Marie-Laure Fleisch Gallery opens new space in Brussels

Marie-Laure Fleisch Gallery opens new space in Brussels 
Santiago Reyes Villaveces | Reside
curated by  Eugenio Viola 
20 April - 28 May 2016
13 Rue Saint Georges | 1050 Brussels

 The Galerie MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch inaugurated its new space in Ixelles, the contemporary art district of Brussels par excellence. The opening show is the site-specific project of Santiago Reyes Villaveces Reside.it is as a part of Art Brussels’Gallery Night.
Next to its complex polysemy linked to its figurative use, the verb to reside (from the Latin residēre) also indicates the legal and administrative choice of a particular residence in a specific place; or more generally, it denotes the choice of a fixed abode, or a place where one sojourns for a more or less stable period. This last meaning of the verb to reside expresses the modus operandi of Santiago Reyes Villaveces to create this exhibition: both his sojourn in the Belgian capital and the specificity of the exhibition space determined the conceptual parameters of his work.
The research of Reyes Villaveces confronts itself with the Brazilian Neo-Concrete tradition and the Tropicália Movement, in specific the work of Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark, and the poetics of the fragment inspired by Jorge Luis Borges. From the former, he derives a sense of transitivity and precariousness of the work; from the latter, a concept of the fragment as a representation of an aesthetics of ruins, interpreted in a non-romantic sense.
The artist’s preferred medium is sculpture, of which he explores its various possibilities, analysing different categories and the physical structures of materials. Therefore, his work tends towards a reciprocal system, in which the relation between materials, their form and collocation in space are destitute from any hierarchical organisation. Its plastic vocabulary creates a minimalist language, expressed in what the Colombian artist defines as an “immanent/silent architectural sensibility”, traced from the precarious structures that form the daily routine of cities he lived and worked: Bogotá first and foremost, and in this specific case, Brussels.
Cities can be considered as never-ending building sites swarming with objects that express a relentless tension between their residual and structural state. These objects lie at the heart of the artist’s practice, making objets trouvées the primary materials of his work. In his process of creation, they play a transitory function: residues or fragments of former constructions and a wide range of materials intelligently assembled, rendered un-functional and simultaneously raised to the level of art work, are used to study the expressive and formal possibilities of objects, and their interaction with space and light.
Reyes Villaveces's work stretches the physical limits of matter, challenging the concepts of scale, volume, weight, tension, gravity, surface, resistance, pressure, limits, perspective and depth. His sculptures are represented as singular and visually forceful instruments originating from a short circuit between matter and surface, from mass and structure, expressed both as the synthesis of form and proportion that each single work takes on in respect to the rest. In this way, a few simple elements, sharply positioned in the exhibition space, question the sense of perception, and as such activate a relation between the architecture of the exhibition space, the viewer’s perception, and the temporal element of the viewing experience.

Marie-Laure Fleisch Gallery
3 Rue Saint Georges | 1050 Brussels
more at  http://www.galleriamlf.com

* photocredit of images : Art News Bulletin


Olga Georgieva: Out on the Other Side @Bulart Gallery

Olga Georgieva | Out on the Other Side
22 March -10 April 2016
Bulart gallery | Varna BG

Olga Georgieva for Out on the Other Side:
"My artistic journey has often defined by autobiographical motifs and experiences. Also, relations between people always are interested me. In my works that I created in recent years, also I'm concerned the term "regime". Perhaps we all live within a regime that is invisible and is governed by the laws of our mind. I began to use the red  color as a sign of that limit. Our solutions - who allow us and who leave a distance - its are determined by this "frontier". Its cleavage is impossible. We only "shift" the border because our mind , it does not allow us to do it."  
  Olga Georgieva (1986 Varna ,Bulgaria ) lives and works in Vienna since 2005. Graduated from the National School of Arts " Dobri Hristov " in 2005 Varna and in 2012 from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, in „Graphics" department, in the class of professor Jan Svenungsson. She works in the field of drawing, graphics, installation and video. She is interested in human interactions in real time and she sets her works into rhetorical questions about existence. Olga has taken participation in prestigious group exhibitions, festivals and curatorial projects in Bulgaria, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Japan, Finland, Spain, Taiwan and others. She has severeal solo exhibitions and performances in Bulgaria, Austria,germany, france, Spain, Pussia, China ecc . Her works are in the collections of the Museum Angerlehner and Immobilien GmbH, Wales; Red Carpet Collection, Vienna ; the collection of the association Friends of Fine Arts, Vienna, and in the collection of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She was the resident of the creative program at HuanTie Times Art Museum, Beijing, China. In Austria Olga is presented by Steinek gallery, Vienna and Bulart gallery (BG/BE).


Bill Viola @Brussels during Klara Festival


save the dates: 9-24 March 2016 
Cathedrals of St Michael and St Gudula| Brussels
Co-production: BOZAR EXPO, Klarafestival

 Bill Viola |Earth Martyr, Air Martyr, Fire Martyr, and Water Martyr (all 2014)
Color High-Definition videos on plasma displays mounted vertically on wall,107.6 x 62.1 x 6.8 cm- each;
Executive producer: Kira Perov; Performers: Norman Scott, Sarah Steben, Darrow Igus, John Hay
Courtesy Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels; photocredit: Klara Festival
During the Klara Festival, BOZAR will be presenting the video installation Earth Martyr, Air Martyr, Fire Martyr & Water Martyr (2014) by the American video artist Bill Viola, at the Cathedrals of St Michael and St Gudula in Brussels. Last year the work was presented at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. On four plasma screens you watch as four martyrs are exposed to the invincible forces of nature. The video ends with a blinding light that shines on the four dead martyrs. This represents their arrival in the hereafter. Viola wants to give the public a visual pause for reflection on subjects such as death, the hereafter, compassion and sacrifice. The work expresses his great admiration for the celebrated masters of painting. At the same time, he tells a story about major human emotions.
Bill Viola ( b.1951) is widely recognized as one of the leading video artists on the international scene. For over 30 years he has created videotapes, architectural video installations, sound environments, electronic music performances, and works for television broadcast. Viola’s video installations envelop the viewer in image and sound employ state-of-the-art technologies and are distinguished by their precision and direct simplicity.Since the early 1970s, Viola has used video to explore the phenomena of sense perception as an avenue to self-knowledge. His works focus on universal human experiences birth, death, the unfolding of consciousness and have roots in both Eastern and Western art as well as spiritual traditions, including Zen Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and Christian mysticism. He has been instrumental in the establishment of video as a vital form of contemporary art, and in so doing has helped to expand its scope in terms of technology, content, and historical reach.

1000 Brussels
Mo& Fri - 07:30 - 18:00
Sat  07:30 - 15:30
Sun 14:00 - 18:00
Free entrance

Francophonie cultural mobility programmes

Francophonie cultural mobility programmes
Deadlines: 30
March 2016 ; 15 April 2016

Applications are invited from eligible individuals and organisations for two cultural mobility initiatives of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. « En Scène ! » offers grants in performing arts field for touring and network building. « Édition Limitée » supports training  of fashion designers and creators of luxury articles.
There are specific conditions for eligibility and all the information for applicants is in French.
Check the map of the Francophonie member countries to see if you may be eligible to apply. This includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cyprus, Croatia, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Thailand and Viet Nam. 
Programme « En Scène ! » (Filière théâtre, danse et musique) >>deadline: 30 March 2016

• Pour les structures des pays francophones du Sud et ceux d’Europe centrale et orientale, il s’agit d’encourager la consolidation des réseaux de professionnels régionaux et l’interaction de différents acteurs/espaces artistiques et culturels autour d’un projet commun inscrit dans une dynamique territorial.
• Pour les Pays du Nord, il s’agit de valoriser la complémentarité des compétences avec les structures des pays francophones du Sud. L’échange d’expériences et de savoir-faire pertinents, ainsi que le soutien aux actions conjointes. Ces projets doivent mettre en évidence les niveaux élevés de participation et d’implication des parties prenantes.
Download programme guide
– NOTE this programme is also open to venues and festival organisers around the world programming specific eligible Francophonie country performances

Programme « Édition Limitée »  deadline:15 April 2016
La Francophonie s’investit dans le secteur de l’artisanat de luxe, par un accompagnement dédié aux créateurs de ce secteur. Ce programme de repérage des talents, a pour vocation de leur faciliter l’accès à une formation spécifique de haut niveau.
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This programme is open to applications from: fashion designers and stylists aged 20-35 years, residing and working in Francophone countries of the ‘South’, of Central and Eastern Europe, members of the Francophonie. (Les créateurs de mode, stylistes âgés de 20-35 ans, résidant et travaillant dans les pays francophones du Sud, de l’Europe Centrale et Orientale, membres de la Francophonie.)

more about it:http://artsetcreations.francophonie.org

Re-Directing: East Curatorial Residency | Warsaw

Re-Directing: East Curatorial Residency | Warsaw
Deadline: February 28, 2016

Open call for Re-Directing: East Curatorial Residency on “The Making of Collective Agencies” at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland. Application open only to individuals living and working outside the EU for this special curatorial group residency.

The Artists-In-Residence Laboratory at the CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw invites art professionals such as curators, organisers, researchers and art managers to apply for a one-month long residency. The notion of “re-directing” refers here to a need to facilitate collaborations in-between art initiatives, which due to geopolitical conditions hasn’t had many opportunities to collaborate thus far.The Re-Directing: East Curatorial Residency is a peer-learning workshop, a curatorial seminar, extended site exploration and a research opportunity for a group of four to six individuals together with the CCA team and local participants.
The participants are expected to share their experience and understanding of respective artistic and socio-political contexts, as well as to prepare themselves for participation in this year’s exploration of the topic “The Making of Collective Agencies.” This curatorial residency is a platform for developing a possible working collaboration with the CCA Ujazdowski Castle and other parties concerned in the years to come.
During the month long residency we want to (self) reflect on the curatorial practices that take place outside of formal institutions and which draw inspiration from critical, social, and collective modes of action for the commonwealth. The starting point will be to look at examples of social practices (e.g. cooperative work, like the Indonesian “gotong royong,” or the already non-existent Polish “communal work,” which has been replaced by modern forms of the “exchange platforms”), artistic (e.g. activities supporting the self-governance of artistic circles and also “alternative” institutions and forms of presentation and creation of art) and beyond, or post-artistic practices within politics, economics, and social life (protests, cultural resistance, informal education). We will utilize the presentations as well as the experiences of the participants to talk about the different strategies and consequences of entangling curatorial and artistic practices in collective actions and implementing within their frames political commentary regarding the position of specific collectives. The question of who and what collectives are, on behalf of those and within the frames of those which artistic statements are created will constitute another important issue.
The month long residencies: July 18–August 17, 2016
Submission deadline: February 28, 2016
The results will be announced by April 8, 2016

Selection will be based on the professional excellence of the applicant’s work and their plans for sharing the benefits of the exchange with artists and institutions in their home country / site of activities. Due to the programme agenda aiming at creating collaboration opportunities beyond the already existing cultural policies, we do not accept applications from individuals residing and working within the EU. Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of English to function independently and communicate with the A-I-R Laboratory staff and other residents.
It will be offering:
–Individual living space connected with the working space
–A grant of 3200 PLN / approx. 800 USD
–Reimbursement of travel costs
–Organizing a customised programme of lectures, presentations and study visits in Warsaw and beyond
–Organizing the final seminar including participants’ presentations created collaboratively during the residency
Please note that it is not cover visa fees or the insurance costs required for visa application.
How to apply
Please send an electronic version of your application in one document to the e-mail: air.opencall@gmail.com —preferred format: pdf (in English). The application document should include:
1. professional work experience in the form of a portfolio containing a description of maximum five projects
2. a cover letter
3. a paper proposal (max. 300 words). This should describe the presentation subject which you would like to develop in relation to this year’s topic “The Making of Collective Agencies.” The presentation will contribute to the seminar during the RDE residency.
4. your CV.
Please label the portfolio as follows: your surname_your name_application.pdf.
The project is implemented with financial support from the City of Warsaw.


Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
2 Jazdów Street
00-467 Warsaw
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 12–7pm,
Friday 12–9pm
T +48 22 628 12 71

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Singapore Fringe Festival 2017 | Open call

Singapore Fringe Festival 2017 | Open call
Deadline: March 4, 2016
Dates :  4 – 15 January 2017

"Who taught you to write in blood on my back? Who taught you to use your hands as branding irons? You have scored your name into my shoulders, referenced me with your mark. The pads of your fingers have become printing blocks, you tap a message on to my skin, tap meaning into my body."  Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

Open call for Singapore Fringe Festival 2017 – on the theme of ‘Art and Skin‘. The theme for M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017 is Art and Skin. We are looking for works in all disciplines that will fall within that theme. Applications accepted from professional Singapore and international artists/ companies.
The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and mixed media created and presented by Singaporean and international artists. Themed differently each year, the Festival aims to bring the best of contemporary, cutting-edge and socially-engaged works to the Singapore audience. The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is set to be a creative centre, with a twin-purpose of innovation and discussion; a platform for meaningful and provocative art to engage our increasingly connected and complex world.

The largest organ of the human’s body is the skin. A vessel for protection, identification, attraction and stimulation. It sweats, stretches, tears, heals and scars. It defends, dies, shreds and regenerates. It crawls and tingles, calluses and ruptures. It burns, blisters, blushes, bruises and peels. It chaps and scales, it tingles, inflames and it wrinkles.
Each square inch of human skin is home to approximately 30 million bacteria and 20 feet of blood vessels. We renew our skin monthly, shedding approximately 600,000 skin particles a day. It is said that up to half the dust in our homes is made up of our dead skin.
In an age where we are more aware than ever of our image, our identity, and our potential to alter our own appearance, we hope that the theme of Art and Skin will welcome a creative exploration and dialogue into matters of identity, beauty, intimacy, sensitivity, pleasure, pain and shame.
application form >> 

more about it >>  http://www.singaporefringe.com/fringe2016/2017_art_skin.php


miart 2016 | international fair of modern and contemporary art | Milano

miart 2016 |  international fair of modern and contemporary art | Milano
April 8–10, 2016
VIP preview and opening: April 7

 miart, the international fair of modern and contemporary art, is pleased to announce its 21st edition, held from April 8 to 10 at Pavilion 3 of fieraMilancity in Milan. More than 150 international galleries from 16 countries will exhibit works by modern masters, established contemporary artists, emerging talents, and experimental designers divided in five different sections.
Many international galleries will return from previous editions, including Alfonso Artiaco, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Cardi, CLEARING, Sadie Coles HQ, Continua, Massimo De Carlo, Dépendance, kaufmann repetto, Johann König, Andrew Kreps, Giò Marconi, Massimo Minini, Office Baroque, Robilant+Voena, Lia Rumma, Christian Stein, T293, Tega, Tornabuoni Arte, Michael Werner, and Zero.
miart 2016 is delighted to welcome numerous leading galleries exhibiting in Milan for the first time: Blain|Southern, Campoli Presti, Marc Foxx, Greene Naftali, Rodolphe Janssen, Lelong, Mai 36, Anthony Reynolds, Esther Schipper, Galleria dello Scudo, Sperone Westwater, and Wilkinson.

Full list of exhibitors:
313 Art Project, Seoul / Acappella, Naples / Amt_project, Bratislava, Slovakia / Apalazzogallery, Brescia, Italy / Alfonso Artiaco, Naples / Piero Atchugarry, Pueblo Garzón, Uruguay / Galerie Bernhard, Zürich / Maria Bernheim, Zürich / Blain Southern, London / Blu, Milan / Boccanera, Trento, Italy / Thomas Brambilla, Bergamo, Italy / Brand New Gallery, Milan / Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York - Rome / C+N CANEPANERI, Milan - Genoa - Courmayeur, Italy / Ca' di Fra', Milan / Camp Design Gallery, Milan / Campoli Presti, London - Paris / CAR DRDE, Bologna, Italy / Cardelli & Fontana, Sarzana, Italy / Cardi, London - Milan / Marta Cervera, Madrid / China Art Object, Los Angeles / CLEARING, New York - Brussels / Luciano Colantonio, Brescia, Italy / Sadie Coles HQ, London / Contini, Venice - Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy / Continua, San Gimignano, Italy - Beijing - Les Moulins, Paris - Havana / Cøpperfield, London / Raffaella Cortese, Milan / Cortesi Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland - London / Guido Costa Projects, Turin / Riccardo Crespi, Milan / Studio Dabbeni, Lugano, Switzerland / Bianca D'Alessandro, Copenhagen / Monica De Cardenas, Milan - Zuoz, Switzerland / Massimo De Carlo, Milan - London - Hong Kong / de' Foscherari, Bologna, Italy / Luisa delle Piane, Milan / Dep Art, Milan / Dépendance, Brussels / Tiziana Di Caro, Naples / Dimore Studio, Milan / Doppelganger, Bari, Italy / Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles / Ellis King, Dublin / Emalin, London / Erastudio Apartment-Gallery, Milan / Ermes-Ermes, Rome / Exile, Berlin / Frediano Farsetti, Florence / Erica Fiorentini, Rome / Marie-Laure Fleisch, Rome / Marc Foxx, Los Angeles / Frittelli Arte Contemporanea, Florence / Frutta, Rome / Fumagalli, Milan / FuoriCampo, Siena, Italy / Giorgio Galotti, Turin / garcía galería, Madrid / Gariboldi, Milan / Gillmeier Rech, Berlin / Giustini Stagetti Galleria O. Roma, Rome / Armanda Gori, Prato / Greene Naftali, New York / Grieder Contemporary, Zürich / Studio Guenzani, Milan / Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo / Honor Fraser, Los Angeles / Il Ponte, Florence / A Arte Invernizzi, Milan / Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels / kaufmann repetto, Milan - New York / Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles / Kinman, London / Johann König, Berlin / Andrew Kreps, New York / Matteo Lampertico, Milan / Laveronica, Modica, Italy / Emanuel Layr, Vienna / Lelong, Paris - New York / Josh Lilley, London / Limoncello, London / Lorenzelli Arte, Milan / Massimo Lunardon, San Giorgio di Perlena, Italy / Machado-Muñoz, Madrid / Magazzino, Rome / Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Bologna, Italy / Mai 36, Zürich / Norma Mangione, Turin / Giò Marconi, Milan / Primo Marella, Milan / Martini & Ronchetti, Genoa, Italy / Mathew, Berlin - New York / Centro Matteucci, Viareggio, Italy / Mazzoleni, Turin - London / Francesca Minini, Milan / Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy / Montrasio Arte - Km0, Milan - Monza, Italy - Innsbuck, Austria / Nero, Arezzo, Italy / Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles - Bucharest / Nilufar, Milan / NoguerasBlanchard, Madrid - Barcelona / Noire Gallery, Turin / Office Baroque, Brussels / P420, Bologna, Italy / Francesco Pantaleone, Palermo, Italy / Poggiali e Forconi, Florence / Claudio Poleschi, Lucca, Italy / Prometeogallery, Milan / Raucci/Santamaria, Naples - Milan / Repetto Gallery, London / Anthony Reynolds, London / Michela Rizzo, Venice / Robilant+Voena, London - Milan / Room East, New York / Lia Rumma, Milan - Naples / Richard Saltoun, London / Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome / Esther Schipper, Berlin / Galleria dello Scudo, Verona, Italy / Secondome, Rome / Spazia, Bologna, Italy / SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy / Sperone Westwater, New York / Christian Stein, Milan - Pero, Italy / Subalterno 1, Milan / T293, Naples - Rome / Tega, Milan / The Gallery Apart, Rome / The Gallery, Brussels / The Goma, Madrid / Tonelli, Milan / Tornabuoni Arte, Florence - London - Milan - Paris / Steve Turner, Los Angeles / Rita Urso, Milan / VeneKlasen/Werner (VW), Berlin / VI, VII, Oslo / Antonella Villanova, Florence / Studio Giangaleazzo Visconti, Milan / Vistamare, Pescara, Italy / Michael Werner, New York - London / Wilkinson, London / Z2O Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome / Zero, Milan / Zieher Smith & Horton, New York
Each booth—shared by two different galleries—presents a dialogue between works by two artists from different generations.
Curated by:Jarrett Gregory, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA, Los Angeles and Pavel Pyś, Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
>>Giovanni Anselmo, Vistamare, Pescara, Italy – Daniel Steegmann Mangranè, Esther Schipper, Berlin
Irma Blank, P420, Bologna, Italy – Maaike Schoorel, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
Giuseppe Chiari, Armanda Gori, Prato, Italy – Lawrence Abu Hadman, Laveronica, Modica, Italy
Pietro Consagra, Tega, Milan – Luca Monterastelli, Lia Rumma, Milan - Naples
Florence Henri, Martini & Ronchetti, Genoa, Italy – Haris Epaminonda, Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy,Jiří Kolář, Lelong, Paris - New York – Ibrahim Mahama, Apalazzogallery, Brescia, Italy
Gastone Novelli, Galleria dello Scudo, Verona, Italy – Nick Mauss, Campoli Presti, London - Paris
Rirkrit Tiravanija, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York – Korakrit Arunanondchai, CLEARING, New York - Brussels
A section designed like an itinerary that crosses the 20th century, divided by decades. Each booth, through a monographic or thematic exhibition, presents a key moment of the decade in question.
Curated by Alberto Salvadori, Director, Museo Marino Marini, Florence
Blain|Southern, London //Studio Guenzani, Milan//Centro Matteucci, Viareggio, Italy//Richard Saltoun, London//Galleria dello Scudo, Verona, Italy//Sperone Westwater, New York//Christian Stein, Milan - Pero, Italy//Michael Werner, New York - London//Wilkinson, London
A section for emerging galleries whose programming focuses on the most recent generation of artists.
Curated by Nikola Dietrich, independent curator, Berlin
>>Acappella, Naples / Galerie Bernhard, Zürich / Maria Bernheim, Zürich / CAR DRDE, Bologna, Italy / Cøpperfield, London / Bianca D'Alessandro, Copenhagen / Doppelganger, Bari, Italy / Ellis King, Dublin / Emalin, London / Ermes-Ermes, Rome / FuoriCampo, Siena / garcía galería, Madrid / Gillmeier Rech, Berlin / Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo / Kinman, London / Room East, New York
A selection of galleries active in the promotion of experimental design, decorative arts, and limited editions, whose activities are the result of close collaboration with designers.
Curated by Domitilla Dardi, Design Curator, MAXXI Architettura, Rome
>>Camp Design Gallery, Milan / Luciano Colantonio, Brescia, Italy / Luisa delle Piane, Milan / Dimore Studio, Milan / Erastudio Apartment-Gallery, Milan / Giustini Stagetti Galleria O. Roma, Rome / Massimo Lunardon, San Giorgio di Perlena, Italy / Machado-Muñoz, Madrid / Nero, Arezzo, Italy / Nilufar, Milan / Secondome, Rome / Subalterno 1, Milan / The Gallery, Brussels / Antonella Villanova, Florence

miart 2016
Viale Scarampo
Pavilion 3, Gate 5
20149 Milan| Italy

* all images are from miart 2015 . photocredit: miart .



deadline: February 28, 2016

The residency open call for curators and archival researchers at Fabrica, Treviso, Italy at the renowned communication research centre established on the vision of Luciano Benetton.

Fabrica is a communication research centre. It is based in Treviso, Italy, and is an integral part of the Benetton Group. Established in 1994 from a vision of Luciano Benetton, Fabrica offers young people from around the world a one-year scholarship, accommodation and a round-trip ticket to Italy, enabling a highly diverse group of researchers.
The range of disciplines is equally diverse, including design, visual communication, photography, interaction, video, music and journalism. Fabrica is based in a campus centred on a 17th-century villa, restored and significantly augmented by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

The scholars will develop collective and personal project identifying and interviewing sources, whether them photographic materials and/or paper archives of institutions, private funds, online catalogs, databases, “vernacular” documents, web or social media.
Researchers must know how to index and archive all the information collected by applying a scientific method, in team and individually working. The material collected will be curated in books, exhibitions, videos, multimedia projects.
Starting from January 30, Fabrica will accept and evaluate research, already underway or in proposal form, in order to understand and evaluate capabilities and interests of the aspiring bursary.
For one year, successful applicants will reach Fabrica’s multidisciplinary (designers, photographers, graphic designers) and international team and they will be coordinated by Francesca Seravalle.
Fellowship: return trip from your country; accommodation in Treviso (to share with one or two Fabrica grant holders); lunch from Monday to Friday; a monthly money supply to cover living expenses; health insurance for the entire duration of the scholarship. 

How to apply >> click here
More about it >>  http://www.fabrica.it


Ugo Rondinone in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen | Rotterdam

Ugo Rondinone in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen | Rotterdam

Ugo Rondinone | Vocabulary of Solitude
February 13–May 29, 2016
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Rotterdam |The Netherlands

Ugo Rondinone, Vocabulary of solitude. sleep, 2014. 
Clown costume, masker, live performance. Collection of the artist. 
photocredit:  Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

This spring the magical world of artist Ugo Rondinone (b. 1964, Switzerland, lives and works in New York) will be present at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, during the Art Rotterdam Week. The artist will bring together new and existing works in a large installation like a colour spectrum revealing the various facets of existence. Forty-five life-size clown sculptures will form the centrepiece of Vocabulary of Solitude, the artist’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands.

On the floor of the 1500m2 Bodon Galleries visitors will see forty-five life-size sculptures of passive and contemplative clowns, each named after an everyday activity: dream, sleep, yawn, read, cook. Together they describe by artist a person’s solitary day at home. The clown sculptures have never previously been exhibited and will be transported directly to Rotterdam from Rondinone’s studio in New York.
 Ugo Rondinone, vierzehnterseptemberzweitausendundfünfzehn, 2015. 
Acryl on canvas, 520 x 270 cm. Collection of the artist
 photocredit:  Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Rainbows is an installation includes half mandala paintings created with an airbrush technique. The optical effect of the large rainbow bands of colour makes them dance before your eyes. The large window of the Bodon Galleries will be covered with a filter in all the colours of the rainbow, creating an intense colourful glow throughout the garden gallery. The rainbow theme continues in thousands of drawings by children: young artists who have responded to the artist’s request for help in creating a 4 x 30 metre wall of rainbow drawings.
 Ugo Rondinone, The Eighteenth Hour of the Poem, 2007. 
Wax and pigments, 140 x 82 x 82 cm. Artist's collection.
  photocredit:  Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Ugo Rondinone -  one of the world’s leading visual artists, has an Italian origin , born in Brunnen, Switzerland in 1964, currenty based in New York since 1998. He studied at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunstin in Vienna. Earlier on in his career  Rondinone has collaborated  with Austrian performance artist Hermann Nitsch. He came to international attention during the 1990s with his installations by sculpture, painting, video, sound and photography. Rondinone represented Switzerland at the 52th Venice Biennale in 2007. He has been the curator of the exhibitions The Third Mind at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2007) and The Spirit Level at Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York (2012). He had major solo exhibitions at Centre Pompidou, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the Kunsthalle Wien , Palais Tokyo, Museum Leuven in Belgium . The work of Ugo Rondinone is represented by Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zürich), Barbara Gladstone Gallery (New York – Brussels), Galerie Almine Rech (Paris – Brussels), Sadie Coles HQ (London) and Galerie Esther Schipper (Berlin).

 Ugo Rondinone, Still. Life, 2013. 
Bronze, and lead paint, 12.5 x 14 x 12.5 cm. Artist's collection
  photocredit:  Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Ugo Rondinone : “Good art revolutionizes your whole being. It is something that stops you, or slows you down.

practical info:
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museumpark 18-20
3015 CX Rotterdam
The Netherlands


Steve McQueen @Galerie Marian Goodman | Paris

Steve McQueen @Galerie Marian Goodman | Paris
January 9–February 27, 2016

"I want to put the public in a situation where everyone becomes acutely sensitive to themselves, to their body and respiration." Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen , Remember Me, 2016; Acrylic paint on 88 neon borosilicate tubes;
photocredit: Galerie Marian Goodman

Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris is proud to announce an exhibition by Steve McQueen to launch the 2016 season. We present Ashes, his latest film installation, as well as several new works produced especially for this, his fifth exhibition at the gallery. Steve McQueen's latest projects comprise a wall installation formed of 77 dark blue neon lights, each a unique handwritten version of the phrase Remember Me, as well as two sculptural works, Broken Column and Moonlit.
Ashes is an immersive work composed of two films projected simultaneously on either side of a free-hanging screen. First is a portrait of Ashes, a young man from Grenada from where the artist's family also originated. Cracking a mischievous smile and taunting the camera, Ashes is seated at the prow of a boat sailing the Caribbean Sea. The footage was captured during the production of another work, titled Caribs' Leap (2002). Shot live on Super 8 film by the renowned cinematographer Robby Müller, the images illustrate the documentary aspect of McQueen's work.
Ashes's carefree demeanor and apparent freedom stand in contrast to the content of the second film projected on the other side of the screen and shot eight years later in a Grenada cemetery, in contrast to the idyllic postcard pictures of the Caribbean island. "Life and death have always lived side by side, in every aspect of life," said McQueen. "We live with ghosts in our everyday."
The intensity of the piece is derived from the juxtaposition of the two projections (life and death, boundless space and enclosed space) linked by an off-screen voice. McQueen uses a monologue to pull together the threads of a story that are absent from the images. Employing this narrative device, each viewer is rendered a witness to the drama through the oral testimonies of Ashes’s friends.

 Steve McQueen, Moonlit, 2016,Rocks, silver leaf 
 photocredit: Galerie Marian Goodman

Born in London in 1969, Steve McQueen has said "I discovered filmmaking, and that was it, a eureka moment. I was 19 years old." In 1993, as he was about to graduate from Goldsmiths, University of London, he showed his first video, Bear, at the Royal College of Art in London. This first video revealed some of the themes that the artist continued to explore in the 1990s, such as the relationship of the body to space. His work was recognized in 1999 when he was awarded the Turner Prize.
McQueen's work has been the subject of many museums around the world, including the National Portrait Gallery in London (2010), the De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art in Tilburg (2009), the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York (1997). In 2009, he was selected to represent Great Britain at the Venice Biennale. He participated in Documenta X (1997), Documenta XI (2002), and Documenta XII (2007). Most recently, his work was the subject of retrospective exhibitions, at the Art Institute of Chicago (2012) and at the Schaulager in Basel (2014). His last museum exhibition in France was in 2003 at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York will hold a new solo show of his work in spring 2016.
Internationally renowned as a filmmaker, McQueen has directed three feature films: Hunger (2008), Shame (2011), and 12 Years a Slave (2014). He won the "camera d'or" award at the Cannes Film Festival for Hunger and the Oscar for the Best Motion Picture for 12 Years a Slave in 2014.

Galerie Marian Goodman
79 rue du Temple
75003 Paris


Call for applications >> Educating.Curating.Managing Master Program 2016-18 Vienna

Call for applications >>educating.curating.managing  /ecm/ 2016-18
Master Program for Exhibition Theory & Practice|
Vienna| Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, October 2016 – June 2018
deadline: March 3rd 2016

/ecm/ is a postgraduate master program concerned with core competences in the expanded field of museums and exhibitions. The goal of the two-year university course is to provide the scientific fundamentals and professionalization of cultural work. An intensive engagement with theoretical positions goes together with the development of practical competences in the visualisation and realisation of projects in institutions as well as in the independent scene. The training provides the participants with the tools for work methodologies relating to cultural activity. It invites to experiment in a practice based research context. Because of its comprehensive orientation the post-diploma course of studies is preparation for undertaking challenging tasks in the curatorial field.
/ecm-Directors>>Martina Griesser, Christine Haupt-Stummer, Renate Höllwart, Beatrice Jaschke, Monika Sommer, Nora Sternfeld, Luisa Ziaja
The course is held in German and English, a minimum of B2 level of both languages are requested.
Applications until March 3rd 2016: ecm@uni-ak.ac.at
Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien
/ecm Masterlehrgang
Oskar-Kokoschka Platz 2
1010 Vienna

Ox-Bow (USA) Summer 2016 Fellowship Programs

Ox-Bow Summer 2016 Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: February 22, 2016 (Midnight, CST)
Fellowship Length: 13 weeks (Sunday, May 29 - Saturday, August 27, 2016)

Ox-Bow’s LeRoy Neiman Foundation Fellowship program welcomes twelve fellowship students from schools all over the nation with the opportunity to focus on their work, meet with renowned artists, and grow as a member of this unique community.  These students live on campus in Saugatuck, MI for 13 weeks, where they participate in campus life as both staff members and artists.

As a fellow you:
Receive a private studio space
Receive free room/board
Have access to critiques with visiting artists
Have the opportunity to exhibit work
Can audit one two-week course or two one-week courses
Work alongside staff for 20 hours per week and receive a weekly stipend
Fellowship selection process
Departments at partner schools select ten fellowship students. Two fellowship positions are open to students currently enrolled in degree programs in the visual arts in their junior or senior year. Fellows must be at least 21 years of age at start of the program. An Ox-Bow selection committee reviews applications.

Ox-Bow’s Summer 2016 MFA and Arts Faculty Artist in Residence Program
Application Deadline: February 5, 2016 (Midnight, CST)

Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers courses, workshops, and artist residencies for students and artists at all stages in their career. In the summer MFA candidates and recent graduates and Arts Faculty residents can take advantage of the Ox-Bow community, which includes faculty, visiting artists and students.

The MFA and Faculty residencies provide:
Private Studio (raw studio space, classroom studios not available)
Private room
Access to visiting artists and faculty for studio visits
Evening artist lectures
Opportunities to share work: slide presentations and/or readings and open studios

We are happy to announce that in 2016 Ox-Bow will be furthering our commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program (including application, room & board, and residency fees). All accepted residents will be fully funded. Artists may apply for additional stipends to help pay for the cost of travel, supplies, and time away from work.

Ox-Bow 2016 Fall Residency Program
Application Deadline: May 9, 2016  (Midnight, CST)
Residency Length: Two, three, and five week  (September 6th - October 10th)
Costs: Accepted residents are fully funded. Artists can apply for additional stipends within the application.

At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. During the fall season, Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. The fall is an ideal time for writers to apply as there are studios dedicated specifically to them. It’s also a great time to propose group or collaborative work.  The residency is open to all visual art disciplines and writers.

The residency provides:
Studio (access to ceramic, printmaking, and painting studios—if you would like access to these facilities make sure this is clearly stated in your application)
Private room
A community of engaged artists
Opportunities to share work: slide presentations and/or readings.

More about the Ox-Bow’s AIR program >> www.ox-bow.org
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Deadline: 29 February 2016

The Shire of East Pilbara is proud to announce that entries have opened for the 2016 Art at the Heart Artist in Residency program for 2016.
Art at the Heart is perhaps the richest artist residency program in Australia with $15,000 awarded to the selected artist along with up to $40,000 available to them to produce a body of art.
The Shire seeks expressions of interest from artists working in any medium, in Australia or overseas to make application to fulfill the residency guidelines while exploring the 2016 theme of ‘Light’.
Shire President Lynne Craigie said she is thrilled to have the third year of the Art at the Heart program up and running. “Art at the Heart is a wonderful program that explores and celebrates arts and culture in the East Pilbara. We have had two wonderful years already and I am sure the third will be as exciting as ever”, she said.
“The Shire has an initial four year commitment to Art at the Heart, a commitment I am very proud of. Artists awarded the residency bring with them fresh perspectives or new artistic practices” she said. “The opportunity for the community to engage with these artists can not only inspire them but also strengthen their capacity for artist expression” Lynne Craigie added.
The residency runs for a period of six to eight weeks, generally in August and September. Applications close for the 2016 residency on 29 February.
Applicants should send an email to cacd@eastpibara.wa.gov.au asking for the application form and Artists Brief. Applicants are encouraged to go to the Shire’s website at www.eastpilbara.wa.gov.au where they can find more information on Art at the Heart.
Based in the Shire of East Pilbara, Western Australia, Art at the Heart is a unique artist in residency program that focuses on the creative interaction between the artist, the environment and local community. While exploring our magnificent region the artist will engage the local communities of Newman, Nullagine and Marble Bar in creative activities related to the artist’s practice and the body of work developed throughout the residency.
Over the residency period the selected artist will have the opportunity to develop a body of work around the 2016 theme of ‘light’. This development will be generously supported by a $15,000 artist fee. As part of the residency it is expected that the artist showcases their body of work and create an artwork to be gifted to the Shire as a legacy of the residency.
During the residency the selected artist will be expected to facilitate a series of community engagement opportunities for local artists and the broader community. In a detailed plan the artist will need to demonstrate how this engagement and creative exchange will take place. A $40,000 budget will be available to cover costs associated with the delivery of the community engagement and costs related to the creation of the artist body of work.
The successful artist will undertake a 6 -8 week residency within the Shire or East Pilbara ideally between the 1st August and the 30th September 2016. The exact dates will be negotiated
In its third year of a four year program, the 2016 Art at the Heart - Artist in residence program aims to:
Develop the capacity of local artists and the wider community via community engagement and creative exchange
Explore and showcase the local region through the exploration of the 2016 theme ‘light’
Contribute to and creatively enrich the Shire of East Pilbara’s through a legacy artwork
Enable an artist to develop a body of work and further their creative practice
Promote and create an awareness of the region, residency and artist (both nationally and internationally).
To view previous Art at the Heart residencies please visit the website: http://www.eastpilbara.wa.gov.au/Our-Region/Art-at-the-Heart
For a copy of the Artist Brief, application form and details on how to apply, please contact: cacd@eastpilbara.wa.gov.au

Open call | Space and Time | Artist Residency at Guttenberg Arts, USA

Open call | Space and Time | Artist Residency at Guttenberg Arts, USA
Deadline: February 14, 2016  at midnight

Space and Time Artist Residency at Guttenberg Arts provides artists with a $3,000USD stipend to cover material, travel, and housing in conjunction with 24/7 access to a 4,500sqft. professionally equipped workspace for the visual arts including printmaking, dark room and ceramics for three months in Guttenberg, New Jersey (West New York).
Artists will also be given a one month solo show as well as 3-4 studio visits from accomplished professionals from the art world. Each artist is asked to give a free public workshop and artist talk during their residency.
Please see our blog for past jurors and visiting critics (www.guttenbergarts.org).
We highly recommend a site visit to our building. Artists are selected by a blind jury of arts professionals on the merits of their work. Online application only

Guttenberg Arts is an arts nonprofit based in Guttenberg, New Jersey.  Founded in 2013, Guttenberg Arts provides critical financial and workspace support to sustainable careers in the arts which are the cultural anchors of our communities that build collaborations, partnerships and a strong vision for our future.
more about it:  http://www.guttenbergarts.org/apply/



Chiharu Shiota|Sleeping is like death 
Galerie Daniel Templon |Brussels 
January 14 - February 20, 2016

 Chiharu Shiota >> Sleeping is like death at Galerie Daniel Templon; photocredit ArtNewsBulletin

Two years after inaugurating Galerie Templon’s Brussels space, and in the wake of her universally acclaimed participation in the 56th Venice Bienniale, Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota is returning to Belgium with a brand new performance and installation.

  Chiharu Shiota >> Sleeping is like death at Galerie Daniel Templon; photocredit ArtNewsBulletin

Hospital-style beds are imprisoned in what looks like a vast spider’s web. They will be occupied by three sleepers during the exhibition’s private view. The performance Sleeping is like death is the latest expression of Chiharu Shiota’s obsession with the slumbering state: abandonment of the body, estrangement between beings, the presence of a body whose spirit is wandering elsewhere, dreams and reminiscences. The artist is demanding a dual engagement from the viewer, both physical and emotional.
The monumental site-specific installation envelops the space in the graphic interplay of its woven surfaces. Their angular and circular intersections seem to be drawing in the air. The artist, celebrated for her labyrinthine networks made up of clouds of threads, is here exploring geometric experiments and deconstruction. Shiota is exhibiting a series of deconstructed and abstract sculptures for the first time behind the glass front of the Rue Veydt gallery. The exhibition concludes with the artist’s drawings, subtly portraying her mental projections.

Chiharu Shiota combines performance, body art and installations in a process that places the body at the centre of her sculptural work. Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1972, Chiharu Shiota has been living and working in Berlin since 1997. Her artistic language has been influenced by pioneering artists Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse and Ana Mendieta.Over recent years, Chiharu Shiota has performed and exhibited her work throughout the world, including at the Smithsonian (Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC, 2014), Rochester Art Center, (Minnesota, 2014), la Vieille Charité (Marseilles, 2014), Mattress Factory Pittsburg (2013), Manège (Moscow, 2013), Museum of Art, Kochi (Japan, 2013) and La Maison Rouge (Paris, 2012). She designed the set for Matsukaze, one of the highly regarded Japanese Nô dramas directed by German choreographer, opera director and dancer Sasha Waltz and performed in Brussels at the Théâtre royal de la Monnaie and the Staatsoper in Berlin in 2011. In 2014, she also designed the stage settings for Tristan und Isolde at the Kiel opera in Germany. In 2015, she created an installation for the Japanese Pavilion at the Venice Bienniale, The Key in the Hand, made up of over 180,000 keys and exploring the notion of memory. Chiharu Shiota will be taking part in the 2016 Biennale of Sydney.

Address: Galerie Daniel Templon, 13 A rue Veydt,1060 Bruxelles.
Hours:Tuesday –Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm

* All images as from the opening of the exhibition of Chiharu Shiota >> Sleeping is like death at Galerie Daniel Templon , Brussels| photocredit : Art News Bulletin


date 24 january 2016 | Europe-wide |18 countries | 58 venue

image : the installation by Cornelia Konrads Walkaway, 2013
photocredit : sculpture network

"Nature as a material for sculpture" is the theme of this year’s edition of sculpture network’s new year’s brunch. Taking place at 58 locations, in 18 countries throughout Europe and beyond, on Sunday, January 24, 2016, 11 am (CET)
sculpture network organizes the International Celebration of Contemporary Sculpture for the seventh time. new year's brunch'16 takes place Europe-wide on the 24th of January 2016, in 18 countries, at 58 venues and presents a broad panorama of contemporary sculpture, this year focusing on the theme of “nature as a material for sculpture”. Participants are linked via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and can share images on a live photo-wall.
Diverse venues throughout Europe open their doors again for this International Celebration of Contemporary Sculpture. Friends of the arts can see exhibitions and installations, attend panel discussions, lectures, workshops and artist talks, and join guided visits at art studios, museums, galleries, sculpture parks, foundries and production spaces. 58 venues – a record participation – show how contemporary sculpture is created and the attending public can meet the protagonists.
The event’s unique aspect is that it takes place within an existing network. Each participant at the 58 events is virtually linked and can share impressions live on the event’s Photo Wall. Images and comments posted on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #newyearsbrunch16 or #natureforsculpture can be followed live by all visitors in 18 countries.
The new year's brunch in January is the kick-off for sculpture network’s on-going 2016 programme on "Nature as a material for sculpture". With this event as a prelude, the theme will shape the content of other events including the XIV International Forum in Belgium next autumn and a series of Dialogues with experts and artists taking place all year long throughout Europe.
Raise awareness of contemporary sculpture - sculpture network is Europe’s leading platform for three-dimensional art. A non-profit organisation, which supports, encourages and promotes contemporary sculpture. sculpture network organizes local and international events, where the European sculpture community meet, network, discuss and enjoy sculpture. sculpture network new year's brunch is a Europe wide celebration of sculpture. Every year since 2010, people who are fascinated by contemporary three dimensional art get together at the beginning of the year, on the same day, same time, at different types of venues throughout Europe. The new year's brunch brings people together to exchange ideas, network and celebrate sculpture in all its varieties.
The new year’s brunch is an important date in the calendar to catch up with colleagues and friends, to meet experts and artists, make new contacts and hear news, successes, concerns and needs in the struggle for contemporary sculpture.





Deadline for Applications: 20 January 2016
Programme Dates: 1 April – 30 June 2016

During the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union, ELIA is hosting a Residency for Emerging Artists.As part of the NE©XT Accelerator project, ELIA is looking for 5 talented emerging artists for a special residency in Amsterdam for a period of 3 months (1 April – 30 June 2016).The selected artists receive free accommodation and travel costs for the period of time indicated and will be joining the project Europe by People.
What does ELIA Offers?
 - Accommodation in Amsterdam for a period of 3 months, between 1 April and 30 June 2016;
 - Travel costs from and to any city in Europe for the 5 selected artists;
 - Access to the project Europe by People, The Future of Everyday Living will look into contemporary social issues through arts and design.
 - An international multidisciplinary platform for the artists to work with professionals, educational institutions and students;
 - Mentoring from an international group of experts in all artistic disciplines, which will support the artists in their creative and career development;
 - Freedom to develop an artistic process or project in the context offered.
The Artists’ Profile
ELIA is looking for talented emerging artists recently graduated from a higher arts institution (preferably an ELIA member institution) in any artistic discipline.
If you are interested, please send a motivation letter and a CV/Portfolio to Barbara Revelli at barbara.revelli@elia-artschools.org

Art Cologne 2016 participants

50th anniversary of Art Cologne
April 14–17, 2016

Art Cologne, the oldest fair for modern and contemporary art in the world, opens its doors for the 50th time from April 14 to 17, 2016. On the occasion of the anniversary of the Internationaler Kunstmarkt, which took place for the first time in the historic Gürzenich festival hall under the name Kunstmarkt Köln 67, a total of 219 galleries from 25 countries will present top-tier art next April, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, multiples, installations, performances and video art. The range of offerings of Art Cologne extends from modern through postwar to contemporary art.

Numerous international top galleries are once again represented in 2016 in the largest section for Contemporary Art in hall 11.2. Participating for the first time or returning to Cologne are, among others: PERROTIN (Paris), Max Hetzler (Berlin/Paris), Krinzinger (Vienna), OMR (Mexico City), Nils Stærk (Copenhagen), Shane Campbell (Chicago), CANADA (New York), Paragon (London), Roslyn Oxley9 (Sydney) and Rüdiger Schöttle (Munich). Among the returning exhibitors are galleries like Karsten Greve (Cologne, Paris, St. Moritz), Daniel Buchholz (Cologne), Hauser + Wirth (Zurich, London, New York), Thaddaeus Ropac (Salzburg/Paris), Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles), Michael Werner (Cologne) and David Zwirner (New York, London).

Hall 11.1 is dedicated to the "historically progressive art" of the modern and postwar periods. Renowned galleries and art dealers will offer a high-quality overview of these pioneering eras. Exciting new exhibitors like Bernheimer Fine Art (Lucerne, Switzerland), Montrasio Arte (Milan) or Hollis Taggart (New York) will join participants of many years like Axel Vervoordt (Antwerp/Hong Kong), Beck & Eggeling (Düsseldorf), Ben Brown Fine Arts (London/Hong Kong), Lahumière (Paris), Galerie Thomas (Munich), Thomas Salis (Salzburg), von Vertes (Zurich) and Whitestone (Hong Kong/Tokyo).

Young galleries and emerging artists are found in hall 11.3: 29, while young galleries that are no more than ten years old will show their programmes in the New Contemporaries section. In the experimental Collaborations section, which is organised in cooperation with the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), a wide range of galleries will present singular and jointly planned projects around the theme of collaboration.
Art Cologne 2016 participants
Contemporary Art
1301PE (Los Angeles), A arte Invernizzi (Milan), acb (Budapest), Akinci (Amsterdam), Mikael Andersen (Copenhagen/Berlin), Anhava (Helsinki), Artelier Contemporary (Graz), Jürgen Becker (Hamburg), Bo Bjerggaard (Copenhagen), BLAIN|SOUTHERN (Berlin/London), Niels Borch Jensen (Copenhagen/Berlin), Jean Brolly (Paris), Daniel Buchholz (Cologne/Berlin), Buchmann (Berlin), Shane Campbell (Chicago), CANADA (New York), Gisela Capitain (Cologne), Capitain Petzel (Berlin), CONRADS (Düsseldorf), Contemporary Fine Arts (Berlin), Cosar HMT (Düsseldorf), Crone (Berlin/Vienna), DEWEER (Otegem), EIGEN + ART (Berlin/Leipzig), fiebach, minninger (Cologne), Konrad Fischer (Düsseldorf/Berlin), Laurent Godin (Paris), Bärbel Grässlin (Frankfurt a.M.), Karsten Greve (Cologne/Paris/St. Moritz), Barbara Gross (Munich), Haas (Zürich/Berlin), Häusler Contemporary (Zurich/Munich), Hammelehle und Ahrens (Cologne), Jack Hanley (New York), Reinhard Hauff (Stuttgart), Hauser & Wirth (Zurich/London/New York), Jochen Hempel (Leipzig), Max Hetzler (Berlin/Paris), Fred Jahn (Munich), Kadel Willborn (Düsseldorf), mike karstens (Münster), Kerlin (Dublin), KLEMM'S (Berlin), Klüser (Munich), Sabine Knust (Munich), König (Berlin), Christine König (Vienna), Koenig & Clinton (New York), Krinzinger (Vienna), Krobath (Vienna), Kromus + Zink (Berlin), Bernd Kugler (Innsbruck, Austria), Lange + Pult (Zurich), Gebr. Lehmann (Dresden/Berlin), Christian Lethert (Cologne), Löhrl (Mönchengladbach, Germany), Linn Lühn (Düsseldorf), Maior (Pollença, Spain), Marlborough Contemporary (London), Hans Mayer (Düsseldorf), MOT INTERNATIONAL (London/Brüssels), Vera Munro (Hamburg), nächst St. Stephan (Vienna), Nagel Draxler (Cologne/Berlin), NEU (Berlin), Carolina Nitsch (New York), David Nolan (New York), Nosbaum & Reding (Luxemburg), OMR (Mexico City), Onrust (Amsterdam), Roslyn Oxley9 (Paddington, Australia), Paragon (London), Priska Pasquer (Cologne), Pearl Lam (Hong Kong/Shanghai), PERROTIN (Paris), Giorgio Persano (Torino), Produzentengalerie (Hamburg), Thomas Rehbein (Cologne), Petra Rinck (Düsseldorf), David Risley (Copenhagen), Thaddaeus Ropac (Salzburg/Paris), Philipp von Rosen (Cologne), Brigitte Schenk (Cologne), Anke Schmidt (Cologne), SCHÖNEWALD (Düsseldorf), Rüdiger Schöttle (Munich), Sies + Höke (Düsseldorf), Slewe (Amsterdam), Sprüth Magers (Berlin/London/Los Angeles), Nils Stærk (Copenhagen), Jacky Strenz (Frankfurt), Suzanne Tarasiève (Paris), Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman (Innsbruck/Vienna), Wilma Tolksdorf (Frankfurt), Tucci Russo (Torre Pellice, Italy), VAN HORN (Düsseldorf), Fons Welters (Amsterdam), WENTRUP (Berlin), Michael Werner (Cologne), Thomas Zander (Cologne), David Zwirner (New York/London).
Modern & Postwar Art
Beck & Eggeling (Düsseldorf), Klaus Benden (Cologne), Bernheimer Fine Art (Lucerne), Boisserée (Cologne), BORZO (Amsterdam), Ben Brown Fine Arts (London/Hong Kong), Dierking (Zurich), Johannes Faber (Vienna), Fischer Kunsthandel & Edition (Berlin), Klaus Gerrit Friese (Berlin), Hagemeier (Frankfurt a.M.), Henze + Ketterer (Bern/Wichtrach/Riehen, Switzerland), Heinz Holtmann (Cologne), Akira Ikeda (Berlin/Tokyo/New York), Koch (Hannover), KONZETT (Vienna), Lahumière (Paris), LEVY (Hamburg), Ludorff (Düsseldorf), Maulberger (Munich), Moderne (Silkeborg, Denmark), Montrasio Arte (Milan), Georg Nothelfer (Berlin), Remmert und Barth (Düsseldorf), Repetto (London), Margarete Roeder (New York), Ruberl (Vienna), Thomas Salis (Salzburg), Samuelis Baumgarte (Bielefeld, Germany), Aurel Scheibler (Berlin), Schlichtenmaier (Grafenau, Germany), Michael Schultz (Berlin), Schwarzer (Düsseldorf), SETAREH (Düsseldorf), Simonis (Düsseldorf), Staeck (Heidelberg), Hans Strelow (Düsseldorf), Florian Sundheimer (Munich), Hollis Taggart (New York), taguchi fine art (Tokyo), Galerie Thomas (Munich), Utermann (Dortmund, Germany), Valentien (Stuttgart), von Vertes (Zurich), Axel Vervoordt (Antwerp/Hong Kong), Walter Storms (Munich), Whitestone (Hong Kong/Tokyo).
New Contemporaries
Aanant & Zoo (Berlin), Bischoff Projects (Frankfurt), Thomas Brambilla (Bergamo), Bernard Ceysson (Luxemburg), Chert (Berlin), CLAGES (Cologne), Hezi Cohen (Tel Aviv), DUVE (Berlin), EXILE (Berlin), FUTURE (Berlin), Ginerva Gambino (Cologne), Andreas Huber (Vienna), Jan Kaps (Cologne), kisterem (Budapest), Alexander Levy (Berlin), Markus Lüttgen (Cologne), Max Mayer (Düsseldorf), NANZUKA (Tokyo), Sariev Contemporary (Plovdiv), Deborah Schamoni (Munich), Southard Reid (London), Soy Capitán (Berlin), SpazioA (Pistoia, Italy), Supplement (London), tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam), Rob Tufnell (London), Waldburger Wouters (Brussels), Kate Werble (New York), Evelyn Yard (London).

Samy Abraham (Paris) + Triple V (Paris), Andriesse Eyck (Amsterdam), Guido W. Baudach (Berlin) + Delmes & Zander (Cologne/Berlin), BolteLang (Zürich) + Limoncello (London), DREI (Cologne) + Proyectos Monclova (Mexico City), Thomas Erben (New York) + Jahveri Contemporary (Mumbai), Daniel Faria (Toronto) + PSM (Berlin), The Green Gallery (Milwaukee) + Marlborough Chelsea (New York), Bruce Haines, Mayfair (London), Halsey McKay (East Hampton) + V1 (Kopenhagen), The Hole (New York), Hollybush Gardens (London), Natalia Hug (Cologne) + MIER Gallery (Los Angeles), Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam) + Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam), Kalfayan (Athens) + Mirko Mayer (Cologne), KOW (Berlin) + Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin), Nicolas Krupp (Basel) + Warhus Rittershaus (Cologne), Lokal_30 (Warsaw) + LeGuern (Warsaw), Lullin + Ferrari (Zurich) + Sommer & Kohl (Berlin), Daniel Marzona (Berlin) + RaebervonStenglin (Zurich), Tobias Naehring (Leipzig) + Aurel Scheibler (Berlin), Neon Parc (Melbourne), Berthold Pott (Cologne), Ruttkowski;68 (Cologne)

Daniel Hug (Director)
Benjamin Agert (Communications manager):
T + 49 221 821 2076, F + 49 221 821 2181, b.agert@koelnmesse.de

Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne
P.O. box 21 07 60
50532 Cologne


Deadline:January 31st, 2016
Length of residency:2 to 8 months

ZK/U Residence concept and investigation lines: http://www.zku-berlin.org/concept/
ZK/U Residence: http://www.zku-berlin.org/residency/
Application process: http://www.zku-berlin.org/apply/

In the context of its research and residency program, ZK/U offers a ‘living & work space’: furnished studio-apartments (half of which have private bathrooms), communal facilities, a platform open for public events, lectures, discussions, screenings, performances and presentations.
Applicant Requirements
ZK/U welcomes artists, scholars, and practitioners (curators, activists, autodidacts, etc.) interested in
cross-disciplinary theory and practice dealing with ‘the city’.
Artists should be working professionally in their fields and have a broad range of projects and exhibition experience. Scholars and practitioners should have some years of professional experience.
Artists, scholars, and practitioners can apply individually or as a group. We especially encourage group applications consisting of artists working with scholars or practitioners from other disciplines.
Furthermore, the residents are invited to use ZK/U as a platform, and propose their own formats or longterm satellite projects.
Selection Criteria
The selection criteria will be based upon the founding concept of ZK/U. There are no limitations
concerning age or region of provenance of the applicant. The application proposal should be coherent
with the Open Call conceptual frame and our Investigation lines (http://www.zku-berlin.org/concept/).
For individual fellows, depending on the studio-apartment and length of stay, the resident’s costs are between 500 and 800 euro a month. After being selected, ZK/U will support the invited residential fellow in their efforts to secure funding through external grants by providing the fellow with an official invitation and identifying relevant funding networks and grants.
Application material (in German or English)
1. online application form (http://www.zku-berlin.org/apply)
2. curriculum vitae
3. portfolio, publications and/or catalogs as pdfs
4. long description of your plans for the residency / research or project proposal
(max. 5000 characters, pdf maximum of 5mb. Please keep in mind the following questions: which discourse or field of practice are you referring to, how do you want to realise your work, how do you want to engage with the other fellows during your stay, what do you need or expect from ZKU?)
Please send the 3 PDF documents* (15mb maximum combined) through wetransfer to

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BRAFA – Brussels Art Fair
23 - 31 January 2016 from 11am to 7pm
Late opening on Thursday 28 January from 11am to 10pm
Tour & Taxis
avenue du Port 86 C
B-1000 Brussels

 South Arabian stele,
Alabaster,1st millennium BC
photocredit: Safani gallery; BRAFA
Taking place from 23 - 31 January, the Brafa, one of the most prestigious European art and antiques fairs, will inaugurate the 2016 calendar of unmissable cultural events.This year, thanks to the re-organization of the main entrance, the new exhibition space will welcome 137 galleries. There is over ten per cent more space and the same increase in the number of exhibitors, an expansion that marks the growing demand for stands at the fair, and the organizers’ desire to propose an even greater variety of the highest quality art.
The new exhibitors include famous galleries that specialize in archaeology, Old Masters, design, modern and contemporary art. The selection reflects two things: Brussels’ ever-strengthening international appeal on the art market and the flourishing attraction of avant-garde art.
 Serge Poliakoff, Abstract composition,
 Gouache on paper, 1962
photocredit:Galerie Jörg Schuhmacher;BRAFA

Prized by Belgian and foreign art lovers and collectors for its eclecticism, the fair will propose exceptional pieces for sale, including old, modern and contemporary paintings, drawings, sculptures, furniture, 20th century design, tribal art, classical and pre-Columbian archaeological treasures, Oriental art, jewellery and other fascinating objects…The Ghent Floralies is the guest of honour at this 61st edition of the fair, Tour & Taxis will be transformed into a greenhouse by the inspired ‘floral composer’ Mark Colle. Renowned for his stunning floral creations for Dries Van Noten and Dior fashion shows, his colourful, ephemeral sculptures will delight visitors and add a touch of exoticism to its visit.Guided tours at 3pm and talks at 4pm conducted by art-world specialists, designed to satisfy the most curious of art-lovers, will also take place daily.Discover the new colourful edition of BRAFA and let yourself be transported on a magical journey through eras and cultures.

tour & taxis
avenue du port 86 c havenlaan
b-1000 brussels
t. +32 (0)2 513 48 31