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Сноб: они уже среди нас

М. Идов со страниц “New York Magazine” элегантно пропиарил клуб с придурковатым названием “Сноб”, и его владельца, лично товарища М. Прохорова. Смысл статьи, вкратце, таков: Гигантские Боевые Роботы – это вчерашний день, ими уже никого не напугаешь. У России теперь есть куда более совершенное оружие: Глобальные Русские! Они благополучны, знают два языка, современно одеваются. Имя им – легион, сотрудники журнала “Сноб” в Нью-Йорке – только вершина айсберга.

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Russian Heritage Festival, June 2010

Russian American Foundation Марины Ковалёвой проводит очередной сарафанный фестиваль. В программе фестиваля в широком ассортименте представлены сибирские пельмени шаманские и фольклорные коллективы. Отдельно хочется отметить неожиданно искренние картины Зураба Церителли, которые покажут в National Arts Club.

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Масленица 2000

Рассказывает Радик: В 2000 году брайтонским культработникам поручили провести в Prospect Park русский праздник Масленицу. Они поскребли по сусекам и наскребли негусто: помню массовика-затейника с микрофоном, перетягивание каната и мужчину с гирей. Мужчина с гирей был гвоздём программы: они там придумали, что раз на дворе new millennium, пускай он свою 16ти килограммовую гирю подымет 2000 раз, силач, хуле.
Когда я проходил мимо загончика со спортсменом, он уже, похоже, отжал не одну сотню, глаза его были совсем стеклянными. Только когда к вольеру подходили особо сытые американцы, взгляд его прояснялся и излучал классовую ненависть. И там, у вольера, я услышал, как один человек сказал другому: “This is their idea of fun”.

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Ping Thing

Play pong, dance, meet friends, have a good time. All proceeds from the festivities will go to “Save a Childs Heart” saveachildsheart.com, a non-profit organization that helps cure hearts of kids around the world. Doing good is fun! Come and have fun for a good cause. Please invite your friends (the level of game does not matter).
On decks DJ Spacedog.
This event is sponsored by the Center Without Walls, initiative of COJECO supported by the UJA-Federation of NY

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Boris Lurie (1924-2008) No!Art exhibit

New York, NY – Westwood Gallery, NYC in collaboration with Boris Lurie Art Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings, drawings, photomontage and sculpture by Boris Lurie (1924-2008), co-founder of the NO!art movement. The exhibition, beginning June 4, 2010 includes 40 works of art which define early influences leading to Lurie’s expression against the celebrated consumerism of Pop and Abstract Expressionism. Accompanied by a catalogue, the exhibition comprises the first solo early retrospective of this fascinating artist since his death in 2008. NO!art began in 1959, co-founded by artists Sam Goodman (1919-1967) and Stanley Fisher (1926-1980).
The exhibition provides a view of Lurie’s artwork beginning in 1946. This was the year after surviving four years in several concentration camps, alongside his father — a simmering indication of the shocking artwork to come. Much of Lurie’s focus is on women, from charcoal drawings to dismembered female forms and distorted pin-ups incorporated into collages. His thought process is revealing considering his devastating memories of the murder of his grandmother, mother and sister during the Holocaust. Lurie moved to New York in 1946 where he was disenchanted by his view of ‘the hypocritical art scene’ and used his creativity to freely express political, social, psychological, personal, visceral and esoteric artwork. NO!art was largely rejected by art critics, museums and collectors, until the artists and artwork of NO!art became more understood and accepted in the art world. In the early post-war period, artwork by NO!art artists evoked negative reactions from viewers who were disturbed by the imagery or connotation they perceived. Whereas, Lurie and the NO!art artists were more concerned with freedom to express highly charged imagery. In 1970, Lurie wrote a statement for an exhibition in Germany The time for Yes-art is not at all at hand. Who knows? Maybe NO!art’s time is yet to come.
Lurie’s artwork has been exhibited at Weimar-Buchenwald Memorial, Germany, Block Museum, Evanston, IL, Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, and other museums and galleries in the U.S., Israel and Germany. Two film documentaries were completed on Boris Lurie, NO!art Man by Amikam Goldman, 2002, and Shoah and Pin-Ups: The NO!-Artist Boris Lurie, 2007. Both films explore the life and creation of the artist. A recent profile in ARTnews, April 2010, focuses on Mr. Lurie’s legacy and the Boris Lurie Art Foundation. The Boris Lurie Art Foundation is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the artwork of Boris Lurie and the NO!art artists.
Openening June 3 (Thursday) 6-8pm, RSVP only

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The New Yorker mentions Dima Gavrysh

There’s an article in The New Yorker about curated photography exhibits Slideluck Potshow at Tobacco Warehouse in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Article talks about 15th event of this kind. The idea is simple: people bring and share food, and featured photographers put together slide show presentations and choose a proper soundtrack for it. Event included works of Dima Gavrysh, who spent August and September of 2009 with the U.S. Army in the provinces of Wardak and Paktika, Afghanistan.

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Alex Budovsky

Alex Budovsky was born in St-Petersburg, Russia on January 21st, 1975. He moved to New York in 1994. In 2000 graduated from Brooklyn College, (bachelor of Arts) with emphasis on film. In 2002 produced two animated music videos for British musician Stephen Coates also known as (The Real) Tuesday Weld or the Clerkenwell Kid. One of the films, “Bathtime in Clerkenwell” received recognition and awards in many film festivals around the world. Currenty Alex has his own production company “Figli-Migli Productions” and works on various animation projects.

“Terminally Ambivalent Over You”. Animated music video based on Stephen Coates’ song under the same title from the album “When Psyche meets Cupid”. 3min. 15 sec, 2002, made in Macromedia Director.

Official Selection at Krok international animated films festival 2003 (Russia/Ukraine) and Ottawa student film festival 2003.

“Bathtime in Clerkenwell”. 3 min. 15 sec, 2002. Made in Macromedia Director. This animation is based on Stephen Coates composition under the same title. This film is about The Great Revolution of the British Cuckoos, who bravely took over London, forcing all the people to move inside the cuckoo clocks.

Jury Award for the Best Animation at Sundance Online Film Festival 2004, Prize “for the perfection of music and fantastic Imaginary” at Ottawa animated film festival 2004, Grand Jury Award for the best animated short at Florida Film Festival 2003, The Best of Show Award from ASIFA-East 2003, Grand Prize from ASIFA–West, Prize for the best film in “applied animation” category at KROK –2003 (Russia-Ukraine), Diploma from IX Russian Festival of Animated Films, Best Animation at Boston Underground Film Festival, Third Prize at Film Fest New Heaven.

Official selection at Annecy 2003 (France), Newport International Film Festival 2003, Resfest 2003, Sacramento film and music festival, Woodstock film festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Northhampton Independent Film festival, New York Expo, Wiesbaden Film Festival (Germany), Cartoombria (Italy) , Black Nights international Film Festival (Estonia, Tallin), Tel-Aviv Festival for comics and animation, Anima Mundy (Brazil), Aspen Shortfest, Zagreb Animafest

“Jukebox”. 2 min. 50 sec, 2006. Made in Flash. This film is based on the song “Jukebox” and original drawings by Jim Avignon (aka Neoangin) from his album “Scratchbook”. Animated and directed by Alex Budovsky

Awards: Diploma for the best music video at the international animation festival Bimini (Riga), Winner of the Best Music Clip at the 2007 DeReel Independent Film Festival (Australia).

Official selection at Woodstock film festival, St-Louis film festival, Anchorage International Film Festival, Three Rivers film festival, Philadelphia film festival, Tiburon International film festival, Red Shift film festival, Russian festival of animation in Suzdal, Sicaf (Korea), Festival of Animation “Reanimacja”

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Lena Drozd

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