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"Reconcilable Differences: Curated by Luis Formaiano and Alison A. Raimes"
2003-04-02 until 2003-04-27
UK United Kingdom
This exhibition is the first for Artlives, which has 42 members from 20 different countries
who meet daily in an online arts discussion forum on
the Internet. The exhibition will include works by
33 artists from 16 different countries.
An opening will be held April 6 where artists from Argentina, Georgia, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan, USA, UK,
Belgium and Germany will be present.
The history of Modern art has been the narrowing of
horizons towards the individual viewpoint. Try to
think about a chain of individuals, posting
messages, and trying to be understood either by words
or by artistic work. This is ARTLIVES... Clara
Artists include several with Portfolios at absolutearts.com:
Alex Berdysheff, Georgia
Sheng Kai Chou, Taiwan
Elio Copetti, Italy
Luis Formaiano, Argentina
Lorena Guzman, Argentina
Ng Joon Kiat,
Lauri Levanto, Finland
Gillian McIver, UK
Emilio Merlina (absolutearts.com Premiere Portfolio Artist), Italy
S Mosher, USA
Michiel Otten (absolutearts.com Premiere Portfolio Artist), Netherlands
Alison A Raimes, UK
Stephen Rowley, UK
William Steinhurst, USA
Sam Stork, UK
Rudi Studer, Germany
Jules A Sykes, UK
Sally Temple, UK
Els van Asten, Netherlands
Kiki van der Heiden,
Colleen AF Venable (absolutearts.com Premiere Portfolio Artist), USA
Clive Watts, Scotland
Show dedicated to Peter Heller (1929 - 2002).
In modern society of today, globalisation seems to be
the keyword. On every possible level we are confronted
with it. Be it political, economical or social
globalisation, the word seems to be omnipresent.
In his inauguration speech as new director of the Tate
Modern in London, Vicente Todoli even coins what seems
to be some sort of aesthetical globalisation. He
observes that internationalism is an important
artistic impulse and states that:Globalisation is the
essential spirit of art.
Todays extreme focus on the process of globalisation
generates the impression that we only need to dispose
of the differences that divide us all for the world to
be a better and more harmonious place. Uniformity
prevents or effaces every possible argument so that
peace and understanding can finally prevail!
There is, however, an alternative. Globalisation might
settle all differences but it simultaneously radicates
everything that constitutes us as human beings.
Uniformity opposes a radical contrast to individuality
and leaves therefore no room for identity. The
alternative is the dialogue. The dialogue depends on
differences, it grows and thrives on it.
It is precisely the things that set us apart that
constitute the very essence of the dialogue, it is
here its strength lies. Artlives is a dialogue, a
place where different people from different countries
with different backgrounds come with different points
of view on different subjects. The only things we have
in common are an interest in contemporary art, a
willingness to talk and, finally, the ability to
listen. This is the alternative, this is the dialogue
and this is Artlives.
Carlo Geers, Sweden
Colleen Af Venable
Brilliant Use Of Blue
28 x 11 inches
Colleen Af Venable is a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com. View her work at absolutearts.com/portfolios/l/leeny.