aktualita LAPSody 2017 – The Bubble24|05|2017 - 27|05|2017

Our world bubbles, the earth is a bubble. Yet, there is the aesthetic and life-preserving potential of the bubble: it is an equally rich metaphor for isolation and ignorance as it is for nurturance, safety and protection, and even more so for perfection and effervescence. 
21.04.2017 – 29.05.2017 | Laura Haber Gallery, Buenos Aires

Curator Luca Curci

ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH is an exhibition of contemporary art, an opportunity for international artists to exhibit their works in the blooming Buenos Aires arts scene, destination of curators and collectors from all over the world. The exhibition is focused on the concept of transformation, starting from the alchemical processes, that aim to purify the nature elements: earth, air, water and fire. The alchemists, recognized as the ancestors of modern chemists, worked to discover the way the world is made and to modify its structure. The mysterious practice of alchemy always influenced the art and the artists from all the centuries. Alchemists and artists are fascinated by the concept of transformation and they both work to discover and create new possibile worlds. We invite artists to share their researches about the natural elements and the creative processes of mixing and changing, using the body as field of artistic transformation.

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Milos Sejn: Grass, 1967 / Body of the Night, 2001 – movie and video works
States of Mind – Beyond the Image
25.05.2014 - 31.05.2017 | GASK / Central Bohemian Gallery, Kutná Hora, CZ

Curated by Richard Drury

‘States of Mind / Beyond the Image’, the new permanent exhibition of GASK – Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region, isn’t a traditionally designed one. Instead of an ‘encyclopaedic’ sequence of artworks from GASK’s collection arranged in chronological order, the exhibition is based on the diverse spectrum of a person’s emotional and mental life. In each gallery space there are thematic pairs – either contradictory or complementary – to which the exhibited works relate. These include solitude–friendship, courage–fear, irony–respect, confinement–freedom, alienation–meditation). This not only creates a context that is symbolically ‘charged’, but also an expressive dialogue between two distinctive areas of the spiritual life of man.

The aim of the exhibition is for viewers to understand artistic expression as a vivid testimony that is able to address us regardless of its remoteness in time or differences in cultural or national identity. Together with the artistic experience provided by the exhibits themselves, the ‘atmosphere’ of the individual spaces is further enhanced by short quotations or aphorisms that focus on the given theme in text form. They are poignant insights expressed by artists, philosophers, writers, musicians – anyone whose perceptive remark has ‘hit the nail on the head’. The role of an imaginary ‘constant guide’ is played here by the painter and writer Josef Čapek (1887–1945), specifically the timelessly relevant moral-critical thoughts he expressed in his posthumously published book ‘Written into the Clouds’. The dialogue between the exhibits is thus enhanced by another dimension – the dialogue between a conceptual (verbal) idea and a visual idea, resulting, we hope, in a stimulating environment for the viewer.

Milos Šein: Landscape Monochromes, 1988

Galerie Středočeského kraje
Barborská 51 – 53
284 01 Kutná Hora
Tel.: +420 327 511 135

24.05.2017 – 27.05.2017 | Theatre Academy Helsinki

Organizers: Jay Mar Albaos, Antonín Brinda, Harriet v. Froreich, Petros
Konnaris, Jolijn de Wolf / MA Degree Programme in Live Art and
Performance Studies (LAPS), Theatre Academy of the University of the
Arts Helsinki

Bubbles are not
kindly regarded in these days.
They are associated with many of our current world's issues: social
injustice, a lack of solidarity, rising prices, polluted water... 
Our world bubbles, the earth is a bubble, and
we are in crisis. However, there is the aesthetic and life-preserving
potential of the bubble: it is an equally rich metaphor for isolation
and ignorance as it is for nurturance, safety and protection, and
more so for perfection and effervescence. A multitude of bubbles might
merge, expand, form a foam, or collide, burst and disappear.
For this year’s LAPSody, we invite experts and contributors from all
field to join The Bubble. Come explore the political, social,
environmental, philosophical, scientific and performative potential of
the bubble as a discursive and physical phenomenon.
We especially welcome proposals featuring non-conventional forms of
presentation, and are happy to facilitate these, for example lecture
installations, post-truth performances, site specific discussions,
phlegmatic workshops and one-on-one-situations.
LAPSody festival & conference will be taking place in the Theatre
Academy Helsinki as well at different outdoor and indoor sites around
the city of Helsinki. Other venues of LAPSody are currently being
negotiated and will be announced in the beginning of the year 2017.
2014 – Earth work | House of Nature of Litovelské Pomoraví / Sluňákov - The Olomouc Centre for Ecological Aktivities, 783 35 Horka nad Moravou, The Czech Republic

realization by Milos Šein & Projektil Architects, COMMODUM,
Petr Rudolf Manoušek & ROYAL EIJSBOUTS, Jiří Kačer 
investor Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic

Solar Mountain, 2014
earth work, 12 x 32 x 32 m


1997 – Processual work | Le Hameau de la Brousse, Sers, France

Grande Terre, 1997
tinted sandstone cliff, 3 x 100 m
1999 – Permanent installation |  The ridge between the Veliš Hill and Staré Místo nearby Jicin town, Czech Republic

Place of Justice, 1999
concept Jaromír Gottlieb and Miloš Šejn, carved by Aleš John, sandstone, two linden trees

50°24'15.06"N /  15°19'18.70"E

2012 – Processual work | Bavarian Primeval Forest, Germany

Becoming Tree Falling, 2012
wraped spruce and beech trees, black fabric, various dimesions
48° 55' 1.17"N / 13° 32' 4.25"E
Bohemiae Rosa pointAcademy Archives point

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