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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

EVERYWHERE BUT NOW | photos by Nigol Bezijan


Yannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki 
OPENING of EVERYWHERE BUT NOW
| 18 September 2013



Artists and critics visiting Geni Tzami, from left to right top: Hüseyin Karabey,
Andrian Paci, Areti, Linn Levy, Ange Leccia looking his iphone, Gabi Scardi,

Anaid Demir, Adelina
von Fürstenberg and Philip Rentzer


Adelina von Fürstenberg and Marco Castillo (Los Carpinteros)

EVERYWHERE BUT NOW on Artribune







Wednesday, 24 July 2013

New playground: Danser la Musique by Chen Zhen at MONA Foundation (Museum of Old and New Art), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


Danser la Musique a playground by Chen Zhen for Playgrounds and Toys a forthgoing project by ART for The World, 2000 - ongoing.
Most recent contruction at The Red Queen, Mona Foundation, Tasmania, Australia, June 2013 - Avril 2014, courtesy Guy Bartschi Gallery, Geneva.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Everywhere but Now | Παντού αλλά Τώρα




EVERYWHERE BUT NOW
Παντού αλλά Τώρα

 

- Central Exhibition of the 4. Biennial of Thessaloniki
- Concept and Curatorship: Adelina von Fürstenberg, 
  President of the NGO ART for  The World
- Opening Wednesday, September 18, 2013 
 
from September 18, 2013 through January 31, 2014 


EVERYWHERE BUT NOW closely relates the question of space (Everywhere) of different genius loci in the Mediterranean area with the question of time (Now) of creation in our contemporary world. Around the Mediterranean sea several civilizations have contributed to the growth and to the political, economical, artistic and technological development of the area. On the other hand, its borders are observatories of uncertainties and perplexities, of differences between nations, religions, and cultures; they are areas of geographical and historical contrasts between wealth and poverty, political stability and insecurity as well as natural beauty, pollution and human tragedies. EVERYWHERE BUT NOW will be an interactive, powerful and subtle artistic face-to-face, where the public – meeting the artists and their works, exchanging past and present knowledge and experience – will rediscover today’s composite realities around the Mediterranean and further more.

Over 50 artists from 25 countries - from Brazil and Cuba to Iran and India, as well as many Mediterranean countries, including 11 artists from Greece - will present their works, using all media such as painting, sculpture, photography, video installation, performance, etc.

The participating artists and filmmakers are:
Marina Abramović
(Serbia), Ghada Amer (Egypt), John Armleder (Switzerland), Maja Bajević (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bill Balaskas (Greece/Thessaloniki), Lenora de Barros (Brazil), Beforelight (Greece/Thessaloniki), Jacques Berthet  (Switzerland), Nigol Bezjian (Syria), Mohamed Bourouissa (Algeria/France), Marie Bovo (Spain), David Casini (Italy), Sheba Chhachhi (India), Claire Fontaine (France), Jordi Colomer (Spain), Marta Dell’Angelo (Italy), Desertmed Collective (Italy/Germany), Haris Epaminonda (Cyprus), Inci Eviner (Turkey), Ymane Fakhir (Morocco/France), Parastou Forouhar (Iran), Apostolos Georgiou (Greece/Thessaloniki), Khaled Jarrar (Palestine), Hüseyin Karabey (Turkey), Gülsün Karamustafa (Turkey), Iseult Labote (Greece/Switzerland), Ange Leccia (France), Los Carpinteros (Cuba), DeAnna Maganias (Greece), Marcello Maloberti (Italy), Miltos Manetas (Greece), Mark Mangion (Malta),  Liliana Moro (Italy), Adrian Paci (Albania), Rosana Palazyan (Brazil), Jafar Panahi (Iran), Maria Papadimitriou (Greece), Dan & Lia Perjovschi (Romania), Paris Petridis (Greece/Thessaloniki), Ivan Petrović (Serbia), Khalil Rabah (Palestine), Philip Rantzer (Israel), Zineb Sedira (Algeria), Veronica Smirnoff (Russia/UK), Priscilla Tea (Italy), Panos Tsagaris (Greece), Maria Tsagkari (Greece), Gal Weinstein (Israel), Peter Wüthrich (Switzerland), Raed Yassin (Lebanon), Yiorgis Yerolymbos (Greece) and Vasilis Zografos (Greece/Thessaloniki).

Chief Curator of the Central Exhibition:
Adelina von Fürstenberg

Exhibition Designer: Arch. Uliva Velo

Central Exhibition venues: Alatza Imaret, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Geni Tzami, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Pavillion 6 (Thessaloniki International Trade Fair area), State Museum of Contemporary Art (Moni Lazariston).

For the first time, a large part of the Biennale Central Exhibition will be hosted in the Pavillion 6 (Thessaloniki International Trade Fair area), urging the visitors to explore the Thessaloniki city centre, and discover the monuments along with the old and contemporary history of the city.

Participating countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Palestine, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, USA.

The 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art will open on September 18 with the inauguration of the exhibition EVERYWHERE BUT NOW. On the same time, parallel exhibitions by the “5 Museums’ Movement in Thessaloniki” will be open, while other events (performances and workshops),  as well as  exhibitions of the collections of the State Museum of Contemporary Art will be inaugurated during the following months by Katerina Koskina, Director of the Thessaloniki Biennale and the President of the State Museum of Contemporary Art.

Contacts :

ART for The World’s Press Office:Communication
T. +39 02 89415532
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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Save the date 4. Biennial of Thessaloniki, September 18, 2013

EVERYWHERE BUT NOW
Central Exhibition

Opening Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Mediterranean is the central thematic of the 4.Biennial of Thessaloniki of Contemporary Art, hosted from September 18, 2013 until January 2014.  EVERYWHERE BUT NOW is the Central Exhibition, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, displayed in various venues of the city of Thessaloniki, such as the Ottoman monuments Alatza Imaret and Geni Tzami, the Periptero 6, spaces at the State Museum of Contemporary Art, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the Museum of Byzantine Culture and the Makedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. The Florentine Architect Uliva Velo is the Exhibition Designer of EVERYWHERE BUT NOW.

The participating artists are :

Marina Abramović Ghada Amer ● John Armleder
Maja Bajević ● Bill Balaskas ● Lenora de Barros
Beforelight ● Jacques Berthet ● Nigol Bezjian 
Mohamed Bourouissa ● Marie Bovo ● David Casini
Sheba Chhachhi ● Claire Fontaine ● Jordi Colomer
Marta Dell’Angelo ● Desertmed Collective
Haris Epaminonda ● Inci Eviner ● Ymane Fakhir
Parastou Forouhar ● Apostolos Georgiou
Khaled Jarrar
Hüseyin Karabey Gülsün Karamustafa
Iseult Labote
Ange Leccia ● Los Carpinteros 
DeAnna Maganias
Marcello Maloberti  Miltos Manetas 
Mark Mangion
Liliana Moro ● Adrian Paci 
Rosana Palazyan ● Jafar Panahi
Maria Papadimitriou
Dan & Lia Perjovschi
Paris Petridis  ● Ivan Petrović
Khalil Rabah
Philip Rantzer ● Zineb Sedira
Veronica Smirnoff
Priscilla Tea ● Panos Tsagaris
Maria Tsagkari
Gal Weinstein ● Peter Wüthrich
Raed Yassin
Yiorgis Yerolymbos ● Vasilis Zografos


EVERYWHERE BUT NOW closely relates the question of space (Everywhere) of different genius loci in the Mediterranean area with the question of time (now) of creation in our contemporary world. It’s in fact, Ernst Jungers’s Hic et nunc that in the "Treaty of Rebel" describes the rebel as an independent and free man of action, very similar to the artist’s condition. EVERYWHERE BUT NOW broadens also the concept of hic (space) and nunc (time) by giving a wider significant: a vision that adheres to the ideals of existentialism and recognizes man’s fragility in his condition over: the Being there, Dasein of Heidegger. In addition, we can perceive in the title the fundamental character of Dasein as Being-in-the-world, in taking the world as horizon of the project.

The Director of the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is Katerina Koskina, President of the Board of Trustees of the State Museum of Contemporary Art, who developed the Mediterranean focus of the 2011-2015 Thessaloniki Biennials. The Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is funded under the Operational Programme Macedonia-Thrace 2007-2013, implemented by the State Museum of Contemporary Art and  co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).



INFORMATION
 
www.thessalonikibiennale.gr | www.greekstatemuseum.com
pr@greekstatemuseum.com

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Adelina von Fürstenberg presents the exhibition FOOD on RTS - Television Suisse Romande


Television Suisse Romande
Wednesday 20 January 2013 
Television News 12.45 a.m.
Interiews of Adelina von Fürstenberg, 
John Armleder, Barthélémy Toguo

Friday, 25 January 2013

Chen Zhen's Danser la Musique at MONA


MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, will host an ART for The World's playground DANSER LA MUSIQUE, 2000-2012, by Chen Zhen from June 19, 2013 to April 21, 2014.

Chen Zhen, Danser la Musique, 2000-2009
steel, iron, nylon, hemp, cannon shells, bullet shells, buddhists bells
500 x 500 x 350 cm (h) installation view at
Yitian Holiday Plaza, Shenzhen, China

From 2000 on, ART for The World has produced a serie of travelling exhibitions of more then 60 artworks on the theme of Playgrounds&Toys designed by artists and architects from all over the world. In every place in which the exhibition is held, a local jury choose his favorite playground. In January 2001, during the venue at the Andersen Museum in Rome, Chen Zhen's project Danser la Musique was chosen from a jury composed by UN, UNHCR and UNESCO’s representatives, Giordano Boetti, the son of the artist Alighiero Boetti and the Children Psycanalist Prof. Giovanni Bollea.

Danser la Musique
aims to combine both the form and the function of dance and music. The work expresses the artist’s concern for disadvantaged children suffering from social injustices and for those living in the most unacceptable conditions in various regions of the world. The hope is that this playground will help to turn sorrow into happiness, making children still feel the joy and strength of life while facing poverty and war.



Artist’s biography
Chen Zhen was born in 1955 in Shanghai where he studied and then taught at the Shanghai Fine Arts & Crafts School and at the Shanghai Theatre Academy. In 1986, he moved to France where he studied at the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques of Paris. He then worked as Professor at the Institut and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris and at the Ecole Nationale Superieure D'Art in Nancy. Between 1990 and 2000, Chen was awarded six art scholarships from French and American institutions and participated to nearly one hundred exhibitions, where he presented internationally acclaimed installations. He was listed as one of the most influential installation artist of the Nineties. His unrestricted style walks through the Chinese and western cultures, seeking a balance between unifying the senses of the audience and presenting the artist’s unique language and philosophy. Chen’s work brings to the extreme the idea of diversity that pervaded the art world during the last years of his life.