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[...]Beautiful Losers celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural movements of a generation. In the early 1990’s a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the “establishment” art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture. Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories…speaking to themes of what happens when the outside becomes “in” as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today’s youth.[...] via http://www.beautifullosers.com
[...]For over a decade, outsider sub-cultures have influenced the mainstream. Now, a feature documentary finally explores that creative ethos driving youth culture and popular art today. First a traveling museum exhibition and book, Beautiful Losers, is now an unique documentary celebrating the independent and D.I.Y. spirit that unified a loose-knit group of American artists who emerged from the underground worlds of skateboarding, graffiti, punk and hip hop.[...]
via Press Release
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Apr 17—May 11
Opening Reception: Thu, April 17, 6—8pm
BAM and brooklynartproject.com have teamed up to produce “Connected Unconscious,” an exclusive exhibition at BAM celebrating the creative possibilities of our web 2.0 connected world. The theme “Connected Unconscious” is a contemporary expression of the collective unconscious: a web 2.0 social network of artist exchanging ideas, work, process and inspiration. The exhibition is a tangible result of that connection. The work will reflect an aspect of this connected unconscious, exploring themes of connectivity, technology, consciousness and our common humanity.
The exhibition features original artwork from ten of Brooklyn Art Project’s rising stars along with five juried selections submitted from the BAP member community of 1000+ artists from over 22 countries.
Foon Foono — Singapore
Josh Heilaman — Oklahoma city, OK
Derek Lerner — New York, NY
Maya Bloch — Tel Aviv, Israel
Helene Mukhtar — Brooklyn, NY
James Cospito — Brooklyn, NY
Sarah Nicole Phillips — Brooklyn, NY
Stephan Fowlkes — Brooklyn, NY
Kim McCartrhy — Portland, OR
Jun-Jun Sta.Ana —Chicago, IL
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Art Center presents:
with DJ Astrud Sands
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Creative & Art Direction: GH avisualagency
Director: GH avisualagency
Producer: GH avisualagency
Sound Design: Jon Philpot
DP: GH avisualagency
Casting: GH avisualagency
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[...]Four-year-old Eddie might behave like a typical young boy. Outside of the Second Life virtual world, however, he is anything but.
The child is a product of logic-based artificial intelligence and complex modelling techniques, and operates on what has been said to be the most powerful university-based supercomputing system in the world.
A creation of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Eddie has his own set of beliefs, and the ability to reason about his beliefs to draw conclusions in a manner that matches human children his age.[...]
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Winter Soldier: Hundreds of Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Gather to Testify in Echo of 1971 Vietnam Hearings
It is the five-year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq this week. Thanks to Democracy Now!, last night I learned about Winter Soldier which took place in Silver Spring, Maryland this past weekend. it seems as if no major news networks covered this event so I would like to share.
[...]Cpl. Jon M. Turner’s (3/8 Kilo Company, 1st Platoon, U.S. Marine Corps) testimony on March 15th, 2008 included these two videos of Turner’s squad firing on Mosques unprovoked, a violation of international law.[...]
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photos via Supertouch
After an overwhelming response for the London debut of the DRAW exhibit, in which over 2000 people were in attendance, the exhibit has been extended for an additional week through Sunday, March 30th.
DRAW is the largest modern drawing exhibition to emerge out of New York. Curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey with guest curators by Jamie O’Shea, Tim Barber, Jacaeber Kastor, Damian Weinkrantz, Les Barany, Brendan Fowler, Mike Aho, Sto, Victoria Perez and D* Face.
This museum quality exhibition, features original drawings from over 300 artists in the urban, design, tattoo, animation, skateboard, illustration, music and New Contemporary art worlds. The show is a tribute to the often-underrated but fundamental building-block of visual and graphic art: the drawing. DRAW is currently on a six-country world tour.
Artists whose works are in the show include:
Adam Marnie, Adam Wallacavage, Alexander Juhanz, David Hochbaum, Word to Mother, Amanda Wachob, Amy Kosolowski, Andre Razo, Andrew Brown, Andy Moon Wilson, Annie Ok, Antony Edward Zito, Arik Roper, Athena Razo, Kat Von D, Bob Tyrrell, Bobby Gorman, Brandon Maldonado, Brenda Abbandandolo, Brendan Donnelly, Brian DeGraw, Brian Doran, Brigid Pearson, Carol Lee, Carrie Ann Baade, Chicken Head, Chloe Blackshire, Chris Dingwell, Chris Mendoza, Chris O’Donnell, David Walker, Chris Savido, Christian Fagerlund, Cliff Eisenhut, Clive Barker, Clive Barker, Kate Ruth, Cobrasnake, Colin Burns, Colin Christian, Conrad Keely, Curran Reynolds, Jo Harrison, Leonard Baron, Daniel Martin Diaz, Y Maria AKA Loretta Leu, David Aaron, David Ellis, David Hochbaum, David Schwartz, Daze, Derek Lerner, Doug Anson, Doze Green, Dr. Revolt, Elizabeth Huey, Eric White, David Hochbaum, Glenn Barr, Gregory Kramer, Hacula, Hal Robins, Harry Druzd, HR Giger, Isaac Lin, Ivory Serra, Aurelio Valley, J Penry, J Adam McGalliard, TAB, Shelter Serra, JASOR, James Tully, Jason D’Aquino, Jason D’Aquino, Jason Grabowski, Joy Coletti, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, Josh Goldberg, Jeff McMillan, Jennie Jieun Lee, Gerard Way, Jacaber Kastor, Filip Leu, Joe Capobianco, Mike Diana, Joe Heaps Nelson, Stk Mountain, Joey Remmers, John Andrew, John John Jesse, Julio Rodriguez, John Seabury, Jonathan Levine, Jonathan Weiner, Jordan Isip, Cliff Eisenhut, Joy Coletti, Jud Burgeron, Julia Marchand, Wim Wallace, Katy Horan, Kimberly Sheridan, Kris Chau, Kristen Schiele, Lance Bradley, Lee Conkin, FatBoy, SickBoy, Lesley Oliver, Leslie Sternberg, Lisa Lebofsky, Louie Cordero, Lucas Irwin, Lyndsea Cochrane, MaDora Frey, Mara Lea Brown, Marcus Burrowes, Maria Nielsen, Mark Bode, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Gonzales, Mary Raap, Melanie Vote, Melinda Beck, Michael Ponce, Brendan Fowler, Miran Kim, Gregory Kramer, Nalla Smith, Lance Bradley, Neke Carson, Nik Moore, Patrick Conlon, Paul Raven, Peter Thompson, Rachel Schmidhofer, Randall Sellers, Rich Jacobs, Rick Griffin, Rob Leecock, Ron English, Rostarr, Roy Miranda Jr, Ryan Skully, Scott Cambell, Sean Dack, Michael Manning, Jean-Pierre Roy, Gibby Haynes, Lucas Irwin, Stephan Jay Rayon, Stephanie Tamez, Steve De Bruyn, Steven Bliss, Tara McPherson, Thom Lessner, Tim Biskup, Tobin Yelland, Travis Louie, Andre Razo, Tristan McCormick, Van Arno, Vaughn Bode, Wes Lang, Lyn Z, Pamela Tait, Kristine Leone, Blake Bermel, Nathan Nordstrom, Zach McDonald, Kathy Grayson, Hank Williams III, Jason Schmidt, Jad Fair, Mike Krone, Goldmine Shithouse, Tara McPherson, Mike Aho, Nathan Gorman, JK5, David Foldvari, Damien Weinkratz, Vincent Castiglia, Chris Cycle, Derek Hess, Jesse Aldana, Ryan Scully, Word To Mother, Paper Monster, Mr. Andre, Aurel Schmidt, Kat Von D, John Royal, Chase Booker, Mark McCoy, Michael Ponce, Yuri Masnyj, Ben Cho, Annette Monnier, Mara Lea Brown, Carl Bennett, Corey Miller, Chris Johansen, Nate Loman, Orpheus, Leo Fitzpatrick, Con Trubkovich, Nate Loman and Aaron (The Don), Jennie Jieun Lee, Jethro Haynes, Kembra Pfahler, Matt Leines, Titine Leu, Tom Jennings, Gibby Haynes, JASOR, Matthew Rodriguez, Curse Mackey, D* Face, D*Face, Matt Damhave, Carol Lee, Dist, John Seabury, Nelson Loskamp, Oryca, Matt Johnstone, Jeff Ladouceur, Dianne Barcelowsky, Meryl Smith, Jason Butcher, Lyn Z, Nikole Lowe, Phil Kyle, Bob London, Jaret Penner, French, Sto, Normen Reddes, Oryca, Mary Raap, Mi Mi Leung, Abra Casandra, Maya Wild, Alex Binnie, Mark Giles, Hellovon, Ian Stevenson, Michael Manning, Nelson Loskamp, Jason Atomic, Andrew Kuo, Nicola Pecoraro, Kelly Tunstall, Andrew Brown, Alexis Trice, Will Ainley Page 36 -David Bray, Mark McCoy, Nathan Jensen, Sean Pierce, Angela Boatwright, David Stoupakis, and Brendan Fowler.
25 artists from the UK are debuting works. Their pieces will continue as part of the DRAW exhibit as it continues from London, on a six-country world tour that includes showings in Tokyo, Berlin, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The exhibit debuted in October of 2006 at Fuse Gallery to phenomenal response from audience and press alike. It had an equally impressive showing during the SXSW 2007 Music and Interactive-Film Festival in Austin,Texas.
DRAW at StolenSpace is made possible by true support from Vice UK, Vans, Slam City Skates, MyToons, Action Arts Agency and Sosho.
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91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
P: +44 (0) 207 247 2684
Tuesday - Sunday
11:00am - 7:00pm
Liverpool Street or Aldgate East
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I am happy to announce the opening of Fruits Frais, a new concept store in Pakastain where some of work will be on exhibit. This is just as Vote-counting began in Pakistan today… “after voters defied bombings and shootings to cast their ballots in elections… The parliamentary polls were meant to cap the transition to civilian democracy after eight years of military rule, but took place in the shadow of surging violence including the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto.” It seems a bit odd to just simply get excited about a new concept store opening in Karachi while all this is taking place, but at the same time very uplifting to be included in such a tiny way in the unfolding new democratic Pakistan.
READING CARDS IS NOT ENOUGH
THE FIRST CONCEPT STORE IN PAKISTAN
DEREK LERNER (NYC) AYAKO (TOKYO) MERIJN HOS (UTRECHT) AKANYC (NYC) + EXCITING COLLECTION OF LINEN WEAR & JEWELS & WEIRD ESSENTIALS
SHOP NO: 3 PLOT 31-C LANE 1
DEFENCE STADIUM PHASE 5 KARACHI
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Steve Varon had a vision of the Dalai Lama carrying the 2008 Olympic Torch in part of its planned route to Beijing. Due to China’s political standing with the Dalai Lama, Steve’s vision is going to take a lot of work to become a reality. Submitted for the Pangea Day contest.
Produced and Directed by my good friend Greg Brunkalla.
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Virtual art online commands high prices in the real world
By Thomas Kostigen, MarketWatch
Last update: 7:32 p.m. EST Feb. 12, 2008
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (MarketWatch)—Art collectors are served well by the World Wide Web, allowing them to better compare prices, histories and upcoming auctions, and to buy and sell on the world market at the click of a mouse. But the agent of change may be the product of change itself: Virtual art is becoming big business, with artworks created online fetching thousands of dollars, and pixel space selling for millions.
Second Life, the virtual world that mimics the real world, has held art auctions fetching big prices. And curiously “real world” galleries have sold artworks based on online creations—capturing the image, enhancing it and transferring it to canvas. (Those pieces reportedly sold for $10,000 each.)
It may all sound strange. But Web companies and galleries, online and off, as well as the traditional art world have all joined the foray in the new, new world of art.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is staging an exhibition beginning this month entitled “Design and the Elastic Mind.” It will include all sorts of representations of modernity and the future based on innovation. MOMA says the art derives from “designers’ ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science and social mores.”
ARTNews magazine this month is running a cover story on “The Newest New Media,” as well as several inside features devoted to the subject.
“Blogging has supplanted the construction of personal Web pages. Flickr, which lets you send messages to and connect with fellow shutterbugs, has overtaken Ofoto, a site on which people could just post their photos. Tagging, a method of organizing content via shared interests, has superseded online directories. And constantly updated, user-generated sites like Wikipedia have a cachet that single-author publishing lacks. Now these technologies are breathing life into Web art,” the cover story in the magazine says.
To be sure, new media art isn’t new. In the 1990’s a New York artist famously sold a work of pixel art for a million dollars. And pixel art sales are still prominent: A British man sold a million pixels on his homepage for one dollar apiece; The Wall Street Journal reports a personal finance web site is selling pixels on its site as startup capital; and pixel advertising is growing—literally buying the space on a site.
Those are derivatives of Web art, of course. Real Web art, if anything can be labeled “real” in the virtual world, is comprised of artists taking their crafts into the digital age. This means creating digital images for the screen; byte sized images.
ZERO1, a digital arts festival, will host its second event in San Jose in June and other stagings are held the world over from Berlin to Beijing. Art News notes that The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and New York’s Museum of Contemporary Art are building collections.
A market reaction
When museums collect, armies of artists can be born. It also means private collectors will take notice and auction houses will carve out niches. Why? Markets are being created.
When long-standing institutions embrace the credibility of new forms of art it means a lot to new artists; their work won’t be fleeting. Works will have the chance to become valued assets of estates, loaned to exhibitions and permanent collections. They may even get to become part of a wealthy person’s passion. Bill Gates, for example, reportedly owns holographic art images.
Until catalogs set prices for artists and their works, however, digital art values will remain in the eye of the beholder. And that beholder had better have a computer. Digital art only shows on digital platforms.
Art collectors, however, may want to think more seriously about digital art form. We are on the cusp of the Digital Age. How many would have liked to have had been purchasing artworks when other ages (Impressionist, Modern, Post-Modern, etc.) dawned? Everyone, I’m sure.
So now may be the time to create a portfolio of art that could be worth a fortune in the future. And the genius of it is that you can even carry it with you—on your iPhone.
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