La galerie Artvera’s est heureuse de présenter l’artiste franco-suisse Roger Pfund (*1943). Célébré pour avoir réalisé le graphisme des passeports suisses, l'exposition révèle pour la première fois deux séries de billets d'euro inédites et des œuvres picturales emblématiques des années 1970 à nos jours.
Le parcours proposé a pour objectif de mettre en évidence son travail artistique. Le peintre, le graphiste et l’homme de communication aime expérimenter, étudier et explorer les nombreux domaines créatifs. Roger Pfund ne trouve ni contradiction ni incompatibilité entre ces démarches mais au contraire, une synergie particulière. La peinture est la source de son art, à l’origine de tout ce qu’il entreprend — elle est sa colonne vertébrale, son lieu d’expérimentation et de découverte. Elle constitue son laboratoire de recherches.
HELD UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HER HIGHNESS SHEIKHA LATIFA BINT MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM, VICE CHAIRMAN OF DUBAI CULTURE & ARTS AUTHORITY
ANNOUNCING DOWNTOWN EDITIONS
DESIGN DAYS DUBAI, THE CITY'S FIRST COLLECTIBLE DESIGN FAIR TAKES NEW SHAPE AND NAME
After six successful years of showcasing collectible design, Design Days Dubai will be reformed and renamed to take place as a key element within the Downtown Design fair in November, uniting the region’s two leading design events, as an integral part of Dubai Design Week.
Downtown Editions will be a curated exhibition of bespoke and limited-edition design, providing opportunities to buy and commission unique design objects and offering visitors a rare chance learn more about the regional design scene.
Uniting the two exhibitions within Dubai Design Week will strengthen the festival’s comprehensive programme for design enthusiasts, whilst offering a broad and enhanced platform for discovering new talent.
In the 02/27/2018 edition: By Casey on Feb 27, 2018 07:44 am
“Spirited Wave” by Casey Chalem Anderson 12 x 12 oil/wood
Painting rapidly can capture the sensation of tumbling waves in just a few strokes. I usually take a painting to the next stage and define smaller areas but I like this bold look. The focus is movement and soft but vibrant color combinations.
Continuing on with my series of Atlantic vs. Pacific Waves. I’m very curious to discover how they might be different.
Art on Paperreturns toPier 36thisMarch 8-11for the fair's anticipated fourth edition. Featuringeighty-five top galleriespresenting paper-based art, Art on Paper will include a program ofspecial projectsthat highlight the diversity of paper, pushing the boundaries of the medium out into the fair's public spaces.
At the Art on Paper entrance,Walter Maciel Gallerywill presentUnderstorybyTimothy Paul MyersandAndrew Barnes. The life-size installation replicates a suburban basement, complete with the furnishings and objects typically found therein. The laundry machine, old bed frame, ping pong paddle and coffee maker all have their place amongst the piles and crowded shelves that make up this catch-all space. Myers and Barnes transform this familiar room by meticulously wrapping these every day objects in a layer of flesh colored, paper-based felt. The uniformity created from this tonal wash further obscures the boundaries and individuality of these every day items for the viewer.
Julio Valdez Project Spacewill presentMichele Brody'sReflections in Tea, an interactive, long-term project inspired by the worldwide tradition of drinking and sharing tea. Initially envisioned as a mobile tea house,Reflections in Teaemphasizes the invitation to enter and share tea within a semi-private space. Each ceremony focuses on the sharing of stories within the context and history of one’s community, after which participants are asked to inscribe their impressions onto the stained paper filters used to brew the tea. These tea notes are then hung together with past tea stories, culminating in the creation of an ever-growing installation of fluttering paper quilts.
Garvey | Simonwill present several life-size sculptures byWill Kurtz. Created out of newspaper with an internal structure of wood and wire, Kurtz's subjects are real, everyday people who are often undistinguished and living on the margins of society. They have a familiarity of someone you might know or have passed on the street. Kurtz captures their resilience and vulnerability to embody a true empathy for the hardships we all share.
Forum Gallerywill present two large-scale charcoal on paper works byWilliam Beckman,The Bull Series #10andBathers. Throughout his career, Beckman has used media in unconventional ways. His drawings were honored with a retrospective exhibition organized by the Columbus Museum, GA, and then traveled to the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. His work is included in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, the Columbus Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Frye Art Museum, among others.
Heather Gaudio Fine Artwill presentJae Ko'sFLOWfrom the Force of Nature Series. Dating back to 1996, the Force of Nature series looks to kraft paper rolls and other industrial paper commonly used for wrapping and packing. By shifting from the medium’s flatness to its spatial configuration, Ko amasses and transforms large quantities of paper into installations either by bundling them tightly, stacking them up, or pilling them against the wall, which in turn produces folds, pleats, and gaps. With such an interplay of line and volume, movement and solidity, the Force of Nature series evokes forces of nature: arctic glacier, rolling hills, ocean tides, or blowing wind.
Elif Uras,Venus Niche, 2016. Courtesy the Artist and Galerist.
The fair’s 12th edition returns with a larger and diversified edition with 78 galleries from 42 countries. Art Dubai’s blog looks at solo and duo-artist presentations that focuses on women artists, African art, sculpture, and pieces that highlight social engagement.
As part of Khaleeji artistic collective GCC’s installation at The Room, a series of daily performances and after-parties will take place during the course of the fair. Under the title ofGCC After Dark, local and international DJs, such as Venus X, Total Freedom, and TELFAR, are set to perform into the night.
Through her interactive workshops tailored to children and adolescents, the Japanese-Australian artist Hiromi Tango will lead The Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program. EntitledHealing Garden, Tango’s workshops will invite children to thoughtfully create a nurturing environment inspired by local plants and flowers.
Julius Baer will be unveiling an intimate exhibition of textile-based installations by Swiss-Egyptian artist Karim Noureldin, whose works will be displayed at Art Dubai. We interviewed Noureldin, who shared the inspiration and vision behind the commissioned works.
The second edition of the Modern Symposium will return with a 3-day series of fascinating talks and discussions, led by international scholars, curators and patrons, about the trajectories and artistic practices of regional modernists.
Gain access to the highlight event of the region’s cultural calendar, taking place from 22 to 24 March, and discover more than 500 artists showcasing their work through 105 participating galleries, alongside a daily programme of talks, performances, tours and workshops.