Paris is readying for thousands to swarm the streets of the city Saturday for the 17th ‘Nuit Blanche’ (‘Sleepless Night’), the hugely popular annual celebration of contemporary art. What makes this event extra special, is that it runs all night. Last year over a million enjoyed the festival, which lasts from 7pm in the evening to 7am in the morning.Nearly 80 contemporary art exhibits will be on display, as well as dozens of satellite projects, which is being headed by art director Gaël Charbau. Entrance and transport will be free, and almost 20 restaurants and cafes will stay open along the various routes throughout the night for the crowds to enjoy drinks and snacks. This year the event is focusing on emerging artists and will notably include an installation in the heart of the City of Lights running between Les Invalides and the world-famous Champs-Élysées along a “super kilometre" that Charbau said will combine "lively contemporary … [Read more...] about Nuit Blanche: Paris readies for all night contemporary art festival
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BBJ Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:30 The Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art opened its "Related by Sister Languages: Estonian-Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition" on Thursday, September 17. Kristina Norman: Bring Back My Fire Gods (video still, courtesy of the artist) Guests at the official opening were greeted by Julia Fabényi, director of the Ludwig Museum, and Kristi Karelsohn, ambassador-designate of Estonia. A talk was given by the curator of the exhibition, Krisztina Szipőcs. The list of exhibiting artists includes Ákos Birkás, Dénes Farkas, Kaido Ole, Marko Mäetamm, and Kristina Norman. "Hungarian and Estonian are both languages of Finno-Ugric origin, even if this scientifically proven fact is questioned from time to time," says the introduction to the exhibition on the Ludwig Museum website. "Living thousands of kilometers apart for centuries, the Estonian and Hungarian people have undoubtedly taken entirely different historical … [Read more...] about Ludwig Museum hosts Estonian-Hungarian contemporary art
A new exhibition in Christchurch hopes to give New Zealand refugees and migrants a place to share their stories. A Collective Voice tells the tales of people who've started a new life here, in the hopes of bringing people together. Creator Tiffany Singh says she was disheartened by the way refugees in New Zealand were being talked about as statistics, rather than people. New refugee scheme 'groundbreaking' Australia asked NZ to keep refugee offer open - report Raped and beaten for her gender identity, refugee's story of survival "I thought it was really important to present a different narrative to that conversation, from the people who were concerned, or from the resettled community themselves," she told Newshub. Combining film, art, and storytelling, A Collective Voice shows how people of different cultures can come together as one. "[It takes] quite social and political ideas that are contemporary at the moment, and inverting that narrative to be about … [Read more...] about Refugees get voices heard in new Christchurch art exhibition
The St Albans Museum + Gallery Archant UH Arts has announced its exhibition programme for the new St Albans Museum + Gallery, which opens later this week. A look inside the new St Albans Museum + Gallery ahead of its grand opening. Picture: DANNY LOO The restored St Albans Town Hall opens to the public as a world-class museum and gallery on Friday, June 8. Hatfield’s University of Hertfordshire, St Albans City and District Council and the St Albans Museum and Galleries Trust have worked together for over 10 years to replace the former university gallery and city museum in Hatfield Road with a new international quality resource with an exciting and innovative programme. Set to be a national centre for arts and culture at the heart of one of Britain’s most historic cities, the new St Albans Museum + Gallery will be free to all visitors. It aims to showcase over 2,000 years of priceless heritage and host cutting-edge art exhibitions, sharing local, national and world … [Read more...] about University of Hertfordshire’s art exhibition programme announced for new museum and gallery
The Fourth Big art schools’ festival on the 2d of June in Moscow Hermitage Garden is the festival of modern technologies in art created by children. The program includes sound art, graffiti, performances, charity fair, original workshops, exhibition "Your laboratory of senses" and light installations. Singer Mot is announced to be the headliner. The Big art schools’ festival is the festival of independent art, new technologies and art practices presented by children. The program of the forth festival, which is held annually as a part of International Children's Day at different city locations, for the first time were created by students of Moscow art schools – participants of experimental project of Moscow Government called "ART laboratory". ART laboratory is a new form of creative education for students of Moscow art schools where under the guidance of famed tutors they invent modern projects for the big city. In 2018 the laboratory represents 8 creative … [Read more...] about Big art schools’ festival – contemporary art for the whole family in Moscow Hermitage Garden.