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Katrine Levin Galleries : The Magical Worlds of Mamuka Dideba | 31 May – 6 June 2019

Monday, May 20th, 2019

RUSSIAN … AND GEORGIAN … ART WEEK LONDON 2019

One of the oldest cultures in Europe and Central Asia, Georgia is a land of inspiration, diversity, and artistic mastery. It is the home of Mamuka Dideba.

The art of Dideba, who is dubbed “Georgia’s Bruegel”, brings joy through a unique expression of the wonder, the subtle humour, and the warm and often surreal philosophical outlook that is quintessentially Georgian.

A master of figurative and abstract, Dideba paints in exquisite Renaissance-era imprimatura technique that lights up the paintings from within – a process that requires enormous skill.

Inspired by the Old Masters and Georgia’s rich history, Dideba explores beauty through vivid characters whose unconventional forms and faces convey their essence with gentle humour.  The whimsical background and clothing of the figures incorporate elements of Dideba’s abstracted works, acting as an unconscious bridge between the genres.

His abstracted paintings lure deep inside their magical and irresistibly contemplative worlds through an ingenious interplay of light and colour. It is possible to “walk” for hours through their imperceptibly changing shades.

Born in 1968 in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, Dideba studied at the prestigious Nikoladze School of Art and the Tbilisi State Art Academy. Dideba is known as “Georgia’s Bruegel” because of his deviation from realistic proportions and interest in human behaviour.

WHERE: Shapero Rare Books, Modern Art Gallery, 32 St. George St., Mayfair, London W1S 2EA

WHEN: 31 May – 6 June 2019

Guns & Rain present Faith: Rituals, Spirit & Sea

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Guns & Rain Gallery is pleased to present Faith: Rituals, Spirit & Sea, Mozambican artist Mário Macilau’s first solo show in Johannesburg, in collaboration with Ed Cross Fine Art, London.

Based in Maputo, Mário Macilau is an award-winning photographer who works with “the ghosts of society” – socially isolated groups and subcultures – activating subjects and their stories through a psychologically sensitive lens. He believes in the people and places that he documents and represents, and views his artistic practice as a tool for social change.

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Virtual Reality in the Arts talk and demo @ Anise Gallery.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Virtual Playground is a fun, interactive exhibition at Anise Gallery for the whole family which will run over the Easter Holidays. Allow your self to be transported back in time to the origins of gaming. Watch and play as we make a swift progression through the mediums timeline, as innovation, discovery and the foresight of John Carmack saw the turning point in the history of the gaming industry with the launch of the first Occulus headset.

Culminating in some of the latest interactive experiences, the evolution of virtual reality will be displayed in its various forms. Love it or hate it, it can’t be denied that VR is everywhere and we are only at the dawn of its emergence as a new medium. The possibilities are endless, the experience more powerful than any before – but will it last?

Please join us on the 24th of April 4:45pm – 6:00pm for Virtual Reality in the Arts talk and demo @ Anise Gallery.

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AWAD WELCOMES A NEW MEMBER: Abigail Ogilvy Ryan

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Abigail Ogilvy Ryan is a gallerist and curator who recently moved to Geneva, Switzerland, with her flagship gallery still currently located in Boston, MA. Since opening Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in 2015, she been dedicated to her mission of presenting thought-provoking, engaging exhibitions that present ideas or topics that are not well-represented in the Boston area. Her passion for matching clients with artwork began after her first experience working in two contemporary art galleries in Florence, Italy in 2010. Growing up in a household of educators, Abigail is drawn to the pursuit of educating her audience and collectors about contemporary art and her artists. Abigail also collaborates with nonprofits and educational organizations on auctions, events, and exhibitions that aim to give back to the community. She has supported an annual exhibition to fundraise and promote Artists For Humanity, a Boston arts non-profit which seeks to bridge the socio-economic divisions that currently exists in Boston. Abigail looks forward to expanding her gallery opportunities within the European art market.

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“Leaving a Permanent Mark” – AWAD Member Kristen Knupp Interviewed Michal Rovner at Pace Gallery in Geneva

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Kristen Knupp met with Michal Rovner at Pace Gallery to see the opening of “Evolution” in Geneva.  Rovner was born in 1957 in Israel, and had a solo show of her video work at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2002. She then represented Israel at the Venice Biennale in 2003. Rovner is currently working on installations for the public realm at the new Canary Wharf Crossrail station in London.  Rovner’s work is known for her non-narrative and timeless video installations, focusing on the movement of people, alongside addressing issues of identity, and what it means to be human.

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