Monday, March 31, 2014

Follow up by Climatology Installation...Seen @ ...Design Days Dubai 2014

Dear Laurence,

Many thanks for visiting Climatology Installation during Design Days Dubai 2014. It was our pleasure to have you to participate at our installation. Hope you have also enjoyed  your experience at our Climatology Dream Garden in the middle of the desert and enjoy the reflective magic from the Respired Wooden Skin.
It was great meeting you and thanks for your great sharing regarding to the New York art scene with me. Please feel free to share my contact with your art and design network, it would be great for us to share our responsive design with a wider audience. 

Just in case you have missed out the videos during the show,  I would like to invite you to watch the following videos which show case how the power of nature - humidity, moisture and change of temperature can create responsive design with our new material range Smart Veneer.

The following video record the movement of Climatology installation according to the fluctuation of moisture and temperature

The following video is an interview with BON TV which w as broad cast on Sky TV in Nov 2013

Please do not hesitate for any further information regarding to the Climatology collection and beyond- material design, consultation and installation. 

For our latest update please visit us on our facebook page   
and follow us on Instagram @thefabricklab

Hope you enjoy the video and looking forward to hear from you soon.

Thank you

Best regards


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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Save the date Saturday April 12 2014 "Young Talent Concert Series": Noemi GASPARINI violonist.....

Entraide française : Sur un air de violon
Vous pouvez reserver vos places sur le site internet :

Thursday, March 27, 2014

save the date Paper Jam 2014 @ the NEUBERGER MUSEUM of ART ...AND Check out the website for the ART AUCTION

2014 marks an auspicious year for the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY – it’s our 40th Anniversary! On Saturday, April 5, 2014 we will celebrate with our most unique and popular fundraiser, PAPER JAM 2014. PAPER JAM 2014 will feature live music, cocktails and dinner by the bite, but the main focus of the evening is the live and silent auction of art on paper. For our 40th, we will focus on a select group of 40 works on paper by 40 outstanding artists. Art to be auctioned will be posted on our website beginning March 5. Funds raised from the event support the Neuberger Museum of Art’s 40th Anniversary Season exhibitions and educational programs. Individual tickets are $150 along with ticket packages including the Papyrus level at $6,000, Parchment level at $4,000 and Vellum @ $1,500. These three ticket packages include designated VIP lounge area, the opportunity to host an artist/s in your VIP area, dedicated wait staff & bottle of champagne, as well as recognition in website, catalog, at event and in remarks (commensurate with giving level). To purchase tickets, please contact Morgan Glasebrook at 914.251.6114 or or purchase tickets online here. Thank you for your generous support and we look forward to jamming with you on April 5th!

6:30 pm
     Cocktails & Dinner by the Bite
     Silent Auction
     Preview of Live Auction
8:30 pm
     Live Auction
10:00 pm
     Silent Auction Concludes

Co-Chairs: O. Anthony Maddalena and Krytzia Dabdoub Minvielle
Committee: Ellen Chassin, Susan Dubin, Jamie Beck Gordon, Lynn Halbfinger and Helen Stambler Neuberger


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Trip to Jordan? visit the JORDAN NATIONAL GALLERY of FIne ARTS

Check out their website:

 The Permanent Collection
The Jordan National Gallery of  Fine Arts is one of the major art museums in the Middle East. Its unique and vast permanent collection of modern art from the Developing World is internationally recognized. From its inception, the Royal Society of Fine arts has pursued the highest professional standards of excellence in acquiring art works and running the gallery. The collection comprises over 2000 works including paintings, prints, sculptures, prints, sculptures, photographs, installations, weavings, and ceramics by more than 800 artists from 59 countries mainly in Asia and Africa.
- Countries Represented in the Permanent Collection
Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark Egypt, France, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kabardino Balkaria, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal. Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA, Uzbekistan, Yemen , and Former Republic of Yugoslavia.

too late for but it sounds interesting: 

"Visible Differences"
18 women artists from Latin America, Europe and Jordan 
2 October 2013 - 12 February 2014

In their  collection I noticed the following painting I would like to look at : 

Schiavo Louis

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rome2rio ?

Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is organising the world's transport information.
We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries
for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location

I've tried:ères/Barcelona


Aboout William EGGLESTON

OFFICIAL website

but also

anthony luke's not-just-another-photoblog Blog

Eggleston’s spare and richly hued pictures  
have cast a spell on everyone from Sofia Coppola, David Lynch,and Larry Clark to Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Juergen Teller.”

William J. Eggleston was born in Memphis, Tennesse, but grew up in the small Mississippi town of Sumner. He became known as "the father of color photography" for his striking photos of people, events and landscapes in the South.

read about


call for artists posted on Arts westchester WEBSITE /artists opportunities

This one is published on my blog too late to take part in it but is used as an exemple of what you can find on this website,...

Artist Submissions: Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists 2014

Hudson Valley Artists 2014
Artist Submissions Due March 24
Monday, March 24, midnight
Deadline for artist submissions to Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists 2014, curated by Ian Berry, Dayton director of The Tang Museum at Skidmore College. For more information, including artist eligibility and submission process, go online to Hudson Valley Artists 2014.  or read below....

Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists 2014

Ends in 7 hours, 13 minutes
The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art invites artists working in all media to submit proposals for its annual exhibition of work by artists from the Hudson Valley. Worlds of Wonder, the 2014 edition of the Hudson Valley Artists series, will be selected by Ian Berry, Dayton director of the Tang Museum at Skidmore College.

  For Worlds of Wonder, artists are encouraged to submit work that creates connections across time, media, and subject. To what extent do science and nature, architecture, design, and history weave in and out of contemporary art making? How do artists bring together disparate elements into a singular work, or a cluster of related images or objects? Focusing on the laboratory-like environment of the artist studio and the exploration and curiosity that is at the heart of many artistic practices, this exhibition will create its own space for discovery in unexpected places while highlighting new art from the region, paying homage to the cabinets of wonder that were precursors to museum collections.

The exhibition will run from June 21–Nov. 9, 2014 in the Dorsky Museum’s Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery. This is the sixth year that the Hudson Valley Artists Annual Purchase Award of $3,000 will be used to acquire one or more artworks from the exhibition for the museum’s permanent collection. This Purchase Award is made possible through the Alice and Horace Chandler Art Acquisition Fund.

The Hudson Valley Artists exhibition is open to all emerging and mid-career artists with a permanent mailing address and active art practice in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties who have not had a major one-person museum exhibition and who do not have an exclusive contract with a commercial gallery. Students are not eligible. There is no application fee.
Artists are invited to submit a maximum of six images or files of work created in 2012 or later. Artworks created in traditional media as well as audio, video, film, and performance are welcome. Brief proposals for new works (including installation or performance) to be created for this exhibition may also be submitted.
Artists participating in the exhibition will be responsible for the delivery of selected works to the museum; works must be ready to install upon delivery. Media artists must be able to supply players, monitors/projectors, speakers/headphones, and cables as needed.  Artists will also be responsible for the pick-up of work at the end of the exhibition.
Deadline: Monday, March 24, 2014, midnight.

International Expos? Universal Expos? a bit more of information about it...

The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) is the intergovernmental organization in charge of overseeing the calendar, the bidding, the selection, and the organisation of World and International Expos.
The BIE was created by an international convention signed in Paris, France in 1928, which established the rights and responsibilities of the Expo organizers and participants. The role of the BIE is to supervise and ensure the application of this Convention.
As the international governing body of Expos, the BIE provides the regulatory framework for these prestigious global events, in which countries, international organisations, civil society groups, corporations, and citizens participate.
The BIE’s mission is to maintain the integrity and quality of Expos so that they may continue to educate the public and promote innovation in the service of human progress.
Expos must be able to not only provide a benchmark for the human progress made in a given domain but also propose a roadmap for the way forward – and the BIE works to ensure this.


The members of the BIE are the Governments of the Contracting Parties (signatory countries to the Convention).
The BIE headquarters is in Paris, France, as stipulated in the Convention.
The BIE comprises a General Assembly, a President, an Executive Committee, an Administration and Budget Committee, a Rules Committee, and an Information and Communication Committee.
The BIE Secretariat, under the authority of a Secretary-General, manages the current business of the Bureau in accordance with the instructions of the General Assembly and of the Committees. The Secretariat represents the formal link between the Expos and the BIE member states.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

2 Message from good in Connecticut...Forget the winter..Let's go out!... March 13 STAMFORD and March 15 NORWALK

Hello everyone,

As part of the Alliance Francaise Board, I have put together a great evening

at the Avon Theatre, Stamford, Ct.
As March is the month of the "francophonie", I have selected a film "TEY" (to-day) happening in senegal.
This film has obtained a lot of awards.
2 Actors how live in Harlem,NYC will be present.
Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman.
Saul is very know and is giving a concert this wednesday February 26 at the Merkin Concert Hall (see attached info.)
We will have a small reception before and a Q.&A. after moderated by Ronnie Scharfman.
I hope you will be able to attend.
As you read the program, you will see that Robert Henrey will be giving a lecture on March 18 at 1;30 pm.

Lucie Chabrol
Board Alliance Francaise Greenwich, Ct.
Relation francophone

Subject: Le Roi David: Honegger, March 15 2014 (Saturday)

Subject: Le Roi David: Honegger, March 15 2014 (Saturday)

Thank you for offering to circulate the attached flyer announcing the Fairfield County Chorale performance of Honegger's choral work: Le Roi David. In this work, the composer explores war and peace, sin and forgiveness  through the life of the biblical hero, King David. The work will be sung in French with narration by James Naughton in English.
The performance is on Saturday March 15 at the Norwalk Concert Hall.
Tickets may be purchased on line as indicated on the poster or people can contact me (Lisette Henrey: or 203-661-8378) and I will reserve tickets for them at the reduced price ($30) which they can pick up on the day of the concert.
I should mention that I will be singing in this concert and would love to have people come and enjoy the music!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Forrest BESS Seeing Things Invisible on view @ the Neuberger February 16 - May 18, 2014

Bess, "Before Man," 1952–53, Oil on canvas, 8-3/4 x 22-3/4 inches, Collection Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Gift of Roy R. Neuberger, 1986.10.08, Photo: Jim Frank

Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible

Self-described “visionary” artist Forrest Bess (1911–1977) is a unique figure in the history of American art. He eked a meager living fishing and selling bait by day in Bay City Texas, while, in his free time, he read, wrote, and painted prolifically. He created an extraordinary body of mostly small-scale canvases rich with enigmatic symbolism based on symbols he saw in his dreams. Bess drew meaning for these symbols from various disciplines such as medicine, psychology, anthropology, and philosophy, eventually formulating a theory, which he referred to as his “thesis,” that the unification of male and female within one’s body could produce immortality. Despite his remote location, Bess gained recognition in the New York art community, showing his work between 1950 and 1967 with the prominent artist and dealer Betty Parsons.  Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisibleis organized by the Menil Collection, curated by Assistant Curator Clare Elliott in collaboration with contemporary artist Robert Gober, expanding on a project he created for the 2012 Whitney Biennial.  It will feature a selection of over 40 paintings, along with rare works on paper and selected letters, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.  A review in The New York Times is available through this link.
Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible is organized by the Menil Collection, Houston and curated by Menil Collection, Houston, Assistant Curator Clare Elliott.
At the Menil Collection, Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible was realized through the generous support of The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation; The Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Ann and Henry Hamman; Bérengère Primat; Michael Zilkha; Baker Botts L.L.P.; Bank of America; Peter J. Fluor/K.C. Weiner; Christy and Lou Cushman; and the City of Houston.  Support for the exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY, is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and Purchase College Foundation.


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Saturday, March 8, 2014

REMEMBER ? Les Shadoks

Rest In Peace  for Rene Borg..


Les Shadoks 

(Série 1 / Episodes 1 et 2)

Uploaded on Sep 28, 2010
1ère diffusion le 29/04/1968, une série de Jacques Rouxel, réalisation René Borg, commentaire dit par Claude Piéplu, musique Robert Cohen Solal, voix des Shadoks Jean Cohen Solal. Retrouvez l'intégrale de la série en DVD, renseignements et commande: ou sur
(c) aaaproduction

seen in the BVI Britisch Virgin Island and also in Germany...thanks to Internet..

Picture of an art of work seen at the Independent Art Fairs happening this week end in New York....and then working my way on internet ...
because I thought the name of the artist was Kaufman repertoire,....

 I end up  with an artist living in Germany...

very similar to the work of art we've bought on Jost van Dyke Island BVI ...made of crushed cans by a women called joanne Court


Friday, March 7, 2014

Speciales Infos pour les membres de Accueil New York....Photographes...and amateurs de livres

 paru dans la newsletter de l accueil New York

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

MEANWHILE...What's going on in BARCELONA?


Curated by Michael FitzGerald
Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain
5 March - 29 June 2014

This is the first exhibition dedicated to tracing the impact of Picasso on international contemporary art. Curated by the expert Michael FitzGerald, the show will explore the dialogue inspired by the work of Picasso in today's artists.

Dr. FitzGerald, Professor of Fine Arts, Trinity College (USA), has developed Post-Picasso during the years since he curated Picasso and American Art for the Whitney Museum of American Art (2006-07).Post-Picasso will build on the substantial research of that exhibition to treat the chronological period from the decade before Picasso’s death in 1973 to the present.

One of the most surprising upshots of the exhibition will be the evidence of Picasso's importance for the art of the twenty-first century. The show will reveal how Picasso's art and reputation continue to generate a fruitful dialogue with contemporary artists around the world, particularly his reputation as a paradigm of modernism, the issues of cultural hegemony galvanised by his introduction of non-Western sources into European art, and the debates over the position of painting and sculpture in contemporary practice. Similarly, the show will explore the impact of Picasso on artists working in a wide range of media, including video and photography, as well as painting and sculpture.
Post-Picasso will be devoted to a select group of artists who have made very significant achievements in contemporary art through their engagement with Picasso. The exhibition will comprise seventy-five works selected from the oeuvres of approximately forty-two artists living in more than twelve countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America to present the remarkable geographical and chronological range of Picasso’s impact.

Among the artists who will be represented in the exhibition are: Chéri Samba of the Democratic Republic of Congo, M. F. Husain and Atul Dodiya of India, Folkert de Jong and Rineke Dijkstra of the Netherlands, Guillermo Kuitca from Argentina, Vik Muniz of Brazil, and Jasper Johns, Faith Ringgold and Fred Wilson of the USA.

The exhibition will not include works by Picasso. The museum’s premier collection of his art will be on view in the permanent galleries to create a dialogue between the work of contemporary artists and Picasso.




Xu Zhen (b. 1977, Shanghai) has been chosen as the commissioned artist for The Armory Show 2014. A “chameleon of concept," he has built an extensive body of work that includes video, installation, performance, and photography. From theatrical merry pranks to quieter works playing on human sensitivity, Xu Zhen has developed a repertoire confronting social-political taboos within the context of contemporary China and beyond.
For this edition of The Armory Show, Xu Zhen has put his mark on key aspects of the fair’s look and feel. Paintings from his Under Heaven series, in which a pastry chef’s icing applicator is used to apply pigment to support in temptingly delicious impasto, has graced Armory Show collateral in the months leading up to the fair and on-site. These paintings, their title both a literal translation of a Chinese word meaning “the whole world" and a joking reference to Jeff Koons’s infamous Made In Heaven series, give the sense of an ambition to "have one’s cake and eat it too." Xu’s Action of Consciousness, a performative installation in which sculptures, many of them turning on easy juxtapositions of obvious symbols, are thrown into the air above a white cube where they can be seen for (and often understood in) mere seconds, occupies the center of the Focus: China section. His edition Currency’s Ideal, a plush toy of Rodin’s Thinker sitting atop a press spitting out dollar bills, has been commissioned to benefit the Museum of Modern Art.
“I am very honored to be named the The Armory Show 2014 Commissioned Artist. The fair offers an strong platform for exchange, and for dialogue around art, the market and its many interrelated institutions and ideas," says Xu Zhen.
Armory Focus: China curator Philip Tinari notes that “Xu Zhen’s participation will further activate many crucial questions meant to be raised by Armory Focus: China. Throughout his career, Xu Zhen has been at the forefront of critical thinking about the role of art and artists in contemporary China, engaging smartly and humorously with many of the big issues facing cultural production there today. It is also particularly thrilling that this year’s Armory Focus: China coincides with Xu Zhen’s major mid-career survey exhibition at UCCA in Beijing."
Noah HorowitzExecutive Director of The Armory Show notes, “Over the past decade, Xu Zhen has firmly established himself as one of the most insightful provocateurs of a younger generation of Chinese contemporary artists. We are thrilled to collaborate with him as the 2014 Commissioned Artist and through this initiative look forward to extending our fair’s legacy as a site for international dialogue and critical debate."
For more information on Currency’s Idealclick here
For more information on Action of Consciousnessclick here

Coming of age in the underground art scene of the late 1990s, Xu Zhen (b. 1977, Shanghai) began showing in artist-organized exhibitions close to home and national surveys abroad. From the beginning, his work has turned on a stark humor borne of alternate amusement and shock at contemporary society’s special combination of knowing sophistication, residual certainty, and willful ignorance. In a gesture representative of his early practice, the Video Shouting (1998) shows a passing crowd cycle through shock into dismissal at the uncanny sound of a pained human cry. A few years later, at the invitation of the 2004 Shanghai Biennale, he sped up the hands of the clock at the top of the colonial racing club which then housed the museum so that hours passed in seconds.
In the years after 2005, his aesthetic metabolism expanded alongside his systemic role, and Xu Zhen evolved from a lone artistic practitioner into a multi-dimensional figure: curator, organizer, spokesman, webmaster. During the pre-Olympic years when the Chinese art system and market saw the most dizzying growth, his projects grew into ever more elaborate, winking simulacra: cutting the peak off of Mount Everest and exhibiting the result in a gallery, creating a full-size supermarket selling only empty packaging, restaging a controversial news photograph of a starving Sudanese child in a sprawling tableau vivant.
By 2009, frustrated with the overdetermined role of the singular artist in a larger system of cultural production and circulation, Xu Zhen shifted gears and began working under the alias MadeIn Company, an enterprise of his founding dedicated to “contemporary cultural creation." MadeIn’s various products—tapestry paintings combining disparate political cartoon characters, a set of cultural calisthenics inspired by an archetypal global spirituality, a “group exhibition" of works by fictional Middle Eastern artists built from a bank of the most obvious symbols—poked fun at tired assumptions by hinting at new, absurd possibilities. Consistent throughout is an urge to lay bare the persistent clunkiness of our dearest discourses and dichotomies, as perfectly embodied by a recent major sculpture, in which a bodhisattva from the Tianlongshan grottoes meets the Winged Victory of Samothrace in a neck-to-neck staging of East meets West.
If there is a common theme uniting his diverse bodies of work, perhaps it is the twinned drives to upend existing value systems and posit new ones, particularly those that may seem, at first, just beyond the realm of plausibility. If this work borders on cynicism, it also challenges us to take a brave leap, toward acknowledging the possibility that closest-held, most cherished beliefs just might be naïve fictions.
Xu Zhen won the Chinese Contemporary Art Award in 2004, and was the youngest Chinese artist to participate in the Venice Biennale (2001 and 2005). He has exhibited widely in major international museums and biennales, including the Venice Biennale (2001, 2005); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004); International Center of Photography (2004); Mori Art Museum (2005); MoMA PS1 (2006); Tate Liverpool (2007); Hayward Gallery (2012); and the Lyon Biennale (2013). His mid-career retrospective, entitled “Xu Zhen: A MadeIn Company Production," was presented at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, in 2014