CARLOS ALFREDO ARA MONTI
Born in Paraná (1948), Entre Ríos, Argentina. Graduated from the Manuel Belgrano and Prilidiano Pueyrredón schools of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires. He is a tenured professor at the IUNA (National University Institute of the Arts). He participated in National and Provincial salons. Creator of the TES XX Group and OBRAS EN PAPEL. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He exhibited with the group TES XX at: Museum of Modern Art of Latin America; Organization of American State presented under the auspices of the Museum of Modern Art of Latin American; Organization of American State Building, Washington DC, USA. With WORKS ON PAPER, they have been presented in Galleries and Museums in Argentina and abroad. He has designed and directed scenographic projects, standing out: ¨Universo de Borges “- International Foundation” – Courtesy of Teodor Carlos Alfredo Ara Monti
Before our interview of Dario Zana, we likes to get to know his individuality informally and formally. We trying to socialize with him if we can, and reads everything we can find about his work and biography. Then the interview itself begins. Through our questions we try to understand the forces that effect his mind and artist creative work.
So we found that Zana Dario was born, studied art, lives and works in Buenos Aires. The portraits are most powerful genre in Zana’s art. His personages are notable for the psychologically pointed characteristics of his subjects. (Explore our Interview)
Sadao Watanabe, Japanese artist, whose prints are finding their way not only into the Christian homes and churches of his own country but into top galleries in the United States like New York’s Museum of Modern Art. His entry in an exhibition of contemporary Japanese prints held in New York a few years ago won first prize. When James Michener was preparing a book of 10 original Japanese prints, Watanabe’s head of Christ was one of those chosen from hundreds of entries. Such achievement is even more impressive when one realizes the keen competition that exists among Japan’s art-oriented people. Tokyo alone boasts 25,000 professional artists. (READ MORE)
Teodor Currentzis, the artistic director of the Perm Theatre of Opera and Ballet, keeps an office on the theatre’s belle étage, a compact space made all the more intimate by the dense musk of perfume and the dark tones of the velvet couch and heavy carpets. The room has the air, entirely intentional, of the sacred: an Orthodox icon hangs on one wall, watching over the proceedings, and the scent that wafts out of the room is reminiscent of the woody and dank interiors of a Russian church. The office is at once a sanctuary for Currentzis and his reception hall, a place where old friends and fellow musicians and admirers — there are plenty of them in Perm — come after a concert to share a word or a compliment with the maestro.
Currentzis has said his mission is to make classical music a relevant and understandable artistic language for the current day, while returning to pieces that can feel beautifully and enigmatically ancient — Requiem among them, having been written under a cloud of mystery in the 1790s, begun by Mozart as a commission for an eccentric count and finished by other composers after his death. “If you want to open the door to the eternal, you have to be present in the here and now,” Currentzis told me. “It may sound like a paradox, but it’s absolutely true: you have to be here, part of the moment, a conscious participant in life — and that’s what makes you part of this eternal link.”
Currentzis builds this bridge between the quotidian inner world of the listener and the timeless portal offered by the music itself through an entire architecture of exploration and discussion in which the concert is only one part. In Perm, Currentzis holds a series of open workshops, during which he explains the history of the piece he and musicAeterna are preparing, offering his own thoughts on its meaning and context, while encouraging those in the audience to ask questions and offer thoughts.
Courtesy of Teodor Currentzis © Olya Runyova
Abeyta graduated from New York University and being awarded an honorary doctorate from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Additionally, in 2012 he was a recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Excellence in the Arts award and was soon accepted as a Native treasure by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Currently, he is based in Santa Fe, NM and Berkley, CA. His work has been included in a number of prestigious museums and private collections throughout the U.S
Safet Zec was born on December 5 1943, the youngest of eight children in the town of Rogatica in Yugoslavia. Zec shown a great love for painting from the early age. He graduated from an arts high school in Sarajevo, than studying at the academy of fine arts in Belgrade where he get his degree in painting.
From the mid-1970s his work were exhibited in countless galleries around the world. He became well known and respected for his unique style and for his Poetic Realism art movement. His depictions of human faces and bodies are stunning but troubling.
“How to understand this nonsense of horrific crimes, genocide, in which people persecute and kill their first neighbors? This is what I carry within me and what Exodus is talking about,” said Zec “Yes, I feel obliged to have these works come to this place as my voice and artistic language. I think that artistic messages have different lifespans. They speak better about tragedies; they have content.” His work elegant but striking way reflecting the human drama of war experience.
Courtesy of Zec Safet