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The Mexican Museum Announces Plans For Mural Design at New Construction Site
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

The Mexican Museum, announces that the Museum, in conjunction with Millennium Partners, is working with Precita Eyes Muralists Assoc., Inc. to conduct a community-oriented design process that will result in a mural that will grace the barricade fence at the 706 Mission St. construction site. (more...)


7th Annual Governors Island Art Fair to Open This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

4heads presents the 7th Annual Governors Island Art Fair - 100 rooms of paintings, photography, sculpture, installation, video and sound art exhibited in abandoned military barracks on New York's historic Governors Island. Launching the fall New York gallery season, GIAF is free and open to the public Saturdays and Sundays 6 - 28 September and is easily accessible by regular ferries from downtown Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront. (more...)


'LOVE' Artist Robert Indiana at Center of International Hope Day, Set for 9/13
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

Miami, FL -- On Saturday, September 13, 2014, people around the world will celebrate the first International Hope Day, inspired by pop artist Robert Indiana's sculpture, 'HOPE,' and organized to coincide with his 86th birthday. The event honors Indiana's artistic vision, 'to cover the world with hope.' Large-scale sculptures of 'HOPE' will be installed on three continents, including a monumental 10-foot red and blue 'HOPE' in New York City; a six-foot 'HOPE' in Caracas, Venezuela and additional 'HOPE' works in Munich, Venice and Miami. Indiana will make a personal appearance in Vinalhaven, Maine where his home and studio are located. (more...)


Photo Flash: Hagins & Mortimer Design Welcomes Low Country Plein Air Painter Linda Fantuzzo
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

Hagins & Mortimer Design, the newly launched venture of acclaimed interior designer Elizabeth Hagins and noted artist, art advisor and collector Richard Mortimer hosted the Hamptons debut of Charleston Plein Air painter Linda Fantuzzo at their recently opened design gallery at 9 Windmill Lane, Southampton, 11968. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)


'5x5' Districtwide Public Art Program to Run Fall, Winter 2014 in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

5x5, a District-wide program of contemporary, ephemeral public art, is dedicated to exploring new perspectives on Washington DC through the lens of five curators and 25 artists. The 2014 project will begin in early September and end by December of 2014. Landmark locations for artworks will include the SW Waterfront, St Elizabeths East, Kingman Island, National Gallery of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Arena Stage and the Reeves Center, among others. (more...)


Candy Krajangsri's DISCOVERED AND DEFINED to Open 9/13 at The Gallery at the Downtown Center
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

The School of Arts & Enterprise (The SAE) and The Gallery at the Downtown Center is pleased to present their inaugural art exhibition, Candy Krajangsri: Discovered and Defined. Slated to open on September 13th at 5:00pm and run through October 25th, Krajangsri's show marks the beginning of a collaborative utilizing professional artists and students from The SAE. (more...)


Patti LuPone, VOCE, Take Dance, Ben Vereen and More Set for Pace University's Schimmel Center in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

Schimmel Center at Pace University is proud to announce the 2014 / 2015 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University, located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, adjacent to City Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge. Schimmel Center is a world-class performing arts and culture series with an emphasis on music superstars from around the globe, charismatic and crowd-pleasing dance performances, spectacular theatre and contemporary cabaret. The Schimmel Center season begins on September 21 with Voce, Rising Opera Stars in Recital, and culminates on May 30 with Ben Vereen. (more...)


David Bowie, Vatican Museums in 3D and Vikings Headline New 'In The Gallery' Series
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO(Marketwired - Sept. 2, 2014) - Matisse in a movie theatre? It's happening this fall, as Cineplex's new In the Gallery series provides a cinematic tour of some of the top international art exhibits from around the globe. (more...)


Garibaldi-Meucci Museum to Host Opening for THE COLORS OF FLORENCE, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

On Saturday, September 20 at 2 p.m., the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will host an artist's opening reception for 'The Colors of Florence,' an exhibition of digital images by Staten Island painter/printmaker Fritz Steven Weiss. Culled from over 5,000 images in his 'Italian Collection 2007,' the photographs were taken over a 14-day period. Weiss then spent two years transforming the images to express the infinite textures and vibrant colors of the Italian experience. Using photos of street scenes, architecture, landscapes and florals, Weiss painstakingly performed an intricate series of layering techniques and maximized color saturation, reworking the images until he was satisfied. Once this process was completed he compressed and flattened the layers, converting the files into printable jpegs, which, because of the processing, ripping and imaging/printing, took two to three hours to print. (more...)


The Metropolitan Museum of Art Launches New App, THE MET
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that the Museum will launch today its flagship smartphone app—titled simply The Met—developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This free digital resource is the easiest way to see what's happening at the Met every day, wherever you are. (more...)


Painter Rudolf Bauer to Be Subject of New Play at 59E59, TV Doc and NYC Exhibition This Fall
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

A new play, public television documentary special, and gallery exhibition will resurrect the life and work of modernist artist Rudolf Bauer, one of the 20th century's most important, yet nearly forgotten, painters. The astonishing paintings. The multiple affairs. The deception. The treachery. And the non-objective art that offered a new way of looking at the world. (more...)


Larry Krone to Display Work from LOOK BOOK at Joe's Pub, 9/2-25
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

As part of Joe's Pub at The Public's new artist-in-residence initiative, artist/entertainer Larry Krone will premiere a selection of photos from his forthcoming art book, LOOK BOOK. The book showcases the inspired creations of Larry Krone BRAND and the House of Larreon in photos by designer and photographer Todd Oldham. Running in conjunction with The Public Theater's 2014-15 season presentation of Bridget Everett's Rock Bottom, the exhibition will be on view from September 2-25 on The Public Theater's Philip and Janice Levin Foundation Mezzanine. There will be an opening night party today, September 2 at 5:30PM. (more...)


MCCC Gallery to Open Season with PANNAROMA -- MCCC, On View 9/2-25
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

'Pannaroma - MCCC' opens the new season at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College (MCCC). The exhibit features panoramic photographs by 18 photographers who used a specially designed 1x3 panoramic camera built by Thomas Roma, the Director of Photography at Columbia University. The show has been previously exhibited in New York City, Miami and New Orleans. (more...)


Pennsylvania College of Art & Design to Hold Public Sculpture Installation Dedication, Today
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ AIGA medalist Gail Anderson and agency partner Joe Newton designed 'Create Influence,' a 60-foot long sculpture recently installed in the Art Garden on the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design campus in downtown Lancaster. (more...)


Leslie Brill's LA PORTA BLU AND OTHER WORK to Open at Blue Mountain Gallery, Today
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

In her fifth solo show with Blue Mountain Gallery, Leslie K. Brill features large acrylic paintings with figures that dramatically emerge from and retreat into the surface of the paper. Some were created during her stays in Rome at the Porta Blu Studio, and others in her Ithaca studio. (more...)


International Artist Liu Bolin Exhibits a Special Creation at 'Art Bengaluru 2014'
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014

In a mesmerising display of performance art, renowned camouflage artist, Liu Bolin, vanished into his painting to craft yet another indelible memory at Art Bengaluru 2014. Showcasing his work in India for the first time, the artist created an installation titled "Charger Series - Peony No. 2" and also put up a live performance for the inauguration of the Art Festival, where he emerged from a Magazine Rack. South India's biggest Art Festival, Art Bengaluru's 5th Edition is being held at The Collection at UB City, Bangalore from 21st to 30th August, 2014. Beijing-based artist, Liu Bolin, uses art as a medium to comment on society and repressive social norms. His best known photo series, "Hiding in the City", took form in November 2005 when the Beijing city management demolished Suo Jia Cun - Asia's largest international artist village and Liu Bolin's home. As a silent protest to this event, Liu Bolin started his now legendary series Hiding in the City, which has spread beyond China countries like France, Italy & U.S.A. Art Bengaluru began in 2009 as a quest to encourage & develop a thriving community of artists & art connoisseurs in Bangalore. Each year, the festival puts forth new art concepts for its audience; this year the event has scaled new heights with Bolin's engaging performance at the inauguration. The Opening Night saw this talented artist blend into rows of shelves lined with magazines. Uzma Irfan - Executive Director, Corporate Communications - Prestige Group, Founder - Sublime Galleria and Conceptualizer & Organizer - Art Bengaluru said, "We are honoured to have an artist of the caliber of Liu Bolin at Art Bengaluru who will unveil an exclusive creation for the event. Each year Art Bengaluru aims to get bigger & better and this time we have reached a new level with the artworks & artists, which will place the festival on the global art map. I urge all of you to join us in celebrating these unique creations of art which are displayed at the festival." Speaking about Art Bengaluru, Artist Liu Bolin said, "Art Bengaluru is an incredible platform for artists to display their works. Over the years, the organisers of this festival have done their best to promote & support artists from diverse backgrounds and it is a pleasure to perform & showcase my work in India for the first time at Art Bengaluru." Another work of art by Bolin, which has held the audience captive, is his installation the Charger Series which has originated from the artist's dissatisfaction towards material possessions. This work of art shows cell phone chargers plugged into steel forms of the human body. The cell phone charger serves as an indicator of the boundless desires of human beings. Artist Bolin explains the concept, "As we carry more and more burdens on our shoulders, we are gradually pulled away from the essence of life. In my work, the variety of brands, styles & sizes of the chargers demonstrates the diversity of life while also exhibiting the traces of human desire. As functional objects become unusable, they perfectly represent the unappeasable nature of human desire." A form of social commentary, Bolin's artworks warn audiences of impending disasters caused by human overindulgence. About Art Bengaluru: Art Bengaluru (http://www.artbengaluru.in), one of the most reputed Art Festival's in India, has been created to showcase a wide spectrum of art forms and provide a platform for artists (both Indian & International) to exhibit their works. Launched in 2010, Art Bengaluru began with a vision to promote works of art and cultivate a thriving art community in the city. The First Year of Art Bengaluru saw 15 Galleries across the city participate in the week-long festival that also screened a series of Short Films, in addition to an Art Competition for Children. The Second Edition featured 15 Art Galleries from across the country with the highlight being the inaugural Luxury Art Auction. The Third Edition showcased 15 top National & International Art Galleries, a Children's Art Competition, Workshops, Speaker Sessions and the iconic International Art & Luxury Auction. Each year, the festival strives to rise a notch higher than the last, and in 2013 the much-awaited event saw over 100 National & International Artists showcase a diverse collection of artworks while the Auction saw on block works of celebrated artists such as M.F. Hussain, S.H. Raza, F.N. Souza, amongst others. The Fourth Edition also introduced Berserk - a unique Arts Conference for Children in addition to the trademark activities. For more information on 'Art Bengaluru 2014' please visit http://www.artbengaluru.in (more...)


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by BWW - August 31, 2014

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by BWW - August 31, 2014

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Florian Westermann Presents MAGIC PLACES Photography Exhibit, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014

His passion is to discover and capture the breathtaking spectacle of landscape and light, wherever on earth he may find it. Being in the middle of nature, which has changed little in thousands of years and where one wishes that time would stop while looking at the scenery in awe, is for him an unbelievable wealth that he wants to share. It is to these magical places that Florian Westermann wants to lead the viewer emotionally and communicate their beauty, grandeur and drama. He wants to show that the unbelievable is reality and is really there. Florian Westermann (b. 1980), grew up in West Berlin and witnessed firsthand the fall of the wall. Reunification and the city as a rapidly changing melting pot influenced his childhood and youth. Already in this context, he developed a very strong interest in photography. The city offered him an inexhaustible wealth of inspiration and motives. However, he soon discovered his special predilection for nature photos. After leaving school, he started his career as a business journalist in 1999. On numerous journeys, he also had the opportunity to devote himself to landscape photography and to discover new, fascinating places over and over again. Over many years, he managed to teach himself the knowledge that he needed as a photographer. Passion was just as key to his success as his willingness to spare neither expense nor effort in search of the best moments of nature. He realized almost nothing brings people together in the way photography does. For Florian Westermann, it is a universal form of expression that appeals to people very directly in a rational and an emotional way. With the exhibition 'Magical Places' at 'art place berlin', he exhibits works of recent years to a wider audience in Berlin for the first time. Forty-five high-quality large-formats show impressive motifs from the cities of New York and San Francisco, the vastness of the American Southwest, the paradise islands of the Seychelles, and motifs from Europe such as the German and Swiss Alps or the Mediterranean island of Sicily. 'Photography is a fire that burns inside my heart and will not let me go. In pristine nature, I find something that is larger and more important than ourselves' - Florian Westermann. Since 2014, he lives and works in Munich. 'art place berlin' is the forum for contemporary art and intercultural projects at the Park Inn by Radisson Berlin-Alexanderplatz. It offers the opportunity to encounter current international art to over 30,000 monthly guests and visitors. The changing exhibitions show artistic positions in painting, photography, and works on paper. The exhibitions can be visited daily from 9 am - 9 pm with free admission on the ground floor and the 1st floor. Today, 'art place berlin' looks back on 5 years of successful collaboration with artists, curators, and institutions. From the beginning, it could be trusted in the rich experience of organizing more than 100 high-profile exhibitions, which were shown in the former Art Center Berlin Friedrichstrasse from 2005 to 2010. art place berlin - forum for contemporary art in the Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz since 2009 Alexanderplatz 7 / Park Inn, 10178 Berlin, Germany (more...)


Speak Your Truth Presents SPEAKING FOR THE UNSPOKEN, 9/06
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

Speak Your Truth has announced an evening of art with a taste of java on September 6 at 6pm. Speaking for the Unspoken is a group show featuring the art of Christina Thomas, Joel Silbert, Francine Steadman, Chloe Krulak, Karen Lindsay, Josh Lucas, Jonah Markowitz, Shivani Mistry and Phoebe Foley. All art work will be sold for a $500 and under. (more...)


Sarah Charlesworth's 1980 Series STILLS Reprised at the Art Institute of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

Stills, a photographic series shown by Sarah Charlesworth (1947-2013) in February 1980, helped to define a photography-driven movement in American art that remains a cornerstone of contemporary art: the Pictures Generation. The series of appropriated newspaper photographs, cropped and blown up to 78 inches tall, depicts people falling or leaping from buildings at life-threatening heights. The very title “Stills” evokes a movie still, or a moment frozen in time. These images are particularly haunting in an era when selfies and social media have partly eclipsed the tabloid press. These over-lifesize images of frozen moments ask us to consider how our most private, existential experiences will play out in the public eye. (more...)


Sponsors for NYC Exhibition PORTRAITS: REFLECTIONS BY EMERGING IRANIAN ARTISTS Set
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the opening of the exhibition Iran Inside Out at the Chelsea Museum in 2009 and on the first anniversary of Iran Modern, which debuted at the Asia Society in 2013, curators Roya Khadjavi Heidari and Massoud Nader are pleased to present Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists, a groundbreaking group show which will further shed light on, and explore Iran's contemporary art scene by showcasing work by over 20 young Iranian artists who were raised, educated, and born there. Opening Wednesday, September 17, the exhibition will be on view through September 29, 2014 at Rogue Space Chelsea, located at 508 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001. (more...)


Andrea Rosen Gallery to Display Matthew Ritchie Exhibit, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

Andrea Rosen Gallery is delighted to present Ten Possible Links, Matthew Ritchie's fifth solo-exhibition with the gallery. Weaving together four distinct projects, the exhibition embodies a comprehensive visual examination of diagrammatic thinking. Encompassing a wide range of mediums, Ritchie's immersive installation - including painting, wall drawing, sculpture, sound and moving image - demonstrates the complexity and transient nature of information. (more...)


The Art Institute of New York City's Students and Grads Will Present at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Fashion designers have a dreamto see their collections on the runway. For 13 Fashion Design students and graduates of The Art Institute of New York City, that dream will become reality at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. They'll debut their Spring/Summer 2015 collections in front of an international audience of fashion professionals and journalists, and make their entrance into New York City's vibrant fashion scene. The show will take place on Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. (ET) at Lincoln Center in New York City. (more...)


Peter Blum Gallery Presents CHRIS MARKER: KOREANS, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition Chris Marker: Koreans. (more...)




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