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A fotografia de Roman Signer nos faz pensar

Fri, 2008-11-28 04:01
O suíço Roman Signer, autor da foto ao lado, nasceu em 1938, é um artista visual que trabalha não só com fotografia, mas também com esculturas e vídeo. Sua série de “esculturas em ação” foi uma das finalistas do Prix Pictet, em Tóquio. Vale a pena começarmos a pensar, seriamente, com a preservação dos recursos [...]

finally, an emerging photographer who wears not only good shoes, but a decent suit as well

Fri, 2008-11-21 00:00
formale annäherung © herbert weber To say that Herbert Weber is a Swiss photographer with a preference for suits is not a complete untruth, but it would be missing the point of the œuvre he is steadily building up by several miles. Weber may not be as wildly mad and playful like the Tonk people, he is still clearly part of that growing group of Swiss who incorporate a delightfully absurd sense of humor in their work after the fashion of F&W and Roman Signer. And perhaps there’s a touch

Letting Nature Paint Its Own Colors

Thu, 2008-11-20 13:46
“The pen moves across the earth: it no longer knows what will happen, and the hand that holds it has disappeared.” - Paul Auster The beauty that comes from chance and chaos captured by two artist whose work is hardly their own, but more of an account of witnessing nature. If you've ever wondered what the wind would paint if it could hold a brush, or if you like the aesthetics of a bug's path crisscrossing the earth, you might share a similar mindset as these two artists and enjoy the colorful

Benoit Aquin Wins Prix Pictet for 'Chinese Dust Bowl' Photos

Wed, 2008-11-19 17:36
Benoit Aquin Wins Prix Pictet for 'Chinese Dust Bowl' Photos We're not going to lie to you: we were rooting for Swiss artist Roman Signer to win the Prix Pictet, the new Pictet & Cie-sponsored global photography competition that seeks to promote sustainability. Considering that the theme of the inaugural competition was water, we thought that Signer was a shoe-in for the prize, but the judges went for images notable for their lack of liquids and chose Benoit Aquin (pictured at right) to take ho

Emily Jacir Wins $100K Hugo Boss Prize

Wed, 2008-11-19 17:36
Emily Jacir Wins $100K Hugo Boss Prize Yesterday, while perusing the contemporary sale offerings at Phillips (the spectacular Judd alone was worth braving the downpour for), we spotted several Hugo Boss-logoed black vans idling outside; was an announcement of this year's winner of the art prize sponsored by the German fashion haus imminent? Indeed. Last night, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Hugo Boss announced that Palestinian-American artist Emily Jacir (pictured at left) is the winn

Palestinian-American wins Hugo Boss Prize...& more from IMEU

Wed, 2008-11-19 01:50
Daily Life 'Out of supplies'IMEU, Nov 18, 2008 Palestinians are seen near the closed gate of a United Nations food distribution center in the Ga

Benoit Aquin Wins Prix Pictet for 'Chinese Dust Bowl' Photos

Mon, 2008-11-17 21:48
We're not going to lie to you: we were rooting for Swiss artist Roman Signer to win the Prix Pictet, the new Pictet & Cie-sponsored global photography competition that seeks to promote sustainability. Considering that the theme of the inaugural competition was water, we thought that Signer was a shoe-in for the prize, but the judges went for images notable for their lack of liquids and chose Benoit Aquin (pictured at right) to take home the CHF 100,000 (approximately $84,000) award. The Canadia

Künstler Signer und Sammlerin Hoffmann ausgezeichnet

Sat, 2008-11-15 23:11
Das Swiss Institute (SI) in New York hat den Künstler Roman Signer und die Kunstsammlerin Maja Hoffmann mit seinen jährlichen Auszeichnungen geehrt.

Emily Jacir Wins $100K Hugo Boss Prize

Sat, 2008-11-15 04:28
Yesterday, while perusing the contemporary sale offerings at Phillips (the spectacular Judd alone was worth braving the downpour for), we spotted several Hugo Boss-logoed black vans idling outside; was an announcement of this year's winner of the art prize sponsored by the German fashion haus imminent? Indeed. Last night, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Hugo Boss announced that Palestinian-American artist Emily Jacir (pictured at left) is the winner of the 2008 Hugo Boss Prize. She wil

Palestinian-American wins Hugo Boss Prize

Sat, 2008-11-15 02:23
~ Artist Emily Jacir. (Photo by Sarah Shatz 2008) Emily Jacir, the 37-year-old artist of Palestinian descent who produces photographs, videos, sculpture and drawings that address themes of belonging and displacement as they relate to Palestinian identity, has won this year's Hugo Boss Prize. The $100,000 award, established in 1996 by the Guggenheim Museum and named for the German men's wear company that sponsors it, is given every two years for significant achievement in contemp

Roman Signer

Thu, 2008-11-13 08:06
Photographies, installations et autres performances du plasticien Roman Signer. St Gallen, Suisse.

Roman Signer Screening at the Swiss Institute

Thu, 2008-11-13 04:27
'water boots' roman signer, 1986 (photo: marek rogowiec) Roman Signer is a swiss artist living and working in the area I grew up in. A man with an impressive creative mind. I was thrilled to learn that the Swiss Institute here in New York is showing one of his movies: Restenfilm is a special screening of Roman Signer's work. Resten translates as leftovers in German. Throughout his career, the artist has used frequently a Super-8 camera as visual sketchbook. From avalanches to small experiments

Prix Pictet, the World’s First Photography Prize Focused on Sustainability, Opens Global Tour with exhibition at DIFC

Mon, 2008-11-10 10:26
Works of 18 of the world’s most eminent photographers displayed at exhibition Dubai 10 November 2008: Prix Pictet, the world’s first photography prize focused on sustainability, started its global tour in Dubai today with an exhibition of its shortlisted works at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The exhibition features the photographic works of the winner of the Prix Pictet 2008 prize, Benoit Aquin, and 17 of the world’s most eminent photographers. The first ever Prix Pictet w

Kurze Militär-Propaganda und Anti-Heimatfilme

Sun, 2008-11-09 13:27
Die geistige Landesverteidigung steht im Zentrum von «Demokratie in Gefahr» (1949) und «Die fremde Hand» (1957). Während in dem von Kurt Früh inszenierten Kurzfilm «Demokratie in Gefahr» lediglich vor den Gefahren einer Dikatatur gewarnt wird und die Errungenschaften der Demokratie gelobt werden, stellt «Die fremde Hand» ganz klar den Bezug zwischen Gehorsam im Militär und der Abwehr der Diktatur her. Ein Soldat zeigt sich zuerst noch wenig begeistert vom Militärdienst. Nachdem er aber von den

Swiss Institute presents Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction

Wed, 2008-11-05 13:31
Swiss Institute Live Lot: John Miller, Orthostat, 2008 Various materials covered with imitation gold leaf 1′6″ x 2′7″ x 2′2″ Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York SWISS INSTITUTE ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER & AUCTION 2008 Friday, November 14, 6PM - 11PM Prince George Ballroom 15 East 27th Street, between Fifth & Madison Avenues, New York City http://www.swissinstitute.net Other Live Lots by Roman Signer, Olaf Breuning, Sean Landers, Daniele Buetti, Franz West an

PRIX PICTET / Palais de Tokyo

Tue, 2008-11-04 12:06
Benoit Aquin - Winner Prix Pictet 2008 Series: The Chinese 'Dust Bowl' Ink Jet Art Canvas 70 x 107 cm 2006 Sanggen Dalai, Inner Mongolia, China Du 31 octobre au 7 novembre 2008 : Le Palais de Tokyo accueille la première édition du prix Pictet, un nouveau prix international pour la photographie. L’objet de ce prix est d’attirer l’attention sur le développement durable. Le sujet retenu pour l’année 2008 est l’Eau. Le prix Pictet (www.prixpictet.com) est soutenu par la banque Pictet & C

Favourite Interiors #59 (Guillaume Houzé)

Mon, 2008-10-20 17:19
"Art is a necessity for me,” Guillaume Houzé notes in his rapid-fire French. “Probably an addiction, I’ll admit. It is inseparable from who I am.” Houzé, a descendant of Théophile Bader, who founded the Galeries Lafayette department store more than a century ago, has the charm and easy confidence, though none of the frivolity, of a young man born to privilege. Houzé says mixing art and design seems “natural,” although he views the two disciplines quite separately. “What interests me is to surro

State Alpha, on the architecture of sleep at the NAI in Maastricht

Thu, 2008-10-09 06:13
There's quite a few things i miss about Belgium. On top of the list are: eating grey shrimps in Ostende (especially when the sky is grey and the sea even greyer) and the ridiculously small amount of time it takes to be out of the country. Last week i sat 2 hours in a train and i was in Paris. A few days before that i took another train and after 30 minutes and hop! i was in Maastricht, a city which has a very powerful magnet for me: NAI Maastricht , the little sister of Netherlands Architecture

Artist Roman Signer’s Musical Tastes Have Really Gone to Seed

Wed, 2008-10-08 21:22
What does a flower sound like? No, that's not a hard-hitting question from last night's debate but rather one of the synaesthetic stumpers posed by Swiss artist Roman Signer, whose archly poetic combo of a potted Kalanchoe, a record player, and an electric-blue oil drum hits the sweet spot on everything from old-fashioned beauty to conceptual tang. See Duchamp remixed in James Fuentes LLC's courtyard, on view through Sunday (weather permitting). Roman Signer's Flower Pot (2008).Courtesy of Ja

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Sun, 2008-09-28 23:42
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