21 - 30 janvier 2005
Rue Ernest Allard 32, 1000 Bruxelles
Mary Kim, Oblique Structure: Odradek Tower. Drawings and Models
Detroit' Museum of New Art, November 13 - December 18, 2004
Mary Kim, a Cranbrook graduate and instructor at the College for Creative Studies, takes center stage at MONA with her colorful geometric towers, some of steel and some of wood. Simple yet complex, her painted pieces change as you move around the gallery, revealing hidden negative spaces and subtle shifts in color that are engaging.
MONA - MUSEUM OF NEW ART
7 N. Saginaw St.
Pontiac, Michigan 48342
Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Michigan
The Museum of New Art's (MONA) new show reveals more than meets the eye. Head to the museum's Pontiac complex to see "The Next Big Thing", featuring new work by young artists, working in all disciplines.
Some standouts include Cynthia Randolph's studies of time and timing depicted in a series of digital photographs. One chronicles one day of urine flushing down toilet bowls, resulting in a grid of colors and gradations in light that don't look anything like what they are. Another work discovers the beauty of a surgical mask, light and disposable but able to protect from disease. The artist previous exhibition includes two National Scholastic Exhibit at Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washingthon, DC, in 1992 and 1994, A Sculpture Show at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1998) and two exhibits at Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, California in 2001 and 2003.
Roland Lusk has created a room installation that takes you into a verdant yet somewhat sickly forest. Leaves of green fabric are suspended from the ceiling and stuck on the walls along with painted white tree fungus and antlers. The walls are papered in an oversized digital print - a cowhide tinted grass-green.
Michelle Hinebrook creates highly textured and veiled paintings – some pure abstractions, others with hidden figures – on tiles covered with netting culled from produce bags found on fruits and vegetables.
Other artists' include Kelly Rosebrock who has captured "fingerprints" of individual cell phones in her sparse, colorful photographs; Narine Kchikian, who curated the show, has created a minimalist room installation where illusions come into play; Georgia Vandewater, who creates paintings in vinyl that are variations on Da Vinci's "Circle of Man"; the artist Unholy Erection has created a funhouse of gender coding in his installation of photos and video; and Gabriel Hillebrand whose work in the Annex on the first floor combines grids, string and books into a playful sculpture.
THE NEXT BIG THING
November 13 - December 18, 2004
MONA - MUSEUM OF NEW ART, DETROIT
7 N. Saginaw St.
Pontiac, Michigan 48342
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Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, NYC
October 1, 2004 - February 27, 2005
Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living, an exhibition chronicling the Alberses’ extraordinary designs for objects for everyday living, will be on view at Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Curated by Nicholas Fox Weber, executive director of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living explores the domestic creations of these pioneering artists from the early 1920s through the 1950s, as their designs developed from their days as students in Germany’s famed Bauhaus School to their arrival upon the American scene. The exhibition reveals the full extent of the Alberses’ mutual aesthetic commitment, perpetual creativity and contribution to modern living.
Josef Albers (1888-1976) was one of the most pioneering and respected artists of his era, excelling as a painter, printmaker, designer, writer and teacher. His wife Anni Albers (1899-1994) is considered by many to be the foremost textile artist of the 20th century.
Although the pair did not collaborate artistically, they shared a vision and developed a design philosophy that helped to transform the look of the modern domestic interior. Anni and Josef Albers embraced the fundamental idea that everyday life can be enhanced and enriched through design. Individually, their work displayed brilliance and versatility; together, their shared aesthetic formed an enduring legacy, which, until now, has scarcely been known to the public. The seminal ideas of these partners in life and design will be explored for the first time through the domestic objects featured in this exhibition.
Subscribing to the belief that art is everywhere, Josef and Anni Albers designed an array of innovative furniture, textiles and tabletop objects not only for themselves but also for use by others in their social and artistic circle, including Walter Gropius, founder of the influential Bauhaus. “Designs for Living” will include several domestic creations developed in their Dessau (Germany) Bauhaus apartment and in Berlin, many of which have never been shown publicly.
Josef Albers has been the subject of numerous retrospectives at major institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was the first living artist ever to be given a one-person show, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Josef Albers was one of the few students to be made a Junior Master at the Dessau Bauhaus and was an active instructor until 1933, when the school closed under pressure from the Nazis. Later that year, Josef and Anni Albers emigrated to Black Mountain College—a groundbreaking institution in North Carolina, known as a nurturing ground for such cultural icons as John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Buckminster Fuller. In 1950 they moved to Connecticut, where Josef Albers headed the Department of Design at Yale University. In the last 25 years of his life, Josef obtained an international reputation for his Homage to the Square paintings as well as for his teachings and writings on color.
Featured in “Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living” are dozens of Josef’s objects, ranging from holiday greeting cards to glass-top nesting tables, all of which are simple in form and radiant in color. Josef’s extraordinary ability to use a lean aesthetic vocabulary and minimal means to obtain complex results is demonstrated through the exhibition of items such as his fruit bowl and tea glass, glass paintings, LP album covers and fireplace designs. Also on view together, for the first time, will be furniture designed by Josef for the Moellenhoff apartment in Berlin―his first major furniture commission.
Anni Albers has influenced generations of designers through her weavings as well as through her teaching and writing. She entered the Bauhaus in 1922 as a student and in 1930 briefly served as director of its weaving workshop. In those early years Anni Albers was already gaining recognition as a major artist and designer from contemporaries such as Sonia Delaunay. After arriving in America, she took her textile work in unprecedented directions and began to exercise great influence in the field. In 1949, Anni was commissioned by architect Philip Johnson to design curtains for the stylish guesthouse of the John D. Rockefeller III family. Later that year, she became the first textile artist to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has been honored with several retrospectives at major institutions such as the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris. Today, Anni’s textiles continue to influence, inspire and delight as new generations are introduced to her work.
On view will be many of Anni’s austere and experimental designs from her years at the Bauhaus, as well as the more playful and exuberant examples from her years in the United States. More than 50 examples of her textiles and designs, some of which have never been shown before, will be featured in the exhibition, including: the Rockefeller guesthouse draperies; wall hangings that were pioneering forays into abstract art; jewelry made from ordinary objects such as paper clips and sink strainers; and a large sampling of her upholstery and drapery materials and other fabrics for everyday living.
Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living has been organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Additional support was provided by Maharam.
Curators: Nicholas Fox Weber, executive director of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, and Matilda McQuaid, in-house curator, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
Exhibition Catalog: This exhibition will be accompanied by a major catalog with original writings by Josef and Anni Albers, and essays by Nicholas Fox Weber and Martin Filler, a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books and House & Garden magazine.
Exhibition Designer: Toshiko Mori, Toshiko Mori Architect
Lighting Designer: Anita Jorgensen, Anita Jorgensen Lighting Design
Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living
October 1, 2004 - February 27, 2005
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
EIZO Introduces ColorEdge CG220 LCD Monitor at Photokina 2004
22.2-inch wide screen monitor covers Adobe® RGB color space
Cologne, Germany, September 28, 2004
Eizo Nanao Corporation ("EIZO") is unveiling its ColorEdge CG220 LCD monitor featuring 100% support for the Adobe RGB color space at Photokina 2004, one of the world’s leading trade fairs for the photographic and imaging sectors.
The wide color gamut of the ColorEdge CG220 provides a vast range of displayable colors compared to conventional monitors, which typically cover the smaller sRGB color space.
To ensure suitability for complex imaging tasks and color management, EIZO has equipped the ColorEdge CG220 with several features such as improved rendering of dark grayscale tones, emulation of the color characteristics of other monitors, and black level adjustment.
The CG220 and other EIZO ColorEdge products are on display at Photokina 2004 in Hall 10.1 Booth B048.
Corel annonce la sortie prochaine de Corel Painter IX, première application de peinture et d’illustration Natural-Media. Elle sera disponible dès octobre en version anglaise. Pour de nombreux artistes, qu’ils travaillent dans les beaux-arts ou qu’ils soient cinématographes, développeurs de jeux, concepteurs, illustrateurs ou photographes, Corel Painter apparaît comme une référence. On l'aurait imaginé, chez Corel, on insiste sur l'aspect irremplacable du logiciel : “ Les professionnels nous répètent qu’il n’y a simplement pas d’alternative à Corel Painter, car cette application est la seule à leur offrir la puissance et la polyvalence nécessaires pour créer des chefs d’oeuvre et se faire un nom ”, affirme ainsi Nick Davies, directeur des produits graphiques chez Corel. “ Corel Painter IX relève la barre des performances en ce sens qu’elle propose des outils qui redéfinissent l’art numérique, favorisent la créativité et simplifient le flux de travail. Les professionnels de l’image ont donc tout à gagner, qu’ils soient d’inspiration traditionnelle ou numérique ”, ajoute Davies.
Ce qui est certain, c'est que la nouvelle version de Painter est riche en nouveautés et en amélioration. Et cela ne pourra que ravir ses utilisateurs. Voici ce qu'on peut relever :
Painter IX permet un gain d'efficacité
Painter IX offre des outils permettant des gains en terme de créativité
Des améliorations sont également à noter du point de vue compatibilité
Voici le contenu du coffret : Corel Painter IX pour Mac et Windows, bibliothèques d’éléments uniques (dégradés, jets, motifs, photos, textures de papier, styles) y compris la nouvelle catégorie de styles Huiles de l’artiste, guide pratique de Corel Painter IX avec des didacticiels montés par des professionnels de l’image et Guide de l’utilisateur (en format PDF).
Contax U4R - Features A Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 5.8-17.4mm f/2.8-f/4.7 Lens The Contax U4R offers a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 5.8-17.4mm f2.8-4.7 lens (equivalent to approx. 38mm to 115mm in 35mm film format) consisting of 6 elements in 6 groups and includes three aspheric and two high index lens elements. This Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 5.8-17.4mm lens has been developed specifically for digital usage and achieves outstanding color reproduction and rich gradations. In addition, Carl Zeiss’ special multi-layer T* coating dramatically reduces flare and ghosting which results is crisp, ultra sharp images. For greater creative control, 28mm filters can be used via the included filter adapter. The U4R also incorporates a 3x optical zoom and 6x digital zoom for a maximum of 18x total zoom and includes up to 8x digital zoom in play back mode. RTUNE’s High Speed Image Processing System Enables High Speed Continuous Shooting At 3.3 Frames Per Second The Contax U4R provides high speed continuous shooting up to a maximum 3.3 frames per second up to the full capacity of memory card (*1) at the highest resolution, thanks to Kyocera’s RTUNE image processing system. Even during continuous shooting, the LCD monitor displays in real time. The Contax U4R starts up in less than 0.9 seconds and features a shutter lag time of approx. 0.07 seconds (*2), giving the camera the title of being one of the fastest performing cameras available. The performance of the Contax U4R also eliminates the stress that photographers endured in the past caused by waiting for the camera to start up or being able to capture an image at any moment due to long shutter lag time. The U4R is ready when you are to seize the exact moment and capture images at anytime without fail. *1) When using a high speed SD card formatted by the camera with. The high speed SD cards of which full performance have been confirmed are listed on Kyocera global site (http://www.kyocera.com). Depending on shooting conditions, the memory may not be fully utilized. The speed of continuous shooting or movie shooting depends on shooting conditions, camera settings and memory card conditions. *2) The time from locking focus via the shutter release button and releasing the shutter to capture the image. High Resolution 4.0 million effective pixel, 1/2.7 Inch CCD With Improved Image Gradation Thanks to “RTUNE” Contax U4R uses a CCD with 4,230,000 gross pixels (1/2.7 square pixels, using an original color filter) as an image pickup device. By adjusting RGB color balance of the signals from the CCD at the analog front end, color noise is minimized which is easily created in the A/D conversion. The A/D conversion provides 16-bit internal processing to minimize a lack of data and then outputs as 12-bit data to the next image processor. In doing so, drastically reduces a wide range of noise generated in a captured image and is reproduced with natural colors and a fine array of gradations. Easy-Framing Body Is Only 19mm (.55 inches) Thin At only 19mm thin and rounded edge design the U4R can easily fit into a shirt pocket or bag for easy of portability. The covers are made of magnesium and the front panels are covered with genuine leather for superior grip ability and are available in three elegant color variations (black, indigo, and camel). The “Easy-Framing Body” with rotating lens allow you to find a comfortable position to shoot in a variety of photographic situations such as self-portrait, low/high angle and macro mode shooting. Enhanced Continuous AF Shooting Function Stays Focused Even On Moving Subjects The Enhanced Continuous AF shooting function that has been incorporated into the Contax U4R, enabling it to lock onto virtually any moving subjects for precise focus. It provides superlative performance under conditions which were previously difficult to capture images, such as children playing or pets whose actions are unpredictable. With Enhanced Continuous AF, the Contax U4R can capture continuous images at up to 2 frames per a second until the memory is filled (*1). *1) When using a high speed SD card formatted by the camera with. The high speed SD cards of which full performance have been confirmed are listed on Kyocera global site (http://www.kyocera.com). Depending on shooting conditions, the memory may not be fully utilized. The speed of continuous shooting or movie shooting depends on shooting conditions, camera settings and memory card conditions. Increased Focusing Accuracy With 9-point Multi AF Function For increased focusing accuracy and convenience of use, the Contax U4R incorporates a 9-point Multi AF function. The 9-point Multi AF Function is the perfect solution especially with subjects that are not centrally located in the composition. With the 9-point Multi AF system, the U4R automatically selects focus via one of the nine focusing points for precise focusing accuracy. This ensures increased focusing accuracy. Digital photographers who would like to control the focusing point, the U4R also includes Spot AF for user control. Easy View 2-inch LCD Monitor With Continuous Zoom Playback And Group Mode The large, Easy View 2-inch LCD monitor makes it simple to compose an image which is one of the most important elements of digital photography. In addition, the large two inch LCD is also perfect for viewing captured images, movies and it also makes it extremely easy to navigate the menu selections. Images that are captured RTUNE’s Continuous Shooting mode can be viewed in a big way. After capturing a series of images in continuous mode, the photographer can zoom in on one of their continuous shots in playback mode and then scroll through the rest of the images captured in the series at the same magnification. This is extremely important when checking for that perfect image. In addition when multiple continuous captured image series wish to be viewed, the i4R makes it easier. In group mode, the first image of each group is shown for easy selection of a continuously captured series. This is extremely helpful when viewing two or more continuously captured image series. Easy Charger USB Cradle With the Easy Charge USB Cradle, the user no longer needs to be concerned about plugging an ac adapter into the camera each time the battery needs to be charged or a USB cable to transfer images. With the Easy Charge USB Cradle user hooks it up once to an ac outlet and to a personal computer via the supplied USB cable. Once the Easy Charge USB Cradle is connected to an outlet and computer, whenever the camera needs to be charged, it is just placed in the cradle for charging. When captured images need to be transferred from the camera, the camera is just placed in the Easy Charge USB Cradle for convenient transfer of images. Superfine, VGA Movies With Audio Movies with audio (30 frames per second) can be shot up to the maximum capacity of the memory card with easy operation (*4). The recorded file is in AVI format and you can easily played back and seen in superfine movies without image dropouts at 30 frames per second on the U4R’s two inch liquid crystal monitor or a personal computer. (To play back your movies on a personal computer, it is necessary to install QuickTime 4.1 or later.) *4) High speed continuous shooting up to the full memory capacity is possible when using a high speed SD card formatted by the camera with. The high speed SD cards of which full performance have been confirmed are listed on Kyocera global site (http://www.kyocera.com). Depending on shooting conditions, the memory may not be fully utilized. The speed of continuous shooting depends on shooting conditions, camera settings and memory card conditions. Eight Scene Modes For Any Situation The Contax U4R offers 8 predefined scene modes that enable the camera to make the most just about any photographic setting according to the situation. The 8 modes scene modes include, Sport Action, Portrait, Night Portrait, Sunset, Twilight, Night View, Black and White and Sepia. For example, in Sport mode and Continuous AF, the decisive moment like a goal in an athletic meet can be captured. Customizable Single and Multi Image Startup Screen The Contax U4R incorporates a user, customizable startup screen that allows them to select a favorite image that has been captured as their startup screen whenever the camera is powered on. In addition, the Contax U4R includes a Multi Startup Screen feature. With the Multi Startup Screen, 10 separate images or continuous captured images can appear as a movie within the approximately one second camera startup time. In Camera Image Resize Mode With the Contax U4R is easy to resize an image to 320 x 240 pixels or 160 x 120 pixels after it has been taken, and save it so that it can be use with a PDA or sent via e-mail. You can also crop the area to be resized from the whole image, quarter or one-sixteenth. Pictbridge Compatible, The Industry Standard For Printing Images The Contax U4R supports PictBridge technology, the industry standard for printing digital images. By directly connecting the U4R via its USB cable to a PictBridge printer that supports the PictBridge, images can be printed directly from the printer without the use of a personal computer. You can also make changes in settings for the prints as well, such as the number of images to be printed. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 The Contax U4R meets High-Speed USB 2.0 standard by allowing large amounts of image data to be transferred to a personal computer. Due to the advent of high resolution still images and movies and large capacity memory cards, the demand of speed data is essential. Adopting Hi-Speed USB 2.0 standard with a maximum transfer speed of 480Mb/s, one can handle large image files on a personal computer as comfortably as an external hard disc drive. Of course, personal computer using USB1.1 standard also can be used (the transfer speed is limited by USB specification of the personal computer). The installation of a USB driver is not needed, except Windows98 and 98SE. Using CONTAX U4R with a personal computer Windows requirements:OS: Preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition or Professional. Performance is not guaranteed if these operating systems are upgraded. System requirements, 64MB memory or more, USB terminal and CD-ROM drive. For Microsoft Windows 98 and Windows 98 SE, a USB driver is needed. The USB driver is included on the CD-ROM that comes with the camera. Macintosh requirements:OS: Preinstalled with Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2 or OS X v.10.3 (excluding the OS X server). Performance is not guaranteed if these operating systems are upgraded. Equipment should have a built-in USB terminal and CD-ROM drive. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.QuickTime, Macintosh and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. in the United States. Other company names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Photos (c) Kyocera - All rights reserved
(c) Image Source : Nikon, Inc. - Nikon US Press Release - 16.09.2004