Art on money

Artist James Charles makes art with a pretty interesting material: dollar bills. On his works, pop icons such as Ronald McDonald, Iggy Pop and Van Gogh take the place of those great names in US history. Curious is the fact that each bill can cost up to 700 dollars, seventy times its original value. The…

You are the artist

Graphic designers Andy Miller and Andrew Neyer are responsible for the extremely creative Color Me _______, an interactive exhibition at Yes gallery, in Cincinnati, OH. Composed by unfinished works, the show invites the audience to interact with the pieces by coloring them. Among the selected works are sculptures, drawings made on the glass and boards…

Bits of Sao Paulo in New York

Sao Paulo Ambiguous, the new exhibit by renowned Brazilian photographer Claudio Edinger, opened November 1st at the 1500 Gallery, in New York. It brings a collection of large-format images of Sao Paulo in tilt-shift technique, also known as selective focus, of which Edinger is a pioneer. These kind of images often resemble miniature models. 1500…

Revisiting the classics

Last Friday, November 12th, British gallery London Miles opened The Idol Hours, a collective exhibition in which contemporary artists show their own interpretations of classic paintings. It goes on through December 1st. Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Picasso, Klimt, Rembrandt, Botticelli and Vermeer are just a few of the masters revisited by the 41 names featured…

Status Factory

Status Factory is the latest exhibition by Ron English, held at the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, in California. The exhibit consists of a surreal assemblage of over 100 artworks by the artist, including paintings, sculptures, murals and billboards. His work is defined by a mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, ranging from superhero…

State of L3

State of L3 is a Pan African art collective, based in Amsterdam, Recife and Dakar. Artists from different backgrounds connect, research, analyze, create and perform in order to promote a transatlantic synergy. An exhibition of the work of the collective is now touring through Europe and was part of the biennial in Dakar, Senegal. The…

Pangea

Very soon another Brazilian artist will be well-known among the American audience: Fernando Chamarelli. Graduated in graphic design, the artist’s next destiny is Anno Domini Gallery, in San Jose, CA, where he will show his colorful canvases on the solo exhibit called Pangea. Strongly influenced by Brazilian indigenous and popular culture, his works are the…

A two-way street

Starting on August 4th, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery receives the group exhibition Two-Way Street, which features four talents from Brazilian urban art scene: Chivitz, Nove, Presto and Ramon Martins. The exhibit’s title is a reference to a partnership firmed in 2007 between Jonathan LeVine and Choque Cultural, a Brazilian contemporary art gallery. The four artists…

i want to ride my bicycle

The Giro d’Italia, one of the big wheeler races in Europe, starts this year outside the Italian borders, in Amsterdam. On invitation of the Mediamatic Lab (Amsterdam) the international Bike Film Festival decided to come to bicycle city number one for her 10th anniversary. Thus, the 8th of May the city inaugurates two events: the Giro d’Italia 2010 and the BFF (Bike Film Festival).

The film festival shows a great variety of movies on bikes. From documentaries about legendary cycling personalities, to incredible bicycle makers, from bicycle romance to bicycle tricks & fun. Fixed gear seems to be the most convenient bike for urban cyclists. The bike does not have brakes, but one slows down when moving the feet backwards, because the gear is fixed to the wheel. This means you can cycle backwards, flip over when you brake fast, do all sorts of tricks and twist and turn quickly. 

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bicycle path amsterdam

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lucas brunelle under water

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made in queens

The Foundation Mediamatic also organizes an exhibition, Sur Place , which pays tribute to the bicycle and its wheelers. The exhibition contains a multi-functional bicycle path, designed by DUS architects. Everyone can bring his bike to try that out. Street art by Mike Giant, to create an urban atmosphere inside the space. A display of special bicycles, historically or in terms of design, wheeler jerseys and crash portraits. Besides one can also participate in several repair and ‘pimp my ride’ like workshops.

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These occasions will inspire the people in the Netherlands to have a close look at their love for the bicycle as the easiest and healthiest means transport and, of course, the beautiful sports on wheels. Don’t mind the crash portraits!

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Spier Contemporary 2010

Spier Contemporary is one the most important exhibitions on the African continent that recognizes and celebrates what it means to be in Africa today and what is possible for 21st century Africans. The event is organized by the Africa Centre , an organization that stages a number of other events too, like Badilisha Poetry X-change…

Stanley Kubrick photographer

Stanley Kubrick had directed films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Dr. Strangelove and Barry Lyndon , he is one of the most important filmmakers which North Americans have heard about. His remarkable career is reflected, above all, for your love and extreme care in making movies. In opposition to the avant-garde…