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The Maranello Rosso Collection of Ferraris at Bonhams' Quail Lodge Auction
22/07/2014
Language English Featured: 0Order: 0Author(s): Benjamin ParkShort Title : The Maranello Rosso Collection of Ferraris Read full article here

July/August
22/07/2014
Cover Image: Print Url: https://www.themagstore.com/?ProductCode=MPMZinio Url: http://www.zinio.com/www/search/index.jsp?safeMode=false&query=modernInside this issue: Introducing Artist Pia CamilMagazine Type : Modern PaintersMagazine Year: 2014Story:  Column Name: COMMENTStory Title: Books: Richard House’s The KillsAuthor name: Scott IndrisekPage no: 43Is Featured: Select if it is featured storyRead full story: Massive Attack: Richard House’s "The Kills" Column Name: COMMENTStory Title: Film: Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.Author name: Bruce W. FergusonPage no: 45Is Featured: Select if it is featured storyRead full story: Film Offers Intimate Portrait of the Life and Work of Robert De Niro, Sr. Read full article here

Torsten Slama at Kimmerich
22/07/2014
Artist: Torsten Slama Venue: Kimmerich, Berlin Exhibition Title: Exhibition for Sorcerers and Sodomites Date: June 21 – July 31, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Kimmerich, Berlin Press release: “Und ob ich gleich keine Übeltat beging, dadurch ich das Leben verwirkt hätte, so war ich jedoch so ruchlos, […]Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. We rely on our audience to help fund the publication of exhibitions that show up in this RSS feed. Please consider supporting us by making a donation today. Read full article here

Slideshow: The Faces of The HighBoy
22/07/2014
Slideshow: The Faces of The HighBoyPublished: July 22, 2014 Read full article here

Unembellished Adventures in Rugged and Real East Timor
22/07/2014
Body: When it comes to travelling off the beaten track, options don’t get much more fascinating than East Timor. Language English Order: 0Trip IdeasBeach + IslandSee + DoTravel TipsRobert Michael PooleTop Story Home: Top Story - Channel: Exclude from Landing: Global Region: AsiaFeature Image: Thumbnail Image: Credit: Robert Michael PooleTags: Robert Michael PooleEast TimortaisDiliRegion: AsiaSlide:  Image: Body: When it comes to travelling off the beaten track, options don’t get much more fascinating or obscure as East Timor, a tiny half-island nation at the south-eastern extremities of Asia that became the first new country of the millennium when it gained independence from centuries of Portuguese colonial rule, and Indonesian occupation, in 2002. East Timor – officially and locally known as Timor Leste, is rich in natural beauty, and filled with some of the most inviting and hospitable people in the world. 12 years on since going solo, its economy may be small but it’s growing fast, and infrastructure is steadily being put in place. With a sprinkling of mostly foreign-run hotels, inns and restaurants, as well as stunning diving and hiking opportunities just a few kilometers from the capital of Dili, East Timor offers a pure Asian experience without the crowds. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: Standing tall on a peninsula just east of Dili, the statue of Cristo Rei offers a panoramic view of East Timor’s coastline. A model of Jesus Christ with arms aloft gifted to the territory by Indonesia, it signifies East Timor as one of only two Catholic countries in Asia – the other being The Philippines. Beaches stretch out on both sides, empty and peaceful to the east, and dotted with inns and cafes to the west, all backed by the mini-mountain topography of the rugged and rural nation. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: Stay options in Dili are largely spread along the waterfront, with Hotel California one of the best placed. Offering 8 serviced villas (USD$120-180) as well as 32 Asian-inspired hotel rooms (USD$80-100), it is managed by local Timorese and was opened in 2007 by Brenda Lei and Paul Remedios. Its two Beach Villas are just 10 meters from the beach, and with its own terraced California Bar and facilities including free bikes and kayaks, it’s also well equipped. The hotel plans a Jazz and Blues bar as it continues to expand, but is also keen to ensure it protects the environment around it with green touches such as solar-powered street lights and solar-powered hot water in its cozy rooms. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: Perhaps East Timor’s most distinctive local product unique to the country is the multi-colored textile known as tais. A hand-woven cloth that forms part of the cultural heritage of the nation, it previously served as a currency, exchanged for other goods due its value. Worn at royal ceremonies and special occasions, the manufacture of it remains a source of income for many women in the country, especially via many NGOs and organizations such as Alola Esperansa. In a side street between the main thoroughfare of Avenida Almirante Americo Tomas and Rua Abilio Monteiro, Dili Tais Market is filled with stalls operated by locals that make for both a great photo opportunity due to the ethnic patterns and glorious colors, but also a chance to pick up authentic local tais. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: Only a ten-minute drive from Dili in any direction and the landscape turns to one of rural, simple life, where many survive on subsistence living. The mountainous territory is topped by Mount Ramelau (2,963m), the summit of which offers views of clouds literally rolling across hillsides as they gather shortly after sunrise – the highlight of an East Timor trip for many. Coral reefs and fish-filled oceans barely require scuba-diving gear in the oceans around, such are the abundance of coral and their proximity to the surface. Snorkeling alone reveals bright coral reefs and their resident fish, while divers need only walk in to the water from the beaches to find diving of high quality at locations such as at Dili Rock East, or better still, north of Dili on the perimeter of Atauro Island. Dive shops such Dive Timor Lorosae offer full services. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: The Archives and Museum of East-Timorese Resistance documents in a thorough and illuminating fashion the history of the territory, through its struggle for independence first from the Portuguese who had long-neglected their distant colony, and then through the brutal Indonesian occupation that followed. A feature of the highly informative and multilingual museum is its detailed documentation of how and why the occupation occurred, and the unfortunate circumstances that allowed world powers such as the US to tacitly agree to it in the first place. Condemnation followed, and the video of the 1991 Dili Massacre that shocked the world and sparked international support forms part of an unmissable presentation for any visitor. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: Part of the pleasure of a visit to Dili is the opportunity to mingle with Timorese themselves, and the starting place for many is the center of retail in the city, Timor Plaza. A center for social, cultural and commercial activity, it is here that many locals can be found discovering the conveniences of modern global hubs such as coffee shops and food outlets, along with an expat community who gather at some of the areas finest restaurants like Makanan and Panorama. Timorese people are largely of Malayo-Polynesian and Melanesian or Papuan descent, connecting them historically to Pacific island nations. Tribal peoples, the Timorese are actually made up of many groups that each number in the tens of thousands. That makes Dili something of a melting pot, and simple strolls around back streets to say hello to townfolk are guaranteed a smile and a welcome to the country by locals who will be glad to help you explore the culture and cuisine. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: Many parts of Asia have been able to retain some of their colonial architecture, retaining them for posterity as a reminder of past times, and Dili is no exception. The Portuguese settled in Dili in 1520, and made it the capital of Portuguese Timor in 1769, dividing the island from the western, Dutch-controlled half. Never really developed and often entirely neglected by the European nation, only a handful of buildings on the shorefront were constructed by the Portuguese, but fortunately many remain and have been restored as Embassies and offices for the likes of the EU. One such example is the Palacio do Governo, a white multi-arched two-story stone building that was once the Portuguese Governor’s office, and is now the office of East Timor’s Prime Minister. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: For some off-the-beaten track adventures within the country, perhaps one of the most rewarding is a trip to the coffee “plantations” in regions like Ermera. Any trip requires a 4x4 and a guide to navigate the landscape (eSilva Car Rentals being local experts), and can be done in a day that will take adventurers to the origin of their Starbucks lattes. East Timor coffee beans are highly sought-after, with almost all going to coffee giants Nescafe and Starbucks. The mountains tops right by the roadsides are awash with fields where coffee beans are collected by young and old in straw bags, before being peeled manually, washed and left to dry in the sun. Collected and packed in bags, they are brought down by trucks for export. Locals here are often surprised to see travellers in their midst, and are delighted to greet them – providing magical moments that make the adventure of exploring East Timor all the more unforgettable. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Cover image: Short title: Unembellished Adventures in East TimorTop Story France: Top Story - Australia: Top Story - Canada: Top Story - HK: Top Story - India: Top Story - UK: Top Story - China: Top Story - Brazil: Top Story - Germany: Top Story Russia: Top Story - Southeast Asia: Top Story - English, Chinese: Top Story - Korea: Top Story - Japan: Top Story - English, Japan: Top Story - English, Korea: Top Story - Italy: Top Story - Austria: Top Story - Mexico: Top Story - Spain: Top Story - Colombia: Top Story - English, Middle East:  Read full article here

Corcoran Lawsuit Will Proceed, Goldsmiths to Build Gallery, and More
22/07/2014
Corcoran Lawsuit Will Proceed, Goldsmiths to Build Gallery, and More— Corcoran Lawsuit Will Proceed: A Washington, DC superior court decided yesterday that the lawsuit brought against the Corcoran by those who don’t want to see the museum merge with George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art will be allowed to proceed. During a four-day hearing next week, the nine members of the advocacy group Save the Corcoran will have a chance to present their case. “It’s the right thing to happen, before you can dissolve an institution like the Corcoran — all of these questions should be answered,” said Jayme McLellan, an organizer of Save the Corcoran. [WP] — Goldsmiths to Build Gallery: The University of London’s Goldsmiths art school, which is known for pumping out a generation of art stars including Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, and Antony Gormley, has announced plans to convert a nearby former public bath building into a public art gallery. Alumni have been asked to donate works for a fundraising auction at Christie’s that seeks to raise the £2 million needed to covert the space. Goldsmiths plans to announce an architect next week and projects that the space will likely open in late 2015. [TAN] — “Casablanca” Piano Hits the Block: The piano from iconic film “Casablanca” is set to go back on the auction block at Bonhams after selling two years ago for $602,500 at Sotheby’s. This time around the estimate is at $800,000 to $1.2 million. The November 24 sale, which comes entirely from a private collection, is comprised of 30 items from the 1942 film including the doors of “Rick’s Cafe Americain” and a final draft of the screenplay. [AFP] — Hirst Delays Art Space Opening: Damien Hirst’s art space in London has shifted its opening date to next summer, after Hirst announced plans to open the complex late this year. [TAN] — New Prize in Belfast: Belfast’s Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC) has launched a £20,000 award that already has a 25-artist shortlist. [BBC] — RIP Tom Tierney: Tom Tierney, who is credited with reviving the art of the paper doll, has died at 85. [NYT] — “Fifty Shades of Grey” director Sam Taylor-Johnson has photographed the interior of Coco Chanel’s apartment for a show at the Saatchi Gallery in September. [Telegraph] — San Francisco non-profit Art City Project wants to put art up on every billboard in the city. [SF Gate] — Dr. Kevorkian’s suicide machine is set to go on view at (where else?) the Museum of Death in LA. [LAT] ALSO ON ARTINFO David Kennedy Cutler Wrestles With Images Highlights From “NYC Makers” at the Museum of Arts and Design Massive Attack: Richard House’s “The Kills" Check our blog IN THE AIR for breaking news throughout the day. Published: July 22, 2014 Read full article here

Highlights from Ryan Lauderdale / Jessica Sanders at KANSAS Gallery
22/07/2014
Language English Featured: 0Order: 0Author(s): Benjamin ParkShort Title : Ryan Lauderdale / Jessica Sanders at KANSAS Read full article here

David Kennedy Cutler Wrestles With Images
22/07/2014
David Kennedy Cutler’s sculpture exists at a point where that medium rubs up against photography and performance. Consider a few of the transparent Plexiglas sculptures, made back in 2009, that are part of Lisa Cooley’s current group show, “Eric’s Trip.” Huddled in the center of the gallery, they seem to warp the very air around them. They were crafted out of simple 4- x 8-feet sheets of Plexi that the artist softened with an industrial heat gun, contorting the flat material in a process that he likened to “doing yoga and wrestling at the same time.” Their intensely hands-on production makes the sculptures both physical objects — ghostly, ethereal, but solid — and “documents of a performance, or of their own making,” he explained. The pieces had their public outing at Cutler’s first exhibition at Derek Eller Gallery five years ago. While most young artists treat their solo debut as a chance to loudly trumpet their arrival on the scene, Cutler “wanted to do something the opposite — a quieter, poetic kind of gesture.” His aesthetic grew a bit noisier by the time of his second show at the gallery in 2012: a series of totem-like resin-and-mixed-media works that incorporated things like melted compact discs, or photographs of sidewalk oil stains that Cutler would physically mess with before burying them in layers of transparent material. His studio at the time was sited above the underground disaster-remnants of the Greenpoint oil spill, which pushed him towards considerations of such chemical toxicities, as well as “how the body engages with materiality.”  Cutler’s newest works recall the form of the earlier Plexiglas pieces and continue to push forward the artist’s interest in what he terms “images as material.” Willful perversions of technology are also at the fore. There’s a hand-held scanner, traditionally used by research libraries, that Cutler exploits to capture myriad images — his wife’s legs; vegetables his mom ships him from a farm-share in Vermont; the black-and-white pattern of his bathroom floor; plaid shirts — which he then prints, rescans, and recombines into busily disorienting digital collages. “I’m looking for inspiration, but only in the extremely immediate realm,” he said. “It’s burrowing deeper and deeper into personal archaeology.” Those recontextualized snippets of Cutler’s life are then given a unique, three-dimensional existence, thanks to the large-scale Epson printer that he’s rigged to print those images on both sides of thin, flexible sheets of aluminum. That pricey piece of equipment was snapped up by Cutler’s building-mate Glen Baldridge — it was being thrown out by Urs Fischer’s studio. Since it had landed in his lap gratis, Baldridge was fine with his friend taking some creative liberties with the machinery. “Glen calls it ‘hotrodding the printer’ — tricking it,” Cutler explained. “You have to learn its language. In a way it’s a little similar to the Plexiglas. You have this thing meant for one application — it only comes in these sizes and thicknesses, all of these constraints based on industrial needs — and you’re engaging with it to see what you can do with it as an artist.” The resulting pieces — with their wild, all-over prints and mangled, almost violent shapes — conjure a variety of references and influences, from the work of Daniel Gordon and Ethan Greenbaum (both friends of Cutler’s) to photographic-sculptural experiments by contemporaries like Letha Wilson, or forebearers like Robert Heinecken. There’s also something of John Chamberlain’s brawny, smashed automobile aesthetic in the way Cutler shapes the aluminum. (“I bend it with my hand, I stab it with a chisel, tear it, twist it,” he said, also describing the process as a sort of sculptural version of Abstract Expressionism. “It’s pretty bodily. I get cuts all over.”) For Cutler, the sculptures are a way to explore the charged psychology of living in a world flush with images. “I’m grappling with the way my mind is changing, based on how I spend my time,” he said. “Think about navigating through screens on a computer all day — that insane layering, and an engagement back and forth between real objects and images of objects. I’m trying to bridge the gap between that very flat, transparent experience, and how that experience uploads back into the real world.” Yet as concerned as they are with how he and his contemporaries process and make sense of an overloaded, digitally enhanced world, the works are also resolutely old school: the product of that aforementioned yoga-and-wrestling conception of conjuring an object from scratch. “I think about the sculptures in terms of how they should look, but they’re also just artifacts,” he said, referring to that ongoing struggle and exertion against the material itself. “It’s really in-the-studio navel-gazing, but that’s so much of how artists spend all of their time: You and some inanimate stuff, all day long.” To view a selection of David Kennedy Cutler's work, click here. David Kennedy Cutler Wrestles With ImagesSelect Photo Gallery: Slideshow: The Work of David Kennedy CutlerPublished: July 22, 2014 Read full article here

Maha Maamoun at Fridericianum
22/07/2014
Artist: Maha Maamoun Venue: Fridericianum, Kassel Exhibition Title: The Night of Counting the Years Curated by: Nina Tabassomi Date: May 11 – August 17, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of videos, images, press release and link available after the jump. Videos: Maha Maamoun, Night Visitor: The Night of Counting the Years, 2011. Multi-channel video installation, […]Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. We rely on our audience to help fund the publication of exhibitions that show up in this RSS feed. Please consider supporting us by making a donation today. Read full article here

Richard Prince: It’s a Free Concert / Kunsthaus Bregenz
22/07/2014
The American artist Richard Prince is mainly known for his photographs of iconic pictures from pop culture and his text ... Read full article here

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