COVIMETRY

An exhibition of Discursive Geometry

Curated by Mark Starel. Poland

April 19 - June 6, 2021

Ely Center of Contemporary Art

51 Trumbell Street

New Haven, CT 06510

The COVIMETRY exhibition at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA is now open.

There has been a lot of work, but the satisfaction is even greater. Thank you very much to Suzan Shutan for her invaluable contribution to the organization of the exhibition. I would also like to thank Deborah Hesse, Board Vice President and Gallery Director at ECOCA, who agreed to this show at the Ely Center and supported Suzan and me in our activities. I would also like to thank Maxim Schmidt, Gallery Coordinator at ECOCA, whose work resulted in such a great preparation of the exhibition on the Digital Grace platform.
On the other hand, I would like to thank all the participants of the COVIMETRY project for great works that perfectly show the vitality of geometric art, its diversity and current discursiveness. Together we are building the edifice of democratic art; high-quality art and community action that can move our project from the level of a collective exhibition to the level of a global work of art in which each participant has his part.
Jerzy Ludwiński, an excellent Polish art theorist, in the early 1970s prophetically described the successive phases of art and predicted that the imagination phase, which was emanated by conceptual art, would be followed by a total phase, in which "all existing concepts related to art will be crossed out, even the moment of authorship. Important are the tensions created by the collective effort of many people, which make up a system pulsating with its own life, like a gigantic creation of nature ". This is how I perceive the COVIMETRY project.

Mark Starel
April 21, 2021

https://elycenter.org/covimetry - direct access to works
https://elycenter.org/digital-grace - choose gallery 2
https://discursivegeometry.art/covimetry-4

 

https://elycenter.org/events-calander

Steven Baris, USA

Judith Duquemin, Australia

Daniel G. Hill, USA

Gerhard Hotter, Germany

 

Thursday, May 13, 2021 (Australia - Friday, May 14, 2021. 7.30 - 8.30 am)

5.30 pm 6.30 pm

Ely Center of Contemporary Art

 

 

 

 

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Covimetry 2020.Curated by Mark Starel

This artistic project is about a global manifestation of geometric art that is aware of its time. The name COVIMETRY comes from the combination of two words: COVID (Corona Virus Disease) and GEOMETRY (any trend of geometric art)

COVIMETRY

BWA GALLERY, OSTROWIEC SWIETOKRZYSKI, POLAND

DECEMBER 4-31, 2020

 

The international COVIMETRY exhibition is the first global manifestation of various trends in geometric art, conscious of its time.

The name COVIMETRY comes from the combination of two words: COVID (Corona Virus Desease) and GEOMETRY (any trend in geometric art: constructivist, hard edge, minimal art, op-art, concrete art, non-objective art, discursive geometry, post-conceptual geometry and others).

About 232 artists from 36 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia take part in the exhibition. The starting theme for all the work was an anti-virus mask template. The works have been made in various techniques and technologies, such as: drawing, painting, graphics, collage, object, photography, mix media, computer animation, video.

Participation in the COVIMETRY project gave the artists the opportunity to use any artistic strategies proposed by the curator. These are:
1. Mask as passe-partout, where the previously prepared image is placed on the mask as the background.
2. Mask as a canvas. The painting has been specially prepared for the shape of the mask, in line with the historical tradition of the frame law and the contemporary shaped canvas art.
3. Mask as a fragment. Part of the image has been cropped by the shape of the mask.
4. Mask as inspiration. Works based on tautology or study of the shape and structure of the mask.
5. Mask as an excuse. Interdiscursive, multimedia, intermedia and transmedia art open to various experiments.
6. Mask as animation, video, monitor, screen.
7. Outside the mask. Other realizations with the possibility of using the shape of the mask. All media, techniques and technologies.

In the history of civilization, the use of masks begins at least 7,000 BC, in Neolithic rituals, although the so-called The Mask of La Roche-Cotard can shift these practices as far as 33,000 BC. Over the centuries, the mask, as an object worn on the face, had many meanings and underwent many metamorphoses.

Nowadays, the transformation of the mask as an idea and artifact is influenced by current cultural practices and various forms of social communication. As a result, the mask becomes included in discourses in which it has never appeared before. One of them is the discourse of the mask as a carrier of a work of art, which was initiated in the COVIMETRY project. Based on the Spanish expression "más que la cara" (more than a face), the masks presented at the COVIMETRY exhibition are a presentation of various artistic attitudes and their deep meanings.

The COVIMETRY project is open in time. After the exhibition at BWA in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, further editions of this exhibition are planned in renowned national and foreign galleries, museums and art centers.

Mark Starel Project curator

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 List of participants by country:Argentina

Verónica DI TORO, Ernesto DORATO, Alejandro GIGLI, Pablo PEREZ TORRES, Luis Alberto PLAQUIN, Judith CISNEROS

Australia

Susan ANDREWS, Louise BLYTON, Elisabeth BODEY, Sandra CURRY, Peter DE LORENZO, Judith DUQUEMIN, Brent HALLARD, Jan HANDEL, Kyle JENKINS, Kate MACKAY, Paul MONCRIEFF, Lisa PANG

 Bosnia and Hercegovina

Arleta CEHIC

Brazil

Rachelmauricio CASTRO, Fernando DURÃO

Canada

Viola URSU

EU / Austria

Ilse ABERER, Waltraut COOPER, Karin HANNAK, Barbara HÖLLER, Zuzana KRIZALKOVICOVA, Josef LINSCHINGER, Gabi MITTERER

EU / Belgium

Karin BEYENS, Claudine BOUCQ, Michel CALEMBERT, Monique REIFENBERG, Ron VAN DE VYVER

EU / Bulgaria

larypsed

EU / Czech Republic

Eva FRANC, Michal PŠENIČKA, Oto SLADEK

EU / Denmark

Renate BORGEN, Peter HOLM, JChristian JENSEN, Lene JUHLER, Karin LIND, Pia LØYE, Gitte MØRK, Ulla PEDERSEN

EU / France

Gérard BAKNER, Jean Paul BARET, Kirell BENZI, Christine BOIRY, Janusz BRUDNIEWICZ, Claire DE CHAVAGNAC-BRUGNON, Gilles DROUIN, Guillaume GUINTRAND, Octavio HERRERA, Valérie LALLICAN, Danielle LESCOT, Jean-Luc MANGUIN, Marilyn Chapin MASSEY, Laura NILLNI, Roland ORÉPÜK, Jordan RAVY, Bogumiła STROJNA, TILMAN, Marc VEYRAT, Cora VON ZEZSCHWITZ

EU / Germany

Anne BERLIT, Klaudia Maria BIRKEFELD, Gerhard BIRKHOFER, Ines BITSCH, Arvid BOECKER, Dominique CHAPUIS, CHOSSY, Christoph DAHLHAUSEN, Maks DANNECKER, Nikola DIMITROV, EMINUSK, Katharina FISCHBORN, Kerstin GNAUCK, Sam GRIGORIAN, Ingrid HORNEF, Gerhard HOTTER, Inge JAKOBSEN, Halina JAWORSKI, Elfie KNOCHE-WENDEL, Christine LÖW, Doris MARTEN, OSTER+KOEZLE, Michael PERLBACH, Edeltraut RATH, Cornelia ROHDE /Jürgen FORSTER, Reinhard ROY, Lutz SCHOENHERR, Anja SCHWÖRER, Julia SILBERMANN, Norbert THOMAS, Hans-Günter WENDEL, Jürgen WOLFF

EU / Greece

Ioannis LASSITHIOTAKIS, Kleopatra MOURSELA, Rania SCHORETSANITI, Pinelopi SIROGIANNI

EU / Hungary

Zsuzsa DARDAI, Arpad FORGO, Zsolt GYENES, István HAÁSZ, Antal KELLE, József MARYJOZ SZATHMÁRY, Dora MAURER, Bernadette NAGY, János Szász SAXON, Zoltán SZLABEY, Andras WOLSKY

EU / Italy

Lorenzo CONTI, Lorenzo BOCCA, Fabio Massimo CARUSO, Gabriel DE GAUDI, Xenia MIRANDA, Luisa RUSSO, Alberto SAKA, Salvatore STARACE, Giancarlo ZERBONI‎

EU / Nederlands

Willem BESSELINK, Burnie 1100, Ria GROENHOF, Jeltje van HOUTEN, Anneke KLEIN KRANENBARG, Gerda KRUIMER, Marlies LEBESQUE, Carrie MEIJER, Pim PIËT, George SCHADE, Kees VAN DE WAL, Rene VAN DEN BOS, Gerard VAN DER HORST, Helen VERGOUWEN, Wilma VISSERS

EU / Poland

Jarosław BOREK, Małgorzata GORGOLEWSKA, Magdalena GRYSKA, Katarzyna KOCZYŃSKA-KIELAN, Małgorzata ŁUSZCZAK, Michał MISIAK, Grzegorz MROCZKOWSKI, Aleksander Józef OLSZEWSKI, Michał OSTANIEWICZ, Sławomir PLEWKO, Zbigniew ROMAŃCZUK, Magdalena SNARSKA, Mark STAREL, Przemek SULIGA, Anna SZPRYNGER, Grzegorz SZTABIŃSKI, Agnieszka WASIAK, Joa ZAK, Tomasz ZAWADZKI, Olga ZĄBROŃ, Robert ŻBIK

EU / Slovakia

Štefan BALÁZS, Katarina BALUNOVA, Viktor HULÍK, Pavol RUSKO

EU / Slovenia

Beti BRICELJ, Milena GREGORČIČ, Cvetka HOJNIK

EU / Spain

Diego Alexandre ASI, Maria BRAÑA, Maria CUEVAS, D.T. (NECANE), Cristina GHETTI, Julian GIL, Mayte MOLINA

EU / Sweden

Torsten RIDELL, Lars THOSTRUP

Japan

Atsushi KOBAYASHI

Norway

Susanne Kathlen MADER, Kjell VARVIN

Pakistan

Iqra IQBAL

Peru

Jaime HIGA

Philippines

Jay RAGMA

Russia

Alexandr GOLYNSKIY

Serbia

Danja TEKIĆ

South Korea

David MRUGALA, Jeongeun PARK, Jahyun SEO

Switzerland

Claude AUGSBURGER, Anne BLANCHET, Rita ERNST, Roland JUNG, Yves LAPPERT, Ada WEBER, Marian WEBER

Turkey

Erdem K. KOROGLU, Seckin PIRIM

Ukraine

Alexander BONDARENKO, Serhiy POPOV

United Arab Emirates

Remi MATSUKURA ROXBROUGH

United Kingdom

Stu BURKE, Karen FOSS, Clare FRENCH, Peter Hugo McCLURE, MORRISSEY+HANCOCK, Laurence NOGA, REVAD David RILEY

Uruguay

Judith BRITEZ, Francesca DI SANO, Marcelo LARROSA

USA

Tracey ADAMS, Steven BARIS, Perrin BLACKMAN, Beth CASPAR, Bernadette Jiyong FRANK, Connie GOLDMAN, Howard HERSH, Jeffrey Cortland JONES, Lise KJAER, Barbara Bryn KLARE, Gosia KOSCIELAK, Kristin McIVER, Manfred MOHR, Tadeusz MYSLOWSKI, Munira NAQUI, Brooke NIXON, Andrzej Jakub OLEJNICZAK, Paul PENA, Beverly RAUTENBERG, Rebecca RUTSTEIN, Suzan SHUTAN, Louise P. SLOANE, Jessica SNOW, T. Michael STEPHENS, Soonae TARK

 

 

Exhibition: Out of House Wings of Freedom

Espaco Cultural Instituto Cervantes Sao Paulo, Brasil.

Curated by Fernando Durao

Produced by Dalva Bertelli

March 2021

Exhibition: Constructive Reductive

NEW WEBSITE

See Constructive Reductive/Virtual Gallery this site > Here:  http://www.judithduquemin.com/101465334

 

Upcoming A.R.C. Group 50th Anniversary Exhibitions

Finalist (1 of 7) Bruny2020 Fellowship Bruny Island Art Foundation. Tasmania

 Thanks to the Bruny Island Art Foundation