30 March, 2011

Tomoko Shioyasu

apanese artist Tomoko Shioyasu was born in Osaka in 1981 and majored in sculpture at the Kyoto City University of Arts. Her immense floor-to-ceiling tapestries are meticulously cut by hand from enormous sheets of paper using utility knives and soldering irons. Her work evokes some of nature’s most complex creations: the organic patterns of cells, the flow of water, and the forces of wind. How these are hung without tearing seems nearly impossible.Her latest work, “Vortex” (first two images) is currently on display as part of the show Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Japanese Art at Japan Society in New York

full article here

MOTアニュアル2010:装飾 塩保朋子 インタビュー

28 March, 2011

Art Marketing

Grow Creative - The Art of Marketing Art

Ebook giving tips and advice on how to market artwork including photography, illustration, design, art and more

Subject Index - March 2011

The Aviary
Subject Index August 2010
Subject Index Sept 2010 - Feb 2011
Subject Index Books 2005 -2007
Subject Index Books 2007 -2010

Subject Index - Books Blakkbyrd

Artists / Exhibitions
dOCUMENTA (13) 2012
Venice Biennale 2011
Art Basel 2011

Berlin Biennale 2010 + 2012

Singapore Biennale 2011
Sit - Amsterdam
Tomoko Shioyasu
Kamagurka - Live Stream

The Future of Art
"A child could do it."
Arts Law: Stolen Art

Copyright Infringement

Art Marketing
The Graffiti Subculture - Book

LibriVox - Free Audio Books
Prado Collection Online

New Media

STRP Festival Eindhoven 2011
The Witness - Interactive Film

Brian Dettmer
Stickers 2 - Book
Subject Index Books 2005 -2007
Subject Index Books 2007 -2010

Subject Index - Books Blakkbyrd

Book Arts Exhibition - Russia
Robert The : Bookguns

LibriVox - Free Audio Books
Dokument Press
Sydney Street Art Tour & Book

The Frozen North

Millennium Tours - Stockholm

Nuart - Norway
Supermarket 2010 - Stockholm
Supermarket 2011 - A.R.I. Artfair Stockholm
Göteborg Biennial - 2011

Magasin 3 Stockholm Kunsthall
Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation

Icelandic Printmakers
Swedish Printmakers
Norske Grafikere - Oslo

Tallinn Print Triennial 2011

Urban Art /Graffiti

Roberto Morales Art

The Graffiti Subculture - Book
Street Art Chile - Book
Street Art Stockholm Book
Stockholm Street Art Tours
30works - Cologne

Altered Egos - London

And life went on
The Windmill Farmer

Mr Scribble
Pac Man (Rémi GAILLARD)

26 March, 2011

Millennium Tours - Stockholm

Millennium Tour
Follow along in Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander’s footsteps while getting additional background information about the characters and the author. The walk starts at Bellmangatan 1, where Mikael Blomkvist lives, then passes the Millennium editorial office, Lisbeth Salander’s luxury apartment and many other locations mentioned in the books and films.


Do the Millennium-Tour on your own!
You can also buy the Millennium map and do the walk on your own!

The map is available in the following languages:
Swedish - English - French
Spanish - German - Italian
English - Finnish - Russian

You are welcome to buy your map at the Stockholm City Museum or at the Stockholm Tourist Centre at Vasagatan or at Arlanda Airport.

Icelandic Printmakers

The Icelandic Printmaker’s Association (also known as the Printmakers Union) in its current form was established in 1969 however it was originally established in 1954. The Association runs its own gallery and studio in the centre of Reykjavik. The gallery is open Thursdays - Sundays 2-6 pm. There are around 70 members who have each been through a professional application process.

Tryggvagötu 17, hafnarmegin
101 Reykjavík


english blog

past exhibitions

Swedish Printmakers

The Swedish Printmakers´ Association was founded in 1910 by a handful of artists with the intention, then as now, of furthering the interests of printmakers, arranging print exhibitions and distributing information about printmaking as an art form.
The Association has worked internationally from the very beginning, exhibiting in many countries, and arranging print exhibitions from abroad.
The Swedish Printmakers´ Association runs a gallery from which there is a vast network of contacts to other printmakers´ collective workshops and printmakers´ associations in Sweden and abroad.

Grafiska Sallskapet
Hornsgatan 6
118 20 Stockholm


Exhibition Program 2011

VÅREN 2011
29.03 17.04 Artists' books: Göteborgs konstskola
09.04 04.05 Cathrine Johansson
07.05 25.05 Grafikskolan i Stockholm
28.05 15.06 Gun Kessle postumt 1926 - 2007



The Swedish Print-makers' Association proudly announces the celebration of its Centenary. The main feature is a grand exhibition of fine-art print-making. The exhibition opens on 26th October 2010 and finishes on 12th December 2010. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, will inaugurate the exhibition. The opening venue is at Konstakademien, the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine-Arts gallery at nr.12 Fredsgatan in central Stockholm. The exhibition will then travel to several different venues in Sweden during 2011.

The exhibition is divided into three categories:

1. HISTORISK ATERBLICK The history of our Association including a rich selection from the archives of our published editions throughout the years.

2. XIV GRAFIKTRIENNAL A jury-selected Swedish Print XIV Triennial open to all print-making artists throughout Sweden.

3. MEDLEMSUTSTALLNING An exhibition of prints from all of our members wishing to participate.

Whilst the main exhibition is at Konstakademien, the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine- Arts gallery at nr.12 Fredsgatan, we are showing Nordic print-makers in our own gallery at nr.6 Hornsgatan at these times:
27.10 – 07.11 Taidegraafikot, the Finnish Print-makers ' Association.
09.11 – 21.11 Íslenska Grafíkfélagid, the Icelandic Print-makers' Association.
23.11 – 05.12 Danske Grafikere, the Danish Print-makers'Association.
07.12 – 19.12 Norske Grafikere, the Norwegian Print-makers Association.
26.10 – 12.12 Triennial and Jubilee Exhibition at Konstakademien, the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts gallery at nr.12 Fredsgatan.

video and exhibition views

Norske Grafikere - Oslo

In 1919, the Association of Norwegian Printmakers was established by the famous artist Edvard Munch, Erik Werenskiold and Harald Sohlberg.
Norwegian Printmakers Gallery, situated in the centre of Oslo, has at all time more than 4000 prints represented by 300 artists.

Norske Grafikere
Tollbugata 24
0157 Oslo

Exhibition Program 2011

click on the links to see exhibition views and artists works

8. januar – 30. januar: Nye medlemmer

3. februar – 27. februar: Ingebjørg Une Hagen

3. mars – 27. mars:
Samoa Rémy

31. mars – 26. april:
Nicolai Schaanning Larsen

30. april – 22. mai: Martin Due

printmaking terms

25 March, 2011

Subject Index Books 2005 -2007

Australian women's art
contemporary art collection
Middle Eastern Manuscripts - Melbourne

artist’s books - Melbourne
banned books


the history of the book
The Secret Life of Type
Bligh's notebook


transversal on critique
art & language

Comics & zines


Leiden Book Fair review
Call - Book Arts

a. athens contemporary art review

PhotoStatic - xerography magazine
Art SA's magazine Artstate
The Blue Notebook = uk
machine at raw space
art magazines - australia
Book review - Photopolymer Plates
Handbook of Non-Toxic Intaglio


BibliOdyssey Books
Book Studio Blog
Australian imprints in the British Library
Queensland Bookbinders' Guild
The Centre for Fine Print Research
illustration house
print council of australia

Artist Books
lawrence finn
Melinda Pap
dead cat press
kylie stillman

animal farm
more animal farm

First Wave Feminists

sunburnt country
on Greer
beautiful boy
shakespeare illustrated

Subject Index Books 2007 -2010


History of Chinese Printmaking

printmaking and the artist book

call - Artists Books QLD

2008 Editions|Artists' Book Fair
CODEX Foundation Symposium 2007

The NY Art Book Fair
5th artists' books + multiples fair

Comics & Zines

VROOM! - Paris

KRAZY! - Vancouver
Manga Mania - Frankfurt

Book Arts Exhibition - Russia

Mirror of the World - SLV

Mirror of the World - State Library of Victoria
Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910–1917
Blood on Paper: The Art of the Book
fierce pussy
Illuminated manuscripts - Melbourne

Australian Etchings & Engravings - AGNSW

Artist Book Exhibition - melbourne
Books as Works of Art
Audiotour Podcast - How I entered there I cannot truly say
Unbound: Artists' books

Book Artists
Robert The : Bookguns
Brian Dettmer

Karen Kunc - Artist Books

Books Online
LibriVox - Free Audio Books
Free Books Online

Online Books in both English & Chinese
Online Books from Read Print


Online Publishing

Blurb at Picnic 08


Animated Book - NZ

Helpdesk humour

Medieval Imagination - video

The Man From Snowy River

Steal This Book

QUT Art Museum Resources

Artists’ Book website

Arts Writers Grant
Arrow - Aust. Research Online

Writing About Art
visual database of artists' books - V & A
Book Arts at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UK
1911 encyclopedia

Art Theory
AAAARG - art theory

Legal /Copyright

Google Book Theft

symposium on Neo-Censorship


Dale Spender - Book
Greer on Hathaway

Doris Lessing wins Nobel Literature Prize
Portuguese Discovery of Australia in 1522
Eliza Younghusband
Lucy Lippard - interview

TateEtc - new issue

tate etc
Drawing - Manifest OHIO

Print Quarterly

Frieze magazine

Kunstgeschichte - Art Journal

RealTime Arts
E-flux Journal
Artforum: May ’68
KultureFlash - London
Afterall - Spring issue
Printed - NGA
Modern Australian Women
Crossings: Electronic Journal of Art and Technology
Art Almanac September
Masculinities Reflected
Book Arts Newsletter
Art & the Feminist Project
Contemporary Australian Art 1966–2006
CIRCA - Ireland
Umbrella - artists’ books
Feminist Art - ARTnews

24 March, 2011

Berlin Biennale 2010 + 2012

The 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art will take place in early 2012.

Artur Żmijewski has been appointed curator of the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Visual artist Artur Żmijewski, born in 1966 in Warsaw (Poland), works almost exclusively with the media of photography and film. He is particularly interested in the power of art and its relation to politics. From an almost anthropological viewpoint he investigates social norms, morality and representations of power in today’s society and the effects that art have on it.


6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

Report by ARTS.21


Some video impressions from ArtReview's team at this year's Berlin Biennial, including installation shots of work by Petrit Halilaj, John Smith, Mark Boulos, Ron Tran, Nir Evron, Danh Vo and Ferha Ozgür.
You can read Oliver Basciano's review of the 6th Berlin Biennale here

report from Kulturcheck

20 March, 2011

Supermarket 2010 - Stockholm

Some images from the 2010 Supermarket Artfair in Stockholm, Sweden.


Supermarket 2011 - A.R.I. Artfair Stockholm

18th - 20th February 2011
SUPERMARKET 2011 will for the second year in a row take place at Kulturhuset (The House of Culture) in Stockholm. Kulturhuset is located at Sergels torg in the very centre of Stockholm.


The goal of SUPERMARKET is to provide a showcase for artists' initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for new networks in the Swedish and international art scenes. It is also an art fair that strives to offer the visitor an experience, rather than focusing on sales.

SUPERMARKET focus on Artist-run galleries regularly staging public exhibitions in their own exhibition spaces and other artists' initiatives.

In February 2006, Minimarket, a precursor to SUPERMARKET, was held at Konstnärshuset as a reaction to the new commercial art fair, Market. The following year, SUPERMARKET 2007 occupied the entire building at Konstnärshuset. SUPERMARKET 2008 relocated to larger premises at the old industrial space Enskilda Galleriet. SUPERMARKET 2009 was held at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm with 55 participants and thereby became Sweden’s largest art fair. SUPERMARKET 2010 was held at Kulturhuset with 65 participants from more than 20 countries.

Exhibitors 2011
(the full list of participating artist run initiatives)


Örebro, Sweden
Galleri 54
Gothenburg, Sweden
Dyestad, Sweden
Västerås, Sweden
Galleri Box
Gothenburg, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Maskinen
Umeå, Sweden
NKF Nordic Art Association Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
CFF – Centrum för fotografi
Stockholm, Sweden
Gocart Gallery
Visby, Sweden
No Budget Performance
Stockholm, Sweden
Cirkulations Centralen
Malmö, Sweden
ID:I Galleri
Stockholm, Sweden
Skånes konstförening
Malmö, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Studio 44
Stockholm, Sweden
Formverk (art zone)
Eskilstuna, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Fullersta Bio Konsthall
Huddinge, Sweden

Useful page on transport and accomodation ( in English)

Supermarket Issue#1 picks up the fast-moving, creative subculture in the international art scene.

Supermarket Issue#1 is unique, surprising and food for thought. Supermarket Issue#1 is a 4-colour, internationally distributed magazine in English, characterised by vibrant freeform graphic design.



Göteborg Biennial - 2011

Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2011

Professor Sarat Maharaj is chief curator of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2011 with the theme Pandemonium: Art in a Time of ‘Creativity Fever’.
Sarat Maharaj works in a curatorial team consisting of Dorothee Albrecht, Stina Edblom and Gertrud Sandqvist. The overall theme Pandemonium: Art in a Time of ‘Creativity Fever’ constitutes the starting-point for the curatorial process taking off in December 2010. During the spring of 2011, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art will arrange open seminars and workshops leading up to the opening on September 10, 2011.

Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art is held September 10 – November 13, 2011.
While Röda Sten is the main exhibition venue, the 2011 biennial will also take place at Göteborgs Konsthall and Göteborgs Konstmuseum. The planning of other exhibition venues and the upcoming program will continue in 2011


Röda Sten is a member of European Biennial Network.
EBN websit

Göteborgs Konsthall is a centre for contemporary art in Göteborg, Sweden.

Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art is arranged by Röda Sten with main support from Göteborgs Kulturnämnd, Västra Götalandsregionen, Kulturrådet, Kulturkontakt Nord and support from Regeringskansliet, Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden, The Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Göteborg & Co, Goethe-Institutet Schweden in cooperation with Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg Museum of Art, Göteborg City Museum, City Library of Göteborg, Galleri Box, Bio Capitol, Göteborg & Co, Avalon Hotel, Göteborgs Kulturförvaltning and Kultur i Väst.

19 March, 2011

dOCUMENTA (13) 2012

dOCUMENTA (13) is a series of artistic acts and gestures that are already taking place as well as an exhibition that will open on June 9, 2012, and that will run for 100 days. dOCUMENTA (13) does not follow a single, overall concept but engages in conducting, and choreographing manifold materials, methods, and knowledges.


dOCUMENTA (13) announces curatorial team and process
video (in German at start but switches to English - 50 mins)


update: The above video which I watched on the 19th has apparently now been taken down and replaced with a direct link to the dOCUMENTA 13 website. (ed, 23rd)

So I am replacing it with this lecture

International Lecture Series: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev / 6 October 2010 from The Power Plant on Vimeo.

Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13), Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev speaks about her curatorial practice and plans for dOCUMENTA (13) as part of the International Lecture Series of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, Canada.

Venice Biennale 2011

The 54th International Art Exhibition, titled ILLUMInations, is being presented in a series of press conferences attended by Paolo Baratta and Bice Curiger: Zurich (March 14th), Berlin (15th), Moscow (18th), LondonParis (22nd), and New York (25th). The Exhibition will run 4th June to 27th November at the Giardini and Arsenale (preview on 1st, 2nd and 3rd June), and in various other venues around Venice. (21st),


Art Basel 2011

Art 42 Basel takes place June 15 – 19, 2011.

The world's premier international art show for Modern and contemporary works, Art Basel features nearly 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. More than 2,500 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars, are represented in the show's multiple sections. The exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works.


art basel on vimeo


Manifesta, the roving European Biennial of Contemporary art, changes it location every two years – Rotterdam (1996), Luxembourg (1998), Ljubljana(2000), Frankfurt (2002), San Sebastian (2004), Nicosia (2006 – cancelled), Trentino-South Tyrol (2008) and Murcia in dialogue with northern Africa (2010). Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography. This includes innovations in curatorial practices, exhibition models and education. Each Manifesta biennial aims to investigate and reflect on emerging developments in contemporary art, set within a European context. In doing so, we present local, national and international audiences with new aspects and forms of artistic expression.

Manifesta 8 has just finished.

Manifesta 8 presentation at Art Basel 41, June 2010 from Alfredo Cramerotti on Vimeo.

on youtube

Manifesta is pleased to announce the Province of Limburg, Belgium as the host region for the ninth edition of Manifesta which will take place in 2012. (no dates?)


17 March, 2011

LibriVox - Free Audio Books

LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.


15 March, 2011

Magasin 3 Stockholm Kunsthall

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is one of Europe’s leading institutions for contemporary art. Our aim is to support artistic practice and actively take part in society by introducing and presenting artists. One of the free port’s old warehouses from the 1930s with an exhibition area of ca. 1500 square meters has housed Magasin 3 from the start.

Current Exhibition: Investigations of a Dog
17 Feb - 29 May 2011

This spring Magasin 3’s exhibition spaces will be filled with works by internationally acclaimed artists including Maurizio Cattelan, Fischli & Weiss, Claire Fontaine, Jeff Koons, Sigalit Landau and Sherrie Levine – many of them being shown in Sweden for the first time.

The exhibition Investigations of a Dog has borrowed its title from a short story by Franz Kafka (1922) and presents works from the collections of all five members of FACE – Foundation of Arts for a Contemporary Europe. The responsible curator in Stockholm, Tessa Praun, describes the exhibition’s theme:

Kafka’s short story is written from the perspective of a dog suffering an identity crisis. The dog is more introverted and reflective than his fellow dogs. This more critical approach to society, complete with existential thoughts, is reflected in the artistic process of the works selected for the exhibition.


previous exhibitions

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is situated in the former warehouse Magasin 3 in Frihamnen (the free port), north of Gärdet’s greens, ca 300 meters after entering the gates leading into Frihamnen on Tegeluddsvägen. The building lies between the Tallinn terminal Tallink and the warehouse for Banankompaniet. The entrance to Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is on the first floor reachable via the elevators marked 3 and 4.

The Future of Art

The Future of Art from KS12 on Vimeo.

The Future of Art
an immediated autodocumentary

What are the defining aesthetics of art in the networked era? How is mass collaboration changing notions of ownership in art? How does micropatronage change the way artists produce and distribute artwork? The Future of Art begins a conversation on these topics and invites your participation. (twitter hashtag: #futureofart)

This video was shot, edited and screened at the Transmediale festival 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

more info

Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation

Index is an independent art space owned and run by Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation. It is a site for art production and distribution, a place where artistic and audience related experiments are carried out. Our focus is directed towards contemporary art and curatorial practice with the aim of providing a ground for creativity in a wider sense of the word. Each year Index produces 4 exhibitions in the gallery space, but in addition we also promote artistic expressions in various forms such as for instance screenings, performance, and workshops to influence the programme with a certain mobility.


Kungsbrostrand 19, Stockholm
Tuesday-Friday 12 - 4pm, Saturday-Sunday 12 - 5 pm.

14 March, 2011

Tallinn Print Triennial 2011

Tallinna XV Graafikatriennaal
20. jaanuar - 8. mai 2011


In a shift from previous years the 15th Tallinn Print Triennial will be held exclusively at Kumu Art Museum to deliver a more focused and thematically integrated exhibition. This strategy will also capitalize on Kumu’s status as Tallinn’s most visited exhibiting institution.

Personal and Public Space in 1970s Estonian Graphics
08.12.2010–10.04.2011 4th floor, A-wing, Cabinet of Prints and Drawings
The exhibition introduces local black-and-white etched graphics from the 1970s, from artists who juxtaposed prescribed social themes with extreme subjectivity.

Mapping. Hits from the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. 15th Tallinn Print Triennial
02.01.–17.04.2011 4th floor, B-wing
The exhibition introduces distinguished Grand Prix winners from the world’s oldest international biennial of graphic arts. The names include: Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Victor Vasarely, Hans Hartung, Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst and many more. Supported by: Tallinn2011

For Love Not Money. 15th Tallinn Print Triennial
21.01.–08.05.2011 The Great Hall
This international exhibition examines printmaking in the broader context of the developments of art. The artists, who were chosen through intense competition, include several internationally recognized stars. Supported by: Tallinn2011

For Love Not Money. 15th Tallinn Print Triennial
21.01.–23.04.2011 5th floor, Gallery of Contemporary Art
This time, the Print Triennial is divided into subtopics which deal with the various aspects of love and money: yearning, dependency, dedication, family, religion, politics, goods, fetishes, sex and much more. Supported by: Tallinn2011

Images of the exhibition here

13 March, 2011

Subject Index Sept 2010 - Feb 2011

The Aviary
Happy New Year and all that
Subject Index August 2010

7th Australian Print Symposium

Listing of Biennales
Art International Radio
Arts NSW
Art Almanac


Contemporary Chinese Art History
Xu Bing
Contemporary Chinese Art

Debate - Art Market Ethics
Edward Dolman on the art market

New Media
IPad light painting

Artists / Exhibitions
Gunpowder Stencil
ZEDZ - Amsterdam

Paste-Modernism Charity Auction
Renew Newcastle

Urban Art
Eine - UK
Flix - Venezuala

Artsummit - Melbourne
Arts and Disability Conference

Prado Collection Online

Highlights from the collection of the Museo Nacional del Prado.

In response to the size of its collections and the problem of choosing what to see in the Museum, the Prado has organised three routes for visitors that focus on its masterpieces.

Depending on the time available for the visit, routes of 15, 30 and 50 works have been devised which cover the most important artists represented in the Museum, in addition to outstanding examples of goldsmiths’ work and sculpture from the permanent collection.

If you wish to know the basic information and the description of each work, including the possibility to listen to the corresponding audioguideAudioguide symbol, click on each image. We recommend that once you have begun listening to the audioguide that you enlarge the image by clicking on the "enlarge" Enlarge symbol or "zoom" Zoom symbol buttons that you can find below each image. By doing so you will appreciate with much more clarity the techinical characterists and composition of each work (of art).


Singapore Biennale 2011


Featuring 60 artists from 30 countries, the third Singapore Biennale, titled 'Open House', will be open to the public from 13 March to 15 May 2011. Over half of the artists are creating new commissions or premiering new works. 'Open House' is presented across four exhibition venues, each with their own particular character, that draw upon emblematic spaces in Singapore: Housing Development Board flats (Singapore Art Museum and 8Q), shopping centres and night markets (National Museum of Singapore), and international air and sea ports (Old Kallang Airport). Major art works at Marina Bay will amplify individual experience in the city.


list of artists

Ed: I was in Singapore for the last Biennial in 2009.