Thursday, November 16, 2017

Long Island Artists:7th Annual Photo Competition at the Art League of Long Island's Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery

The Art of Narrative
7th Annual Photo Competition at the
Art League of Long Island's Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery

January 13 through February 10 

Juror: Rena Silverman
Cultural Reporter, The New York Times with focus on photography

Application Deadline: December 11

Above photo taken by U.S. Navy photojournalist Victor Jorgensen on V-J Day, Times Square.  Jorgensen was standing near Alfred Eisenstaedt at that moment.
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Emmanuel Fremin Gallery is delighted to present Concrete Jungle artist reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Emmanuel Fremin Gallery is delighted to present Concrete Jungle, a new exhibition featuring the works of Hung Yi and Young Sam Kim.
Concrete Jungle will run from November 16 to December 30, 2017 with an artist reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Hung Yi

Yi creates animated and personified interpretations of colorfuls animals based on symbols from Taiwanese traditions which are believed to be lucky. The artist hand paints the whimsical sculptures with patterns and texts that are aligned with fortuitous intention. Yi’s works are displayed in many locations not only in Taiwan which include airports, theater halls, plazas and universities but all around the world. From breaking with customary exhibition displays to working in spaces not confined by traditional architectural structures, or streets in the heart of a city, Hung Yi has broken the rules with his signature public art. Given the scope of his vision, it might not be surprising that he is one of the most representative Asian artists of his generation, having exhibited in Hong Kong, China, Japan, San Francisco, New York, and now D.C., where all kinds of landscapes have become part of his creation.
The Heart Shaped Snail, edition of 9

Young Sam Kim

Kim's new series invites the spectator to ask what an alternative construction physically and spiritually would look like. Here, it’s an imagined tour through the psychology and philosophy of the modern world that aims to change the way we view about settlement of an urban plan. Each of us forgets to look at the beauty and the congruity behind the concrete worlds when we are faced with the complexity and the chaos of it. Young invites us to perceive the harmony of diffusiveness and disjointedness. Conceding that we are inconveniently vulnerable to the color of concrete can also mean that our sense of purpose may easily be derailed by an unfortunate hue in the sky, so in this true spirit of wonder, our task is to acknowledge the question of what is beautiful is impossible to elucidate, something better left for our hearts and eyes to coyly discover in Young’s mysterious settlements. What truly matters here is how the artist keeps premises in perspective by juxtaposing the layers of contemporary architecture elements and preceding actuals.
Living, 40" x 41", edition of 7

Monday, November 13, 2017

Art Dubai Saudi artist prize offered


All Saudi artists are invited to take part in a new contemporary art competition, launched by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), in collaboration with Art Dubai. The winning artist will receive financial support to produce a commissioned installation, which will be exhibited at Art Dubai 2018 (March 21-24, 2018) and eventually become part of Ithra’s prestigious permanent collection. The deadline for applications is November 30 and the winner will be announced on January 16.

The artist will be from Saudi Arabia
Artist group applications will be acceptable (limited to one installation per application)
The commissioned piece will be a new work, exclusive to the Center and Art Dubai
The installation must be a permanent piece, and the artist must submit a portfolio as well as a breakdown of the production costs
The project must not exceed SAR 375,000, including shipping, insurance and project management, be in line with the size and weight restrictions (4m x 2.5m), and be culturally appropriate


Benedetta Ghione
Art Dubai

Nicole Kanne
Art Dubai

About The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture’s building with its unique architecture rises as a shining beacon of knowledge in Dhahran’s skyline. The building, which is an initiative by Saudi Aramco, is significantly located near the Prosperity Well where oil was first discovered in commercial quantities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The purpose of this ambitious initiative is to accelerate the Kingdom’s transformation into a knowledge-based economy as envisioned by HM King Abdullah who laid the foundation stone for this iconic building.

The Center is the first incubator of knowledge of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It brings together under its roof many programs that aim to create a positive and tangible impact in the fields of knowledge and culture by preparing the national talents for the knowledge-based and innovation-based creative industries.

The Center features a modern architectural design, state-of-the-art technologies, unique learning tools, and enriching programs. It is an important platform for explorers, intellectuals, innovators, and leaders. The Center – a diverse cultural space – has a 21st century library, an idea lab, an oasis for children, a four-gallery museum, art exhibits, an archives gallery, an energy exhibit, and a knowledge tower which stands at its heart to offer educational programs that cater to all age groups. The Center’s programs were all designed to inspire the community, enrich the culture, and support our community which is taking steady steps toward establishing a knowledge-based economy.

About Art Dubai
A leading international art fair, Art Dubai is the preeminent place to interact with art from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. For its 12th edition Art Dubai presents a unique line-up of 103 galleries from 47 countries, reaffirming the fair's position as a place of discovery with galleries from new markets rarely seen on the international stage exhibiting alongside leading galleries from established art centers. It will also showcase the largest edition of Art Dubai Modern – the world’s only platform that exhibits museum-quality Modern works from the MENASA region, alongside the annual Modern Symposium of talks on the lives and legacies of artists operating in these regions in the 20th century.

Art Dubai 2018 inaugurates a new gallery section – Residents – that welcomes spaces whose artists will complete a residency in the UAE with work created during this period exhibited at the fair.

Beyond the gallery halls, the fair once again hosts an extensive collateral programme including the 10th anniversary of The Abraaj Group Art Prize, the Global Art Forum that takes on the theme of automation, a series of commissions including Art Dubai's The Room and an engaging after-hours programme, including private visits to collections and to cultural institutions across the Emirates.

In addition to its March programming the fair aims to continue to grow the cultural fabric of the city and the region with year round engagement including the art school Campus Art Dubai, an internship programme aimed at supporting the next generation of art practitioners and professionals, and Art Dubai Portraits, a film series casting light on MENASA artists and their practices.

Art Dubai is held in partnership with The Abraaj Group. The fair is sponsored by Julius Baer, Meraas and Piaget. Madinat Jumeirah is home to the event. The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is a strategic partner of Art Dubai and supports the fair’s year-round education programme.

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Building 7,
Dubai Design District (d3)
PO Box 72645, Dubai, UAE 
Madinat Jumeirah is the home of Art Dubai


Friday, November 10, 2017

The Studio Museum in Harlem Allison Janae Hamilton, Tschabalala Self, and Sable Elyse Smith will be its 2018 artists in residence.

NEW YORK, NY, November 9, 2017—As The Studio Museum in Harlem approaches its 50th anniversary and the start of construction on its new home, it is proud to announce that Allison Janae Hamilton, Tschabalala Self, and Sable Elyse Smith will be its 2018 artists in residence. At this historic turning point for the institution, these three become the most recent participants in the signature program that put the “Studio” in the Museum’s name, and take their place in a stellar legacy that includes David Hammons, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley.

Works by Hamilton and Smith can currently be seen at the Studio Museum in Fictions, a major exhibition that explores the use of narrative by emerging artists of African descent. Self’s work was recently shown at the Studio Museum in A Constellation (2015–16).

View the full release here.
For more photographs or more information, please contact Elizabeth Gwinn, Communications Director, at or 646.214.2142.

Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum 4th Annual Holiday Cocktail Party & Fundraiser Saturday, December 2nd, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Saturday, December 2nd, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate the Holiday season at our Fourth annual Holiday Cocktail Party and Fundraiser at the Museum!
The evening will be a rare chance to visit the Museum in December and a wonderful opportunity to spread good cheer among friends! Join us for a cozy gathering over drinks and hors d'oeuvre in the festively decorated Sage Parlor where Steve Shaughnessy will be playing live jazz.
The evening will also be an opportunity to take home a special new holiday ornament! We'll also be featuring an art sale and more!
We can't think of a better way to close out the 2017 season than by celebrating our good fortune to live in such a vibrant, generous community. We look forward to a bright, happy, and successful New Year for us all.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
They can also be purchased via check. Simply mail your check to The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, P.O. Box 1327. Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Checks must be received by November 24th.
For more information, visit or call 631.725.0770.
Can't make the party?
You can still donate directly to the Museum right HERE.
Your support is greatly appreciated!
All proceeds go directly to The Museum.