Tag Archives: Female Artists

MOCA Launches “Warehouse” Courtesy of Wonmi Kwon

Debranne Cingari Nora’s Sweet Nothings; infused dyes sublimated on aluminum; 24 x 24 or 48 x 48 inches . Copyright © 2019 Coe + Co Photography Gallery, All rights reserved.  Coe + Co Photography Gallery / Cavalier Galleries Photography News.

MOCA LAUNCHES WAREHOUSE PROGRAMS WITH FOUNDING GIFT FROM MOCA TRUSTEE WONMI KWON

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is extremely pleased to announce a founding gift for WAREHOUSE Programs. This generous and transformative gift comes from longtime MOCA Trustee Wonmi Kwon, her husband Kihong Kwon and family. Located in MOCA’s Little Tokyo space, WAREHOUSE Programs will include curated programs that highlight performance and performing arts, artistic experimentation, experiential installations, a wide range of contemporary and social practices, and festival-like open events such as conventions, summits, readings, idea fairs, concerts, screenings, dance, as well as group, family, and community-oriented activities that encourage diverse, intergenerational experiences for new and established audiences. This gift will make possible a significant increase in programming and the infrastructure needed to support the space and its activities for years to come.

“It’s a bit over a year that Wonmi and I started talking about the cutting edge of contemporary art, the artist’s studio, performing arts, and performance art and the artistic spirit of the Temporary Contemporary,” explains MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach. “We began exploring the idea of WAREHOUSE Programs immediately when we met, and now she and her family are founding Wonmi’s WAREHOUSE Programs! What an incredible gift for the community of Los Angeles and beyond! I cannot thank her enough and am very honored and grateful for this transformative gift!”

This support will enable The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Little Tokyo to be open and available year-round and allows the warehouse location to be re-conceptualized as a convening space to engage and activate the community. In addition, this foundational contribution makes possible the creation of an artist bar and restaurant connecting The Aileen Getty Plaza with Wonmi’s WAREHOUSE Programs. This gift will be launched with a seminal mural facing Alameda Street by artist Barbara Kruger which bookends an earlier gift, also made by Wonmi Kwon and her family, of the Barbara Kruger mural, Untitled (Questions) (1990/2018), installed at MOCA Geffen one year ago. Work has already begun on evaluating infrastructure needs to realize WAREHOUSE Programs and the new offerings will begin to roll out in 2020.

“I have been part of the MOCA family for many decades and it is with renewed confidence and excitement about the museum that we make this gift,” says Kwon. “The space in Little Tokyo has always resonated with me for its physical and metaphorical proximity to the artist’s studio. It is a space of innovation, freedom, and experimentation. Knowing it will now be activated and opened up to the community in a robust and exciting way brings me and my family great joy.”

“Wonmi has been an inspiration to me and the entire board since she first became involved with the museum nearly 30 years ago,” remarks MOCA Board Chair Maria Seferian. “Wonmi and Kihong’s gift will make it possible for MOCA to return to its roots, at its first location originally named ‘The Temporary Contemporary’ and launch a program that showcases our museum’s commitment to the community, to living artists, and to new art practices. We’re so honored and thrilled by this gift!”

WAREHOUSE Programs further the museum’s mission by creating a space that allows for exchange within our communities, welcoming a broad range of voices, and drawing on the intersection of contemporary art with local and global topics such as environment and social justice.

The Art of Debranne Cingari

From Debranne Cingari’s VW Love collection, this striking image is the product of the artist’s exploration of Miami, driving a VW Bug through the city in search of her next muse. Photographing her car against a backdrop of graffiti’d walls, she has captured and manipulated intriguing images to create unique new compositions that play on the relationship of the car and the graffiti imagery. In “Nora’s Sweet Nothings” the composition suggests that the figure is whispering a secret to the car. Adding an element of color, the artist draws us deeper into the focal point of the lips. Color variations are available in limited editions in 24 x 24 and 48 x 48 inch sizes.

Photographer and assemblage artist Debranne Cingari is based in CT, but spends her time traveling the world seeking inspiration for her artwork. Her work has been included in major contemporary art fairs throughout the US, and is held in corporate and public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cingari is the recipient of numerous awards for her photography from Photographer’s Forum Magazine, and the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York.

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Elliphant; Top 10 Best New Artists of Our Time

 

Elliphant, Live at Bitterzoet, Amsterdam,  April 15th, 2016, Photo Credit: Bobo Boom, source: WikiCommons.

Ranked by subnormal as one of the Top 10 Best New Artists of Our Time; Elliphant is none other than the lovely Ellinor Miranda Salome Olovsdotter, from Sweden.  Having worked with a number of the top DJ / producers in the world including Diplo and Skrillex, Elliphant has also done brilliant collaborations with  fellow Swede Tove Lo, and Denmark’s MØ, among others.

As one of the most brilliant songwriters of our time, with a stunningly distinct voice unlike any other, Elliphant has created hit after underground hit (and at times–mainstream hit), from the legendary “Spoon Me,” “Look Like You Love it,” “Love me Badder,” “North Star,” “Best People in the World,” “Where is Home,” “Could it Be,” “Down On Life,” “One More” with MØ, “Live till I Die,” “Music Is Life,” “Stardust,” “Ciant Hear It,” “Where is my Mama At,” “Only Getting Younger,” “Revolusion,” “Hit and Run,” “Paint the World,” and many more.

The greatness of so many of one artist’s song’s alone is phenomenal, demonstrating the brilliance of Elliphant’s songwriting ability. Combined with her musical production employed, and her dynamic, great voice that ranges from a jazzy, soulful pop, to a melodic rap or reggae beat, lends itself to making Elliphant in a class and league all her own.

With influences of punk, rock, pop, new wave, rap, trap, EDM, techno, house, breakbeat, reggae, grime, and more, Elliphant’s talent is undeniable, and her originality like few of our time; a brilliant and legendary artist of sheer greatness.

Visit the Official Elliphant website and follow her at: http://elliphant.com/

subnormal magazine 2018

 

Female Sculptor Doris Caesar’s Work; Remembered

Doris Caesar; Woman, Sitting Back on Heels; 1964; Bronze;
31 1/2 x 24 x 14″

(1892–1971)

Doris Caesar was a passionate sculptor, distinguished by her radically elongated nude female forms. Her poignant renderings each embody the spirit and essence of a woman, with selective details that achieve a directness owed to Caesar’s tireless honing of her talent as a sculptor.

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1892, Diane Caesar’s father encouraged her  love of the arts, She spent her teenage years dividing her time between a formal education at The Spence School, and the artistic environment of the Art Students League in Manhattan.

Putting her artistic career on hold for several years to raise her children, she began to return to her work as a sculptor in 1925, with support from her husband.  She then began her apprenticeship taught by one her greatest influences; cubist pioneer Alexander Archipenko.

In 1927, she formed a relationship with the Weyhe Gallery in New York which resulted in ongoing series of solo shows beginning in 1935. Caesar continued to pursue sculpting relentlessly, gaining momentum throughout the 1950’s with several successful solo shows. In 1959, she was featured prominently in the group show; Four American Expressionists, at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, where forty of her works were exhibited .  In addition to the Whitney where her work remains, her work is also exhibited in over thirty other museums. She continued to sculpt and exhibit her work throughout her life.

Cavalier Galleries in New York and Connecticut represents two of her esteemed works.

This content is (c). 2018, Cavalier Galleries.  Hollywood Sentinel.