Blanquet has been working on the play “Richard III” by Jean Lambet-wild which is now being presented at the Théâtre de l’Union in Limoges (France). He was in charge of creating the whole stage as well as a unique armor in porcelain for the main caracter.
Both have been praised in the media since the play was premiered.
Richard III in Le Populaire (in French)
A new year card designed by Takuya Kuriyama.
Links to his other works. Click here.
“Aiskrim Malaysia” by Azizan Paiman was first performed in the 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale in 1999, Fukuoka Asia Art Museum, Japan. Now his ice-cream carts “sculptures” are displayed in Balai Seni Visual Negara in Gallery 2C.
The background of Paiman’s ice-cream selling
Azizan Paiman was invited to participate in the 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (Japan) in 1999. He created a sweet and spicy ice-cream (with the help of a local ice-cream manufacturer, and of course permitted coloring and flavoring).
The performance titled “Ais Krim Malaysia” took place at Kawabata Shopping street in Hakata (Fukuoka, Japan). Pushing his ice-cream cart, he gives out his Ais Krim Malaysia to curious passer-by, sharing with them the taste of Malaysia! He shouts in Japanese “Tada desu!” (meaning it is free!), “Umakabai” (It is delicious in Hakata slang) and “Okanae iranai” (no need money!)
In Malaysia, 2015
In Japan, 1999 (a very young Paiman!)
FEMME À LA CRUCHE by LÉGER Fernand
Color aquatint, engraving and roulette, made in 1928. 475×315 mm; 18 3/4×12 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered by Léger. Etched by Jacques Villon.
An artwork by Aoi Fujimoto, “The hand”, drawing on paper, 2002, from a series of 10 similar works created to illustrate an erotic/science fiction novel, will be featured in the upcoming issue of the French mythical publication “Tranchée Racine”.
Published by United Dead Artists, it is all about images and has barely any text. It will be the 10th issue: big size, 16 pages, black & white and colors. 4,000 copies.
Suggestions of artists and artworks are welcome: trancheeracine(at)gmail.com. The focus is on: worlds of flesh, psychic organs, primitive landscapes, intravenous savagery, salacious everyday life, suspicious origins…
Since 2007, United Dead Artists has published about 80 books, magazines and objects featuring more than 160 artists. www.uniteddeadartists.com
More on Aoi Fujimoto here
Aoi Fujimoto in the Tranchée Racine
Stéphane Blanquet collaboration with the upcoming Belgium fashion brand KRJST. More on this adventure soon…
Azizan Paiman’s quirky and provocative 3-piece wooden sculpture – The Fake ICs is on display at The Edge Gallerie. The Fake ICs is from the private collection of husband and wife collectors.
Dawn Raid Operation, London 1981
The paintings of the “Ali Baba and the 40 thieves” are now exhibited at the Gallery. They are georgeous… Full of poetry and meanings.
About this artwork: “In a ‘dawn raid’ on the London Stock Exchange on 7 September 1981, the premiere British rubber and oil palm conglomerate in Malaysia, the Guthrie Corporation Limited, was taken into local control in less than four hours. This was the most dramatic Malaysian acquisition of a foreign company during the restructuring of the country’s post-colonial economy during the 1970s and 1980s, and the Guthrie Dawn Raid remains a celebrated but, at the same time, contested juncture in contemporary Malaysian memory”
More here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2400916
The quality of the work of Diego Perrotta has been, once again, recognized in Argentina. Last September, he was awarded the first prize in painting of the UADE art contest 2014 for his painting called “Alchimia”. UADE (Universidad Argentina De la Empresa) is an important business focused university and they have been strongly supporting the art scene for years. (http://www.uade.edu.ar/acerca-de-uade/uade-art)
Diego Perrotta – Alquimia – 150 x 150 cm – 2014