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Av Lars Vilks - 17 juni 2009 18:29

Att Poomtangon, (Born 1973 Bangkok, Thailand) Lives and works in Frankfurt am Main and Chiangmai, Thailand , studied Visual Arts at the University Chiangmai in Thailand, and received 2006 the DAAD Award (the Award of the German Academic Exchange Service). The Nassauischer Kunstverein presented his work in a solo show 2008. He is a master student of Tobias Rehberger in Städelschule Frankfurt. He participates in the main exhibition at the Venice Biennial 2009 in the group Plantattion. The Portikus in Frankfurt will grant him a solo show from July 25 until September 13, 2009.  

In the Ladonia Biennial Att Poomtangon has made the installation Low Carbon Sculpture

Picture of Low Carbon Sculpture here

Av Lars Vilks - 15 juni 2009 22:09

Michelangelo Pistoletto (b. 1933 in Italy) is a painter, action and object artist, and art theorist. Pistoletto is acknowledged as one of the main representatives of the Italian Arte Povera. He started to work with mirrors in 1962. His work mainly deals with the subject matter of reflection and the unification of art and everyday life. He has established the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto (1996) and has been advocating the fusion of wide-ranging fields such as politics, economics, science, industry, education, or sociology with art. Pistoletto is considered one of the most influential artists of the late 20th century.

For the Ladonia Biennial Pistoletto has made a video project: Behind the Mirror

Av Lars Vilks - 13 juni 2009 21:42

Gonkar Gyatso was born in 1961 in Lhasa, Tibet. He graduated from the Fine Art Department of the Central Institute of Nationalities, Beijing and from the Chelsea Art & Design College, London. He is the Co-Founder of "The Sweet Tea House Artists Association". Gyatso has exhibited his works in Dharamsala, New Dehli, London, Helsinki, Washington, Lyon, Durban, Zurich and in the Venice Biennial 2009. Gonkar Gyatso is living in London and is a visiting teacher at the London Institute.

In the Ladonia Biennial Gonkar Gyatso has made the installation Buddha@Tibet.ti

Picture in New Herald.

Av Lars Vilks - 12 juni 2009 21:49

Cerith Wyn Evans (b. 1958, Wales) began his career as a video and filmmaker, initially assisting Derek Jarman, and then making short, experimental films during the 1980s. Since the 1990s, his work could be characterised by its focus on language and perception, as well as its precise, conceptual clarity that is often developed out of the context of the exhibition site or its history. For Wyn Evans, installations should work like a catalyst: a reservoir of possible meanings that can unravel many discursive journeys. Moreover, his work has a highly refined aesthetic that is often informed by the his deep interest in film history and literature. He has participated in numerous exhibitions: Venice Biennale (1995, 2003, 2009), 9th International Istanbul Biennial (2005) and Documenta 11 (2002) 

Florian Hecker (b. 1975, Germany) Hecker has been working with computer music, independently and in collaboration with other artists such as Angela Bulloch, Russell Haswell, Carsten Höller, Florian Pumhösl, Peter Rehberg, Marcus Schmickler, Yasunao Tone since 1996. Hecker’s works emphasize the connection of most recent as well as historic developments in computer music, hard- and software. Often working closely together with software engineers and scientists, his recent productions incorporate psycho-acoustic effects disorientating the listener’s spatial perception in live presentations and studio works. His full length solo recording, Sun Pandämonium, received the Award of Distinction at the Prix Ars Electronica 2003. 

In the biennial Cerith Wyn Evans and Florian Hecker are performing their opera No Night No Day For The Singer.

Av Lars Vilks - 10 juni 2009 13:22

Ulla von Brandenburg (b. 1974, Germany). Her works, which range from films and performance "singplays" to abstract paper cut-outs, are derived from the pre-cinematic art forms and popular pursuits of the 19th century, including theatre and tableaux vivants, magic shows and circuses – themes that straddle reality and artifice. 

In her films, live models are carefully posed and lit in compositions that are reminiscent of either a painting or a photograph (quite often with specific art historical or theatrical references for the individual poses and the mise en scène). Her works on paper and wall drawings similarly feature attitudes, details, and references to historical source material taken from these two disciplines.

 Her contribution to Ladonia Biennial is Vilja World Making a video performance starring Daniel Birnbaum and Tobias Rehberger.

Av Lars Vilks - 2 juni 2009 22:10

Elena Elagina (b.1949, Russia) and Igor Makarevich (b. 1943, Georgia, USSR) have been described recently as the soul of Moscow Conceptualism. But beyond that the two artists have developed a immense body of work. Moving from a naive artistic position – meaning a simple dialectial relation of the artist on one hand and the work / creation on the other – to a complex phenomenological position. They make the spectators point central to their work and move simultaneously as artistic subjects "inside" the body of their creations. This means they themselves become representations inside their own symbolic field. 

Their work responds to contemporary Russian life and culture, which they believe corrodes individual identity and seeks to efface nonconformist art. Their work is all about destroying myths - public, personal and aesthetic ones. Their art often takes the form of multifaceted constructions, such as installations or collages. 

Their work in the Biennial is the installation The Russian Idea in three pieces Soil, Arhitekton, Black Bread (2008). Picture here.
Av Lars Vilks - 1 juni 2009 20:40

Thomas Bayrle well-known Frankfurt artist (born in 1937) and prominent representative of German art taught at the Academy of Fine Arts, Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main from 1975 to 2002.

 Like Andy Warhol, Bayrle also examined the phenomenon of the "masses" in the 1960s in his drawings, photocopy collages and film animation sequences, examining the idea of generating "superstructures" through geometric patterns of images with a variety of techniques and materials. Bayrle has characterised his work method as follows: "My view of society is flat - horizontal - (electric) field / fabric / network.

The vertical elements are plucked from the surface, like hay grass in a meadow."

 For the biennial Thomas Bayrle has produced Wallpaper For Human Beings. This wallpaper is free and can be carried round by the visitor. Photo in New Herald.
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