IRREVERSIBLE CALL FOR ARTISTS ART MONACO 2015


IRREVERSIBLE
CALL FOR ARTISTS
ART MONACO 2015 APPLICATION 

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Open to all professional artists from all backgrounds: emerging, mid career, established, national and international artists over 18 years of age. IRREVERSIBLE is constantly searching for new ideas to bring to our audience. We are accepting proposals to become part of our At Monaco 2015 Exhibition, we welcome artists and collectives from around the world practicing in any form of media, ranging from painting to installation, to performative art.

Eligible Media


Painting
Sculpture
Ceramics
Textile
Photography
Mixed media
Digital art
Installation Art
Earth Art
Video Art
Performance

WE WELCOME:
OVERSIZE WORK

ASSEMBLAGES
PERFORMANCES
INSTALLATIONS
however it requires that artwork meets all specifications and be delivered, installed and removed by the artist, their agent or upon arrangement with IRREVERSIBLE staff.

Please attach (3 page PDF ONLY):

300 word project proposal or 150 word artist statement, resume, and 4 images (low res 72 dpi) of recent work, include complete artwork description, title, size, medium and year of production.


PayPal $45 fee Entry fees are non-refundable.
$5 per additional image, you can send a max of a total of 10 images
send payment to: norelkysb@irreversiblemagazine.com

IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS ART MONACO 2015
Welcomes our guest Curators Sergio and Yanina Gomez

Sergio Gomez

Sergio Gomez is a Chicago-based visual artist and creative entrepreneur. He is owner and Director of 33 Contemporary Gallery, Director of Exhibitions at the Zhou B. Art Center, founder of VisualArtToday.com, Creative Consultant for Idea Seat Marketing & Advertising, Contributor for Italia Arte Magazine, and New Art Examiner Now, Co-creator of the social-good brand 3C Wear, curator and producer of the National Wet Paint MFA Biennial, I AM American, and Chicago’s Twelve. In 2014, Sergio created the program Taking Your Art Career to the Next Level to help artists manage thier careers. Additionally, Sergio is art/design faculty at South Suburban College.

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ABOUT art NXT level

Are you feeling frustrated with your art career? Art NXT Level is right for you! Art NXT Level was developed for contemporary

artists like you in mind! Art NXT Level was developed by Sergio and Yanina Gomez. Sergio Gomez’s personal

experience as artist, curator, gallerist, educator and entrepreneur. Sergio has witnessed the struggles and frustrations artists experience during their art careers. Additionally, he has worked with hundreds of artists at all career levels. His wide experience in the art field has provided him with tools and strategies to advance the artist’s career. Likewise, Dr. A. Yanina Gomez has wide experience in the area of psychology. Through her understanding of the life of the artist and insight on mental wellness, she provides practical advise and resources to embrace your art career in a healthier manner.

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website: http://www.theartistnextlevel.com

podcast: http://www.theartistnextlevel.com/podcasts

A look to our ART MONACO 2014 exhibition

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Entrance of the fair Grimaldi Forum, presenting GIANTS IN THE CITY monumental inflatable Sculpture by Alejandro Mendoza in collaboration with 7 artists.

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inside the fair

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IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS booth featuring Dirk Janssens (Belgium)
Alejandro Mendoza (Cuba)  Jonathan Baez (RD) Benedicte Blanc (France)

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Alejandro Mendoza with Michele and Guy Beddington – Beddington Fine Art

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Alejandro Mendoza & Founder CEO Art Monaco Johnessco Rodriguez
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MEET THE ARTIST Eduardo Sanabria (EDO) ICONS 2 The Significance of Caricature in Visual Communication …


foto-edo  Edo has won twice the Pedro León Zapata Award granted by El Nacional newspaper to the best cartoonist in the Venezuelan press (2005 and 2008). In 2007, he was awarded the “Gold Pen Prize” as the best cartoonist in the 1st Graphic Humor Exhibition of the Ibero-American Arts Fair in Caracas. He has published a series of books called HUMOR-ES EDO, volumes 1, 2 and 3, consisting of a selection of his most outstanding works released in the Venezuelan press.

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The Significance of Caricature in Visual Communication
Caricature is a type of visual communication which carries the message with exaggerated drawings. It is the briefest and sharpest way of stating a criticism. From the very beginning, it aims to address the audience to the lacking and improper parts of society. Any subject which concerns human kind can be subject of caricature. With modernism, subject has became as important as object. As an art branch of modernism, caricature has became a medium, which all the hostility and insurrection found voice in. While the purpose of art has been discussed repeatedly, caricature’s is brief and clear. Its goal is to wake people up with a sledge hammer; and it is very successful in reaching its goal. It does not fear to be like or disliked, it is very honest in its manner. It is like a naughty boy of graphic arts; who can assault anything he wants. Caricature is rebellious, rough, and destructive. However, it never looks irritating because of the cleverness it holds. Sometimes caricature uses naiveness as a barrier; and strike from back of it. As Spanish caricature artist Vasquez De Sola mentioned, “Caricature is the most gentle way of saying God Damn”.

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IRREVERSIBLE, Guy and Michele Beddington Cordially invite you to Delta NA RIVELAZIONE Sculpture Exhibition Vernissage


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Delta NA RIVELAZIONE Sculpture Exhibition @The Sculpture Garden at the Mas du Mûrier Bargemon!

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Cordially invite you to the Vernissage
April 6- 2015 from 12 – 7pm featuring
Delta NA RIVELAZIONE Sculpture Exhibition
The Sculpture Garden at the Mas du Mûrier Bargemon!
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www.beddingtonfineart.com
Bargemon is an ancient village in the upper Var department, sitting at the edge of the Canjuers plateau at the base of the Var Prealps. Dating back to the early 9th century, Bargemon was fortified in Medieval times, and still retains vestiges of walls and fortified entries.
 11017705_781798288566993_8144645189215273826_nThe artists, as Delta N.A., exhibited their artworks in Italy in many group and solo shows and in Genova’s National Art Fair in 2011. Their past as tireless travellers led them to show their paintings in South America and then in Los Angeles. Delta N.A. paint directly with hands on canvas, they distribute colors with fingers like every child in his first artistic expression: this is why they call their technique Instinctive Expressionis.
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Delta N.A. – Neva Epoque and Alessandro Vignola (IT)

DeltaN.A. is not just a signature at the bottom of a painting, but rather indicates the union between two souls with a single destiny. Neva Epoque and Alessandro Vignola, in art Delta N.A., are a couple of Italian painters collaborating together to realize on canvas their desire to represent the union between emotional and rational, male and female.

Neva Epoque was born in Asti, Italy on May 1st, 1978. After studying classic and ancient literature during high school, she turned her attention to clinical psychology with a strong predilection for the esoteric orientation of C.G. Jung. Her artistic expression began trying to put together sensorial and mystic experiences with visual art. A surrealist by nature, she has moved lately toward a more expressionist and abstract language; a colorist by instinct and passion, she puts into painting the sensual warming of female soul.

Alessandro Vignola was born in Turin, Italy on September 13th, 1977. His scientific education and his analytic and deep vision lead him to building a medical/scientific description of human mind. His working experience in psychology and in alternative medicine permitted him to develop a metaphysical approach to life. Starting to create an artistic expression with a realist accent, he developed purity of shapes and colors much different from the real world, telling about the natural and supernatural worlds mixed together. Both clinic psychologists in their past working experience, they have developed a very personal approach to art.  Their manner of painting testifies, with a contemporary accent, to the search of expression of inner feelings while representing benign and linear shapes. They believe that flowers, as living creatures, are the perfect subjects to express the continuous modulation of human soul.

read more http://www.sohogallerybh.com/delta-n.a.html

How to Survive as an Artist?


IRR_cfa_whiteThis all started with my being asked one simple question– “How do I survive as an artist?” I instantly realized that I had been challenged to put together all the major aspects of what being an artist in this day and age is about, and to combine them into one unified approach. In other words, my task was to figure out what has to be in place in your or any artist’s creative life in order for you to not only survive, but also to thrive as an artist.

Now of course your art comes first, we all know that, but this is not about what to make or how to make it; that’s your business and yours alone. And your creative process– the magic that happens in the studio– that’s all you as well, and no one else. As I’m fond of saying, “What happens in the studio stays in the studio.” This is about what to do after you make your art, once it’s completed and ready to be presented to the public, in front the vast and fabulous art world and all those who populate it.

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IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS ART PALM BEACH 2015 URBAN ART Series Dedicated to promoting women in the street art world. FEATURING • DIANA CONTRERAS /didirok * MARIA BALSEIRO / delvs102 * AMANDA VALDES * JENNY PEREZ * /Lulukathulu

Over the years, I’ve come to realize more and more that succeeding as an artist is all about keeping people in the game, about making sure they understand what you’re up to at every step along the way– from first contact with your art right on through to final purchase. The key is to make yourself accessible, available, and to welcome everyone to your art no matter what the circumstances. You want to make sure that everybody understands what you’re doing, what your purpose is and what you’re trying to communicate through your work. Doing that job well will definitely increase your chances of success.

You can’t simply put your art out there, and then with little or no effort on your part, expect people to somehow get up to speed entirely on their own about its significance, figure out how to contact you, what to ask or what to say or how to say it, how to find out prices, and basically advance all the way to buying something without any assistance on your part. That’s way too much to ask. You have to be actively involved in guiding them through that process, to make sure they don’t get lost or confused at any point along the way.

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You have to make people comfortable around your art and slow them down long enough to take that all-important longer look. You are the one responsible for giving them reasons not only to spend time looking at your art and understanding your purpose in creating it, but also for convincing them to hopefully add it to their collections, or give you shows or exposure, represent your work, or whatever else you may be looking for. And you do this by presenting yourself in a way that reaches out and deepens and enriches their experience of both you and your art. Alan Bamberger, is an art consultant, advisor, author, and independent appraiser specializing in research, appraisal, and all business and market aspects of original works of art, artist manuscript materials, art-related documents, and art reference books.


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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR 2015 EXHIBITION PLATFORM: ART PALM BEACH- PALM BEACH MIA ART FAIR -Miami ART MONACO- French Riviera Art Ibiza – SPAIN Spectrum MIami IRREVERSIBLE Annual Winners Competition @norelkysb MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami 2015-02-02 16.42.41 IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS Art Monaco 2014 – featuring Dirk Janssens There is no doubt an artist grows by leaps and bounds when he or she puts artwork in the public eye for feedback, and that is what this Exhibitions and art competitions are all about. History, patronage, commissions, and incredible opportunities have all been prizes afforded to artists working tirelessly on their own. IRREVERSIBLE’s major goal is to further the reach and spectrum of opportunities available for an artist of any experience and medium. I seek to outline a criteria as they form my current judging  mindset. Keep in mind that these criteria are not immutable nor stagnant. My views change as the result of my ongoing viewing and study of new art and historical artifacts, readings of contemporary critical writing on art, and personal growth through the creative production and development of each artist.  I am sure that my ideas about critically evaluating artwork will continue to change in an ongoing process of growth and development. Thank you,
NOOR BLAZEKOVIC

Founder IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS- EXHIBITIONS- THE MAGAZINE
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Entry Guidelines


Open to all professional artists from all backgrounds: emerging, mid career, established, national and international artists over 18 years of age. IRREVERSIBLE is constantly searching for new ideas to bring to our audience. We are accepting proposals to become part of our 2015 season programing, we welcome artists and collectives from around the world practicing in any form of media, ranging from painting to installation, to performative art. Eligible Media


Painting Sculpture Ceramics Textile Photography Mixed media Digital art Installation Art Earth Art Video Art Performance WE WELCOME: OVERSIZE WORK ASSEMBLAGES PERFORMANCES INSTALLATIONS however it requires that artwork meets all specifications and be delivered, installed and removed by the artist (or their agent) upon arrangement with IRREVERSIBLE staff. All work requiring electricity must auto on/off with the line power.

Send all proposals and aplications to: irreversibleprojects@gmail.com

Subject line: “Your complete name, medium_ 2015 ExhibitionsApplication ”


 Please attach (3 page PDF ONLY):

300 word project proposal or 150 word artist statement, resume, and 4 images (low res 72 dpi) of recent work, include complete artwork description, title, size, medium and year of production.


PayPal $45 fee Entry fees are non-refundable. $5 per additional image, you can send a max of a total of 10 images

send payment to: norelkysb@irreversiblemagazine.com

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Please review carefully our guidelines  -No refund will be given- … under no circumstances- can a credit be converted to a refund.  Past experiences have forced us to protect our hard working freelance staff, thank’s to their professionalism we can continue our journey!

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Guide to Exhibit Codes – please read the our exhibit codes and guidelines to help you successfully be part of our 2015 programing exhibit criteria.

Exhibit Codes

A Exhibit is open to all media.

B IRREVERSIBLE is hosting this event or renting space. All regulations, times, fees and prizes when selected will be specified in our prospectus and supersedes any stated here.

C Entry fees are non-refundable.

D Artwork must be ship including a pre -printed return label. As per local Miami based artists, work must be picked up after being contacted.

E IRREVERSIBLE 2015 exhibition programs permits the entry of work previously entered into other exhibits, PROVIDED the work was not shown at the same City/Country.

F Artwork Must be completed within the last two years.

G Artwork Must be ready to display/hang per our requirements. IRREVERSIBLE will not be responsible for works damaged through faulty display preparation by the artist. Artwork not properly ready for display will not be accepted. H IRREVERSIBLE cannot provide storage; you will be assessed a $20/day storage fee if work is not picked up. Must not be removed prior to the completion of the exhibit unless sold and removed by purchaser; artist may provide a replacement.

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APPLICATION

Exhibit Guidelines

ORIGINALITY

Only original works may be submitted to our shows. This means that the subject of the entry must be a concept entirely developed by the submitting artist and executed by his/her own hand.

PLEASE BE ADVISED

IRREVERSIBLE reserves the right to make any changes in any of the above information and accepts no responsibility for undue inconvenience inadvertently caused by such changes or any error contained herein.

PROSPECTUS

Available approximately one month prior to each show.

PLEASE NOTE

There is a 40% commission on all show sales.

IRREVERSIBLE is pleased to invite you to enter your works of art in our exhibitions for the 2015 season. The Exhibitions Committee make every endeavor to provide a quality space and to promote the shows to the public.The schedule may change—always review our updates and emails on each show’s prospectus for receiving/removal/reception dates, prize information, accepted work changes or any other updates. Prospectus for each exhibit is usually available one month in advance upon request.

IRREVERSIBLE is delighted to announce the 2014 FEATURED MAGAZINE COMPETITION WINNERS CONGRATULATIONS!


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IRREVERSIBLE is delighted to announce the 2014 FEATURED MAGAZINE COMPETITION WINNERS CONGRATULATIONS!

As the state’s only large format magazine competition, for our 3rd consecutive year IRREVERSIBLE has introduced the work of thousands – local, estate, national and international artists – working in all media: emerging, mid-career, and established artists.  Our annual Featured Artists Competition reinforces Irreversible commitment to artists, provides professional exhibition opportunities for emerging artists, and reveals a provocative and aggressive glimpse – through artists’ eyes – of the state-of-the-art today through paintings, sculpture, photographs, video and installations. The results of the Featured Artists contest were based on the judge’s extensive experience and knowledge of works that engage audiences with contemporary visual art, creative thinking, and most importantly; an educational component inspiring future generations. The presentation and technical merits of each entry were extremely important, as well as the quality of the work and the information provided in the application.

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Natalie Dunham

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Judy Gelles

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Anna Olsson

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There is no doubt an artist grows by leaps and bounds when he or she puts artwork in the public eye for feedback, and that is what this art competitions is all about. History, patronage, commissions, and incredible opportunities have all been prizes afforded to winners of major art competitions. Big part of my dream is that IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS, EXHIBITIONS AND THE MAGAZINE further the reach and spectrum of opportunities available for an artist of any experience level and medium.

Please note you are invited to the physical exhibition that will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami MOCA Nov 12, 2014

Thank you very much for entering our competition, CONGRATULATIONS!
Noor Blazekovic
Founder Publisher/ Chief Editor at large

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WHAT:
IRREVERSIBLE MAGAZINE FEATURED WINNERS EXHIBITION
Cocktail Reception
Introduction by The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami Director, Babacar M’Bow

WHERE:
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th St, Miami, FL 33161

WHEN
November 12, 2014
4- 9 PM

RSVP
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Richard Herzog Creeping Ivy
Laser-cut Acrylic Mirrors, Hand-cut Vinyl, Wood, Steel
18’ x 32’ x 1.5’

As a child growing up I had no interest in reading fantasy or science fiction books-a great contrast to the rest of my family. I devoured all the biographical books and articles I could find. I especially liked reading about inventors, explorers and scientists. My fascination was more than about their accomplishments; it was an appreciation for their determination. These people placed all they had in what they believed, they were willing to take chances, and were willing to risk their lives. They gave me a glimpse into the possibilities in the world. Anything could be accomplished if you had the determination, drive and belief in yourself. My entire family is rooted in the hard sciences physics, chemistry and mathematics. The explanation of the world, what exists and how it works drives them to explore and learn. They are happy in this never-ending journey, always traveling down new paths looking for answers. I am not interested in explaining the world, but to put it into a different context. I examine parts of society and nature to bring awareness to these elements and alter the viewer’s perceptions. My goal is to make them look at things a bit different and consider the world they live in more closely.

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As an artist I do not have the answers, I feel my role is more like an activist. I do not create work with a political agenda nor have a politically motivated view. My role is to bring awareness to the society in which we live and to the subjects, objects and ideas that permeate our culture in a subordinate or subversive manner.

My current work explores botanical forms, the lack of interaction between man and nature, our disconnection from this environment and the ‘artificalization’ of nature, natural spaces and all things living. These sculptures talk about organization and the chaotic nature within natural and man-made forms. I look at how items are composed and they’re many parts, then abstract their elements-keeping true to there inherit qualities. Some sculptures are more organic in form as if growing or flowing from group to group, mimicking ivy or spring flowers sprouting here and there. All a combination of a systematic organization of natural forms possessing a chaotic multi-layered visual effect creating a metaphor of our world, dominated by its rapid pace and over-stimulation.

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IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS Galerie BEDDINGTONG FINE ART Two Openings / Deux Vernissages Saturday 19th July 2014 6pm – 9pm


 

 

 

IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS Two Openings / Deux Vernissages
Saturday 19th July 2014 6pm – 9pm Galerie Beddington Fine Art

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Guy and Michèle Beddington both follow a family tradition,
as members of both families in every generation since the 19th century
have been closely involved in the Arts, either as patrons, experts, dealers or as artists.

Long-time admirers of the Midi, and permanent residents nowadays, they exhibit well-known Contemporary Artists on two floors of a magnificent 18th century ‘Maison de Maître’ on the south-facing ramparts of the mediaeval village of Bargemon, where they also display works from their eclectic collections from other periods.

They work with museums and offer an art consultancy service to private clients, architects and to interior designers covering all aspects from the sourcing, purchase and sale of works of art to advice on valuation and insurance.

BEDDINGTON FINE ART Les Remparts 83830 Bargemon Var Provence – France

 

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RAMON OTTING
DUTCH LIGHT Everything happens in the landscape

To dutch painter Ramon Otting (1969), the landscape is a huge source of inspiration. The landscape reflects our moods, is enjoyable, can heal, or gives cause for contemplation. Otting’s work is all about nature and what it does to us human beings. This interaction is essential. An almost physical ominous threat is present in many of his land- and seascapes. Sometimes in dark and stormy skies, sometimes in overwhelming lightness. The superior power of nature compared to man, who will always lose, is palpable.

“I’d love to literally transfer nature’s behavior onto canvas. To paint like that is like almost merging with nature, even though there’s always some sense of shaping the image. But of course this is never attainable, this can only happen in nature. Sometimes you can also go too far, so you fall over, but that’s good too. In the end it’s all about the endeavour, because we can never really attain nature’s perfection. We’ll always be confronted with our shortcomings and insignificance. But it’s a requisite for us humans to persevere, on the road to the goal. Even though essentially you’re not, or only hardly, doing anything new.”

More and more, Otting’s work concentrates on building the wholeness to be found in nature. From low viewpoints and using terroir, Otting shows us the beauty and wealth of form and colour in nature. The looseness of his painting opens up his work even more and strengthens the power in the details. Paintings which capture that wondrous effect of light upon universal landscapes based on the rich Dutch cultural background. Dutch Light.

Helena Stork, Art Historian

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ALEJANDRO MENDOZA

Alejandro Mendoza is one of Cuba’s most diverse and intensely driven contemporary sculptors.  His career in the U.S., particularly in South Florida, has had far-reaching impact.  His work is constantly evolving yet maintains an aesthetic and personal integrity.  His sculpture, in particular, is unafraid of venturing into different themes and tones–from defense of natural world to explorations of the personal and collective unconscious.  His work boldly explores a wide range of formal concerns and draws on and fuses such diverse references as nature, urban detritus, and the dream state, and he does this in works whose deceptive simplicity and presentational immediacy allows them to be enjoyed by people with cultivated and popular tastes alike.

Mendoza genuinely embraces the role of sculpture and art in general as a motor for change in the world.  For all the audacious experimentation in style and media Mendoza engages in, he does not cater to effete sensibilities and settles to have his work admired by smug illuminati.  His “Giants in the City,” for example, has gathered dozens of inflatable sculptures by international artists specifically created for this project.  Mendoza has taken them to numerous venues and installed them in publicly accessible grounds, permitting the general population to enjoy the various works whose impact range from the whimsical to the enigmatic and from the purely aesthetic to the socially conscious.  Whether it be in his own powerful and distinctive work or in projects such as “Giants,” Mendoza’s spirit is the same–art is a fundamental social and personal need, an undeniable and irrepressible force in our personal and collective presence in this world.

ART CRITIC Ricardo Pau-Llosa

 

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JONATHAN BAEZ

It’s tempting to see the years 1912–25 and 1947–70 as the two golden ages of abstract art, and to feel that the present revival of abstraction is no more than a silver age. But the present is always deceptive: it was not evident to their contemporaries that Malevich, Mondrian, and Pollock were the towering giants they seem to us in retrospect. The fact is, there is a vast amount of good abstract art being made today, and the best of it is every bit as good as the best abstract art of the past. The golden age of abstraction is right now.

Museums and art centers have lately been taking a remarkable interest in abstract art, past and present. Last year, MoMA opened “Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925”; the Guggenheim offered “Art of Another Kind,” comparing American and European abstraction of the 1950s; “Destroy the Picture,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, explored the fascination with dirty, distressed materials among artists of the same era; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal traced theimpressive history of Canadian abstraction since 1939; the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery presented “Conceptual Abstraction,” a survey (which I curated with Joachim Pissarro) of 20 abstract painters who came to prominence in New York in the 1980s; and MUDAM (the Musée d’Art Moderne) in Luxembourg gathered 23 contemporary European artists in “Les Détours de l’abstraction.” Already in 2013, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has opened “Painter Painter,” a survey of emerging abstract painters from both the U.S. and Europe, and next month, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago opens “MCA DNA Chicago Conceptual Abstraction,1986–1995,” with works in various mediums.

How do we make sense of all this activity in a type of art that was declared dead 40 years ago? I believe the most useful way to understand abstraction is not in terms of its formal evolution (which does not, in any case, fit the linear models beloved of theoreticians) but in terms of thematic content. The formal qualities of an abstract painting or sculpture are significant not in themselves but as part of the work’s expressive message. Artists work by reviving and transforming archetypes from the unconscious of modern culture. Therefore, the most useful questions to ask about contemporary abstract painting or sculpture are: What themes and forms does it retrieve from the tradition of modern art? How have they been changed? And how has the artist used them to express the social, political, and spiritual experience of our own time?

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AMANDA MADRIGAL

Amanda Madrigal was born and raised in Miami, Florida, where she attended one of the most prestigious art magnets in the country, New World School of the Arts. The school soon became a true home and family to her and offered the foundation she needed for her next journey, acquiring a bachelors degree in fine arts at Maryland Institute College of Arts. Amanda recently graduated from MICA in the Spring of 2013 with a major in Fiber Art and is currently living and working in Miami.

I began working on this piece from the inside out, both literally and figuratively. It is a circular object, created using a single element crochet technique, beginning in the center and working outward. The form is reminiscent of a polar grid, the same basic structure used to create a doily, but in this case, on a huge scale. I think about this piece as both a release of energy and collection of time. A way for me to transfigure the energy inside of me into something outside myself, and tangible; evidence. The piece was created using mostly donated and found materials that I would cut up and rip into long strips which I then crocheted into the final product, a large circular net. The simple and repetitive actions felt so necessary to me, they became a way to capture the fleeting time. The net is a physical construct made to collect my thoughts, ideas, feelings, and memories. Formulated from thousands of stitches, I would tear things apart and put them back together, stronger and united as a whole.

As the piece grew larger, it would consume the surrounding space so that I was no longer working around the net, but it was working around me. Forming a sort of back and forth between me and this extension of myself, constantly growing with every knot. Each layer of color that was added would transform the piece into something completely different, and watching this object spill effortlessly from my body I felt connected to the space around me. This idea began to provide a deep feeling of release.

The work became a mirror of the energy and time I put in to it. I saw a place to observe and experience abundance, flexibility, expansiveness and endless possibilities.

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Ouroboros is a discussion of the beautiful process of birth-death-rebirth

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9 artists Deserving such of Honorable Recognition NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale The Miami Generation:Revisited


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Panel Discussion / The Miami Generation: Revisited

Panel discussion with exhibition artists Mario Bencomo, Maria Brito, Humberto Calzada, Pablo Cano, Emilio Falero and César Trasobares, who are part of an influential group of first generation of Cuban exiles who received their artistic education in the United States. Moderated by Helen L. Kohen and Juan A. Martinez, Ph.D.
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9 artists Deserving such of Honorable Recognition.In 1983, Miami’s former Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture presented the groundbreaking exhibition The Miami Generation, which represented a pivotal moment in South Florida’s cultural history and brought together for the first time nine emerging artists from Miami’s Cuban exile community who were part of a first generation that received its artistic education in the United States. Now, more than 30 years later, NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale picks up where this exhibition left off, with The Miami Generation:Revisited, a new exhibition featuring works created since 1983 by the original nine artists: Mario Bencomo, María Brito, Humberto Calzada, Pablo Cano, Emilio Falero, Fernando García, Juan González, Carlos Maciá, and César Trasobares.

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2014 Culture Keeper Award to Noor Blazekovic, the Publisher of IRREVERSIBLE Magazine.


The Florida Africana Studies Consortium (FLASC) presented their 2014 Culture Keeper Award to Noor Blazekovic, the Publisher of IRREVERSIBLE Magazine. For over the last 8 years, IRREVERSIBLE has sustained a critical engagement with contemporary visual expressions contributing to the rise of South Florida as a global cultural center.

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Locally published with incontestable global reach, IRREVERSIBLE has positioned Miami at the center of international debates on contemporary cultural issues.

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The achievements of this publication owe much to Mrs. Blazekovic’s commitment, dedication and passion for the arts. By these means, we salute Mrs. NOOR as a Culture Keeper for her contributions to making the South Florida art scene a better place for all.

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Babacar M’Bow: The city of North Miami has appointed Mr. M’Bow as the director for the Museum of Contemporary Art. Babacar M’Bow, is the managing editor of the Encyclopedia of the African Disapora and founder of the Multitudes Contemporary Art Gallery in Little Haiti.


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The award was presented during the 10th Annual Symposium scheduled at the Museum of Contemporary Art of North Miami (MOcaNomi) Saturday June 14, 2014 @4PM.

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