Sunday, November 26, 2006

DiVA Miami Beach 7.-10.12.

For the first year in Miami Beach, DiVA will find home in a specially built container village right on the beach. The village is located along the side of Ocean Drive, across from Hotel Victor between 11th and 12th street. Each shipping container will host a project by a gallery. A total of 24 containers will be on display. This outdoor exhibition will exclusively feature artworks created in Digital & Video formats from an international selection of artists. This exciting format is in line with our goal to provide access to Video and Digital Art to the greater public. DiVA Miami Beach also gives Video Art collectors a unique opportunity to become directly involved with this field.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Alien Nation ICA London

Featuring Laylah Ali, Hamad Butt, Ellen Gallagher & Edgar Cleijne, David Huffman, Hew Locke, Marepe, Henna Nadeem, Kori Newkirk, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Eric Wesley and Mario Ybarra Jr.

The first project of its kind, Alien Nation is a timely, ambitious and thought-provoking exhibition co-produced by the ICA and the Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA) that explores the complex relationship between science fiction, race and contemporary art.

In sci-fi cinema of the 1950s and '60s, Cold War fears of invasion, communism and nuclear war were played out in films that projected the anxieties of the present onto the future. In recent years many artists have similarly used science fiction and extra-terrestrial forms to explore racial difference and as a potent metaphor for the threat of the outsider.

Alien Nation is curated by John Gill, Jens Hoffmann and Gilane Tawadros and presents the work of twelve contemporary international artists who explore themes of 'otherness' and 'difference' through the language and iconography of sci-fi. The witty and provocative artworks on display encompass film, sculpture, photography, multi-media installations - even 3-D painting - and expose a disturbing contemporary narrative in which the media perpetuate a terror of 'invasion' from immigrants, asylum seekers (or any racial, cultural or ethnic 'other'), making such 'outsiders' as the dominant threat to both family and national stability.

Mingling fact and fiction, science and art, Alien Nation will also show a collection of original sci-fi film posters from the 1950's to present day, courtesy of The Reel Poster Gallery, as well as extracts from contemporary and archive science fiction films as part of this unique exhibition that reveals our innermost fears and fantasies about the outsider.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

aMAZElab until 3.12. Milan (I)

The 5th stage of Going Public 06 will take place in Formigine and Modena (Italy) with the aim to encourage a genuine exchange between cultures and youth through an international workshop with artists and students, the lecture "Explotions and cities" by the lebanese writer and journalist BILAL KHBEIZ about Beirut and the reconstruction and a series of urban installations in Modena Railway Station.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Paris Photo 16.-19.11 Paris

In November 2006, Paris Photo is celebrating its 10th Fair. Overview of the finest photography the market has to offer, Paris Photo has selected 106 exhibitors to present the art of photography, from the early masters of the 19th century right through to contemporary discoveries. This 10th Fair is characterised by the demanding nature of each of the exhibition projects. Created specifically for the event, the projects highlight works or groups of works that are rare, exceptional or new. Through the 21 countries represented, Paris Photo is undertaking to support and promote the very best photography from around the world. Devoted to revealing the latest trends from a particular country or region of the world the Statement section at the fair this year is presenting a selection of Nordic artists. Their one-person shows are organized by 8 galleries from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This exploration into the photography scene up north extends into the Central Exhibition and the Project Room, which respectively reveal the best photography and video collections found in the Nordic countries.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Sculpture by the Sea until 19.11 , Bondi, Australia

bondi, australia
2 - 19 november, 2006

now in its tenth year the exhibition features
108 artists from 15 different countries,
and is australia's largest free outdoor
exhibition of contemporary sculpture.

images:melting ice cream van from this year and
(artist unknown)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Tate Online Events Turner Prize Artist's Talk: Tomma Abts

Webcast Tate
Event Time

7 November 2006 18.30

Tomma Abts approaches each canvas without any preconception, and each of her abstract paintings is the result of a long process. The strict geometric compositions of the works do not refer to things seen, but develop from the generative logic of the multiple layers of paint. She describes her finely calibrated compositions as ‘having to do with holding and unfolding the space in the way that every part of the picture plane is active.’

In a unique event, Abts joins Jan Verwoert of the Kunstverein Munich and the Academy of Umeå and a contributor to frieze, Springerin and Camera Austria to talk about her work.