"The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is the country's [USA] leading museum for exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the most progressive work of contemporary Native artists for local, national and international audiences. MoCNA is a venue for exhibitions of artists who merit, local, national and international recognition. The Museum belongs at the forefront of contemporary Native art presentation and strives to be flexible, foresighted and risk-taking in its exhibitions and programs."
Richard Glazer-Danay, Jan, 2012, "Shake, Rattle & Roll", Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, [http://www.iaia.edu/museum/exhibition/shake-rattle-roll/].
"In the early twentieth century, Suprematism represented a leap into a totally non-representational, non-painterly, tarantella-like dynamic. Basic geometric shapes, isolated or in groups, were being energized, propelled into an optimistic ideal soaring from lower left to upper right, the vector alone suggesting time. The limits of perception and understanding are being questioned. An aura of simultaneous ecstatic concentration and idolatry of the will pervades these works.
Experienced 'in flesh,' these formidable abstractions look 'humanized': slight wavings in texture and color, the crackled paint of the Black Square on white, the subtlest of whites upon off-whites, transport the viewer into a higher, supremely charged, inspirational state of mind."
(Ileana Marcoulesco, Art Lies)
Fig.1 Kazimir Malevich (1915) "Black Circle", "Black Cross" and "Black Square"
"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.
"Famous Turkish sculptor İlhan Komanís boat Hulda arrives in İstanbul, its final destination, after its long journey which began in Stockholm. Hulda was both Komanís home and studio during his residence in Stockholm.
The exhibition consists of the photographs and videos from Huldaís journey, 10 original sculptures such as Whirlpool and Dervish by İlhan Koman and a video -dedicated to İlhan Koman- by young artist Candaş Şişman. The photographs and videos are from the cities Hulda visited during its journey -Stockholm, Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Lisbon, Barcelona, Naples, Malta, Thessalonica and İstanbul. The exhibition in Plato Art Space is also the final leg of the activities of Hulda Festival (www.huldafestival.org).
The exhibition is also undertaking the mission of building a bridge between young generation artists and Koman by presenting Candaş Şişmanís work. Şişmanís video Flux is influenced by Komanís sculptures (Pi, Moebius, Whirlpool and Ogre) and is dedicated to İlhan Komanís inspiring art. The video has a sound design which is also inspired by the materials of Komanís sculptures and is produced by Candaş Şişman.
The exhibition is curated by Yıldırım Arıcı and accompanied by a reader (published by Plato College of Higher Education) and it is featuring texts by «etin Kanra, Aykut KŲksal, Abidin Dino, Ferit EdgŁ, Burcu Beşlioğlu and a poem by Oktay Rıfat. "
(Plato Art Space, İstanbul contemporary art)
Fig.1 "Flux", Candaş Şişman, Hulda Festival 21 September 2010 - 23 November 2010 İstanbul, Turkey.
"Beacon seeks to inspire others by sharing its curiosity about contemporary visual art through the delivery of a programme of regular events and one off curated projects.
Beacon is a visual art organisation based in Lincolnshire in the East Midlands. It was set up in 2004 by John Plowman and Nicola Streeten. In 2006 Beacon Artproject Limited became a not for profit company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales. Registration No 5809581. In June 2009 Beacon achieved charitable status."
(Beacon Art Project, UK)
Fig.2 Published on 2 Oct 2012 by Beacon Artproject, "Interview of the Week: Laura Mahony on Amanda Coogan's performance workshop".
Fig.1 Amanda Coogan, live durational exhibition for the Beacon Art Project at Ascoughfee Hall.