Aug 20, 2013
" My focus on developing inter-cultural dialogues is a vital step in the support of offering alternative ways to see the world, and initiate debate and dialogue about the globalised world we live in. I see my work contributing to dialogues around global cultures, media and questions of identity, both national and personal. I explore whether the durational aspect of craft, more so than other artforms, expresses concepts of time, through the way in which the hand of the artist is inherent within the medium. Alongside this a consideration of whether the voice is inherent within craft and its histories, alluding to feminist narratives by bringing the domestic into a more discursive platform. By reviewing history, authorship and authenticity, Cultural and historical customs are drawn out. Networks are re-worked where the material shapes the way the viewer identifies with stories and engagement can happen. Stories are recounted, history, authorship and authenticity are again revisited." - Aya Haidar
Aug 19, 2013
(b. 1972 La Garrigia, Barcelona) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has an M.F.A. (Sculpture) from the Universitat de Barcelona, and has completed Postgraduate studies at Hochschule der Künste, Berlin. She participated in the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York in 1999. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including The Aldrich Museum, CT; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; 2nd Moscow Bienniale; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro NC; Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee WI; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA; Cercle Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona; Sculpture Center, New York; Rice University Art Gallery, Houston TX; Queens Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York.
Aug 19, 2013
A nice gallery of lovely oil paintings by Spanish artist Basi Mateo
. Link here.
Aug 16, 2013
was born in 1974. He first studied sociology and ethnology, then photography at the Gobelins school in Paris, and specialized in still lifes. He currently lives in Paris and regularly works with many magazines, such as Vogue, Wallpaper, Numero, L’Express, Le Monde, The New York Times... His out-of-studio approach fluctuates between art and documentary and aims to explore the close relationship of men with their environment. His work favours a thorough architectural approach and stems from a particular outlook and idea, serving uncluttered aesthetics. In 2013, his series on new places of worships, "Corpus Christi", won the Sony Awards in the category "Architecture".