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Bauhaus_at_MomaMOMA PRESENTS MAJOR EXHIBITION CELEBRATING THE 90th ANNIVERSARY OF THE INFLUENTIAL BAUHAUS SCHOOL -  Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity from November 8, 2009, to January 18, 2010.

The Bauhaus school in Germany—the most famous and influential school of avant-garde art in the twentieth century— brought together artists, architects, and designers in an extraordinary conversation about the nature of art in the modern age.

Aiming to rethink the very form of contemporary life, the students and faculty of the Bauhaus made the school the venue for a dazzling array of experiments in the visual arts that had a transformative effect on the 1920s and 1930s and profoundly shaped our contemporary visual world.

The exhibition brings together over 400 works that reflect the extraordinarily broad range of the school’s productions, including industrial design, furniture, architecture, graphics, photography, textiles, ceramics, theater and costume design, painting, and sculpture. It includes works by famous faculty members and well-known students including Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Lyonel Feininger, Walter Gropius, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Lucia Moholy, Lilly Reich, Oskar Schlemmer, and Gunta Stölzl, as well as less well-known, but equally innovative, artists.

Event:Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity
Date: November 8, 2009–January 25, 2010
Place: The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Gallery, sixth floor

For more Info visit: www.moma.org
Logo_Rio_2016Last Monday, I was very happy to learn that the IOC had awarded Rio de Janeiro the right to host the Olympic games in 2016. When I first heard the news, I just thought that it was about time. After all, several South American cities had submitted proposals over the years (including Rio, which I believe had tried at least a couple of times before) only to be rejected in favor of North American or European towns.

Granted, giving the Olympics to South America is not an easy choice: after all, the continent has a long history of corruption and crime that would make Chicago look like a piece of paradise (considering its own bad reputation). However, much has changed - specially in Brazil – in the last decade, and it's due time to recognize those achievements.

A German pastor who sought to teach children the Easter message by fashioning bibilical scenes out of specially adapted Playmobil figures has been ordered by the toy maker to dismantle his creations.
The toy maker claimed the church was violating copyright and instructed lawyers to write to the pastor to dismantle his creation http://www.playmo-bibel.de/

Rev Markus Bomhard, 38, an evangelical preacher from Eschborn, Hesse, glued breasts on to his "Eve" character and even recreated the Passion in plastic, depicting the Crucifixion by using a hairdryer to melt and mould the Christ figure's hands to a cross.


But the montage attracted the wrath of Germany's favourite toy company, which produces the Klicky figures used by the pastor, after a series of pictures were published on the internet. Read More




From August 2nd and 7th the VII Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil – New York brings Brazil’s exciting new cinema to the Tribeca Cinemas. 
The opening night of this traditional summer event will once again kick off on Sunday, August 2 at 7:00pm with an extravaganza at Central Park’s SummerStage with a concert by leading singer/entertainer/acrobat/pin-up Sílvia Machete, followed at 8:00pm by a screening of Daniel Filho’s comedy, “If I Were You 2".
Then Tribeca Cinema will host five daily screenings showing great Brazilian movies, all of them eligible for the 2009 Cristal Lens Audience Award.
Some highlights in the program are: the documentary “Simonal – Nobody Knows How Tough It Was,” directed by Cláudio Manoel, portraying the life of the famous 70’s singer; Director José Alvarenga Jr’s, comedy “In Therapy,” deals with the pleasures and challenges of modern life; Actress Letícia Sabatella makes her debut as a co-director with screenwriter Gringo Cardia in the documentary “Hotxuá”, a poetic view of the Indian tribe Krahô, a very smiley group that chooses a high priest of laugh; internationally famous cinematographer Walter Carvalho presents his latest film as a director, “Budapest”, based on the homonymous book by Brazilian singer Chico Buarque.
Many of the filmmakers and cast from the VII Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil-NY film presentations will be in New York to attend the festivities and participate in q&a sessions following the films.
Visit the VII Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil-NY website to view full program, film descriptions and ticket information.
HBO presents
New York International Latino Film Festival 10th Anniversary
July 27 - August 2

Launched in 1999, the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) is now the premier Urban Latino film event in the country. The NYILFF's mission is to showcase the works of the hottest emerging Latino filmmaking talent in the U.S. and Latin America, offer expansive images of the Latino experience, and celebrate the diversity and spirit of the Latino community. Programming includes the flagship film festival in NYC, new music and art showcases, family and community events, scholarships for aspiring filmmakers, and a nationally recognized short film competition in partnership with HBO. The NYILFF is the only film event to have had the endorsement of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's NYC Latin Media and Entertainment Commission since its formation in 2003.

For more information visit New York International Latino Film Festival 10th Anniversary

Exhibition Features 22 Films, Including Two World Premieres, and a Retrospective of Master Documentarian Eduardo Coutinho

MoMA presents the seventh annual Premiere Brazil film exhibition, which introduces New York audiences to accomplished, original films by Brazilian filmmakers, from July 16 through August 3, 2009. This year’s edition includes 19 feature films and three shorts.

Among the highlights are striking documentary films—including a retrospective of master documentarian Eduardo Coutinho—and inspiring films about Brazilian music and musicians, as well as fictional features by established and emerging directors. There are two world premieres among this year’s selection: (2009), a film by Guto Barra and Béco Dranoff; and Moscou (Moscow) (2009), directed by Coutinho. Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music

Most of the films in Premiere Brazil will be introduced by their directors at the first screening. This year’s exhibition is accompanied by a series of live Brazilian music performances in the Museum’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights in July, beginning July 2 and continuing each Thursday through July 30.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Work on the Pauline Chapel in the Apostolic Palace was not so much a restoration as a restitution of the pope's prayer space, said the director of the Vatican Museums.

Containing the last two murals Michelangelo ever painted, the private papal chapel had been under scaffolding for more than five years; it was presented to reporters June 30.

Pope Benedict XVI was scheduled to inaugurate the chapel July 4 with an evening prayer service in the presence of four dozen members of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums. The patrons -- laypeople from the United States, England and Ireland -- fully covered the almost $4.6 million it took to clean and restore the chapel's artwork, refurnish it and install a sophisticated new LED lighting system.
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