taken during the last exhibition of IMPREINT in London 7-27 April 2014 on display the ‘Balloons’ http://impreintofficial.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/exhibition-white-frame-collection.html
IMPREINT Portrait day – 1 March 2014
IMPREINT is one of those artists who can still show novelty as much in his artworks as in his social involvement. He declares the importance of the social impacts of an artist, so he proposes always something to involve the people in the things that he’s working on in the moment. His project with the children Save me. has earn popularity and is growing around the globe. His new proposition is Portraits, where everyone can participate by sending a photo of themselves holding a balloon. Portraits is strongly connected to his project Balloons, which is based on 1000 hand painted balloon-paintings.
Isaac Julien is an artist and filmmaker, whose art I find sophisticated and inspiring. He is having an exhibition in the MOMA, NY called Ten Thousand Waves. It is a film installation from 2010 inspired by the Morecambe Bay tragedy of 2004, in which more than 20 Chinese cockle pickers drowned on a flooded sandbank off the coast in northwest England and the ancient China (source: MOMA). The shots were taken in Shanghai, both the modern and old parts of it.
I was delighted to be informed about an upcoming exhibition of the artist in the recently opened gallery of Victoria Miro in Mayfair. The new seven screen installation called Playtime will receive its world premier at the Gallery on the 24 January and is going to run until the 1 March.
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.
Next 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.
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.