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Arty Fall season trends

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Arty Fall season trends

What are the trends this fall? Click here to read our newsletter! In this issue, see the art fairs coming up, artists not to miss and of course the latest news from our favourite artists!

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Powers of the World: USA by Vika Kova

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Based on concepts of scientific and philosophical reasoning, “Powers of the World”, the work of Vika Kova, a multimedia artist and international DJ/Singer/Performer, reflects upon the duality of masculine and feminine forces. This duality establishes the underlying dynamic of social change. For Vika Kova, the duality of the sexes, or rather an imbalance between female and male societal influences around the world has been a major focus behind her drive to create. Exaggerated and uneducated male ego is represented in our society by wars and terrorist attacks, however, the governments prefer to invest in security and weaponry instead of education and awareness.

Thus, Vika Kova has decided to depict one of the inarguably strongest powers of the world: United States.  According to the artist, USA is a country driven by unisex and high pace of living: that is why the video content of USA is the very short and repetitive, and the textile part is cut in the shape of a T-shirt made from denim, suggesting yet again unisex jeans-culture. The content of the video conveys high, pulsating and demanding tempo of American life. The viewer can feel the stress of a traffic-jam, associated with the high blood pressure. Both, stress and traffic-jams are originally American phenomena. The pulsating vivid images can also make you feel hoop and at the same time the pressure of deceptive intoxication and unfulfilled promises of the American dream. The duality is showed here as the synergy between a biology of a human body and it’s greatest creation – civilisation. In music composition you can hear the fragments of various music styles, originated in the USA – from classic jazz to Broadway, dixieland, disco to hiphop and R&B, completed with the iconic quotes by both female and male leaders and influentials of the country.
For the official site of the artist, click here.

Check out the video of USA and other works composing Powers of the World:

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UNSEEN, the photo fair with a festival flair

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UNSEEN photography fair Amsterdam From 18 to 21 September 2014 in Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek. 

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Unseen, Amsterdam’s international photography fair and festival, returns for the 3rd edition, with a focus on never before seen work, and an extensive festival programme celebrating photography in all its forms. Unseen is an international photography fair that provides new photography the platform it deserves. It brings together galleries that focus on new developments, young talent and known photographers with new works.

Located in a former gasworks, Unseen photo fair brings together more than 50 galleries presenting new photography. This year’s edition promises to be especially exiting as Unseen presents more than 60 world premieres of photographic works that have never be seen before.

Unseen is the photography fair for new discoveries, new talent and hidden treasures. With a programme designed to challenge, inspire and excite, the fair aims to create an atmosphere in which today’s visitors and tomorrow’s collectors feel at home. Unseen is the ultimate international platform through which we advance the exploration and encourage the discovery of the yet undetected photographer or work. It is a platform upon which we expose young talent and share it with the world and a platform from which this talent can spring.

To see the full programme, please click here.

Tickets can be purchased online following the link above.Find out more about the successful second edition of Unseen in this video.” Unseen is a joint venture between Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, office for business development in the arts Platform A, and Vandejong Creative Agency.

Where: Westergasfabriek Amsterdam West
When: September 18 to 21 2014
Website: unseenamsterdam.com 
Tickets: € 19,50

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Featured: Sidney Regis – “Paint with light and discover its dark side”

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Sidney Regis started in 2008 an “Odyssey” which aimed at exploring and creating bridges between three fluids: time, light and water (“The Memories of Water”).

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This new series of very large formats is the continuity of an earlier one (8th landscape) where the artist interrogated, always under water, the notion of “impermanence”. “The Dark Side of Light” questions and pushes the boundaries of photography. There is no focal point, identifiable subject or depth of field… The artist works on a raw and impalpable material: the diffraction of light in water.

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The photographic shot is realised using an underwater installation, to concentrate the light onto a plate of metal.

The image is then numerically manipulated many times, in order to “immerge” into the heart of light and the numerical matrix of the image. The result is a residue, which the artist calls “digital-intra-light”.

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The second element of the diptych, called “digital-intra-darkness” is an image resulting from a radical addition of black. This residue of the photographed image becomes an autonomous and raw entity, which emerges from the black and numerical magma: a sort of “anti-negative”.

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In order to complete the photographic process, the artist, in partnership with Alice Tremblais, realises from the digital file a negative, which he develops on a traditional silver paper. This choice, beyond the technical aspect, plays on the ambiguity of the relationship between these different processes: the developing bath reveals the digital material.

These pictures are infinitely going back and forth between light and obscurity, between water and material. It is not about the process of the search for “beauty”, aestheticism or even the enhancement of the image, but rather a form of revelation through “destruction”. It is a revelation of the autonomy of light and water through the digital interpretation of the photographic device.

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Sidney Regis’ photographs remind us of Thomas Ruff’s large color abstraction, and especially his ‘Substrat’ Series.

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Thomas Ruff, Substrat (2003)

 

Photos: © Sidney Regis

Contact us for more information on the work of Sidney Regis.

Newsletter – June 2014

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© Sidney Regis

This month:

Let it shine! This month is about shedding LIGHT on art, collecting, events,… We are also proud to unveil “The Dark side of Light”, the latest works by Sidney Regis. Last but not least, discover our Art & Light concept! Enjoy!

– ART & LIGHT

– The dark side of LIGHT by Sidney Regis

– ART events

– What’s trending

– ART Basel: your survival guide

– Collecting ART: how to recognise new talents?

Newsletter – March / April 2014

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Au menu:

The ideal Art Calendar for March-April

Kees Visser: studio visit

Highlights from the art scene and the art market

Enjoy!

Newsletter – January 2014

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Newsletter – January  2014

This month we talk about what to pay attention to in 2014:

– the year ideal art calendar

– Matthieu Faury

– Asian artists to watch

.. And more!

Newsletter – November 2013

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Newsletter – November 2013

In this edition:

– Paris Photo

– Sidney Regis

– Press clips

.. and more!

Newsletter – October 2012

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Newsletter – October 2012

In this edition:

– Triton foundation

– French tax on art works

.. And more!

Newsletter – November 2012

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Newsletter – November 2012

In this edition:

– Focus on: Uta Eisenreich

– Greek modern art

.. And more!

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