Freitag, 17. November 2017

3rd Int. Video Creation Festival - Close Up Vallarta 2017

3rd Int. Video Creation Festival - Close Up Vallarta 2017
November 16th – 18 November 2017
TheatroVallarta, Movie Picnic, among others venues 
Puerta Vallarta , Jalisco, Mexico

The Festival is a video exhibition designed for 3 days, in which materials that range from Video Art to new video trends are presented (projected). This year will be focused on both international video art and the production of videos by local artists. CLOSE UP offers the opportunity to present new video works of emerging or established artists and is interested in the fact that the art made in video not only circulates in museums and galleries, but also reaches other spaces and a wider audience.

My video: If it´s sense you are after.

What makes sense.Why must be a sense. Will be there a sense at all at the end. A journey into the weird subconsciousness, passing by dreams, inner strifes, sensualities and the even more hidden sexual, erotic dreams and desires.

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Samstag, 11. November 2017

Opening of the final exhibition of the Indo-German Art Forum

Opening of the final exhibition of the Indo-German Art Forum at Arts Acre
11th of November 2017. with Dr. Michael Feiner, Consul General of Germany in Kolkata

At the end I show my installation 9038 Cobwebs Garden with I created specially for the forum and exhibtion. Furthermore a series of documentary photos about the workshop/performance Unfolding-Unwrapped.
Finally a selection of video works Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy , Knife-Relation ! and Sorrow. As well sequences from Unfolding-Unwrapped in St. Petersburg and video presenttion of my installation 9038.

However I was the only installation, performance and video artist under a hole bunch of some good painters and sculptors, therefor I was a bit a outsider. Video art, installations and performance have a relativly shadow existence in India and education in art schools and art academies in India still focus very strongly on painting, sculpting and printmaking. Even in art circles yet a lot of people are not standing very open against the so called new media disciplines. My final conclusion in general about the forum is the exchange between Indian and German artist could have been deeper and should have given more and better time arrgenments. However the goal to show different art disciplines and concepts I reached. Even though I would have wished some deeper and also critical dialogue about my art, such as in Russia, Taiwan, Bulgaria or Pakistan.

Mittwoch, 8. November 2017

Orient 2.0

Pulchri Studio
November 11 - December 13, 2017
Opening Saturday, 11th of November, 17.30 h
Tuesday - Sunday ,  12.00-17.00 h.
Lange Voorhout 15, The Hague, The Netherlands

Pulchri Studio shows two exhibitions about the Middle East in November: "The Orient 2.0" shows the realistic work of both contemporary artists from Europe and theMiddle East and North Africa. The exhibition "Marius Bauer: Addicted to the Middle East" shows the fairytale work of this early twentieth-century artist and former member of Pulchri. Due to the exhibitions almost simultaneous, Marius Bauer's romance and realism of contemporary artists across the Middle East meet each other. And you'll see how migration and globalization changed the look of the Orient over a century

My photography work Patroon which will be on display at Orient 2.0

Dienstag, 7. November 2017

Indo-German Art Festival & Forum Part 2

Indo-German Art Festival & Forum Part 2
Arts Acre, Kolkata, India 05.11.17 - 12.11.17

Yesterday and today I extended my installation further. You can see the installation as unit, but it´s also possible to see as two different objects. It depends from which angle you look at it. The design of the additional installation is more flat and instead of blue jute belts I just red textile belts. The garden path seprate the installations, but on the other side it gives the feeling you walk into the installations. However when I took a look at the installations in the early morning, I came to the conclusion there are finalzied

Furthermore there was an artist talk, where specially the artists from the Germanside talked about there work and artist career.
Beside my talk I gave a theoretical explanation about the social sculpture workshops/performances Here & Now (for children, elementry school) and Unfolding-Unwrapped (for general audience)

Montag, 6. November 2017

Indo-German Art Festival

Indo-German Art Festival
05.1.2017- 12.11.17
Arts Acre,
Action Area III, F 30, New Town, Kolkata 700135, India

In conjunction with the Indo-German Art Festival, I began create a rope and jute installation inside the garden of Arts Acre. The installation also includes five trees which are connected by rope in different size in color. By this installation which still has no title yet , but only a working number 9038 I experiment with different colors and material. Nature rope color beige, violet strings and blue jute belts which form a contrast to the three and the colors of the garden