September 30, 2000

The Hasselblad Calendar 2001 - a gallery of photographic masterpieces

The Hasselblad Calendar 2001 - a gallery of photographic masterpieces

At the photokina 2000 exhibition, Hasselblad presents the forthcoming Hasselblad Calendar 2001. Its new concept and format is embodied in a fresh and contemporary graphic design. The primary aim of the carefully selected pictures is to present excellent photography that reflects current interest and creates a lasting impression on the viewer. The calendar will no doubt strongly appeal to both photographers and others interested in the visual arts. 

The calendar contains just over 40 images of various sizes, in colour as well as black & white, representing many fields of application without being linked under a specific theme. 

The Hasselblad Calendar 2001 presents the work of twelve highly skilled photographers, hailing from different parts of the world, all with various backgrounds and photographic styles. The majority are well established of worldwide repute, but the calendar also presents a number of up-and-coming photographers, with a fresh and exciting approach to photography. 

The photographers participating in the Hasselblad Calendar 2001 are: 
Anton Corbijn / England, Bernhard Edmaier / Germany, Isabel Muñoz / Spain, Hans van Ommeren / Holland, Mario Cravo Neto / Brazil, Michael Grecco / USA, Matilda Lindeblad / Sweden, Ian Patrick / France, Per Nagel / Denmark, Phyllis Galembo / USA, Howard Schatz / USA and Xie Mo / China. 

The chosen photographers, known as the Hasselblad Masters, will each be the subject of an in depth feature article released by Hasselblad on a monthly basis, starting with Anton Corbijn in October 2000. 

Victor Hasselblad AB, Göteborg, Sweden 

September 15, 2000

Andy Warhol series and singles - Fondation Beyeler


L’exposition « Andy Warhol - series and singles » se penche sur le principe génératif marquant de la série et retrace, avec plus d’une centaine d’œuvres exposées, l’ensemble de la création de cet artiste, dessinant une courbe impressionnante. Les tableaux les plus significatifs des principales séries (series) entretiennent ici un dialogue fécond avec de remarquables œuvres isolées (singles).
L’exposition suit le cheminement des six différents ateliers new yorkais de Warhol. Le Townhouse préside à la naissance des tableaux de comics et de biens de consommation peints à la main, à celle des images schématiques des séries Do It Yourself et Close Cover Before Striking ainsi qu’aux premières sérigraphies photographiques. Au Firehouse, un loft sans chauffage, Warhol a réalisé les séries de grand format Disaster et celle des œuvres argentées. La Factory bien connue n’a pas seulement servi de lieu de rendez-vous à l’avant-garde : c’est également là que les grandes séries de Jackie, Flowers et boxes, ainsi que les célèbres Marilyns ont vu le jour. Dans les années 1970, les ateliers d’Andy Warhol témoignent de ses réflexions sur une peinture expressive, tandis que les années 1980 sont essentiellement celles de sa propre rétrospective, des tableaux de poudre de diamant ainsi qu’à la série du Last Supper, à connotation religieuse.
Les premiers films intégrés dans cette exposition, comme Screen Tests, Empire, Blow Job, Kiss, Couch etc., grâce auxquels  Andy Warhol a laissé son nom dans l’histoire du cinéma, montrent à quel point ces deux moyens d’expression n’ont cessé de se nourrir mutuellement à travers toute son oeuvre.
Les oeuvres prêtées pour cette exposition, qui a pour commissaire Georg Frei, co-éditeur du catalogue raisonné de Warhol, proviennent d’importantes collections privées et des plus grands musées internationaux d’Europe, d’Amérique, d’Australie et du Japon. On pourra également admirer des œuvres longtemps considérées comme perdues ou qui n’ont plus été présentées au public depuis une trentaine d’années.
L’exposition Warhol coïncide avec l’inauguration des nouveaux locaux de la Fondation Beyeler. Les nouvelles salles semblent faites sur mesure pour rendre justice à l’importance de la série Disaster, qui comporte un certain nombre d’œuvres de grand format.
Catalogue: Andy Warhol - series and singles. Essais de Ernst Beyeler, Georg Frei, Peter Gidal et Edward Sanders. 210 pages, 106 ill. couleur. Edition allemande / anglaise, DuMont Verlag Cologne, 2000, 58.- CHF édition brochée.

Exposition Andy Warhol — series and singles
Fondation Beyeler
17 septembre - 31 décembre 2000
Heures d’ouverture : du lundi au dimanche de 10h00 à 18h00, le mercredi jusqu’à 20h00.
Fermé les 24 et 25 décembre
Entrée : CHF 15.- et CHF 11.-, 5.- (tarifs réduits)

September 4, 2000

Restructuring of Nikon in the United States - October 1, 2000

Establishment of new companies and strengthening the holding company- Restructuring of the subsidiaries in the United States
Nikon Corporation (YOSHIDA, Shoichiro president) will divide Nikon Inc., sales and marketing subsidiary in the United States, and separate both the Instrument Division (including the Surveying Department) and the Eyewear Department from it to establish two independent sales and marketing subsidiaries.
Nikon Inc. will remain as sales and marketing subsidiary for the imaging products including the sports and recreational optics.
The new companies will start operation from the coming October. This separation is in line with the in-house company structure which has been introduced at Nikon Corporation last October, and aims to further complete the integrated system of full authority and responsibilities for each product business sector and promote the decentralized management.
At the same time of this change, three companies function of financing as well as tax-related operation like consolidated tax payment will be centralized to Nikon Americas Inc., holding company established in 1981, which will strengthen such function and broaden its operation.
Outline of the new companies

Name of company: Nikon Instruments Inc.

Head office: Melville, New York

Representative: HIRAI, Takeshi President & CEO

Principal business: sales, marketing and after-sales service of microscope, measuring instrument, inspection instrument, surveying instrument in the North and South America

Start of operation October 1, 2000

Name of company: Nikon Eyewear Inc.

Head office: Melville, New York

Representative: HANAGATA, Masaki President

Principal business: sales, marketing and after-sales service of eyeglass frames in the United States

Start of operation: October 1, 2000

Outline of the holding company effective October 1, 2000

Name of company: Nikon Americas Inc.

Head office: Melville, New York

Representative: FUKUCHI, Hideo President & CEO

Principal business:

  1. Integrated financing in the United States
  2. Consolidated tax payment
  3. Coordination of new business in the United States which any in-house company does not cover
  4. Publicity including the IR
  5. Legal matters such as brand protection

Subsidiaries:

  • Nikon Precision Inc.
  • Nikon Research Corp. of America
  • Nikon Inc. Nikon Instruments Inc.
  • Nikon Eyewear Inc.

Outline of Nikon Inc. effective October 1, 2000

Name of company: Nikon Inc.

Head office: Melville, New York

Representative: ABRAMS, Jack President & CEO

Principal business: sales, marketing and after-sales service of photo imaging products and sports and recreational optics in the North and South America

The information is current as of the date of publication : (c) Nikon - Investor Relation News - 04.09.2000

Nikon establishes holding company in Europe

Nikon Corporation ( YOSHIDA, Shoichiro, president) establishes the holding company in Europe and its operation will start from October 1 this year

This company will integrally hold the whole Nikon group capital in Europe and aim for efficient financing and tax related operation in this region.

Nikon has been restructuring its operation in Europe to better cope with European unification as well as to further promote the integrated system of full authority and responsibilities for each product business sector in line with its in-house company structure which had been introduced last October. This pursuit led to establishment of the new company .

Outline of the new company

Name of company: Nikon Holdings Europe B.V.

Head office: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Representative: IKEDA, Yoya President

Principal business:

  1. Integrated financing in Europe
  2. Coordination of new business in Europe which any in-house company does not cover
  3. Publicity including the IR
  4. Legal matters such as brand protection

Start of operation: October 1, 2000

Subsidiaries:

  • Nikon Precision Europe GmbH, Germany
  • Nikon Europe B.V., The Netherlands
  • Nikon GmbH, Germany
  • Nikon U.K. Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Nikon France S.A., France
  • Nikon AG, Switzerland
  • Nikon Svenska AB, Sweden
  • Nikon s.r.o., Czech Republic
  • Nikon Kft., Hungary
  • Nikon Instruments S.p.A., Italy

The information is current as of the date of publication : Nikon - Investor Relation News - 04.09.2000

September 1, 2000

Ilya Kabakov at The Contemporary, Atlanta

Ilya Kabakov
The Contemporary, Atlanta
September 9 - October 21, 2000


ILYA KABAKOV emerged from the tight-knit underground community of dissident artists in Moscow in the 1980s into one of the most celebrated international artists of the 1990s. Expatriated from Russia, Ilya Kabakov lives primarily in New York and creates installations (often involving extensive narrative texts written by him) in museums and exhibitions.

Ilya Kabakov has shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (The Bridge, 1995) and in the Venice Biennale (The Red Pavilion, 1993 and We Were in Kyoto, 1997). He focuses on the tiniest scraps that one encounters in the ordinary course of a day—a crumpled gum wrapper, a bent nail, a snapshot or a common postcard. His paintings, stories and installations are fantastic tales, provoked in this way by the trivialities of daily experience.

Ilya Kabakov’s installation The Boat of My Life, addresses his flight from the Nazis to Samarkand at the age of 9 with his parents as well as his internal exile. It also speaks to the persecutions of a "Jewish national" within postwar Russia, and his emigration to New York in the spring of 1988 at the beginning of the Cold War thaw. The show was organized by Jonathan Fineberg, Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is accompanied by a catalogue.

THE CONTEMPORARY, ATLANTA
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
535 Means Street NW, off of Marietta St. downtown
thecontemporary.org