Panorama L’Aquila - a city-wide exhibition curated by Cristiana Perrella / 7~10 September 2023
Helping Communities to Find their Voice on Meta’s Platforms "Connect with Pride 2023"
Seagulls by the Harbour - Public Art Installation at Harbour City by Japanese Artist Takahito Kimura
Edoardo Dionea Cicconi & Andreas Diaz-Andersson curated by Georgina Pounds
MUSEION Bozen | Lucia Marcucci. Poesie e no | Time Frame | Until 3 September 2023
FURLA SERIES / SUZANNE JACKSON. Somethings in the World... curated by Bruna Roccasalva
U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón Reveals Poem to Fly on NASA’s Europa Clipper
OPENING TODAY: Cadogan Gallery | Kim Bartelt. Break Easy | Until 30 June 2023
Enter The Multiverse of Artist Santu Song
CASE DI VITA. SYNAGOGUES AND CEMETERIES IN ITALY curated by Andrea Morpurgo and Amedeo Spagnoletto
French artist JR creates his first “GIANTS” monumental artwork in Asia during the Hong Kong Arts Month
During Hong Kong’s Arts Month, Harbour City invited the renowned French artist JR to create his first “GIANTS” artwork in Asia, titled “GIANTS: Rising Up” from 13 March to 23 April 2023 at Ocean Terminal Deck. The gigantic public art installation depicts a larger-than-life high jumper floating in mid-air adjacent to Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour, with her body bending gracefully and her head back facing the fabulous skyline. Famed artist JR, who has amassed over 1.7 million Instagram followers, comes back to Hong Kong with his towering art installation after his last visit ten years ago. This 12-meter-high and 12-meter-wide installation cleverly interacts with the surroundings. The high-jumping athlete appears to jump off the ground and enjoys the sensation of free fall. This athletic gesture, JR shares, “is an invitation to take off, to achieve more, in reference to the GIANTS installation at the 2016 Rio Olympics”, which depicted three anonymous athletes with their perfect gestures across the city and were well-received by the public. The immense installation “GIANTS: Rising Up” is made by canvassing the iconic black-and-white portraits onto the intricate arrangement of scaffolding. JR specially adds a touch of Hong Kong to this artwork, fusing the traditional architectural craftsmanship - bamboo scaffolding for the first time, instead of relying purely on metal scaffolding. Distinguished by the sheer size and unique materials, the massive sculpture decorates the skyline with a striking effect. JR is notably known for his over-sized black and white installation of displaying his profound optical illusion art and photographic installations in public spaces to engage people in the community. His works have been shown in over 40 cities with more than 80 impressive exhibitions, including Musée du Louvre and the Panthéon in Paris, Palazzo Farnese in Rome, Pyramid of Khafre in Giza and so on.
JR “GIANTS: Rising Up” Public Art Installation @Harbour City
Renowned French artist JR comes back to Hong Kong after 2012 with his first towering GIANTS series artwork in Asia at the Ocean Terminal Deck of Harbour City! His latest public art installation "GIANTS: Rising Up” is on display for free until 23 April 2023. The installation captures the moment a giant high jump athlete jumps up as if floating in mid-air, looking back at the magnificent Victoria Harbour. The 12-meter-tall installation incorporates JR’s iconic black-and-white style with traditional Hong Kong “bamboo scaffolding", creating a unique artwork that is exclusive to Hong Kong. Harbour City also invited Hong Kong's women's high jump record holder and representative team member, Cecilia Yang Man-wai, to preview the art installation and take promotional photos. Cecilia expressed her excitement and gratitude, saying, "Seeing the high jumper leap over Victoria Harbour is truly awe-inspiring! I'm honored to be the first to witness this unprecedented art installation. I'm grateful that JR chose Hong Kong and high jumping as the subject for its first GIANTS series in Asia. I hope everyone can appreciate the elegance of high jumping and the sensation of free fall!"
VII Edition of the week of Italian Cuisine in South Korea 14 - 20 November 2022
In November in Korea we eat Italian. This year as well, we could not miss the celebration in South Korea of the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World! Created in 2016, as a direct follow-up to Expo 2015 Milan, dedicated to food safety and the themes of healthy and quality nutrition - and organized every year in November to promote and enhance the Italian culinary culture, this year the Week of Italian Cuisine is inspired by the theme "Conviviality, sustainability and innovation: the ingredients of Italian cuisine for people's health and the protection of the planet". The Week of Italian Cuisine in South Korea saw all the actors of the so-called "Italian System", Embassy of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute, Italian Trade Agency, ENIT and Italian Chamber of Commerce in Korea, committed to organizing numerous events to promote Italian cuisine, Italian culinary culture, ingredients and products of our Peninsula in a country that shares a strong bond with food and tradition with Italy. Dedicating the week to the theme of conviviality in the aftermath of a period in which this has often been denied to us, due to force majeure, highlights a particular aspect of Italian culinary culture: eating in our tradition goes hand in hand with staying together. The pleasure of meeting is the basis of the many events organized this year to "stay together": tastings, gala dinner, aperitif with concert, the daily coffees in High Street Italia are a tribute to this trait of Italian culture, which unites the Italian to the Korean one. Just to bring Italian and Korean tastes closer together, a fusion aperitif will also be offered daily: combinations of Korean food and Italian wine that will allow you to discover new flavors. Not least, there are the themes of sustainability and innovation, also developed thanks to the presence of prestigious guests: the starred Chef Domingo Schingaro will be the ambassador of Italian cuisine, who has made the respect for seasonality and biodiversity the central point of his preparations. The protagonist of cooking classes and cooking show will instead be the Chef and TV star Fabrizio Ferrari. During the events also the cheese expert Woo Je Ha and the slow food and Mediterranean diet expert Lee Soo Yeon will intervene. Finally, for the first time, an online exhibition will be available on “Food Heroes”, beekeepers, fishermen, farmers, shepherds and winemakers who have combined tradition and innovation to create new winning models in the food and wine sector. For the most passionate, 20 crash courses in English on the identity and history of Italian cuisine prepared by the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo. The Week will also see the participation of some Italian restaurants, with menus created especially for the occasion, and the Galleria Gourmet 494 shopping center, which will exhibit Italian products in a dedicated pop-up store. The Ambassador of Italy, Federico Failla "The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is a special moment to deepen the bilateral relations between Italy and South Korea, two countries that share many aspects, including the love for cooking and respect for ancient culinary traditions. I hope that with the events that will be held throughout the week, Korean citizens will be able to savor the taste, quality, and authenticity of Italy. In South Korea, Italian cuisine is very popular, thus leading to an ever-increasing growth in imports of quality products marked by the DOC and DOCG brands, which attest the origin and the very high quality of Italian raw materials and their production"
2022 Humanitarian Awards Produced By Be Great! Will Create Impact By Honoring Philanthropists Through Social Impact
Hosted on Friday, September 9th - Be Great! and Create Impact™ have teamed up to produce a magical one-day event dedicated to recognizing, honoring and celebrating individuals and organizations who are advancing humanity and empowering the planet. This one-day event begins with a powerful VIP reception featuring celebrities, complimentary champagne, drinks and food, red carpet interviews & photo-ops, interactive vendors, live art by Sergio Gutierrez, immersive activities, live music performances, and more. Hosted by Dr. Greg S. Reid (Author, Speaker & Founder of Secret Knock), the awards ceremony begins at 7:45 PM by highlighting social impact campaigns, programs and initiatives presented by Create Impact™. The creative ceremony format includes a reunited cast of The ‘All-New’ Mickey Mouse Club with live music performances by En Vogue’s Rhona Bennett, Tony Lucca (NBC's The Voice), The Party’s Deedee Magno Hall & Chasen Hampton, and Lindsey Alley's hilarious multi-media show, "Blood, Sweat, and Mouseketears." Carefully selected from over 200 nominations, Be Great! is presenting 2022 awards to Nika King (HBO’s Euphoria & Founder of Rose of Sharon), Guillermo Díaz (Cop Out & Scandal), Leigh Steinberg (Founder of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment), Dr. Khalilah Comacho-Ali(Humanitarian/Author), Karl Kani(Founder of Karl Kani), Ever Matson (13-year-old Founder of Child Hunger Sucks), Larry Namer (Founder of E! Entertainment), Emily Lartigue(Founder of Cast Member Pantry), Sir Alec Stern (Co-founder of Constant Contact), Jade Zaroff (Founder of Entertainment For Change), Gavin Keilly (Founder of GBK Brand Bar), Eric Power (Founder/CEO of Veteran’s Disability Help), Dr. Cyndi Romine (Founder & President of Called To Rescue), Andy Arias (Founder of DC Universal Pride), and Lady JB Owen (Founder of Ignite Humanity). Incorporating both a live auction and silent auction - the fundraising portions will benefit Entertainment For Change™ (teaches young creatives how to be Impact Artists™ guided by the Global Goals), Canine Companions, Ltd. (provides service dogs that empower veterans with PTSD and children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to live a life full of achievement and self-esteem), Cast Member Pantry (has provided groceries to over 10,000 people facing financial hardship throughout Southern California and Florida). To best celebrate humanity, the ceremony wraps with an after-party featuring music from DJ Jimbo and a special live performance from Maty Noyes. 2022 Humanitarian Awards is being held in the Grand Ballroom of the Anaheim Marriott Convention Center, 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, California 92802. The event is presented by Veteran’s Disability Help and sponsored by Exceptional Leverage Coaching, G.O.A.T. Consulting Group, Ignite Publishing, Secret Knock, Access Technology Group, Iron Sharpens Iron, Always in the Club, Carlsen Partners, Symphony Environmental, The Legends Group, MMC ‘89, Saving Your Soul, Think Network, World Summit, and The Reptile Zoo. The event is almost sold-out but information and remaining tickets are available online at www.begreatshow.com
Celebrate Glamour and Opulence this Autumn Join Us for Festivities Offers of The Venetian Macao 15th Anniversary
The Venetian® Macao, Sands China Ltd.’s flagship integrated resort and must-visit destination in Macao, is celebrating 15 years of unrivalled hospitality with a wide range of accommodation, gourmet, shopping, leisure and entertainment benefits for guests to enjoy from now until Oct. 31. The stunning property, inspired by the beauty and charm of Renaissance Venice, was the first integrated resort to grace Cotai Strip, and has witnessed Macao’s spectacular economic transformation. Since opening on Aug. 28, 2007, The Venetian Macao has launched a wide range of tourism products to support Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. In recent years, the integrated resort also works in tandem with Macao Government to deepen ‘tourism+’ cross-sector integration. It has played a notable role in the development of the city’s hotel, MICE, food and beverage, retail, and entertainment industries, winning numerous accolades and recognition for its world-class quality and excellence. Over the past 15 years, Sands China Ltd. and The Venetian Macao have made remarkable achievements in numerous areas: The Venetian Macao welcomed its first 10 million visitors in February 2008, just 169 days after opening, and has received more than 386 million guests in the past 15 years, firmly establishing itself as Macao’s most popular integrated resort. Sands China has over 150,000 square metres of MICE space, which is a nearly 12-fold increase from the beginnings of the local MICE industry in 2005 and accounts for 85% of the combined MICE space of all six integrated resort operators in Macao. Major multinational corporations such as Herbalife, Jeunesse, and Tupperware and world-leading companies have chosen to host their conferences of over 10,000 participants at The Venetian Macao. The number of MICE attendees in Macao has gone up significantly from 38,000 in 2002 to 2 million in 2019, a 53-fold increase. Sands China Ltd.’s six theatres and various arenas have a total seating capacity of over 26,000 and have held over 610 events and attracted a total audience of more than 4.6 million since 2007. Events have included international singer tours, boxing matches and tennis and basketball tournaments. Performers including the Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, BTS, Jacky Cheung, Jay Chou have played to packed audiences. Sands China Ltd. boasts more than 210,000 sqm of retail space, the largest in Macao. The opening of The Venetian Macao in 2007 immediately quadrupled Macao’s retail space from 27,800 sqm in 2006. According to a 2019 market survey, The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao are second only to the Ruins of St. Paul’s, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as the most popular destinations for visitors to Macao. Sands China Ltd. has been committed to presenting guests with a world of diverse cuisines. Highlighting diversity, quality, ingredients, chefs, creativity and ambience, it has won numerous awards commending its culinary excellence, including Michelin stars, Black Pearl Restaurant Guide diamond ratings, T. Dining Best Restaurants by Hong Kong Tatler, 100 Top Tables by South China Morning Post and Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards, etc. Take a Vibrant Venetian Holiday From now until Oct. 31, 2022, The Venetian Macao is rolling out attractive hotel packages, inviting guests to an enchanting world of flowing canals, vibrant piazzas, supreme accommodation and unforgettable cuisine. Celebratory Moments at Venetian Hotel Package includes round-trip Rolls-Royce pick-up and indulgent accommodation in a luxurious Rialto Deluxe Suite with daily in-suite breakfast for two. Guests can also embark on a refreshing outdoor Gondola Ride and experience the immersive interactive artworks of teamLab SuperNature Macao. A two-night package is priced from MOP 5,768*. For more information on hotel packages, please visit: https://www.venetianmacao.com/promotions/VM15-anniversary-campaign-2022.html
The sixth Edinburgh International Culture Summit has now closed
Ministers and experts from around the world corral behind the crucial role of creative, innovative education to our successful economic and societal future. Closing day highlights Climate Change as a crisis of culture and pushes for the twinning of Ukrainian villages, towns and cities with partners around the world to support its recovery. The sixth Edinburgh International Culture Summit has now closed. Over an intense weekend of expert contributions and Ministerial responses the assembled Culture Summit has been inspired by stories and evidence of the crucial role culture has to play in the world’s future economic, environmental and societal success. In addition to the keynote speeches delivered in the Debating Chamber, more detailed and interactive discussions have taken place across the Parliament in breakout workshops and government bilaterals. Saturday’s focus on the need to transform culture’s relationship with education heard from Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education and Skills at the OECD in Paris [Educ 11:24:00]. He opened by saying: “The future is always going to surprise us. Climate change is going to disrupt our lives a lot more than this pandemic. And AI puts education to a real test.” He spoke about how the things that are easiest to teach are losing value most rapidly in the workplace. Talking about global issues that face us all and students’ response to areas of crisis and their ability to impact on that he said: “We have made young people passive consumers of pre-fabricated content, but we don’t give them that agency: the capacity to do things: to mobilise their cognitive, emotional, and social resources.” Arts education and maths education are two sides of the same coin, Schleicher argued, saying that arts need to be moved to the centre of the curriculum. “Somehow, we have come to believe that the drop in creativity demonstrated between those age 10 and 15 is not linked to education.” Currently ‘education’ is taking something away from “that energy that is the fuel of 21st century societies and economies” Deirdre Quarnstrom, Vice President of Education Experiences at Microsoft [Educ 11:08:54], shared examples of Minecraft being used to create a home for a literary character, giving students the opportunity to think more deeply and roundly than traditional formats of education allow. She also talked about Scottish creator Stephen Reed and how he sought to ease the experience of Syrian refugees travelling to Scotland by creating a journey in Minecraft that a family may experience. This journey was shared with the classmates in locations where families were being housed in a bid to build empathy ahead of their arrival. Minecraft has been shown to work across education and the curriculum, benefitting social impact, and increasing equity and accessibility. Among the country delegation responses on Education were Vice-Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of South Korea, Hwang Hee [Educ 11:55:00], Ms Dace Vilsone, State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia [Educ 11:58:28], Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage of New Zealand the Honourable Carmel Sepuloni [Educ 12:05:25], Keiko Nagaoka, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan [Educ 12:11:59] The urgent need to innovate our approach and attitude to Climate Change drove the conversation on Sunday. The first keynote of the day, given by ethnomusicologist Steven Feld delved into the Bosavi rainforest of Papua New Guinea, a world he has been immersed in since 1975. He described how over three decades he recorded thousands of songs which in turn captured over 7000 terms for features of the weather, and the flora and fauna of the forest. The tribe into which he had been adopted sang to and about the water, birds and land, the spirit world and their ancestors, creating memory maps and remaining connected through the world of the sounds. He became a resource for the tribe helping people with issues including education and law as worldwide concern grew through the 1990s about the impact on rainforests. Feld’s solution to this needed resource was to work with the Bosavi people to make recordings, books and films which projected to the outside world the heart and importance of the rainforest, raised awareness and attention and generated funds through sales to support their community to deal with this. [Sust 10:06:47] Mina Girgis, Producer and CEO of The Nile Project in Egypt [Sust 10:43:51], linked in live from the early hours of the morning in San Francisco to describe how despite scepticism from those working on the environmental side of things, those working on the water conflict immediately gathered the important role the music based project could play saying, “Yes, that’s exactly what we need right now. What we don’t have are projects that build trust. The reason that the 11 countries along the Nile have not signed the Nile Cooperative Framework Agreement which they have been negotiating for the last 23 years, is because of a lack of trust.” Among the country delegation responses on Sustainability, the Summit heard from Executive Director of the Art and Culture Development Foundation (ACDF) of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Gayane Umerova [Sust 10:35:33]; Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport from the Republic of Kosovo, Hajrulla Çeko [Sust 11:00:43]; K M Khalid the Honourable State Minister of Cultural Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh [Sust 11:05:57]; Vice-Minister of Culture and Tourism from the People’s Republic of China, Mr Rao Quan [Sust 11:13:06]; Maša Vlaović. Minister of Culture and Media, Montenegro [Sust 11:19:32]. Dance artist Akram Khan [Sust 11:25:17] closed the session in a moving address co-written by his daughter, in which he said “Climate Change is here” and described it as both “a crisis of culture” and “a duet. It is a relationship.” Khan urged that we need a new approach to storytelling which gives hope to the children of today, moving forward and moving backward at the same time. Khan recounted an anecdote from the Amazon about looking at things differently, seeing time differently; that the past is in front of us because we can see it, and the future is behind us where we cannot see it. “Art does that. Allows you to see things differently. Perhaps reverse the way we see it now.” And so, he wondered if we need to go back and learn from the Amazonian tribes, not just about the concept of time but also how to find a deep and meaningful way to bring back the connection and interdependence we had, and should still have with nature. He suggested that in creating work, we need to treat the past and future equally, the answers are in our past, and we have to listen for the mistakes we made. During the closing session summing up the three days, arresting summaries of calls to action to support Ukraine, with James Arroyo, Director of Ditchley Foundation [Close 15:06:35] reminding us that “Peace is a difficult process, not a resting state.” He spoke to the three-day risky journey that the Ukrainian delegation had made to attend the Summit saying, “They described a war with the ambition to wipe Ukrainian culture and identity from both the map and our collective imagination.” He added, “The war launched by President Putin rests on the definition and promotion of one culture at the expense of another, denounced as degenerate and not worthy.” He told practical responses discussed at the Summit including financial assistance to sustain artists, creating new work, fellowship with Ukrainian artists, twinning institutions, technical teams and artists, and said that beyond emergency aid we now need to think longer term about how to support Ukraine. Paul Fitzpatrick, National Theatre Scotland [Close 15:14:43], summed up the conversations around education quoting Nicola Benedetti’s keynote on the opening day: “All life is education. We are all seeking education. Our life is our education.” He remarked that innovation comes from imagination and called for the system to break down the silos and use the opportunity of hybrid advances to reimagine education with greater numbers and diversity of students. He quoted Dorotea Deshishku, Political advisor to the Minister of Youth attending from Kosovo who remarked that we need to “be prepared for jobs that have not yet been invented.” His final call being for “a paradigm shift that starts now, with the people in this room.” Fiona Hyslop MSP, Deputy Convenor of the Net Zero Energy and Transport Committee at the Scottish Government [Close 15:22:30] reported back on conversations around Sustainability, opening with a quote from Robert Burns, who disturbing the nest of a mouse with his plough wrote these lines “I’m truly sorry man’s dominion has broken nature’s social union”, adding that man’s use of technology and carbon over the last couple of hundred years “has done much more than brake nature’s social union”. She called on those in culture and the arts to build connections with nature and motivate social change, and also to bridge difference. Hyslop pressed that mass climate migration is happening now, challenging the room to examine what they are doing? Closing with the need for urgency as active citizens of the natural world, saying “and we need your agency, your power, your story, so that humanity with nature can survive” Three live broadcast panel discussions from the Culture Summit, Live from the Culture Summit, gave people around the world the opportunity to hear directly and to ask questions. These discussions as well as keynotes from the Summit will become available on www.culturesummit.com On the closing of the 6th Edinburgh International Culture Summit, the partner’s said: Rt Hon Alison Johnstone MSP, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament said: “This summit has brought together people from across the globe to share ideas, with art and culture being our shared language. I am sure the impact of this summit will have reverberations that will continue to have a positive effect on our countries and societies for some time to come.” Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, Angus Robertson MSP said: “This weekend has clearly demonstrated the power of culture in promoting international dialogue. I would like to thank all the speakers, performers, and contributors from around the world for bringing their energy, insight and creativity to this year’s summit. “This event has boosted both existing and new partnerships and relationships and I am confident that our discussions on the important global issues we all face will continue in the year to come.” UK Arts Minister Lord Parkinson said: "After invigorating discussions on freedom, education, and sustainability and the important role that culture can play in all three, I leave the Edinburgh International Culture Summit feeling more confident than ever that culture is a real force for good in our world. "It has been inspiring to hear new perspectives and make new connections. I look forward to taking forward many of the ideas we have discussed this weekend in our work together." Fergus Linehan, Director of the Edinburgh International Festival said: “There have been many wonderful observations that took place at the Summit, but they do have to be translated into action. We must show artists support, the individual artist is going to be the driver of the explosion of new ideas and visions that we have all talked about during the Summit, meaningful support which can take many forms, to allow them to speak their voice.” Ministers and Cultural Policy delegations from over 30 countries attended the Summit presenting a unique and vital platform to facilitate collaboration between artists, practitioners, thinkers and policy makers from across the globe. The Edinburgh International Culture Summit is a collaboration between the British Council, Edinburgh International Festival, Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government and UK Government, delivered on behalf of the partners by the Edinburgh International Culture Summit Foundation. For further information on the Edinburgh International Culture Summit visit: www.culturesummit.com @CultureSummit #EdcultureSummit
GALLERIA BORGHESE | Titian: Dialogues of Nature and Love | 14.06 – 18.09.2022
Rome, 12 May 2022. From 14 June to 18 September 2022 the Galleria Borghese will present Titian: Dialogues of Nature and Love, an exhibition-dossier celebrating the loan of Nymph and Shepherd – an autograph work executed by the Venetian master around 1565 – granted by the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna as part of a programme of cultural exchange between the two institutions. The encounter between the work from Vienna and Titian’s paintings in the Galleria provides an opportunity to link the works around several constant themes in the painter’s production: Nature, understood as landscape, but also as a place of human action; Love in its diverse forms – divine, natural, matrimonial; and Time, which marks and regulates the human life cycle, assimilating it into the harmony of the universe. Nature and Love are bound by a harmonious relationship, part of the life cycle, to which alludes the amorous and musical allegory of Nymph and Shepherd, one of the master’s last works, considered by some the summa of his artistic aspirations. The exhibition finds its natural setting in room XX, on the second floor of the museum, where paintings by Titian and other artists of the Venetian school are already on display. The current arrangement of Sacred and Profane Love and Venus Blindfolding Cupid – placed facing one another – suggests displaying Nymph and Shepherd on the other axis, facing The Three Ages of Man on the opposite wall, which is the replica by Sassoferrato, who during the 17th century copied - in all probability for the Borghese family itself – one of Titian’s painting that was present in Rome. Nymph and Shepherd is the perfect pendant to the painting on the opposite wall, it also being a reflection – but at the end of the old painter’s life – on the passing of time, which devours everything. Almost as if commenting on the themes and style of this intense dialogue are the Adam and Eve by Marco Basaiti, two pseudo-Giorgionesque singers, and two other Titians, the Flagellation of Christ and the St Dominic, which are chronologically near the painter’s later works displayed in the room. The exhibition is completed by the problematic painting - formerly thought to be a prototype by Veronese, but currently considered a late derivation from a lost Titianesque model – portraying Venus, Cupid, and a Satyr, displayed as a comment on Venus Blindfolding Cupid. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Art’em, with a preface by the Director of the Galleria Borghese, Francesca Cappelletti, and texts by the curator, Maria Giovanna Sarti. Also scheduled for publication on this occasion is the first volume of the Galleria series (De Luca editore) – monographic, in-depth studies of themes and works of the Borghese collection – dedicated to Titian, and in particular the painting Venus Blindfolding Cupid and the works of his last years, on which diagnostic investigations have recently been carried out, whose results will be presented for the first time.
FRIDA KAHLO, THE LIFE OF AN ICON : OPENS JUNE 10 @ ARSENAL CONTEMPORARY ART MONTREAL
The Frida Kahlo Corporation, Layers of Reality, and Primo Entertainment Group announced today that the world’s only official exhibition of ‘Frida Kahlo, The Life of an Icon’, is making its North American debut in Montréal, and will be opening on June 10, 2022 Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal, with tickets going on sale on May 5, 2022 at 9 AM. Tickets can be purchased at www.fridakahlomontreal.com with ticket price starting at $34.99 for adults (before taxes and fees), with discounts available for students, children, and families. ‘Frida Kahlo, The Life of an Icon’ is a co-creation of the Frida Kahlo Corporation and Layers of Reality - the renowned digital arts centre in Spain. This truly immersive biographical exhibition of the artist utilizes seven different transformational spaces enabling one to enter the life and work of the Mexican artist who, in the 21st century, continues to be more relevant than ever. The story of Frida Kahlo, one of the most influential artists in history, showcases a unique immersive combination of digital art, historical photographs, projections, and installations accompanied by virtual reality experiences that reproduce the most relevant moments of her life and work. Following unprecedented success in Spain, the exhibition will tour the US and Montréal will be the only Canadian stop before continuing onward to Latin America. The exhibition is produced in North America by Miami-based Primo Entertainment.
Legendary photo agency Magnum Photos to partner with the BERLIN PHOTO WEEK
In order to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of Magnum Photos, the world-famous photo agency is celebrating this occasion together with the BERLIN PHOTO WEEK (BPW) and partner institutions in Berlin. Numerous exhibitions, conferences, workshops, book signings, talks and many other events will be taking place at this year’s BERLIN PHOTO WEEK (2 to 9 September). A group of photographers from Magnum are travelling to Berlin for the occasion. The festival of events and exhibitions surrounding the seventy-fifth anniversary of Magnum Photos will be taking place at Arena Berlin, the main venue for this year’s BPW, and at numerous other partner institutions such as the Helmut Newton Foundation, C/O Berlin, Reinbeckhallen, CHAUSSEE 36, Loock Galerie and Robert Morat Galerie. Benjamin Jäger, the art director of BERLIN PHOTO WEEK: “It is a great honour for us to be able to organise the festivities for the seventy-fifth anniversary of Magnum Photos in Berlin. As a result of this wonderful collaboration with numerous cultural institutions from Berlin, together we are able to organise world-class cultural highlights around the entire city, thus underlining Berlin’s role as one of the most important major cities for photography.” Andréa Holzherr, Global Exhibitions director, Magnum Photos: “We are greatly looking forward to the many events that we are organising together with the BERLIN PHOTO WEEK and its partner institutions. The slogan of our seventy-fifth anniversary is ’In Dialogue’, and our aim is to engage in a dialogue with Berlin and the public here in this city.“ The world-renowned photo agency was founded by four photographers – Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David "Chim" Seymour. They established Magnum Photos in 1947 at the MoMA’s Penthouse Restaurant in New York, with the idea of expressing their independence as both people and photographers. Even today, Magnum stands for an unorthodox combination of reporting and art – which focuses not only on what one sees but how it is seen and communicated.
WTTC announces new dates for its 2022 Global Summit in Manila
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has announced that its highly anticipated 21st Global Summit will now take place in Manila, Philippines, from 20-22 April 2022 - just a month from its original March date. Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO said: “As countries around the world begin to unlock the door to travel, we have taken the decision to reschedule our Global Summit by just a few short weeks. This will enable more international participants to join us in Manila and help guide and lead the sector as we head towards economic recovery. Our Global Summit is the most influential Travel & Tourism event in the calendar. We are looking forward seeing our Members, industry leaders and key government representatives gather in Manila in April to continue our efforts in safely restoring international travel.” Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Secretary of the Philippines Department of Tourism said, "The WTTC Global Summit will be a significant opportunity for us to showcase the preparations that we have put in place for our eventual reopening to international visitors. “Tourism has always provided us with endless opportunities. The reopening of our destinations and borders amid the pandemic is crucial to sustaining the livelihood of the millions who depend on travel and tourism. We are looking forward to being your gracious host in Manila as we navigate the next normal in the travel industry.” The Summit will be hosted in Metro Manila in-person, with a global audience joining virtually. Further information such as key speakers will be announced shortly.
PDOT to hold media briefing in conjunction with Tourism Minister’s Visit
The Philippine Department of Tourism held an offline media briefing event in conjunction with Tourism Minister’s visit to Korea by inviting major media partners at the Lotte Hotel Seoul in So-Gong-Dong area of Seoul on the March 30th. This event is the first media briefing event to be held since the COVID-19 pandemic era has been started, and PDOT has shared updated information with key media partners regarding the trends of the local tourism industry that has changed since the opening of the borders on February 10, brand-new global marketing campaigns, and diverse tourism products and circuits targeting Korea, the number one inbound travel market of the Philippines. At this media briefing, Tourism Minister Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said, “There are high expectations for the increase in Korean travelers as the borders of the Philippines have been opening since February 10.” and she said, ““Next month, we’ll be showcasing our country to the hilt as the Philippines hosts the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit from April 20-22. The WTTC Global Summit is considered the most influential event for the travel and tourism industry, with at least 650 executives expected to attend. With the theme “Rediscovering Travel,” the summit will provide an opportunity to address the social, environmental, and economic challenges as we rediscover global travel amid this pandemic.” And Howard Lance Uyking, Assistant Secretary of Department of Tourism in the Philippines, showcased a presentation on more than 111 newly developed Tourism Circuits that are being strategically developed in collaboration with local tourism partners for new normal travelers in global. “In this campaign, we highlight the preparations our tourism industry has carried out while inbound travel was put on hold, from enhanced safety protocols to new tourism products and circuits that align with sustainable development goals.” Puyat added, “We are thrilled that Korean citizens have started returning to our country, and we look forward to Korea becoming our top market once again.” In addition, the Philippine Department of Tourism also held a “Travel Trade Event” that invited key travel industry people in the afternoon of the same day. Especially, this event was held in a hybrid format, and executives and working level staffs of major airlines and travel agents participated in the event throughout offline and online access via the Zoom link provided in advance. This event provided an opportunity for the participants to think about ideas such as developing more diverse themed tour products by sharing new campaigns and Tourism Circuits. according to the Philippine Department of Tourism, inbound visitor arrivals to the Philippines have now reached 102,031 as of March 16, a high note for the country since its closure of borders at the onset of the pandemic in 2020. In the ranking of foreign tourists who entered the Philippines, the United States (22,243 people) took the first place, followed by Canada (4,852 people), the UK (4,386 people), and Korea (3,748 people). Meanwhile, according to the Philippine Department of Tourism, the number of Korean visitors who visited the Philippines in 2019 before COVID-19 was 1.989,322, which ranked first among all Philippine inbound travelers, accounting for 24.08% of global visitors. And from the opening of the borders on February 10 to March 16, total inbound visitor arrivals to the Philippines have now reached 151,332 as of March 16, a high note for the country since its closure of borders at the onset of the pandemic in 2020. In the ranking of foreign tourists who entered the Philippines, the United States (33,310 people) took the first place, followed by Canada (7,305 people), the UK (6,626 people), and Korea (5,790 people).
Snoopy’s Holiday @ Harbour City
Staycation in the Oriental Kyoto Ryokan with Snoopy to experience the exquisite Japanese crafts Play “Merry Go Round” & join “Magic Christmas Party” with Snoopy and Friends on festive voyage This Christmas, Harbour City transforms into a “Christmas Terminal” to greet everyone to embark on a Christmas journey. Snoopy flies from the United States and begins a festive voyage with us from 25 November 2021 to 2 January 2022. We can staycation with Snoopy in the “Oriental Kyoto Ryokan”, play “Merry Go Round” with Snoopy and Friends and join the “Magic Christmas Party” in Snoopy’ s house. Art lovers and Snoopy fans can also appreciate and purchase a series worldwide limited exclusive Japanese art collectables and limited-edition souvenirs. Let’s all experience the artistic and cheerful voyage! 1. Snoopy Kyoto Art Voyage : Experience Japanese Crafts -“Fabric, Paper, Gold, Painting and Ceramic” Gallery by the Harbour transforms into a classic Oriental Kyoto Ryokan, Snoopy sits on tatami and greets you! Snoopy and friends are given a traditional Kyoto twist, to experience the exquisite Japanese crafts – “Fabric, Paper, Gold, Painting and Ceramic”. The exhibition showcases 50 worldwide limited exclusive Kyo Yuzen dyed Snoopy denim plushies, 50 limited- edition Snoopy Washi Sculptures, Kyo Zogan Inlay Art Collectables, 7 limited-edition 24 karat gold paintings by the Japanese artist - Hisahiro Fukasawa, 5 sets of SIONE Storytelling Pottery by Showko Kawahara (the sixth successive generation of Makuzu porcelain wares), ceramic artworks by Kyoto craftsman - Shinichi Takashima, and numerous exclusive Snoopy souvenirs including postcards, masking tape, enamel pins, mini tote bag and various tableware, etc. Fabric - Worldwide Limited 50 Exclusive Kyo Yuzen Plushie Speaking of Japanese traditional crafts, let us not forget the meticulous woven crafts. Kyo Yuzen is a Japan-exclusive dyeing technique that originated in Kyoto about 300 years ago. Undergoing 26 handcrafting processes, the vibrant colours and patterns are brought to life with vivid detail, making the artwork invaluable. The exhibition features a limited edition of 50 Kyo Yuzen dyed Snoopy denim plush with wagara patterns in 5 colours of navy, purple, green, grey & purple and grey & black. Not only do they embody the spirit of craftsmanship, but also a rich cultural connection to Japan. Paper – 50 Limited-edition Snoopy Washi Sculptures The Washi papermaking technique has been around for one thousand years in Japan. It has been designated as an intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Inspired by the unique texture of Washi paper - soft and thin yet tough -, local artist Ray Wong presents distinct styles of Snoopy Washi Sculptures, done by handcrafted collage works. The sculptures are adorned with harmonious colours, whilst radiating a sense of warmth and comfort and are 100% handmade! Gold – Kyo Zogan Inlay Art Collections Throughout the history of Japanese inlay crafts, Kyo Zogan remarkably stands out. Ryuji Nakajima, the third generation of a family who has been handing down Kyo Zogan, created 2 Snoopy collectables in limited editions. On metal plates made with ottchil sap, the inlaid gold and silver patch in delicate patterns with fine lines thinner than 1mm, such as sakura, momiji and kudzu, are pieced together as Snoopy silhouettes. The shimmering Snoopy decors will lead you to the elegance and glamour of Kyoto! Painting – 7 Limited-edition Kyoto Style Gold Paints Paintings by the Japanese artist Hisahiro Fukasawa reinterpret Snoopy and friends in traditional Kyoto aesthetics. A background finished in 24 karat gold leaf highlights Snoopy in bold colours, painted with acrylic and mineral pigments. The glimmering vibe in his pieces demonstrate how Fukusawa was inspired by the bird-and-flower paintings during the Muromachi Period to the Edo periods. The paintings are best to decorate your home with elegance and class! Ceramics – Storytelling Pottery & Ceramic Tea ceremony plays a significant role in Japan’s rich culture, thus, tea ware is of particular importance in the tea drinking experience. Showko Kawahara is the sixth successive generation in her family which has been renowned for their Makuzu porcelain wares. She launched the brand SIONE on the concept of “Readable Ceramics” in 2009, whose pieces each tell a story, realising her design philosophy of “ichigo ichie”. Specially crafted is the set-of-4 SIONE limited edition Storytelling Pottery Plates. White potteries are adorned with golden pattern and painted with Shiromori, a layering technique, to create detailed texture. Walk through the four seasons of Japan with Snoopy and friends themed ceramics! Besides, more to explore are 2 styles of ceramic artworks proudly presented by Kyoto craftsman, Shinichi Takashima. The ceramics are decorated with icchin ceramic technique to create an uneven look, reminding us of the idea wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy of perfect imperfection. 2. Play “Merry Go Round” with Snoopy and Friends Meet & Greet with Snoopy or Charlie Welcome to Snoopy and Friends’ park! A Snoopy’ s Holiday “Merry Go Round” awaits you in Atrium I of Gateway Arcade, and it is filled with Snoopy characters and Christmas decoration. Charlie Brown, Sally Brown, Linus van Pelt are there to play with you. Christmas trees are decorated with bones-shaped ornaments, and Snoopy’ s red house is installed with Snoopy lying on top. 10 pieces of 1.2m high Snoopy with ribbons in different colours, and several Christmas trees are installed along the atrium corridor. In addition, you can meet & greet with Snoopy or Charlie Brown from 2pm-5pm on 27 & 28 November (Sat & Sun); and take photo together upon onsite donation of HK$50. All proceeds will be donated to Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation. 3. Magic Christmas Party in Snoopy’ s House Let’s join the Snoopy and friend’s party! A 3.5m high Snoopy house is located in the Atrium of Ocean Terminal, and festive decorations like 2.1m high Christmas tree and 1.4m high snowman have been set up outside the house. Charlie Brown and Lucy van Pelt are ready to welcome you. Inside the house, you can find the distorting mirror, while Snoopy and Woodstock are playing hide-and-seek with us! Besides, all furniture, party balloons, table lamp are upside down, so we can play around in the extraordinary Snoopy world! What’s more, surprising activities will be launched outside the house. Details will be announced in social media channels of Harbour City soon.
Minuteman Press Bethesda Partners with In America Flags to Remember COVID-19 Victims
In America: Remember is a public art exhibition being held at the National Mall that displays 660,000 white flags to honor the people in America who have been lost due to COVID-19. Minuteman Press in Bethesda, Maryland, is a partner for the exhibition, providing printed message cards from people all over the country who are paying tribute to loved ones through the In America website. “We are glad to be able to do our part to help this art exhibition,” says Leslie Klein, owner, Minuteman Press, Bethesda. “Every day, we receive all of the messages that were submitted through the In America website and we print them 8 up on 11 x 17 sheets to create 4.25 x 5.5 cards. Every night, I drop off the finished cards to one of the volunteers, and then they are transcribed onto the flags by another group of volunteers.” Leslie adds, “This is a total team effort and we are proud to be partners in such an important and moving exhibition. Our hearts go out to those who have been lost and their families.” The In America: Remember exhibition was designed by artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg. The exhibition is open for public participation now through October 3rd, 2021. Hours are Weekdays from 10 AM – Sunset and Weekends from 9 AM – Sunset. For more information, visit https://www.inamericaflags.org. Minuteman Press in Bethesda is located at 8210 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814. For more information, call 301-656-1188 or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/md/bethesda Learn more about Minuteman Press products and services at https://minuteman.com
Tama Art University Creative Workshop Program Presents Results of Experiments with Toray-Donated Ultrasuede
Toray Industries, Inc., donated samples of Ultrasuede® non-woven material with a suede texture to Tama Arts University's color/materials/trends/exploration laboratory (CMTEL) for the Ultrasuede® Design Cooking: Toray + Tama Art University Materials Exploration Program. In the program's final report session on June 23, students presented innovative findings from cutting, pasting, tearing, sewing, and other experiments with Ultrasuede. The university established CMTEL in 2007 as Japan's first materials laboratory. The program encompassed a two-month workshop for students of the Department of Product Design, including lectures about materials basics and interim and final report sessions. The Toray-donated Ultrasuede comprised surplus samples and test pieces in keeping with the company's desire to encourage efforts to build to a circular economy. The uniformly outstanding experimental results and items that the students created should inspire Ultrasuede development at Toray in the coming years. In 2016, Toray started conducting fabric classes and providing free Ultrasuede for graduation projects at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. The company has since continued to supply information and donate this fabric to prominent fashion and design schools in Japan and elsewhere. Toray assists young, up-and-coming designers by sponsoring overseas fashion events and award programs. Toray envisions that its support for educational institutions in supplying Ultrasuede will unleash creativity by driving the evolution of this beautiful fabric, helping to transform societies for the better in keeping with the company's commitment to innovating ideas, technologies, and products that deliver new value. See the following page for workshop images and items presented. [Reference websites] Tama Art University https://www.tamabi.ac.jp/english/about CMTEL https://www.tamabi.ac.jp/mc/cmtel/ (Japanese only) Ultrasuede® https://www.ultrasuede.com/index.html
Gibson Garage - the Ultimate Guitar Experience - Announces Grand Opening Wednesday, June 9 in the Heart of Downtown Nashville, Music City USA
Gibson, the iconic, American instrument brand presents the Gibson Garage, the ultimate guitar experience. Come to the Gibson Garage to explore Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer, Mesa Boogie and KRK, try your favorite electric and acoustic guitars, and shop for your favorite guitar, accessories, and surprises. The historic 8,000 square foot shop will officially open to the public on Wednesday, June 9 at the historic Cummins Station located on 209 10th Avenue South, Nashville, TN in the heart of downtown Nashville. Whether you are a seasoned professional musician, a casual guitar player, a beginner, or simply a music fan, the Gibson Garage is a must-see destination in Nashville. For 127 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres and has emerged as the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brand around the world. Step inside the new Gibson Garage to explore and shop the collections, experience exclusive, live music performances, catch a taping of the award-winning Gibson TV series, and explore generations of music history including the stories behind the music with captivating, interactive installations and programming. “The Gibson Garage is the ultimate guitar experience where our past, present and future comes to life for fans and artists right here in Music City,” says James “JC” Curleigh, CEO of Gibson Brands. “This is also our opportunity to contribute to the amazing music and guitar culture that we’ve been a part of for over a century. We can’t wait to share the Gibson Garage with our fans and future fans.” “The Gibson Garage is the epitome of when the legendary creativity of the original brand perfectly coincides with the vision of the future of the modern electric and acoustic guitar,” adds Joe Bonamassa. “Congratulations on a job well done.” “You can’t have a guitar town like Nashville without Gibson representing, and they do it with the Garage in an incredibly thoughtful way,” says singer-songwriter-musician Maggie Rose. “The space is great for performances and jamming with other Nashville artists or artists passing through town, but the storefront also draws in music lovers from all over the world who come to see the space that delivers the history and a plethora of guitars.” “The Gibson Garage is a magical place and elicits the same feeling a deep Disney fan feels walking into Disneyland for the first time,” says singer-songwriter-producer, Celisse. “To see all those guitars on the belt and you can reach out and play any guitar of your choosing, it is truly unlike anything I have ever experienced. The Gibson Garage is amazing.” The Gibson Garage is the ultimate guitar and music experience, including its state-of-the-art stage for live and virtual livestreaming concert performances. The Gibson Garage combines a modern guitar environment with interactive brand storytelling, a Custom Shop to build your own guitar, historical and celebrity memorabilia displays, a Repair and Restoration Center, and a public retail shopping experience across Gibson, Gibson Acoustic, Gibson Custom Shop, Epiphone, Kramer, MESA/Boogie, and KRK. At the Gibson Garage, fans can try all our guitars across brands and collections as well as take a piece of history home with one-of-a-kind, in-store offers on limited-edition guitars, instruments, gear, accessories, and exclusive Gibson apparel. Fans across the globe that are unable to visit Nashville can experience the Gibson Garage global grand opening--on Wednesday, June 9--via the global virtual concert “Gibson Live: A Celebration of Artists to Benefit Gibson Gives” airing worldwide at 6:30p CT/7:30 ET via Gibson TV: Here. The concert features performances from Warren Haynes, Margo Price, Kip Moore, James Bay, Sergio Vallin of Maná, Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger of Halestorm, Marcus King, Orianthi, Samantha Fish, Morgan Wade, Sadler Vaden, Tak Matsumoto, Celisse, Emily Wolfe, Jared James Nichols with Joe Bonamassa, and more. “Gibson Live …,” will benefit Gibson Gives--the 501c3 charitable arm of Gibson--which supports musicians worldwide and is committed to making the world a better place by creating and supporting other non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance musicians, as well as youth-focused education and wellness initiatives. 100% of the “Gibson Live…,” donations will go to two powerful organizations making positive changes: MusiCares--a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music community--and Save the Music--helping kids, schools, and communities discover their full potential through the power of making music. For the latest news and updates on the Gibson Garage opening, be sure to follow @officialgibsongarage on Instagram or visit the official website at https://www.gibson.com/garage
Book Creator and Planet Classroom Network Announce Winner of Global Writing Contest for Youth
Youth entries from 25 countries across the world including Guatemala, Thailand, Poland and Egypt raise Creative Storytelling to a new high. And the winner is Cate Cole, age 11 from Marblehead, Massachusetts in the United States, who won 1st Prize for her powerful short story, As Flames Rise. The Book Creator global competition, Write a Story in One Page, targeted youth aged 11-18. Book Creator, in association with Planet Classroom Network, came up with a challenge that would work easily for young people across the world, in any language. Youth were asked to create a 1-page story book (with a cover illustration) which they had to read aloud. “The results were amazing,” says C.M. Rubin, Co-founder of the Planet Classroom Network. Clearly, great tech along with great teachers as mentors are enabling kids to be more creative and imaginative than ever. Over 480 stories by young people were received during the pandemic from 25 countries including Guatemala, Thailand, Poland, and Egypt.” "Thank you to Planet Classroom for working with us to help create a global audience for these young authors. We were blown away with the quality (and quantity!) of the entries to our competition. We are thrilled to be able to showcase such diverse talent from around the world. Thank you to everyone who entered!" Cate Cole’s winning entry, As Flames Rise, is an edge of your seat short story about how a crisis can change our lives in a second. Told from the POV of her story’s main character, a lone wolf, animals surrounded by a ferocious forest fire work together to overcome their fear and survive.
Busan International Film Festival and Asian Contents & Film Market Taps New Directors
HUH Moon-young, new director of the Busan International Film Festival At the annual board meeting held on March 25 at 4 pm, Huh Moon-young, film critic and program director of the Busan Cinema Center, has been tapped as the new festival director. Huh Moon-young has served as the head of the Cinematheque Busan and program director of the Busan Cinema Center since 2005. Huh was a Korean cinema programmer at the Busan International Film Festival for five years from 2002 after building his journalism career at current affairs magazine JoongAng Monthly and film magazine Cine21. OH Seok Geun, new co-director of the Asian Contents & Film Market Committee Oh Seok Geun, former chairperson of the Korean Film Council, replaced Tcha Sung Jai as the co-director of the Asian Contents & Film Market (ACFM). Founding member of the Busan International Film Festival, Oh Seok Geun is the producer of Camellia and director of The 101st Proposition, Love Is A Crazy Thing, and other numerous works. Oh is an expert in the film industry with ten years of experience as the head of various audiovisual and film-related organizations such as Busan Film Commission, Asia Film Commissions Network, Korean Film Council. The festival organization will prepare for the upcoming Busan International Film Festival and Asian Contents & Film Market, scheduled to be held in the second half of the year. With many years of experience in the film industry, the newly appointed directors Huh Moon-young and Oh Seuk Geun will be at the forefront for successfully holding the festival and market and developing its visions for the future. The 26th edition of the Busan International Film Festival will take place from October 6 to 15, and the Asian Contents & Film Market will take place from October 11 to 14.