Friday, October 27, 2006

Now on sale Circa

The autumn issue of Ireland´s leading magazine for contemporary visual art is now on sale. The 112 full-colour pages include news, feature articles, reviews, projects, a host of images, and advertising from Ireland´s main art spaces.

Feature articles
Circa: around, about and very much still there Anne Carlisle | Splish splash: Baths-time fun Brian Kennedy | An interview with Grant Kester Tim Stott | On sound Mark Garry |

Belfast Maurice Doherty Slavka Sverakova | Barcelona Mike Nelson: After Kerouac Sin�ad Halkett | Cinemas nationwide United 93 Aileen Blaney | Cork Linda Quinlan: It�s good that life has many circles Sheila Dickinson | Work [w3:k]: Aspects of work in art from 1970 to the present Fergal Gaynor | Dublin Conor Kelly: Aerophone Fr�d�ric Bonnet | Brendan Earley: Towards a large white building Gemma Tipton | Arno Kramer: Over the shadows Marianne O�Kane | Sarah Pierce: The meaning of greatness Tim Stott | Better than the real thing? Paul O�Brien | Samuel Beckett: A passion for painting Judith Wilkinson | Kilkenny David Sandlin: Wonderfool world Ruth Devine | Limerick Fresh, re-imagining the collection Karen Normoyle | London Daniel Figgis: Doppler Isobel Harbison | Ellen Gallagher: Salt eaters Cherry Smyth | New York Caroline McCarthy: Grand detour: Vedute and other curious observations off the grand route Joseph R. Wolin | AngloMania: Tradition and transgression in British fashion Tim Maul | Newtownards Angela Darby and Robert Peters: The rumour mill Karl Harron | Sligo Patti Smith Jason McCaffrey |

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Also available for online purchase: Space: Architecture for Art, a Circa book on the theory and practice of art spaces; it includes a comprehensive directory to visual-arts spaces throughout the island of Ireland. More information at

Buy or subscribe to Circa Art Magazine at (you can also buy gift subscriptions and PDFs here).

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Singapore Biennale 2006 until 12.11.

The Singapore Biennale 2006 (SB2006), Singapore's inaugural international biennale of contemporary art, is open until 12.11.2006. This major international contemporary art exhibition will feature more than 95 artists and artists collectives from over 38 countries and regions including Singapore.

SB2006 highlights Singapore's prominence as an international visual arts hub, not only providing new opportunities for Singapore artists, curators and arts businesses, but also as a key enabler of exchange and collaborations for the global arts community. The presence of SB2006 is also a significant opportunity for the Singaporean public to develop a stronger relationship with contemporary art.

As the anchor cultural event for Singapore 2006: Global City. World of Opportunities, SB2006 provides the platform for the presentation of international art in dialogue with Singapore and Asia. Singapore 2006 is the umbrella event where Singapore will play host to the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

ArtReview unveils its annual Power 100 -- digitally

The ArtReview Power 100 appears in the November edition of the magazine which is now available digitally with the launch of ArtReview Digital. ArtReview Power 100 November issue is now available on newsstands worldwide. Subscribe visit

Friday, October 13, 2006

FIAC 2006 : 33rd EDITION 26.-30.10 Paris

As from 2006 Fiac will permanently relocate to the heart of Paris. Two main venues, both of incomparable prestige, will house Fiac: the Louvre and the Grand Palais. Numerous synergies with the city of Paris, in resonance with its urban environment and cultural venues, will be developed (exterior projects, associated events…).
This configuration underlines Fiac’s ambition to durably found its identity on the criteria of prestige, selectivity, innovation and centrality.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

2nd Pictoplasma Conference 2006 11.-14.10 Berlin

2nd Pictoplasma Conference 2006 on contemporary character design and art For the first time ever, in 2004, the pictoplasma conference brought together a disparate community of over 500 international character creators and producers from the worlds of illustration, animation, design, street and fine art. This year, once more, the main focus will be less on distinctions of format, style or technique, than on the exploration of common territory. The lively exchange between the various disciplines highlights the importance of characters in contemporary visual culture. From October 11th to 14th, pictoplasma invites international characters creators, producers and fans to come together and celebrate the diversity of character design...

Friday, October 06, 2006

Scope London 12.-15.10.

Scope London returns for its third year as a booth fair to challenging passive viewing with 60 of the most significant emerging art galleries from across the globe, including Berlin, China, Mexico City, Japan, Iceland, Poland, USA and Canada.
Scope is proud to announce its move to the ground floor of the well-known Truman Brewery, 91 Old Brick Lane. Scope's 25,000 square feet of prime location in the heart of London's burgeoning contemporary art scene, the East End, is steps away from Hoxton Square, White Cube, and London's best emerging galleries.

As well as exposing visitors to a real-time international survey of the contemporary art world available nowhere else, Scope London will feature its award-winning video and film program, The Perpetual Art Machine. Presenting more than 600 videos by over 400 emerging and established artists from 60 countries, [PAM] allows the visitor to become part of the curatorial process.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Turner Prize 2006

This exhibition presents recent and new work by the four shortlisted artists: Tomma Abts, Phil Collins, Mark Titchner and Rebecca Warren.
With the support of Gordon's ® gin this year's prize fund is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists. The Prize, established in 1984, is awarded to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding 9 May 2006. It is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art and is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe.

Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at Tate Britain beginning on 3 October 2006. The winner will be announced at Tate Britain on 4 December during a live broadcast by Channel 4.

The members of the Turner Prize 2006 jury are:
Lynn Barber, writer, The Observer
Margot Heller, Director, South London Gallery
Matthew Higgs, Director and Chief Curator, White Columns, New York
Andrew Renton, writer and Director of Curating, Goldsmiths College
Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate and Chairman of the Jury

The Turner Prize 2006 is supported by the makers of Gordon's gin, who this year are extending the sponsorship by supporting Late at Tate Britain. Late at Tate Britain is the series of free events held on the first Friday of each month providing the perfect opportunity to explore art after hours, allowing visitors to enjoy exhibitions, performances, music, talks and films.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

A brand new contemporary art fair celebrates its first edition in October 2006 in Paris.

The SLICK organizers – Cecile Griesmar, Johan Tamer-Morael and Aude de Bourbon Parme – selected 20 international contemporary art galleries, which will take possession of la Bellivoise from October 27th to the 30th 2006 (preview on the 26th), according to two criterions : their insatiable desire for discovering new talented artists with their dynamic and passionate state of mind.

This fair takes advantage of the Parisian artistic scene’s turmoil on the occasion of FIAC and the international recognition of its sponsoring comity and its members – Caroline Bourgeois, Henry-Claude Cousseau, Alain Fleischer, Louis Nègre and Sonia Rykiel – in order to reveal these talent finder galleries and to put forward Paris’ vim in terms of contemporary art.
SLICK, a commercial and easy going fair, is an opportunity for the public to discover artists that have rarely or never participated to an exhibition, at still affordable prices, as well as to meet enthusiastic and relevant gallerists. Gallerists, editors, organizers and artists work together to offer an original, astonishing and friendly FIAC’s off.

SLICK 01 IN 2006

Cecile Griesmar and Johan Tamer-Morael, two young parisian gallerists and a journalist, Aude de Bourbon Parme, decided to set up SLICK this year, when FIAC newly establishes itself in the center of Paris. SLICK is meant to be fathomed as a discovering and meeting place, hand in hand with FIAC. It is also, for the introduced galleries and their artists, a springboard to FIAC as well as a visibility space.