The Italian curator Massimiliano Gioni will participate with Daniel Baumann and Ralph Rugoff at Outsider Art Fair 2013. Founded in 1993, the Outsider Art Fair quickly became a critical and commercial success as well as the leading event in the field of outsider, self-taught, and folk art. The fair was recognized for its nonconformist spirit, and crowds began to flock annually to New York ‘s Puck Building, the event’s location for its first 15 years. This year, under the leadership of Wide Open Arts, a new company formed by art dealer Andrew Edlin, the Outsider Art Fair is moving to Chelsea to the site of the former Dia Art Foundation, where visitors can expect to find prime examples of art by both celebrated and newly discovered artists.
Massimiliano Gioni will curate the 55th International Art Exhibition that will take place in Venice from June 1st to November 24th 2013, and the title chosen by the curator is: The Encyclopedic Palace. The exhibition will place at its heart “a reflection on the ways in which images have been used to organize knowledge and shape our experience of the world.”
Inspired by what scholar Hans Belting has called “an anthropology of images”, the Biennale Arte 2013 curated by Massimiliano Gioni will attempt “an inquiry in the realms of the imaginary and the functions of imagination. “
When the Italian movie industry was at his best…enjoy!
I always liked him, also because his roots are Umbrian just like a big part of my family…good “excuse” to be curious enough to better explore his work. Alberto Burri’s use of “nonart” materials created the basis of the most important time in the Italian art of the last century, called Arte Povera ( literary, “Poor Art”), movement of the ’60 and ’70…a suggestion for our NYC friends: enjoy this beautiful exhibition at the Guggheneim…ciao!
We always like to share everything beautiful that is happening around us, like…the Laguna Dance Festival!
Tickets are selling fast. Buy your seat now for the best viewing experience. The line up is absolutely extraordinary. Be ready to be blown away!
See you at the festival…ciao!
Prepare to be BLOWN AWAY! It is like a trip to the Kennedy Center without leaving Laguna. Two visually extraordinary nationally renowned dance companies (and a local favorite) are performing at Laguna Playhouse on Sept. 7, 8 & 9. Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will share a stunning program on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Orange County based contemporary dance company Backhausdance will perform on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 for Saturday and Sunday and $40 for Friday night. Purchase NOW for best seating at www.lagunadancefestival.org or at the Laguna Playhouse.
The Laguna Dance Festival is regarded as one of Orange County’s major annual cultural events and a gem in Laguna Beach. Smithsonian Magazine named Laguna Beach one of the “The 20 Best Small Towns in America” in its May 2012 issue, singling out the Laguna Dance Festival as a reason.
WARHOL IN ROME
The exhibition “Warhol: Headlines” is now a Rome at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna, after it has been at the National Gallery of Washington and at the Museum für Moderne Kunst of, Frankfurt.
The show defines and brings together works that the artist based largely on headlines from the tabloid news. Warhol had a lifelong obsession with the sensational side of contemporary news media, and examples of his source materials for the works of art will be presented for comparison, revealing Warhol’s role as both editor and author.
The rich headline motif will be traced through about 80 works representing the full range of its treatment in Warhol’s practice—from paintings, drawings, prints, photography, and sculpture to film, video, and television. A major, yet previously unexplored theme that ran through Warhol’s entire career, the headline encompasses many of his key subjects, including celebrity, death, disaster, and current events.
Wherever one places him, Warhol’s influence is indisputable. His visual vocabulary has become a part of the vernacular from which it originally derived. Even his purported 1968 statement “in the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes” has become as ubiquitous as the 24-hour news cycle.