Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
selected images from the dunes @ Pismo Beach
The Oceano sand dunes area is recognized as the most extensive coastal dunes remaining in California.
here for Edward Weston nude at Oceano dunes 1936
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
de stael revisited 2, 50 x 70 cm, oil on metal, 2008
Nicolas de Staël was born in St. Petersburg in 1914, undocumented refugee in Belgium and France, suffering from depression committed suicide in Antibes in 1955.
“Il faut travailler beaucoup, une tonne de passion et cent grammes de patience.”
here for more images by de Stael
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR LAMPEDUSA
Model at Villa Romana, Florence, 2009
15.04. – 15.05.2009
We cordially invite you and your friends to the opening
of the exhibition on Wednesday 15th April at 7 p.m.
Unfortunately the model of the Lighthouse can not be realised in Piazza San Pancrazio.
Exhibition and model will be shown at Villa Romana!
Opening Times: Tues – Fri 3 – 7 p.m. and by appointment
Last autumn the artist Thomas Klipper, who lives and works in Berlin, set up the project A Lighthouse for Lampedusa!
Every year approximately 20,000 people, most of whom are immigrants from Africa, try to reach Europe via the island of Lampedusa. According to the Italian Home Office, in 2008 this number reached as much as 35,000 people. Thousands die at sea: humanitarian organisations have estimated that nearly a tenth of the total number of migrants die during the dangerous crossing. Thomas Klipper plans to create a major lighthouse and arts centre, in collaboration with architects, engineers and island residents.
A lighthouse equipped with a powerful beam could provide important support to those navigating at sea and reduce the danger of shipwreck. The light would also convey an important message to migrants: “We’re here, we aren’t hiding”. For those living in Lampedusa the lighthouse could become a meeting place, exhibition space and a venue for conferences, concerts and other cultural events.
The building of the lighthouse will now be possible thanks to wide local and International support. Over the winter an initial model was presented at the “dispari&dispari project” exhibition space in Reggio Emilia. In Florence Thomas Klipper has designed a model to be set within the urban context of Piazza San Pancrazio, right next to the Museo Marino Marini.
Other works by Thomas Klipper will be presented at Villa Romana, among which two documentary videos and some large scale xylographs from London and Frankfurt.
Thomas Kilpper, class of 1956, is renown for his works that intervene with artistic readings of specific social and political contexts. His work has been shown in prestigious spaces such as the South London Gallery, the Generali Foundation in Vienna, the Schirn Kunsthalle, the Kunstverein in Frankfurt and the Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe. He is currently preparing an engraving on linoleum, in collaboration with Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, measuring 800 square metres and intended for the floor of the ex Ministry of State Security building (the Stasi) in East Germany.
after the butcher