Thursday, December 24, 2009



Monday, December 14, 2009

2010 Here We Go !!



Friday, December 11, 2009

Open City: Designing Coexistence.

{" Cities are full of obstacles. 
They are expensive, unhealthy, and dangerous; they are not easily accessible for disabled people, the elderly, or children; they are congested, anonymous, and hectic. Probably all city dwellers share these and    other obstructions to daily urban life."  Tim Rieniets


The theme of the 4th International Architectural Biennale Rotterdam is Open City: Designing Coexistence. How and what can architects and urbanistst contribute to the way we live in cities? What is the Open City? How do people work, think, dream and act there? And why is it urgent to re-imagine the Open City? These are just some of the questions that will confront the visitor to Open City: Designing Coexistence.

Six sub-themes
The curators of the 4th IABR have identified six situations in which geographical, spatial, typological, and socio-cultural conditions reveal different qualities and potentials of Open City. Each of these situations will be explored through research and actual projects, and presented as a sub-theme of the Biennale.

1Maakbaarheid (“Makeability”) / 2Refuge/ 3Reciprocity/ 4Community / 5Squat / 6Collective ]

Other subjects related to the Open City such as Connectivity, Fear, MigrationAccess, and Source, about Jane Jacobs and the origins of the Open City concept.

Other exhibitions of the 4th IABR are Parallel Cases//IABR@RDM at RDM Campus and The Free State of Amsterdam (Vrijstaat Amsterdam) in Amsterdam.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Atelier Anaut



Dear Atelier Anaut Curator:

Thanks for writing to us and delight us with this magnificent review. We´ll just have to publish it as it was delivered to us at Las Bellas Artes Org. via The Pigmy Deer Network Project. 

Eva Guerra Lujan / Editor in Chief
Gustavo Ortega & Katro Rodriguez

 Las Bellas Artes Org.Creative Directors

Felix Anaut Spanish born artist Felix Anaut is now based in South West France, though also spends a lot time in Ireland. In recent years he has had considerable success and recognition, been embraced warmly by the European Art Scene, exhibiting widely in both public and private sectors, notably in France, Spain, England, Italy and Ireland, as well as other European countries.

During Florence Biennale ( winter 2003) , he won the award "Lorenzo el Magnifico of the city of Florence" for his artistic career, in front of some 890 artists from around the world. In 2005, he participated in the Biennale de Basse Navarre, and was invited to exhibit work permanently in a new Contemporary Art Museum in Casoria, Naples. Works by him are also in the collections of various other museums, art institutions and other public spaces. During 2006, he was listed in the Spanish national newspaper, "El Mundo" in their supplement of the "500 most influential Spanish people, 2006", under the Arts section, alongside seven other artists, including such names as Tapies.

He started his academic studies with classes at the "Circulo de Bellas Artes" in Madrid, finishing studying at the "Ecole de Montparnasse d'Art et Dessin" in Paris in 1978-79. After Paris he returned to Madrid to continue painting, followed by spending time living in Tangier and Ibiza (1982-83). During this period he developed his interest in abstract painting, largely inspired from arabic calligraphy.

In 1983, after studying a course on the history of porcelain at Christie's in London, he decided to stay in England and continue painting, ending up settling in Belfast, where he co-founded a contemporary art gallery. During the 7 year duration of the gallery, Anaut dedicated less time to his personal work, due to his obligations with the gallery, however continued to paint and exhibit sporadically. In 1989-90 he returned to Spain and to painting full-time, returning to Ireland regularly. From these dates onwards he has been dedicated to the development of his work, returning to a strong investigation of figurative painting. In 2001 Anaut moved his base from Spain to South West France, where he continues working, reflecting back in some of his new work to his past abstract painting, and keeping in line also his powerful figurative work.

He has had numerous public interviews on television and radio about his work and career, and wide press coverage in magazines, newspapers, etc, throughout his career. Some of his more notable exhibitions have included "Los Artistas", an exhibition where Anaut showed alongside 3 of his greatest heroes in the history of modern art, Picasso, Miró and Bacon, sponsored by Arttank in Belfast, Ireland. Also, his solo show in the Museum of Isaba, in Navarra, Spain and a Retrospective at the Galerie des Tanneries in Nerac, France. In 2005 he exhibited work in a new contemporary art museum in Casoria, Naples, Italy, which remains in the permanent collection. He also had a solo show at the Museum Albert Marzelles, Marmande in France, who have purchased work for their permanent collection.

In 2006 he had a huge solo exhibition under the title of 'Bacchanal - Art or Decadence' at the Raymond Farbos Contemporary Art Centre, Mont de Marsan. He also participated in the Belfast Arts Festival, with an exhibition under the title 'No Hay Camino, Se Hace Camino Al Andar' ('There are no paths, one makes a path by walking', Antonio Machado, 1875-1939).

In 2007 included his participation in the Process-Art Festival in Bulgaria, and participation in various art fairs in France & Spain. During 2008 Felix has several solo shows including a large show at SEVEN, Bedford Row, London, followed later by the Market Place Arts Centre, Armagh, Ireland, and at FOUR in Moncuq, France, plus a large show at the Tanneries Galerie, Nerac, France. Finally a show with the Zimmer Stewart Gallery, as part of the Arundel Summer Festival. He will be participating in other European festivals and art fairs.

H.Carey Good

Atelier Anaut Curator

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

WOW : Works on Whatever / Art Production Funds

WOT (Works on Towels) 2010; the fourth annual artist towel series, created by acclaimed artists Peter Doig and Yoshitomo Nara are 60 x 70" (double width),100% cotton and 95 USD each. WOW (Works on Whatever); a unique collection of everyday items designed by artists. APF invites artists to experiment with the latest commercial materials and techniques to bring art off the walls and into homes as everyday objects. WOW introduces contemporary art to a larger community, with revenues from sales supporting APF's non-profit mission to expand awareness through contemporary art. WOW works conceptually with APF's program of expanding art audiences and helps fund public art! 
WOW (PROP ART) by Jessica Craig Martin, Martin Eder, Elmgreen & Dragset, Miltos Manetas and Richard Philips. "Prop Art" was originally created as props for the set of Gossip Girl. "Prop Art" is a series of artist approved, canvas reproductions of contemporary artworks. Dimensions variable: 23 x36" to 42 x36", stretched printed canvas, printed signature reverse.
250 USD to 300 USD each.

WOW: Proceeds support Art Production Fund's public projects! Art Production Fund is a non profit organization dedicated to facilitating ambitious projects by contemporary artists, reaching new audiences and expanding public participation and understanding of contemporary art. Past Projects include: SHOW, Vanessa Beecroft, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1998; PLAN B, Rudolf Stingel summer 2004, Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall and The Walker Art Center; Prada Marfa, Elmgreen & Dragset, Valentine, TX, 2005, permanent; Greeting Card, Aaron Young, Park Avenue Armory, 2007; Electric Fountain, Noble & Webster, Rockefeller Plaza, 2008; The Whitney Biennial, Park Avenue Armory, 2008; Members Only, Kalup Linzy, 2008; Scribble, Karl Haendel, 2009; Kalup Linzy, Kembra Pfahler, Haim Steinbach for Pitti W, Florence, Italy 2009.


Monday, December 7, 2009



Sunday, December 6, 2009


Award-winning British filmmaker Isaac Julien's film is both critically acclaimed and controversial. A lyrical and poetic consideration of the life of revered Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. Isaac Julien invokes Hughes as a black cultural icon, against an impressionistic, atmospheric setting that parallels a Harlem speakeasy of the 1920s with a 1980s London underground nightclub.

Julien explores the ambiguous sexual subtexts of the period of rich artistic expression, and the enduring cultural significance of the pioneers' work. Shot, in sumptuous monochrome, the film combines archival footage with the newly staged set pieces, fantasy sequences, and an imagined love story. The result is a beautiful and ultimately celebratory piece about artistic expression and the nature of desire.

Image: Still from Looking for Langston (1989, 60') by Isaac Julien.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

MReview | Our Favourite : Quiero Club

 They are part of The Pigmy Deer Network Talent Stock, as honorable members , and right now, the Mexican Band every review is thrilled to talk about....I can´t explain why this talented people deserve to appear so much in our magazine. But the truth is, they represent the mexican creativity in all its way. Their music,rythm,lyrics. Those girls, the boys..the way they sound together live. The whole creative project that structure the whole QuieroClub idea: HappyFi. The underground projects:Miss Mars Clothing, under a simple but smart slogan:Retro Clothing for Future Minds. I can continue, and you can read over and over my review or others, and still, if you haven´t heard them, you won´t understand. So, MReview - them-yourself. They are simply , one of the bests bands in Latin America.

 " The funky-hipsters mexicanos we all love are back with their sophomore album, Nueva America, which was released earlier this fall.  If you know anything about Quiero Club (...)"(you should) " So if you were a fan before, expect to NOT be disappointed.  For those who weren’t, the album does have its differences: they have pushed their music a little further by adding more electro-pop to their upbeat songs, and more new-age/experimental to their mellow ones.  They have a couple of videos out for their new album, the latest being Minutos de Aire" LAREMEZCLA