IKONA PHOTO GALLERY was founded and directed by Ziva Kraus in 1979.
IKONA was the first gallery in Italy to exhibit such great names:
Berenice ABBOTT, Gisèle FREUND, Lisette MODEL, Rosalind SOLOMON, Carlo NAYA, Paolo MONTI, Franco FONTANA, William KLEIN, Robert DOISNEAU, Helmut NEWTON, Helen LEVITT, Antonio and Felice BEATO, Barbara MORGAN, Adolphe de MEYER.
A new urban event in dates 9.-13.11.2010 in Helsinki, the emphasis of which is in socially engaged and communal art. The event introduces and gathers together local artists and guests from abroad, in whose work characteristic is societal action and engagement. The event included a seminar dealing with art education and knowledge production in art.More Information
Date: 18/11/2010 until 28/11/2010
Location: Gallery KiBela, Maribor – Slovenia
Organisers / Producers: ACE KIBLA
Kibla has gradually transformed one of its oldest festivals from a purely technological festival into a festival of arts and education domain. Transforming Kiblix festival will continue and we intend to establish it into one of the most relevant arts festivals in following years, based on open source solutions, and place it on the European and global map. Open Source for the visitors, campaigns, performances and installations, interactive events, robots, software art, art hardware, wireless systems, security and control are just some of the backgrounds of art, which raises the issues of human freedom, freedom of speech and expression, free flow of information and knowledge, free exchange of data and is searching for answers instead of all those who are closing their systems and are locking themselves in digital fortress, under the disguise of copyright protection – and in such different environments and ways – limiting all mentioned above, in most of most cases, banal reasons to earn more profit, but often from sheer desire to control and manipulate society by the masses.More Information
After completion of evaluation of all received applications for RESET residency in the frame of X-OP project (eXchange of cultural Operators and Producers) CIANT can note that has received 13 proposals from 12 different countries. CIANT team is very pleased by this highly international interest in CIANT’s activities and creative environment; however, unfortunately it is possible to grant only one of them.More Information
Vladan Jeremic (Serbia) X-OP Artist- in-Residence for November month in collaboration with HIAP – Helsinki International Artist-in-residency Programme in Suomenlinna Island. Jeremic held the Under the Bridge Helsinki-workshop for the X-OP study group.
Group Bouillon was founded on 2008. There are six members in the group: Koka kitiashvili,Temo Kartlelishvili, Zura Kikvadze, Natuka Vacadze, Katia Kecbaia, Lado KharTishvili. Together the group produces performances, actions and artistic interventions in public space, as well as focusing on activities on investigation of the space and adaptation of artwork to non-artistic space. They made series of apartment exhibitions using private space for performance, happenings and installations. In these series of soviet apartment exhibitions where private space played role of the gallery for presenting artworks refused by the political regime, Bouillon group’s use of private space underlines the artistic importance of non-artistic space itself. First they search for space that becomes motivation for their artworks. Therefore the space is a like construction for artwork.Ideas in the group of artists are generated together and then the work gets its final form.More Information
The installation Cuts and Creeds brings together two sides of a virulent phenomenon in our times: the Muslim suicide-bomber and the western gunmen running amok. On both sides most of them are young, male – and full of hate. And they come from the midst of our society.More Information