Friday, October 31, 2014



Rebuild the electronic and digital tools by Coralie Gourgechon
The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial The Future Is Not What It Used To Be organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and curated by Zoë Ryan opens to the public on 1 November. Throughout the city and in the biennial hub, Galata Greek Primary School, the biennial features 53 projects from designers all over the world that ask: “What is the future now?” as well as panels, conversations, workshops, film screenings and many other events until 14 December 2014. By rethinking the manifesto as a platform to frame pertinent questions, the projects question the role of design, its relationship to society, and its ability to be an active agent for change. The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial is co-sponsored by Arçelik, Doğuş Group & Bilgili Holding, ENKA Foundation and VitrA and it is held free of charge
The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial has opened with a media conference held on Thursday, 30 October at Galata Greek Primary School with the participation of İKSV General Manager Görgün Taner, Director of Istanbul Design Biennial Deniz Ova and curator Zoë Ryan.
Zoë Ryan says, “Istanbul has a thriving creative community, so it seems an especially appropriate city in which to reflect on the field of design. In an effort to contribute to an already rich dialogue in Turkey and focus on issues urgently affecting daily life, the biennial brings together diverse design ideas from across the world for an emerging set of conditions”. Ryan also adds, “The 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial is envisioned as a conversation starter. It is an occasion to present a range of projects by some of the most inventive practitioners working today, and emphasize the critical role that design plays in identifying points of urgency and posing questions about the objects, buildings, and environments we interact with daily, as well as materializing outcomes.”
The conference was followed by the exhibition tour guided by curator Zoë Ryan and associate curator Meredith Carruthers. After the tour, The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial Academy Programme Exhibitions and other events were visited at the biennial’s event space, Antrepo 7.
The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial hub, Galata Greek Primary School
The exhibition at the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial hub, Galata Greek Primary School continues over all five floors of the school, an area of approximately 2,300 square metres. The projects imagine new possibilities that can transform the present and invite new potential futures. The biennial features 53 projects by more than 200 designers from more than 20 countries including Australia, China, France, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United States, that propose alternative manifestos in the form of objects, fashion accessories, food, menus, maps, buildings, visual languages, systems, and services.
Arranged in five departments by curator Zoë Ryan and associate curator Meredith Carruthers — Personal, Norms and Standards, Resource, Civic Relations, and Broadcast — the projects in the exhibition question the manifesto as a platform for situating ideas and pointing to new directions.
An additional project, “The Exhibition as Manifesto,” is a survey of the history of design exhibitions through the lens of thirteen historic shows. Compiled by the curators in collaboration with researcher Maggie Taft, these seminal group and thematic exhibitions dating from 1956 to 2007 were selected for their continued relevance and resonance in the design field.
In addition to the exhibition, the biennial hub at the Galata Greek Primary School hosts different events for design enthusiasts daily for six weeks: theKontraakt team's broadcast programming, which includes a weekly radio show, is held on Tuesdays and throughout the weekQ&A's and panels on Wednesdaysfilm screenings on Thursdays, and Children and Youth Programmes every day.
The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial Events
The Istanbul Design Biennial event space Antrepo 7 hosts the biennial’s Academy Programme as well as other exhibitions, seminars, conversations and workshops during six weeks. The biennial will spread over the city with its Design WalksHow To Do Too Kadıköy Project and film screenings. More information about the programme is available at: tasarı
The Academy Programme featuring 72 projects organised by over 33 academic institutions from Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Europe and the United States to reveal different aspects of the biennial theme, can be viewed at university campuses and at Antrepo 7, from 1 November to 14 December. Antrepo 7, located in Salıpazarı Harbour is open to the public for the first time as the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial Event space.
A digital platform has been created as a long term archive for the university projects participating in the Istanbul Design Biennial. Under the sponsorship ofPolimeks Holding, the Academy Programme Platform ( has an awards scheme for the projects that receive the highest amount of viewer traffic on the platform.
Within the scope of the Istanbul Design Biennial, the exhibition POLSKA IN BETWEEN is organised in collaboration with, the flagship brand of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, in honour of 600 years of Polish-Turkish diplomatic relations. POLSKA IN BETWEEN is an extensive presentation of contemporary Polish design, including product, graphic design, design thinking, public space, food design, design for children, as well as conceptual work. The fruits of the diverse design workshops, lectures, exhibitions, artist residencies, panel discussions and projects will be shown at Antrepo 7.
More programmes and workshops will also be held by Arçelik, Türk Tuborg A.Ş. and VitrA in Antrepo 7.
Design Walks, comprised of visits to design studios, stores, manufacturers, and noted buildings in 6 neighbourhoods and 6 thematic walks on Istanbul’s Asian and European sides to examine the textures of the city and observe traditional crafts are organised throughout the biennial.
Building on themes of dialogue and exchange in the biennial, the Talk to Us Panels & Designers in Dialogue Conversations gather together curators, critics and designers to explore new potentials for the design manifesto in the 21st Century and ask critical questions about our shared future, now. The panels and conversations are sponsored by VitrA and held free of charge. 
The Film Programme held in Galata Greek Primary School and TAK Kadıköy throughout the biennial, presents different approaches to living in the future.
How To Do Too Kadıköy is a collaborative action initiated as part of the biennial. Building on the experience and expertise of both 72 Hour Urban Action(72 HUA) and Tasarım Atölyesi Kadıköy (TAK; Design Atelier Kadiköy), an open call to designers has resulted in the creation of 5 urban furniture for 5 meeting points of Istanbul’s Kadıköy neighbourhood. The furniture will be constructed with the residents by using recycling materials on Saturday, 1 November and Sunday, 2 November. The event will be held at 9.00 in TAK Kadıköy, at 12.00 at Kadıköy pier, at 15.00 at Kadıköy Altıyol Square onSaturday 1 November; and at 9.00 in Moda Çay Bahçesi (Moda Tea Garden) and 12.00 in Moda shore on Sunday, 2 November
The images and video recordings showing the prototypes and design process will be on display in the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial Exhibition in Galata Greek Primary School as of 11 November
The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial Youth and Children’s Workshop Programme
The Youth and Children’s Workshops titled EKO Tasarım are organised by the Informel Eğitim – çocukistanbul every day throughout the biennial at the Galata Greek Primary School. Within the scope of the workshops sponsored by Ülker, children and youngsters will deliberate on design and future in an interactive and fun environment, set out on a design excursion among the exhibited projects and combine different design strategies with their problem solving, creativity, and communication skills to create their own designs. The programme has different contents for different age groups and it is open to students under teacher supervision during the weekdays and to children and youngsters together with their parents on weekends. All workshops are held free of charge. For detailed information:

Also, in collaboration with SALT Interpretation, high school students will discuss the idea of design, new trends and innovations in the field. Students will attend guided biennial tours and several workshops on public space, kitchen design and ergonomics and also meet with the biennial team, as well as professional designers and architects.  

The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial Visitor Information, Guided Tours and Publications

The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial hub, Galata Greek Primary School (Address: Kemeraltı Cad. No: 25 Galata, İstanbul) is open to the public every day from10.00 to 19.00 except Monday and between from 10.00 to 20.00 on Thursday
Antrepo 7 event space where the Academy Programme and other events are on display is open every day from 10.00 to 19.00, except Monday. Both venues will be open on Monday, 3 November.
The guided tours are offered at 11.00, 13.00, 15.00 and 17.00 on weekdays and at 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 16.00 and 17.00 on weekends. The ticket prices for the guided tours are 15 TL (full) and 8 TL (student); for groups (20+ people) 10 TL (full) and 5 TL (student). 
Two publications are prepared for the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial. A guide and booklet including the biennial exhibition plans and the event programme, and the catalogue including the details of the exhibition projects and texts related to the theme of the biennial can be purchased at the biennial hub and İKSV Design Store. The guide and booklet can also be downloaded for free from İKSV Kitaplık application on AppStore.
The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial Supporters
The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial is organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and co-sponsored by Arçelik, Doğuş Group & Bilgili Holding, ENKA Foundation and VitrA.
The biennial’s Academy Platform Sponsor is Polimeks Holding, Panel Sponsor is VitrA, Children’s Workshop Sponsor is Ülker and Workshop Sponsor is Türk Tuborg A.Ş.
Contributing Corporations to the biennial are Amorim, ERSA, Dhoku, Adahan İstanbul Hotel, the House Hotel Collection, Silkar Madencilik, Interface TürkiyeUPM-Kymmene Kağıt Ürünleri San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti.
Contributing Institutions to the biennial are Creative Industries Fund NL, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine ArtsCalouste Gulbenkian FoundationAdam Mickiewicz Institute, Dutch Culture, centre for international cooperation, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Italian Cultural Centre,  Artis, Embassy of Mexico in Turkey, Canada Council for the Arts, Australian Embassy Turkey, French Cultural Center,Consulate General of Austria Cultural Office.
The biennial's exhibition space, catalogue, and visual identity are designed by Istanbul based SUPERPOOL and Project Projects from New York. The seating groups and special designs in the biennial hub are produced with in-kind support provided by Amorim. The promotional campaign of the biennial is prepared by Uğurcan Ataoğlu and Pemra Ataç Açıktan.
All the festivals and biennials of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) are supported by the Leading Sponsor Eczacıbaşı Holding; theOfficial Communication Sponsor Vodafone Türkiye, the Official Carrier Sponsor DHL and the Official Hotel Sponsor Martı Istanbul Hotel.

The Istanbul Design Biennial is also supported by the Promotion Fund of the Prime Ministry, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism,General Directorate of Copyright, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Beyoğlu Municipality.


Art League of Long Island’s 59th Annual Members’ Exhibition on View November through January

Previous Winning Works, Members’ Exhibition 2013 Part Two - Award of Excellence Winners

Top row l to r:  "The Long View", oil by Pat Ralph; "Sea Cliff Beach", acrylic by Gia Schifano; "Laura in her Blue Sweatshirt", pastel by Marie Sheehy-Walker. 
Bottom row l to r:  "Maenad", sculpture by Anna Tsontakis-Mally; "Early Afternoon", oil on canvas by Vesna Volaric

Art League of Long Island’s 59th Annual Members’ Exhibition on View November through January

An exhibit featuring about 200 works of art created by the Art League of Long Island’s many talented members will be on display at the Art League of Long Island’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery starting November 9.

Paintings, drawings, collage, photography, print-making, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and fiber arts, all handcrafted by student and professional artists will be shown in two parts.  Part One of Members’ Exhibition2014 exhibits November 9 through November 30 and Part Two exhibits December 17 through January 4. Artists’ receptions and awards presentations at the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery are scheduled for Sunday, January 4, 3pm - 5pm and Sunday, December 14, 3pm - 5 pm respectively.

Awards of Excellence and Honorable Mentions will be determined by exhibition juror Lisa Chalif, Curator of the Heckscker Museum of Art.
The Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery is open free of charge Monday through Thursday 9am – 9pm, Friday 9am – 4pm and weekends from 11am – 4pm. The Art League is located at 107 East Deer Park Road in Dix Hills. For more information about the Art League and an update on holiday closings visit or call (631) 462-5400.



Following Marcus Jansen's packed show at Lazarides Gallery in London and his recent mention in Noteworthy Naples as "One of the most important American Painters of our times," His studio, Unit A, will as usual be open for a public reception during ART WALK on November 7, 2014 from 6-10pm
For visitor convenience, there is a new Art Walk trolley taking guests from First Street to the over 7000 sq ft contemporary art space. Look for the trolley stops downtown that will take you to UNIT A every month for free!
Jansen will be the sponsoring artist for the new ART WALK Membership merchandise. Debuting at the December 5th Artwalk, the collection will include an exclusive button, poster, and t-shirt with Jansen's artwork available for purchase. Jansen's studios UNIT A Studio Headquarters will have 100% of all proceeds be going to benefit Fort Myers Art Walk. More information to be posted.
As a combat veteran himself, Jansen will also have piece in the 'Art by Veterans" show also opening on November 7th benefiting the Caloosahatchee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center. The show closes November 21, 2014.
Besides Jansen's work recently being included in the U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, UNESCO in Paris France, Jansen is listed in Who's Who in American Art and is collected in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Russia, The New Britain Museum of American Art, The Museo Nacional de Brasília , Brazil, The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. He is represented in the UK, Italy and the United States. His world exhibition tour will launch 2015 with major museum solo exhibitions in Europe, China and the United States.

Unit A
1922 Evans Ave, Unit A
Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Experimental Dome Program to Premier at Concept Miami in Bayfront Park

Ai Weiwei's contribution to Navajo TIME in Coyote Canyon. Photo: Robert Schwan 
October 31, 2014 (Miami, FL) – Concept, a new art fair for downtown Miami launching during Art Basel Miami Beach 2014, is pleased to announce its partnership with New Mexico Arts’ "Art in Public Places" program and the premier of the Experimental Dome Program. Offering an immersive installation experience, the state-of-the-art mobile dome is outfitted with a 50 ft. video projection, Oculus Rift glasses and an interactive digital panel. The Experimental Dome Program will open in Bayfront Park on December 2nd in conjunction with Concept’s opening night VIP vernissage aboard the SeaFair yacht, docked nearby. The Dome will be open to the public during fair hours, December 3-7th.

Visitors to the dome will have one of the first publicly accessible opportunities to view Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally’s collaborative time and land based installation Pull of the Moon. Commissioned by the TIME (Temporary Installations Made for the Environment) Land Art Program and exhibited this past June in Coyote Canyon on Navajo Nation land in New Mexico, the sand paintings were designed by Ai remotely from China, where he is restricted by the government from leaving, and executed by Navajo artist Benally in transformation of the ancestral land.

Due to the temporal nature of the sand paintings that incorporated mediums of fire, sound, and powdered porcelain, only the community immediately surrounding the remote area was able to visit and view the works. In a bridging of land art and new media art, the piece was filmed by drones using the precision of photogrammetry and 3D modeling by Xrez Studios to create the art film, Pull of the Moon, in addition to a documentary produced by Blackhorse Lowe & Daniel Hyde, which attendees of Concept and the Experimental Dome Program will also be able to view.

In addition to the this monumental exhibition, the dome will feature In the Round, a program of artists selected to have their work translated into moving graphics formatted for the specialized dome projection. Artists were selected from the Seminole Tribe and Navajo Tribe, both early participants in the Experimental Dome Program, which plans to travel to other communities in the near future, and underscores the project’s mission to engage and exhibit artists in communities that may be overlooked by the international art world. The collaboration with the Seminole Tribe is especially relevant to Art Basel Miami Week, as Florida boasts one of the largest populations of Seminole Native Americans.

In the Round will feature videos of work by Muscogee(Creek)/Seminole artist, designer and metalsmith, Kenneth Johnson; animated paintings by Navajo artist, Tony Abeyta; an interactive video featuring graffiti artists Jaque Fragua, from Jemez Peulo, and Yattika Star Field, of the Seminole tribe; and a music video created by Seminole rappers and composers, Spencer Battiest and Zachary Battiest, who will also perform aboard the SeaFair during Concept on Friday and Saturday night. Additionally, Blue Flower, a New Mexico Arts featured Art in Public Places project by Spanish born new media artist Federico Muelas, will also be on view.

Tickets to the Experimental Dome Project are available for $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Viewing hours are Wednesday, December, 3rd through Saturday, December 6th, 11:00am to 9:00pm; and Sunday, December 7th, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Advance reservations are recommended.

The performances by Spencer and Zachary Battiest on Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th at 8:00pm are a fundraiser for iLSAF (the international Land Sensitive Art Foundation) a tax-exempt organization that supports programs like TIME, and the NM Arts Exchange Program. Tickets are $45.00 in advance online, or $50.00 at door. Advance reservations are recommended.

The interactive video featuring graffiti artists Jaque Fragua and Yattika Star Field is free and open to the public on Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th at 9:00pm.

international Land Sensitive Art Foundation (iLSAF)
New Mexico Arts Art in Public Places
CONCEPT- Next Level Fairs
Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma
Vortex Dome Immersion
Bayfront Park Trust

Bayfront Park, Biscayne Blvd, Flagler Street entrance, downtown Miami

Wednesday, December 3, 2014: 11am - 9pm
Thursday, December 4, 2014: 11am - 9pm
Friday, December 5, 2014: 11am - 9pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014: 11am - 9pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014: 11am- 6pm

New Mexico Arts is a state arts agency and a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. The 15-member governor-appointed New Mexico Arts Commission serves as the advisory body. New Mexico Arts’ primary function is to provide financial support for arts services and programs to non-profit organizations statewide and to administer the 1% public art program for the state of New Mexico. The mission of New Mexico Arts is to preserve, enhance and develop arts in New Mexico through partnerships, public awareness and education, and to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations.

Concept Miami will focus on "fresh-to-market" and secondary market artwork, as well as works by blue-chip artists and modern contemporary masters. Limited to approximately 30 carefully selected dealers, the fair has been designed as a sophisticated, elegant waterfront oasis for collectors during the frenetic Art Basel Week. The fair is located within the downtown Arts & Entertainment District, adjacent to the Perez Art Museum Miami and the Frost Museum, two of Miami’s most prestigious visual arts institutions, and in proximity to all major downtown hotels and Brickell World Plaza, one of the largest banking centers in North America. Concept will be open until 10pm each night, giving visitors additional time to view the artwork after other December fairs close, and operating on a schedule more conducive to Miami’s relaxed atmosphere, later dining hours and vibrant nightlife.

For more information, visit:

December 2, 2014 Events
VIP First View Preview: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Collector’s Invitational: 7:30pm - 10pm

Daily Hours
Wednesday, December 3, 2014: 1pm - 10pm
Thursday, December 4, 2014: 1pm - 7pm
Friday, December 5, 2014: 1pm - 10pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014: 1pm - 10pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014: 1pm - 6pm

Aboard the SeaFair mega yacht docked in the heart of downtown Miami at Bayfront Park. The address is 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131.

Shuttle service is available between Art Basel Miami Beach and downtown art venues.