Diane Arbus exhibition at the Jewish Museum

iane Arbus is one of the most prolific photographers of the 20th century and a new exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New Yorkfeatures one of her most famous images of “Jewish giant” Eddie Carmel. Arbus wasn’t afraid to follow her own creative path and produce the work that interested her.

Masterpieces & Curiosities:

Diane Arbus’s Jewish Giant

April 11 – August 3, 2014

New York’s Jewish Museum.

http://bit.ly/1hvYjEx

100 videoartists tell a century

 

The Project 100×100=900 celebrates the anniversary of 2013, conventionally considered the 50th year of videoart. One hundred videoartists from around the world are invited to participate and will produce a video artwork inspired by one of the previous 100 years., with an international exhibit will follow.

 

I spoke to Enrico Tomaselli, 100×100=900 Project Director.

 

  1. What is the 9 Hundred project?

 

100×100=900 Project is a special program launched by ‘Magmart | video under volcano’, international videoart festival, to celebrate the 50th of videoart. The birth of this art is conventionally established on 1963, when artist Nam June Paik realized and exhitibed a video installation in Germany.

 

  1. How did you choose the 100 videoartists?

 

The videoartists have been choose between the selected artists of the previous edition of Magmart. Some of them has been choose just by their artistic approach, the ‘profoundness’ that can be seen in the artworks… Other have been chosen to include the max diversity of cultures and ‘techniques’.

 

  1. Could the artist choose their year?

 

I matched artists and years randomly. In this way the work will be more ‘intriguing’ and bracing for artists.

 

  1. How has videoart evolved in the last 50 years?

 

There are two fundamental turning points in this evolution and one follows the other. Along its first phase videoart work mainly on videotape. It was very close to experimental cinema; the first turning point is the arise of digital videocameras that allowed a wide diffusion of production means and opened new perspectives. New approach to art by video followed, such as video dance, video poetry and videomapping.

 

  1. Who are your inspirations, past and present?

 

My personal ‘guru’ is unquestionably Bill Viola. I see in his video artworks an extraordinary talent to blend video technic and ‘pictorial’ representation.

 

  1. When and where do you hope to show the work?

 

We are currently established a partnership program, but we have always achieved some agreements that allow to show the project in Italy, Argentina, China, United States, Greece, Russia, Spain, Peru, Colombia, Cyprus and Armenia. We are waiting to end other agreements for Iran, Brazil, India, United Kingdom and Germany and we are always open to find new collaborations. The full list is periodically uploaded on project website. All the shows will have place between April and December this year.

 

  1. I’m sure it’s difficult to pick a handful of videoart work that represents the vision of the 9hundred project but in the limited space we have and if you had a gun to your head…

 

The idea base of the project is that to evolve it is necessary to understand what  past must be once and for all archived. In this sense, to call 100 videoartists to interpret anyone a year of the past century. Besides to constitute a really global narration of 1900s, represent an attempt to process the past, not by coincidence to artists and not by coincidence videoartists. The moving image (cinema, television, web) is one of characterising elements of 1900s.

 

  1. What is the future of videoart?

 

Videoart has a great and relevant future and art has been so intimately close to languages of contemporary, at their ‘grammar and syntax’. And the progressive switchover to digital of any expressive form by images, render always more subtle the wall that separate the artistic use of medium by all other uses. In this sense, videoart can reasonably be considered like any art form more inner at XXI century.

 

  1. How can videoart fans access the work and learn more about the 9hundred project?

 

We are planning a wide range of shows around the world. We’ll publish on our website the calendar of shows and will signal the artists that will go at each screening too. When the public show program ends all the videos will be available on the website. In the next month, we’ll publish a catalogue, purchasable in digital and printed format. Currently it is possible to contribute at 100×100=900 project, at http://www.kapipal.com/9hundred_project

 

Enrico Tomaselli

Magmart Festival Art Director

www.magmart.it

http://www.9hundred.org/

 

 

Interview by Ginger Liu

 

Ginger Liu Photography Exhibited – Perfect Exposure Gallery – Burlesque! – The Monday Night Tease Retrospective – Los Angeles 1/10/12

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Burlesque!
The Monday Night Tease Retrospective

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Burlesque! — The Monday Night Tease Retrospective celebrates nine years of live performances at LA’s longest weekly running burlesque show. Since 2004, Monday Night Tease has been a staple in the variety arts world. Described as the heartbeat of the Los Angeles burlesque scene, it is a home to local performers as well as a destination for out of town artists. Producer Lili VonSchtupp prides herself with launching new talent as well as nurturing established performers to take risks and further their art form. Several burlesque shows have come and gone, but every Monday the backstage area of The Three Clubs in Hollywood pulses with the beat of makeup, glitter, shimmy belts, and pasties. The energy presented weekly at Monday Night Tease is unmatched and we are proud to share it with you through a collection of images captured by some of LA’s premier event photographers.

PHOTOGRAPHERS
Featuring work by Andrija Bloom, Azul DelGrasso, Brian C. Janes, Chris Beyond, Dan Hendricks, Ginger Liu, Jason Kamimura, Laura Creecy, PhotoJenInc, Samuel Hernandez, and Tom Yi.

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ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. Established in 1998 as a much needed venue for LA photojournalists and photographers, the gallery continues to create unique exhibits through contact with various media organizations including The Associated Press, Magnum Photo Agency, The Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, and Agence France-Presse.
The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the goal to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, the aesthetic, the contemptible, and the sublime. In addition, the gallery works with a distinguished group of acclaimed photojournalists to produce ongoing seminars and workshops for both adults and youths.

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10th 2013, 6-9 pm
Exhibit Dates: January 11th – February 16th, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am-4pm
Media Contact: Christina Covarrubias T 213.381.1137 · Christina@theperfectexposuregallery.com
Links: http://www.ThePerfectExposureGallery.com, http://www.MondayNightTease.com
Social Media: facebook.com/ThePerfectExposureGallery, @TPEGalleryLA, @MNTease
The Perfect Exposure Gallery
3519 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, California 90020
http://www.TheperfectExposureGallery.com
contact@theperfectexposuregallery.com
T 213.381.1137
T 213.381.1138

Ginger Liu Photography

Bookmarking made simple for entertainment and art

Bookmarking:

Sometimes called Social Bookmarking, this is a method for users to store, organize, manage and search Bookmarked URLs. Bookmarking sites are usually public and links you’ve posted with metadata to include keywords for ease of searches, have the potential to be clicked through and/or read by hundreds or thousands of users. Bookmarking sites contain either a broad subject matter or a specific subject that has a loyal following. Broad subject sites tend to follow the subject structure of an online magazine, e.g. Entertainment, Art, Politics or Lifestyle. Specific sites are by subject, i.e. Technical, and are subdivided into smaller subjects within the Technical framework.

The most popular bookmarking sites:

Digg

Stumblupon

Reddit

Delicious

Tweetmeme

Mixx

Fark

Slashdot

Friendfeed

Newsvine

Etc…

Sign up with as many Bookmarking sites as you can, find friends and followers and start bookmarking.

Ginger Liu is the Founder (2008) of Ginger Media & Entertainment: Digital Media Marketing & Strategy/PR, Content Producer & Founder of GLIU Photography: Fine Art. Documentary.

Social Media Marketing/PR Content & Design Consultant to clients across the globe.

Film Publicist – IMDB

Entertainment journalist and travel author.

Ginger Liu is a Film Reporter for the Examiner and was a Film Reviewer for IndieWire’s The Playlist and Film & TV Columnist and Reviewer for Regent Media’s Gay Wired.

Content tips for filmmakers using SEO, Keywords and Google

 

 

 

SEO, Keywords and Google:

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a technique used to improve the visibility of a website or web page. The best visibility is first page ranking on search engines such as Google. When users type in Keywords in to Google’s search box, out of the hundreds of thousands, even millions of links on the web, your site should come up first if the proper SEO has been put into place. SEO is not instant but sees results over time.

For instant, if I wanted to know about 2011 film festivals in Los Angeles I would enter the following in Google’s Search box:

film festival, los angeles 2011

What Google comes up with is hundreds of URLs for 2011 film festivals in Los Angeles. Those with the biggest online presence are at the top. How do they get there?

Techniques:

  • Use Keywords always and often on social networks, blogs, press releases and on the website. These include the name of your brand or event and what’s on offer. For example, Los Angeles Film Festival 2011is pretty self explanitory but used often in content gets it picked up in search engines. Define SEO even more and savvy social media experts can get your brand or event to top Google listings with just the keywords, Film Festival. But SEO takes time; it takes months so you need to be patient with your SEO guy.

Tips for online content SEO:

  • Encourage links to your content from Influencers, i.e. sponsors, bloggers.
  • Post often to blogs and social networks. Search engines like fresh content.
  • Social Bookmarking – post all URLs (links) to sites such as Digg and Stumblupon where users can view your links.

 

Ginger Liu is the Founder (2008) of Ginger Media & Entertainment: Digital Media Marketing & Strategy/PR, Content Producer & Founder of GLIU Photography: Fine Art. Documentary.

Social Media Marketing/PR Content & Design Consultant to clients across the globe.

Film Publicist – IMDB

Entertainment journalist and travel author.

Ginger Liu is a Film Reporter for the Examiner and was a Film Reviewer for IndieWire’s The Playlist and Film & TV Columnist and Reviewer for Regent Media’s Gay Wired.

Social Media Strategy: Bookmarking By Ginger Liu

Social Media Strategy – Bookmarking:

Sometimes called Social Bookmarking, this is a method for users to store, organize, manage and search Bookmarked URLs. Bookmarking sites are usually public and links you’ve posted with metadata to include keywords for ease of searches, have the potential to be clicked through and/or read by hundreds or thousands of users. Bookmarking sites contain either a broad subject matter or a specific subject that has a loyal following. Broad subject sites tend to follow the subject structure of an online magazine, e.g. Entertainment, Art, Politics or Lifestyle. Specific sites are by subject, i.e. Technical, and are subdivided into smaller subjects within the Technical framework.

Mashable lists over 50 bookmarking sites but I’ve listed some of the most popular:

Digg

Stumblupon

Reddit

Delicious

Tweetmeme

Mixx

Fark

Slashdot

Friendfeed

Newsvine

Etc…

Sign up with as many Bookmarking sites as you can, find friends and followers and start bookmarking.

Ginger Liu is the Managing Director of Ginger Media & Entertainment: Digital Media & Strategy/PR & Founder of GLIU Photography: Fine Art. Documentary.

She is a Social Media Marketing/PR Consultant to clients across the globe.

Ginger Liu is a Film Reporter for the Examiner and was a Film Reviewer for IndieWire’s The Playlist and Film & TV Columnist and Reviewer for Regent Media’s Gay Wired.

“You’re Practically A Man” by Ginger Liu – part of DRKRM Gallery Last Picture Show ‘09 Year-End Group Exhibition


“”You’re Practically A Man”

The scars are from Abdominal Myomectomy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (unseen) and Partial Hysterectomy, and represent the efforts I went through to try and keep my womb. I lost that fight to a fibroid the size of a six-month pregnancy. The fibroid weighed down on my bladder and I was lucky to get one hour of unbroken sleep at a time. I couldn’t go out anywhere because I constantly needed the bathroom. And once a month, during my period, I would bleed non-stop for two days and lose so much blood that I was too weak to stand. Hysterectomy was the final option.

The title of the essay refers to a woman’s comment made to me after I told her about my operations and represents the consequential view from some people that women are not whole unless they have children.

Ginger Liu is a graduate of London’s University of Westminster with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Media Practice (Photography, Film, Multi-Media). Her work has been published in the UK and USA, and has appeared on MTV. She is a Hollywood based photographer, writer and publicist.


drkrm. gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to fine art and documentary photography, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes and the display and survey of popular cultural images.

drkrm. was founded by John Matkowsky who has a twenty-five year reputation as a fine art black and white printer in Los Angeles. Mentored by Tom Consilvio, the founder of Silver Lab, John learned the finesse of the fine artistic print while working on the images of Gary Winograd, William Claxton, Lou Stoumen. and many other renowned photographers.

DRKRM Gallery
Last Picture Show ‘09
Year-End Group Exhibition
Opening Reception Saturday November 14th 7-10pm
November 14th – December 30th

2121 N. San Fernando Road Suite 3
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Tel 323.223.6867
drkrmgallery ( @ ) gmail dot com
Tue-Sat 11-5 Sun 1-4