Monday, May 30, 2011

Gallery Artist Vincenzo Pietropaolo in group exhibition Venice Biennale 2011 Padiglione Italia in the World

"For the first time ever in Toronto, The 54TH International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale 2011 Padiglione Italia In The World.

In honour of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs promoted the Venice Biennale - Padiglione Italia in the World project, directed and curated by Italian art critic Vittorio Sgarbi. On this occasion, the 89 Italian Cultural Institutes in the world will become branches of the Venice Biennale.

This project aims at promoting artists of Italian origin living and working abroad. The director of each Institute submitted a number of local artists of Italian origin to an ad hoc Commission.

The Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to announce that the Toronto artists selected to participate in this project are Tony Calzetta, Vin
cenzo Pietropaolo and Francesca Vivenza."
- Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto


Details:

Venice Biennale 2011 Padiglione Italia in the World
June 4 – November 27, 2011
Istituto Italiano di Cultura (496 Huron St., Toronto)
Monday - Friday from 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Free admission

For more information please visit: www.iicbelgrado.esteri.it/IIC_Toronto/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=559&citta=Toronto

Vincenzo Pietropaolo Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=62

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson Featured in CBC News Article




Sarah Anne Johnson to vie for Sobey Art Award

"Sarah Anne Johnson, the Winnipeg artist who won the $50,000 Grange Prize for photography in 2008, has been named a finalist for the Sobey Art Award.

Johnson, who creates playful images incorporating dolls and other toys, was nominated Wednesday as the Sobey finalist representing the Prairies and the North...." -CBC news (continued)

To view the full article please go to: http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2011/05/18/sobey-art-award.html

Sarah Anne Johnson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=72

Gallery Artist Robert Burley Featured in Barcelona Newspaper La Vanguardia

La Vanguardia is a Barcelona based newspaper. The article entitled "La desaparición de la oscuridadlooks" at the disapperance of darkness and the distruction of buildings such as Kodak factories in North America.

To view article: www.mizien.com/_blog/lavanguardia_desapar.pdf (note: this article is in Spanish)

Robert Burley's Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=20

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May 28, 3:00 PM

MY ARCHITECT: A SON’S JOURNEY

Dir. Nathaniel Kahn ( USA: 2003) 116 min.

A documentary following legendary architect Louis Kahn’s illegitimate son Nathaniel Kahn’s and his five-year world-wide exploration to better understand his deceased father. The film features interviews with redound modern architects and throughout the film Nathaniel Kahn visits all of his father’s buildings including Yale Center for British Art, Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

The film is an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. An IFP Independent Spirit Award nominee for Best Documentary, a Truer than Fiction Award finalist and winner of the Director’s Guild of America’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta in Group Exhibition "Paris-Delhi-Bombay"

I was delighted to attend the opening of PARIS-DELHI-BOMBAY at the George Pompidou last week. I went in support of Sunil Gupta, whose new project entitled “Sun City” was financially supported by my gallery, as well as Vadehra Art Gallery, Sepia Eye and Rudi Leuthold.

Here is a short TV report on the exhibition, which includes a brief interview with Sunil:

http://www.tv5.org/cms/chaine-francophone/info/Les-dossiers-de-la-redaction/video-redac-web/p-16599-Exposition-au-Centre-Pompidou-Paris-Delhi-Bombay-.htm

If in Paris, you should definitely check out this large exhibition.

Yours,

Stephen

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

May 28, 3:00 PM

MY ARCHITECT: A SON’S JOURNEY

Dir. Nathaniel Kahn ( USA: 2003) 116 min.

A documentary following legendary architect Louis Kahn’s illegitimate son Nathaniel Kahn’s and his five-year world-wide exploration to better understand his deceased father. The film features interviews with redound modern architects and throughout the film Nathaniel Kahn visits all of his father’s buildings including Yale Center for British Art, Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

The film is an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. An IFP Independent Spirit Award nominee for Best Documentary, a Truer than Fiction Award finalist and winner of the Director’s Guild of America’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson Shortlisted For 2011 Sobey Art Award

This week the shortlist for 2011 Sobey Art Award was announced.

Atlantic: Zeke Moores
Québec: Manon De Pauw
Ontario: Christian Giroux and Daniel Young
Prairies and the North: Sarah Anne Johnson
West Coast: Charles Stankievech

Selected work by the shortlisted artists will be featured in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. This will be on view from September 17, 2011 to January 8, 2012. The winner will be announced the Gala event at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on October 13, 2011.

For more information please visit: www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/en/sobeyartaward/default.aspx

Sarah Anne Johnson's Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=72

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

May 21, 3:00 PM

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

Dir. James Ivory (UK: 1985) 117 min.

This film is an adaptation of the 1908 novel with the same name by E. M. Forster. The central character Miss Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter) is a young English woman visiting Italy. She is accompanied by her older cousin and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett (Maggie Smith.) While on vacation the women meet Mr. Emerson (Denholm Elliott) and his son George Emerson (Julian Sands.) Although the Emerson’s are from England they are very different from Lucy and her cousin. Soon Lucy and George develop feelings for each other. Although Lucy has these feelings, she has a romantic interest in England, Cecil, (played by Daniel Day-Lewis.) Once her holiday is over and Lucy returns to England she tries to forget about her encounters with George, but finds reminders of him everywhere.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Robert Giard's Photograph Included in the New York Public Library's 100th Anniversary


New York Times article mentions the photograph by Robert Giard of gay and lesbian writers that has been included in the New York Public Library's 100th anniversary exhibition.

To view full article: www.nytimes.com/2011/05/18/arts/celebrating-100-years-at-the-new-york-public-library-review.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&ref=arts

Robert Giards Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=113

Luc Sante Talk on Robert Frank at the AGO Tonight!


Robert Frank: Both Sides Now


Guest speaker: Luc Sante
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
Tickets: Members $15 / Public $19.50 / Students $12

Jack Kerouac wrote in his introduction to The Americans that Frank “sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film.”' He was right, and that phrase could be adapted to describe his chronicles of Paris and London and South America as well. And yet the images, tragic as they are, nevertheless manage to be exhilarating. How can this be?

Luc Sante was born in Belgium and moved to New York in the early 1960s. He is a writer and cultural critic with a focus on art, film, photography, and the urban landscape. He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College in the Hudson Valley, New York. Luc Sante's books include Folk Photography (2009), Kill All Your Darlings (2007), Walker Evans (2001), The Factory of Facts (1988), Evidence (1992) and Low Life (1991). His essays have appeared in the New York Review of Books and the New York Times Magazine. Sante is the recipient of a Whiting Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Grammy (for album notes).

This talk is generously supported by Penny Rubinoff.

For more information and to buy tickets please visit:
http://www.ago.net/robert-frank-both-sides-now

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

May 21, 3:00 PM

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

Dir. James Ivory (UK: 1985) 117 min.

This film is an adaptation of the 1908 novel with the same name by E. M. Forster. The central character Miss Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter) is a young English woman visiting Italy. She is accompanied by her older cousin and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett (Maggie Smith.) While on vacation the women meet Mr. Emerson (Denholm Elliott) and his son George Emerson (Julian Sands.) Although the Emerson’s are from England they are very different from Lucy and her cousin. Soon Lucy and George develop feelings for each other. Although Lucy has these feelings, she has a romantic interest in England, Cecil, (played by Daniel Day-Lewis.) Once her holiday is over and Lucy returns to England she tries to forget about her encounters with George, but finds reminders of him everywhere.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Reminder! Stephen Bulger Lecture Today!

Stephen Bulger will give an illustrated talk on the invention of photography starting with early experiments by Thomas Wedgewood. This overview will discuss who the key contributors have been, what they photographed and why some photographs have historical significance while others rightly remain in personal photo albums. Included in the presentation will be photographs of Toronto and highlights of the 2011 CONTACT Festival.

Tickets are $12.00 to the general public and $10.00 for Gardiner Members, Seniors and Students.
For tickets, call (416) 586-8080.

The Gardiner Museum is located at 111 Queen's Park, Toronto.

For more information please visit: www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/events/lecture/event/StephenBulger

Monday, May 16, 2011

Article and Film by Gallery Artist Esther Anderson

View the Spring 2011 issue of Fine Art Magazine SunStorm and to read the full article Burnin' With Bob, 1973 (page 64-66) online go to: http://issuu.com/fineartmagazine/docs/spring_2011

Esther Anderson and Gian Godoy have made a documentary film entitled Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend. The film uses footage from the 70's that was lost for over 30 years. The documentary looks at the early stages of Bob Marley's career and the relationship between Marley and Anderson. To view the trailer go to: http://vimeo.com/23599543

Esther Anderson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=116

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Gallery Artist Gabor Szilasi in group exhibition "Family Ties"

In contemporary society, the notion of family incorporates multiple configurations. However, one situation that is relatively unique is a family of visual artists. In this case, not only is the patriarch of the family, Gabor Szilasi, a well-known photographer, and his wife, Doreen Lindsay, an established artist in her own right, but their daughter, Andrea, and her husband, Michael Merrill, are both practicing artists as well.

While art may be part of the "ties" that bind this family, the contrasts in their work attests to the strength of each individual beyond the family unit.

Details:
May 7th - June 19th, 2011
The Stewart Hall Art Gallery ( 451 Boulevard St-Jean, Pointe-Claire, Québec, H9R 3J3 )

For more information please visit: www.ville.pointe-claire.qc.ca/en_1242_index.php

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gallery Artist Jaret Belliveau's Documentary Film "Highway Gospel" Review

DOXA 2011: Downhill Skateboarding Documentary Highway Gospel Takes Crazy Trip

By Jessica Werb

"There are a couple of different routes you can take to becoming a documentary filmmaker. One is to go to film school, make a couple of student flicks, apply for grants, and cross your fingers. Then there’s the Jaret Belliveau method: team up with your high-school best friend, spend your life savings on film equipment, travel and sleep in a Volkswagen camper van for months on end, and start filming.

“It was just a total, like, get up and see what you can do scenario,” recalls the Moncton, New Brunswick–based Belliveau, whose debut film, Highway Gospel, documents the often hilarious subcultures of downhill skateboarding....." - Jessica Werb

To view full article: www.straight.com/article-392130/vancouver/downhill-skateboarding-doc-takes-crazy-trip

Jaret Belliveau Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=102

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

May 14, 3:00pm

FIGURES IN A LANDSCAPE

Dir. Joseph Losey (UK: 1970) 110 min.

This film is based off the book by the same title written by Barry England. The film follows two escaped convicts; MacConnachie (Robert Shaw) and Ansell (Malcolm McDowellas.) As they travel through Latin America on the run a black helicopter follows the men everywhere they go.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Stephen Bulger Lecture at the Gardiner Museum on May 17th

Stephen Bulger will give an illustrated talk on the invention of photography starting with early experiments by Thomas Wedgewood. This overview will discuss who the key contributors have been, what they photographed and why some photographs have historical significance while others rightly remain in personal photo albums. Included in the presentation will be photographs of Toronto and highlights of the 2011 CONTACT Festival.

Tickets are $12.00 to the general public and $10.00 for Gardiner Members, Seniors and Students.
For tickets, call (416) 586-8080.

The Gardiner Museum is located at 111 Queen's Park, Toronto.

For more information please visit: www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/events/lecture/event/StephenBulger

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Gallery Artist Peter Sramek in group exhibition Mise-en-scène: Views of France

Mise-en-scène: Views of France looks at the landscape of France and how artists have interpreted it. This group exhibition includes works by Peter Sramek, James W. Morrice, Christiane Pflug, Albert Marquet and Stephen Shoreand.

Details

Mise-en-scène: Views of France
Art Gallery of Hamilton (123 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario)
April 30 - August 14th, 2011

For more information: www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/ex_current.php

Peter Sramek Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=34

OCADU Photography Thesis Student Show Opening Today!

Students in the Photography Thesis program at OCADU will have an exhibtion at the Drabinsky Gallery, 114 Yorkville Avenue , from Thursday May 12th to Saturday May 28th. The opening reception is May 12th from 6-8 pm. This exhibition is part of Scotiabank contact, Toronto’s annual photography festival.


Details
Cynosure: OCADU Photo Thesis Students
Drabinsky Gallery (114 Yorkville Avenue)
May 12th - 28th

For more information please visit: www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com/events/32

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

May 14, 3:00 PM

FIGURES IN A LANDSCAPE

Dir. Joseph Losey (UK: 1970) 110 min.

This film is based off the book by the same title written by Barry England. The film follows two escaped convicts; MacConnachie (Robert Shaw) and Ansell (Malcolm McDowellas.) As they travel through Latin America on the run a black helicopter follows the men everywhere they go.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Toronto.com article about the new Ryerson Gallery

Ryerson Gallery: An inner-city university dreams big

"The “Edward Burtynsky: Oil” symposia Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7 at Ryerson University looks to be another high point in an already triumphant year for the Toronto photographer, as well as one of the peaks in the Contact photography festival.

Actually, the stakes are higher than all that.

The lectures, discussions and the May 6 screening of Jennifer Baichwal’s Manufactured Landscapes (2006), a look at Burtynsky looking at China, represent one step in Ryerson’s long march to ramp up interest in its Sept. 2012 opening of its $40.9 million Ryerson Gallery and Research Centre, designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects.

It’s also part of the university’s efforts to define itself as “an international centre for dialogue around the image, from the still image to the moving image,” says Doina Popescu, director of the gallery and centre, who for 25 years created all kinds of programming for Toronto’s Goethe-Institut. “Toronto has matured a lot. It’s now time for us."...." - Peter Goddard

To view the full article: www.toronto.com/article/683698

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Conversation between Elliott Erwitt and Misha Erwitt in the New York Times

Elliott Erwitt’s Best Picture? The Next One.
By MISHA ERWITT
May 6, 2011, 11:00 pm

On Tuesday, the Magnum photographer and filmmaker Elliott Erwitt, 82, will receive the Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement from the International Center of Photography, which will exhibit his favorite pictures as “Personal Best,” beginning May 20. For the occasion, he agreed to let his son Misha Erwitt, a photographer himself, present him with a list of questions that family members have long wanted to ask.

To view the article: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/elliott-erwitts-best-picture-the-next-one/

Contact 2011 Photo-a-day: Robert Bourdeau

Gallery Artist Robert Bourdeau was selected for photo of the day.

To see the Toronto Star posting:
http://thestar.blogs.com/untitled/2011/05/contact-2011-photo-a-day-robert-bordeau.html

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Prints released from Josef Hoflehner's Jet Airliner Series

More prints have been released from Josef Hoflehner's Jet Airliner series. For more information please visit his website at www.josefhoflehner.com

Josef Hoflehner Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=122

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

May 7, 3pm

THE QUIET MAN

Dir. John Ford (USA: 1952) 129 min.

Set in Ireland in the 1930’s, The Quiet Man is a film staring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Sean Thornton (John Wayne) is an Irish born American returning to Ireland to reclaim his family’s farm. Once arriving he meets Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O’Hara) and they soon fall in love. Mary lives with her brother Will. Once Sean and Mary get engaged and prepare for the wedding, problems arise with the family. As their relationship grows, the couple struggle to agree on many things and Sean’s secret past as to why he left America is reveled.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Stephen Bulger Gallery mourns the loss of John Max, who died in Montreal on Thursday, May 5th, 2011

"The Station Point" Book Launch Tomorrow!




Please join us for the launch of Robert Bourdeau's new book The Station Point and a reception for Bourdeau's solo exhibition at the gallery. The launch will take place May 7th from 12:00 - 5:00pm.

Robert Bourdeau Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=119

Contact Photography Festival review in BlogTo

This article includes a look at public installations, must-see exhibitions and a top 10 list from festival director Darcy Killeen.


CONTACT Photography Festival 2011

By Elena Potter / April 28, 2011

" The 2011 CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto is gearing up to launch this week, and with it photo madness is about to descend upon the city. Now in its 15th year, the festival has continued to grow even though it has already become the world's largest. Indeed, the scale of the festival and scope of exhibition locations can be overwhelming: this year features more public installations and 37 Featured Exhibitions, though the number of Primary Exhibitions--not-to-be-missed shows that anchor the festival in its theme-- remains more manageable at six. At Wednesday's media preview, however, artist Elle Flanders put it well when describing the thrill of seeing her work (a collaboration with Tamira Sawatzky) at mural size in the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MoCCA) coutryard: "Whoever said bigger isn't better--they lied," she quipped...." continued - blogTO

To view the full aritcle: www.blogto.com/arts/2011/04/contact_photography_festival_2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Watch the AIPAD Panel Discussions Online

View special panel discussions from The AIPAD Photography Show New York, held March 17-20, 2011 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.

The four videos from the show are:

Photography Now: How Artists Are Thinking Today
With Julie Saul, Larry Fink, Shirin Neshat, and Alec Soth

Pictures Into Pages: Photography Book Publishing Now
With Steven Kasher, Eric Himmel, Lesley Martin, Anthony Petrillose, and Gerhard Steidl

New Curators/New Directions
With Rick Wester, Simon Baker, Roxana Marcoci, Britt Salvesen, Brian Wallis, and Matthew S. Witkovsky

The Voice of Experience: Behind the Scenes at AIPAD Galleries
With Jill Arnold, Howard Greenberg, Peter MacGill, Yancey Richardson, and Martin Weinstein

Please view the videos here: www.vimeo.com/album/1575188

AIPAD website: www.aipad.com

Robert Bourdeau: The Station Point

Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition as representative for Robert Bourdeau.

Exhibition Dates: May 5 – June 11, 2011
Reception for the Artist & Book Launch: Saturday, May 7, 12-5pm

"The Station Point" will present a survey of Bourdeau's work in conjunction with the release of a major monograph co-published by the Stephen Bulger Gallery Press and the Magenta Foundation. This exhibition also marks the first time in his career that Bourdeau has shown enlargements of his large format negatives.


Midi-Pyrénées, France, 1991

Bourdeau (b. Kingston, On, 1931) spent several years photographing before being drawn into a deeper understanding of the medium by his discovery of Aperture Magazine. This led to a crucial encounter with Minor White in 1958, and a spiritual, decade-long friendship. The tie with the school that emerged from Camera Work was further enhanced by Bourdeau's friendship with Paul Strand in the late 1960s and 1970s.


Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, 1998

Taken over the past four decades throughout Europe and North America, these large format photographs are of age old landscapes, historical treasures of architecture nestled in the countryside and inactive industrial sites reclaimed by nature. Bourdeau is deeply interested in how certain structures lose their identity and take on other feelings and ambiguities, and at other times become guardians or sentinels of physical and emotional space. He is also fascinated by the dark mysticism of medieval architecture and by brooding landscapes; the exactness of his photography disclosing the hidden geometry of nature.


Costa Rica, 1987

Working with a large-format view camera, Bourdeau favours long exposures. Most of his photographs are contact printed, either from an 11 x 14 inch or an 8 x 10 inch negative, a method that allows for a minimal loss of definition in reproduction. Bourdeau has exhibited internationally since 1967. His work is in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois; University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; The Renaissance Society, Chicago, Illinois; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Quebec; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario.


Luc Sante to Speak at the AGO's "Robert Frank: Both Sides" Exhibition


Robert Frank: Both Sides Now


Guest speaker: Luc Sante
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
Tickets: Members $15 / Public $19.50 / Students $12

Jack Kerouac wrote in his introduction to The Americans that Frank “sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film.”' He was right, and that phrase could be adapted to describe his chronicles of Paris and London and South America as well. And yet the images, tragic as they are, nevertheless manage to be exhilarating. How can this be?

Luc Sante was born in Belgium and moved to New York in the early 1960s. He is a writer and cultural critic with a focus on art, film, photography, and the urban landscape. He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College in the Hudson Valley, New York. Luc Sante's books include Folk Photography (2009), Kill All Your Darlings (2007), Walker Evans (2001), The Factory of Facts (1988), Evidence (1992) and Low Life (1991). His essays have appeared in the New York Review of Books and the New York Times Magazine. Sante is the recipient of a Whiting Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Grammy (for album notes).

This talk is generously supported by Penny Rubinoff.

For more information and to buy tickets please visit:
http://www.ago.net/robert-frank-both-sides-now

Reminder! Edward Burtynsky: Oil - A 2 day Symposium starts tomorrow!

Details:
When: Friday May 6 & Saturday May 7, 2011

Where: Ryerson University, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Room ENG-103, 245 Church St., Toronto

How Much: Free Admission

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

May 7, 3pm

THE QUIET MAN

Dir. John Ford (USA: 1952) 129 min.

Set in Ireland in the 1930’s, The Quiet Man is a film staring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Sean Thornton (John Wayne) is an Irish born American returning to Ireland to reclaim his family’s farm. Once arriving he meets Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O’Hara) and they soon fall in love. Mary lives with her brother Will. Once Sean and Mary get engaged and prepare for the wedding, problems arise with the family. As their relationship grows, the couple struggle to agree on many things and Sean’s secret past as to why he left America is reveled.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gabor Szilasi's Photographs Illustrate Audrey Sprenger's New Online Play - "Jack Kerouac"

Gabor Szilasi's photographs are currently featured in Audrey Sprenger's new online play "Jack Kerouac," which is featured on Reorbit.

Reorbit hosts a collection of plays performed in text by authors taking on a persona of their choosing as they go about their daily lives and misadventures. Follow them in real-time on this site or via the Twitter. There intent is to reengage audience interest in theater & literature through emerging new media technology and experiences. We are asking writers to write for free, however any proceeds we may be able to generate in the future will go into furthering this mission or be fairly distributed to authors for any writing we may republish.


To follow the play, please visit: http://reorb.it/play.php?p=22

To learn more about Reorbit please visit: http://reorb.it/

Gallery Artist Jim Goldberg Wins Deutsche Börse Prize for Photography

Deutsche Börse prize for photography goes to chronicler of displaced people

Sean O'Hagan
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 26 April 2011 20.14 BST


Jim Goldberg has won this year's £30,000 Deutsche Börse prize for photography, in a ceremony hosted by the Photographers' Gallery in London.

The Magnum photographer, who has documented the experiences of refugees, immigrants and displaced people from Africa, the Middle East and eastern Europe since 1983 in a project titled Open See, triumphed over a shortlist that included fine art photographer Thomas Demand, whom many insiders considered the favourite. Goldberg, who lives in San Francisco, and won the 2007 Cartier- Bresson Prize for an earlier version of the same project, describes himself as a documentary storyteller.

Open See was shown to great acclaim at the Photographers' Gallery last year. It features polaroids, video stills, found images and hand-written text often using the words of his subjects.

The chair of the jury, Brett Rogers, praised Goldberg's "timely and inventive approach to documentary practice … allowing these individuals to tell their own stories."

To view the article visit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/apr/26/deutsche-borse-prize-chronicler-displaced-people