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World Press Photo 09

2 Dec

For the fifth consecutive year, Photographic Social Vision Foundation, in collaboration with the CCCB, presents World Press Photo 09.

The World Press Photo exhibition – a collection of the winning entries in the World Press Photo Competition – is internationally recognised as the most important touring exhibition of photojournalism in the world. As well as displaying the best photographs of 2008, it is also a historic document of the main news events of the year.

Each year, an independent, thirteen-member international jury chooses the winning photographs from submissions by photojournalists, agencies, newspapers and photographers around the world. The photos compete in 11 categories: news events, current affairs, people in the news, sports, action photography, sports reportage, contemporary issues, daily life, portraits, nature and art and entertainment.

The winning photographs are exhibited annually in 80 cities in 40 countries, on condition that all works have to be shown without censorship of any kind. The fact that thousands of visitors from around the world see this exhibition shows photography’s power to overcome linguistic and cultural boundaries.

World Press Photo provides images that become part of the collective memory. Stunning images that have changed, on many occasions, the course of history and public opinion.

To see all of this year’s winning images please click {HERE}

ARTFUTURA_ Art+Thoughts

8 Nov

menutop_logo_dark is a  brilliant Show at the Santa Monica Art Center in the lower RAVAL. Now in its 20th edition, they have provided a great retrospect of the catalogue of their work. Aimed at bringing art and technology together, they have presented a great collection of work that spans two decades in the making.

“At the beginning of this third millennium we enter a process in which art and science run together on parallel paths..”

Artificial Life, Virtual Reality, computer generated images… are only the first chapter of a new universe, capable of both broadening and shrinking the human spirit

 _ ART FUTURA

Last Thursday Improv Everywhere partnered up with ART FUTURA for the MP3 Experiment on Las Ramblas. Hundreds of people downloaded instructions on their MP3 player and showed up to the front door of the center without any idea what was in store for them. See what happens when technology encourages real time interaction.

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For more information on ::ART FUTURA:: click AQUI!

From Barcelona with a Brazilian kiss-NSISTA

27 Oct
 

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Back in 2000, two Brazilian sisters- Marise Cardoso aka DJIIVA and Amarilis Vitale arrived in Barcelona and were instantly blown away by the electronic music scene that was taking the city by storm.

Together they formed NSISTA,  a band whose sound has been influenced by their travels around the world.  Their Brazilelectro beats have evolved over the years reflecting the years of crossing borders and  genres. Like stamps on their passports, their music is a unique collage of  samba beats layered over lush electronic arrangements and experimental sounds cascading in the background. Their look consisting  of recycled  materials such as plastic bottles and bottle caps  form post modern head pieces  which reflects their do it your self attitude.

NSISTA Field

On this particular Sunday night – NSISTA holds center court in an old convent  turned  cultural center on the border of the Born neighborhood. The hipster crowd below them- can’t stop moving their heads and hips to the sambatronic beats radiating from the speakers.  They stand center stage in an open courtyard, bathed in hot pink light and transmitting love for their fans.

The neighbors however, don’t seemed too amused by the weekend festival which is now on its 15th edition, was created by MARISE  and aptly named PULGAS MIX.  A  flea market based concept, that has over taken the space with artist, musicians and fashion designers from all over spain. The goal of the festival is to share the talent in an incubated center for people to touch and hear the pulse of Barcelona’s art scene. 

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When not producing music, or organizing festivals NSISTA  also lends a hand and signature sound to bands such as Macaco, Ojos de Brujo, Brazuca and Matraca  that turn to the duo when looking to brazilify their sound.

To discover the SAMBA XXXPERIENCE click here .

Make sure to check out the AfroMix of  their new track CABOCLA

To  download their  new single  CABOCLA click HERE

Subtravelling-The Barcelona Subway Short Film Festival- For People On The Go.

16 Oct

 

 

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No Time for movies? Barcelona kicks off the weekend with the 1st ever Subway Short Film Festival.

The Wizard of Oz in 30 secs

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An impromptu movie theatre has been set up at the Plaza Universidad Metro Station which allows viewers to catch a SHORT film while transferring lines.

The SUBTRAVELLING film festival <October 15-October 18> has generated quite a bit of buzz this week with locals and tourists alike.  This film festival which has already been quite the hit in Berlin has now stopped at Barcelona thanks to the help of the city.

Passengers can see the films at the Metro stations or in the train on the over head screens. Voting has already begun on the best Short Film online. As part of the campaign once you vote- you also enter the chance to win a trip to LA to tour the WB movie studio.

The rules of the festival are  simple: Short films could be  NO longer than 2 minutes.  Hundreds of entries were received  and so far the animated romantic comedy OKTOPODI  is in the lead. 

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For more information on the Film Festival or to watch more of the shorts click HERE
 

Will we still have prostitutes in BCN in 2159?

14 Oct

future--city-1969What will Barcelona be like in 2159?

Will we still have people selling Agua, Coca Cola , Cerveza in liquid form? Will we have intergalactic  prostitutes on Las Ramblas? Will the Sagrada Familia be finished?

A new time capsule project has been launched via the internet, for the citizens of Barcelona in 2009 to communicate with the barceloneces of 2159

The BARCELONA2159 project has taken shape and hundreds of people from ages 7 to 67 have populated the site. With the several different categories, participants can leave their theory on what the city of Barcelona will be like in 150 years.

Part of the ANY CERDA, a year devoted to the celebration of the man, whose ambition to tear down the gothic walls and expand the city was revolutionary 150 years ago. An ambitious plan that turned the city into the sprawling grid-like mass it is today.

The Project, which will runs until June 2010, will mark the beginning of the future of Barcelona.  Developed as  marketing tool for the exposition as well as  an opportunity for the people to leave their mark in  Barcelona’s history. You can leave written messages as well as  videos in the online time capsule intended for future viewers.

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But who is the “New Cerda”? While they rip apart the Poble Nou area for the 22@ is it progress or greed? One thing is for sure if the future is managed by Zaha Hadid count me in.

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The new Spiral Tower by Zaha Hadid  in Barcelona.

  To see some of the messages click below.

http://barcelona2159.org/

 

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Barcelona goes GLOBAL for the battle of design @ Cut&Paste 2009

13 Oct

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 October 16th the battle for the hottest illustrator goes global at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

48 artists representing 16 Countries will go against each other for a timed design competition as the world watches. Each artist will have only 15 min to create a work in one of the three areas of competition(2D, 3D and Motion Design) while an audience of hipsters and  industry leaders watch on from the sidelines. It is a sort of  “DESIGN OLYMPICS” only with cooler sneakers and slicker music.   

The contest will be live on www.cutandpaste.com  and  the godfather of cool Josh Rubin from COOLHUNTING will be judging the 3D portion of the contest.

Lets Meet the Boys from Barcelona…

REPRESENTING BCN in 2D DESIGN_ 

   MARCO GONZALEZ –  http://www.ilustracionpublicitaria.com/

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After a life time of painting, drawing and spray painting  on any surface he could find Marco, opened up his own studio bringing together over 10 years of experience in “Urban Artistic Expression”.  The design challenge was to come up with a shirt from a prisoner’s uniform  with the theme being : Taboo.  This was his wining piece.

REPRESENTING BCN in 3D DESIGN_

BERNAT FORTET www.bernatfortet.com 

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Bernat is a digital student here in Barcelona, his passion is 3D images which as you can imagine take a lot of time and concentration in order to put these images together. Bernat is currently working for Kotoc – a major computer graphics firm here in Barcelona.  His design challenge which allowed the artists 20 mins to create a piece work inspired by the word: “CARTHARSIS”

 

REPRESENTING BCN in  MOTION  DESIGN_

SEBASTIAN BAPTISTA- www.sebastianbap.com

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Originally from Uruguay,  Sebastian  now resides in Barcelona where he works as a freelancer  with his partner in crime Robokid.  His website features his new work as well  has  spots for FORD as well as SEAT.

The theme of his competition was the Crisis.

 

We will publish the results of the CUT & PASTE compition on Sat, hoping that the guys will be among those winners.

For the rundown of how Cut &Paste started- here you go:

“Laptop to Laptop , Mano a Mano”

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ULLS FESTIVAL 09- Art For The People.

11 Oct

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The ULLS Festival takes over the streets of Barcelona, October 14-18,  invading the city with four days of  Dance, Music, Film and Theatre.  This week the  ULLS Festival  sets up shop at the Palau de la Virreina and various points around the city. 

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 This festival is one of  Barcelona’s most radical and alternative of cultural festivasl  which the city hosts.  Now in it’s third year the  emphasis of this festival is placed in the performance of art.  All of the events are free of charge  in order to generate an open access to ART.

Imatge ULLS 2009 (2)A  festival to be enjoyed by all who call the “cuidad condal”  home, regardless of money, social class, or citizenship.

The only requirement is to be one of an open mind.

The four day event will host a total of 8 theater performances, 5 concerts, 5 workshops, 3 film screenings and 2 performances by alternative artists.

Among the other events are art workshops for the kids  as well as an art exhibit.

 14 countries are participating in this forum, which is meant to act as a cultural exchange between Latin America and Europe revolving around artists  sharing their concept of life and art between the two continents.

For a complete listing of events and location check out www.ulls.org

 

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