The richness of Nigerian culture finds the most expression in the abundant talent of its artistes

Kulture art gallery features a remarkable collection of paintings, photographs, and sculptures, including the works of some of Nigeria’s most revered names.

In line with its aim of promoting and showcasing the best of Nigerian art and culture, the Terra Kulture Art Gallery provides a platform for new and emerging talent, alongside older, more established names. Since inception, the Terra Kulture art gallery has organized, funded and provided space for no less than 30 exhibitions and now boasts a reputation as one of the premier art exhibition venues in Nigeria.

Home to some of the finest art in Africa, the Terra Kulture Art Gallery offers the opportunity to escape and get lost in the unique and memorable pieces on display. Peruse, admire, and experience the best of Nigerian art, all housed at the magnificent Terra Kulture. Visit us today.

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Asia’s leading international fine art fair returns during the peak art season in October 2016

 

Over the past decade, Fine Art Asia has become renowned as Asia’s foremost fair dedicated to art and antiques. The fair showcases museum-quality works of art spanning 5,000 years of cultural history, from antiquity to the present day. In 2015, Fine Art Asia displayed more than 6,500 outstanding works of art worth HK$2.8 billion, and attracted 25,800 visitors from all over the world. The fair provides an unrivalled opportunity to view and acquire the best artworks across a wide range of disciplines.

Fine Art Asia 2016 is staged at the peak of the October art season in Hong Kong and coincides with Sotheby’s auctions in the same venue. The vibrant atmosphere in the art scene at this time of year attracts a sophisticated, appreciative audience of dealers, collectors, curators and art lovers from throughout Asia as well as from all over the world.

A Unique Fair

Fine Art Asia, founded in 2006,is the only fair in Asia to showcase a wide range of collectible fine art from both Asia and the West. The fair has consistently pioneered new categories and provides an ideal platform to cater to the widening tastes of keen Asian collectors and the maturing Asian art market.

Hong Kong is the focal point of the art market in Asia and one of the top three art auction centres in the world, along with New York and London. With world-class galleries, auction houses and art fairs, it plays a vital role in the global art market. The recent success of major contemporary art fairs, followed by the very positive results at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring Auctions, defied predictions of an art market slowdown.

 

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SFMOMA reopens May 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — After a three-year closure, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) reopens to the public on May 14. The museum is a new institution, thanks to an enormous new wing and the acquisition of the whopping Doris and Donald Fisher Collection. It opens at a time of new museum practice. Like more and more large museums around the world, SFMOMA wants to serve a global audience with “culture,” not just art.

The museum is also opening in a city that has become even more of a congested, fractious, global economic power — with the problems to match. The ultimate success of the new museum will depend on how well it balances these conflicting concerns…[READ full article on the link below]

Amid a Challenging, Changing City, SFMOMA Reopens with Global Aspirations

Untitled Art Fair coming to San Francisco

Announced on March 29, Untitled Art will be in San Francisco at the city’s Pier 70 in the arts district of the city’s Dogpatch neighborhood in January 2017. It will take place in a historic ship building that will feature between 40 and 60 galleries in order to focus on quality and to test the interest of a market that is still emerging. Untitled has since 2012 staged a fair every December in Miami Beach during Art Basel. But that one will operate on a smaller, more intimate scale than its Miami-based fair.

In French:
Prévu depuis le 29 Mars 2015, Untitled Art sera à San Francisco Pier 70 dans le Art district de Dogpatch neighborhood à partir de Janvier 2017. Cette évènement prendra place dans un bâtiment naval historique où il y aura entre 40 et 60 galeries afin de se concentrer sur la qualité et de tester l’intérêt d’un marché émergent. Untitled a depuis 2012 mis en scène une foire chaque Décembre à Miami Beach pendant le Art Base. Mais celui ci fonctionnera sur une échelle plus petite et plus intime que celle basée à Miami.

2015 Annual Meeting of the Creative Cities Network

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2015 Annual Meeting of the Creative Cities Network

This year’s Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) will take place in Kanazawa, Japan, from 25 to 28 May 2015.

Learn more about each of the 69 UNESCO Creative Cities Members in the 7 creative industry fields, including Literature, Cinema, Music, Craft and Folk Arts, Design Media Arts and Gastronomy.  And congratulations to the 28 new members, including Tel Aviv, Israel –hometown to many of our most recent SNAC-expo Award Winners!

Tel Aviv joins new members Lyon, Enghien-les-BainsSapporo, Daka, Gwangju, Linz, and York in the Media Arts industry.

“The network aims to foster international cooperation between cities committed to investing in creativity as a driver for sustainable urban development, social inclusion and enhanced influence of cultural in the world.” -United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Read more at The Times of Israel,  The Jerusalem Post and find out more through SNAC-expo Israel sponsor, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Israeli Consulate to the Pacific Northwest.

http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/InternatlOrgs/Issues/Pages/UNESCO-declares-Tel-Aviv-Creative-City-1-Dec-2014.aspx

UNESCO

UNESCO , the UNITED NATIONS Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization, was created in 1945 in order to respond to the belief of nations that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace and that peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.

Based in Paris, UNESCO, builds  networks among nations by mobilizing  education, building intercultural understanding, protects WORLD HERITAGE sites and supports  cultural diversity.

To learn more about how UNESCO is protecting freedom of expression–an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity–and leading the way for scientific and cultural collaboration visit the UNESCO  website and stay connected through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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“UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built.”

UNESCO in the news:

The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage  inscribed three new elements on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding:

New Orleans Arts + Culture

There is an endless amount of arts and culture, music and history to discover in New Orleans.  Here are just a few ideas to inspire your next trip to New Orleans in  2015:

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER NEW ORLEANS, located in the Warehouse District of New Orleans,  is a multidisciplinary arts center with curated exhibitions, performances and programs by local, regional, national, and international artists.  The 2014 lineup included powerhouse performances by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street BandAaron Neville and  Branford Marsalis.

“Since 2006, the CAC has awarded $350,000 in grants to individual New Orleans’ artists who were affected by Hurricane Katrina through the CAC Theatre Arts Fund and the SweetArts Katrina Fund. Offering creative outlets and opportunities, the CAC’s education department successfully engages over 10,000 children and adults annually, including those with special needs and those from economically deprived backgrounds.”

Coming to CAC |  MARCH 7, 2015:

 EN MAS’  s a pioneering exploration of the influences of Carnival on contemporary performance practices in the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.

JAZZ FEST is a music mecca for many.  They’ll be announcing the lineup of muscians in January, but start planning your trip to NOLA now!

JAZZ FEST 2015 | April 24-26, April 30-3, 2015

Make sure to check out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation‘s  new state-of-the-art education and community center and  permanent home of the Heritage School of Music, the  George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center.

Find out more about Jazz Fest  and stay posted at FACEBOOKINSTAGRAM, YOU TUBE + TWITTER

 ARTS MARKET and  LUNA Fête may have just wrapped up, but you can find out more about The Arts Council New Orleans’  large-scale, open-air video and sound installation at their FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST and VIMEO.  Definitely check out what the Arts Council is doing to integrate arts  into New Orleans’s public spaces through PERCENT FOR ART .

New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), is New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution.  Some must-see exhibitions:

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG AND THE “FIVE FROM LOUISIANA” On view through January 25th, 2015.

PROSPECT.3: NOTES FOR NOW On view through

DEGAS’ LITTLE DANCER On view through March 1st, 2015.

and REPARATION :  an exhibition of 187 works by 180 New Orleans artists, young and old,  part of Luciano Benetton’s Imago Mundi collection.  On view through

One of the most inspiring initiatives that we are seeing in New Orleans since the hurricane,  nearly ten years ago, is MAKE IT RIGHT, founded in 2007 by Brad Pitt.  Learn more about what they are doing with CRADLE TO CRADLE homes, setting a new standard for GREEN BUILDING and design, and how they’ve collaborated with architects like  Gehry and Adjaye to rebuild and renew communities and to ensure that around the world, people are living in healthy communities and affordable, high-quality, environmentally sustainable homes.

 

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Contemporary Arts + Culture Focus| ISRAEL

With our most recent competition and current multi-gallery exhibition highlighting  some of the most talented, rising contemporary Israeli artists throughout the world, we wanted to focus on Israel’s international scope as an innovative leader and creative hub.

From artists, musicians, designers and dancers to technologists, scientists, and entrepreneurs, the aptly named Start-Up Nation is constantly making headlines as a vibrant, diverse, and passionate nation.  Through it all, Israel’s international cultural arts community continues to thrive and inspire. Continue reading