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Black theatre is magic. This is a place where there is no gravitation and the rules of physics no longer apply. A black hole out of time and out of space which has its own rules and frame of reference. The Black theatre absorbs, thrills and enchants everyone. Watching it, you will find yourself in a new, non-existing wonder world where the audience, the dance, the choreography, the motion, the light and the music melt in one, in perfect harmony.
Black theatre is magic. This is a place where there is no gravitation and the rules of physics no longer apply. A black hole out of time and out of space which has its own rules and frame of reference. The Black theatre absorbs, thrills and enchants everyone. Watching it, you will find yourself in a new, non-existing wonder world where the audience, the dance, the choreography, the motion, the light and the music melt in one, in perfect harmony
The Museum of Modern Art has acquired a selection of 14 video games, the seedbed for an initial wish list of about 40 to be acquired in the near future, as well as for a new category of artworks in MoMA’s collection that will grow in the future.
A group of fifteen contemporary Nepalese artists belonging to Art Club Nepal, part of Da Mind Tree, have transformed 1.5 metric tons of trash collected from Mount Everest into contemporary art pieces in an elaborate example of upcycling.
The National Portrait Gallery announced yesterday its spring 2013 exhibition of iconic American Indian portraits by the American artist George Catlin (1796-1872). George Catlin: American Indian Portraits will open on 7 March 2013 and will include major loans from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington. Catlin was an artist, writer and showman who documented Native American peoples and their cultures to serve as a record of what he believed to be a passing way of life. What he created is regarded as one of the most important records of indigenous peoples ever made. Catlin was not the only artist to embark on such a project in the nineteenth century, but his record is the most extensive still in existence.
It is the most powerful painting in the world. The work is extremely thought-provoking with a depiction of the human brain in an abstract form against a surreal background. The Brain, an acrylic on canvas that measures 1.5 meters by 1.2 meters, will be up on the market for GBP 333,000,000 (over 500 Million US Dollars) from the 12th of December this year. Kean Hughes, a fine arts dealer from London concurred, "The Brain is simply beautiful."
The first solo British exhibition by leading Chinese artist, Zeng Fanzhi, will open at Gagosian in London on 20 November 2012.
Water? Or Ink? Or Others – Lu Chuntao ' s 3,000 m³ Ink Space Show is to be opened at the Huafu Art Space, which is located at M50, one of the most well-known art hubs in Shanghai. The exhibition endeavours to present contemporary ink art from a brand new perspective. Not only does it manage to manifest the charisma of Chinese ink art in a three-dimensional context, but it also involves classic Chinese cultural elements such as ceramics, Chinese traditional costumes, antique wooden trays and Chinese musical instruments. The diverse presentation probes into the development trend and value orientation of Chinese ink art through a contemporary context.
When Harry Somers was just 16, he made a daring escape from Nazi Germany and began a new life, passing through England to attend Dookie Agricultural College in Australia. At 20, he joined the Australian Army, where a fellow soldier introduced him to the art of painting. Later, in New York City, his creative powers blossomed, and he began presenting his work in exhibitions and selling paintings to celebrities and socialites. Nevertheless, the memories of his harrowing ordeal were always close to the surface.
Yet another art and alcohol story for you. Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. announced today that National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), a non-profit organization, has acquired the iconic landmark Bacardi Tower and Museum building complex in Miami, Florida. In an act of civic and cultural philanthropy, Bacardi has conveyed the property to YoungArts at a significant reduction of its market value, ensuring that an important part of Miami's architecture, social and cultural fabric will be preserved and honoured. Bacardi has always maintained a core philosophy that design, art and architecture reflect a quality of life and the quality of the superior spirits brands produced and marketed by the company.