"Russian-born artist, Yelena Popova, has been garnering attention in the art world since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2011. As well as her inclusion in the Saatchi Gallery's upcoming exhibition of contemporary Russian art entitled, 'Gaiety is The Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union', Popova created work for the Zabludowicz Collection, in light of the London 2012 Olympics, and was named by The Independent newspaper as 'one to watch'. Popova works across various mediums including painting, where she makes use of different types of linen for her canvases as well as pastel colours and circular shapes reminiscent of the Bauhaus movement. Although her work is often influenced by Russian Constructivism, Popova, now a part of the Nottingham arts community, sees artistic movements as local developments thus questioning herself as a 'Russian artist'."
Fig.1 "Yelena Popova for Saatchi Gallery", Published on 12 Nov 2012 by CraneTVVideoMagazine.
Fig.2 Yelena Popova (2011). "Balance of Probabilities", mixed media on linen, wooden domestic objects, brass doorknob, dimensions variable.
"The CAGD website was started in 2004, as a repository for research material from students on the BA Hons Contemporary Art Practices course (then BA Hons Contemporary Creative Practices), at Leeds Metropolitan University. It became apparently quite quickly though, that the tools that we'd developed would be useful for a lot more than simply collating material, and as more courses were included into the system it has grown to become a fully-functioning online e-portfolio, course management, social network, reflective journal and collaborative space, with (to date) more than 350,000 pieces of work and research and 1,000 active daily users."
(Graham Hibbert, 19 January 2012)
"Call For Papers: 2nd International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium, #MINA2012, Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa, 23rd -25th November 2012, Massey University, Wellington, NZ ...
MINA [www.mina.pro] is an international network that promotes cultural and research activities to expand the emerging possibilities of mobile media. MINA aims to explore the opportunities for interaction between people, content and the creative industry within the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand and internationally.
The symposium will provide a platform for filmmakers, artists, designers, researchers, 'pro-d-users' and industry professionals to debate the prospect of wireless, mobile and ubiquitous technologies in art and design environments and the creative industries. MINA invites paper proposals relating (but not limited) to; mobile lens media, iPhoneography, mobile video production, mobile-mentaries (mobile documentaries), mobile network and transmedia, mobile communities, mobile media and social change, mobile visual arts, mobile locative media, citizen journalism, mobile visual literacy, mobile media in education and mobile technologies and civic media. ...
Paper proposals should be submitted by the 15th August 2012"
(Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa)
"Founded in September 1972, Open Space is non-profit artist-run centre located in Victoria, British Columbia. For over thirty years, Open Space has supported professional artists who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to media, art, music, and performance. As an exhibition and performance centre, Open Space reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across Canada, and beyond. Our commitment to contemporary artists is an inclusive situation, embracing work by artists of different disciplines, media, generations, cultures, and communities.
Open Space supports experimental artistic practices in all contemporary arts disciplines, acting as a laboratory for engaging art, artists, and audiences."
(Open Space Arts Society Vision Statement, 2010)
Fig.1 "Video as a Cultural Metaphor" Artist: Chris Creighton-Kelly, Date: March 9 and 10, 1979.