Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Art Contest "Virtual Minimalism" announced and curated by Asmita Duranjaya

As an introduction of the new Space 4 Art sim and the related galleries the curator Asmita Duranjaya announces an art contest with the title "Virtual Minimalism". Minimalism has been a specific art style in the 60ies and 70ies of the 20th century and the main features should also be considered in its virtual form, e.g. the reduction of all unimportant and the concentration on a minimum in shape, color and material or texture and surface.

The participants are free to choose a topic themselves, but also their virtual processing should refer to these features of reduction and simplifying. The maximum should be 10 prims and the artist is free to decide, whether to work in 2D or 3D. The maximum size should be 5x5x5. The work needs an expressive title and has to be sent to Asmita Duranjaya with copy/no trans plus an actual artist bio.

The pieces will be shown on the rooftop of the gallery building and as usual in my contests, there will be a public and a jury voting according to the criteria in a predefined art grader.
Price money up to now is
3000LL for the 1st,
2000LL for the 2nd and
1000LL for the 3rd winner
of the contest.
Every participant will also get a tiny compensation for his/her expenses.
Deadline is the 30th of April midnight MEZ (MiddleEuropeanTime).
The announcement of the winners will be on 20th of May 2012 at 1pm on the rooftop.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

reflected rorschach

is a new exhibition by Moeuhane Sandalwood in the UnderWaterGallery on the newly founded Space 4 Art sim.

Moeuhane himself has explained the background of his work: "The soul of man resembleth water. This is the beginning of a magnificent poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Be it the calm waters of a lake, or a thunderstorm. Men has always searched for analogies for the state of his soul in the water.
The Swiss psychodiagnostic Hermann Rorschach published the so called “Rorschach test” in 1921. Better known as the inkblot-test it is still widely used by psychologists and psychiatrists. Interpreting the reactions to the pictures does help the therapist analyze the personality of their patients.
Moeuhane Sandalwood has taken several pictures of reflections on SL-waters. Those photographs were the base for his own interpretation of the “Rorschach cards”. They can serve the patron as a mirror to their soul.
Sources:
The soul of man resembleth water: From heaven it cometh, To heaven it soareth. And then again to earth descendeth, changing ever. (…) Spirit of man, thou art like unto water! Fortune of man, thou art like unto wind! (Abbreviated, ‘Spirit Song over the Waters’, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1789)".
 
The opening of this exhibition will be part of the general opening of the sim and the Space 4 Art Gallery, but it is open from now and waiting for interested visitors:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Heart on Holiday

Reezy Frequency shows her brilliant colorful work in the MBK Gallery in April and May 2012. She has transmogrified the mediaeval building into a magical and enchanting space, where the visitor can take a bath in shape and color. The opening will be on Sunday, the 15th of April at 1pm SLT, introduced by a short harp concert performance with harp pieces from the Middle Ages, Shakespeare's time and Benjamin Britten. Enjoy.

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