Clayton Patterson: A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS CAROL 2017 | New Yorkon Dec 25 :
IMAGINE this story.. OR MOVIE --- only it is real.. do not even need an imagination - Mexico City - An American Punk filmmaker - Nick Zedd his Mexican lady- their young child - the last holdout - last resident in a large hotel - empty halls - no heat - hot water - electricity off and on - no computer or email - an Iphone vs - Carlos Slim landlord one of the richest men in the world... armed guards in corrupt Mexico -- the filmmaker and family cannot leave hotel... outside food pulled up a rope .. kids rides tricycle in the empty hallway... AND IT IS NOW CHRISTMAS - Charles Dickens??? Scrooge??? Christmas Carol??? Christmas Eve child with candle light drawing christmas presents.. HIS IS SO CLASSIC IT HURTS ME TO THINK ABOUT - David vs Goliath
Associazione Culturale Blob Art: PREMIO COMBAT PRIZE | Livorno on Dec 13 :
PARTECIPA ALLA NONA EDIZIONE DEL PREMIO COMBAT PRIZE!
Sezioni: Pittura, Grafica, Fotografia, Scultura e installazione, Video
Partecipazione: Il concorso è aperto a tutti gli artisti contemporanei e di ogni nazionalità
Finalisti: 80 Artisti
Premio: 6000 € vincitore sezione Pittura
Premio: 6000 € vincitore sezione Fotografia
Premio: 4000 € vincitore sezione Grafica
Premio: 4000 € vincitore sezione Video*
Premio: 4000 € vincitore sez.Scultura/Installazione*
*(l'opera vincitrice rimarrà di proprietà dell'artista)
Applications are being accepted for the ninth edition of the COMBAT PRIZE, an international competition aimed at the constant search for different practices and talents that distinguish contemporary art. Once again the Museo Giovanni Fattori in Livorno will host the final exhibition with eighty finalists which this year will take place between June 23 and July 14, 2018. In addition to the usual monetary prizes, this year the ART TRACKER project grows even stronger, in collaboration with LUCCA ART FAIR, in which four artists from among the finalists will be part of the fair events in a unique curating project. Moreover, this edition will once again offer the Fattori Contemporaneo Prize, intended to help artists pursue artistic investigations and offer continuity to the comparison of works during participation in the Prize. The winner will also be given the opportunity to take part in the annual events at the Museo Fattori with a solo exhibition and a catalogue. ► http://www.premiocombat.it/
Tim Steer: NO!art LONDON EXHIBITION | London on Dec 12 | Dear Dietmar, I’m writing on behalf of Cell Project Space, we’re a London based not-for-profit exhibition space with a programme that has been running for more than 15 years (http://cellprojects.org/exhibitions/past). Cell is a unique platform within the art landscape of London; it's a not-for-profit registered charity that's both privately funded (through renting affordable workspaces to artists) and publicly funded (through grant applications). This allows for more risks and experimentation since we’re not beholden to either commercial objectives or public engagement requirements. I’ve been following the NO!art movement and history for a year or two now (even before my current curatorial position at Cell) and I would love the opportunity to present a NO!art exhibition in London where it seems they haven’t had enough exposure. NO!art feels like such a refreshing, relevant and historical position that is able to respond to the particular moment we’re in.
I was looking to present something in October 2018 during the Frieze art fair (the highest profile period with the most international traffic in London) as a kind of thematic counterpoint to its excessive and institutionalised consumerism. I understand NO!art is an ongoing movement with current members, but I would love to express its historical relevance and energy as more of a mini retrospective of the movement. I have reached out to The Boris Lurie Foundation as well, but have not received any word back from Gertrude Stein directly after months of trying. I was wondering what your thoughts are on making such a project in London and if you might have an idea on perhaps the best way to track down works that might be available to loan or any other advice? --- Warm wishes, Tim
Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre: LEE HARVEY OSWALD | New Hampshire on Oct 19 :
Preview on October 25th in New Hampshire:
The LIFE And TIMES Of LEE HARVEY OSWALD
a co-production of Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre a resident company at La MaMa and Theatre Kapow of New Hampshire Stockbridge Theatre | October 25-26 | @ 7:30 pm
44 N. Main St, Derry, NH La MaMa Theatre | Nov 2-19 Thu-Sat | @ 7:30 PM, Sun @ 3:00 pm | 74 E. Fourth St.
Writer/Director: Vít Hořejš. Co-Director: Matthew Cahoon. Set and Costume Design: Michelle Beshaw. Choreography: Martha Tornay. Lighting Design: Federico Restrepo. Original Design Concepts Theresa Linnihan. Additional Design: David Michael Friend. Stage Manager: Hjordis Linn-Blanford, Deborah Beshaw-Farrell, Michelle Beshaw, Sarah Lafferty, Valois Mickens, Jon L Peacock, Jeffrey Roth, and Ben Watts
Miguel Mayher: TRAINING TO HELP PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS | on Aug 4 | I’m Miguel Mayher, a fellow artist. I’d love your advice. Together with The International Arts & Culture group, we are building a world-class training to help professional artists master entrepreneurial skills. As a professional artist, your input to shape the topics of the course would be most valuable. Perhaps you don't even like the title to start with... "The Artist MBA"
Would you be available for a short ~10 minute private call/skype/chat to get your advice? No right nor wrong answers. We want to make sure we are building the training on the topics that would be most helpful and useful for the artist community - and that includes you. Interviewees have found the questions in the call a great opportunity to reflect on their journey. If this sounds like a good use of a studio break, kindly click here to secure a time slot that suits you. Or alternatively if calling you is not suitable, you may prefer to help responding to this 5-minute research form. If you prefer to decline I completely understand. In any case: thank you for your time & considering being part of the creative phase of this project.
Best wishes, Miguel
PS: Once the training materializes, we will give a special access to anyone who contributed in this initial research phase as a thank you gesture - including your followers if you want.
Clayton Patterson: THE PLAIN OF JARS Opera by KEITH PATCHEL | New York on July 23 :
The Plain of Jars is an experimental chamber opera written by award winning NYC based composer Keith Patchel. The opera recalls the United States Military Operation (The CIA sponsored Secret War in Laos 1963-1972). The story is told from two points of view; that of the architects of the war at the height of their power, JFK, LBJ, Nixon and Kissinger, and the Laotians who were on the receiving end. Far more than an attempt to curb Communist insurgency, The Plain of Jars was a proving ground for an entire new generation of American weapons, including the birth place of Drone Technology, computer aided satellite targeted bombing, Naplam B, Agent Orange, and Anti Personal Cluster bombs (more than 80 million of which are embedded in Laotian soil, still to this day killing and maiming the Laotian People).
Clayton Patterson: GILBERT BAKER RIP - CREATOR OF RAINBOW FLAG | New York on Apr 3 :
Joey Goodwin of Overthrow Boxing and I creating a fanzine called Overthrow. In the first fanzine we featured Gilbert Baker the creator of the Rainbow flag, which is now a worldwide symbol of Gay Pride. Gilbert recently passed n March 31.
It was an honor to have met and to have interviewed him, and to have been able to help save a little piece of his history. He made an enormous contribution to human rights... and I am sending a request for help... I am desperately working to finish a NY tattoo history anthology... and guess what!!!! The absolutely hardest history to gather is gay history and the contribution of woman. Until I started working on this book I had no idea how impossible it has been to get woman to write about other woman, and how narrowly tailored gay history is and how many valuable pieces of that history are missing. If anyone is interested in this history please email me.
Andreas Heusser: ARTIST IN RESIDENCY IN ZURICH | Zurich on Mar 29 :
Free Living + Free Studio Space. Deadline for applications: 30th End of April. The Artist's-Residency "Freiraum" provides rent-free living in a furnished, 12m2 attic in the heart of Zurich, as well as the opportunity to network and discuss projects and ideas with the artists of the authors's collective index. If the resident so chooses, index will also help to organize a public event (e.g. exhibition, concert, panel discussion) for the artist. Until today, more than 40 artists from all over the world have profited from the program. The Residency is open to artists of various disciplines and experience. However, priority for the space will be given to artists from abroad who have had little or no support from other sponsors. The Residency lasts over the course of 8 weeks. As a new amendment of the program, Index will also provide a workspace in a shared studio. However, the artists are expected to bear the living costs during their residency themselves. The Application deadline for a residency from September 2017 to February 2018 is prolonged until the 30st of April 2017.