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THE INTEGRATION OF WORD AND IMAGE INTO ART

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Curated in collaboration between Subliminal Projects in East Los Angeles, and newly established FACTION Art Projects in Harlem, New York City, Visual Language is a bi-coastal group exhibition investigating various approaches to the use of words and images in art and Western Culture.
Visual Language examines the integration of word and image into art, bringing together a broad spectrum of alternative strategies for expressing contemporary everyday experiences.
The exhibition will run in simultaneously from 14th September to 6th October at Subliminal Projects and Faction Art Projects. The tone of the works gathered in Visual Language reflects each artist’s diversity, ranging from political, ironic, poetic, typographic, and abstract. In each gallery the artworks will work in parallel or collaboratively, while others will juxtapose and subvert, offering a strong critical frame through which to view contemporary culture in this period of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”

With: Scott Albrecht, Ramsey Dau, D*Face, Shepard Fairey, Guerilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Chad Kouri, Nathaniel Russell, Betty Tomkins, Wayne White 

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THE CARICATURIST ILLUSTRATIONS OF JON BERKELEY

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Jon Berkeley is a leading Irish illustrator, author and caricaturist. He was born in Dublin, but a lifelong inability to sit still led him to live and work in Hong Kong, Sydney, and London before settling in Barcelona.
Jon Berkeley has illustrated over 150 covers for The Economist and well over a thousand for Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia, as well as covers for Newsweek, The New Statesman, American Interest, Foreign Affairs, Volkskrant, the Irish Independent, Nature, Global Legal Post, Prospects, Asian Investor, Terre Eco, Jeune Afrique and Backbone.
His work has featured in Time, The South China Morning Post, The Saturday Evening Post, Atlanta Magazine, Fortune, Insight, GQ, California Lawyer, Men’s Fitness, the Financial Times and the Washington Post.
His incisive caricatures have been regular features in the Sunday Times, Hot Press and the Irish Independent, and have appeared in the LA Times, Insight, Radio Times, Time Out, GQ, The Irish Times, The Observer and Mojo among many others.
He has worked on major advertising campaigns for Vodafone, RTE, Smirnoff and Merck. He illustrated the poster for the Arthur Mathews hit musical, I Keano, and designed the identity for the Hong Kong Mandarin Oriental’s MO bar Discovers. In 2014 he created the illustrations for Ted Baker’s renowned Christmas window, along with 50 illustrations for an accompanying interactive campaign.
He produced a Renaissance-themed sticker set for Japanese social network Line, and has illustrated children’s books for Oxford University Press, Hodder, Lerner and Penguin.
When he is not illustrating he writes novels for young readers. He is the author of the Wednesday Tales trilogy, which has been published in over a dozen languages, and The Hidden Boy, both from Harper Collins. His novel The Palace of Laughter was shortlisted for the Bisto Book Award.
Jon’s illustration work has been recognised by Creative Quarterly, the Society of News Design, Communication Arts, 3×3, The 4As, ICAD, IGI and the AOI/Directory of Illustration.

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DARK HUMOUR COMICS BY MR LOVENSTEIN

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If dark humor is your thing, then Mr Lovenstein, aka J. L. Westover, is your artist. Mr Lovenstein puts a surprising and macabre spin on ordinary perceptions, touching on everything from funny tips to getting out of random situations.
The illustrator has been creating art since 2010, and we have selected some of our favorites below.

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10.000 SQM SPACE BLANKET TO COVER BURNING MAN

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Architect Alex Shtanuk has started an indiegogo campaign with a flexible goal of 17.500 dollars. The Blanket is a very light and strong BoPET polyester film canvas 100 by 100 meters, made of 3.350 NASA Space blankets (2,1×1,6 m. each), held together with 40 km of reinforced tape.
The silver side of the Blanket is coated with metallic agent that reflects up to 97% of the radiated heat. During the hot daytime room under the Blanket will be used as a comfy and refreshing rest area, where anyone can relax, chill, have a nap or dance. At night hundreds of people in el-wire suits will get together under the blanket creating an effect of oceanic bioluminescent plankton or moving waves of equalizer.
Ever since we were children and throughout our life we share the space under the blanket with lovers, friends and family. Under the Blanket there are no strangers.

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OTTÓ VINCZE TURNS A LAKE INTO A POOL TABLE

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RIVER POOL, created by Ottò Vincze, is a temporary space installation in the Szentendre branch of the Danube, with a visual focus, also playful in the title. This light and airy piece is site-specific, large-scale and gives the impression of being spontaneously placed there. At first glance, it is much more than a playful adventure for the eyes that an intellectual question for the mind.

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The buoys in the form of huge billiard balls swing gently with the rhythm of the water, or follow the waves of the ships passing over the surface. However, unlike the usual game of billiards, these external effects do not move the position of the balls, but remain fixed in their position, while the current beneath the surface puts them in motion.

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Also the archeology of the river bank has played a role in the choice of the place, together with the physical characteristics and parameters of the surroundings and the proximity to the city center.

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This installation is located near the site of the ancient port, which was the center of trade and the waterway to reach the farthest points of Europe. He played a significant role in making Szentendre’s wine culture famous, as well as giving a boost to the latter growth of its architectural and artistic culture.

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In terms of appearance, the buoys are exact copies of the colors and the numbering of the real billiard balls. It does not take much, however, to detect some irregular between them, with unusual signs, to complete the usual set.

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Indicate their neutral autonomy from both groups of solids and strips with their white color. The markings on their sides are three different versions under the banner of the Privilegiális Szentendre Dealers Association, which are well known in Szentendre. Even today, the 18th century.

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video: Helga Philipp
photo: Balázs Deim

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