TECHNARTE Art + Technology
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

Featured Artists: OPN Studio, Patxi Araujo, 3DKUMO, Rachael Runner, Frederik De Wilde, Joaquin Fargas, Alessandro Scali The Technarte exhibition showcases select artists from the last 10 years of the Technarte conference on art and technology based in Bilbao, Spain. This years inagural US conference is being held at Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station Dec 10-11, 2015 and LACDA proudly presents the conference’s satellite show at it’s downtown Los Angeles location. Technarte is a vessel for growth and encourages artists to challenge the traditional boundaries and preconceptions of what is considered art, science and technology. The unique Technarte platform of support cultivates innovative ideas and fosters new opportunities for artists. These artworks, transmitted through Mobile art, Nano art, Bio art, Sciart or Robotic Art, are only a few examples of how the artists use technology to create and understand both the artistic and scientific world. TECHNARTE Conference will be held at the Writers Boot Camp on Thursday & Friday, December 10th & 11th at Bergamot Station with the Artists’ Opening Reception at LACDA Saturday December 12th at 7pm. December 10, 2015 - January 2, 2016 read more »

Kathrin Günter and Tanja Selzer "Séance"

The janinebeangallery announces the upcoming exhibition "Séance ", featuring artworks of the photographer Katrin Günter and the painter Tanja Selzer. January 9th – February 20th 2016 Kathrin Günter knows all about the illusions of eternal fame and of everlasting love. She is familiar with the mechanisms of the media and all the different forms of manipulated adoration. For more than 15 years Kathrin Günter has been observing and studying every celebrity moment, particularly the simultaneous longing for attention and a desperation to stay out of the permanent spotlight. Kathrin Günter sees and records everything for what we call eternity. Tanja Selzer lives and works as an artist in Berlin since 2003. Her paintings resemble snapshots of a dream, enchanted and unreal. Seemingly incoherent motifs are combined by the artist as a sequence of an ecstatic and dream-like plot, reflecting everyday sceneries, but continuously evading mere causality. read more »
submission date: 1/5/2016

The Guardians of Time
Manfred Kielnhofer

The Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer at Public Art Basel. The “Guardians of Time” tour through worldwide museums and exhibitions for many years. The time traveler of the world of Art always seem mystical to their viewers. They walk like monks through the world. No one knows exactly where they will appear next. The Austrian artist Manfred Kielnhofer has created the mystical figures. He has been a freelance artist and worked as a painter, sculptor and photographer for many years. read more »

Mei Xian Qiu "I Love You"
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

"I started to think towards two divergent rivulets. One, the phrase "I love you" as used in daily parlance, aggressive, vulnerable, necessary, and common simultaneously, the most important frightening thing; it was also a gateway to what you, yes, as an individual with a perceived sense of identity, believe others want you to say to them; it was a qualifier to other more alluring and emotionally specific concerns. How do we trade in love, sex, happiness?" An inspiration for the series had been "Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe" by Edouard Manet, depicting a nude woman at a picnic with 2 well dressed men. Painted in a rough, bold manner, this painting caused controversy in 1862 for its shocking and raw depiction of gender inequality, revealing the nude tantalizing figure as both a probable prostitute as well as an allegorical muse. Again, there is the study of contrasts -- the feminine versus the masculine, the naked versus the clothed, the elite versus the commonplace, and the innate aggression versus the vulnerability of the act of nudity itself. Which led to secondly, maybe not so divergently, the fetishization and objectification of inspiration, of the muse, of all passion—the shattering, obvious, hard edge of this that tail gates easier romanticized views. The series, "I love you” examines the intersections of adoration and desperation, victim and aggressior, oppression and self oppression, globalism, even colonialization and provincialism." read more »
submission date 1/16/2016
The Nymph of the River Lou; Autumn2014 by Mei Xian Qiu

Converging Lines
Tanya Aguiñiga, Ania Jaworska, and Christy Matson

CHICAGO- Volume Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition with Tanya Aguiñiga, Ania Jaworska, and Christy Matson, Converging Lines, opening January 29th from 5-8 PM at 845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago. Converging Lines offers new works by Aguiñiga, Jaworska and Matson which are the result of each designer challenging, amplifying and emphasizing the traditional contextual mediums within which they work. Christy Matson is a fiber artist whose jacquard woven work can often be ‘read’ as brushstrokes, nuanced in palate and structure. The watercolor works by Matson in Converging Lines are simultaneously studies for weavings and complete expressions. In these pieces that same palate and structure is evident, effectively guiding Matson effortlessly from one medium to another while emphasizing the materiality of each. Three extractions from Ania Jaworska’s suite titled A Subjective Catalog of Columns explore the history of architecture and challenge our perceptions of the built environment. In Catalog, she isolates the columns from a building’s structure, thus removing the context and enabling the images to immediately take on a decorative and graphic tone. By examining the re-contextualized image, the impactful nature of the column’s simultaneous role as art and architecture – both structural and beautiful – can be fully appreciated. Tanya Aguiñiga specializes in woven fiber work, hovering between art and design, communicating through the conceptual and physical. Reveling in their liminal qualities, her practice belongs to both worlds. A well-versed maker and designer, steeped in Mexican and American cultures, her bilingual aesthetics and means of making blend and emphasize traditions specific to each. Aguiñiga’s Knot series are bold colorful massive knotted ropes. Exaggerated in color and scale, and born of the desire to explore the nature of dyes and create a burst of rope, Knots 1, 2, and 3 reveal surprising and remarkable personalities. read more »

eVolo Skyscraper Competition
Winners 2016

eVolo Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Skyscraper Competition. The Jury selected 3 winners and 21 honorable mentions from 489 projects received. The annual award established in 2006 recognizes visionary ideas for building high- projects that through the novel novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments. The FIRST PLACE was awarded to Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu from the United States for the project New York Horizon. The design proposes a continuous horizontal skyscraper around the full perimeter of a sunken Central Park. The project would create 7 square miles (80 times greater than the Empire State Building) of housing with unobstructed views and connection to the park. The Hive, designed by Hadeel Ayed Mohammad, Yifeng Zhao, and Chengda Zhu from the United States received the SECOND PLACE. The project imagines a vertical control terminal for advanced flying drones that will provide personal and commercial services to residents of New York City. The recipients of the THIRD PLACE are Valeria Mercuri and Marco Merletti from Italy for the project Data Tower. The proposal envisions a sustainable skyscraper in Iceland designed for Internet servers. Among the 21 honorable mentions there are skyscrapers that purify air, buildings conceived to create rain for the driest regions on Earth, vertical cities, sensory towers that explore our psychological relationship with space, and skyscrapers that prevent cities to sink. The members of the Jury are: Matias del Campo [principal SPAN], Thom Faulders [principal Faulders Studio], and Marcelo Spina [principal PATTERNS]. The 2016 Skyscraper Competition was made possible with the sponsorship of our media partners and v2com. eVolo Magazine is also pleased to announce the publication of EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 3, the third book in the Skyscraper Series. This publication includes the best 150 projects received in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 competitions. This is a limited edition book and only 500 copies will be available worldwide. read more »
submission date: 3/24/2016
eVolo Skyscrapers 3: Visionary Architecture and Urban Design Hardcover – November 1, 2016 by Carlo Aiello (Editor)

Slovak singer & composer IVANA MER
is releasing her new album “Early works”

She sang with Jana Kirschnerand worked with hang players, vibraphonists and harpist. Traveling in order to work on her music project in France, Spain, Germany and Czech Republic. Ivana Mer released her debut album “Early works” on February 29th under the Slovak label Slnko Records. "I started completely alone. Just me and the computer. Experimenting with ambient electronics and atmospheric landscapes. When my computer stopped to work while I was traveling, I started to collaborate with musicians and discoveredan acoustic way of composing and performing"recalls her beginnings Ivana Mer. Singer and composer from small town in the centre of Slovakia has great courage. In music and in life. For singing and performing was willing to travel to Spain, France and Germany. In each country she found her way to establish and improve. "First I lived for two years in Ibiza. Somehow naively, I went there to find a producer, which in the end had work out”. Ivana got to know Marc-Eric Laine with whom they produce track “Diamond Fields”. “After short time I met with group of French musicians. I started to write lyrics for the French band and organize voice workshops. Ibiza was also the place of my first performance like singer and composer. I began to present my compositions with the band, which consisted of the cellist and the santoor player." Thesecollaborations strenghten Ivana infinding her own sound which was changing and developing thanks to the variety of the musicians, artist got to know. "I was looking for some essence that would captured my music. Well, I think the journeys really helped me in that. In the end I found out that I’m a kind of beyond the genre type" says Ivana and describes it correctly. Vocal harmonies are the basis of her work, where the electronics and instruments are just supporting them. The genres areoverlaping and ethereal atmosphere of poetic countries are alternated with percussive shamanic calling. Also, on the album appearsthe mysterious sound of the Oskar Rózsa’s prepared piano. He has participated musically and produced several tracks, after he heard and really appreciated the song “Pachoľa” in Slovak Radio FM, bythat time of still unknown Slovak singer living in Berlin. Hypnotic vocal composition “Mereus” (result of cooperation with French producer Anacole Daalderop) is another single introducing subtile and exquisite debut of Ivana Mer. Currently she is preparing for tour in Slovakia and Czech Republic. [ Article by Alexander Cerevka, Slnko Records ] read more »
submission date: 3/6/2016
Early Works - Ivana Mer - February 29, 2016

Piuarch put on show the Kinetic Garden
At the Milan Design Week 2016

Piuarch pays tribute to Venezuelan Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez with an optical installation created using botanical essences. Chromatic effects make dynamic the courtyard of Via Palermo 1 in Milan
For the Milan Design Week 2016, Piuarch dedicates to kinetic art a special set up of its roof garden in Via Palermo 1, Milan. Set in the heart of the old city, the Kinetic Garden is a homage to the Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez which has always been a reference point for Piuarch. The project is a collaboration with the landscape designer Cornelius Gavril which trough the use of flowers and vegetables, designs the space in order to produce the feeling of movement and dynamism. The peculiar structure of flower beds and pallets created by Piuarch on the roof of their building, welcome a disposition of 4 plants - two varieties of salad in red and green and two pansy in yellow and blue - each essence defines a uniform color strip arranged in straight lines constantly repeated. The chromatic effect is amplified by the use of triangular axis placed along the lines of color to increase the perceived depth. The installation creates an active relationship between space and guests: the static image becomes dynamic. Partners are VerdeVivo who oversaw the preparation of plants and Vivai Mandelli who took care of the installation.
Kinetic Garden is the special exhibition designed for the 300 square meters roof area of the Piuarch building – in via Palermo 1, Milan. THE MODULAR PALLET SYSTEM Central to this concept is the creation of a modular system that uses pallets to build easily assembled structures that combine aesthetics and functionality at a reasonable cost. The Garden aims to be an inspiring system, repeatable on a large scale for redeveloping areas that are not used. The pallets are used both as a walking surface and, upside-down, as containers for soil. In this way, a single modular element is used to create the garden’s layout. read more »

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Beck, Van Morrison, Nick Jonas, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Julio Iglesias, J. Cole, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Flo Rida, My Morning Jacket, Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt, Maxwell, Irma Thomas, Janelle Monáe, Jonny Lang, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Gov't Mule, Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Tedeschi Trucks Band & Friends, Arlo Guthrie, Mavis Staples, Boz Scaggs, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Michael McDonald, Buddy Guy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Isley Brothers, Aaron Neville, Chris Botti, Grace Potter, Alpha Blondy, Elle King, Galactic, Brandi Carlile, Brothers Osborne, Rhiannon Giddens, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk with Art Neville, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Better Than Ezra, Los Lobos perform La Pistola Y El Corazon, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Punch Brothers, Taj Mahal, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Anders Osborne, The Lone Bellow, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Tribute to B.B. King, Tribute to Allen Toussaint, John Hammond, Elvin Bishop, Mystikal, Jazmine Sullivan, CeCe Winans, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tab Benoit, Terence Blanchard, Davell Crawford, Gregory Porter, Snarky Puppy, Rebirth Brass Band, Big Freedia, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Ellis Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Donald Harrison, Jr., The Dirty Dozen, The Black Lillies, Dédé Saint-Prix of Martinique, The Garifuna Collective of Belize, DeJohnette•Coltrane•Garrison, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, The Soul Rebels, The Revivalists, John Boutté, The Mississippi Mass Choir, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Ricky Dillard & New G, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Glen David Andrews, Buckwheat Zydeco, Naturally 7, Cyril Neville & SwampFunk, George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' Pardners, Leo Nocentelli, Zigaboo Modeliste's Funk Revue, Henry Butler & Jambalaya, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, Imagination Movers, Walter "Wolfman" Washington & the Roadmasters, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and hundreds more are all among the national and sinternational artists scheduled to appear at the 2016 edition of Jazz Fest. read more »
submission date: 1/19/2016
10th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - Various artists - November 30, 1977
Fats Domino Live! From The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2001 - Fats Domino - January 1, 2003

ONE • ONE PLANET ONE FUTURE - An Exhibition of Photographs by Anne de Carbuccia
Time Shrine Foundation

“LIVE LIFE” IMAGERY CONFRONTS OUR CURRENT CRISIS Hosted by Time Shrine Foundation Westbeth Center for the Arts 155 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014
Anne de Carbuccia’s photographs make ingenious use of vanitas art, a tradition that dates back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, which features the skull and the hourglass as symbols of vanity andtime. Using these objects, organic elements, and found objects she creates an installation—a shrine—in symbolically significant environmentsto draw attention to that particular location or to honor its beauty.This bold reimagining of classical still life composition might be called “live life” imagery. These images and a short film were made on expeditions to which de Carbuccia traveled with a very small crewand an instinctive sense of purpose. Her photographs are both an homage to their subjects—water, forests, endangered species—and an exposé on the ruinous effects of pollution and war. They record what is fast disappearing for future generations while also serving as a plea to reimagine a new world.

The Installation
The indoor exhibition will take place in what was once the WestbethSculpture Room. During Hurricane Sandy, the space was completely flooded. The installation will reproduce the effect of the flood as a reminder of that event and a call to action, as climate change caused by human activities continues to disrupt weather patterns. The entrance to the exhibition is on the top floor, above the main gallery and photo coves, providing visitors with a bird’s eye view of the space. Reflections on the pools, the sound of water dropping, and the gradual descent into the main gallery sets the mood for the exhibition experience. Visitors discover the photographic works as they navigate the main gallery and four separate photos coves via a wooden deck. The theme of the main gallery is wonder and hope. Each photo cove is like a chapel consecrated to a different theme: extinction, water, war, and plastic. A short film narrated by de Carbuccia takes visitors behind the scenes on the photographic expeditions and illuminates the intention of the work. A spectacular exterior component of the exhibition will take place on a part of the Highline that has never been used before. This inaccessible stretch of the Highline will be “re-wilded” with fifty-four trees interspersed with three teleidoscopes—a kind of kaleidoscope with a lens and an open view that creates kaleidoscopic patterns from objects both inside and outside the instrument. The trees and the “game of lights” projections will be visible from Washington Street. Playful and unexpected, the Highline installation aims to surprise, amuse, and suggest possibilities for creating green urban environments. ONE • One Planet One Future is an extended two-month live event with dynamic projections, an interactive public installation, and an immersive experience. About Anne de Carbuccia Anne de Carbuccia was born in New York and grew up in Paris. She attended Columbia University in New York City where she studied anthropology and art history, specializing in 17th- and 18th-century art. She returned to Paris and worked for Drouot, one of the oldest and most respected auction houses in the world. She later developed an interest in using photography and films as a means of seeing primitive culture and art in a contemporary context. The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco hostedWater at Dusk, a solo exhibition of images from Anne’s time shrines project (January 30¬–February 28, 2016). Private collectors in Europe and the U.S. have acquired her photographs and video art portraits.

Time Shrine Foundation
In 2015, de Carbuccia founded the non-profit organization, Time Shrine Foundation, as a way to fund efforts to raise awareness and protect vulnerable environments and cultures. The exhibition ONE is another way in which the Foundation seeks to promote these goals. All proceeds from the sale of de Carbuccia’s original artworks support environmental efforts in the places she photographs and films. read more »

submission date: 8/25/2016
ONE • One Planet One Future Accordion Book Paperback – September 16, 2016 by Anne de Carbuccia (Author, Photographer)