Boston Biennial 4 Wrap Up

by the-biennial-project 7. May 2016 12:56

“The Boston Biennial 4 delivered an evocative and inspiring selection of art of various types of mediums and styles…..Atlantic Works Gallery was bursting with people, compassion and excitement at it’s opening for the Boston Biennial 4 and it’s no question as to why: when the people in charge are just as engaged as the artists involved, it makes for perfect harmony.”  Ali Russo, Artscope Magazine

“The Biennial Project's commitment to building connections between artists here and elsewhere is utterly refreshing. To see them and their collaborators at work is to see artists at the top of their game - working without the net of institutional support, but obviously having a hell of a good time in the process - and nurturing personal and working relationships and networks that feel downright subversive in this day and age.” Alec Onsemska, film-maker and art critic

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As you can see from the quotes above, the recently wrapped Boston Biennial 4 was both a resounding success and a rip-roaring good time. We attracted by far the most entries yet for a Boston Biennial, and the quality and diversity of the artwork submitted was staggering. The entire process leading up to the show was the most streamlined ever, what with our master collaborator and web designer Paul K. Weiner creating a sparkling new entry and jurying system for us which automated the process from start to finish. This saved us tons of time over our previous process and let us focus on the fun stuff - assembling an amazing crew of celebrity jurors, communicating with artists worldwide, pouring over the vast amount of great art submitted, and publicizing the show.

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Artists traveled from around the country to attend the many packed gala receptions, and the response to the show was thoroughly positive. Now that the show has wrapped, we're just  the littlest bit tired, but absolutely thrilled with the caliber of great art that we got to showcase, and with the amazing people that we got to meet. Now we will enjoy a good 10 minutes of rest before getting back to work.  In the meantime, here are some links to info about this fabulous show:

REVIEWS OF BOSTON BIENNIAL 4:

ARTSCOPE REVIEW ALEC ONSEMKSA'S REVIEW

AWG IN PROFILE REVIEW FARZANEH AND BAHAREH SAFARANI

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PHOTO GALLERIES FROM BOSTON BIENNIAL 4:

BOSTON BIENNIAL 4 OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL WEINER'S PICS FROM THE OPENING NIGHT GALA RECEPTION

ARTISTS OF THE BOSTON BIENNIAL 4 AT THE OPENING RECEPTION

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PICS FORM THE SECOND BOSTON BIENNIAL 4 RECEPTION

PICS FROM THE BOSTON BIENNIAL 4 CLOSING RECEPTION

ADDITIONAL PICS OF BOSTON BIENNIAL 4 WORK

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ARTIST TALKS AND INTERVIEWS:

AL HARDEN and more AL HARDEN

LEIGH HALL and more LEIGH HALL

LISA REINDORF and more LISA REINDORF

MICHAEL ST GERMAIN    MITCHEL AHERN     KRISTIN MALIN

OZLEM AYSE OZGUR    DAVID LANG    SHAWNA GIBBS

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WEB GALLERIES OF ALL THE WORK:

WEB GALLERIES OF ACCEPTED WORK

WEB GALLERIES OF ACCEPTED VIDEO WORK

WEB GALLERIES OF PRIZEWINNING WORK

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ArtVenice Biennale 3 Winners Announced

by the-biennial-project 29. May 2015 08:49

 

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The ArtVenice Biennale 3 attracted an extraordinary amount of exceptionally strong art from artists from every corner of the world.

Feast your eyes on all the superlative work included in the show:

ArtVenice Biennale 3 Selected Artists

Jurying such strong work was extremely satisfying but difficult. Even more challenging was picking the winners from so much excellent work. We say all of these artists deserve prizes!

Fortunately we had the support of our illustrious group of international jurors – one chosen from each of the continents – to help us with this.

Each of these successful artists poured over all the accepted art and spent a lot of time picking their winners. As artists themselves, they took this process very seriously, and we are proud to announce their decisions:

Sui Jianguo (Asia), internationally acclaimed Chinese sculptor, represented by Pace Gallery.  pacegallery.com/artists/459/sui-jianguo

“I have reviewed all the works in the collection several times. My second choice goes to artist Szilvia Gyorgy.

My final pick goes to Hubert Dobler.  I mostly appreciate his work for combining the elements of body, space, video and other objects, with an underlying imagination, to express unique and regional characteristics, with cultural spirit, romantic yet concrete."

Marlene Sarroff (Australia) well-known artist, critic and gallerist. marlenesarroff.com

“What a fantastic line up of entries. I have chosen these two favorites:

1.  Tamara Van San. Very impressed by the organic nature of the work, the incredible play and freedom, within what sometimes is thought to be quite a rigid medium. The successful spatial arrangements of the works come together to make a most exciting installation.

2. Hubert Dobler. The marks are powerful. The suggestion of some quite aggressive action having taken place. The  unrestrained abandonment that disrupts the pristine space like a juvenile crime scene. Very masculine and youthful, but at the same time the marks have a mesmerising attraction that exudes rhythm, and movement."

Francisco Bassim (South America) 2011 Venezuela Representative to the  Venice  Biennale.  facebook.com/bassimarte

“I have chosen the work of Rachel Shatil, because it feels to me warm-hearted and it breaks with formality. It is like the summation of many things in few words; it captures a wonderful moment, causing this simple and wild image to hold all the humanity possible in an inanimate object.”

Zsolt Asztalos (Europe) 2013 Hungary Representative to the Venice Biennale, as well as a member of The 2015 Biennial Project Venice Biennale Entourage.   asztaloszsolt.com

“I choose Moira Agius. In her work the material and the inmaterial world come together in the same time. We can realise how the everyday life melts into transcendence. The artist demands the viewers to contemplate and to complete their deep absorption.”

Aissa Deebi (Africa) 2013 Palestinian Representative to the Venice Biennale and co-curator of the Palestinian Pavilion. aissadeebi.com

“This is my selection. Christine Comeau’s performance work, that has a social practice aspect. She is dealing with issues of exile, displacement and nomadism. I think her work is outstanding and she deserves to be selected for the award.”

Ian Boissonnault (North American) –  Artist and gallerist  on staff at Art New England.  facebook.com/i.boissonnault

"The Ian Boissonnault Biennial Project Its About Us North American Great Justice Primary Number One Prize goes to Christine Comeau  for her Cone People. We all wanted to know so much more about this piece, we were really drawn in, and the people involved for the most part looked like they were into the fact that they were in big conical orange outfits on carts. was it a part of a video? or a performance? the image haunted us for days in a good Patrick Swayze way. TELL US MORE.”

In addition to the work thoughtfully chosen by our esteemed international jurors, We The Biennial Project are proud to announce the following additional winners: Dara Lorenzo, Graehound,  Hildy Maze, Justin Augspurg, Megan Michalak, Paul Weiner, Svetlana Swinimer, Vladimira Sedlakova, and Walter Kopec.

Check out all the winning work:

AVB WINNERS SLIDESHOW

And it’s probably clear by now, but the AVB3 Grand Prize Triple Platinum Super Winners Best in Show Awards must go to Hubert Dobler and Christine Comeau for being the fav’s of so many.

More on both of them to come!

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The Boston Biennial 3 Introduces You to Some Amazing Art and Artists

by the-biennial-project 2. August 2014 12:57

 

The Boston Biennial 3 opened July 17th at Atlantic Works Gallery to a packed crowd of artists and art lovers!

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If for some silly reason you missed this not-to-be-missed event, here’s a link to a video of the selected work:

Boston Biennial 3 Selected Artwork

 

And here is a sampling of some of this great art with comments on the pieces by the artists, plus links to see more work:

Open Arms, by Walter Kopec

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"This land is your my land, this land is my land..." Of course we were here first and it's our inalienable right of, you know, Finders Keepers. And it's not like we are bordering on paranoia... it's just that we don't create the problems... and it's not like we are the ones who are different... and that word..." alien"... but... I say we should be kinder... let's be gentler... no need to fortify the fences, nor buttress the barricades, forget the burdensome obstacles... we'll just welcome with Open Arms.

See more at: walterkopec.com

 

 

Memories Lost/Found #1 - Memories "undergo a complex process of reconstruction during retrieval." (Damasio; Feeling of What Happens, 227), by Laura Krasnow

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For me, defining a sense of place is the allure of the photographic image.  The instant, when time and place seem to merge to catch a moment.  But it is the imperceptible connections I seek to define.....when something catches your peripheral vision, but is gone when you turn for a longer glimpse.  My photographs aim to force the viewer to look beyond the obvious....to be present and aware of the physical and spiritual light within the subtleness.....to reveal the essence beyond the normal visual spectrum.

 

See more at: http://laurakrasnow.com

 

 

Frida, by Rachel Shatil

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The pieces shown on the BB3 slide-show are part of a series which I call "The Absent Family". Every chair represent one person, usually a family member, most of whom vanished from the face of the earth during the most horrific assault performed by humans against their own kind, known as "The Holocaust". The stories of those people were told by my mother, a holocaust survivor, who embodied an incurable trauma, and dedicated her life to pass on her testimony. The chair called "Frida" represents a center figure in the story, my late grandmother and my mother's hero. She was last seen alive in the fall of 1943.

See more at http://www.rachelshatil.com

 

 

Notes on "ONE (A Space Timeline)", by Majorie Kaye

My sculpture has been about layering and piling cut pieces on top of each other, which lends itself to mirror natural forms such as pinecones, rock formations, etc.  It also is a statement and study of cause and effect, one piece's situation leading to the next, which is responsible in part, acting as magnetism, for phenomena in the natural world. In this piece, I have begun to utilize shingles, gluing them together, as they form a kind of wedge.  These are placed in between the cut plywood pieces to create an uneven area in between.  This leads to many possibilities of snake-like motions, "U", shapes, etc. The bending and warping of the layers created by the wedges signifies the warping of time, suggesting events on a timeline, and a oneness of space emerges.  This is the realization that time is an illusion, one big point in an endless stream of being.

See more at www.marjoriekayeart.com

 

 

All We Are Arises From Our Thoughts, by Carolyn Wirth

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This image is really a collaboration between me and my photographer, Teresa Coates (http://www.coatesestudio.com), who has a strong vision of the noir-ness in my sculpture. This piece is called "All We Are Arises From Our Thoughts," which is a fortune-cookie saying from my new series of the same name. In a lighthearted mood, I think of this sculpture as an encounter between Ozymandias and Chuckie. More pensively, I imagine it as embodying the divide between thought and feeling.

See more at http://cvw198.wordpress.com

 

 

Exuviae: barnacle (TAG0074), by Adamo Macri

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Exuviae is an ongoing project. The basis: an ecosystem built with a multitude of sculptural works created, then photographed. Collectively forming a photographic, abstract plantation. An allegorical narrative dealing with the delicacy of nature and its potential deceptive beauty. This particular photograph is one of the artworks in the Exuviae project.

See more at adamomacri.blogspot.ca, and facebook.com/Adamo.Macri

 

 

In Perpetuity, by Marlene Siff

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In Perpetuity is one part of 47 paintings, works on paper and sculptures that became a solo exhibition at the Walsh Art Gallery in the Quick Center at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, 2012. The exhibition entitled "Elements Of Peace" was my response to a desire to create spaces and gateways for people of all walks of life to come together to reflect on war and peace and to commemorate our "Fallen Heroes" in Afghanistan. All of the paintings entered in the BB3 are part of the series "Elements Of Peace".

See more at www.marlenesiff.com

 

 

Flirtation of meeting and parting, by Hildy Maze

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To live the wound of love and yet not become scarred by despair or cynicism is a great living secret. How to live wounded without being chased by shadows and not merely 'endure'.

 

See more at http://hildymaze.com, and

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LEGO Firearms 2014, by David Turner

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I am a Belfast-based artist who creates autobiographical work through toy mediums that reflect conflict, terrorism, and evoke critical commentary on present day violence and war.Growing up in turbulent Belfast, I was surrounded by violence and conflict. These events have had a direct influence on my life and artwork, causing me to revisit my adolescence and recreate these memories with childhood mediums such as LEGOs, Hama Beads, Plasticine, and jigsaw puzzles. My artwork presents a platform that is both a direct reflection of my childhood and the conflict I have experienced, as well as giving a voice to current atrocities, be they children of war, child soldiers, or children who have lost their lives or a loved one to gun violence. My most recent series of work have materialized in many forms, from two-dimensional depictions to fully functioning firearms, which break down contentions of representation and offer new and exploratory directions for investigating themes of conflict, war, self, and popular culture.

See more athttp://www.belfastarts.co.uk/ and

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3000 ans d'errance, by Christine Comeau

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3000 ans d'erranceis a performed installation, a choreographed tableau vivant. It is about the wandering of a small community of nomadic creatures pulling with them their mobile home. They are both curious and frightened by the discovery of this peculiar world. The topics of this project are about nomadism, exile, identities and networks between human being and their environment.The carts and tents have been made during a two months artists residency at Est-Nord-Est artists run center, St-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, in 2011. A photo shooting and a parade have been organized in the streets of the village and near the Saint-Laurent river, in the province of Quebec, Canada.

 See more at www.christinecomeau.com

 

 

A delicate Balance, by Nick Nazzaro

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Originally this piece was going to be specifically about student debt, since I'm a recent college goer. After a lot of brooding, it became more about the 1% on top in general, with emphasis on the harm on they can cause. Some of these guys are true cartoon characters, getting away with dastardly deeds you'd only see from a goofy villain. If it wasn't so frighteningly sad, it'd be comical. My favorite part of the piece is the face. I wanted to bring it back to reality a little bit, and show this ugly mug, with a half finished, sort of sloppy, extremely red face. This whole process presented me with the question, "Are these people at top being corrupted by the money they make, or are only the corrupt able to get to the top?" 

See more at http://nicknazzaro.com

 

The Boston Biennial 3 is up until August 21st, so come on by and take a look:

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And come to the GALA BOSTON BIENNIAL CLOSING RECEPTION AUGUST 21ST 6-9PM!!!

 

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BIENNIAL ROADSHOW MARFA A SMASHING SUCCESS OF COURSE! by Anna Salmeron

by the-biennial-project 21. April 2014 13:48

"I'll tell you this. No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn", Texas Radio and the Big Beat

 

A brief history of the past:
Near the beginning, there arose a prophet through whom the word* was revealed. He so reviled the sinfulness of the city that he determined to create a purer place where study of the word would be facilitated. He chose a small town in the remote Texas dessert for his endeavor, and commenced to create a grand compound of many buildings furnished to his detailed specifications. Word spread of the accomplishments of the prophet, and others who recognized the correctness of the his vision gravitated to this place. Pilgrims seeking a better understanding of the word began to travel there for study and reflection, which continues to this day.

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One small band of fervent seekers, also weary of the city and it's sin and endless dirty snow, arrives in said town for a week of such study and reflection.

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Being a group with a long-established affinity for the wrong side of the tracks, they set up camp on the trailer-trash side of town. In trailers. Literally.

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There they commence their study of the word, and of the town. Here follow a few impressions from this leg of their ongoing spiritual journey:

 

The Donald - thank you eternally Sir for having constructed pyramids in honor of your escaping, and thank you for letting us look at them - even if you didn't let us take pictures. Perfectly imposing constructions laid out just-so against the backdrop of the luscious Chihuahua dessert. Marvelous. Memorable. We were impressed, even if an evil little voice did whisper in our ear once or twice that as a theology it was perhaps just a wee bit, well, tidy.

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Dan Flavor Flav Flavin - This we loved. Totally intoxicating. So much visual pleasure we felt like kids on a truly excellent sugar high. This work alone would have made the trip worth it.

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Prada Marfa - The emptiness of commercialism. The fetishism of commodities. Man-made vs natural environments. Decay over time. The usual themes handled here with an extremely deft touch. Plus, it's fun. You try doing that. (Note to the State of Texas - we have a deal for you - back off on your plan to tear this place down and we agree to allow George W. Bush to continue to call himself a painter.)

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El Cosmico - The above-mentioned trailer park. Only it's a trailer park as re-imagined by generous gurus on a particularly good batch of windowpane.  The perfect spot for your next wedding, bar mitzvah, acid trip. Did we mention the hot tubs?

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Biennial Roadshow Marfa Opening Reception - The main event, held at El Cosmico. Sublime. The transcendence of life lived among art and artists. So much glorious art, and artists and art lovers to share it with. Proving once again that art is reason enough not to put a gun to your head. Did we mention the hot tubs?

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One of the highlights of the night was artist Artemis Herber – one of the prize winners and a truly amazing artist and person, speaking about her work. We are in total awe of her.

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Check out more of her work here: artemisherber.com

Then there was the also amazing and really nice Karen Rosenkrantz – on the left below at the reception - who showed work from her witty and apropos series Cowboys, and had this to say about the event afterwards: Thanks so much for including me .. It was an interesting experience. I think I was particularly impressed that the entire cast of characters (of course) just showed up: artists, gallerists, curators , and buyers. ... Pretty amazing and nicely done. All the best.”  Right back at you Karen – you are great!

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Check out more of Karen’s work here: karenrosenkrantz.com

Another great participant was Ginny Barrett, who brought her human and canine entourage down from Austin for the event:

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We love her and her work! See more at: ginnybarrett.com

See all the Biennial Roadshow Marfa art here:

See the Biennial Roadshow prizewinners here:

Because this work is great, and because as artists ourselves we take seriously our responsibility to publicize the fuck out of your work, we are going to show all the Biennial Roadshow Marfa artwork on a large sreen for the entire Boston Biennial 2015 (July/August - Atlantic Works Gallery Boston). Come one, come all!

 

Community of Marfa and Environs - We offer our most most profound un-ironic thanks for warming our hearts, tanning our faces, and sending us back to Gomorrah with a skip in our step. Such a gorgeous, unique huge little town. We'll be back if you'll have us.

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There is lots more to be told about Marfa. But it will have to wait for now. El Cosmico doesn't have cable, and those re-runs of Project Runway don't watch themselves.

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The Biennial Project, in collaboration with the Biennial Roadshow Marfa Advisory Group.

* And the word is Minimalism.  (Prominent artists associated with this movement include Donald Judd, John McCracken, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, Robert Morris, Anne Truitt, and Frank Stella. Minimalism derives from the reductive aspects of Modernism and is often interpreted as a reaction against Abstract expressionism and a bridge to Postminimal art practices.)

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THE WINNERS ARE………

by the-biennial-project 22. March 2014 13:29

THE WINNERS ARE:

Best in Show (what we like to call the Golden Armadillo):
Federico Delfrati & Ieva Jakusonoka

The sensibilities of Federico Delfrati and Ieva Jakusonoka are so well-matched that they seemed to be one person. Their installation "An uncertain map of the known universe made of wax, wood, clay, ropes and various paper." was a universal hit with the judges, and we're proud to be featuring them on the Roadshow.
 

Photography: Adamo Macri
Video: Luke Boggia
Performance: Christine Comeau
Painting: Hildy Maze
Sculpture: Artemis Herber
2D: Nick Nazzaro
Digital Art:
Judith Kindler

 
Special Juror Awards:
Anna's Choice Award:
David Turner
Eric's Choice Award: Katherine Sweetman
Lizzy's Choice Award: Laura Krasnow

Sonia's Choice Award:
Dennis Miller
Stephanie's Choice Award:
Nicole Duennebier
Accepted Artists featured in the Biennial Roadshow Marfa exhibit:
(alphabetically by first name)
Adamo Macri
Adrienne Lichliter
Alan Lerner
Amy Butowicz
Anthony Astone
Anya Klepacki
Artemis Herber
Benjamin Phillips
Benjamin Phillips
Brandy-Michelle Byard
Brendan Mahoney
Calvin Pressley
Carol Stensrud
Charlene Liska
Charlie Lemay
Christina Macal
Christine Comeau
Christopher  Deris
Ciara Duffy
Claudia  Sbrissa
Claudio Scardino
David Turner
Dennis Miller
Elizabeth Harris
Eric Charlton
Federico Delfrati
Flair Robinson
Frances Berry
Ginny Barrett
Hildy Maze
Jenny Zoe Casey
John Lawson
Joshua Zerangue
Judith Kindler
Julie Weitz
 
Karen Rosenkrantz
Karina  Bania
Kate Mackay
Katherine Sweetman
Kelly Jo  Shows
Kristen  Freitas
Kristi  Beisecker
Larry Alford
Laura Krasnow
Laura Scandrett
Leigh Hall
Luke Boggia
Maggie Fishman
Marjorie Kaye
Matthew Mazzotta
Michael St.Germain
Mitchel Ahern
Molly Radecki
Nebras Hoveizavi
Nick Nazzaro
Nicole Duennebier
Nyssa Juneau
Paul Sisson
R. Prost
Renato Koledic
Robert Festa
Robyn Day
Stephanie Angelo
Stephanie Goode
Susan Fitzsimmons
Tom Estes
Tyler Beard
Vanessa Thompson
Walter Kopec
Yana Clark

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Biennial Roadshow Marfa–the great work keeps coming!

by the-biennial-project 23. February 2014 13:19

 

Art is good.

Art makes you happy when you need to be happy.

Art makes you cry when you need to cry.

Art makes you think when you need to think.

Art pisses you off – well,  you get the idea.

And the art that is being entered for the Biennial Roadshow Marfa again makes us honored to be part of this tribe.

Check out a few sweet samples from recent entries, and don’t forget that the absolute final deadline to submit your work to the Biennial Roadshow Marfa is this Saturday March 1st.

Don’t miss your chance to participate in this beautiful and exuberant show.

ENTER THE BIENNIAL ROADSHOW MARFA HERE

 

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Federico Delfrati Ieva Jakusonoka, Germany, 
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made of wax, wood, clay, ropes and various paper

 

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Paul Sisson, CO, Next Auction

 

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Eric Charlton, Nevada, A Prudent Dialogue of Opulence

 

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Nick Nazzaro, MA, The NRA Way

 

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Judith Kindler, WA, Stilettos

 

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Karen Rosenkrantz, MA, flying cowboys (2)
 
 
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A Valentine gift from The Biennial Project that doesn’t require lube…

by the-biennial-project 14. February 2014 11:45

 

So, if you are like us you didn't get a dozen red roses or a 5 carat diamond this Saint Valentine's Day.

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We didn't even get a crappy little bear holding a heart.

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Like us you might have also gained 10lbs from all the cheap chocolate and candy hearts that people have been bringing into the studio.

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Maybe you even made an attempt to go out for a romantic dinner only to have to wait for a table and eat cold pasta in an overcrowded, overpriced restaurant

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only to be requested by your love to perform anal sex when you got home.

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Well, we here at the Biennial Project are here to save your St. Valentine Day this year.

We have decided to extend, by two weeks, the deadline for The Biennial Roadshow Marfa!!

Aren't we wonderful!!!

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In case you have been living under a rock and have no idea what The Biennial Roadshow Marfa is, let us explain.

The Biennial Roadshow Marfa is an open call to artists worldwide to enter and possibly be selected to show in our online juried competition, and screen in our digital presentation at our Hoodang and Gala reception in Marfa, Texas this April!!


The new and improved FINAL deadline is now March 1st, 2014, MIDNIGHT.

We also highlight in blogs and facebook posts some of the work entered before the we jury the entries, so the earlier you get your work in the more likely we will show it off.

So get your ass in the saddle and enter the Biennial Roadshow Marfa by March 1, 2014.

COWBOY UP!

Did we mention we are open to butt fucking?

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For information go to on this juried Art show go to

http://biennialroadshow.com/

For instruction on how to enter go to

http://biennialroadshow.com/?page_id=44

 

And for an added Valentine thrill, we’ve prepared today’s preview of some of the kick-ass work submitted so far with an eye to the spirit of the holiday.

Feast your eyes:

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Against Nature, by Joshua Zerangue

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Yin and Yang, by Kristen Freitas

 

 

 

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Walls of Love2, by Herber Artemis

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Llama (Fragmented Memories, Page 68), 
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Witches I, by Katherine  Sweetman
 

 

 

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Don't Play With Fire, by Judith Kindler
 

 

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Sneak Preview of Art from the Biennial Roadshow Marfa

by the-biennial-project 9. February 2014 15:01

Hey artists and art lovers!

Here’s this week’s sneak peak at some of the AMAZING art that has been submitted to the Biennial Roadshow Marfa.

And remember – the deadline for submissions is this Friday, so get those entries in!

Enter the Biennial Roadshow here!

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David Turner, Belfast, Northern Ireland, I Nearly died Laughing
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Kristi Beisecker, Wellesley, MA, Bluebells

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Joshua Zerangue, Philadelphia, PA, Against Nature
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Michael St. Germain, Newton, MA,  Hollywood Basement sketch

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Adamo Macri, Montreal, Quebec, Stasis Echo of Mount Helicon

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Brandy-Michelle Byard, Arlington, Texas, Message in a Bottle

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Check out some cool art!

by the-biennial-project 25. January 2014 11:51

With the entry deadline 3 weeks away, The Biennial Roadshow Marfa is already attracting fantastic artwork from far and wide – with U.S. entries from all around this fair country – including from Florida, Louisiana, California, Illinois, Texas, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York, plus international entries from as far away as Indonesia, Thailand, and Quebec!

Feast your eyes on some of the beautiful work we’ve received so far! Now go enter your work so that it might be included in our next roadshow round up of submitted art! And don’t forget to follow the Biennial Roadshow on Facebook – we’ll be posting samples of submitted artwork daily!

Installation series “Untitled 2007”(Primitive Cool), Sarawut Chutiwongpeti,Thailand

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    Prospero Sycorax Ariel, Adamo Macri,Quebec

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 Sweep, Laura Scandrett, CA

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Untitled (light head), and Jacob McCandles, Big Jake, 1971, Christopher Deris, LA

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      cupandcardboard, Susan Fitzsimmons, Texas

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 Freeport Story In Papua, Bahtiar Dwi Susanto, Indonesia

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      Congress Street Bridge HDR 04, Robert Festa, MA

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         Stop being Assholes, Kelly Jo Shows, ME

 

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A Unique Opportunity to Support The Biennial Project’s Important Charitable Work.

by the-biennial-project 11. January 2014 12:22

 

As you’re preparing your entry for Biennial Roadshow Marfa (ENTER BIENNIAL ROADSHOW MARFA HERE), you can also help us establish a Biennial Roadshow Marfa Artist Residency for a Deserving International Artist who would otherwise not have the means to participate in this career-making event (ENTER BIENNIAL ROADSHOW MARFA HERE).

The artist selected for this prestigious residency by the Biennial Roadshow Marfa Advisory Council (BRMAC) will be invited to participate fully with the Biennial Roadshow Marfa Traveling Group (BRMTG) as an artist-in-residence for the entire week of Biennial Roadshow Marfa – March 30th thru April 6th, 2014. (ENTER BIENNIAL ROADSHOW MARFA HERE).

Lodging will be provided for the Artist-in-Residence within our state of the art campus on the spacious grounds of the internationally renowned El Cosmico Centre for Artistic Development.

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This fortunate artist will have full access to the sophisticated creative apparatus of The Biennial Project to develop their own artist practice and to contribute to the greater good of The Biennial Project. (ENTER BIENNIAL ROADSHOW MARFA HERE)

The BRMAC will look to select an artist whose body of work demonstrates the vision, maturity and collaborative ability to contribute to The Overall Biennial Project Oeuvre.

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We will also look to select our Artist-in-Residence from an underprivileged area - someplace where artists don't have access to the multiple resources to support the arts that we as Americans take for granted.

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(To give just one example of many, guns. If an aspiring artist in many parts of the world is called by their muse to use guns as part of their practice, they are forced to deal with a Kafkaesque nightmare of boring bureaucracy.  When artistic inspiration strikes, who has time for paperwork?)

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In summary then, the BRMAC will scour the world to identify the most talented but geographically-challenged contender, and with your support will assist them with travel costs, accommodation, and beer money.

What you will receive in return for your generous support of this project:

Good Karma, plus:

Support Level One – Smile – $1 (Click YES to Donate $1 to Support Art Residencies when submitting your work to Biennial Roadshow Marfa). Help make the Biennial Roadshow Marfa look more prestigious on your resume and curry favor with the judges! (ENTER BIENNIAL ROADSHOW MARFA HERE)

Support Level Two - Sparkle – $10 - A Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative Postcard signed by all BRMAC members OR a personal email exchange with the BRMAC member of your choice (up to 3 emails each).

Support Level Two – Glitter – $25 - A Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative Postcard signed by all BRMAC members PLUS a Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative Poster OR a brief hug with the BRMAC member of your choice (travel costs not included).

Support Level Three – Bronze – $50 - A Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative Postcard signed by all BRMAC members PLUS a Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative Poster PLUS a Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative T-shirt OR a somewhat longer hug with the BRMAC member of your choice (travel costs not included).

Support Level Four – Silver – $100 - A Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative Postcard signed by all BRMAC members PLUS a Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative Poster PLUS a Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative T-shirt PLUS a Limited Edition Video of the Highlights of the Biennial Roadshow Marfa OR a lingering hug with the BRMAC member of your choice (travel costs not included).

Support Level Five – Gold – $250 - A Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative Postcard signed by all BRMAC members PLUS a Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative Poster PLUS a Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative T-shirt PLUS a Limited Edition Video of the Highlights of the Biennial Roadshow Marfa PLUS a signed photo from the Biennial Roadshow Marfa Artist-in-Residence, PLUS regular (no less than 7) email updates from the Biennial Roadshow Marfa Artist-in-Residence as he/she completes the artistic journey of a lifetime OR a lingering hug with wandering hands allowed with the BRMAC member of your choice (travel costs not included).

Support Level Six – Platinum – $500 - A Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative Postcard signed by all BRMAC members PLUS a Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative Poster PLUS a Limited Edition Biennial Roadshow Marfa Commemorative T-shirt PLUS a Limited Edition Video of the Highlights of the Biennial Roadshow Marfa PLUS a signed photo from the Biennial Roadshow Marfa Artist-in-Residence, PLUS regular (no less than 7) email updates from the Biennial Roadshow Marfa Artist-in-Residence as he/she completes the artistic journey of a lifetime PLUS A Single Edition (yours will be the only copy available!) video of the Biennial Roadshow Marfa Artist-in-Residence during his or her residency - including their performance during the Closing Ceremony OR a lingering hug with wandering hands allowed with the Biennial Roadshow Marfa Artist-in-Residence (travel costs not included).

Support Level Seven - Plutonium – $1000 - you tell us what you're interested in, and we'll talk.

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