PechaKucha Presentation

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Dana Mcknight

Founder/Arts & Performance Director, Dreamland in Buffalo, NY

"Number 1. Be an ornery artist. You're mad. You went to art school. You go to shows in basements and living rooms. You are the poster child of the scurvy-laced bohemia. Your parents can't pay your rent."

In The De-Institution: Or. How to Make A Contemporary Arts Space with no Capital, Networks or Cred from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, artist and founder of Dreamland Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, Dana Mcknight, illustrates twenty steps to carving out a cutting-edge, artist-run space outside of the dominant, institutional realm. Mcknight cautions, "To be an institution is to own-- ­­­to place value on possession rather than action. To fixate on conservative contentment rather than Hope and Possibility. Artist-led spaces fizzle out all the time. Let us not leave behind the phoenix eggs to merely touch a tusk in the Elephant graveyard." 

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Cascade Artist Studio

@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

"The work in the studio is very varied and I think that reflects the different artists."

In Cascade Artist Studio from PechaKucha Night Blue Mountain Vol. 9, Artist Jacqueline Spedding introduces the warehouse she and a friend recently transformed into a working studio space in 2012. Cascade Studio in Blue Mountains hosts a range of talented artists- the most recent visiting artist came from South Korea. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 30th, 2017. 

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The Incredible Art

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 01, 2014

How is art incredible? Does it simply appeal to the eye, or does it speak to the heart? Huifong Ng suggests that all art conveys a message from the artist to everyone that experiences it, a message that transcends space and time. As art, emotion is ever flowing and ever changing. Art has no form. Art does not have to be a painting - it could be an architecture, a smile, a twinkle in the eye, a person, love. Everyone is a piece of art.

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Reset Reality

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 07, 2014

Maximilian Erbacher’s oevre, including installations and interventions in public space, is concerned in one way or another with artistic examinations of subtle shifts, which force us to re-assess the supposedly known. Led by his discerning gaze, we come to places where communication between people and their environment seems no longer possible. Erbacher slightly refocuses the way we usually look at the world and makes us rethink what we consider our true experiences and our knowledge of places and stories.(K. Stremmel, Cologne 2007). 

His works have been previously shown in Mirko Mayer Gallery (Germany 2011), Jonkang Lu Art Shanghai (China 2010), Städtische Skulpturenmuseum Heilbronn (Germany 2009), Zentrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam (Netherlands 2003), Taipei Fine Art Museum (Taiwan 2002) amongst others. With a DAAD stipend he has also taught media arts and performance at the University of Pécs (Hungary 2011).

Erbacher studied graphic arts at University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany, Media arts at University of Ulster Belfast, North Ireland followed by the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany, with Valie Export and Jürgen Klauke. 
Currently he curates the off-space Boutique- Raum für temporäre Kunst he founded in 2011 in Cologne where he lives and works.

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Autistic or Artistic

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 13, 2015

Scott Mayberry shares his personal journey of becoming an artist. He divulges how he came upon a greater understanding of himself and an advanced understanding of others through his artistic exploration and expression.

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Public Spaces for Everybody?

@ VOL 8 ON SEP 01, 2015

The British artist Sandra Hall is wondering about the concept of public space, and who are allowed to use them.

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@ VOL 9 ON SEP 02, 2015

Artist Kai Syng Tan is so interested in running that she has made a performance series of it. Get inspired of her presentation!

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@ VOL 9 ON SEP 02, 2015

Artist Tristan Meechan have created performance named FUN RUN. He tells more about it and his running habits etc.

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My Creative Journey as an Artist

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

"Paintings are like children-- it's hard to say which one you love the most," so says artist Fatima Argun, as she shares her colorful and vibrant paintings and the inspirations behind them. She shows how she tries to balance colors, shapes, and textures, and explains the various sources of inspiration that give her works a special quality: the richness of the Turkish culture, Rumi's poetry, and the rhythms of music. 

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Behavior Art (Arte de Conducta)

@ VOL 36 ON MAR 15, 2018

Aarhus-based artist Beatriz Gonzalez tells us about her experiences with Behavior Art (Arte de Conducta), why to use it and what it can do. Behavior Art is in essence the interaction between people and the creative spaces they move through. As she says: "Be not just consumers, but creators!"