URBAN LEGENDS - The New York Première
Connecting artists - An international art exhibition
by Gila Paris & Frank Shifreen
We called the theme of the exhibition URBAN LEGENDS
Images are powerful when they are connected to ideas and knowledge.
Images are never only for art’s sake; they are manifestations, remembrance, research into nature, the self, and the other. The body is trans-formed into the art image, and separates into a distinct object. The object is a child, a monster, an idea, and a friend, a concept- a nomadic figure of beauty that illuminates the evening. We were interested in asking artists to bring their visions into this exhibition as a way of illuminating the abstraction, and finding an entertaining way of expressing the inexpressible....
CULTUREINSIDE.com is a free online social network for the visual art community and encompasses both artists and art amateurs. It is a European initiative coming from Luxembourg. We connected Europe to New York mid 2008, opening an office and expert staff connected to academic and commercial art world in New York. We want to create opportunities for dialog of our European artists with the world-at-large. CULTUREINSIDE gives real visibility to artist. To do so CULTUREINSIDE develops an artist-driven approach. CI is a quality-oriented network in the interest of artists. The special requirements of the visual arts have not been addressed until now. Artists need several levels of communication and exhibition interface to properly show their work and connect with other artists. This worldwide group is international in spirit and has a strong impetus to connect. CULTUREINSIDE simply gives real visibility to artists online, in virtual and brick & mortar exhibitions and via documentation.