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Exhibition „Erwin Wurm. Fichte“ in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents the exhibition „Erwin Wurm. Fichte“ from March 22, 2015 until September 13, 2015.

Exhibition "Erwin Wurm. Fichte" in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Portrait Erwin Wurm, Studio Wurm, Photo: Eva Würdinger (Source: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015)

The Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm (*1954), internationally known for his „One Minute Sculptures“, his Fat Cars, and deformed objects, transforms the large exhibition hall of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg into a German forest. The spectacular presentation of gigantic, real fir trees forms the frame of reference for forty, mainly new sculptural works, sixteen of which were made especially for this show. Responding to Wolfsburg as the city of motorcars, Wurm changes an original Volkswagen van into a Curry Bus, a „fat hot dog stand,“ as he calls it-which will be parked in front of the entrance to the museum, welcoming the visitors. With his bizarrely shaped cars, houses, and figures, the sculptor conveys his own humorous view of everyday objects and life itself-a view that can be somewhat disturbing, as well as philosophical.

Opening matinee March 22, 2015, 11 a.m.

Das Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg wurde im Jahr 1994 eröffnet und kann bereits heute auf eine einzigartige Geschichte mit einer Vielzahl maßgeblicher Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen zurückblicken. Es ist in kurzer Zeit gelungen, das Haus regional zu verankern und gleichzeitig international Beachtung zu finden. Das Museum ist der Kunst aus Gegenwart und Moderne gewidmet und es vereint die verschiedensten Medien, angefangen von Malerei, über Skulpturen und Fotografie, Video und neue Medien bis zu Mode und Design. Das imposante, modernistische Gebäude im Zentrum der Stadt gelegen, präsentiert auf 3500 qm Ausstellungsfläche sowohl wechselnde Ausstellungen als auch Werke aus der Sammlung.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

Kontakt
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
05361266969
media@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

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John and the Charmers ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM

„VELVET BLUE“ out on FEV 28 2015

John and the Charmers ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM

DEBUT ALBUM „VELVET BLUE“

On Saturday, February 28, John and the Charmers will release their debut album VELVET BLUE at Restaurante Vila Flor, CCVF – Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimaraes (Portugal).

Fans can pre-order VELVET BLUE now.

You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released. http://johnandthecharmers.bandcamp.com/releases

The VELVET BLUE track listing is as follows:

1. Kind Of You
2. Lovely You
3. No Time
4. Fall In Love
5. Changing Colors
6. Midnight Blue
7. She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
8. Picture Of Mine
9. Thinking Of You
10. The Sweetness Of Your Heart

Links:

http://johnandthecharmers.bandcamp.com/releases

https://www.facebook.com/johnandthecharmers

https://twitter.com/johncharmers

https://vimeo.com/johnandthecharmers

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI_NnPQLjKu3ywwOp-784-w

www.johnandthecharmers.com

John and the Charmers is a project created by the musician, singer and songwriter Joao Guimaraes (born 19 Mai 1982), better known by his stage name Joao de Guimaraes.

Kontakt
John and the Charmers
Joao Guimaraes
Rua Arq. Mario Cardoso 173-5-D
4835-076 Guimaraes
(+351) 911563222
velvetonyx@gmail.com
http://www.johnandthecharmers.com

Art Culture

Exhibitions 2015 Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

until February 15, 2015
„Imi Knoebel: Works 1966 – 2014“

until April 6, 2015
„RealSurreal. Masterpieces of Avant-Garde Photography.
Das Neue Sehen, 1920-1950 Siegert Collection“

March 22 – September 13, 2015
„Erwin Wurm. Fichte“
As part of the series of artists“ projects at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, the Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm will transform the large exhibition hall into a German fir forest. Forest, Romanticism, the urge for freedom, the rejection of conventions and rules: this might be the chain of associations made if you begin with the word „forest.“ The notion of overcoming external forces and the human desire for individuality and personal freedom are also important motifs in Wurm“s oeuvre, and they will play a central role in the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Over the past two decades the artist has created a consistent body of work, expanding upon the concept of sculpture through interactive and social aspects. The performative or sculptural deformations of the famous One-Minute-Sculptures, the Clothing Sculptures, and the „fat“ objects, are also always about the futility of human efforts and the narrow degree of difference between high and low, norm and deviation. The exhibition is supported by Volkswagen Financial Services AG.

April 26, 2015 – August 16, 2015
„Walk The Line. New Paths in Drawing“
Katie Armstrong – Il-Jin Atem Choi – Awst & Walther – Mario BieRende – Karoline Bröckel – Angela Bulloch – Marcel Dzama – Friederike Feldmann – Gregor Hildebrandt – Katharina Hinsberg – Christian Jankowski – Zilvinas Kempinas – William Kentridge – Pia Linz – Alison Moffett – Keita Mori – Lada Nakonechna – Pavel Pepperstein – Raymond Pettibon – Christian Pilz – Alexander Roob – Yehudit Sasportas – Simon Schubert – Nedko Solakov – Troika – Mariana Vassileva – Jorinde Voigt – Tim Wolff – Ralf Ziervogel a. o.
Drawing is thinking with a pencil. Walk The Line. New Paths in Drawing provides insight into the vast field of drawing from the last fifteen years-a period in which the profile of the medium has changed. The show presents a variety of diverse ways of articulating the line, oscillating between image and writing, as well as other drawing strategies that have emerged during this time. Drawing has outgrown the classic materials and methods, while integrating both conceptual approaches and intangible processes alike. Its use of new technologies has also allowed it to conquer not only new planes, but entire spaces, as well.
The exhibition begins with visual narratives whose contents stem from the intriguing field that lies in between the two poles of image and text, fluctuating between cryptic stories and reportage (Raymond Pettibon, Nedko Solakov, Alexander Roob). Out of the pure line-which is based, for instance, on the flight paths of swallows in the work of Caroline Bröckel-both words and images develop in Friederike Feldmann“s video installation, while sequences of individual drawings lead to films, as in the work of William Kentridge and Katie Armstrong. Architectural objects made of sectional lines and entire spaces arise in the drawings by Mario Bierende and Pia Linz, while Jorinde Voigt“s Beethoven cycle and Angela Bulloch“s drawing machine lend shape to musical works. A grotesque combination of fantasy landscapes and raw reality can be found in the images and wall drawings by Lada Nakonechna, as well as in the moor landscapes by Yehudit Sasportas.
Twelve artists have created new works, some of them installations, especially for this survey.

Autumn 2015 – Spring 2016
„Jeppe Hein. This Way“
Which way? Even though the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg bears the directional title This Way, the show by Berlin-based Danish artist Jeppe Hein (b. 1974) does not provide a decision for the visitor. Mind and body are required; visitors have the freedom to find their own way through the interactive, varied parcours of the exhibition. Every day we take many different paths, consciously or not. We cover both longer and shorter distances, but most of our paths are internal. Often, we fall into a state in which we are functioning automatically. The works of art and the way that the show is presented both deal with these paths, posing questions and providing stimuli. They are surprising and they playfully sharpen our awareness of the moment, of the here and now. In this context Hein also supplies some very private insights, permitting visitors to accompany him on his search for a path.
Featuring sculptures, installations, works on paper, rooms waiting for the visitors to act, and site-specific works, the exhibition offers a broad overview of Hein“s oeuvre. It follows in the footsteps of Minimal, Conceptual, and Kinetic Art, yet it also relates to the idea of public sculpture, while clearly aiming to communicate with viewers. The show offers no ready answers; rather, in an allusion to the sociologist Hartmut Rosa, its goal is to provide space for the type of responsive experience that is gradually disappearing from our society.

Das Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg wurde im Jahr 1994 eröffnet und kann bereits heute auf eine einzigartige Geschichte mit einer Vielzahl maßgeblicher Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen zurückblicken. Es ist in kurzer Zeit gelungen, das Haus regional zu verankern und gleichzeitig international Beachtung zu finden. Das Museum ist der Kunst aus Gegenwart und Moderne gewidmet und es vereint die verschiedensten Medien, angefangen von Malerei, über Skulpturen und Fotografie, Video und neue Medien bis zu Mode und Design. Das imposante, modernistische Gebäude im Zentrum der Stadt gelegen, präsentiert auf 3500 qm Ausstellungsfläche sowohl wechselnde Ausstellungen als auch Werke aus der Sammlung.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

Kontakt
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
05361266969
media@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

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Exhibition „RealSurreal. Masterpieces of Avant-Garde Photography. Das Neue Sehen 1920-1950. Siegert Collection“ in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Exhibition "RealSurreal. Masterpieces of Avant-Garde Photography. Das Neue Sehen 1920-1950. Siegert Collection" in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Genia Rubin, Lisa Fonssagrives. Robe: Alix (Madame Grès), 1937

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents the exhibition „RealSurreal. Masterpieces of Avant-Garde Photography. Das Neue Sehen 1920-1950. Siegert Collection“ from November 15, 2014 until April 6, 2015.

Is a photograph a true-to-life reproduction of reality, or is it merely a staged image? This year – the 175th anniversary of the invention of photography – the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg responds to this question with a comprehensive survey of avant-garde photography between 1920 and 1950. The exhibition, RealSurreal, presents around 200 masterpieces from the eminent Siegert Collection in Munich. This collection, which has never been shown in its entirety, contains photographs from the Neues Sehen („New Vision“) movement, covering everything from New Objectivity to Surrealism in Germany, France, and Czechoslovakia.

Opening with a prologue of exemplary nineteenth-century photographs, the exhibition will enable visitors to rediscover the broad range and the multiple facets of photography from the real to the surreal via rare original prints by notable photographers of the era. In addition, historical photography books and magazines, artists“ books, and examples of avant-garde cover designs will allow visitors to experience this new view of the world. A 45-minute loop featuring clips from key films by Luis Buouel, Lászlo Moholy-Nagy, Hans Richter, and others will also be shown continuously throughout the exhibition, examining the fruitful relationship between avant-garde photography and the-then contemporary cinema.

Image: Genia Rubin, Lisa Fonssagrives. Robe: Alix (Madame Gres), 1937, Silbergelatinepapier, 30,3 x 21,5 cm, Foto: Christian P. Schmieder / Sammlung Siegert, München, © Sheherazade Ter-Abramoff, Paris.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

Kontakt
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
05361266969
media@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

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European Women’s Museums meet in Bonn

European Women

The International Association of Women’s Museum invitation

Five years ago, Frauenmuseum Bonn hosted a conference of women“s museums to discuss the setting up of an international network. It was attended by 60 women from various countries around the world.
Frauenmuseum Bonn is extending an invitation for another European conference. This time, the focus will be on defining future projects for the International Association of Women“s Museums (IAWM), Bonn – founded in 2012 – and reinforcing its commitment to the cause of women“s museums worldwide.
Bettina Bab, chairperson of the IAWM, as well as her European colleagues, Sissy Prader from South Tirol, Mona Holm from Norway and coordinator Astrid Schönweger are not only looking forward to meeting around 20 European partners from countries like Albania and Ireland, but are also extremely happy to welcome overseas partners from Mexico, India and Iran.
The conference will take place on 6th and 7th November and will focus on a range of topics such as recruiting new members to the association, promoting the acceptance of women“s museums around the world, as well as fostering international cooperation in a manner that has already been carried out very successfully with the exhibition „Single Moms: Alleinerziehende und ihre Lebenswelten“. This exhibition, which will continue to be on display during the conference, has seen the involvement of women“s museums from Ukraine and Vietnam and the International Museum of Women from San Francisco .
The most important goal for us in the near future is to develop strategies for safeguarding our museums. Even Frauenmuseum Bonn, the oldest women“s museum and a leading model for a lot of museums around the world, has had to face cutbacks in the city“s budgets, which have been justified with the argument that since women have already reached their goals, supporting the museum is no longer necessary!
On the contrary, Germany is one of the few countries in Europe where addressing issues of female employment, pay gap, women“s studies and childcare is as inadequate as in some developing countries.
Only those who are ignorant about official statistics, which show women“s representation in official art auctions, women students in art schools and the international art price statistics, can argue that no support is needed for female artists!
The Frauenmuseum Bonn is unfortunately not the only one. The other three museums in Germany, Frauenmuseum Wiesbaden (founded in 1984), Verborgene Museum in Berlin (founded in 1986) and Museum Frauenkultur Regional-International in Fürth (founded in 2003) face similar problems. And this is the situation in one of the richest countries of the world.
To understand this situation we should look at other countries. The USA is the only other country that has the same number of women“s museums as Germany. These are mostly private museums because of the different definition of museums there.
In Europe, there are some progressive countries that consider women“s history and art to be part of their heritage and future:
– the women“s museum in Aarhus, Denmark, founded in 1991, is considered a National Museum;
– the town of Hittisau in Vorarlberg/Austria decided to change its local museum into a women-only museum;
– the town of Umea, Sweden, will open a new women“s museum this year.
During the last five years, the number of women“s museums worldwide has risen from 40 to 50, and last year we learned about new initiatives in India, Turkey, Tunisia and Chile. They are all united in their desire to not only support women in art, culture and history but to also actively contribute to the development of a gender-neutral democratic society.
All exhibitions, events and workshops should be considered an important and powerful contribution towards the education, awareness and empowerment of women and girls.
Those interested in the official part of the conference, on Thursday, 6th Nov., please contact: Bettina.bab@frauenmuseum.de
The current exhibition „Single Moms“ and the IAWM Congress are supported by the LVR (Landschaftsverband Rheinland).

The first Women´s Museum worldwide presents art and history of women – interdisciplinary and internationally.
Exciting exhibitions focusing on topical discussions and academic research show the role of women in society from matriarchal prehistory to the women´s world of today.
Entering the Frauenmuseum in Bonn for the first time is a special experience: this museum is different to the other museums belonging to the phalanx of traditional museums in the Rhine valley.
This museum definitely has its finger on the pulse of time.
The exhibitions refer to the latest discussions concerning women’s problems of today like sex trafficking, the myth of motherhood, the right to vote, single Moms, women’s role in religion, and many more. The Frauenmuseum is faster than most other museums: the exhibitions are changing almost every three months. And it is not only focusing on classic exhibitions: there is the Art Fair in November and the Design Fair with a special show on fantasy dresses in March. Visiting these events everybody, even the most serious visitor, realizes: the Frauenmuseum is not only a museum but it is a laboratory of art, history and research, ready to get involved in any kind of adventure and new experiences. It is, of course, not always easy to accept innovative and fresh – let´s say new born – art which is still not following the dictates of the established art markets and regular art consumption, but without an active art adventure Picasso would not be a Picasso, would not be a Picasso…
Are men allowed inside the museum? For sure, it will cost them only 4.50 € and they can work on their education and inspiration! The Frauenmuseum even hosted exhibitions of selected male artists recently, working on female subjects, of course.
The Frauenmuseum was founded in 1981 by Marianne Pitzen and some women working on interdisciplinary subjects. She still is the Director of the Museum today, besides of following her creative artistic fluxes and veins.
There are around 400 members united in the “Verein Frauenmuseum – Kunst, Kultur Forschung e.V.” supporting the Frauenmuseum.
To date the Frauenmuseum has hosted more then 700 exhibitions and supporting programmes, accompanied by a program for a children’s art center and building up three different archives, which already became internationally recognized institutions.
This role model of a museum uniting art workshops, think tank and laboratory as well as exhibitions is quite unique. The art work of about 2500 artists has been shown until today and a lot of them used the museum as a stepping stone into the international art market.
In addition, the Frauenmuseum in Bonn took part in founding the “International Association of Women’s Museums” worldwide in 2012 and acts as its headquarters.

Exhibitions until 09.11.2014:

Single Moms. Alleinerziehende Mütter und ihre Lebenswelt.
Vom Leben nach Anfal. Portraits von Überlebenden der Anfal-Operationen in Kurdistan-Irak und zur neuen Gedenkstätte in Rizgari

Next:

21.11. – 23.11. 2014 24. Kunstmesse 2014, 80 Künstlerinnen, Sonderausstellung, Programm

30.11. – 30.01.2015 Theobald Simon Preis der GEDOK, Bundesweite Ausschreibung, Ausstellung der Preisträgerin. c/o Prof. Ulrike Rosenbach/Präsidentin der GEDOK

14.12. – 08.03.2015 Gabriele Münter. Die Blaue Reiterin und ihr Freundeskreis. Ein Projekt des Gabriele Münter Preis e.V.

Kontakt
Frauenmuseum
Dr. Klaudia Nebelin
Im Krausfeld
53111 Bonn
0228 92 89 45 27
klaudia.nebelin@frauenmuseum.de
http://www.frauenmuseum.de

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New exhibition „Imi Knoebel. Works 1966 – 2014“ starts October 25, 2014 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

New exhibition "Imi Knoebel. Works 1966 - 2014" starts October 25, 2014 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Imi Knoebel, Cut-up 5, 2011acrylic, aluminum, PE tube, photo: Ivo Faber
© VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn 2014

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents the exhibition „Imi Knoebel. Works 1966 – 2014“ from October 25, 2014 until February 15, 2015.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg will present the first worldwide comprehensive exhibition of
Imi Knoebel“s oeuvre in almost twenty years, in honor of the 75th birthday of this important German artist. Imi Knoebel. Works 1966 – 2014 features more than one hundred paintings, objects, and installations, ranging from the Linienbilder [Line Paintings] (1966-68), Raum 19 III [Room 19 III] (1968/2006), and Eigentum Himmelreich [Property Kingdom of Heaven] (1983), to the aluminum paintings from the 1990s, as well as his most recent works. Each and every painting is part of a constantly growing body of work. To this very day Knoebel continues to go back to earlier works, adding, expanding, and reinterpreting.

His creative process is reflected in the presentation, which the artist himself has designed for the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg“s spacious architecture. He has set up „three walls running diagonally through the gigantic space, opening up a number of paths.“ To him, a wall is not simply an empty space for hanging pictures. Rather, it becomes part of both the painting and the setting. Here, visitors do not simply move from one work of art to the next, from one wall of pictures to the next. Instead, as they stroll through the space, they create new relationships among the individual paintings, the groups of works, and the exhibition space. Even though the show is a survey of nearly fifty years, it is not organized chronologically. At the start, as Knoebel says, it features „just the beginnings, actually – and then everything gets mixed up!“

Registration for the press conference (Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11.15 am): media@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

Opening of the exhibition on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 11 am.

Image:
Imi Knoebel, Cut-up 5, 2011, acrylic, aluminum, PE tube, 232 x 257.3 x 13 cm, Collection of Olga and Stella Knoebel, photo: Ivo Faber, © VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn 2014.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

Kontakt
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Frau Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
05361266969
media@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

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Great Voice of Harlem

Great Voice of Harlem

Donald Smith – Gregory Porter – Mansur Scott – The Great Voises Of Harlem

Gregory Porter/Donald Smith/Mansur Scott/Paul Zauner’s Blue Brass (PAO)

Harlem, over the years, has been famous for both jazz and R&B so it makes perfect sense that a project billed as the Great Voices of Harlem (singers Gregory Porter, Mansur Scott and Donald Smith and the band of trombonist Paul Zauner favors an R&B~drenched approach to jazz.

Smith, the brother of keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith, is best known for performing with his brother’s band, the Cosmic Echoes, back in the ’70’s. And this album finds him revisiting the hypnotic „Expansions“ (which he first performed with the Cosmic Echoes in 1975) in addition to performing the standard „My One and Only Love‘ and Herbie Hancock’s „Watermelon Man‘, Smith’s vocals are known for being ethereal, but his appearance on :Watermelon Man‘ is as humorous as it is funky. Porter, the youngest of the three singers, is gritty and expressive on Bobby Timmons ‚ „moanin“, Harold Arlen’s „Over the Rainbow“ and Nat King Cole-associated ballad „Mona Lisa“, Scott, similarly, brings jazz and soul appeal to Victor Young’s ‚Stella by Starlight“, Horace Silver’s „Song for My Father and Henry Mancini’s „Days of Wine and Roses“

Many singers and instrumentalists have performed Mancini’s song as a slow, introspective ballad, but the Great Voices of Harlem’s version is uptempo, funky and hard-swinging. Even so, Scott’s performance is not without melancholy 1 which is apt in light of the song’s cinematic history (see the 1962 film of the same name with Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick as an alcoholic couple).
Scott, Smith and Porter all sing lead on Horace Silver’s „Peace“, a ballad also from Smith’s Cosmic Echoes days. Silver, who recently passed away at the age of 85, was an important contributor to sould jazz-and Great Voice of Harlem’s decision to include tow of his songs was a sadly prescient one.

For more information, visit pao.at Port is at Central Park Summerstage Aug 3rd. See Calendar.

CD Reviews
(this month’s performance venues in parentheses):

1.Mary Halvorson — Ghost Loop For-Tune (Cornelia Street Cafe; The Stone; Barbes)
2.Brian Questa — jazz Booty Fold by Fold Music
3.People — 3x A Woman: The Misplaced Files Telegraph Harp
4.Billy Hart — One Is The Other ECM (Birdland; Smoke)
5.Steve Lehman — Mise en Abme Pi (The Stone)
6.Peter Epstein — Polarities Songlines (Ibeam Brooklyn; Branded Saloon; Dominie’s Astoria; Brooklyn Conservatory of Music)
7.Gregory Porter/Donald Smith/Mansur Scott/Paul Zauner’s Blue Brass — Great Voices of Harlem PAO (Central Park Summerstage)
8.Bunny Berigan — Swingin‘ & Jumpin‘ (Broadcasts 1937-39) Hep Jazz
9.Clarice Assad — Imaginarium Adventure Music
10.Felipe Salles — Ugandan Suite Tapestry
11.Romero Lubambo — So – Brazilian Essence Sunnyside (Dizzy’s Club)
12.Pete Rodríguez — Caminando con Papi Destiny (Damrosch Park)
13.Alan Chan — Shrimp Tale Crown Heights Audio Network (ShapeShifter Lab)
14.Burton Greene — Burton’s Time CIMP (Spectrum)
15.Burton Greene — On Tour ESP-Disk (Spectrum)
16.Vanessa Perea — Soulful Days ZoHo (Dizzy’s Club)
17.Jared Gold — JG3 + 3 Posi-Tone (Jazz Standard; Bar Next Door)
18.Farmers by Nature — Love and Ghosts AUM Fidelity (ShapeShifter Lab)
19.Darius Jones/Matthew Shipp — The Darkseid Recital AUM Fidelity (ShapeShifter Lab)
20.Wayne Escoffery — Live at Firehouse 12 Sunnyside (Jazz Standard; Blue Note)
21.Sarah Vaughan — Sophisticated Lady: The Duke Ellington Songbook Collection Pablo-Concord
22.Steve Swallow/ Ohad Talmor/Adam Nussbaum — Singular Curves Auand (Jazz Standard)
23.Thomas Clausen/Steve Swallow — Morning… Dreaming… Stunt
24.Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/ Bobby Previte — The New Standard RareNoise
25.Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow — Trios ECM
26.JD Allen — Bloom Savant (Smoke)
27.Ray Mantilla — The Connection HighNote (Jazzmobile)
28.Ed Palermo — Oh No! Not Jazz!! Cuneiform (Iridium)
29.Chris Connor — Sings Lullabys For Lovers Bethlehem-Verse/Naxos
30.Michael Carvin — Flash Forward Motema (Dizzy’s Club)
31.Lawnmower — II Clean Feed
32.Fabian Almazan — Rhizome Blue Note-ArtistShare (Village Vanguard)
33.Art Blakey — Free For All Blue Note
34.Iskra 1903 — South on the Northern Emanem
35.Azar Lawrence — The Seeker Sunnyside (Smoke)
36.Davis Ullmann — Corduroy Little Sky (Barbes)
37.Louis Armstrong — Columbia and RCA Victor Live Recordings Columbia/RCA Victor – Mosaic
…and Plenty More!

More Info: http://nycjazzrecord.com/
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Der oberösterreichische Posaunist Paul Zauner spielte bereits in den 80er und 90er Jahren mit Größen des afroamerikanischen Jazz wie den Saxofonisten George Adams, David Murray, Hamiet Bluiett oder dem Sänger Leon Thomas zusammen. Sie alle sind Vertreter einer expressiven Jazz-Auffassung. Diese Begegnungen prägen bis heute Zauners Auswahl seiner Mitmusiker, insbesondere die der Sänger.

Paul Zauner
Paul Zauner
Froschau 4
4776 Diersbach
+43 (0) 676 / 90 46 822
office@pao.at
http://www.pao.at

PAO Records
Paul Zauner
Froschau 4
4776 Diersbach
+43 (0) 676 / 90 46 822
office@pao.at
http://www.pao.at

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Degussa acquires world’s largest collection of gold bars

Degussa acquires world

Part of the Industry Collection of Gold Bars Worldwide

Frankfurt/Main, 19 May 2014 – Degussa Goldhandel GmbH has acquired „The Industry Collection of Gold Bars Worldwide“, the largest and most important collection of contemporary gold bars worldwide. It includes over one thousand culturally and historically important bars of 145 manufacturers from 35 countries and was founded in 1993 by N.M. Rothschild & Sons (Australia) Limited. The collection, which is also often referred to as the „Rothschild Collection“, is of important historical and cultural significance for the gold industry as it illustrates the extraordinary variety of gold bars from all over the world.

The total weight of the collection is slightly more than 230 kilogrammes of fine gold, with a pure market value of approximately seven million Euros (approximately ten million US Dollar).

The Australian arm of legendary merchant bank N.M. Rothschild & Sons had been the owner and administrator of the Industry Collection since its establishment in 1993 and held that role until the Rothschild Group withdrew from the gold market in 2004. In 2005 the collection moved into the custodianship of the Western Australian Mint, widely known as „The Perth Mint“, with Grendon International Research Pty Ltd acting as the curator, as it had done since 1993.

In addition to the presentations at „The Perth Mint“ in Western Australia, the collection has been shown at various exhibitions across Europe, North and South America and Asia during the last twenty years.

The acquisition of the collection will reinforce Degussa“s role as a leading player in the German and international gold and precious metals trading world and further arouse public interest in the topic of gold and precious metals.

„By acquiring this extraordinary collection, Degussa has made a significant step in expanding the already existing „Degussa Collection““, says Wolfgang Wrzesniok-Rossbach, CEO of Degussa. „We had already accumulated a wide variety of historical bars in the last three years, ranging from artefacts that originate in the Bronze Age, the Roman Empire, the Dark Age and – as one of the highlights – from a number of treasures recovered from sunken ships such as the Atocha, a Spanish galleon that sank in a hurricane off the coast of Florida in 1622.“

As a result of the recent acquisition the Degussa Collection now also offers a most valuable insight in the area of contemporary investment bars from the 20th century. In addition to the Rothschild Collection Degussa has also added a wide variety of other items, like crucibles, dore samples, bar moulds and other periphery objects that illustrate the world of gold production and fabrication per se. Selected pieces from the collection will be shown, among others, at temporary exhibitions in Degussa offices in Germany, Switzerland and England in the future. Besides that, the collection will also be made available on a loan-basis to national and international exhibitors who would be interested in this varied assemblage. Bildquelle:kein externes Copyright

About Degussa Goldhandel (Gold trading)
Degussa as a brand is a synonym for quality and reliability in the field of precious metals. Degussa Goldhandel GmbH has been active in the precious metals market since 2011. The head office of the company is located in Frankfurt am Main. Degussa products and services are available at branch offices in Stuttgart, Munich (2), Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and Nuremberg as well as at Degussa Goldhandel AG in Zurich. The comprehensive portfolio of Degussa is completed by an online shop, available to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which offers constantly updated prices, high availability and fast processing.

Products and Services:
Apart from its worldwide known precious metal bars made of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium with the characteristic diamond-shaped Sun / Moon logo, Degussa also offers a wide range of bullion and collector coins. Top-class experts are available to customers in the field of numismatics for the assessment as well as for sale and purchase of historical coins ranging from antiques to those of recent times. Clients have the possibility of storing their precious metals stocks at Degussa“s high-value storage facility and at certain branches Degussa offers safe-deposit lockers. Furthermore, Degussa has a „VAT-free“ storage facility which is also available to its customers.

Purchase of scrap precious metals:
Jewellery no longer being used, silverware, damaged precious metal bars and coins as well as industrially utilized precious metal products are purchased at reasonable prices and recycled.

Degussa Goldhandel GmbH
Julia Kramer
Kettenhofweg 29
60325 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 860068-285
julia.kramer@degussa-goldhandel.de
http://www.degussa-goldhandel.de

fr financial relations gmbh
Jörn Gleisner
Louisenstr. 97
61348 Bad Homburg
+49 6172 27159-0
j.gleisner@financial-relations.de
http://www.financial-relations.de

Art Culture

SUPERSTAR DJS TO HEADLINE „ISLE OF DREAMS“ MUSIC FESTIVALS IN SWITZERLAND, TURKEY & ISRAEL EARLY AUGUST 2014

SUPERSTAR DJS TO HEADLINE "ISLE OF DREAMS" MUSIC FESTIVALS IN SWITZERLAND, TURKEY & ISRAEL EARLY AUGUST 2014

Isle-of Dreams The Ultimate Electronic Music Event

3 day electronic music festival in 3 different countries, inspired by the music and culture of the isle of Ibiza and featuring the top stars of Electronic Music.

ISLE OF DREAMS, a major new electronic music festival that gives music lovers the chance to dance somewhere different, delving deeper into the burgeoning underground scenes of Switzerland, Turkey and Israel, with the best local DJ talent alongside the biggest international artists. Each event will take place over a three day period in August 2014 and be the major electronic music event of that country. Stages will be hosted by the labels Cocoon, Paradise and Sankeys, with confirmed artists including: Above & Beyond, Alesso, Apollonia, Avicii, Axwell, Calvin Harris, Chuckie, Fedde Le Grand, Gareth Emery, Jamie Jones, Nervo, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Sebastian Ingrosso, Sasha, Steve Aoki and Zedd to mention a few.

All events will be held in spectacular natural locations, crowning the natural beauty of summer and highlighting simple pleasures – nature, music and people coming together. Aug. 5-7 in Antalya, Turkish music fans will enjoy „the ultimate electronic beach festival in Europe“, Aug. 7-9 in Israel partygoers can dance by the biblical Sea of Galilee at the marvellous site close to Gamla Junction. In Switzerland Aug. 8-10 clubbers will enjoy the biggest electronic event hosted in Switzerland at a pristine, magical site in Gunzgen, Solothurn on the site of last years „Motion“, close to the A1 in the heart of green midland on the foot of Jura mountains.
ISLE OF DREAMS is inspired by the music and culture of the isle of Ibiza and will encompass all genres of electronic music from the global stars of EDM to the underground, experimental and local DJs with endless possibilities under the infinite beat of electronic music. Every festival will be unique, with stages individually designed, but each will have the look and feel of the magical isle of Ibiza, with slightly different line ups that also include the creme de la creme of local DJs on each stage.
ISLE OF DREAMS is produced by a team of world class promoters. In Switzerland the festival is presented by Marcel Avram, the legendary pioneer of global music touring. Local promoters are abc Production AG and 360° Show Production AG.
In Turkey his partners are MorEvents and in Israel Gad Oron Productions.
Exclusive partners in Ibiza are Danny Whittle and Mark Netto of IBZ ENTERTAINMENT, and the whole project is coordinated by German United Promoters AG.

ISLE OF DREAMS is an ambitious new event that aims to run multiple electronic music events in different locations around the world bringing people together in beautiful locations.

August 5-7 Antalya,Turkey
Above & Beyond, Alesso, Apollonia, Autoerotique, Avicii, Chuckie, Fedde le Grand, Jamie Jones, JP Candela, Nervo, Onur Ozer, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Sasha, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki

August 7-9 See Sea of Galilee – Gamla Juncti, Israel
Alesso, Apollonia, Autoerotique, Avicii, Axwell, Chuckie, Carnage, Danny Avila, Fedde le Grand, Jamie Jones, JP Candela, Nervo, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Sasha, Steve Aoki

August 8-10 Allmend Gunzgen, Switzerland
Above & Beyond, Alesso, Apollonia, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Chuckie, Eva Shaw, Fedde le Grand, Gareth Emery, Jamie Jones, JP Candela, Nervo, Paul Oakenfold, Sebastian Ingrosso, Zedd

More DJs to be announced
subject to change

www.isle-of-dreams.com
www.facebook.com/IODfestival
www.twitter.com/IODfestival

Press Contact International and UK:

Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
E-Mail: nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk
Mobile: +44 (0) 7957 434517

Press Contact Turkey:

Mrs. Nihan Hatipoglu | Morevents
nihan@morevents.com.tr
Phone: +90 212 999 4256

Press Contact Israel:

Ronit Arbel | Arbel comunication
arbel3@arbel.biz
Phone: +972773000401

Press Contact Switzerland:

Catherine Bloch | Culture Communication GmbH
c.bloch@culture-communication.ch
Phone +41 44 363 73 67 / +41 79 4353555

3 Tage Elektro Musik Festival in 3 verschiedenen Ländern mit Ibiza-Feeling und den Top Stars der Elektro Szene

United Promoters AG
Franziska Stürz
Dingolfinger Strasse 6 / IV
81673 München
+49 (0) 89 / 638 66 77 – 45
f.stuerz@united-promoters-ag.com
http://www.isle-of-dreams.com

Art Culture

New exhibition „Oskar Kokoschka. Humanist and Rebel“ from April 26, 2014 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents from April 26, 2014 until August 17, 2014 the exhibition „Oskar Kokoschka. Humanist and Rebel“.

The Kunstmuseum is celebrating its 20th birthday. It is marking the occasion with the exhibition „Oskar Kokoschka. Humanist and Rebel“, which is primarily devoted to the portraits by this extraordninary modern artist. The show recalls the start of the Kunstmuseum“s success story in 1994 with a retrospective on the work of the French artist Fernand Leger. Even before then, namely between 1952 and 1967, the former chairman of Volkswagen Heinrich Nordhoff initiated much-noticed exhibitions on Franz Marc, Lovis Corinth and Vincent van Gogh in addition to thematic shows on German and French painting as well as Japanese woodcuts.

The golden thread through the exhibition is Kokoschka himself, a protagonist of Viennese modernism (born 1886 in Pöchlarn near Vienna, died 1980 in Montreux, Switzerland). In his paintings we meet the people he knew and his view of humanity and society, thus providing a unique personal perspective of the 20th century and its major occurrences. With his distinctive expressive approach to painting and dramatic use of brushstrokes Kokoschka shaped a style that suddenly makes a very contemporary appearance. Circa 55 paintings, 115 works on paper and numerous documents tell about how he developed his artistic talent based on portraiture.

An exhibition in collaboration with the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam and our guest curator Beatrice von Bormann from Amsterdam.

A selection of press photographs will be available from now on in the internet.

Registration for the press conference: media@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

Opening of the exhibition on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 11 am. Bildquelle: 

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Rita Werneyer
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
05361266969
media@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de