January 29, 2007

NEW | Slart

Art Magazine in Second Life
Source: ArtNet

Richard Minsky, an artist and founder of the Center for Book Arts in New York City, is launching the first magazine dedicated exclusively to the art scene in the burgeoning online universe of Second Life. Dubbed Slart -- as in Second Life Art -- the publication is designed to bring "real world art issues" into the virtual sphere, and to make sense of an imaginary art scene that already involves some 100 online galleries. Among the articles on tap for the premiere issue are "Will virtual artworks appreciate in value?" and "Is all virtual art illustration?"



January 19, 2007

MAGAZINE | Rouge, Issue 10

issue 10 (January 2007)
Contributor: Adrian Martin, Rouge Co-Editor

There is a ‘Japanese connection’ running through the new issue of the Melbourne-based, independently produced film/arts magazine ROUGE, which was recently described by the CHICAGO READER as "the best film magazine going that's exclusively online ... far and away the most international of film magazines in English ... attentive to what's going on in movies around the planet."

Young Japanese critic Kiyoaki Okubo writes about the reception of Mikio Naruse in USA in the ‘30s – and about a surprising link to American director John Ford. Japan’s greatest Ford scholar, Shigehiko Hasumi, writes about Portugal’s Pedro Costa. Costa himself speaks of his Masters – Eastern and Western – in a lecture delivered in Tokyo. And the workers at a Japanese multiplex figure in Selina Ou’s striking photograph, recently exhibited at the Sophie Gannon Gallery …

Costa returns in another thread: Miguel Mariás’ moving visual tribute to the recently deceased radical filmmaker Danièle Huillet. Also in the issue: Yvette Bíró on the Sarajevan film Grabavica; archivist Paolo Cherchi Usai on his foray into filmmaking, Passio (premiering in February at the Adelaide Film Festival); Julia Vassilieva on the remarkable recent Russian film 4; Adrian Martin on Terrence Malick; Ivone Marguiles on the ‘chambre Chantal Akerman’; Jonathan Rosenbaum on Indian director Ritwik Ghatak; Mark Rappaport on hidden details and relations in Sunset Boulevard; Nicole Brenez on the rediscovered British experimentalist/documentarian/scene-maker Peter Whitehead; and a jaunty introduction to the singular voice of Libération movie columnist Louis Skorecki … plus, in the RougeRouge close analysis section, Alain Masson from the long-running French magazine Positif on architecture, décor and space in Singin’ in the Rain.

All back issues of Rouge (co-edited by Helen Bandis, Adrian Martin & Grant McDonald) can be perused, free of charge, on-line.


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January 18, 2007


Books, conversations, meetings and debates about contemporary art
Bologna, 26 – 29 January 2007

For the community of modern and contemporary art experts and enthusiasts that visit ARTEFIERA ART FIRST each year, the numerous appointments in the programme are a pleasant tradition as well as a unique opportunity to exchange views with leading figures in the art world. ARTEFIERA ART FIRST 2007 will focus on books and conversations about contemporary art and will address topical themes and problems of contemporary art with the contribution of key international players.

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January 11, 2007

VIDEO | Vulture on YouTube

A wry look at an Australian arts show in the 1950's called Vulture.

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Also have a look at the parody of the Movie Show about early cinema.

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