Australian artist, Patricia Piccinini will be showing her latest work at Hosfelt Gallery’s stand at this year’s ArtInternational in Istanbul. Seen as one of the most important hyperrealist sculptors of the 20th century, Piccinini is an artist who pushes the limits of oddness and fascinates viewers.
The world I create exists somewhere between the one we know and one that is almost upon us. However, what I imagine is neither the nightmare future environmental ruin nor the brave new world of perfect scientific progress. Instead I focus on the internal, emotional lives of the new creatures that might emerge, along with questions about the kinds of relationships that might come to light along side them. My creatures, while strange and unsettling, are not threatening. Instead, it is their vulnerability that often most comes to the fore. They plead with us to look beyond their unfamiliarity, and ask us to accept them. It is surprising how quickly we grow used to them, which reminds us that this sort of thing is not as far in the future as we might think. We are surrounded by hidden genetic engineering and biotechnology in our food and our animals already.
ARTINTERNATIONAL, on display at the Haliç Congress Center from September 4-6, 2015.
ARTINTERNATIONAL launched in September 2013 in Istanbul to strong international acclaim. Now in its third edition, the fair will once again bring together leading international and local galleries to the Haliç Congress Center from 5 – 6 September 2015, with a Private Collectors Preview on 4 September 2015.
Drawing on its unique geographic location as a gateway between ‘East’ and ‘West’, the fair is fast becoming a cultural bridge across the global art world.
The fair also provides a programme of exhibitions, events and forums, enabling visitors to experience the rich cultural history of Istanbul alongside the flourishing local contemporary art scene developing today.
Notable exhibitors for this 2015 edition: Paul Kasmin Gallery (NY), Tina Kim Gallery (NY), Kukje Gallery (Seoul), Pearl Lam Galleries (Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore), Galerie Lelong (Paris), Edouard Malingue Gallery (HK), Robert Miller Gallery (NY), Victoria Miro (London)
As the prominent lifestyle magazine in Indonesia, Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia will be presenting its annual celebration of art, Bazaar Art Jakarta 2015. Initially held in 2009, this year's seventh installment of Bazaar Art Jakarta will be presenting artworks from such galleries as AP Contemporary (Hong Kong), ARNDT Gallery (Berlin), Edouard Malingue (Hong Kong), Gajah Gallery (Singapore), Pearl Lam Galleries (Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore) and Rossi & Rossi (UK) . Located in the heart of the biggest city in Indonesia, The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom in Pacific Place has been chosen as the venue to allow artists, art works, galleries, and visitors to interact.
Bazaar Art Jakarta has invited Enin Supriyanto, one of Indonesia’s most renowned art curators, to design and organize special events for Bazaar Art Jakarta 2015, including a series of lectures and discussions led by a number of experts and curators.
August 27 - 30, 2015
The Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place
VVIP Preview: 27 August, 3–6pm
Vernissage: 27 August, 7–10pm
Fair Dates: 28–30 August, 10am–10pm
"The Dance Foyer of the Opera at rue Le Peletier", 1872, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French, 1834–1917, Oil on canvas. Purchased by Durand-Ruel from Degas on August 10, 1872. Sold to British collector Louis Huth on December 7, 1872. Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Bequeathed by Count Isaac de Camondo, 1911. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY / Photo: Hervé Lewandowski
On display now at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, this extraordinary exhibition comprises works by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Manet and Pissarro, all championed by their visionary art dealer, Paul Durand-Ruel.
These artists now known as the Impressionists, once struggled to introduce their new style of painting to critics and the public. With Durand-Ruel, they forged an identity and moved from the margins to international fame.
Recaptured in this exhibition are the often forgotten setbacks and breakthrough triumphs of Impressionism. Monet’s visions of graceful poplar trees, Renoir’s joyous dance paintings, and Pissarro’s luminous cityscapes showcase the talent recognized by Durand-Ruel.
Durand-Ruel secured Impressionism’s place in history through tireless promotion across Europe and the United States—enthusiastic Americans ensured its success.
The exhibition continues until September 13, 2015.
CACSA Contemporary 2015 is the largest and most ambitious project to be undertaken by the Contemporary Art Centre of SA. Celebrating the leading contemporary art produced in South Australia, CACSA Contemporary 2015 will bring together over 40 leading professional artists and will activate spaces across the city for a cultural snapshot of the state’s visual art community coinciding with the very high profile SALA FESTIVAL. Presenting over 40 emerging, mid-career and senior artists, CACSA Contemporary celebrates and encourages South Australia’s audience participation in, and appreciation of, the contemporary cultural innovations and achievements of its own artists.
This ambitious and far-reaching exhibition will show how artists have profoundly contributed to the creation and ongoing shaping of the cultural landscape of this state and the nation. …Chair Jim Moss comments on the project, “CACSA Contemporary 2015 is not an attempt to synthesize the nature and practice of the visual arts in the new world order of the contemporary. What this exhibition does celebrate is that making of contemporary, cutting edge, ‘now’ art will, invariably be about what can be. And more than ever before what can be is of the utmost importance”.
Roy Ananda | Craige Andrae | Annette Bezor | Madison Bycroft | Matt Bradley | Aurelia Carbone | Sundari Carmody | Christine Collins | Johnnie Dady | Andrew Dearman | Ed Douglas | James Dodd | Siamak Fallah | Joe Felber | Nicholas Folland | Sasha Grbich | Anthony Hamilton | Ariel Hassan | Ray Harris | Louise Haselton | Kahl Hopper | Anna Horne | Sam Howie | KAB 101 | Heidi Kenyon | Mark Kimber | Zoe Kirkwood | Sue Kneebone | Marcin Kobylecki | Brad Lay | Ben Leslie | Jessie Lumb | Julia McInerney | Nasim Nasr | Michelle Nikou | Ian North | Chris Orchard | Mary Jean Richardson | Paul Sloan | Lee Salomone | CJ Taylor | Angela Valamanesh | Warren Vance
Currently on show is an extensive solo exhibition by well-established Australian artist, Wendy Stokes. In late 2010 Wendy visited Paris and returned in 2014, as part of an Internationale des Arts Cite residency, which included extended access to Monet's garden in Giverny. Utilising the reflective process of journey and return, Stokes has maintained a sustained engagement with Claude Monet's Nymphéas suite, both as image and its terrain.
A professional artist since 1980 Wendy has exhibited extensively, throughout Australia and internationally, including Montreal, Seoul, Hong Kong and New York. Wendy is well represented in Australian public galleries and museums including the National Gallery of Australia; Print Council of Australia; Port Macquarie Regional Gallery; Bathurst Regional Gallery; Warnambool Regional Gallery; Parliament House, Canberra; Artbank; and numerous corporate collections including: Crown Casino; Shell Company Australia, London, UK; State Bank of New South Wales; National Australia Bank; AMP; Ford Australia; IBM; Law Institute of Victoria; Lend Lease Development; Sanyo; Mercantile Mutual; Elders Group; Carlton Breweries; Price Waterhouse; ANZ Bank; Australian Wheat Board; Jones Lang Wootton; Transfield Collection; Chancellery, Melbourne University; Qantas; Sandoz; Bank of South Australia; Century Radison; Sheraton Four Points; and Crowne Plaza.
Wendy has also been the recipient of numerous prestigious art prizes and in 2010 alone, she was a finalist in the Glover Prize, the Alice Springs Art Prize, the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), and the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA).
Maintaining and respecting the qualities within the surface of the painting support has been an integral part of my practice. Broad areas of primed or unprimed canvas allow the surface to hold the integrity of the gesture and mark whether it be a stain, wash, painted or drawn mark. . By immersing myself in the local landscape, the surface becomes not only a support but a metaphor for my experience. The works engage the viewer through nuances and subtle shifts between treatment of surface, setting up a dialogue between the painted and unpainted areas.
The Nymphéas: in conversation by Wendy Stokes, continues until 5 September 2015.
Tamworth Regional Gallery was established in 1919 and is one of the oldest regional galleries in New South Wales, Australia.