Brighton Fringe Festival

Brighton Fringe Festival is the largest art festival in England, and it takes place every year in May. It is about 4 weeks long every year filled with lots of events and exhibitions. Everybody can submit to participate, the registration is open now until the 31st of January. Brighton Fringe Festival is also a registered charity.

Brighton Fringe FestivalNext year, in 2014 the date of the Festival is: 3 May – 1 June. I think it is really worth to visit the festival and the city of Brighton or even participate if you are an artist. You can also apply to be part of the festival as a volunteer.

Brighton Pier

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The Japan Foundation, London

My latest discover in London is The Japan Foundation. It is a place where you can study Japanese supported by a library with language teaching materials, you can learn more about the culture of Japan, and you can explore and get a closer look at the art of Japan.They organize various events and talks related to art.  The next one is Intervening in Nature and Society: History of the ‘Art Project’ in Japan, 1955-2013, a talk by Kenji Kajiya on the 17 of October.

“In this talk, Kenji Kajiya, Associate Professor of Art History at Hiroshima City University, will discuss how art projects took place and have developed in postwar Japan. Tracing back to outdoor exhibitions organised by Gutai Art Association and Kyushu-ha in the mid-1950s, he will demonstrate how non-museum-based exhibitions have developed and taken shaped through each decade, before international art festivals in rural setting and university-based outdoor exhibitions stood out as art projects in the 2000s.

This talk will provide an insightful and historical account of art projects and their development to the present day, considering how these phenomena have been integrated or interacted with natural landscapes and society in Japan.” (source: Japan Foundation)

These events are all free of charge but booking is essential. You can browse for more programmes and reserve on the site.

Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons by Kanō Eitoku

 

Save me. – exhibition in Muswell Hill London – interview

On the day of the 7 October 2013 I took part in one of the workshops  of Impreint, an artist who decided to create a concept and not only his ego, and he has definitely done it! Don't buy this. It is nothing!

Here my interview:

N: What is Save me.?             IMPREINT Save me.

I: Is a project related to art and children.

N: Why is it called Save me.?

I: It’s taken from one of my first work on canvas. Through my experience I discovered that creativity can give a different vision and perspective. When I was painting “save me” it was not a request of help but a declaration that this was an answer, so the same I propose as an experience to the others.

N: When did you decide to create these workshops?

I: Since I decided to be an artist one of my priorities was to share with the others. In this specific project I decided to create common workshops about balloons to give them unification.

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N: When are you going to do the next one and how do you choose the places, I mean do you privilege disadvantage areas?

I: No matter social class, so no matter areas. We are doing something together. Together it means that we don’t make distinctions between us for a common intent.

N: Who are the people involved in this project and who can participate?

I: Whoever feels something inside himself connected with what I’m doing can participate just contacting me. Is a work of meaning and can be done also without my presence.

                                                        IMPREINT Save me.