KASMIN GALLERY, NEW YORK
Kasmin Gallery has developed a program in which the work of historic Modernist and Post-War artists is in constant dialogue with that of mid-career and established contemporary artists. The gallery currently represents the estates of Constantin Brancusi, William N. Copley, Max Ernst, Simon Hantaï, Lee Krasner and Robert Motherwell. Further to this, it represents significant contemporary artists such as Walton Ford, Robert Indiana, Ivan Navarro, and Roxy Paine. The gallery participates in numerous art fairs every year such as Art Basel Miami, Art Basel Hong Kong, ADAA, Frieze New York and TEFAF. The gallery currently has three locations in Chelsea.
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AFTER & AGAIN
After & Again is a contemporary art platform celebrating the craftsmanship of textiles. It merges art, design, and fashion in a new unexpected way, by giving contemporary artists the opportunity to express their artistic vision using high quality textiles. In collaboration with the artists, After & Again sources textiles from all over the globe to create limited edition collections that are then unveiled in site-specific immersive art installations. After & Again’s editions and installations explore materials, processes, and the craftsmanship of objects in our culture today.
The alamak! project was established to give a platform to emerging creative talent in Asia and explore the work of Asian artists and designers as a driving force behind future art and design movements. Taking its name from the word alamak – a common expression to exclaim surprise in daily conversation throughout South East Asia and Japan, the alamak! Project was created with the intention to provoke an appraisal of contemporary creativity in the region. Founded by Yoichi Nakamuta – renowned in South East Asia and Japan for many design initiatives, the alamak! Project aims to tour the World with a series of events and exhibitions to illustrate and give rise to these creative undercurrents driving art and design in Asia.
DIRIMART GALLERY, ISTANBUL
Dirimart, founded in 2002 is one of the leading forces in the Turkish art community -in both commercial and intellectual terms. It has been instrumental in strengthening Istanbul's role in the global art scene by cultivating long lasting relationships with prominent international artists and galleries. It has also been playing an active role in the development of a new generation of young Turkish collectors.
Dirimart is preparing to open its second space, which will be the largest commercial art space of the country, in Istanbul, on April 29th in Dolapdere region, the up and coming art hub of the city, next to the Koc Museum to be opened in 2017.
FENTRESS ARCHITECTS, UNITED STATES
Fentress Architects is an international design firm with studios in Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Washington, D.C.; London, U.K.; and Shanghai, China. Fentress Architects ranks among the Top Green Design Firms in the U.S. and has been pioneering sustainable design since the early 1990s — creating the world’s largest day lit structure and the largest LEED Gold building (which later achieved LEED EB Platinum) in its era. The majority of the firm’s licensed architects are LEED Accredited Professionals. As a testament to the firm’s solution-driven and creative design approach, projects designed by Fentress have been honored with over 500 awards for innovation and excellence.
NSU ART MUSEUM, FORT LAUDERDALE
Founded in 1958, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is a premier destination for exhibitions and programs that encompass all facets of civilization’s visual history. The museum is located midway between Miami and Palm Beach in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. Its distinctive modernist building, which opened in 1986, was designed by renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and is a dynamic cultural hub in Fort Lauderdale’s Arts and Entertainment District. In 2008, the museum became part of Nova Southeastern University, one of the largest private research universities.
Jorge Palacios’ sculptural works have been shown in public spaces in emblematic places such as SoHo in New York, where it was selected by Artnet as one of the ten most interesting public art works to see in Manhattan; in front of the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid; at the Floridablanca Sculpture Gardens, the Sun Gate, the Bisagra Gate and the Santa Cruz Museum, as part of his exhibition of urban sculptures in the streets of Toledo; and most recently in the “Torres de Colón” building in Madrid.
REDDYMADE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, NEW YORK
A leader in today’s global design culture, Reddymade Architecture and Design was founded by Suchi Reddy in 2002. Since its inception the firm has been lauded for its formal experimentation, its imaginative use of color and passion for innovative materials. Along with widely-praised commissions in New York – Reddymade’s headquarters – the firm’s projects extend from Los Angeles and Miami to Chennai, India, the architect’s birthplace.
Knibb Design reimagines distinctions between contemporary art, architecture, and landscape by redefining traditional understandings of outdoor and indoor space. Knibb Design’s range of landscape, architectural, and interior projects all incorporate our philosophy of creating a sense of place: a well-designed and integrated package of fantasy, drama, and creature comfort delivered on time and within budget. Each Knibb Design project is the result of a unique and sensitive response to location, architecture, and client vision.
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS HELSINKI, RESEARCH PAVILION, 57TH VENICE BIENNALE
The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) was launched in 2013 upon the merging
of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy Helsinki. Uniarts Helsinki participated in the Research Pavilion: The Utopia of Access, in the context of the 57th Venice Biennale. The pavilion hosted three international art exhibitions and 50 multidisciplinary Camino Events that explored the overarching theme of open accessibility. Taking inspiration from an EU edict proposing open access to publicly funded research, The Utopia of Access analyzed the implications of liberal policies on artistic practice. The three exhibitions and the Camino Events examined the limits and consequences of open access in the arts, education, research, and politics.
VON CHRISTIERSON COLLECTION: WITHOUT MASKS | CONTEMPORARY AFRO-CUBAN ART, LONDON
The Collection was started in 2007 by Chris von Christierson, a South African business man resident in the UK, in collaboration with Orlando Hernandez, its Cuban curator, and the Watch Hill Foundation, a UK registered charity of the von Christierson Family. The prime objective of the Collection is to educate on the strong cultural ties between Africa and Cuba and to expose the realities of this connection that are so richly portrayed in Afro-Cuban art. The Collection is intended for exhibition internationally as a contribution towards bridging cultural differences, exposing truths and promoting tolerance through honest expression and understanding.
WOHA ARCHITECTS, SINGAPORE
In 1994, architects Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell founded Singapore-based WOHA. As one of Southeast Asia’s preeminent architectural offices, WOHA integrates environmental and social principles at every stage of the design process. They were recently awarded the Urban Habitat Award (2015) by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the RIBA Lubetkin Prize (2011). Wong graduated with Honors from the National University of Singapore in 1989. In
2015, he was appointed Professor in Practice at the National University of Singapore. Hassell graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1989, and was awarded a Master of Architecture degree from the RMIT University, Melbourne in 2002. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia. Both have been heavily involved in urban and civic affairs in Singapore, serving as board members on Design Advisory Panels for major developments throughout Singapore.