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The David Bloch Gallery is a space dedicated to Contemporary Fine Arts, established in Marrakesh, at the core of the Gueliz district, since 2010. Offering a well-rounded baseline catalog of several dozen artists, both international and Moroccan, the gallery has been pioneering and leading the contemporary art scene and search for new artistic expressions. Post-graffiti, Conceptual and Optical Art, paintings, sculptures : all through the year, the David Bloch Gallery showcases the great names in Contemporary Art while successfully revealing and developing emerging talents. The David Bloch Gallery presents seminal artistic figures, who can be considered to be ones of the key artists of their generation, such as Remed, Mist, Sébastien Preschoux, Yaze, Alexone Dizac, Tanc or Morran Ben Lahcen. Set up as a space for artistic promotion and dissemination, the gallery is open everyday, for open entry or by appointment.
POW! – It’s the impact that art has on a person. WOW! – It’s reaction that art has on a viewer. Together they form POW WOW, which is a Native American term that describes a gathering that celebrates culture, music and art. Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative space named Lana Lane Studios, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. The central event takes place during Valentine’s Day week in February in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, and brings over a hundred international and local artist together to create murals and other forms of art. The festival is expanding to cities and countries such as Taiwan, Long Beach, Israel, Singapore, Jamaica, Washington D.C., Guam, New Zealand, Germany and more.
In the 1950s forms the filmgoing band of the "mac-mahoniens" with in particular Michel Mourlet, Michel Fabre, Pierre Rissient, Jacques Serguine, Bertrand Tavernier, Bernard Martinand, Alfred Eibel and Patrick Brion. The term of "mac-mahonien" was invented by Philippe Bouvard.
For them, the perfection of the cinema was symbolized by four "cult" film-makers gathered in a "Carré d'As (Four aces)" : Raoul Walsh, Otto Preminger, Joseph Losey and Fritz Lang
Michel Mourlet signs the manifesto of the mac-mahoniens in the Exercise books of the cinema in August, 1959 with the entitled article "On an unknown art*. mac-mahoniens assert the superiority of the direction on him scénario ". " Everything is in the direction", says Michel Mourlet in " On an unknown art ".
One of the symbolic movies of this period, À bout de souffle, is partially shot in the Mac Mahon by Jean-Luc Godard assisted by Pierre Rissient, the leader of the mac-mahoniens.
In 1961, Michel Mourlet takes the direction of the magazine Présence du cinéma, which becomes then the place of expression of the ideas of the movement of the mac-mahoniens until 19668.
In 1983, the film-maker Pascal Kané makes scandal by representing in his movie Liberty Belle to mac-mahonien in auxiliary(aid,assistant) of the OAS.
During the sixties, the American cinema continued to make the beautiful days of the Mac Mahon and triumphed with its comedies musicales.
It is in 1987 when the Mac Mahon is resumed by Axel Brücker who will manage the room during twenty years and who makes it a place of festivals and presentation of movies in previews.
Axel Brücker boosts the Mac-Mahon Distribution company which specializes in the republication in France of the movies of the heritage, the most famous musicals, as Gigi, The American in Paris or The joyful Widow … as well as the big American movies, as Ben-Hur.
Carl Warner was born in Liverpool, England in 1963. At the age of seven he moved to Kent with his parents and as an only child spent hours in his bedroom listening to music, drawing and creating worlds from his imagination, inspired by the posters on his walls by artists such as Salvador Dali and Patrick Woodroofe and the record sleeve designs of Roger Dean and the work of Hipgnosis. Carl began his career by going to Maidstone College of Art with a view to becoming an illustrator as he had a good talent for drawing, but he quickly discovered that his ideas and creative eye was better suited to photography as he saw it as a faster and more exciting medium in which to work. After a year’s foundation course at the college he moved to the London College of Printing in 1982 to do a three year degree course in photography, film and television.
Gianluca Gimini has five year working experience as product designer. He have so far been employed by three different studios, and is a freelancer. He has worked in Shanghai and now in Italy between Bologna, Imola and Ferrara. His main focus is on product design but he's also a skilled graphic designer having been in charge of many branding projects, corporate identities, digital and paper communication. As of 2011 he is also assistant professor at the faculty of Product Design in Ferrara for professors Massimo Iosa Ghini, Raffaello Galiotto and Jacopo Piccione. In 2012 he was nominated "cultore della materia" getting therefore official recognition for his knowledge in the field of design and eligibility to become member in exam committees.
Specialties: Concept development, sketching, 3d modeling, presentation development
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Dominique Mulhem was born in 1952 to Neuilly-sur-Seine. In 1972, he exposes for the first time to Asnières-sur-Seine his work in the spray and in the stencils. The same year he begins studies of drawing at the school of art of the place of Vosges (Paris).
Dominique Mulhem's holopeintures uses the technique of the lenticular holography. D. Mulhem was one of the first artists to use this technique in the 70s and is considered as one of the pioneers of the holography and the first multimedia artist. This work asks for a big technical knowledge in various domains and a lot of time.
It is neither of the paint, nor the sculpture, nor the photo, nor the digital art, but can be quite at the same time, it is of the holopeinture.
Sophia Mulhem was born in 1995 to Asnières-sur-Seine. Been immersed in the environment of the art since her youngest age, she is passionate about the photography. In 14 years she makes her first internship photo in the studio Blaise Arnold in Paris. She studies to the High school Photo Etienne Jules Marey in Boulogne-Billancourt, then in the Campus of the Jobs by Bobigny and chains the internships. Since September, 2012, Sophia Mulhem is apprenticed in the Union of National Museums.
In 2012 begin the international adventure thanks to YeaSung Gallery in Seoul. In 2013, she exposes to Savour Club in Paris and sells her first work to Drouot. The work of Sophia Mulhem is among others characterized by its sense of the direction, she uses places, objects, people of her(its) daily environment to create "photos-theater" where cross narrative poetry and quirky humor. In his last series of photos, Sophia Mulhem stages with freshness within an atmosphere fed by Pop art and by urban influences.
London artist Vic Lee is creating a collection of limited edition prints of some of Londons best streets. Some are well known and others are places you stumble across, one thing they have in common is that they all offer locals and visitors alike the chance to enjoy the offerings available. Vic chooses areas that still retain independent shops and business - local cafes, restaurants, hardware stores, mini marts etc, but as is the way interspersed with some high street names too. These places he calls his Londonereas - Londoners areas. Initially creating the print Lordship Lane in the quietly cool East Dulwich, the first prints sold very quickly. This showed how proud Londoners become of the areas they live, and inspired Vic to continue drawing and printing. Recommendations came in thick and fast and Vic found himself travelling and documenting streets all over London. From Northcote Road in Battersea, to Church Street in Stoke Newington, Clifton Road in Maida Vale to Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell. South, North, West and East. And it became apparent that many areas were almost secretive to those that lived in these gems of London. Each print is hand pulled by Vic using the screen printing process onto 100% cotton paper. It is important for Vic to retain traditional methods of production, from freehand illustrating to screen printing as his work has a Victorian look with a contemporary twist. This is clearly shown in Vics historical research, which blends the old with the new and has added humour.
Sir Thomas Jones Woodward OBE (born 7 June 1940) is a Welsh singer known by his stage name Tom Jones. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s. Since then, he has sung many forms of popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul music and gospel – and sold over 100 million records. Jones has had thirty-six Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom and nineteen in the United States; some of his notable songs include "It's Not Unusual", "What's New Pussycat", "Delilah", "Green, Green Grass of Home", "She's a Lady", "Kiss", and "Sex Bomb". Jones was awarded an OBE in 1999 and received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music" in 2006. He has received many other awards throughout his career, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1966, an MTV Video Music Award in 1989, and two Brit Awards, winning Best British Male in 2000 and Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2003. From 2012 to 2015 Jones was one of the four coaches on the BBC television talent show The Voice UK.
Born on November 12th, 1967, in the harbor town of San Pedro, CA, Chet Zar's interest in art began at an early age. His parents were always very supportive and never put any limits on his creativity. His entire childhood was spent drawing, sculpting and painting. Zar's interest in the darker side of art began in the earliest stages of his life. A natural fascination with all things strange fostered within himself a deep connection to horror movies and dark imagery. He could relate to the feelings of fear, anxiety and isolation that they conveyed. These are themes which had permeated most of his childhood drawings and paintings and are reflected in his work to this day. The combined interest in horror films and art eventually culminated into a career as a special effects make up artist, designer and sculptor for the motion picture industry, designing and creating creatures and make up effects effects for such films as, "The Ring", "Hellboy I & II", "Planet of the Apes" and the critically acclaimed music videos for the art metal band Tool. Zar also embraced the digital side of special effects as well, utitlizing the computer to translate his dark vision with 3D animation for Tool’s live shows and subsequently releasing many of them on his own DVD of dark 3D animation, "Disturb the Normal". But the many years spent dealing with all of the politics and artistic compromises of the film industry left Zar feeling creatively stagnant. At the beginning of 2000 (at the suggestion of horror author Clive Barker), he decided to go back to his roots and focus on his own original works and try his hand at fine art, specifically painting in oils. The result has been a renewed sense of purpose, artistic freedom and a clarity of vision that is evident in his darkly surreal (and often darkly humorous) paintings. His artistic influences include painter James Zar (stepfather and artistic mentor), Beksinski, H.R. Giger, Frank Frazetta, M.C. Escher, Bosch, John Singer Sargent and Norman Rockwell just to name a few. "Chet's art is beautiful & scary. His style has a modern twist crashing into a classical approach. I think Chet is a master painter on his way to making a great mark in our little world. Wanna do something smart with your money? Invest in a Chet Zar painting." - Adam Jones (TOOL)
Danny Shervin is a painter based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He was born and raised in Jackson and grew up with the Grand Tetons in his backyard. Growing up in Wyoming provided an incredible background to fuel his passion for art. He stumbled upon painting with gunpowder in college at the University of Montana in Bozeman and started experimenting with it later down the road. His medium of choice is gunpowder and acrylic paint. He is best known for his wildlife gunpowder paintings on canvas and wood. Each painting is one of a kind and takes hours upon hours to get each and every detail set in place before burning it at the very end. His work has been featured in the September/October 2015 issue of Mountain Living, at the Jackson Salon Show and Whodunnit at the Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole. He placed second at the Jackson Salon Show at the Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole. When he is not painting, Danny enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, hiking and being outdoors.
Larry McQueen is owner of “The Collection,” a business dedicated to the preservation, restoration and exhibition of motion picture costumes. For the last twenty-five years, Mr. McQueen and his late business partner, Bill Thomas, actively dealt in the field of important motion picture costumes, both in acquisition, sales and exhibitions. They realized, early on, that film costumes were a fragile and rapidly disappearing part of Hollywood heritage.
Respected as a leading Hollywood costume historian and archivist, McQueen has held the positions of consultants for Camden House Auctioneers, Inc. in Los Angeles; Christie’s East, New York; Christie’s London, Butterfield & Butterfield, Los Angeles/ San Francisco, Entertainment Rarities & Julien Entertainment and has been responsible for the authentication of film costumes and the estimation of their value. In 1990, he worked in a consultant capacity with Christie’s to catalogue, identify, and set pre-sale estimates for a major collection of movie wardrobe to be auctioned by Paramount Studios and in 1992, worked with Butterfield & Butterfield on a collection of movie wardrobe auctioned by Western Costume Co in three successive auctions. In 1995, after the passing of Bill Thomas, Larry’s job of fourteen years as an archivist for a major law firm ended and he continued his association with Butterfield and Butterfield by cataloguing, identifying and setting pre-sale estimates for a major collection of 800 items from the original MGM auction in 1970 and the collection of costumes from “Star Trek” from Paramount in 1998. He has been an advisor for Sotheby’s New York and was partly responsible for the research and estimation of value for a collection of costumes and props from Planet Hollywood. From 1999 – 2012, Mr. McQueen worked as an archivist with MGM/ UA in creating and maintaining a prop and costume collection of MGM films. In addition, The Collection has worked with private estates and costume houses such as Lucille Ball, Jane Withers, Edith Head, Wayne Finkleman, Julie Newmar, Debbie Reynolds, Western Costume Company, Eastern Costume Company, CRC, American Costume Co and others in researching items and their valuation.
Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975) while of the fifteen Billboard 200 Uriah Heep albums Demons and Wizards was the most successful (#23, 1972). In the late 1970s the band had massive success in Germany, where the "Lady in Black" single was a big hit. Along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Uriah Heep had become one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Uriah Heep's audience declined by the 1980s, to the point where they became essentially a cult band in the United Kingdom and United States. The band maintains a significant following and performs at arena-sized venues in the Balkans, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia and Scandinavia. They have sold over 40 million albums worldwide with over 4 million sales in the U.S.
The existence of an active film club in Savoie, combined with its leading members being in close contact with the team at the Journées du cinéma event, made it a lot easier to set up the Journées internationales du cinéma d’animation (Jica) in Annecy, with Pierre Barbin as Executive Director and André Martin and Michel Boschet, Assistant Officers of the event.
In 1956, the heads of the film club, Henry Moret and Georges Gondran, were at Cannes to take part in the first Jica held in conjunction with the main festival. From the meeting of these two teams, the seeds of an idea were sewn to set up a festival devoted to animation in Annecy. With its proximity to Geneva and airport, the presence of a theatre and a receptive audience due to the work of the film club, the town presented many advantages and in 1959, the town council voted to host the event.
In 1960, Annecy held the 3rd Jica and the Festival became competitive. Meanwhile, the foundations of an international animation film association (Asifa) were being laid and the concept of animation gradually institutionalised. In 1963, to counter competition, the Festival moved to odd years. The following year, an agreement was concluded with ASIFA confirming the biennial nature of the Annecy Festival, and gradually the codes of a major event were put in place with a strict selection process, tributes, retrospectives, publications, exhibitions, special guests and the presence of 25 delegations from abroad.
At the beginning of 1968, the appointment of Pierre Barbin as artistic director of the Cinémathèque française, replacing Henri Langlois, followed by his resignation in April, triggered a major national situation. The following year, the Festival did not take place as the CNC were not in a position to give financial support. The State became involved, through the Minister for Cultural Affairs, André Malraux, who proposed to abandon the event.
Consuelo de Saint Exupéry, officially Consuelo Suncín, comtesse de Saint Exupéry, (born Armenia, El Salvador on 10 April 1901; died Grasse, France on 18 May 1979) was a Salvadoran-French writer and artist, and the wife of the French aristocrat, writer and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944).
Born Consuelo Suncín de Sandoval as the daughter of a rich coffee grower and army reservist, she grew up in a family of wealthy landowners in a small town in the Salvadoran department of Sonsonate. Due to her asthma, her father sent her abroad to the United States, where she studied in San Francisco; later she studied in Mexico City, and also in France. Her first marriage was to a Mexican army captain, Ricardo Cardenas, whom she met in the United States. Though this marriage ended in divorce, she lied and said it ended with his death during the Mexican Revolution, since divorced women were then stigmatized by society, and being a widow was preferable to being a divorced woman. While in France, she met and later married Enrique Gómez Carrillo, a Guatemalan writer, diplomat and journalist. Following his death in 1927, she took up residence in Buenos Aires. In 1931, she met and married the French aristocrat, writer and pioneering aviator Count Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, making her a countess. At the time Consuelo was a twice-widowed Salvadoran writer and artist who possessed a bohemian spirit and was known as a mischief-maker. Saint-Exupéry, thoroughly enchanted by the diminutive woman, would leave and then return to her many times; she was both his muse and over the long term the source of much of his angst.It was a stormy union, with Saint-Exupéry travelling frequently and indulging in numerous extramarital affairs, most notably with the Frenchwoman Hélène de Vogüé (1908–2003), known as 'Nelly' and referred to as "Madame de B." in Saint-Exupéry biographies. Consuelo also had numerous extramarital affairs. Following the disappearance of her husband in July 1944, with her loss of Saint-Exupéry still fresh, she purportedly wrote a memoir of their life together, The Tale of the Rose, which was sealed away in a trunk in her home. Two decades after her death in 1979, the manuscript came to light when José Martinez-Fructuoso, her heir and long-time employee, and his wife, Martine, discovered it in an attic trunk. Alan Vircondelet, author of a biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, edited it, improving her French and dividing it into chapters. Its publication in France in 2000, one century after Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's birth on 29 June 1900, became a national sensation. As of 2011 it had been translated into sixteen languages. Consuelo died on 28 May 1979 and is buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, alongside her second husband Enrique Carrillo. The body of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is not known to have been recovered following his wartime death.
OAKOAK is a french street artist, from Saint Etienne. His work consists essentially in finding the imperfections in the streets or on the walls and try to play with them. He leaves his mark everywhere he travels; England, Italy, Thailand, China, France….
Swindler & Swindler have been created in 2015 by two french illustrators based in Grenoble, France. On one side is rigor, precision and control brought by Mr and his type work. On the other side is movement, smoothness and poetry brought by Mrs and her ornamental work. Separate and complementary these two graphic worlds meet at last and produce these thorough compositions.
Agnelli Milan Bike was founded in 2015 as a product to be attached to the existing electric mobility in the store, and as more elegant alternative to the traditional electric bicycle.
luca agnelli founded agnelli milan bike in 2015 to introduce a range of electric mobility for a more traditional rider. showcased at the stone island ‘craftworks’ exhibition for milan design week 2016, each bicycle is put together with a frame and 1950s tank, and then modified to fit the accessories chosen. first apprenticed as an antique furniture restorer, his bikes resolve technical and aesthetic problems by adapting to continual changes in function and form.
Marc Lagrange, a fine art photographer based in Antwerp, Belgium
Marc Lagrange ended his engineering career in the nineties to devote himself to his real passion : photography. He is now considered one of the most renowned photographers in Europe. Over the years, he has developed his own unique and recognisable style of capturing female beauty : razor sharp as well as cinematic. His photos combine the imagery of directors such as Wong Kar-Wai and the distinguished melancholic style of the elaborated photographs of New York’s Philip-Lorca diCorcia. Marc brings sensual femininity to a higher level, with many of his pictures mirroring a clearly sexual vibe without being explicit. They all breathe an intrinsic peace. Much like the work of his other sources of inspiration : Helmut Newton and – especially – Peter Lindbergh. He chooses models with great personalities that can be reflected in his pictures. Eyes and gestures can speak a clearer language than words, and it’s because of this that he loves to work with dancers, actresses or very experienced models. These choices, together with his lighting techniques, are responsible for the cinematographic look of his work. Marc always gets the best out of his models and is dedicated to exposing the pure beauty that inhabits all women. With one commission following another at top speed, Marc continues working at his personal work in his stylish studio – a former furniture factory in the city centre of Antwerp.
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