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Art in Mongolia: Sculptor Amgalan Tsevegmid

For this new ‘Art in…’ post, we go to Mongolia. Sculptor Amgalan Tsevegmid was born in 1952 in Ulan-Bator, Mongolia. He has completed majoring in painting in 1971 from the State college of Music and Dance in Mongolia. In 1977 he has graduated from the I.E. Repin Institute of Architecture, Sculpture, and Paintings at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. Sculptures by Amgalan Tsevegmid are standing in the squares in a ...


Art in Germany: Gregor Schneider’s dying-room

All the artists we select for our ‘Art in…’ weekly Rendezvous are creative in their own way. German artist Gregor Schneider works with constructed rooms, and one of his project raised controversy in 2008: the public dying-room. His work can’t be summed up with this project only but most of his work is about rooms and death. On his Wikipedia page, we can read: ‘I want to show a person, which dies a natural death or just died ...


Art in Mali: Art as Real as Life Itself

Today, our ‘Art in…’ post is not about a particular artist. Two weeks ago, a reader (hello Babouyou!) sent us a link to an article on the New York Times about  art in Mali. We read it and it was so well written and interesting, with a great insight on the Dogon art and culture, we decided it should be part of this weekly post about Art. Here are some extracts from Holland Cotter article ‘In Mali, Art as Real as Life Itself’: ...


Art in The Netherlands: Ingrid Siliakus

In 2010 we were amazed by the colorful world of paper sculptures by Jen Stark and last year, Danish artist Peter Callesen impressed us as well. The artist we just discovered comes from The Netherlands, her name is Ingrid Siliakus and she make Paper Architectures. According to her biography: Ingrid Siliakus first discovered paper architecture by seeing work of the originator of this art form Prof. Masahiro Chatani (architect and professor in Japan). He ...


Art in Sudan: Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed

Last month we read an interesting article on VoANews website about Sudanese artist Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed. We already mentioned several Sudanese artists like Ahmed Abushariaa, El Tayib Daw El Bait, Hamid Ayoub and the late Rashid Mahdi you can read more about on En Route to Sudan. Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed comes from the Blue Nile region but he moved to the United States in 2001 and he is currently living in the Washington area. VoANews article says: ...


Art in India: Jayshree Jaykumar and JJ Studios

Jayshree Jaykumar is an Indian artist and entrepreneur. She was born in 1978 in India and is a self-taught artist who works on oil, water color and acrylic. According to Wikipedia, she worked on the re-productions of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and later she started to create the painting of the main idol of Tirupati Balaji. With her paintings that replicates the deity of Tirupati Balaji, Jayshree has been recognized as a worthy artist in India and in 2009, ...


Art in Ivory Coast: Abdoulaye Diarrassouba

Abdoulaye Diarrassouba, who goes by the name Aboudia, was born in 1983 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where the artist still lives and works. If you take a quick look at the pictures, you will immediately notice that Aboudia’s work is influenced by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. But another country, another time. His recent grafitti-style paintings are depicting the conflict which broke out in March and April 2011 in Abidjan, in response to the ...


Art in Greece: Multiple media artist Lydia Venieri

Lydia Venieri is a multiple media artist born in 1964 in Athens and now she lives and works in New York. We have heard a lot of good feedbacks about Venieri’s work, we like what she does but her art is very hard to define…  But Wikipedia describes her work in a very interesting way: Venieri is well known for her evocative sculpture installations which bridge mythology with current events, and for her ability to combine humor with self ...


Art in Colombia: Alejandro Fischer Cardenas

Back to South America for this new rendezvous with Alejandro Fischer Cardenas. The figurative Colombian artist was born in Bogota in 1971 and he later studied in the United States and Germany. Searching for information about the artist, we were glad to find he had an official website showing some of his work, as well as a frequently updated blog. Most of the time, we can hardly find information about the ‘underground’, not yet widely known ...


Art in Sudan: Photographer Rashid Mahdi

A few days ago, we went to see a collective exhibition in Paris: “Photographies soudanaises” (Sudanese photographs). The gallery Clémentine de la Féronnière brought together, thanks to the Elnour collective founded by Claude Iverné in 2003, photographs by Rashid Mahdi but also by Richard Lokiden Wani, Gadalla Gubara, Madani Gahory, Osman Hamid Khalifa and Ahmed Omar Addow amongst others. Max Dana appreciates a lot the work done by ...






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