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Welcome to Beyond London Life!
.☆´¯) ᕼᗩᑭᑭY ⋆ ᑎєᗯ ⋆ Yєᗩᖇ (¯`☆.¯`•.¸¸*♥• may your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art - write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. •♥* ´¯`•.¸¸.
- Neil Gaiman -
This year our travels, both real and virtual, will take us beyond the borders of London. We are excited by the prospect and hope to bring you something mad and magical from around the globe.Expect eclectic and quirky.
It's a new year!
Happy 2014 !
Is Joyce’s Dublin not just fiction alongside the fantastical Bulgakov’s Moscow? The psychogeography of human cities http://t.co/A3ciOT68Kd
Street art from around the world
Street are is getting stranger and stranger.
"So this weekend, I partied in an abandoned bomb shelter. Thirty meters below the streets of Paris, in a 1500 square meter labyrinth built to withstand an atomic blast of the Cold War era, awaited a night to remember… Thundering down the boulevard in WWII jeeps and tanks, our military escorts arrive at the secret point in Paris, revealed to us just hours earlier."
A Secret Paris to get the heart pumping.
"Sometimes, life in the slow lane isn’t such a bad thing, especially when it’s on a charming old train that runs a circle around the slopes of Mount Etna.
Take a ride on the Circumetnea Railway and you’ll be traveling on the same rickety tracks that were laid down in 1895 for the 19th century steam trains of Sicily. For nearly 130 years, this little-known old railway has been taking travellers on a one-of-a-kind journey from the seaside towns of Catania to Riposto via one heck of a scenic route around the snow-capped Mount Etna."
Dream journey of the week!
Our second farm, located atop Building no. 3 at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard, is a massive 65,000 sq ft roof towering twelve stories over the East River.
The 9th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival will be held in Paris, France on April 4th-6th 2014.
"Georgi Urumov Painter Bulgaria biography and art critics => http://www.g-urumov.com/ Member of the Bulgarian Artists' Union Member of Plovdiv Artists' Group Born on November 12, 1954 "
Love the composition and the choice and depth of colour in this painting . Must check out if there is a current exhibition of the work of this Bulgarian artist. Otherwise view online at Galerie Vitrinart.
biography and art critics => http://www.g-urumov.com/
Member of the Bulgarian Artists’ Union Member of Plovdiv Artists’ GroupBorn on November 12, 1954 in Plovdiv, BulgariaEXHIBITIONS1978 – First solo exhibition of 98 art works, paintings, graphics and sculpture exhibited at the Designers’ Bureau Halls in Plovdiv1988 – Solo exhibition of 78 art works exhibited at the Plovdiv Artists’ Group hall, 32 Gladston St., Plovdiv1990 – Solo exhibition of 121 art works exhibited at the Plovdiv Artists’ Group hall, 32 Gladston St., Plovdiv under the motto Art and Industry for Ecology, sponsored by BIOPROGRESS company1992 – Solo exhibition of 230 art works exhibited at the Plovdiv Artists’ Group hall, 32 Gladston St., Plovdiv, sponsored by Mr. Eric Perus from France1995 – Solo exhibition of 121 art works exhibited at the Plovdiv Artists’ Group hall, 32 Gladston St., Plovdiv under the motto Art and Business for Culture, sponsored by the following companies: Terri 999, Markita, Totem, G-print, Elexir, Fenix, 7D, Pharmaco1996 – Solo exhibition of 74 art works exhibited at the Information and Cultural Center of Skopje, The Republic of Macedonia1997 – Solo exhibition of 30 art works exhibited at the Bulgarian-German Cultural Center Sachsen – Anhalt, Plovdiv1997 – Solo exhibition at Credit Bank in Plovdiv1998 – Solo exhibition at Romphea Gallery hall in Plovdiv, sponsored by Banking Service South2000 – Solo exhibition at the Blue Rider Private Gallery2001 – Participation in ART COLLAGE International Art Exhibition in Paris, France at Saint Marten halls, held from 22.04 until 29.04 and at Serge College document center, held from 05.05. until 20.05. in France, at the personal invitation of the organizers2001 – Participation in International General Exhibition in Liege, Belgium, organized by Liege Cultural Center, held from 15.12.2001 until 26.01.2002, at the personal invitation of the organizers2002 – Solo exhibition of paintings and sculpture in Panagiurishte, Bulgaria, from 15.03. until 30.032002 – Participation in Art Collage-Plovdiv 2002 International Symposium under the patronage of the Mayor of Plovdiv, held from 01.04. until 12.04. with a final exhibition at Romfeia Gallery, Plovdiv2002 – Participation in General Exhibition of 27 artists at the invitation of Кhazan University of New York, with a curator Linda E. Andrus, held at the Beach Museum Kemper Gallery of Manhattan, New York, from 09.11.2002 until 20.11.20022003 – Solo exhibition collage in Panagiurishte, Bulgaria, held from 05.02. until 20.02, at the exhibition hall of OPTICS company2003 – Participation in exhibition – presentation of 6 Bulgarian artists, held in France, Paris from 24.03. until 10.04. with a curator Pier Jan Verge2003 – Participation in the XX th International Collage Salon in Paris, France at the Saint Marten halls from 20.04. until 20.052003 – Participation in International General Exhibition at Sargene Collage Museum, France from 01.08. until 30.08.2004 – Participation in Art Collage-Plovdiv 2004 International Symposium under the patronage of the Mayor of Plovdiv, with a closing exhibition at Romfeia Gallery in Plovdiv2004 – Solo exhibition of paintings for the 50th anniversary, sponsored by OPTICS Panagiurishte and SIENIT Plovdiv2006 – Participation in Art Collage – Plovdiv 2006 International Symposium, Romfeia Gallery2006 – Solo exhibition of paintings, Flight, Freedom, Light, Romfeia Gallery2008 – Partipation in Art Collage – Plovdiv 2008 Symposium, Romfeia GalleryOver sixty group participations in Plovdiv Artists’ Group and Bulgarian Artist’s Union exhibitions, as well as private galleries expositions. A great number of his works are property of the State Art Gallery, Municipality of Plovdiv, schools, companies, private collections in Bulgaria, France (Paris, Toulouse, Sergene /Museum of Collage/, Germany /Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, Koln/, Italy /Milan/, Great Britain /London/, South Africa /Johannesburg/, Belgium /Liege/, Switzerland /Zurich and Geneva/, Macedonia /Skopje/, Greece, Holland and the USA.Publications about his art written by the art critics Dimiter Dimitrov, Svetla Moskova, Vladimir Harbaliev, Krasimir Linkov can be found in specialized issues of the local Bugarian press. Programs about him have been shown and broadcasted on the Bulgarian National TV and radio, as well as private TV and radio stations.
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Where ever you think it goes, you're wrong.
Eyeo assembles an incredible set of creative coders, data designers and artists, and attendees -- expect enthralling talks, unique workshops and interactions with open source instigators and super fascinating practitioners. Join us for an extraordinary festival.
EYEO 2014: JUNE 10-13. Minneapolis.
Evelyne Galinski's sculptures do not leave the observer indifferent.
For some, they reflect human finitude and death impossible to tame.
For others, they are the fruit of a spiritual quest, where the bodies seem to seek ecstasy in a levitation to an unknown destination.
I find these sculptures compelling; perhaps disturbing, certainly thought-provoking, even when viewed from a physical distance.
With thanks to Michel Seiller of Vitrinart, for the introduction to this work.
The Gabriel Chandelier is a stunning 39-foot-tall chandelier designed by French brothers Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec that now permanently resides in the Palace…
Perhaps Washington’s life lies in places far away from the National Mall, all scattered with majestic monuments boasting freedom and sovereignty. Sports bars with happy hours and slider specials colonised by navy-blazered, beige-trousered, brown-loafered boys, as desperate to turn their internship into a job as they are to catch the attention of the girls at the booth next to them.
This was the Washington I saw when I first arrived in the New World I have come to consider my New Home. Washington life is the tree-lined sixteenth street, the pedestrian part of Penn Avenue, the green patch of mall where Sunday football teams meet for a good (net)work-out.
Though border control reminds me I’m an alien with a delightful accent, my DC community welcomes me back and assures me I’m home.
When the notion of ‘Washington’ is erased, people can think of ‘DC’ as their own ‘District’ to build their popular monuments on the less celebrated avenues of Rhode Island and Georgia. We make music on streets lower down the alphabet and dance in basements that the interns with their hairdos couldn’t know about. Neighbourhoods once notorious for fear now adopt global bass beats and throw parties, revellers in glitter and wigs, quasi-pyjamas, or shiny pants.
The colours clash and muddle, they melt and curdle like tropical beats on the Blandensburg Road. While Washington looks on, magnanimous and free, we live to create a new story for DC. The tale won’t be sports bars and obelisks, but capoeira on Malcom X Park, the ladies of Batalá leading the parade, and stereos harking back to local legends: Mr. Hathaway and Roberta Flack, and Marvin Gaye. You have to look closer for beauty beyond monuments and avenues to admire murals by anon, taste Ethiopian spices, and sway to the analogue soul of the streets lower down the Alphabet, higher up the map.
Introducing our guest contributor Nischa Pieris
and here's a taste of her Washington DC
Batalá Washington !
and capoeira on Malcom X Park
Amtrak has begun offering “writers’ residencies” to, well, writers – long roundtrip rides aboard Amtrak trains dedicated solely for the purpose of writing. (The Wire talks to @Amtrak about its plan to give free rides to writers
The power of social networking!
Be good to see this idea take off in the UK and Europe, or even worldwide.
"Architect, accomplished wine taster and tango dancer. I prefer slightly desaturated images. Once you eliminate color, the geometry reads better. I take great care in framing the view."
"Washington DC-based portrait photographer Jonathan Thorpe captures an incredible image of his friend and model Heather Byrd"
“Amidst crowds of anxious immigrants milling about, Hine had to locate his subject, isolate [them] from the crowd, and set the pose-almost always, because of the language barrier without words. He had to set up his simple 5 x 7 view camera on its rickety tripod, focus the camera, pull the slide, dust his flash [...]
"In Ann Arbor, Michigan, a series of what is known as ‘fairy doors’, began popping up around the area in 2005, built into buildings, shops and restaurants and quickly acquired a cult following."
How cute is this!
A desperate life blazes amid devouring shadows in the Roundabout Theater Company’s intensely stylish revival of “Machinal.”
The parties lasted for days, the students slept with tutors – and their sleek designs changed the world. As modernism's most famous school reopens, Oliver Wainwright books a room
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm and Winter Village nestle on the edge of a frozen lake and are adjacent to the Pallas Ylläs National Park. The location is off the beaten track and provides the dark, light free skies that any Aurora hunter dreams of.
'Artangel projects such as Roger Hiorns' Seizure and Clio Barnard's The Arbor originated from an open call for submissions.
Open is a £1 million initiative for new site-specific commissions across the UK. Deadline for ideas: 6pm on 28 February 2014.'
"Working outside the white walls of the gallery or the black box of the theatre or cinema, Artangel has commissioned many of the most notable artworks of recent years in a range of unexpected buildings and landscapes."
If only I were an artist!
If you are
And Artangel appeals
Why not submit?
'Feel like you’re in need of some space to think about how you’re going to achieve all those new year’s resolutions? These five remote locations I’ve chosen would probably give you plenty of thinking room.'
from Messy Nessy
These places make me want to disappear. For a wee while. With a pen and paper for company.
In its art preservationist wing, the Cultural Institute, Google houses an enormous digital collection of artwork spanning centuries and continents in what it calls the Art Project.
Nature is often the inspiration for architecture and design. We've even seen our fair share of fully functional tree houses, but in South Africa there is an entirely unique, hollowed out tree called Sunland Big Baobab that has actually been converted into a bar. According to the pub's website, the venue is the widest documented baobab (a type of tree normally found in the hot, dry savannas of sub-Saharan Africa) and carbon dated to be around 6,000 years old.
The site goes on to explain, "When baobabs become a thousand years old, they begin to hollow inside. In the Big Baobab this has resulted in wonderful caverns and caves, where the world famous Baobab Tree Bar now amazes visitors." The aptly dubbed Tree Bar, which sits on a farm owned by Doug and Heather van Heerden, offers an indoor space boasting 13-foot-high ceilings and the ability to comfortably accommodate fifteen people at a time.