BIO/BIBLIOGRAPHY : PATRICK GUNS Born in 1962 in Brussels (Be), lives and works in Brussels.....SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS .2014No to Contemporary Art, ISELP, Brussels (Be).I Know A Song To Sing On This Dark, Dark, Dark Night, curator Denis Gielen, MAC's, Grand-Hornu (Be). 2011May 35th, Galerie Polaris, Paris (Fr). 2010My Last Meals***, galerieofmarseille, Marseille (Fr).Wassup Stranger, Elaine Levy Project, Brussels (Be). 2009My Last Meals***, curator Martin Hochleitner, Margret-Bilger-Galerie/Stift Schlierbach, Schlierbach (At). 2008My Last Meals***, Galerie Polaris, Paris (Fr). 2007I like Africa and Africa likes me – part II, Elaine Levy Project, Brussels (Be).I like Africa and Africa likes me – part I, Cultuurcentrum, Hasselt (Be).Himmelblau, Galerie Polaris, Paris (Fr). 2005Femme et Plateau, Galerie Polaris, Paris (Fr). 2003The Fading of Colours, curator Eva Wittocx, Kunst nu, SMAK-Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (Be). 2005Kunst & Zwalm, Zwalm (Be). 1992Lumières éphémères, Brussels (Be).
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Anna Wintour has some harsh advice for fashion students Anna Wintour descended from the lofty floors of Condé Nast to dispense some “off-the-record” advice to aspiring designers and students at Central Saint Martins earlier this month. Alongside the newly appointed International Editor, Suzy Menkes, the American Vogue editor imparted some tough-love advice on how to make it in fashion to an audience that included CSM students and past graduates and designers like Simone Rocha. Given that Wintour has guided Alexander Wang, Rodarte and Proenza Schouler and a long list of others to success over her 25-year tenure at Vogue, following her advice might give you a good chance of following suit. Here’s what we learned: "I do think there is a tradition in England, that you can do anything with nothing,” Wintour noted. “Go get a job,” Wintour stated in no uncertain terms. "Please listen to me when I say: an interesting creative presentation is just as effective as a fashion show," Wintour pleaded. Watch Anna Wintour in The September Issue below:
Top 10 Art Magazines - Updated List and Reviews It’s hard to beat the feeling of sitting down with a nice cup of coffee and the latest issue of your favorite art magazine. And even though most publications have transitioned online, there are still a number of great art magazines that maintain a print edition. Below, we’ve gathered our favorites (both on and offline versions) into a handy list of links. Check out our valuable list of the Top 10 Art Magazines right here: Blouin Art+Auction: Blouin Art+Auction is the well-known global source for news, information, and expert commentary on art, artists, and the business and pleasure of making, buying, and understanding art. Similar to their online site, you’ll find vital news and developments from galleries, auction houses, and museums. SUBSCRIBE TODAY (Best subscription package on Amazon): BLOUIN ART+AUCTION Juxtapoz: Juxtapoze magazine does a good job of both helping to define and celebrate urban alternative and underground contemporary art. SUBSCRIBE TODAY (Best rates on Amazon): ARTLTD
Works between 2003 and 2012 | Tjalf Sparnaay Tjalf Sparnaay Oilpaintings Home News Press Works Biography Books Video Limited editions Artdealers Contact Works An illustrative and humorous look at female sexuality London-based illustrator Polly Nor pays homage to the 21st century girl – her feats and flaws included. From relationship mishaps to weekend regrets, she offers a droll and candid expression of female sexuality that’s a welcome detour from the tedious image of objectified women, promulgated through mainstream media and pornography. “I am questioning the ubiquitous male vision (of women),” she tells us, offering instead an “alternative view on sexuality, relationships and emotions from a modern-day female perspective.” Taking inspiration from “funny texts, angry tweets, memes and selfies”, as much as typical “girl chat”, her illustrations often begin with a “line of dialogue or image in mind” before putting pen to paper. Unlike writing, though, for this Loughborough graduate, “illustration is the easiest and most natural way” to broach her subject:
Is Fashion Education Selling a False Dream? | Education, Education Report 201... LONDON, United Kingdom — The fashion education sector is booming. As the scale and scope of the industry has grown over the last decade, and social media has opened up a once secretive business to the masses, the appeal of fashion as a career opportunity has grown with it, leading more and more young people to pursue fashion education. “Fashion education has grown enormously in scale compared to ten years ago,” says Sara Kozlowski, Director of Education and Professional Development at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). “In some cases institutions have experienced enrollment increases tripling student populations.” In the United Kingdom, there are more than 30 colleges and universities now offering fashion degree courses, with thousands of fashion design graduates each year. So, how to navigate this increasingly complex fashion education landscape? Students were particularly complimentary about their teachers. Institut Français de la Mode, Paris, France | Source: Courtesy
Sam Gilliam: a life beyond the frame Sam Gilliam pictured in San Francisco in 1973 Photo: Art Fresh / Courtesy San Francisco Chronicle / 2018. ProLitteris, Zurich. “I’ve always listened to everyone, from Coltrane to Beyoncé, but not always while I work,” says Sam Gilliam during the installation of works for his show at the Kunstmuseum Basel (until 30 September), which focuses on the period from 1967 to 1973. This is the 84-year-old US lyrical abstractionist’s first major European exhibition. Although “the relation between music and my work isn’t so direct, the structure of jazz is important”, Gilliam says. The African-American artist embodied the late 1960s jazz ethos in pushing his medium to its limits, creating experimental abstract works just like his musical heroes. He went a step further when he started his Drape series in 1968. Sam Gilliam's Rondo (1971) Photo: Lee Thompson. His works from this period are often political—a reflection of the turbulent times in which they were made. Gilliam at Unlimited
Star Wars fine art goes on show in Manchester May the Fouth has become an unofficial day of celebration for Star Wars fans. So it makes sense for a collection of art related to the George Lucas series to go on show today. Manchester's Generation Gallery is hosting an event featuring the official Star Wars fine art collection, running until May 25. It is 35 years since Luke Skywalker and friends hit our screens but these portraits of the more alien characters from the series look like they come from even further back in time. Gallery manager Robert Marks said: "Lucasfilm are shaking things up, working with a new breed of retro artists to create pieces of illustrative art that I think will really surprise fans. "The studio are releasing a collection of Victorian inspired portraits featuring the Star Wars characters, these pieces especially, are a good example of how daring this artwork is." The collection also includes work by John Alvin, the cinematic artist who created posters for more than 130 films, including ET and Blade Runner.