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"Arad Biennale to Open Today"
2005-05-20 until 2005-05-29
Arad International Biennale of Contemporary Arts
Arad, , RO Romania

The First Biennial of Contemporary Art will be inaugurated Friday May 20, 2005 in the city of Arad, Romania, with the presence of almost 300 artists from different parts of the world and the exhibition of their work. "The Artistic Committee will be exhibiting with the artists from their country. An additional exhibition was held of our artwork at the Museum of Fine Arts in Arad last October, which was quite an honor," states Sandra Bray of Canada. Mexican artist Laura Castanedo considers that the main intention of this event is to provide a space and the conditions for the generation of many proposals and the true exchange of ideas in favor of art.

The Arad Biennale 2005’s web page (www.aradbiennale.org) is now showing its program of activities, from the gala opening on Friday May 20th, until its closing on Sunday May 29th. Far more than just hanging and exhibiting artwork healthy “discussions between artists” will be held every day from 9:30 in the morning, with one hour of minimum duration at the Arad Joy's Coffee, as part of a relief ritual "to know each others”. Besides the first three days of this first Biennial of Contemporary Art located in a border city of East Europe, three special "varnished" will be given: one in the Museum of Art with regard to "the two Americas"; another one in the Clío Art Gallery about India; and third, in the Delta Gallery, related to the Rumanian art and the artists.

Also, from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th, starting from noon, a consecutive series of conferences on Asian art, African art, American art: north and south, European art and Rumanian art will be held.

The Arad´s Biennale award ceremony will be held at the state theater on the night of Saturday 28th. Three awards will be given in the category of invited artists as well as three others for selected artists. A prize to artistic trajectory will also be granted, together with the award denominated "Arad Trophy", and to the "Vasile Goldis" granted by the Arad West University.

Laura Castanedo, member of the International Committee of the Biennial (and member of the jury), will exhibit part of her new series entitled "Song of myself", of which an individual exhibition will be inaugurated in Holland on June of this year. Castanedo is a very active member through her involvement with absolutearts.com. She promotes her work with a Premiere Portfolio - view her work at: http://www.absolutearts.com/lauracastanedo

Monica Zacharias is also a member of the International Committee of the Biennial (and member of the jury). Zacharias will exhibit some new works that will also be part of a colective  exhibition to be inaugurated in Berlin on June of this year. Monica has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist since 2002. View more of her work at http://www.absolutearts.com/monicazacharias

Maria Angelo from Portugal will be exhibiting 4 pastels - Grito I, Grito II, Grito III, and Silencio e Vida. Angelo has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist since 2002. View more of her work at http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/m/mariaangelo/

Patrick Gysemberg, also known as the "action painter" from Belgium shows recent oil painings. Gysemberg has marketed his art with a Premiere Portfolio since 2003. View more of his art at: http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/m/mylifeisart/

Tirzo Martha from the Netherlands Antilles exhibits his latest installation. Martha has been a Premiere Portfolio Member since 2000, as one of the original artists involved in the Portfolio Services. View more of his works at: http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/t/tirzo/

Reinhardt Soebye from Norway, also an original absolutearts.com Portfolio Member since 2000, will show his portraits which are computer manipulated images. To view more of Soebye's work visit his Premiere Portfolio at: http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/r/reinhardtsoebye/.

Sandra Bray from Ontario, Canada will present her still-life painings. When in Romania, she will be one of the committee members who will judge award selections. Bray is a Free Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com. View more of her art at http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/s/sandrabray/.

Laura Castanedo
Song Of Myself I
76 x 56 cm

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