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2016



December 2, 2016

Jasmin Blasco invited to exhibit at Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art 2017




On December 1st during Art Basel Miami Beach the results of the Antarctic Biennale Open Call for young artists were announced. The first prize, an invitation to join a group of distinguished artists, scientists and visionaries on an expedition to the Southern Continent in March 2017, to realize a proposed artwork, went to two applicants – the artist from Japan Sho Hasegawa and the architect from Germany Gustav Dusing.

The names of the 15 finalists, who are invited to exhibit their artwork at the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art 2017, were revealed: Bridget Steed (UK); Andreas Lutz (Germany), Stephanie Roland (Belgium), Kim Sheppard (Canada), Jacob Harper (USA), Stefan Laxness (Iceland), Jasmin Blasco (France), Winston Chmielinski (USA), Tom Blake (Australia), Matilde Solbiati (Italy), Louise Oates (UK), Meadhbh O’Connor (Ireland), Valentine Siboni (France), Sybren Renema (Netherlands), Ariel Spadari (Brazil).




November 15, 2016

Welcome To You - November 19th


You are invited to Welcome To You - a guided meditation led by The First Human Born In Space.

Classes are scheduled for 4.00 and 6.00 pm on November 19th. Please wear comfortable clothes, and bring a yoga mat or pillow/cushion to sit on the floor.
Please RSVP by clicking on Eventbrite.
Through the process of meditation and awareness, The First Human Born In Space would like to offer his extra planetary perspective to help foster the development of new forms of empathy.
The First Human Born In Space is a transmedia project primarily composed of short films written and directed by Jasmin Blasco, produced by Pico Studio in partnership with Creative Migration.

In a series of transmissions, The First Human Born in Space examines the long term effects of the condition of outer space on the human subject, mind and body. The orbital perspective of the native astronaut provides an alien vantage point on Earth from an environment of pure technological mediation.




November 14, 2016

Vincent Lamouroux's 'Par nature' at Fondation d'entreprise Martell




Vincent Lamouroux
Par nature
October 15, 2016–January 31, 2017
The Fondation d’entreprise Martell displays Par nature (By nature) by the French artist Vincent Lamouroux on the ground floor of the building until January 31, 2017. This immersive artwork, which occupies more than 600 square-meters, is curated by Nathalie Viot, the foundation's director and produced by Less Is More Factory, offering an enticing glimpse of the future cultural schedule of the Fondation.

Vincent Lamouroux’s installation is an artificial terra incognita, a mineral and botanical landscape that is—by nature—white. This work, as a form and as a field of experience, offers the possibility of an infinity of viewpoints. It invites visitors to wander along the extraordinary undulating walkways whose elevation speaks to and stimulates the adventurous of spirit.

The white halo fades out around the edges of the work as the sand is spread by visitors’ footsteps. Thus, the imprecise contours offer a choice of entering the landscape or observing from a distance, allowing all to embark on a journey in space and time. The artist has cultivated, down to the finest detail, the appearance of a wild landscape, fixing the dunes and considering the unstable properties of matter. The white veil he has cast over the work is as much the sign of an effacement as the evocation of a beginning. Par nature suggests the power of patient forms whose movement is beyond time.

“The Fondation d’entreprise Martell will be curious, open and transversal. Its mission is to become an original space in Cognac which stimulates pleasure and curiosity, and nurtures creation and innovation. It will bring together, around projects of variable dimension, artists and artisans, new technologies and traditional savoir-faire. The Fondation d’entreprise Martell will be fluid, adaptable, visible and accessible. Visitors will experience diverse environments, materials, skills and artistic approaches. They will come to hear, to see, to feel, to make, to invent, to read, to dream," explains Nathalie Viot, Director of the Fondation d’entreprise Martell and Curator of Par nature.

On October 13, 2016, the House of Martell launched a new corporate foundation in Cognac with a cultural and multidisciplinary vocation. Envisioned as a creative ecosystem, the Fondation d’entreprise Martell will offer a rich and varied schedule of events promoting the discovery and experimentation of culture and savoir-faire, as well as nurturing exchanges and collaborations on a local, national and international scale.

Located in the historic Gâtebourse building, whose modernist architecture makes it a landmark in Cognac, the Fondation d’entreprise Martell just openned with its first exhibition as a preview of the future schedule of events. An ambitious program of improvements will then begin on the interior of the building, with the ground floor and roof top terrace reopening to the public in spring 2018, followed by a gradual opening of the other floors as the work is completed. The entire 6,000 square-meters of the Fondation d’entreprise Martell will be accessible in 2020/2021.

Fondation d’enterprise Martell

Avenue Paul Firino MartellFondation d’enterprise Martell
16100 Cognac
France
Fondation d'entreprise Martell
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 12am–7pm
fondationdentreprisemartell.com









October 17, 2016

POST NEW BILLS screening in Chicago on October 19th!
#GreenPatriotPosters


When
October 19, 2016

Where
Xavier
625 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60610


Join us for a special screening of POST NEW BILLS: The Story of Green Patriot Posters — a film that tells the story behind the project we’re highlighting in our first exhibition in Chicago: Green Patriot Posters: The Revolution Will Be Designed.

In 2008, the art collective The Canary Project launched a worldwide effort inviting designers, illustrators, photographers and artists to create poster-form artwork relating to any aspect of climate change and environmental justice. To date, over 500 Green Patriot Posters have been collected. See a selected collection and enjoy the film with us on October 19, 2016 at 6:30pm CT at Xavier, a new apartment building in Cabrini Green.

We’ll have refreshments and a Skype Q&A with Susannah Tantemsapya, of Creative Migration, who created the film that showcases this amazing project.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT
 




October 12, 2016

ikonoTV presents... The First Human Born In Space




For the month of October, Berlin-based ikonoTV will feature artist Jasmin Blasco's The First Human Born In Space!

Catch the first eight installments here!
ikonoTV is the world’s first HD fine art television channel that broadcasts art 24/7 globally.




October 5, 2016

#VoteOurPlanet (Berkeley, CA)

Vote Our Planet Youth Poster Workshop - all ages, led by artist and teacher Kristi Holohan. Organized by Creative Action Network and Patagonia, in conjuction with the Brower Center's 2016 Art/Act exhibition honoring The Canary Project.

From degraded soils and fracked farmlands to dammed rivers, poisoned water and a rapidly changing climate, our planet is under immediate and increasing threat. The choices we make this November will have a direct effect on countless environmental issues at the national, state and local levels. A vote for the planet is a vote for the future—and the time to act is now.

All workshop participants will design posters with the potential for display in The Canary Project exhibition, up through February 9, 2017.
Please join in for an inspiring, creative afternoon!


DATE AND TIME
Sun, October 9, 2016
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

LOCATION
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA





September 23, 2016

Art/Act: The Canary Project featuring POST NEW BILLS (Berkeley, CA)



The David Brower Center is pleased to present its eighth annual Art/Act Award and Exhibition, Art/Act: The Canary Project honoring the prolific arts initiative The Canary Project.

The exhibition provides a multimedia overview that shows the kaleidoscopic nature of its work over time. Supporting didactics, archived images and graphics trace how the work connects to the environmental movement and is informed by a theory of change. The exhibition includes selected works from the past ten years, including A History of the Future—a series of landscape photographs taken in places around the world affected by climate change; Eclipse — a video piece about the extinction of the passenger pigeon made in conversation with New Yorker writer, Elizabeth Kolbert; and Green Patriot Posters — a design campaign centered on posters that encourage all U.S. citizens to build a sustainable economy. Also included are photographs and video from Water Gold Soil: American River, a project that examines the water issues of California through the lens of a single flow of water, and also raises deeper political and philosophical questions underlying California’s present ecological crisis.

It is on view September 23, 2016 – February 9, 2017 with an opening reception on Friday, September 23 from 6:30 - 8:30pm.

The creators of The Canary Project, artists Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris will discuss their work in a public lecture presented as part of the opening reception on September 23. The exhibit as a whole will present a strong statement of the many possibilities for art, design and education to contribute vitally to environmental movements.




September 20, 2016

INSTAR (Institute of Artivism Hannah Arendt)

Creative Migration is now a member of INSTAR! Founded by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera, the institute will be a hub for civic literacy in Cuba.

Stay tuned for our exciting and, of course, humorous project with NYC based artist Zefrey Throwell investigating the DIY, underground and ad hoc systems of Cuban capitalism as it collides with new influence from the United States.





September 4, 2016

SEYMOUR X JASMIN BLASCO - extended through Sept 30 (Paris)

 


Inspired by his visit to the SEYMOUR+ space, Jasmin Blasco has created a site-specific project for visitors to experience.

TRANSMISSION 5 is an audio recording in the form of a guided meditation (RT 5m54s). It is presented via headphones in the reception area of the space. This special proposition is in consonance with Blasco’s project: The First Human Born In Space.

Althought the piece was originally planned to be exhibited from May through July, it has been extended through the end of September by popular demand!





April 25, 2016

SEYMOUR X JASMIN BLASCO: Jasmin Blasco at SEYMOUR+ (Paris)


We are pleased to announce our collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Jasmin Blasco.

Inspired by his visit to the SEYMOUR+ space, Jasmin has created a site-specific project for our visitors to experience. The interactive module will be accessible at SEYMOUR+ until July 31st, 2016.

THE PROJECT TRANSMISSION 5: Is an audio recording in the form of a guided meditation (RT 5m54s). It will be presented via headphones in the reception area of our space. This special proposition is in consonance with Jasmin’s project: The First Human Born In Space.

BACKGROUND K_XYZ: The First Human Born In Space is a transmedia project primarily composed of short films written and directed by Jasmin Blasco, produced by Pico Studio in partnership with Creative Migration.

Flipping the pioneer narrative on it’s head, K_XYZ tells the story of the Native Astronaut through a series of fictional journal entries authored by a theoretical entity: The First Human Born In Space.

In a series of transmissions, The First Human Born in Space examines the long term effects of the condition of outer space on the human subject, mind and body. The orbital perspective of the native astronaut provides an alien vantage point on Earth from an environment of pure technological mediation. For more info: jasminblasco.com/The-First-Human-Born-in-Space

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jasmin Blasco is a multi-disciplinary artist who approaches time-based media as the site where sound, image, and language conspire to generate the fictional. Through a process of research, abstraction and fiction, his practice stages the individual in problematic narratives. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Blasco holds a BFA in Music Technology from the California Institute of the Arts. He is a graduate of the Media Design Practices program at Art Center College of Design(MFA). His current research project examines the project of space exploration in its symbolic and cultural dimensions.

With the collaborative research platform The NOISE INDEX, he explores the topicality of informational hunger within a framework that runs counter to expected display strategies. The works Convergence and Horizon have been exhibited in Paris and New York at Cutlog, through Fragmental Museum. He also hosts Speak My Language, a monthly show of curated music on the internet radio collective Dublab.




April 22, 2015

Earth Day, POST NEW BILLS Film Screening



Design Museum San Francisco:
a nomadic museum of all things design

April 22, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Design Within Reach • Berkeley, CA


In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a special film screening to preview our first exhibition Green Patriot Posters. We’ll be showing POST NEW BILLS, a short film documenting the Green Patriot Posters campaign produced by Creative Migration. Hosted by Design Within Reach Berkeley on April 22 at 6:30pm — there will be a live-feed Question & Answer session with the filmmaker Susannah Tantemsapya.

Click here for more information!
Watch the teaser below!


About our generous host:
Welcome to the best in modern design. At Design Within Reach, we make authentic modern design accessible. “Within reach” means things not found elsewhere. It means in stock.



January 10, 2016

TILL IT’S GONE


Jasmin Blasco & Pico Studio in partnership with Creative Migration are proud to announce The First Human Born In Space‘s official debut is in TILL IT’S GONE, an exhibition on Nature and Sustainability, at the Istanbul Modern (January 13 – June 5, 2016) – featuring artists from various periods and geographies, exploring artistic positions and approaches to the ecological issues and to the world we live in.

TILL IT'S GONE is curated by Çelenk Bafra and Paolo Colombo.

On Wednesday January 13th, Jasmin Blasco will participate in "In Conversation With Artists" the first event of TILL IT’S GONE. The exhibition curators will talk about nature and art with some of the participating artists. Reflecting various approaches regarding our world and the
The talk will start at 6.30 p.m. at the Istanbul Modern Cinema.
Speakers: Bingyi, Jasmin Blasco, Maro Michalakakos, Annie Saunders (Holoscenes), Canan Tolon
Moderators: Çelenk Bafra, Paolo Colombo







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