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A2A-Projet, HEY YA, his hit goes through all the galaxies

the music: electronic meets guitar. the message, sing this song all over the world and galaxies

A2A-Projet, HEY YA, his hit goes through all the galaxies

A2A-Projet feat K-Kanayo and his Summerhit 2015 HEY YA

A2A-Projet – Hey Ya, out now in Septemeber 2015 worldwide by LA-Groove (Los Angeles-California). LA-GROOVE is a successful record label.
„LA“ stands for Los Angeles and „GROOVE“ refers to a wide variety of music creations and productions ranging from electronic and dance music to hip-hop, rock, and pop music.

The man behind this label is Maxx Scuti, an Italian American music producer. He usually stays in the background, very rarely gives interviews, and prefers not to be mentioned by name at all; yet he can look back on tremendous success around the world and several famous chart hits.

A2A-PROJET is a modern music act consisting of two experienced artists known around the world who call their style of music „electronic meets guitar.“

In the United States and South America, A2A-Projet“s hit „Hey Ya“ triggered absolute hype among both DJs and the public. The song „Hey Ya“ has a message! It offers people what they always want: fun, love, peace, partying, and happiness. A2A-Projet“s „Hey Ya“ has been catapulted through the galaxies and is on its way around the universe traveling at supersonic speed.

Thanks to „Hey Ya,“ A2A-PROJET has meanwhile achieved galactic popularity as well as what many space scientists have always longed for: contact with other forms of life in outer space. They are well known throughout the entire universe, because everywhere people sing and dance to the sound of „Hey Ya.“ A galactic super hit for every club, every party, every planet.

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Kontakt
VIPNAB Media Ltd.
Adrian Zeiler
Bordesley House, 59/60 Coventry Road
B10 0R Birmingham
+44 121 288 1104
zeiler.vipnab@googlemail.com
http://www.vipnab.com

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Find the right font every time with Free-Fonts.com

Find the right font every time with Free-Fonts.com

Finding free opentype fonts

For quite a few years now, the font search engine (http://www.free-fonts.com) Free-Fonts.com has been the first place to turn for moderately-priced OpenType and TrueType fonts. Every day, this service scans the Web for newly released fonts that can be legally downloaded and used. Alongside each font, it also lists related classic and professional alternatives. For each commercial offering, visitors are directed to sites offering the best prices, since even font publishers are interested in acquiring new customers through occasional specials and sales.

At this moment, over 50,000 high-quality fonts are available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Likewise, Free-Fonts.com searches the Web and rates the most the most popular fonts of the day. This might include not only cursive styles, but also those suited for weddings and invitations, as well as fonts stemming from Disney movies. Barcodes, Bauhaus-style and above all, sans-serif fonts are very much in demand.

Standing behind the search engine is Neuber Software, which has been developing quality font solutions for over 20 years-as well as Germany“s first font manager, Typograf, which dates back to the Windows 3.1 days. Today, Typograf is among the leading font tools for the Windows platform. To provide the FreeFonts.com service, Neuber cooperates with firms including the major font providers such as Monotype Imaging Inc., Linotype, Bitstream Inc. and FontShop. For more information, visit www.free-fonts.com.

Firmenkontakt
Free-Fonts.com
Geoff Edwards
PF 110 525
06019 Halle City
0700-11770000
info@free-fonts.com
http://www.free-fonts.com

Pressekontakt
Free-fonts.com
Geoff Edwards
PF 110 525
06019 Halle City
0700-11770000
info@free-fonts.com
http://www.free-fonts.com

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High octane jazz quartet SWITCHBACK

CD release on „Multikulti Project (PL)“ and concert tour in April 2015

High octane jazz quartet SWITCHBACK

Greene / Zimpel / Williams / Kugel

SWITCHBACK
Mars Williams – saxophones, flutes
Waclaw Zimpel – clarinets, flutes, tarogato
Hilliard Greene – double bass
Klaus Kugel – drums

http://www.switchback.inemu.com

Tour dates:

April 16th, Leer, Kulturspeicher (DE)
April 17th, Bochum, Rottstr5 KUNSTHALLEN (DE)
April 18th, Dachau, Kultur-Schranne (DE)
April 20th, Zaporizhzhya, DK „Metalurgov“ (UA)
April 21st, Vienna, Martinschloessl (AT)
April 23th, Villach, Kulturhof:keller (AT)
April 24th, St. Johann, Alte Gerberei (AT)

about the musicians:

MARS WILLIAMS is one of the true saxophone players–someone who takes pleasure in the sheer act of blowing the horn. This tremendous enthusiasm is an essential part of his sound, and it comes through each note every time he plays. Whatever the situation, Mars plays exciting music. In many ways he has succeeded in redefining what versatility means to the modern saxophone player. – John Zorn, USA

WACLAW ZIMPEL’s name goes straight into the list of European jazzmen that gave new life to clarinet and bass clarinet, continuing Dolphy“s example: Surman, Sclavis, Trovesi, and the like. – Francesco Martinelli, Point Of Departure, USA, 2010
Polish composer/clarinetist Wacaw Zimpel is one of the most promising musicians from the European continent. – Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz, USA, 2012

HILLIARD GREENE’s fabulous arco bass mixes lyricism with a burning, literally ferocious desire of opening the listener’s mind. – Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes, Italy, 2007
I found his composition to be extraordinary in its depth of emotion. Hill“s remarkable virtuosity and passion on his instrument and spiritual awareness was ever present throughout. – Margot Elizabeth Meyers, Jazz Improv, NY, USA, 2006

KLAUS KUGEL is one of Central Europe’s busiest and most articulate modern jazz drummers … he treads the boundary between inside and outside playing in a particularly incisive way; always listening and never getting caught up in his own considerable chops. – Dave Wayne, AllAboutJazz, USA, 2013
These three discs … show Kugel as a drummer whose nearly boundless energy and imagination cannot be confined by neat categories. – Ed Hazel, Signal To Noise, USA, 2006

go to: www.switchback.inemu.com

Kontakt
SWITCHBACK
Klaus Kugel
Graf Albert Strasse 34
51709 Marienheide
+49 1573 79 52 442
mail@klauskugel.com
http://www.KlausKugel.com

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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