Chimera-Project is pleased to announce it’s upcoming exhibition entitled “Investigative Painting”, opening on March 12th, 7pm. With an international focus the exhibition will show newest and latest paintings by the artists Johanna Binder from Austria, Gábor Erdélyi from Hungary and Magda Wegrzyn from Poland.
Based on the rich tradition of the Lendava-Lendva International Fine Arts Colony that has attracted artist to Lendava since 1973, the Lendava-Lendva Gallery and Museum andLindart Association of young artists from Lendava introduced an innovative LindArt International Young Artists’ Fine Arts Colonyin 1994. LindArt is dedicated to emerging artists and since 2007 has been focused on collaboration. Each year, from 6 to 12 participants under the age of 35 are selected and paired randomly in order to work collaboratively on a prescribed theme during the 10-day residency in July. The workshop takes place in the Lendava Castleand closes with an exhibition there.
TheLendava-Lendva Gallery and Museum was established in 1972 by the Municipality of Lendava-Lendva. Its rich archaeological, ethnological, numismatic, and visual arts collections are displayed in the Lendava Castle and are mostly prepared with Hungarian partner institutions. The gallery programme focuses on local emerging and established artists who have also been presented abroad, combined with blockbuster exhibitions by internationally acclaimed artists.
The second edition of LOCIS in 2014 will be thematically oriented towards exploration of our physical, social and political environment and alternative or self organized forms of artistic and social interaction.
Being located in places where artistic communities share the need for having a high degree of cultural activity and exchange, this collaborative project offers an opportunity to contemplate how artists help us consider new possibilities for social organization, our understanding of place, and ways to transcend physical, cultural and political boundaries.
The three artists/curators who will be leading residencies in 2014 are:
Ola Wasilkowska (Poland) who will lead a residency with Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm in Sweden. Seamus Nolan (Ireland) who will lead a residency with the Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Poland Johan Thurfjell (Sweden) who will lead a residency at The Dock in Carrick on Shannon, with Leitrim County Council Arts Office in Ireland.
Residence Botkyrka is a context-based residency program for internationally active artists, curators and architects who are interested in working site specifically. Residence Botkyrka is exploring new forms of art in the public space and is supporting projects that are hard to make without a longer stay. Residence Botkyrka wants to create good conditions for artistic freedom and develop the local participation. Every year it invites the public to Fittja Open – an annual presentation of the public art in Botkyrka with art, happenings and talks.
Botkyrka is part of Greater Stockholm and is one of Sweden’s most international municipalities with people from about eighty different countries speaking more than hundred languages. Residence Botkyrka is run by Botkyrka Konsthall.
Botkyrka Konsthall pursues issues of co-creation and how the interaction between people can promote social justice and change. Certain subjects and themes keep reoccurring, for example; the climate change; globalization; and the social role of music in our society. Residence Botkyrka works in public spaces and supports projects that are difficult to implement without a prolonged stay. Residence Botkyrka is also interested in the issues of co-creation and how the interaction between people can contribute to social change.
LindArt is an artist-led initiative which strives to provide a meeting point for artists working in “traditional” visual disciplines (painting, fine print, drawing). It brings together up to 6 artists of all nationalities for 10 days to work, exchange dialogue and experiment in a way that is mutually beneficial. The platform of our workshop is based upon the motto of “co-operation” with its main idea of gathering the selected artists (that have never met before) into tandems to work during the residency period on a project-theme that is defined beforehand by the organizer. The workshop will close with an exhibition.