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Returning to New York for its 14th year this March, 2012, The Armory Show once again brings the newest and most captivating art to the city on Piers 92 and 94. This year’s Armory Show is a massive exhibition of artists, galleries, special exhibitions, and works spanning many mediums, along with special exhibitions focusing on Nordic artists.
Galleries exhibiting at the Armory include:
And many more
On March 7th, the Museum of Modern Art will hold a special Armory Show preview and party and will include performances from the band Neon Indian. Tickets to the Armory Show preview party benefits exhibition programming for The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1.
The invitation-only portion of the show, Armory Focus, is putting a special spot light on Nordic artists and Nordic countries, will be curated by esteemed Malmö Konsthall director Jacob Fabricius and feature select galleries from:
In conjunction with the focus on Nordic art, the Open Forum panel will feature discussions between New York and Nordic based artists, art historians, curators, critics, directors and dealers. The talks will draw on the distinctions and affinities between the socially engaged artistic, curatorial, writing and administrative practices of the two geographic regions.
The Armory Show – Modern is a section dedicated to international dealers specializing in historically significant modern and contemporary art. Anyone with a ticket of admission to the Armory Show can also attend this special exhibit.
For families, the Armory Show includes special family focused tours lead by curators of New York’s Children’s Museum of the Arts, along with hands-on workshops that draw on the themes and styles of contemporary art
The Armory Show is also incorporating video and experimental film works into the show by partnering with the Moving Image Fair to present the inaugural edition of Armory Film, a selection of leading contemporary video and experimental films featuring artists represented by Armory Show exhibitors.
The Armor Film Exhibition includes works by:
The Armory Show is one of the most comprehensive gatherings of new and daring works of art, along with a great tradition of revering artistic ingenuity from all walks and eras. Whether you are a learned expert, or someone simply looking to get acquainted with the show’s vast offerings, The Armory Show is a great event to see.
To learn more, go to: http://www.thearmoryshow.com/
The Armory Show12th Avenue & W 55th StNew York, NY 10019
Piers 92/04711 12th AvenueNew York, NY 10019
One of the longest-running and most most exciting sporting events of the season, The Silver Skate Festival will be returning for its 22nd year this week from February 17th – 21st in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
Featuring an astounding array of art, culture and sports programming unlike anything else in the world, this all-age winter celebration features an enormous range of entertainment and fun including world-class snow sculptures, skate races, live music and the famed Baba Yaga Trail. Some of the most exciting events featured include:
Interactive Winter ProgrammingA gigantic assortment of free events and activities for every age group, including an ice slide, free cross country ski and snowshoe rentals, ice games, sledge hockey, family snow sculpting, horse drawn sleigh rides, facepainting and dog sledding demonstrations by the Northern Alberta Mushers Association.
Snow Sculpture CompetitionOne of the most notable competitions in this art form, the Silver Skate Sculpture Garden features twelve teams from around the world battle against each other to create the most impressive sculpture from enormous, eight foot tall blocks of snow.
Baba Yaga and the Firebird TrailOne of the most famed features of the festival, this performance spectacle uses ingenious combinations of lights, snow, ice and costumed actors to take audience members on a fantastical journey in search of the legendary Firebird, culminating in a breathtaking fire sculpture.
Edmonton Winter TriathalonA one-of-a-kind event for world-class athletes to novices, this intense course, featuring skating, skiing and running, this challenging 5-10 km course promotes friendly competition in skaters, skiers and runners of any age, allowing them to participate in either solo or team relay formats. Registration ends soon, however, so sign up now!
KortebaanThis traditional Dutch speed skating sprint race features a fun-filled competition has a long, storied history and was one of the first formats used to declare speed skating champions. Historically, the champion won prize money and a ham; Today, this good-natured race focuses on fun!
Night Works in the ParkEnjoy an unforgettable night of live music, dance and light spectacles! This year’s Night Works includes performances by Murdoch & Sparrow, folk-pop artist Jason Kodie, francophone folk-rockers Allez Ouest, singer-songwriter Terry Morrison, electronica group Neko Rei, Edmonton-based songwriters F&M, Donovan Workun & Atomic Improv, young up-and-coming rock group Psychic City, and interactive dance troupe Vibe Tribe.
This unique and enthralling festival features something for everyone. For more information, visit SilverSkateFestival.org
Silver Skate FestivalFebruary 17-21, 2012
Hawrelak ParkEdmonton, AlbertaCanada
The IFPDA Print Fair takes place November 3 - 6, 2011 at the Park Avenue Armory in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
Presented by the International Fine Print Dealers Association, IFPDA Print Fair is the leading fair for prints and editions, and is unique for its focus on fine prints from all periods.
"Exhibitors present nearly six centuries of printmaking, from early woodcuts and traditional engravings, etchings and lithographs to innovative contemporary projects. The wide historical spectrum of artists' works on view" includes:
Members exhibiting at the Print Fair for the first time are:
Other exhibitors include:
Tours are conducted by guest artists of artworks from old master to contemporary works. The artist guides are:
Jane HammondPolly ApfelbaumAnton WürthJames Siena
Special Programs are:
Collecting Essentials: Finding Your Masterpiece
Conversation with a Curator: Christophe Cherix
For more information, visit www.ifpda.org/content/print-fair.
IFPDA Print Fair 2011November 3 - 6, 2011
The Park Avenue Armory643 Park Avenue at 67th St.New York City
For the fourth time, from September 10 - November 11, 2011, the three cities of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg will host Germany's most exceptional photography festival.
Entitled The Eye is a Lonely Hunter: Images of Humankind, the exhibition will include 56 artists from 32 countries, and is curated by Katerina Gregos and Solvej Helweg Ovesen. The 4. Fotofestival will focus on the new and critical ways photography transports anthropological knowledge and aims to be a photographic survey of the human condition as we enter the second decade of the 21st century, seen from a plurality of geographic angles, including Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia. Using a variety of lens-based media, which reflect the expanded nature of contemporary photography, the artists' works draw on the traditions of documentary, ethnographic and staged photography to critically reflect on the anthropological role of photography today, often taking as their point of departure a humanist perspective in the tradition of documentary photography. What would a portrait of humankind look like in 2011? What are some of the key issues and challenges facing humanity today and how are they represented? How can photography create empathy and evoke affect?
The title of the exhibition 'The Eye is a Lonely Hunter' is inspired by Carson McCullers' book 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter' (USA, 1940), in which the mistreated, rejected, marginalised and forgotten in society are given voice. Many artists in the exhibition operate as interdisciplinary researchers, spending time to gain in-depth knowledge about the context they live or worked within, in a process of long-term engagement. Their work explores the most important issues currently affecting humanity, the human condition and human experience in the light of post-colonial discourse, globalisation, multi-culturalism, and geo-political, economic and environmental shifts. In doing so, it reflects a renewed ethical engagement with photography and the issue of humanism.
For more information see: www.fotofestival.info
September 10 - November 11, 2011
Mannheim: Kunsthalle Mannheim / ZEPHYR of the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen
Ludwigshafen: Kunstverein Ludwigshafen / Wilhelm-Hack-Museum
Heidelberg: Sammlung Prinzhorn / Heidelberger Kunstverein / halle 02 / Kunsthalle
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