Two great events in one post? Fashion designer Rogan is opening a new boutique in New York, and New York magazine reports that R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe will be having an art show there, exhibiting some bronze sculptures he did of cameras and music devices. Said Stipe:
“The radio alarm clock … changed forever the fragile state between sleeping and waking, allowing you to wake to your favorite radio station … The polaroid revolutionized photography by providing instant images available to anyone … Cassettes provided portable, compact music, altering forever the influence of radio as the individual became their own disc jockey.”
The items are not for sale but if you show up on the 27th you can pick up a Rogan Stipe T-shirt.
Have you ever heard of Para/site? No, I’m not talking about lices, fleas or other nasty bugs but about one of Hong Kong’s most progressive contemporary art gallery. Para/Site Art Space is a non-profit art organization in the centre of Hong Kong. We produce, exhibit and communicate local and international contemporary art. Their main activities include presenting an ambitious year programme comprising 10 exhibitions, publications of catalogues and PS magazine, Hong Kong’s only bilingual visual arts publication. To compliment their year programme, seminars, talks and workshops are regularly organised. They also manage another exhibition space – Para/Site Central, the smallest exhibition venue in Hong Kong, which is hosted by Hanart TZ Gallery in Central.
The video above is the interview clip by SO-U.TV with Tobias Berger, the curator.
B-ball for the China earthquake victims was played steet style and raised over 80,000 HKD last week in an all out exhibition match between AND1 U.S.A and local celebrities team which included Jaycee Chan. Jaycee made major cash by catching nothing but air 8 times in a row in a free throw contest. 24 Herbs, SIR JBS MC’d the game and the whole band kept the fans out of their seats during halftime. The final score didn’t matter because everyone won on this night. Look for the next Streetball event — it should not be missed.
What you are looking at is the new design for the new Cultural Centre and Opera House in Dubai by Zaha Hadid.
It is said that; “The design calls for an exciting new cultural centre in the new Seven Pearls district of Dubai. This landmark development will accommodate an opera house, playhouse, arts gallery, performing arts school and themed hotel on an island in Dubai Creek just off the mainland part of the district. All of these facilities will be state of the art to host world class performances and exhibitions. The opera house will have a seating capacity of 2,500 while the playhouse will have a seating capacity of 800.”
To read more about the dune-shaped building proposed for an island off Dubai Creek, go here.
Embassy is one of the most interesting of new galleries to open in Hong Kong. It is a incubator for new and emerging artists. Meet the founder, Gary Kramer and take a close look at this fascinating new creative space.
“The Embassy is a fully operating art/design house which will open it’s doors to the public for specific events in order to share various types of art in it’s exhibition space. The exhibition space includes a 2,000 sq. ft. balcony which provides unique and exciting possibilities for a variety of events.”
Recent exhibitions include “Inside Whisper” by SAUQUET.
In emotionally-charged monolithic portraits and dark panoramic landscapes, Picture’s Not Perfect by Melvin Culaba delves into the psyche of the artist and his society. Each canvas plays out almost as a psycho-social mystery, where the viewer seeks to uncover the impetus behind the situational drama and underlying melancholy that permeates each composition.
Time: April 30 till May 10 2008
Tues-Sun 11.30am-7pm. Mon and public holidays by appt only. Closed on Thurs, May 1.
Venue: Forth Gallery (above Bee Cheng Hiang)
Address: 69A Pagoda Street (Level 2), Chinatown MRT Exit A, Singapore