Opportunities: Call for Entries for the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival

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Call for Entries:
18th Japan Media Arts Festival

Deadline: 2 September 2014 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. It also provides a platform for appreciation of the award-winning and other notable works. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases. Last year, the 17th Festival received a record 4,347 entries from 84 countries and regions around the world, demonstrating its continuing evolution as an established annual international festival. Award-winning works are exhibited both within Japan and abroad through various projects and events organized by The Agency of Cultural Affairs which aims to promote the creation, development and understanding/awareness/appreciation of Media Arts. Read more »

Opportunities: Last call for Kashima Beppu Artist in Residence Program in Beppu city, Japan

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Kashima Beppu Artist in Residence Program
organised by Beppu Project

Theme:
FANTASTIC, MAGIC, WONDERFUL BEPPU!

When:
Period 1: 1 September 1 – 31 October 2014
Period 2: 1 November – 20 December 2014
(The dates of residence are flexible, but the residence must be a minimum of 30 days.)

Deadline: 29 July 2014 (Before midnight, Japan time)

On the theme “FANTASTIC, MAGIC, WONDERFUL BEPPU!”, Beppu Project is inviting artists to create large-scale outdoor artworks on the walls of Beppu. Beppu, located on Kyushu Island in Japan, is a curious city and possesses many facets. Beppu is the second largest thermal city in the world. The city once knew a glamorous time and knew great fame with crowed shopping streets, animated life in bars, restaurants, hundreds of movie theaters, and a large flux of visitors disembarking from the ferry. Nowadays, the city has changed but still offers vibrant memories. Coming to Beppu is like taking part to a treasure hunt to find hidden gems and encounter numerous mysteries. So, following this invocation-like theme: “FANTASTIC, MAGIC, WONDERFUL BEPPU!”, artists will lift the veil on new artworks created in this unique place and enriching Beppuʼs majestic treasures. Read more »

Review: Playlist – A Collection of Collectors at galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montréal

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Playlist, Exhibition view. Courtesy the artists and galerie antoine ertaskiran, montréal. Photo: Caroline Cloutier

Playlist
galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montréal
14 June – 26 July 2014

Review by Cécilia Bracmort

On June 14th, galerie antoine ertaskiran opened its self-curated summer exhibition, Playlist, featuring five Montreal-based individual and collective artists. The show brings together a varied selection of techniques, styles and even experiences – from mid-career professionals to promising art students – to realize a striking layout of artists-collectors, using processes of collage and assemblage to accurately reflect the title of this show. Creative hybridizations such as Philippe Caron Lefebvre’s Caméléon Echinoidea mix morphologies of plants, animals and humans to produce fascinating creatures, aggressive as they are beautiful. His jelly-like chimeras parade elaborate mechanisms of defense while stylistically merging earthenware crafts, industrial techniques and new age iridescent paint, to duly note Caron Lefebvre’s proficiency as a naturalist. Read more »

“Ideas in Things” at Maria Stenfors, London

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Alan Currall, Silent dog whistle, 2014. Wooden stick, bite marks, beeswax, acrylic stands. Courtesy the artist and Maria Stenfors, London

Ideas in Things
27 June – 26 July 2014
at Maria Stenfors, London

Artists:
David Blackaller
Juan Cruz
Alan Currall
Siân Robinson Davies

Curated by Dean Hughes

“Now I am not what I was when the word was forming to say what I am.”
– William Carlos Williams, The Great American Novel

Ideas in things presents an equal sense of wonder between both ‘things’ and ‘language’. The artists included in the exhibition are collected here for their resonance in how each charts the movement of the making of an artwork from a natural to an artificial phenomenon. This transition presents a classic artistic or, more commonly associated, poetic problem of the desire to evoke uniquely personal experience through a public medium. The drive to force the conventions of a language to express the private nature of experience is the bedrock of creative work. In working with quotidian objects the dilemma that presents itself is that in choosing to talk about ordinary matter is to risk falsifying – yet equally and at the same time to remain silent or speechless is to risk creative annihilation. Read more »

Opportunities: Open Call for Artist-in-Residence at studio das weisse haus, Vienna

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OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
at studio das weisse haus, Vienna

Application deadline: 6 July 2014 (postmark)

The residency is going to take place from 22 September until 15 December 2014.

studio das weisse haus is offering residencies for young international artists who work and/or have academic experience in the fields of fine arts, photography or media arts.
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Opportunities: Open Call for Curator-in-Residence at studio das weisse haus, Vienna

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OPEN CALL FOR CURATOR-IN-RESIDENCE
at studio das weisse haus, Vienna

Application deadline: 6 July 2014 (by e-mail)

studio das weisse haus, a residency and studio program founded by the art association das weisse haus in 2013 in Vienna, is offering a residency for a young international curator.

The residency is going to take place from 22 September until 23 November 2014.

Focus of the Residency:
The thematic focus of this residency are media arts and interdisciplinary approaches that can be embraced by the notion of “artistic research”. The curators are invited to submit their exhibition projects oriented on this field of artistic practice interconnecting the strategies and methodologies of media arts and science. The intended solo or group exhibition will be realized during the curator`s residency at the exhibition space of das weisse haus (www.dasweissehaus.at), starting on November 11, 2014.
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Review: Colleen Heslin “Ballads from the North Sea” at Galerie Laroche/Joncas, Montréal

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Colleen Heslin, Blue Monochrome, 2014. Ink and dye on cotton. 48 x 54 inch. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Laroche / Joncas, Montréal

COLLEEN HESLIN
BALLADS FROM THE NORTH SEA

Galerie Laroche/Joncas, Montréal
8 March to 26 April, 2014

Review by Joseph Henry

On the crowded fourth-floor of the Whitney Biennial, a floor curated this year by Stuart Comer, American artist Ken Okiishi brought painting into contact with the galleries’ propensity toward new and electronic media. For his contribution to the Biennial, a major exhibition designed to showcase recent American art, Okiishi painted over consumer-grade television monitors, obscuring their moving images with messy acrylic. If perhaps blunt in its multimedial comparison, Okiishi’s work symbolized a relatively new place for painting after its perennially announced death by Paul Delaroche in 1839, and countless others since. In a digital visual culture dominated by screen technologies and their perceptual flatness, painting has been revived as a key medium in the investigation of the surfaces and places from which images are produced and consumed. Read more »

Opportunities: Residential Fellowships for international visual artists at Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral

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Residential Fellowships for international visual artists
at Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral

in Bad Ems, Germany

Deadline: Saturday 28 June 2014 (postmark)

Artists’ residence Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems was founded in 1995 and is a place of reflection, artistic production, discussion and meeting. It supports visual artists from all over the world by awarding artists-in-residence fellowships.

The Künstlerhaus is publicly presented through lectures, concerts and exhibitions. Works by the fellows are regularly shown in ‘Made in Balmoral’, the Künstlerhaus’s exhibition space in the Bad Ems city centre. Schloss Balmoral sees itself as an interface between artistic work and theoretical reflection and as a point of contact between former and present fellows. Balmoral intends to build a bridge between the artists’ present and their future.

The theme for the residential fellowships for 2015 is Dada. Since 2013, fellowships are offered in one artistic genre or one theme each year. This offering, which is unique in Germany, is intended to enable deeper mutual creative cross-fertilisation among the resident artists. It will also lead to a more intensive specialist exchange of ideas with external artists, speakers, teachers, curators, etc. For 2015, the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral is awarding two 3-month residential fellowships and four 9-month residential fellowships. Read more »

Looking Past The Trends – Frieze New York 2014 [Slide Show]

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Danh Vo at Marian Goodman Gallery, NY/Paris

Rirkrit Tiravanija, Untitled 2014 (freedom cannot be simulated) at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NY

detail from Rirkrit Tiravanija, Untitled 2014 (freedom cannot be simulated) at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NY

Liu Wei, Library II-II, 2013 at Lehmann Maupin, NY/HK

Shana Lutker at Barbara Seiler, Zürich

Aki Sasamoto at Take Ninagawa,Tokyo

Neha Choksi, Missing Monument I–IV, 2014 at Project 88, Mumbai

Ariel Reichman at PSM, Berlin

Frieze Projects: Naama Tsabar, Without, 2014

Charles Avery, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam

Charles Avery, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam

Goshka Macuga, Of What is, That Is Of; Of What Is Not, That It Is Not 2, 2012 at Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

Marcelo Cidade at Vermelho, São Paulo

Elaine Cameron-Weir at Ramiken Crucible, NY

Helen Marten, Traditional Teachers of English Grammar, 2012 at Sadie Coles HQ, London

Jonathan Monk, All The Possible Combinations of Eight Legs Kicking (One At A Time), 2013 at Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Brian Jungen, Fans, 2013 at Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver

Sonia Kacem, Untitled, orange safety, 2014 at T293, Rome/Napoli. Courtesy T293 Rome/Napoli

Andreas Lolis, Untitled, 2012 at The Breeder, Athens

Navid Nuur, Galeria Plan B, Cluj/Berlin

Farhad Moshiri, Blue With Wooden Knives, 2013 at Galerie Perrotin, NY/Paris

Cory Arcangel, Express Yourself Clearly, 2014 at Lisson Gallery, London/Milan/NY

Naama Tsabar at Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

Tabor Robak, Free-to-Play lite, 2014 at team (gallery, inc.), NY

Tabor Robak, Free-to-Play lite, 2014 (detail) at team (gallery, inc.), NY

Kyungah Ham at Kukuje Gallery, Seoul

Julia Dault, Braveheart, 2014 at Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY

Daniel Buren at Galleria Continua, San Gimignano/Seine-et-Marne/Beijing

Alex Olson, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Yoko Ono, My Mommy Is Beautiful, 2004/2014 at Galerie Lelong, NY/Paris

Yoko Ono, My Mommy Is Beautiful, 2004/2014 at Galerie Lelong, NY/Paris

Christina Mackie, Tableset I, 2014 at Herald St., London

Guo Hongwei at Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai

Ana Mendieta, Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints), 1972 at Galerie Lelong, NY/Paris

Simon Fujiwara, Rebekkah, 2013 at Taro Nasu, Tokyo

Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw

Hans Schabus at Galerie Jocelyn Wolfe, Paris

Shimabuku, Photograph Wearing Rain Boots, 2014 at Wien Lukatsch, Berlin

Mungo Thomson, Inclusion (THE UNIVERSE), 2014 at Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris

Allyson Vieira at Laurel Gitlen, NY

Philippe Decrauzat, Slow, Motion, Blue, 2014 at Elizabeth Dee, NY

Société, Berlin

Zin Taylor at Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto

Mark Wallinger at Carlier Gebauer, Berlin

Doug Aitken, I Think Very Deeply, 2013 at 303 Gallery, NY/London

Katherine Bernhardt, Toilet Paper and Cigarettes and Tye-Dye, 2014 at Canada, NY

Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels/Paris

Anton Kern Gallery, NY

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Frieze Projects: Al's Grand Hotel

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All photos by M-KOS except where mentioned.

7 Art Trends at Frieze New York 2014 [Slide Show]

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Mirror: Xavier Veilhan, Lautner, 2013 at Galerie Perrotin, NY/Paris/HK

Mirror: David Altmejd, Untitled (Guides) at Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY

Mirror: Jeon Joonho, Composition of Poetry, 2014 at Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

Mirror: Zhan Wang, Flying Stone No.2 2007 at Long March Space, Beijing

Mirror: Iván Navarro, Open Ended, 2014 at Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY

Mirror: FriezeNY2014_Artie Vierkant, Detachable storage rack for a metallic structure (Exploit) at Untitled, NY

Mirror: Artie Vierkant at Untitled, NY

Mirror: Jim Lambie, Alcazar, 2012 at Sadie Coles HQ, London

Mirror: Sarah Oppenheimer at P.P.O.W., NY

Mirror: Rirkrit Tiravanija at Kurimanzutto Mexico City

Mirror: Alicja Kwade, 14.10.2013.18.49, 2013 at Johann König, Berlin

Self-standing DIY structures: Virginia Overton, Untitled (Sandbag), 2012 at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY

Self-standing DIY structures: Virginia Overton, Untitled (O.M.brick), 2014 at White Cube, London/HK/São Paulo

Self-standing DIY structures: B. Wurtz at Kate MacGarry, London

Self-standing DIY structure: Abraham Cruzvillegas, Affective & Happy, 2012-13 at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Self-standing DIY structure: Adam Putnam, Untitled (Contraption), 2014 at P.P.O.W., NY

Self-standing DIY structure: Haroon Mirza, Low Tech Reproposed, 2014 at Lisson Gallery, London/Milan/NY

Self-standing DIY structure: Sam Goodman, TV, 1962 at The Box, LA

Self-standing DIY structure: Sam Goodman, The Bomb, 1960–61 at The Box, LA

Self-standing DIY structure: Nari Ward, Bottle Field, 2013 at Lehmann Maupin, NY

Self-standing DIY structure: Djordje Ozbolt, Whatever Pings Your Pong, 2014 at Herald St., London

Self-standing DIY structure: Ryan Gander, A Lamp Made By The Artist For His Wife (Twenty Fifth Attempt), 2013 at Taro Nasu, Tokyo

Self-standing DIY structure: Harry Dodge, Frottage In Dreamtime, 2013 at Wallspace, NY

Self-standing DIY structure: Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, Summer Law, 2013 at Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY

Self-standing DIY structure: François Ghebaly Gallery, LA

Metal wire: Dave McKenzie, The Past Into Future Infinity, 2012 at Wien Lukatsch, Berlin

Metal wire: Leonor Antunes, Anni, 2014 at Marc Foxx Gallery, LA

Metal wire: Miroslaw Balka, 92x31x18, 2014 at WhiteCube, London/HK/São Paulo

Metal wire: Lena Henke at Real Fine Arts, NY

Metal wire: Josephine Meckeper, Mobile 5000, 2010 at Elizabeth Dee, NY

Metal wire: Nate Boyce, Suspension Screen (Cryo), 2014 at Altman Siegel, San Francisco

Metal wire: Nate Boyce, Suspension Screen (Casper Copper), 2014 at Altman Siegel, San Francisco

Metal wire: Nairy Baghramian, Waste Basket 2012 at Galerie Buchholz, Cologne

Collage: Michele Abeles, Where Is The Closest Italian Restaurant, 2013 at Sadie Coles HQ, London

Collage: KUWIEKULIK, Activities With Dobromierz, 1972-74 at Raster, Warsaw

Collage: Carter-Mull, Gleaning, with The Chanel, 2014 at Marc Foxx Gallery, LA

Collage: Jens Fänge, The New Order, 2014 at Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm

Collage: Boris Lurie, Oh Mamma Liberte, 1960 at The Box, LA

Collage: Julia Wachtel, FLAT, 2014 at Elizabeth Dee, NY

Collage: Richard Sides at Calros/Ishikawa, London

Collage: Erin Shireff (left), Kara Walker (Right) at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY

Video: Jeon Joonho, Welcom, 2009 at Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

Video: Florian Meisenberg at Simone Subal Gallery, NY

Video: Zhang Pelli, Portraits of 2012, 2012 at Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing

Video: Nate Boyce, Scroll Sequence, 2014 at Altman Siegel, San Francisco

Neuveau folk art: Pascale Marthine Tayou at Galleria Continua, San Gimignano/Seine-et-Marne/Beijing

Neuveau folk art: Pascale Marthine Tayou at Galleria Continua, San Gimignano/Seine-et-Marne/Beijing

Neuveau folk art: Klara Kristalova, Where I Come From, Where I Will Be (I–V), 2014 at Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm

Neuveau folk art: Klara Kristalova, Where I Come From, Where I Will Be (I–V), 2014 at Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm

Nouveau folk art: Karl Wirsum at Derek Eller Gallery, NY

Nouveau folk art: Djordje Ozbolt, I Will Show You The World, 2014 at Taro Nasu, Tokyo

Nouveau folk art: Damien Deroubaix, Meschac Gaba at In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

Nouveau folk art: Yinka Shonibare MBE, New York Toy Painting, 2012 at James Cohan Gallery, NY

One colour objects: Lutz Bacher, The Devil Made Me Do It, 1994 at Greene Naftali, NY

One colour objects: RoxyPaine, Speech Impediment, 2014 at Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY

One colour objects: Sylvie Fleury, Skin Crime 3 (Givenchy 318), 1997 at Salon 94, NY

One colour objects: Thea Djordjadze, She Didn't Have Friends, Children, Sex, Religion, Marriage, Success, A Salary Or A Fear of Death. She Worked, 2012 at Sprüth Magers Berlin London

One colour objects: Gabriel Kuri at Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

One colour objects: Ugo Rondinone, siebteraprizweitausendundvierzehn, 2014 at Sadie Coles HQ, London

One colour objects: Abraham Cruzvillegas at Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

One colour objects: (detail) Abraham Cruzvillegas at Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

One colour objects: Aaron Young, Untitled, 2013 at Kukje Gallery, Seoul/Tina Kim Gallery, NY

One colour objects: Berta Fischer at Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg_D9

One colour objects: Jason Martin, Gemini, 2014 at Galerie Theodore Ropac,Paris/Salzburg

One colour objects: Mary Heilmann, Clubchair 80, 2013 at 303Gallery, NY

Read the article “7 Art Trends at Frieze New York 2014

All photos by M-KOS except where mentioned.