Feature image by Abenaah Nefertari Hill
MUSA, Museo Subacuático de Arte, es el museo más grande del mundo que une al arte y a la conservación con tres galerías repartidas en Cancún e Isla Mujeres
MUSA, Underwater Museum of Art, is the largest museum in the world that unites art and conservation with the galleries distributed in Cancun and Isla Mujeres
Current President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, the first woman to hold the office, elected president unanimously by members of the Federal Parliamentary Assembly on October 25th, 2018.
A video clip project that expresses the mergence of diverse cultures and comprehensions by prioritizing aesthetic concerns. Influenced by the eastern culture, the project suggests a new “new world” concept, that is called “Neuland”. Indestructible denied by the women characters, masculine-dominant infrastructure has been faced a small yet an initiative response by taking down the imposer with what was imposed. We would like to thank, primarily Acid Arab; for inspiring us with their song Gul L’Abi and allowing us using it, and everyone who took part in pre-production, production and post-production, who were there to contribute and to support our project.
“Esta crisis no ha terminado. Miles de niños están separados de sus padres sin un plan claro sobre cómo reunirlos. La administración actual ha creado por sí sola una tragedia humana sin planes para deshacer el daño que se ha hecho.
El presidente debe poner fin a su política fronteriza de “cero tolerancia” para evitar daños mayores y dejar de encarcelar a las familias y los niños que huyen de la violencia y la opresión. Esta política carece de humanidad, no nos hace más seguros y, de hecho, desvía los recursos de las amenazas reales a la seguridad de nuestra nación.
El daño se ha hecho a la humanidad y la dignidad de los niños y las familias directamente afectadas y a nuestra nación en general.
Debemos tener un plan integral de inmigración que refleje nuestros valores y honre nuestras tradiciones.” –Cory Booker
Todos nosotros deberíamos estar sufriendo en este momento por las noticias de niños que fueron arrancados de sus familias en la frontera. Esto no es correcto y debería perturbar y activar nuestro sentido moral. ⠀
No tiene que ser así. La Administración de Trump puede elegir de inmediato revertir su política inhumana que separa por la fuerza a las familias. ⠀
Cada día que pasa cuando los niños son separados de sus padres y colocados en condiciones espantosas, la Administración Trump está cometiendo actos vandálicos morales contra nuestros ideales como nación, robando a las familias afectadas ya todos nosotros la dignidad y la humanidad. ⠀
No podemos estar en silencio. Esa no es la forma estadounidense. No guarde silencio durante este tiempo: el silencio es complicidad, hable, llame a su congresista y senador, despierte los corazones de los demás, no sea solo un espectador en este momento moral de nuestra historia.
Llame a sus miembros del Congreso y exija que apoyen la Ley #KeepFamiliesTogether: (202) 224-3121
Call your members of Congress and demand they support the #KeepFamiliesTogether Act: (202) 224-3121
Art Basel’s world-leading shows in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami connect collectors, galleries, and artists, and are a driving force in supporting the role galleries play in nurturing the careers of artists. The recently launched Art Basel Cities initiative highlights local art scenes and facilitates international collaborations. The Art Basel publications The Art Market and the Art Market Principles and Best Practices are a commitment to increasing the transparency and accountability of the art market.
Plan a Visit
Opening Hours Tuesday to Thursday 9.45am– 6pm
Friday 9.45am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is located in Charlemont House, on the north side of Parnell Square at the top of O’Connell Street in Dublin 1. Our opening hours are Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am– 6.00pm, Friday & Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm and Sunday 11.00am–5.00pm and the gallery is closed on Mondays. Admission is free
The gallery’s original collection of modern art was presented by Sir Hugh Lane in 1908 and has, over the last century been enhanced by notable bequests, gifts and acquisitions including Francis Bacon’s Studio and Archive and Sean Scully’s gift of paintings.
Charlemont House was designed by William Chambers in 1763 for James Caulfeild The first Earl of Charlemont and was refurbished as a public art gallery in 1933.
On entering the gallery please go to the reception desk where an attendant will assist you with all relevant information regarding the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions as well as workshops, tours and events. Next to reception is the stained glass room, which contains the remarkable and ever popular Harry Clarke piece The Eve of St. Agnes as well as work from other 20th century stained glass artists. Go through the glass doors to enter the Sculpture Hall and galleries 1-9.
At the far end of these galleries is Francis Bacon’s Studio and gallery. The studio and archive presented by John Edwards was relocated to The Hugh Lane in 1998 and opened to the public in 2001. Proceed from the studio through gallery 9 to the new wing, a two story extension which opened in 2006.
One of the permanent exhibitions on the ground floor of the new wing is the Sean Scully room which contains paintings presented by the artist in 2006. You may access the 1st floor by stairs or lift.
After enjoying the gallery’s collections as well as the beautiful architecture of the building, descend the grand staircase from the 1st floor which will return you to the reception area. Why not rest your feet and relax in our café on the basement level which serves tea/coffee and a selection of gourmet food and snacks. Our bookshop stocks gallery publications and a selection of other books and gifts.
Admission to the Gallery is free.
The café and bookshop are open during gallery hours.
New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Broke and “Shark” on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank explores how grit, persistence, and good old fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual, and inspires readers to Rise & Grind their way the top. It might be convenient to believe that you can short-cut your way to the top, but the truth is that if you want to get and stay ahead, you need to put in the work. You need to out-think, out-hustle, out-perform everyone around you. You’ve got to ‘rise and grind’ every day. In the anticipated follow-up to the bestselling The Power of Broke, Daymond takes an up-close look at the hard-charging routines and winning secrets of individuals who have risen to the challenges in their lives and grinded their way to the very tops of their fields. Along the way, he also reveals how grit and persistence both helped him overcome the obstacles he has faced in life, and ultimately fueled his success.
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“Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can’t say no when someone asks for help?even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive.
Is the boy a victim of child trafficking? Can he be turned over to authorities, or will they only return him to whoever sold him? When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy’s are in jeopardy, too. In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is trying to hunt him down.“
I’ve lost the use of my heart
But I’m still alive
Still looking for the life
The endless pool on the other side
It’s a wild wild west
I’m doing my bestI’m at the borderline of my faith,
I’m at the hinterland of my devotion
In the front line of this battle of mine
But I’m still aliveI’m a soldier of love.
Every day and night
I’m a soldier of love
All the days of my lifeI’ve been torn up inside (oh!)
I’ve been left behind (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to surviveIn the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay aliveI am love’s soldier!I wait for the sound
(oh oh)I know that love will come (that love will come)
Turn it all aroundI’m a soldier of love (soldier of love)
Every day and night
I’m a soldier of love
All the days of my lifeI have lost but I don’t doubt
So I ride, I have the will to survive
In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay aliveI am love’s soldier!I wait for the sound
I know that love will come
I know that love will come
Turn it all aroundI’m a soldier of love
I’m a soldier
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The country of Belize lies on the eastern coastline of Central America, below Mexico and next to Guatemala. It is a small, stable country covered with exotic rain forests and some of the longest white sand beaches in the world.
Just off Belize’s 280 kilometer Caribbean coastline is the second largest barrier reef in the world, along with a network of over 200 coral cays and atolls. Tropical Fish of every imaginable populate the placid aquamarine waters off the coast. Gentle Nurse Sharks average 4-6 feet in length and dive masters often feed them small fish. Rays, which have a “wing span” of 2-4 feet, swim directly towards the divers. Tourists will have great delight in the Manatee, Grouper, Snapper and all of the other marine life. Most of the creatures in this area have great tolerance for divers and seem to enjoy human interaction.
Visit the excavated remains of the ancient cities of Altun Ha and Lamanai, which attest to the wealth and sophistication of the Mayans’ glorious past. Near the Guatemalan border, the Cayo region encompasses nature sanctuaries, the majestic Hidden Valley Falls, the lively town of San Ignacio and many splendid Mayan ruins. Some Travelers have claimed to have experienced nirvana from the summit of the main pyramid of Xunantunich, which offers a sweeping vista of the Mopan Valley and Guatemala.
Like most of the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize was part of the Mayan Kingdom from 300 B.C. to 900 A.D. Close by in Belize’s Inland, ruins of the vast Mayan civilization protrude from the depths of the rain forests. Spanish Conquistadors arrived in the 16th Century but were lured away by the immense quantities of gold found in Mexico, making room for the British to move in. Though Belize gained its independence in 1981, English is still the official language and elements of the British culture are still intermingled with those of the Caribbean.
Getting to Belize is easier and faster than traveling to most any other major Caribbean destination. On the mainland, there is plenty to experience and explore in this eco tourism-friendly country – Mayan ruins, the Jaguar Preserve, countless birding expeditions, and world-class scuba diving and snorkeling. But with little effort – a 20-minute plane ride to Ambergris Caye and a 3-mile boat ride – you can bask in beauty and end-of-the-world-style luxury at Cayo Espanto resort.
Feature & post image by Eric Allen
About Pablo: The founder of one of the leading e-payment platforms in Latin America, Sr. Pago, Vargas was also a founder of EXA Radio & TV, among the most important media outlets for the Latin American youth market. It was during this time that he provided the vision which led to multiple concerts, performances, and music festivals. Working as a production director for the Dish/MVS TV network, Vargas remains a passionate supporter of the Visual and Performing Arts. Among his artistic pursuits, Vargas was the creator of the Mayan Warrior, a multi-media arts vehicle which first visited Burning Man in 2012, and which has returned each of the six years since then. Currently immersed in the Fintech industry, Ilumina is his first work of public sculpture.
Proyectos Actuales/Current Projects
At Burning Man this year, an interactive art installation by the name of Ilumina took on the playa for the first time and provided an unforgettable experience to anyone who participated. Conceived by Mayan Warrior and Sr. Pago founder Pablo Gonzalez Vargas, the 37-foot tall creation illuminated the Nevada desert and attracted visitors who were drawn to its majestic glow.
The true experience of Ilumina though extended well beyond just a visual experience to gaze upon. With Ilumina, guests are invited to take part in an immersive three-minute long meditation and flow exercise that ushers them into a state of coherence and deep harmony with themselves, fellow participants, and the universe through a proprietary merger of modern technology and ancient design wisdom.
To start, biometric sensors are connected to the earlobes of each participant, which measures their unique state of coherence and averages them together. Ilumina’s dazzling lighting design and moving soundscapes respond to this unique algorithm. As the group becomes more coherent, the sculpture glows brighter and the music swells, creating a shared experience for participants.
The design for Ilumina was inspired by an amalgamation of four key concepts. The first is Torus, which can be seen in the flow of electrons within an atom as well as the shape and flow of the greater universe itself. Next is the fibonacci sequence, which is a simple and elegant ratio that binds nearly all design in the living world, from the human body to leaves on a tree.
The third source of inspiration is a cutting-edge tool provided by the HeartMath Institute, which uses biometrics sensors to train oneself on the self regulation of emotional states to achieve coherence. Lastly, there is Metatron’s Cube, which contains all of the geometric shapes in existence and thus embodies the divinity of all potentials. These four concepts come together to create Ilumina.
“Ilumina was inspired by an experience I had using HeartMath Institute’s feedback software where I found myself in a state of flow,” says Ilumina founder Pablo Gonzalez Vargas. “I was inspired to create a piece for Burning Man that took this concept to a larger scale designed around collective coherence while bringing together the elements of flow, mathematics, and the fundamentals of sacred design.”
Artists that worked alongside Pablo to complete Ilumina included HeartMath Expert & Executive Producer Gaby Vargas, lighting design expert Paolo Montiel, who has worked closely on all of James Turrell’s projects in Mexico, highly experienced musician and performer Mendrix, Mexico-City based art studio Cocolab, renowned painter and sculptor Marco Kalach and many more.
This is the second piece the Pablo has brought to Burning Man, with the first being the multi-media arts vehicle Mayan Warrior. Since its debut in 2012, Mayan Warrior has brought musical performances, elaborate lighting designs, and painting by visionary artist Alex Grey. Mayan Warrior continues to be one of the most popular and dazzling experiences on the playa.
Since Burning Man, Ilumina has experienced a spread well beyond those who experienced its inaugural journey with over 500,000 views and counting on videos uploaded to social media. More news to be announced in the near future regarding next steps for Ilumina.
The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial Exhibition was founded in 2010 by Sergio Gomez. It is an outlook and an overview of top MFA painting programs in the United States. Wet Paint refers to the idea that this is a fresh group of artists. They are MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) candidates and recent MFA recipients working primarily in the medium of painting. Now on its fourth edition this growing and highly competitive juried exhibition will bring to Chicago some of the most talented emerging artists in the country. Wet Paint 2018 is fully funded by the Zhou B Art Center which makes it possible for graduate students to submit works for consideration at no cost. The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2018 takes place from January 19 to February 10 in the spacious second floor gallery of the Zhou B Art Center. Wet Paint is juried by the Zhou B Art Center’s selection team and curated by Sergio Gomez, MFA.
The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2018 seeks to highlight traditional and experimental ways contemporary artists incorporate and embrace painting as their primary medium.
Exhibition Dates: January 19 to February 10, 2018
Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, December 8, 2017
Notice of Decline: You will receive an email notice of acceptance or decline no later than December 11. A list of accepted artists will be posted in our website on December 11 (mark your calendars).
Delivery: All accepted work must be received by January 9, 2018
Open to all MFA candidates currently enrolled in an MFA program in a US college or university and recent MFA recipients who graduated from 2016 to 2017. Open to all work that incorporates painting and/or the interpretation of painting in traditional or experimental media in 2D, 3D and installation will be accepted for submission. Work must have been completed within the last three years. All work must be ready to install. Artists who have participated in two Wet Paint exhibitions are not eligible to participate.
ZHOU B SPIRIT AWARD:
Two Wet Paint Biennial 2016 artists will be selected by the internationally recognized artist the Zhou Brothers to receive the Zhou B Spirit Award. The award will be presented during the opening reception on January 19th. The award recipients will have the unique opportunity to attend a private reception hosted by the Zhou Brothers in their honor at the Zhou B private studio the day of the opening. The Zhou Brothers are one of the most accomplished contemporary artists in the world today renowned for their unique collaborative work process. They always work together on their paintings, performances, sculptures, and prints, often communicating without words in a so-called dream dialogue. Their thinking, aesthetic, and creativity are a symbiosis of Eastern and Western philosophy, art, and literature that informed their development since early childhood.
Sergio Gomez, MFA
Zhou B Art Center, Chicago
Full color catalogs featuring all the works in the gallery will be available for purchase at Blurb.com
There is no size restriction as long as the work can be shipped or delivered to the gallery. Keep in mind shipping expenses when submitting.
SUBMIT AT www.wetpaintmfa.com