Thursday, November 30, 2017

Narrative and info about exhibition - Music and Musicians - Boémia caffe - December 2017

Artwork based on me by Spanish Artist Daniel Esteve with the sentence "Buster or Lynch"

Opening - Music and Musicians exhibition - Boémia caffee 


While trying to write narratives and giving info about exhibitions that I curate all over the world, I get a bit confused while thinking on being a bit like American directors Buster Keaton or David Lynch with a jigsaw puzzle in my mind, organizing them in my mind, trying to put everything in its right place.  
 I try to focus on what the exhibitions and artworks sent to me by international artists and how do I vision them in my spirit  and trying to link them into some sort of story.
This exhibition will be a bit random due to lack of space because all artworks sent to me by international artists don't fit in all boémia caffe walls, while I try to show the magnificient pieces of art by international artists in all its splendour to the public.
 The exhibition will be as follow with artworks from these international artists in the first two weeks of December they will be displayed with these artworks, organized by Artist and its birth country:
Poster for this exhibition based on Radiohead's album "amnesiac" by Belgium Artist Christophe Swijsen and back poster by the same artist with the list of the artists with a design based on David Bowie's character "Thin White Duke". 

American Artist Chad Edwards with an artwork based on a band
Argentine artist Dario Mekler with an artwork based on a fictional musician 
Argentine artist Dario Mekler with two artworks based on a fictional band
Argentine artist Mukor Bazan with an artwork based on a violinist
Argentine artist MR ED with an artwork based on Musician Tom Waits
Argentine artist Teke Teke with an artwork based on the band Pixies 
Belgium Artist Christophe Swijsen with an artwork based on musician David Bowie
Belgium Artist Christophe Swijsen with an artwork based on musician John Coltrane
Belgium Artist Christophe Swijsen with an artwork based on musician Kim Gordon
Brazilian Artist Douglas P. Lobo with an artwork based on musician Chris Cornell
Brazilian Artist Gelson Mallorca with an artwork based on the band Rolling Stones
Croatian Artist Danijel Zezelj with an artwork based on musician John Coltrane
Croatian Artist Danijel Zezelj with an artwork based on musician Ella Fitzgerald
French Artist Isabel Pessoa with an artwork based on musician Serge Gainsbourg
Italian Artist Danilo Dast Strulato with an artwork based on the band Sonic Youth
Italian Artist Stefano Zattera with an artwork based on Musician Tom Waits
Italian Artist Rolando Cicatelli with an artwork based on Musician Tom Waits
Mexican Artist Gaston Ortiz with an artwork based on the band The Doors
Polish Artist Nikodem Cabala with three artworks based on musician Nick Cave
Spanish Artist Daniel Esteve with an artwork based on musician Sonny Rollins
Spanish Artist Javier Olivares with an artwork based on the band The Strokes
Spanish Artist Jon Ander Azaola with an artwork based on musician Nina Simone
Spanish Artist José Luis Ágreda with an artwork based on musician Lil Armstrong
Spanish Artist José Luis Ágreda with an artwork based on the band Messer Chups
Spanish Artist Sonia Pulido with an artwork based on the band Mazzy Star 
Swedish artist Knut Larsson with an artwork based on Musician Tom Waits

I've also thought on displaying some artworks for Permanent exhibition in this same exhibition about Music and Musicians because the two exhibitions that I'm curating at boémia caffe and greentea coffeeshop will be Permanent.

American Artist Bill Koeb with an artwork based on XXI century modern men 
Argentine Artist Catriel Tallarico with a tribute to Chicone and Maradona 
Italian Artist Rolando Cicatelli with an artwork based on a woman




International Artists that will be exhibited in the last two weeks of December at boémia caffe are:

American Artist Bill Koeb with an artwork based on musician Peter Gabriel
American Artist Bill Koeb with an artwork based on musician Pete Townsend
Argentine Artist Pablo Burman with an artwork based on the band Pink Floyd
Brazilian Artist Carlos Ferreira with an artwork based on musician Nick Cave
British Artist Con Chrisoulis with two comic book pages based on the band The Smiths
Finnish Artist Matti Hagelberg with two comic book pages based on German composer Handel
Polish Artist Bartosz Jekiel with an artwork based on musician Frank Mangale
Portuguese Artist Derradé with an artwork based on musician Shane McGowan 
Portuguese Artist Derradé with an artwork based on a fictional band
Portuguese Artist Paulo Pinto with an artwork based on musician Tom Waits
Spanish Artist Joaquin Aldeguer with an artwork based on musician Tom Waits
Spanish Artist Ruben Pellejero with an artwork based on musician Tom Waits
Swedish Artist Lars Erik Sjunesson with 1 artwork based on a narrative with words about music
Swedish Artist Lars Erik Sjunesson with 1 artwork based on a narrative without words about music
Swiss Artist Alex Baladi with two comic book pages based on music 


First picture of exhibition - Music and Musicians - December 2017


Second picture of exhibition - Music and Musicians - December 2017

Third picture of exhibition - Music and Musicians - December 2017

Fourth picture of exhibition - Music and Musicians - December 2017

Fifth picture of exhibition - Music and Musicians - December 2017
The pics aren't good because they were taken with a simple IPad, but sooner better pictures with better quality will appear in this same blogue in another post.

Curating exhibitions with help by international artists it's hard while I'm also writing narratives like "only lovers left alive" or writing/editing/organizing PDFS with international artists or book collections for American publishing company Fantagraphics, but I truly believe that with work, energy and focus, in the end of all this work, all of it will be a sucess.
 I've used some objects as inspiration for some of my work:
 a booklet with Hugo Pratt's iconic comic book character Corto Maltese, a pen, a pencil, simple sunglasses, an ashtray, a woman, a cigarette box while reading Aldous Huxley book "The doors of perception"  


When I was writing this post with info about exhibitions and some personal projects all over the world with help of talented international artists, I was listening to U2's Zoo Tv Tour ( mainly the song Ultravolet), while listening to the words listed below by Bono's character Macphisto in my head when he was making a phonecall during the show.  

Macphisto


You know who I am.
I know who you're.
I know you believe in your better self.
What a night? 
What a show? 
Zoo vampire It's all over.
So many have turned out to see a side. 
I don't know what to say but "thank you", "thank you", "thank you". 
You know that someone used to come and see us all the time, but he hasn't been around for a while.
We used to be so close.
People think that I've forgotten about him, but I haven't.
I've used to find him so inspiring back then.
He invented me, I was the brightest star in his sky.
Now look at me, a tired popstar in platform shoes.
I've tried to call him all the time, but he wouldn't take my calls.
Now, I get blamed for all the wars, all the famine, all the trouble in the world, I get blamed for it.
Even the evening Hell slices me off.
Who can I get to help me make peace with him? 
Who'll mediate for me?
Should I call the United Nations
Maybe they can help me.
Off with the horns, on with the show...
Shhh
Macphisto: Hallo, hallo? 
United Nations: "You just called the United Nations.
I'm sorry, we're closed for lunch, but if you are a small federal nation, please leave the name of your country after the beep and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Macphisto singing: 
When I was younger, so much younger than today.
I've never needed anybody to help me on any way.
Now those days are gone, I'm not so self assured.
Now I find that i've changed my mind and opened up the door.
Help me if you can, I'm feeling down.
And I do apreciate to being grounded.
Help me get my feet back of the ground.
Won't you please help me? 

Here's the first live video Ultraviolet on ZooTV of the phone call and the song below.




Macphisto second phone call to George Bush
Macphisto: Maybe I'll be lucky tonight. 
Hello, is this the white house?
 I would like to speak to George please.
White House: Can I help you? 
Macphisto: I would like to speak to George, if I could, please.
White House: George, who? 
Macphisto: George, the President. Mr Bush, excuse me.
White House: The President is not available, you need to call the common office tomorrow.
Macphisto: The President of the United States is not available to me?
Oh Well, I mustn't be as important as I thought I was. Could I leave a Message? 
White House: You can call the common office tomorrow.
Macphisto: I just want you to leave him a Message. You can tell the President to watch more TV.
Thank you.

Below is the second live video Ultraviolet on ZooTV of the phone call and the song below.




A fighter by Spanish Artist Sonia Pulido


Life's a continuous battle in this century, sometimes it seems that we are in an invisible war fighting an invisible oponnent, so I trust in me, my family, my work and all international artists who support some of my ideas, because I believe in arts and its power with words and images, knowing that I'm only a guy that was born in Porto and that loves Portuguese tiles and I know that I need cash to survive, but I never think too much about it or its power.
 Special thanks to my friend Daniel Castro, to my youngest niece Letícia/Moana/Rapunzel and to a special someone in my life.

Da mui nobre, sempre leal e invicta cidade do Porto
Manuel Espírito Santo 



















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