Aggtelek “Performing the scenography”, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Gijón – 12/12 – 07/01

[Aggtelek|http://www.aggtelek.net/|en] present their video installation “Performing the scenography” in the Espacio Líquido Gallery, in Gijón (Spain). Performing the scenography plays with the exhibition space (invaded by materials which are actually used also in the video) and with the creation process timeline, by repeating construction and destructions on the screen and in the installation, with many references to architecture, cinema, litterature, monuments and ephemeral constructions. ((/03_blog/public/1alnorte–253×190.jpg” alt=”Aggtelek Performing the scenography alt=”Aggtelek Performing the scenography/> This video installation takes place during the [Al Norte contemporary art week|http://www.al-norte.com/|es]: [program|http://canales.elcomerciodigital.com/extras/documentos/programaalnorte2008.pdf|es]. Where: Espacio Líquido Gijón When: From December 12th to January 7th.

Artist-run initiatives in San Francisco

The San Francisco Mission street area features two interesting artist-run initiatives, both of them involved in presenting contemporary art with different statements and principles.

[Southern Exposure|http://soex.org/index.html|en] is a 34 year old, non-profit, artist-run organization dedicated to presenting innovative contemporary art and promoting arts education. Based on the collaboration of volunteers, Southern Exposure develop various programs, such as exhibitions, residencies and on-site creations, auctions, education programs… Featuring solo or thematic exhibitions, Southern Exposure offers emerging artists the opportunity to develop creations in formats and contexts and for audiences they’re not used to work with. They also work on [public projects|http://soex.org/soexoffsite.html|en], that develop beyond the traditional gallery formats a new way to introduce art in the public sphere, through a selection of curated projects. Educational programs, residencies and public events complete this original approach.

[2nd floor projects|http://www.projects2ndfloor.blogspot.com|en] is an artist-run initiative based on an exhibition program in a private space. Launched in march 2007 by [Margaret Tedesco|http://margarettedesco.blogspot.com/|en], it’s one of the venues that testify of the cultural dynamism of the San Francisco Mission area. This project space presents in its exhitions a very large range of works, from drawings, paintings and videos to installations and performance as well as art publications or essays. Aside of innovative galleries of the mission area, such as [Jack Hanley|www.jackhanley.com|en], [Ratio 3|http://www.ratio3.org/|en] or [TripleBase|http://www.basebasebase.com/|en], this project aims at offering the artists an opportunity to show their works in a very special venue. %%%

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Paris Photo fair

We’ll visit [Paris Photo Fair|http://www.parisphoto.fr/?lg=en|en] on november 14th-15th. For the first time y after inviting Italy last year, Paris Photo turns to the Far East and is inviting Japan as guest of honour. Many Japanese galleries will be present: the Statement section, comprising eight invited Japanese galleries, will present exciting work from a young generation of artists born mainly in the mid-sixties and in the seventies. The Project Room will present a series of contemporary videos by Japanese photographers. A publishers’ space will highlight the central role of the book on the Japanese photography scene.