Portals for Illustration is an exhibition revolving around the collection of creative, cultural and visual data from different parts of the world through the internet. All information accumulated will then be curated and transferred to a new environment (our exhibition space) for it to appear, be seen and digested by people. Showcasing narratives, illustration, concept/digital art, moving image, architecture, and sound.
The international creativity festival OFFF is heading to London for the first time this September. Promising to unite the worlds of graphic design, moving images, digital art and musical performances, the two-day event, which runs from 29-30 September, will offer something for designers of all disciplines.
Over the course of the festival, attendees will be treated to talks from the likes of Adobe, Design Studio, The Mill, Studio XO and many more. With just over a month to go, you can still buy tickets from the OFFF site.
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TOCA ME Design Conference 2018
A journey full of inspiration, from graphic design and
illustration to creative coding, film and motion graphics.
TOCA ME design conference will happen Saturday 3rd of March 2018. Like last years the event will start in the early afternoon. Registration opens at around 13:00, presentations are from 14:15 to 22:30, followed up by the afterparty in the lounge area. The final schedule with detailed info will be announced beginning of 2018.
Digitized returns for its 7th edition
Join it for a series of exciting events that bring together the digital creative community in Southeastern Europe. Talks, workshops and networking events, combined to create a content which is useful, fun and relevant. See you all in Athens, September 2017.
Designcollector was a speaker at Digitized14 so don't miss out the opportunity to dive into the digital experience right in the middle of ancient Athens
London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. Now in its fifteenth year, the Festival is returning to venues and institutions across the city between the 16-24 September 2017.
#LDF17 features a diverse programme of unique, immersive design installations at the V&A, design destinations and trade shows, and hundreds of individual Partner events - from product launches to exhibitions.
Designcollector Network Presents Innovative Exhibition of Digital Art in London
“Digital Decade 5: Cyberia” takes place at Ugly Duck from 25-27 August 2017
47-49 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3PL
DesignCollector Network (curator, Arseny Vesnin) presents an innovative exhibition exploring the intersections digital and physical forms (“phygital”) in art as part of the annual event Digital Decade, featuring 50 emerging artists working in the field of digital art. This year’s theme of “Cyberia” encourages artists to reflect on the concept of the newborn digital-native that is changing our common value systems.
The concept of Cyberia is “the unknown territories: shaped by the digital ethnos”. This, “ethnos” refers to the generation of digital people that are changing our world, and continuing to influence our culture. As our world becomes increasingly digital, it ultimately transforms to become a ‘Cyberia’.
The exhibition takes place over three days in August, at Ugly Duck on Tanner st in London. For this new creative season Ugly Duck has chosen the theme Real/Virtual and “Digital Decade 5: Cyberia” was happy to won their venue grant earlier this year. Exhibition invites visitors and artists into a visual dialogue on geopolitical, environmental, social and even interstellar changes taking place in our world with digital art and technology. Event will feature VR, Print, Phygital and Interactive installations as well as Creative Talks from industry leaders.
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Get inspired at the 9th Annual 99u Conference, featuring empowering talks from creative leaders at Instagram, IDEO, Pentagram, and more.
99U brings together 1,000 people across a variety of practices and professions. Who should attend? Anyone in a creative field working to: put an idea into action, get inspiration from creative leaders, connect with potential collaborators, manage an effective team, or understand the trends affecting the future of creativity.
Digital Design Days is a 3-day event offering exclusive conferences, the second Offf Milano edition, professional workshops, digital showcases & installations, a party, an unmissable experiential Gala DDDinner and many more networking activities.
Fridge Art Fair New York City presents: 50 Shades of Fridge Art and Kink for the Age of Revolution Boutique Frieze Satellite Fair Moves to Brooklyn
Fridge Art Fair New York is pleased to partner with the Branded Salon in Prospect Heights/Barclay's Center (A five minute walk from the home of the Brooklyn Nets and Islanders) for its 5th New York Edition, May 3-6, 2017 .
Fair hours are 5 PM - 2 AM daily, with a VIP vernissage May 3rd from 5 - 10 PM at 603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn. A Gala benefit for www.jacobscolorlink.org is scheduled for May 3, details TBA.
On the heels of a successful partnership with the Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach during Art Basel Week 2016, Fridge Founding Director Eric Ginsburg, a well-known painter of "dogs, cats and other precious creatures" as he calls them brings this edition to a venue in this growing arts and cultural hub, in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Museum, BAM, Prospect Park and Atlantic Plaza. Eric will create a special series of dressed-to-die-for pets for the Fair www.worldoferic.com
Given the rainbow-friendly, noir-meets-Western feel of the venue and the - ahem - edginess of the times in which we find ourselves planning this Fair, we invite artists, collectives and galleries to participate in the theme of "Love and Torture," - as found in politics, romance, and of course, Art. There will be nightly entertainment and visitors are encouraged to dress creatively for candy rewards.
After an expected revival of the term utopia, thanks to the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s book of the same name being celebrated this year with exhibitions, discussions and events around the globe, utopias emerge as a useful and provocative tool to invent better futures in the internet age.
What if we use utopias as a verb?
For IAM Weekend 17 we will go deeper into the meaning of utopias, with imagination and skepticism, understanding how they can evolve beyond contemporary dreams and help us navigate the uncertainty of our times.We will do it by sharing stories, thoughts and questions about how the futures of media, education and the arts can blend to radically improve how we live, learn, communicate, work and play.
Back for a second year to bring you the biggest hive-mind of creative excellence across the industry, D&AD Festival will host events from morning to evening, with speakers this year including Refinery29 founder Piera Luisa Gelardi , Zane Lowe, Creative Director at Beats1, design legend Stefan Sagmeister and Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler.
Every five years one of the world’s most renowned contemporary art exhibition, the Documenta, takes place in Kassel, Germany. For the first time the show has opened outside Germany, in Athens (Greece), according to the exhibition’s title Learning from Athens. Documenta 14 in Athens features artworks from more than 160 international artist in large number of different locations in the Greek capital. This video captures some highlights from Documenta 14 in Athens, including installations and performances by the artists Nevin Aladağ, Daniel Knorr, Joar Nango, Emeka Ogboh, Kettly Noël, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, and Ibrahim Mahama.
If you count yourself as a creative person OFFF Festival is the must point of your career and experience development. For the last decade Designcollector covered festival 5 times (and participated in 2011, 2013, 2015) out of their fucking sixteen. This year is no exception when DHUB open its doors to invite 17th OFFF Festival. If you know what's OFFF you better rush now and book your ticket, they running out very fast!
Please note their new URL
OFFF has proudly joined artists such as Joshua Davis, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Neville Brody, Kyle Cooper, The Mill, Digital Kitchen, Ben Fry & Casey Reas, Golan Levin, Filipe Carvalho, Ash Thorp, Chris Milk, Rob Chiu, Julien Vallée, Paula Scher, Rick Poynor, Erik Spiekermann, Dvein, Imaginary Forces, Erik Natzke, Casey Neistat and the list goes on.
It is more than just a Festival hosting innovative and international speakers, it is more than a meeting point for all talents around the world to collaborate, it is more than feeding the future.
Presenting works made by more than 60 artists from across the country, Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art captures the zeitgeist of some of the most active and influential creative figures of the past five years, offering insight into the diversity of social tendencies that constitute the underexplored Russian art scene.
A curatorial team of six members of Garage Program Department traveled through the country's eight federal districts, visiting more than 40 cities and towns, crossing eleven time zones, in climates that range from the subtropical to subarctic.
Working with Garage’s regional network of specialists in each local context, the Triennial curators met with over 200 artists, ranging from 19 to 69 years of age. From this research, they identified seven vectors — Master Figure, Personal Mythologies, Fidelity to Place, Common Language, Art in Action, Street Morphology, and Local Histories of Art — through which the current art life of the country can be broadly understood.
These tendencies range from a strong identification with urban and natural environments and a drive to create elaborate mythological worlds, to the use of art practice as activism, or as a mechanism to participate in international discourse. Often isolated and working in the absence of established cultural infrastructure, what unites the widely different artists selected for the exhibition is a sense of resourcefulness and a powerful belief in art as a way of life.
When, Where, How
Garage Triennial takes place from March 10 to May 14, 2017 in the Museum and the surrounding area of Gorky Park. For the opening of the exhibition on March 9–10, participating artists will convene in Moscow, establishing the potential for the development of a country-wide, peer-to-peer network for the first time in Russia. Responding to the lack of resources available to many artists, the Triennial will involve a number of newly-commissioned works, as well as new installations.
Since 2003 Munich based TOCA ME design conference has brought
together some of the most outstanding designers from all over the world.
From the very beginning our goal has been to organise events to entertain and inspire our guests. Inspire by high quality presentations and by the venue and its atmosphere. A place which invites everyone to meet friends and get in touch with new faces, to have a talk and share ideas.
Regardless of whether it's a larger event like the design conference, a workshop or local networking meetup - we always put our heart and soul into each single event trying our best to make it a special one.
Now in its 10th year, FITC Amsterdam returns to host the groundbreaking design and tech event on the future of innovation, design and all the cool shit in between. Join your fellow digital creators this February to hear world renowned speakers talk design, development, creativity and so much more.
FITC Amsterdam will sell out. Get your ticket early to experience:
Awwwards Conference, London 2017
Each year digital architects, pixel visionaries and curators of dreams alike, come together in iconic cities all over the world to share with us their best-kept secrets. Obsessive, passionate, scrupulous and meticulous; always creative; always brave.
Key Benefits of Attending the Awwwards Conference:
• Get behind-the-scenes info from VR Leaders, Founders and Art Directors from companies such as Fubiz, Huge, Google, Epic and Ultranoir
• Hone your VR and Data Visualisation skills
• Be present when new trends in web are announced
• Learn advanced front-end techniques
• Creative work process inspiration
• Meet, connect and have fun with like minded people
There will be a Live Streaming
The 29th edition of London Art Fair opens to VIPs on 17 January 2017, opening to the public from 18–22 January. Annually launching the UK art world year in Islington, the Fair provides a supportive environment for collectors of all levels.
Museum quality Modern British art is presented alongside contemporary work from today's leading artists, covering the period from the early 20th century to the present day.
In addition to one hundred carefully-selected galleries in the main Fair you'll also find two curated sections focusing on younger galleries, new work and contemporary photography; Art Projects and Photo50.
Young fashion provocateur from London Anna Radchenko brings a selection of her photographs and surreal fashion films to Berlin this week!
Her works will be exhibited in the Open Walls gallery during Berlin Fashion Week alongside limited edition fine art prints featuring international fashion icons Kate Moss and Grace Jones by renowned British artists Chris Levine.
As online art sales boom, innovative London gallery UNIT joins forces with leading online art platform Avant.Arte to stage an exhibition of art popularised on Instagram
As Hiscox reports, 48% of art buyers use Instagram, and by 2017, the majority of art purchases will be carried out online. As online art sales boom, it might be a perfect time for an Instagram art show. This is why an innovative London gallery Unit London will join forces with a leading online art platform Avant Arte to mount an exhibition of art publicized via Instagram. This will be a rare occasion for Avant Arte’s half million of followers to see the art they discovered online featured on walls and floors of the gallery space. Among participating artists are Avant Arte’s Jason Seif, Lionel Smit, and Brian Willmont and Unit London’s Ryan Hewett, Ivan Alifan and Massimo Agostinelli.
The Avant Arte Platform
Launched in 2014 by two Dutch entrepreneurs, Curtis Penning and Christian Luiten, Avant Arte aims to make all art accessible to anyone in the world, connect people with art and the artists they love, but also empower artists and creatives to share their dreams with the world. The platform was listed in 2016 on Huffington Post as one of the most influential art Instagram accounts. Art lovers can swipe through art, discover what they love and make a direct contact with an artist, gallery or museum.
The Unit London
Founded in 2013 by two British artists and entrepreneurs, Joe Kennedy and Jonny Burt, Unit London is a city’s leading independent, artist-led gallery situated in Soho. Frustrated by the exclusivity of the commercial art sector and with a desire to break down these barriers of elitism and to include people in the contemporary art world, they founded a gallery that is based on the idea of inclusivity. Over the course of three years, Unit London has gone from charity shop pop-up to thriving commercial gallery with and international roster of artists and a fast-growing following of both new and established collectors. With over 100,000 followers worldwide across all social media channels and 80,000 on Instagram specifically, their openness online is matched by the welcoming and inclusive atmosphere of their expansive venue.
Art Stage Singapore is the leading Asian art fair connecting the world to the best of Asian contemporary art. With a deep understanding of Asia’s dynamic visual arts scene, Art Stage Singapore presents the diversity of contemporary art rising from the region. At the crossroads among Southeast Asia, China, India, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, Art Stage Singapore is also the catalyst for igniting heightened market activity in the the entire Southeast Asia region, attracting the world’s most influential private art collectors, corporate buyers and VIPs.
Art Stage Singapore's 2017 Southeast Asia Forum
Art Stage Singapore 2017 will present the second Southeast Asia Forum, which will focus on the theme of capitalism, titled Net Present Value: Art, Capital, Futures. Initiated by Art Stage Singapore in January 2016, the Forum aims to emphasise the balance between art, commerce and content. The Forum is a thematic programme, comprising an exhibition and a series of lectures and discussions that offer more focused and deeper views into global issues that have direct impact on Southeast Asia.
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A group exhibition entitled “Nonspaces” that highlights exemplification of nature and modernization of space by new media is on view at Akbank Sanat, Istanbul and will run through March 4, 2017.
Curators: Ceren Arkman, Irmak Arkman
The artworks on display intend to transform the notion of space or generate hyper-real spaces for our acknowledgment. The compositions let the observers comprehend and live through space in a non-physical, non-social, non-traditional manner as a non-space. The representations formed by novel media tend to be more suitable in our ultra-modern way of life, emphasizing the novel conducts that we associate with our world.
This year PULSE Miami Beach returns to Indian Beach Park at 46th Street and Collins Avenue, marking the 12th edition of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami. The fair will open on Thursday, December 1st with the Private Preview Brunch, 10am – 1pm, where over 75 local and international exhibitors will welcome VIP guests and press for first access to new works. As one of the most anticipated events during Miami Art Week, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is a well-respected source for the discovery of emerging to mid-career artists offering a comprehensive overview of the contemporary art market today.
Art Basel's American edition welcomes 269 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa showing significant works from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. Ambitious large‐scale artworks, films and performances become part of the city's outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park.
Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.
Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during art week at the midtown Miami complex in the renowned Wynwood Arts District. It is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States, attracting more than 82,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe annually. Entering its 27th edition, Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.
Уже 16 ноября стартует нетрадиционный Фестиваль Моды — Aurora Fashion Week Fall Winter Spring Summer 2016.
В течении в течение 4 дней, в топовых местах Петербурга пройдут презентации известных брендов, неформальные ужины и вечеринки AFWSS 2016. А центральное событие с выступлением специальных гостей состоится 19 ноября в атриуме ДЛТ.
Специально для AFWSS оператор мобильной связи Tele2Russia ✌ вместе с молодым и востребованным в fashion индустрии каллиграфом Pokras Lampas ⭐ разработали лимитированную коллекцию футболок и чехлов для телефонов с уникальными принтами
19 ноября в ДЛТ состоится первый в России public talk с участием Вирджила Абло. На тему эстетики уличного стиля и урбанистики в моде будет говорить креативный директор марки Off-White, человек, занимающий 14 строчку в топе самых влиятельных людей в мире уличной моды по версии Complex.com. О том, как дизайнер смог осмыслить моду и стиль и реализовать свои идеи в имидже Канье Уэста (Вирджил также является стилистом музыканта) или, например, о том, как создать принт в виде полосок, который станет культом. Прямая трансляция на dlt.ru! Участие в public talk – бесплатное, но по предварительной регистрации.
Также вечером 19 ноября состоится Центральное событие AFWSS. Мы соберем несколько pop-up проектов, отражающих моду сквозь призму музыки, кино, гастрономии, напитков и визуального искусства. Партнером и местом проведения центрального события AFWSS станет ДЛТ – главный department store Санкт-Петербурга и эпицентр модной жизни города. Со своим диджей-сетом в Центральном событии примет участие и спикер public talk Вирджил Абло. Также концерт дадут блюз-рокеры The Jack Wood - единственная российская группа, выступившая на культовом музыкальном фестивале Glastonbury в Великобритании.
AFWSS 2016 начнётся 16 ноября, в среду, и завершится Центральным событием 19 ноября в ДЛТ. В рамках «Авроры» пройдут ужины, вечеринки и презентации, объединяющие как молодых специалистов, так и лидеров мнений:
16 ноября, среда
13:00 - 15:00 Пресс-ланч | ресторан «Катюша»
19:00 Показ-дизайнеров выпускников Международной школы дизайна (Санкт-Петербург) | «Игры Разума» (Достоевская улица, 19)
21:00 MY812 | Клиентский день (Лиговский проспект, 19)
17 ноября, четверг
19:00 Nnedre, Открытие мужского зала в магазине бренда | Басков переулок, 29
22:00 Коктейль-открытие AFWSS | Godji (ул. Караванная, 8)
18 ноября, пятница
11:00 Завтрак с Лилией Киселенко | Студия Лилии Киселенко (ул. Кирочная, 47)
17:30 Презентация книги Влады Липской «Психология и социология костюма», Галерея дизайна | bulthaup (Большая Конюшенная, 2)
20:00 Ужин-открытие AFWSS | ресторан The Repa (наб. Крюкова канала, 10)
22:00 Квартирник Авроры Party | Квартира Кости Кройца (Невский пр., 71)
19 ноября, суббота
12:00-16:00 Бранч героев фильма «Петербург. Состояние моды 2016» | Goose Goose (Большая Конюшенная, 27)
17:00 Public talk с Вирджилом Абло | ДЛТ
19:00 Центральное событие, сбор гостей | ДЛТ
20:00 Премьера фильма «Петербург. Состояние моды 2016»
21:00 Презентация MATH
22:00 Презентация Lena Maksimova
22:00 Концерт The Jack Wood
23:00 Презентация DRESS UP HERO
0:00 DJ set by Кирилл Cyber69
1:00 Музыкальное выступление Virgil Abloh
PICTOPLASMA RETURNS TO NYC with a dense program of inspiring artist talks, state of the art animation screenings and lively panel discussions to celebrate the next generation of character design and art!
Taking place November 4 at The Tishman Auditorium of renown Parsons School of Design, the conference invites all creatives and producers, trailblazing the face of tomorrow’s visual culture, to network and exchange strategies for tomorrow’s figurative representation.
DesignThinkers, Canada’s only conference for visual communicators, is a must attend for any informed, forward-thinking creative, communications or marketing professional or team. The inspiring event, now in its 17th year, breeds change agents who become drivers of innovation. DesignThinkers 2016 delves into industry trends with visionaries from a range of communications-related disciplines including design, user experience, advertising, branding, consumer engagement, film, social media and entrepreneurship. Sessions teach delegates how to create effective communications by exploring cutting-edge innovation, the latest technology, demographic and ethnographic trends, strategic management techniques, cognitive theory and much more.
Digital Design Days & Award is a 3-day event offering exclusive conferences, the first Offf Milano edition, the Digital Design Award Ceremony, professional workshops, digital showcases, a party and many networking activities and possibilities.