Tuesday, April 29, 2014

About Eva Kotatkova

Modern Art Oxford


Eva Kotatkova

15.08.2013 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Artist talkEva Kotátková creates works that are proposals for living in an awkward age, blueprints for difficulties that must be overcome in order to explore the limits of human relationships and behaviour.  Working in a series of interrelated and interchangeable pieces; drawings, photographs and sculpture are reconfigured within broad themes while employing an established vocabulary of contemporary art to re-evaluate ‘normal’.
For this talk she will present an intimate insight into her practice showcasing some of the work that she has recently exhibited as well as providing an insight into some new performance works for her exhibition at Modern Art Oxford on 29 November. 

8 ways Lyon outshines Paris


in our backyard...The Clay Art Center Port Chester

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A solo exhibition of work by internationally recognized artist Michelle Erickson

April 12-May 31

Internationally recognized artist Michelle Erickson continues her conceptual exploration of Potter’s Field; historically referring to fields used for the extraction of potter's clay and used as a burial site for unknown and indigent people, will explore the life cycle of world ceramics that documents human experience through a social, political and environmental landscape.

  • Check out Michelle's recent blog post ME @ V&A "Mover, Shaker, World Class Maker"
  • Michelle has been featured in many recent publications. Take a look at her website for a full listing and pdf's of the articles.
  • Michelle has also been featured in 3 films of her time at the V&A. These are wonderfully informative and beautifully made. Check them out on the V&A Channel.

Clay Art Center is pleased to present Potter's Field, a solo exhibition, featuring work by internationally recognized artist Michelle Erickson. Michelle Erickson will continue her conceptual exploration of Potter’s Field; historically referring to fields used for the extraction of potter's clay and used as a burial site for unknown and indigent people. The work explores the life cycle of world ceramics that documents human experience through a social, political and environmental landscape. 

In addition, CAC will host a demonstration workshop with Michelle Erickson entitled "World Class Maker" on Saturday, May 10. Michelle will also give a Lecture: “Traditional Ceramics References in Contemporary Works” on Monday, May 12, 1:15 pm at the Bruce Museum, hosted by the Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle. 

Michelle Erickson is internationally recognized for her mastery of lost ceramic arts during the age of exploration and colonialism. Ms. Erickson creates historical narratives about political, social, and environmental issues – both past and present- in her contemporary work. Regardless of time frame, Erickson’s works are distinguished by insightful commentary on the universal character of the human spirit. Her highly sought creations are in the collections of major museums in America and England. Ms. Erickson lectures widely and her body of scholarship concerning the rediscovery of seventeenth and eighteenth century ceramics techniques has been documented in several volumes of the annual journal Ceramics In America along with other publications and videos that now include three short films created during her tenure as Artist In Residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2012.

In her lecture at the Bruce Museaum, Michelle will discuss her practice and her experience in London as “World Class Maker” within the context of contemporary ceramic art. Connecting the legacy of the colonial era through the art of making Ms. Erickson uses a depth of historical references to illustrate parallels through time. These include comparisons between the 18th century Staffordshire pottery industry and global design giant Nike, Wedgwood’s abolitionist ceramics and 21stdiscovery and obsession with fossils as prescient to our perilous addiction to fossil fuels. Her exploration of ceramic history has come to define Erickson’s career and has forged a path to a renaissance of contemporary ceramic artists peeking into the china closet of centuries past for inspiration. 

About the Artist: Michelle Erickson has a B.F.A. from The College of William and Mary. Her contemporary ceramics in museums collections include The Chipstone Foundation, The Museum of Art and Design, The Long Beach Museum of Art, The New-York Historical Society, The Peobody Essex, Yale University Gallery, The Carnegie Museum, The Mint Museums, Seattle Art Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Cincinnati Art Museum, Arkansas Art Center, The Potteries Museum Stoke on Trent, UK and the Victoria and Albert Museum London. Her work has been featured in numerous national and international publications. Erickson is renowned for her research into 17th- and 18th-century ceramic techniques published extensively in Ceramics in America and has lectured and demonstrated her work widely for scholarly groups and institutions. She has designed and produced ceramics for major motion pictures and HBO series John Adams. As Artist in Residence at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2012 Erickson created three videos now on the V&A Channel the films were shown at Ceramic Arts London 2013 and the International Ceramics Festival UK. She received a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 2013-14 fellowship. Michelle will give a Friday Focus presentation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art April 25th 2014 and opens her solo show at the Clay Art Center NY in April 2014. 

Examples of her contemporary work are in the collections of the Mint Museum of Craft and Design; The Museum of Art and Design, NY; The Peabody Essex; The Long Beach Museum of Art; the Milwaukee Art Museum; The Chipstone Foundation; The New-York Historical Society; the Potteries Museums, Stoke on Trent; Yale University Art Gallery; The Carnegie Museum of Art; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. She has consulted on and designed ceramics for several major motion pictures such as The Patriot, The Time Machine, The New World and the recent HBO series John Adams. Also Ms. Erickson has co-authored a series of articles Illustrating her seminal work in the rediscovery of arcane ceramic techniques in the prestigious annual journal Ceramics in America edited by Robert Hunter and published by The Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee WI.

About her work, Michelle says: “ I use a lot of references from ceramic history—both lost ceramic arts that have been rediscovered and techniques I looked into, and also the context of that history, of the social or political or environmental context of that history [as a way] to describe 21st century issues. So, I would say my work is narrative. It uses history as a way of looking at our present human condition.”
*Clay Art Center is located an easy walk from Metro North. There are always taxis available at the station. The average price of in-town travel is $5.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Watch it tonight...Lyon on CNN

Get a taste for the unexpected! Join the Emmy and Peabody Award winning Anthony Bourdain as he takes incredible adventures to extraordinary locations. 

Chers Ambassadeurs ONLYLYON aux Etats-Unis,
Un petit message en ce vendredi pour vous dire que Lyon est sur CNN ce dimanche.
Suite à l’événement presse à New York en septembre dernier, ONLYLYON a accueilli l’équipe de CNN
pour le tournage d’un épisode avec le Chef Daniel Boulud "Anthony Bourdain: parts unknown" consacré à Lyon.
Il sera diffusé ce dimanche aux Etats-Unis à 21h (heure de NYC).
Un beau travail collaboratif entre ONLYLYON et ONLYLYON Tourisme et Congrès.

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World-renowned French chef Daniel Boulud takes Tony back home to the food-obsessed city and farm where he was raised on a journey into the roots of gastronomy.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014



MARCH 15 – JULY 6, 2014
New quilt show celebrates Grand Central Terminal through fiber art

Open March 15 to July 6, 2014 at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal
The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition will honor Grand Central Terminal’s grandeur not in marble, but in textiles. Last year, The City Quilter, a Manhattan-based fabric store, partnered with American Patchwork & Quilting for a national quilt-making contest of landmark proportions. Thirty finalists from that competition will be displayed at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal from March 15 to July 6 in the vibrant new exhibition, Grand Central Centennial Quilts.

For the contest, The City Quilter designed two beige and aqua fabrics, one modeled off the Main Concourse sky ceiling, the other a collage of distinctive features of the Terminal, including the Information Booth Clock, 42nd Street’s imposing statuary group, train track numbers and timetables. With the requirement to use these fabrics in their design, 81 contestants from 25 states submitted quilts for the chance to win a $2,000 grand prize and display their work at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store.

The challenge to reinterpret this grand space in fabric yielded a wide array of artistic visions. The quilts incorporate Grand Central’s iconic architecture, with chandeliers, clocks, celestial ceilings, acorns and oak leaves creatively woven into the designs. Quilters looked to the past, present and even future (by way of East Side Access) for “material,” drawing on personal encounters and family stories for inspiration. Although many of the contestants hail from far outside New York, Grand Central’s influence stretches far and wide: in one work, fabric is cut in the shape of neckties, recalling the daily commute to work on Metro-North; another quilt includes a letter between two lovers who met on the railroad. Each contestant takes a different approach to the theme, utilizing complex quilting techniques and embellishments to express Grand Central’s legacy in fabric. This exhibition is free and will be open to the public March 15 to July 6 at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal.

On Thursday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 16 at 12:30pm, representatives from The City Quilter will lead casual, free lunch-time tours of the exhibition in Grand Central. No registration necessary. On Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, children at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn will take part in a “quilting bee,” stitching different fabric pieces together and thinking of the neighborhoods and transportation lines that connect us all. This program, called Squares in the City, will be complimentary with Museum admission and no registration is required.

Transit Museum exhibitions are funded in part by the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Exhibitions in the Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal are supported by the Hugoton Foundation.

What: Grand Central Centennial Quilts
Where: New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal
42nd Street and Park Avenue
Shuttle Passage adjacent to the Station Master’s Office
When:                  March 15 – July 6, 2014

Hours:  Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm
                                Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Admission:         FREE
Source http://www.grandcentralterminal.com/event/grand-central-centennial-quilts/2145433659

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hard to forget ...Willie COle's works on view at 2014 VOLTA

beta pictoris gallery's booth at the 2014 Volta NY art fair highlighting gallery artist Willie Cole's work
with a solo booth presentation of selected works, spanning 25 years of practice by the artist.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

save the date SOFA Chicago


Last year the VIP had the opportunity to visit the studio of DIANE COOPER
check out her website:http://www.dianecooper.org
This is what I call a studio !

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ON view @ the Aldrich Museum Ridgefield Connecticut : Celebrating The Aldrich at 50

read more http://www.aldrichart.org/exhibitions/

It is the mission of the Aldrich's curatorial department to present innovative, exciting, diverse contemporary art exhibitions and programs that focus on emerging and mid-career artists. We strive to offer exhibitions of the highest quality and provide opportunities for collaborative, artistic, and curatorial risk taking that respect both artist and audience.

Celebrating The Aldrich at 50

In 2014, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a series of exhibitions and programs highlighting not just the Museum's legacy, but also the relationship between the era in which it was founded and our current cultural landscape. With perspective gained through five decades, The Aldrich's formative years of 1964 to 1974 will be examined through a contemporary lens. The exhibition component of the anniversary will include three overlapping series presented over the course of a year. The first will feature a two-part exhibition—Standing in the Shadows of Love: The Aldrich Collection 1964–1974—of iconic, historical works that are representative of The Aldrich's early collection, acquired by the Museum's founder, Larry Aldrich. The second will present a group of new projects by contemporary artists whose work reflects the continuing influence of both art and culture from the 1960s and 1970s, in juxtaposition with the historical works. The third series features solo exhibitions of current work by established artists who were included in significant exhibitions during the Museum's first decade.
Standing in the Shadows of Love: The Aldrich Collection 1964–1974, Part 1
The Aldrich Collection 1964–1974, Part 1 
On view through September 21, 2014
Taylor Davis: If you steal a horse, and let him go, he'll take you to the barn you stole him from
If you steal a horse, and let him go,
he'll take you to the barn you stole
him from 

On view through September 21, 2014
Jessica Jackson Hutchins: Unicorn
On view through September 21, 2014
Michael Joo: Drift
On view through September 21, 2014
Michelle Lopez: Angels, Flags, Bangs
Angels, Flags, Bangs
On view through September 21, 2014
Jack Whitten: Evolver
On view through July 6, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Would you like some tea? Are you French or English?

France's silent tea 


Ordering a cup of tea in Paris is a bit like asking for pastis in a British pub. You probably won't get what you came for.
The standard response is a glass accompanied by a small pot of water and a bag. Milk, if insisted upon, normally arrives hot......

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I LOVE NEW YORK.....New York Panorama Every Sunday in the Metropolitan section, a photographer offers a new slice of New York.

A view of the J train from the Flushing Avenue stop in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, during one of December’s many brief snowstorms.
December 22, 2013

Each Sunday....quite an amazing view of New york
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Author Lucas Cranacch the Elder 1472-1553

La résurrection du ChristSainte BarbeSainte Catherinetriptyque deLucas Cranach l'Ancien

Saturday, April 19, 2014


    15 000 Ambassadeurs 
souhaite la bienvenue   
à sa 15 000 ème
 Ambassadrice : Tabata 
Depuis octobre 2013, le chef Tabata Bonardi est à la tête du restaurant 
« Marguerite » de Paul Bocuse. Connue pour son passage remarqué 
dans l’émission « Top Chef » en 2012, elle vient de rejoindre la grande
 famille des Ambassadeurs ONLYLYON et devient la 15 000ème Ambassadrice. 

 Brésilienne d'origine, Lyonnaise de coeur...
D’origine brésilienne, Tabata est arrivée en France il y a une dizaine 

d’années et se revendique Lyonnaise de coeur. 
 1er réseau territorial de France !Lancé fin 2007 pour renforcer la promotion de Lyon en y associant
 les forces vives du territoire, votre réseau s’est fortement développé 
ces dernières années et notamment à l'international. Il compte 1 800 

lyonnais expatriés et 8 correspondants internationaux dans les villes strategiques pour Lyon
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Friday, April 18, 2014

ISCP Open Studios

for reading it correctly GO TO http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/spring-open-studios-3/

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)

Spring Open Studios at International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
Molly Haslund, CIRCLES – Drawing Upon The Universe, 2013. Wood, chalk, urban space, 71 x 47 inches.

Open Studios

Saturday and Sunday, April 26–27, 2014, 1–6pm
Opening: Friday, April 25, 7–9pm
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Saturday, April 26, 4pm: Panel discussion: “On Video Bureau’s Residency at ISCP” with Howie Chen and Sue Hui, moderated by Xiaofei Mo
Sunday, April 27, 4pm: Panel discussion: “Everywhere and Nowhere: Curatorial and Critical Ideas in a Cosmopolitan World” with Marianna Garin and John Barrett-Lennard
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Spring Open Studios is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 36 artists and curators from 20 countries currently in residence present work in their studios. Open Studios invites the public to 36 “studio visits” to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists and curators from all over the world. During Open Studios, contemporary art practices in a studio setting will be available to visitors as well as throughThe Poplar Tree and Mirror, an exhibition of video selected from the research archives of Video Bureau and including work by Li Ming, Zhang Peili, Ma Qiusha, Zhou Tao and Huang Xiaopeng.
Participating ISCP artists and curators in Open Studios: Thora Dolven Balke (Norway) John Barrett-Lennard (Australia) Javier Barrios (Norway) Maura Biava (The Netherlands) Melanie Bonajo(The Netherlands) Jenny Brockmann (Germany) Michel de Broin (Canada) Olaf Brzeski (Poland)Elaine Byrne (Ireland) Radovan Cerevka (Slovakia) Teng-Yuan Chang (Taiwan) Raimundo Edwards(Chile) Marianna Garin (Sweden) Michaela Gleave (Australia) Brett Graham (New Zealand) Manor Grunewald (Belgium) Terike Haapoja (Finland) Molly Haslund (Denmark) Toulu Hassani (Germany)Filip Jovanovski (Macedonia) Jacob Kirkegaard (Denmark) Viktor Kopp (Sweden) Anouk Kruithof(The Netherlands) Andrea Mastrovito (Italy) Gabriele Picco (Italy) Tobias Pils (Austria) Maria Rapicavoli (Italy) Richard Schur (Germany) Sonia Shiel (Ireland) Soda_Jerk (Australia) Asae Soya(Japan) Constantinos Taliotis (Cyprus) Axel Töpfer (Germany) Chun-Chi Wang (Taiwan) Andy Wauman (Belgium)

Since 2011, ISCP has hosted an institution-in-residence as part of Open Studios. This annual residency was initiated to support cultural exchange by bringing an international perspective into a local context. This year, ISCP has invited Video Bureau, a not-for-profit organization established in 2012 in Beijing and Guangzhou, that provides a platform to exhibit, organize and archive video art. During Open Studios and through May 23, Video Bureau will be in residence at ISCP. New York-based independent curator Howie Chen travelled to China to research Video Bureau’s archives, resulting in The Poplar Treeand Mirror. The video works included in this exhibition concern social causality in contemporary Chinese and global culture at large. Chains of events are set in motion everyday: a decision is made, an action performed, and the contingent effects are registered on others. How does one negotiate these effects, especially when transformative political and economic forces drive them?

Spring Open Studios at International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)