The Mothership: The Afro Banana Republic Festival
Friday & Saturday, 12 - 13 September 2014
15 Euros for a Single day, and 20 Euros for Two days at Kornos
Light years away from daily reality, ‘The Afro Banana Republic’ (ABR) opens its gates for the fourth year in a row. The Community invites you to come on board ‘The Mothership’ and join its permanent residents on 12th-13th September, for a two day otherworldly experience, in a parallel musical universe.
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
Born in 1924 in the ancient Persian city of Qazvin, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian spent her childhood in a grand old house replete with stained glass, wall paintings and nightingales.
18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940
Paul Klee was born in Switzerland. During the course of his career, he not only participated in various art movements, but he was also one of the leading forces in many of these movements. Some of the forms he worked on during his career include expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. During the later portion of his career, he also worked as an art instructor for some time, prior to the Nazi rule removing him from his post; at this point, he and his family fled Germany, and went back to Switzerland, where Paul Klee remained until he died several years later.
Jung Yeon Min
Jung Yeon Min’s works are highly imaginative and rich. One finds multiple worlds, the extraordinary and the realistic, notions of micro and macro, and manipulations of space and time in her work. Specifically, her work offers two equal but divergent investigations. On the one hand, she envisions and explores a mysterious and fantastical world. In a separate but concurrent investigation, she examines the effect of time in the pictorial realm. Sometimes colliding, these two points of inquiry form an intriguing basis for a closer reading of Min’s works as opening up places of potential and possibility.
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Artwork of the week #27
Fiber Futures exhibition at Design museum of Helsinki displayed contemporary Japanese textile art. The exhibition was co-organized with Japan Society, New York, International Textile Network Japan, and Tama Art University Museum. The identity draws its inspiration from Japanese aesthetics. Art work detail is from Yasako Iyana’s Umi kara no okurimonos art work that was part of the exhibition.