The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, October 20, 2014


MCA Presents International Pairing Project Between Louisa Bufardeci & Zon Ito
Louisa Bufardeci, Team Joy 2004, mixed media installation, acrylic paint on wood and nails, adhesive labels information sourced from www.cia.gov. Image courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney © the artist. Originally commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art for Cycle Tracks will Abound in Utopia, 2004.
SYDNEY.- An exhibition of new and recent work by Australian contemporary artist Louisa Bufardeci and Japanese artist Zon Ito will be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) this winter.

The exhibition, which runs from 28 July until 25 October 2009, represents the fourth in the MCA’s series of international pairing projects which profile an Australian artist alongside an international peer of their choice and seeks to position Australian contemporary art within a wider, global dialogue.

Melbourne-born Louisa Bufardeci, who currently lives and works in the United States, will present new and recent work for the MCA exhibition spanning an eight year period. Bufardeci selected contemporary Japanese artist Zon Ito to show alongside, on the basis of shared material and conceptual affinities.

Bufardeci’s practice encompasses a diverse range of media, including sculpture, installation, wall drawings and colourful digital prints.

Bufardeci frequently draws upon statistical data in her art, sourcing information from the public domain—including the CIA Fact Book, the national census, the World Bank, UNESCO and opinion polls. She translates this information into colour charts, maps and architectural diagrams in order to draw playful attention to gaps, biases and inequalities.

For the MCA exhibition Bufardeci will create a new site specific work to be displayed in the Museum’s George Street foyer.

Speaking about this new site specific project at the MCA, Bufardeci says: “This project is a reinvention of the commission I produced for the City of Melbourne’s ‘Laneway Commission’ in 2001. The idea is to create brightly coloured renditions of statistical information sourced from the local census and hence about the people who will be encountering it.

“It’s designed to be on the ground where viewers will need to walk on it in order to experience it and hopefully to find themselves, statistically and literally, in it. For the George Street foyer of the MCA I am installing three pieces based on the latest Sydney census that illustrates the birthplace, languages spoken at home and migration by year of the residents,” says Bufardeci.

The exhibition also presents Bufardeci’s major new series of modified ‘national flags’ which premiered in October 2008 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT) before being included in the MCA Sydney project.

Whilst the exhibition represents a two-person showing, rather than a collaboration, Bufardeci and Ito show some similarities in their practice. Both respond directly to architectural space in their work and choose to interpret the gallery in all of its ‘three dimensions’. Bufardeci and Ito actively use walls, floor, ceiling and corridor areas in their artworks, as well as space beyond the gallery walls and the use of colour is central to their practices.

Zon Ito’s practice spans drawing, stitched and embroidered canvases, cut paper, fabric assemblages and quirky hand-drawn animations which he creates with his wife, a respected younger Japanese artist, Ryoko Aoki. Ito is also known in Japan as a member of the underground band called Anti-Gravity known for playing their guitars upside down, suspended from the ceiling.

The exhibition is free entry and will run at the MCA from 28 July until 25 October 2009.





Today's News

July 17, 2009

Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí Acquires Important Early Work by the Master of Surrealism

Victoria & Albert Museum Announces Decode: Digital Design Sensations

Intimate Installation Highlights a Group of Nine Exceptional Early Modern European Paintings

The Discovery of Spain British Artists and Collectors: Goya to Picasso Opens at National Gallery

Neue Galerie Focuses on Oskar Kokoschka and Also Shows a Selection from the Permanent Collection

Grandson of TV Pioneer Offers World's Largest Private Collection of Pre War Televisions for Sale

Centre Pompidou Announces Five Week Festival of Artistic Encounters

Tiffany's Artistic Innovations Explored in Exhibition of Blown Favrile Glass Works at The Corning Museum

Van Gogh Museum Launches 'Ronald de Leeuw Research Grant'

The RISD Museum of Art to Present The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver

Ceramic and Lithic Vestiges Located at Las Labradas, Sinaloa

MCA Presents International Pairing Project Between Louisa Bufardeci & Zon Ito

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Joins Bank of America Museum on Us Program

Appointment of New Director of the Royal Collection

Amon Carter Museum Receives Grants from King Foundation and Erwin E. Smith Foundation

The Montclair Art Museum Names Seven New Trustees

"Heroes of Horticulture" Photography Exhibition, Archival Photos of Reynolda Estate Open

The "Bittersweet" Struggle of the Bracero Is Revealed in a New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

Colombia's Nereo Shows his Photos in Spain

Bonhams Appoints Paul Inho Song Director, Coins and Banknotes

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 1949 Studebaker original Grateful Dead band truck from the 60's offered at Michaan's

2.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

3.- Agatha Christie's lost diamonds discovered in old suitcase are offered for sale at Bonhams

4.- Kama Sutra: Spirituality and Erotism in Indian Art explored in new exhibition in Paris

5.- Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe

6.- Empress Eugenie's Feuilles de Groseillier brooch to be offered at Christie's Geneva

7.- Roman Emperor Augustus' frescoed rooms unveiled for first time after years of restoration

8.- Dallas Museum of Art and University of Texas at Dallas partner to form new art history institute

9.- Degas's famous sculpture Little Dancer celebrated in exhibition at National Gallery of Art

10.- Artist Fujiko Nakaya's fog art wraps Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site