EST art foundation’s purpose is to stimulate and explore new developments within concrete art. EST will initiate exhibitions, attract public attendance, invite international partnerships, house a library, a collection and host discussions to foster knowledge about concrete arts. Throughout, EST will operate according to Fair Practice principles.
FFTN is an independent space in St. Petersburg, Russia. FFTN is located in 4,5 meters of the former buffet in a building belonging to the local Artists’ Union. The project was launched in 2016 as a result of frustration from the local art-scene and became an attempt to overcome the prevailing “white cube” discourse. Today it is one of the key exhibition spots in the city as well as the meeting point and hub – a hybrid place, that would slip away from any rigid definitions and appropriations. FFTN widely collaborates with local independent art spaces as well as institutions (i.e. National Center for Contemporary Art). The projects were supported by The Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin, Austrian Cultural Forum, Pro Helvetia Moscow.
RAMA – Art Residency is located in the municipality of Torres Vedras, in the west part of Portugal. Born in 2020, it is aimed at research and experimentation by national and international artists, researchers and curators, it promotes the interaction between professionals and the crossing of artistic practices, the sharing of experiences and knowledge, and relationship with the local community, culture, crafts and traditional knowledge, and with the region’s history and landscape. RAMA, as part of a rural landscape in Maceira village, parish of Dois Portos, and Alfeiria village, parish of Carvoeira e Carmões, intends to develop as an advanced research center in the arts’ field and at the intersection with science and education, looking for ideas for sustainability, ecology and the balance between systems. Residencies last from 1 to 4 months or for longer periods depending on the nature of the projects. Residency programs with mentorship and studio visits are customized to each project in a specialized and immersive working environment. Artistic Residency The program with accommodation and studio, or with studio space only, can host up to 4 artists simultaneously, in each Residency period. Mentorship program for non residents The program in the artists’ private studios, is open […]
We are a creative and political collective that has grown out of the solidarity and sister*hood – and the difficulties – we have experienced in the industry. We want to destigmatise stripping and sex work as a whole, to start a dialogue about sex work in which people can learn about our work and lives, and, last but not least, to share the art of stripping. The sex industry presents many problems. Our collective want to provide a space where strippers’ voices can be heard and where we can share our love for sensual movement without being at the mercy of strip club rules and discrimination. We are advocates of the decriminalization of sex work globally. We condemn gender and racial discrimination in the sex industry. We want to challenge oppressive structures. We, the BSC, bring you original performance, pole skills, and sheer sexuality on a silver platter, with a political edge. Forget everything you thought you knew about strippers.
Unrequited Leisure is an artist-run space in Nashville, Tennessee that focuses on emerging and mid-career artists who explore screen-based approaches to critical and topical investigations. Exhibitions in the gallery are programmed and organized by its members, and the artists presented are selected through a thematic curatorial framework.
[Athens GR based pop-up curatorial team, former CDS projects] Unfuck Contemporary art Projects applied purism a guerrilla squad assembled & expanding to do just that. for us it’s personal, its [1love], there will be blood. rehumanize into the new collective
Alfa is an artist-run contemporary art space. Since its establishment more than a decade ago, Alfa has identified and cultivated the careers of an international roster of visionary and emerging artists. Our mission is to support artists by providing a platform to showcase their work and dedicate to creativity and experimentation, as well as collaborate with venues on the national and international levels, presenting museum-quality group exhibitions. We represent an incomparable array of groundbreaking national and international artists working across all visual arts media. Our artists are included in major museum collections and exhibitions worldwide, including The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, MAC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone, Italy, Art Museum of Nord Trøndelag Norway, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Greece, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, Netherlands, New Museum, New York, USA, Perez Art Museum, Miami FL, USA, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art,Miami, USA, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art,Turkey, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Chile, Santiago, Chile, Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts, Kyrgyzstan, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, Venezuela, De Pont Museum Museum of Contemporary Art Tilburg, Netherlands, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, […]
Juxtapose Art Fair is a new gathering for the artist-run sector, featuring exhibitions, talks, tours, and a one-day conference. The fair will debut in Aarhus, Denmark in June 2021. As a non-commercial art fair, Juxtapose is not focused on sales. Instead our goal is to celebrate the diversity of the artist-run sector, and to support the artists behind this sector. The fair will showcase 20-30 artist-run initiatives. By “artist-run initiatives” we mean: projects that are led and organized by visual artists and/or independent curators. Such initiatives are separate from the organizer’s individual artistic practice. We are interested in all kinds of artist-run initiatives, including artist-run exhibition spaces, artist collectives, independent art publications, online platforms, and other projects that fall outside the walls of museums and commercial galleries. By bringing very different initiatives together in one space, we hope to highlight the unique profile of each project. The public will be able to learn more about each initiative and the larger artist-run sector through a series of talks, panel debates, and tours to local initiatives here in Aarhus. Behind the scenes, the initiatives participating in the fair will have many opportunities to meet and learn from other artists. We will consider […]
Peter Kogler / EYES ONLY
The influential Viennese media artist Peter Kogler shows the installation EYES ONLY, for which he also uses a 3D LED fan for the first time. The artist, who participated in the documenta IX in Kassel in 1992, is internationally renowned for his computer animations, video projections, and illusionistic as well as real spatial labyrinths that animate and redefine architecture. Using computer-set, digitally printed paper webs and a projection generated by a 3D LED fan, Peter Kogler transforms the whole gallery space into a showcase of so much attraction. Curved lines along the walls, ceiling and floor strive towards a hologram-like, free-floating eye, which, like the human one, is constantly in slight motion. The overall picture appears like a modern icon, which triggers a wide range of associations in the viewer, ranging from the illusion of the private sphere, through the public Big Brother level to the meta-level of the divine eye.
As above so below – Raquel Baustista Useros & Alba Mayol Curci
(ESP, English below) Comisariada por Margot Cuevas & Gabriel Virgilio Luciani 16 de octubre – 11 de noviembre, Tangent Projects gallery. La segunda ley hermética de la alquimia, as above so below (tanto arriba como abajo) busca evidenciar un intercambio dialéctico, coral y polifónico entre varios estados potenciales que puede tener toda entidad. Hay semejanzas, ecos y reflejos matéricos, esotéricos y mesotéricos que resuenan justamente como las metáforas resuenan con su sujeto de interés. Entre el estrato de existencia y percepción de arriba y el de abajo residen miles de mutantes y ciborgs; productos de ficción y fusión. Este entremedio se constituye por un simulacro que parece pero no es, que desobedece un anclaje fijo en la veracidad. Either but neither (ambos pero a la vez ninguno). Este fenómeno aparentemente paradójico es lo que genera un mareo muy peculiar: un horror existencial hacia lo ambiguo, indeterminable, invertido, lo que recuerda a pero no lo es. Nos encontramos así ante lo que se llama Postmodern Vertigo, un pánico, una dislocación sensorial y de la propia estructura que sustenta nuestra realidad. No es un rechazo a la realidad o a su existencia, ni tampoco una negación de nuestra existencia como sujetos. Es […]
Les gestes flottent, s’empilent et éclatent
This exhibition presents a reflection on the transposition of choreography in contemporary art works and methods through photography, sculpture, video, and performance. The dancing body occupies a central place in this show, where the potential of movement is explored in visual art.
Brian Auerbach: Obliterants and Other Brush Strokes
Curated by Carl Heyward at Gallerie Renee Marie, Benicia, California. On view through October 31, 2020. Despite our continuing troubles with COVID-19, artists are still working to interpret the world and their responses to it. And even through the many barriers that now, unfortunately, must exist, artists are still finding ways for the public to see their work. Once again, curator Carl Heyward has brought another excellent show to Gallerie Renee Marie. By appointment, the public is invited to visit this wonderful exhibition. The show features the photography of Oakland based multidisciplinary artist and poet Brian Auerbach. The main room of the gallery showcases Auerbach’s interpretive photographs debuting in the show. The intimate gallery is arranged in the ground floor space of one of Benicia’s historic homes, and Heyward has placed works of several Benicia based artists that compliment Auerbach’s ‘Obliterant’ theme in rooms adjacent to the main space. Auerbach captures heart grabbing images of graffiti, rust, painted marks, and advertising copy. Through digital manipulation, he alters and blends these fragments with images taken from nature. Auerbach makes powerful use of the color red in several especially effective pieces; and presents movingly mysterious images of dusk and the not-quite-seen things […]
The Quarantine Exhibition
Solidarity at this difficult time is an important issue! “Quarantine Exhibition” is a virtual exhibition during fragile times. The COVID-19 pandemic changes our lives significantly day after day. Despite the current crisis, art is demonstrating its force. In April, after lockdown measures were put in place around the world, our immediate impulse was to bring together artists, friends, peers and professionals from any geographic location, with no limits on age, nationality, or career stage, through the format of a truly open, open call. The artists were motivated to submit a statement and an artwork in any medium of their choice, transmitting their immediate impressions during quarantine. With a total of 445 submissions, the open call shifted into a plethora of voices and impulses, as well as a cartography of the global sentiment. With a variety of strong and compelling works, the selection process became simultaneously exciting and challenging. Space52 and the selection committee have selected 60 artists that will be included in the exhibition. Selected international artists are invited to engage in a series of online exhibitions, eventually staging a gallery exhibition. Paying tribute to the solidarity shown by artists and institutions, at a time when art is suffering fully […]
GAP Group Show – Gallerie Renee Marie _ Weijers/Hynes/Rose/Frank/Reed
Gregory J. Rose Jennifer Homer-Hynes Robert Reed This exhibition highlights the efforts of GAP members. GAP members are known for and really good at trading frags (fragments of found material) by collecting them, putting them in envelopes and mailing them to other members throughout the world. The GAP member on the receiving end will then create an original work using the frags received in the mail. There are over 60 artist members in GAP from 17 countries. On view in Gallerie Renee Marie beginning in December 2020 (exact dates and times TBA).
International Artist Residency-India
Artists of all disciplines creating in any media are welcome to apply: dance, theatre, music, sound, performance art, writing, painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, culinary, photography, video/film, animation, architecture, sculpture (any material), ceramics, mixed-media / multi-media, interdisciplinary, installation, and other new/alternative media. Researchers, curators, and art critics are also welcome to apply. Open to emerging and established artists.