Showing posts from October, 2010

The art of dreaming...with the baby!

Hiba Fog El Nakhal video directed by Pedros Temizian music produced by Zeid Hamdan The song is based on a traditional song from Aleppo. Performed by Hiba, here in the video with her actual husband and child.

Pieces of gold: Cesar Baracca's mosaics

This Saturday afternoon in Rome, finds my thoughts going to my dearest friend in London, Cesar Baracca. His amazing three-dimensional mosaics made by credit cards pieces, placed on a square - a wooden support 20x20cm - are a celebration of our fragmented era.
The long history of money goes from shells to plastic cards. Cesar amuses himself by cutting our credit cards into million pieces and re-arranging them onto a piece of square wood. The object/card lose is status to enter into a new world of combination of colours and shapes. This is the world of Cesar Baracca, where his pieces of art are a cry of delight for the spectator.
Born in Rosario, Argentina in 1959, Cesar Baracca studied Fine Arts at The National University in Rosario, where he later taught sculpture as an assistant professor during 1988 and 1989. He is one of the Co-Founders of the Argentine art groups La Vaca (1988) and RoZarte (1989), which achieved renown for being among the first groups emerging during the nascent N…

10 Gales. A shining space

10 Gales is a shining space under the East London railway arches by Bethnal Green train station. Developed over two levels, it includes a gallery space, coffee corner, vintage boutique, and hairdressing salon. 10+1, a space for performances, recently added to the already remarkable list.

On walking in, I felt immediately welcome. There is a special open and friendly atmosphere in 10 Gales. After a few minutes of conversation in the coffee corner, I challenged Ernesto (one of the owners, the other being J.J.) to make an espresso for an Italian woman. I have to admit that I was very pleased with my coffee. image taken from the blog eggnspoon 10 Gales is the place where a series of images, ideas, experiences, creativity and emotions have materialised into a beautiful project. It looks that Ernesto and JJ have applied their own winning formula for success: finding various ways to delight the visitor in a unique and creative environment. The gallery space opened about a year ago and in that ti…