuary 18th – 28th: Sundance Film Festival (Park City, Utah) -Premieres & Screenings-Private Mansion Premiere After Parties-Celebrity Gifting Lounges & Suites-Access to Sold Out Four & Five-Star HotelsJanuary 28th: 60th Annual Grammy Awards (NYC)-Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Dinner & Party-Awards Ceremony & Official After Party-Red Carpet -Record Labels After PartiesFebruary 4th 2018: Super Bowl 2018 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)-Tickets to the Big Game (All Seating Categories Available) -On Field Access (Halftime & Post-Game) -Player Meet & Greet -Private Party Access (Rolling Stone, Playboy, Direct TV & More) -Access to Sold Out Four & Five-Star HotelsFebruary 8th-16th 2018: New York Fashion Week (NYC)-Access to Designer Runway Shows-Backstage Tours & Designer Meet & Greets-Private Shopping at Designer Stores -Private Event & After Party Access&…. VIP Broadway Experiences (Premium Tickets, Backstage Tour, Cast Meet & Greet)HamiltonHello DollyDear Evan HansenAladdinLion KingWickedKinky BootsMany More..&....LIVE Talk Shows Available (VIP Producer Seating & VIP Entry)Saturday Night Live (NYC)Jimmy Fallon Live (NYC)The Voice (Los Angeles)John Oliver (NYC)Jimmy Kimmel (Los Angeles)James Corden (Los Angeles)Ellen Live (Los Angeles)Graham Norton (London)

Art & Culture 21 Dec 2017

7 ème art

7 ème Art7ème Art est une conciergerie dédié au 7 ème Arts .artistes, les agents d’artistes, les tourneurs, les producteurs, les magazines, les mannequins, les réalisateurs, les stylistes, les maquilleurs, les sportifs, les coiffeurs, les peintres, l’ ingénieur son, l’ingénieur des lumières, les musiciens, les comédiens, les chanteurs…pour vous tous c’est un gain de temps, une facilité, ouvert 24h/24h 7j/7 avec une possibilité d’avoir son concierge sur place.7 ème Artc’est la première personne à contacter si vous avez besoin, d’une caméra, d’un micro, d’une location de studio, une organisation de tournée ou de concert , d’un Taxi, une location de Van pour concert ou d’un Bus tour, une location de voiture, réservation de billet d’avion, l’organisation des transferts, repas sur place ou en livraison, de la presse, d’un massage avant concert, d’une assistance médicale rapide, bref votre société de conciergerie privée est là.Nous avons fait le choix de nous consacrer uniquement à l’artistique, nous travaillons des ingénieurs, des photographes, des maquilleurs, des réalisateurs, des producteurs, des tourneurs.7 ème Art est la conciergerie Artistique pour vous servir pour améliorer votre quotidien .Cette année, sur la Côte d'Azur et Monaco, C5's a créé pour vous "LE REVEILLON " .Sparkling gift for a christmas surpriseSparkling gift on a festive bokeh background for a christmas surpriseC5's vous présente des réveillons de rêves. Selon vos désirs, le lieux, le nombre de vos invités, nous sommes là pour vous conseiller et vous présenter l'unique expérience.Villas privées, Hôtels 5 étoiles ou palaces, n'hésitez pas, contactez nousCette année, sur la Côte d'Azur et Monaco, C5's a créé pour vous "LE REVEILLON " .LE REVEILLON DE NOËLCHARTER DE RÊVE: 4 nuits / 5 jours à bord d'un somptueux yacht de 60 mètres au large de Monaco. Diner de réveillon présenté par son Chef. "TARIF EXCEPTIONNEL" !!!Pour des raisons de confidentialité et de sécurité, les photos du yacht ne seront présentées que sur demande réelle du client. (la photo ci-dessus n'est pas celle du charter). La durée des séjours peut être plus longue. Chaque séjour sera organisé selon les désirs du client."Le sur-mesure pour le client privilégié" Vous êtes unique, nous le serons pour vous.contact@c5s-luxury-services.comA découvrir:LE TEMPLE DU LUXE www.c5s-luxury-services.comhttp://7-eme-art.cam

Art & Culture 13 Dec 2017

johnny hallyday

                                            TRIBUTE TO A NATIONAL TREASURE & A GOLDEN VOICE→JOHNNY HALLYDAY                                                                                               1943-2017                                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TkrMyXYbik&list=RDEMrfSvg83vr6CH7EDxqsylXw  

Art & Culture 13 Dec 2017

2018-casanova grand ball-the pleasure garden

 2018-CASANOVA GRAND BALL-THE PLEASURE GARDENSaturday February 10th 2018Venice, Italy GALVANO GROUP gets u access to a→ beautiful & magic Venetian Palace close to th Basilica dei Frari. Starts at 8.00 pm, in the courtyard with a cocktail with a performance by our local artists, followed by a diner in the Grand Hall.11.30pm starts the -Gran Ballo in Maschera- with renown DJ Andrea along with dancers involving you in the -Minuetto- in an overwhelming show till 3.30am. Ongoing open bar service with drinks, hot drinks & sweet treats such as Venetian frittolle & galani (traditional carnival sweets in Venice).An extraordinary masked ball's adventure: Casanova Love Experiences &  Forbidden Games…..Grand Ball will be held in the majestic & picturesque setting of the noble Venetian Palace.A Magical Adventure….. & Much More!…. DRESS CODE PERIOD COSTUME.Our Partner/Atelier realizes Venice’s Carnival Costumes!→Exact reproductions of most elegant & extravagant XVIIIth & XIXth cnetur’s fashion style. All new costumes, top quality !The collection includes 200+ costumes. Cocktail, Diner & After Diner Options Contact, Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ 

Art & Culture 11 Dec 2017

16th edition of art basel in miami beach

The 16th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach concluded with strong sales and high praise for the new floor plan and show design. December 10, 2017, Art Basel’s 16th edition in Miami Beach closed following strong sales across all levels of the market and robust attendance from international collectors and institutions. This year's show saw the debut of a new floor plan and show design, which was widely praised by exhibitors and collectors alike. The show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, featured 268 premier galleries from 32 countries, who presented outstanding works, ranging from Modern masterpieces to contemporary painting, sculpture, performance, photography, works on paper and film – some of which were created specifically for the fair. Across the five show days, the fair attracted an attendance of over 82,000, including influential collectors, directors, curators, trustees and patrons of leading international museums and institutions.See pictures for an impression of the 2017 show..

Art & Culture 06 Dec 2017

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Art & Culture 02 Dec 2017

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Art & Culture 14 Nov 2017

slow-moving luminaries by lars jan

SLOW-MOVING LUMINARIES BY LARS JAN FOR THE 3RD AUDEMARS PIGUET ART COMMISSION.  Le Brassus, 26 October 2017: Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce the details of its 3rd Art Commission, realised by Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist Lars Jan, in collaboration with artistic director and guest curator Kathleen Forde. The large-scale immersive installation entitled Slow-Moving Luminaries will be shown this year at Art Basel in Miami Beach.   Audemars Piguet will unveil its 3rd Art Commission on the Miami Beach oceanfront to coincide with Art Basel in Miami Beach (6-10 December 2017). The Audemars Piguet Art Commission’s aim is to contribute to global artistic innovation by supporting artists who explore ideas related to complexity, precision, technology and science. Audemars Piguet not only provides the financial support to develop and present each project, it also gives the selected artist access to the advanced tools, craft expertise and sophisticated technology necessary to realise the finished artwork. Slow-Moving Luminaries will take the form of an immersive and kinetic large-scale pavilion that will host a labyrinth within. Presented on a site spanning 100 by 50 feet, the work will invite viewers to partake in a journey across its upper and lower decks. Standing in stark contrast from one another, the lower deck will boast an extravagant maze of scrim and flora, and the upper deck a shallow, reflective pool of water, through which building models that mimic the surrounding skyline will emerge and recede in concert, but at varying speeds throughout the day. The artist notes: ‘It’s a visceral response to the water — I find it exquisitely beautiful, but I have a kind of anxiety about it. I came into this commission thinking about time, but also the cycles of the planet versus the cycle of human behaviour and our built environment — the changing of our world converging with the changing of the biosphere’.  This major new work will examine the oscillating conflict between an individual’s state of meditation and that of crisis—both internal and external. Within the work, Jan will manipulate scale and temporality, presenting viewers with a reality that can be experienced beyond the day-to-day and allowing them to become participants, choreographing the experience freely. Jan comments: ‘the 3rd Audemars Piguet Art Commission will see its viewers act as performers, becoming a part of the piece as they interact with it. The performance will be spontaneous and remain unscripted, allowing the viewers to set their own pace. This is the first time I will not have control over my performers’ movements. The piece will be totally experiential for the viewer and go beyond the simple act of contemplation’.  Lars Jan was one of seven artists invited by guest curator Kathleen Forde to submit an idea for the 3rd Audemars Piguet Art Commission, four of whom were shortlisted for the Commission. The shortlisted artists were invited to the Valle?e de Joux in Switzerland to familiarise themselves with the brand’s origins and values. Known for his cross-disciplinary experiments in performance, art, and technology, the artist Lars Jan describes his collaboration with Audemars Piguet saying: ‘They’re really courageous — they put the art first and value the concepts and ideas that are part of the work’.  Kathleen Forde, guest curator of the 2017 project speaks of the artist as ‘the perfect fit for this year’s Art Commission. His art mirrors the complexity, precision, technology and science that defines Audemars Piguet’. Olivier Audemars, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, says: ‘As a company, we want to be transformed by art. Artists have a capacity to see things differently; as if they have special glasses that one can borrow and see what they can see’. He reflects on the upcoming project: ‘One of the reasons we were so impressed by Lars’ [work] is that it’s quite strongly linked to something that we know: our environment is very fragile. We are just a little part of the history of the earth and the universe, and it’s up to us to find a solution to continue to exist’.  

Art & Culture 07 Nov 2017

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