Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Art Brussels 31st contemporary art fair from April 18-21, 2013

'Art fairs continue to be an important component of the art world, bridging commerce and creativity and providing an important locus for the showcasing of art, networking, discursive activities, possibilities for artists to gain an income, and collectors and institutions to build their collections. At a time when, despite the economic crisis, art fairs continue to proliferate and competition is intense, it is extremely challenging for me to be able to work on developing a distinct artistic identity and positioning for Art Brussels, and a timely moment to think about the renewal of the fair given both its strengthened position and increased quality over the years, and the increasing international interest in the city’s art scene, which is becoming a focal point for artists and galleries alike, Belgian as well as international.'

  Katerina Gregos

Art Brussels 31st contemporary art fair from April 18-21, 2013 at the Brussels Expo located at Place de Belgique, 1 BE-1020 Brussels.

2013 marks the 31st edition of Art Brussels. This year, the international selection committee selected 182 contemporary art galleries from all over the world with more than 2000 artists, international well-known names as well as promising young talents. It is the perfect occasion to celebrate Art Brussels’ key position on the international art market.

Brussels Expo
Place de Belgique
1 BE-1020 Brussels

Dates: 18-21 April 2013
Opening: 17 April 2013 (by invitation only)

Thursday, April 18 from noon to 7pm

Friday, April 19 from noon to 7pm
Saturday, April 20 from noon to 7pm

Sunday, April 21 from noon to 7pm

For more information visit ART BRUSSELS

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Luigi Ghirri: Kodachrome Photography Exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery - March 6 - April 20, 2013

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Luigi Ghirri: Kodachrome, the next exhibition in his gallery at 526 West 22nd Street. The exhibition consists of 53 vintage color photographs included in Ghirri’s seminal 1978 publication and exhibition of the same title. This is the first time these important works will be exhibited in the United States. It is also the first one-person Luigi Ghirri exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery.

In 1978 Luigi Ghirri self-published his first book, Kodachrome, an avant-garde manifesto for the medium of photography and a landmark in his own remarkable oeuvre. Ghirri presents his surroundings in the book in tightly cropped images, making photographs of photographs and recording the Italian landscape through its advertisements, postcards, potted plants, walls, windows, and people. His work is deadpan, reflecting a dry wit, and continuously engages with the subject of reality and of landscape as a snapshot of our interaction with the world.

‘The daily encounter with reality, the fictions, the surrogates, the ambiguous, poetic or alienating aspects, all seem to preclude any way out of the labyrinth, the walls of which are ever more illusory… to the point at which we might merge with them… The meaning that I am trying to render through my work is a verification of how it is still possible to desire and face a path of knowledge, to be able finally to distinguish the precise identity of man, things, life, from the image of man, things, and life.’ Luigi Ghirri

Born in 1942, Luigi Ghirri spent his working life in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, where he produced one of the most open and layered bodies of work in the history of photography. Although he exhibited extensively during his lifetime, and was at the height of his powers when he died in 1992, it has only been after his untimely death that his true achievement has begun to be appreciated.

In 2008, the Aperture Foundation published the first book on Ghirri in the United States, and in 2010, Thomas Demand organized the acclaimed exhibition La Carte d’Après Nature around Ghirri’s photographs. His work was featured in the 2011 Venice Biennale, and last year the exhibition Luigi Ghirri – Project Prints was held at the Castello di Rivoli, in Turin. The largest exhibition of Ghirri’s oeuvre opens in April 2013 at the MAXXI Museum in Rome. Ghirri’s photographs will also be included in this summer’s Venice Biennale.

Luigi Ghirri: Kodachrome will be on view from March 6th through April 20th, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at 526 West 22nd Street, New York.

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Tran at (212) 243-0200 or email jacqueline@matthewmarks.com.

Matthew Marks Gallery

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Concours de photos “Quand le loup n'est pas là...” par le français INSTITUT DE THESSALONIQUE

“Quand le loup n'est pas là...” - Contes, histoires et légendes –

Qu'y a-t-il derrière le combat entre le héros et le méchant ? Que se passe-t-il quand le loup n'est pas là ? Qu'est-ce qui est représentatif d'un conte aujourd'hui ? Quel souvenir gardons-nous des contes de notre enfance ? Nous avons grandi avec eux, à vous de les illustrer.

A l’occasion de la Semaine de la francophonie, l’Institut Français de Thessalonique et le Centre photographique de Thessalonique proposent un concours photos sur le thème des contes.

Ce concours est ouvert à tous les photographes amateurs, quel que soit leur âge ou lieu de résidence. Chaque participant peut envoyer de 1 à 3 photos en noir et blanc ou en couleur.

Il existe deux modalités différentes du concours : Une version papier et une version numérique.

Version papier :

Les photos doivent être imprimées en format A3 et envoyées à l'Institut français (à l'adresse ci-dessous) avant le 4 mars. Les 50 meilleures photos feront l'objet d'une exposition en salle Allatini à l'Institut français de Thessalonique du 11 au 30 mars et les 3 meilleures photos seront récompensées.

Version numérique :

Les photos doivent être postées dans l’évènement Faceboook “Quand le loup n'est pas là...” – Contes et légendes – sur la page Facebook de l'Institut français de Thessalonique - Officiel.
Les 5 photos qui auront le plus de mention « j'aime » d'ici le 4 mars à 16h (heure grecque) seront présentées en diaporama sur le site de l'Institut Français de Thessalonique.

Chaque participant est libre de concourir à la version numérique ou imprimée ou aux deux versions.

Tout participant souhaitant présenter son travail imprimé pour l’exposition à l'Institut Français de Thessalonique devra au préalable remplir la fiche d'inscription en cliquant sur ce lien http://www.ift.gr/pdf/FORMULAIRE_DE_PARTICIPATION_AU_CONCOURS_PHOTOS.doc
et la renvoyer avant le 1er mars à lysiane.pons@hotmail.fr
Nous comptons sur votre participation !

Institut Français de Thessalonique
Service de Coopération Educative
Concours photo "Contes"
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