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On November 1st, Laurie Anderson was honored at Legends 2011, a Pratt Institute scholarship benefit honoring icons of art and design. The Legends Awards were conceived in 1999 by the Board of Trustees of the Pratt Institute to celebrate distinguished individuals and corporations in the world of art and design, whose accomplishments and values resonate with those of Pratt Institute.
Laurie was introduced by author Salman Rushdie, and additional honorees included Juan Montoya and William Wegman.

“Laurie Anderson is one of the seminal artists of our time. Her work includes a wide variety of media: performance, film, music, installation, writing, photography and sculpture. Over the past thirty years, she has created a number of groundbreaking works ranging from spoken word performances to elaborate multimedia events. She has published six books, produced numerous videos, films, radio pieces and original scores for dance and film.”






On Wednesday, 27 July through August, the filming of  Goltzius and the Pelican Company by British art film director Peter Greenaway began in Zagreb. The creative part of the crew includes around 60 Croatian members with filmmaker Zoran Sudar  as the best Croatian co-production first assistant director with international reputation.

“The story takes place in 1590, at the time when Dutch painter Hendrik Goltzius negotiated in a castle on the Rhine with the rich Alsatian nobleman Margrave to ensure him the funds for a print press. Goltzius wished to print eroticised versions of illustrated Old Testament tales. The nobleman’s castle, enthralled with Goltzius’ seductive tales, drenched in the motifs of incest, adultery, and rape, slowly sinks in the trap of aroused lust, and consequentially in a conflict with religious circles.

The role of Goltzius is played by Dutch actor and poet (the current Dutch Poet Laureate 2009-2012) Ramsey Nasr, and the film also stars American actor F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus, All the President’s Men, Scarface), French actress Kate Moran, Italian actor Pipo Delbono, and Croatian actors and actresses Nada Abrus, Katja Zubčić, Goran Grgić, Enes Vejzović, Duško Valentić, Milan Pleština, Tvrtko Jurić, Vedran Živolić, Samir Vujčić and Goran Bogdan.”  The creative part of the crew includes around 60 Croatian members with filmmaker Zoran Sudar (The Last Will ) as the best Croatian co-production first assistant director with international reputation ( Anton Chekhov’s The Duel, White Lightnin’, The Hunting Party, The Peacemaker.

“Peter Greenaway is the author of one of the most exciting film works of today. Film devotees remember him by the extraordinary classic The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover from 1989. Since then he has acquired the cult status thanks to his films  The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982), The Belly of an Architect (1987), and Drowning by Numbers (1988). His digital analysis of the painting The Wedding at Cana by the mannerist painter Paolo Veronese was screened at the Venice Biennale in 2009.  A New York Times critic called it one of “the best art history classes of all times””.



Installation by Ivana Franke and ongoing neuroscientific research by Ida Momennejad will be presented during the symposium ‘Seeing with eyes closed: Neuroscience and Art in dialogue’ in Venice. The installation will be on view from the 1st to the 6th of June in the Peggy Guggenheim Museum.

In resonance with the curatorial focus of the 54th Biennale: IllumiNations, the upcoming symposium on June 2nd, 2011 – organized in collaboration with Berlin School of Mind and Brain (Humboldt Universität) and Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin – will explore the theme: Seeing with Eyes Closed. The symposium takes its title from an interdisciplinary project by artist Ivana Franke and neuroscientist Ida Momennejad, conceived through the support of Alexander Abbushi and the Association of Neuroesthetics – AoN. The project concerns the visual experience of flowing images induced by stroboscopic light behind closed eyes.

Some of questions are: “Can we construct spatiotemporal forms purely based on ‘imagination’? To what extent may different brains show similar activities in spite of differences in subjective experience? To what extent is our perception of reality constructed and altered by the intrinsic build-up of our brains rather than neural responses to stimuli that is strictly ‘out there’?”





A young Croatian multimedia artist Ana Schaub (1983) is introducing herself in a Zagreb “Gallery of Events” in Culture center Pescenica by positioning the problem of media induced reality. Mass-media and contemporary technology define and designe our lives, our perception, thoughts and feelings, if we are not aware enough of it.  The artist criticizes that false grotesque world of trivialities, creating the same methodes that are valued in them: false heroes and their false powers……(from the catalogue, written by Ivana Gabrić).

After finishing Croatian Academy of fine Arts Zagreb (2007), she developed her skills at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, US. Ana Schaub is in a process of doing her postgraduate work on video at Academy of fine Arts in Slovenia.


While celebrating a school day the Croatian Primary school “Ivan Goran Kovacic” from Slavonski Brod prepared integrated project “Cultural Heritage” and presented  it inventively as an exhibition of workshops and a special Multimedia Ambience.

The project “Cultural Heritage” included several workshops: Slavonian cuisine, customs, housing, traditional kids games, folk habits, dance etc. This year a special event was a Multimedia Ambience created by team leader MA Vesna Srnic which integrated atonal music  “Improvisation II for piano and tape” composed by Kresimir Seletkovic and played by Damir Greguric, installations, projections and  jumbo poster with cultural authorities from the County history and contemporary artists as well, thus connecting tradition and (post)modernity.


One of the longstanding promises of the Internet–of the last century’s worth of technology, really–is that the cultural heritage of the world will be accessible to everyone in their homes. Today, the global museum has taken another step forward with Google Art Project.

An ingenious application of Google’s Street View and Picasa tools, it allows web browsers to wander the halls of 17 museums around the world (New York City’s MoMA, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, and others).

Some particularly significant artworks in each of the museums (about a thousand total, although more will apparently follow) can be viewed straight-on, in ultra-high resolution. In some cases, that just means a very tight close-up view; others are so detailed that you can make out the grain of individual brushstrokes–a closer view than you’d ever be able to get in person. There’s also explanatory text for the individually viewable works.
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