Lamia Joreige, Still from A Journey, Video, 41 minutes , 2006 © Lamia Joreige - Following the success of Artes Mundi 6, awarded to Theaster Gates earlier this year, Artes Mundi is pleased to announce the shortlist for the seventh edition of the UK's leading biennial art prize, Artes Mundi 7. The winner of the prestigious £40,000 Cardiff based Artes Mundi prize will be announced in January 2017 following a four month exhibition of works by the shortlists artists. The shortlist was selected from over 700 nominations spanning 90 countries and includes seven of world's most celebrated contemporary artists. They are: JOHN AKOMFRAH (UK) | NEÏL BELOUFA (FRANCE/ALGERIA) AMY FRANCESCHINI / FUTUREFARMERS (USA/BELGIUM) LAMIA JOREIGE (LEBANON) | NÁSTIO MOSQUITO (ANGOLA) HITO STEYERL (GERMANY/JAPAN) | BEDWYR WILLIAMS (UK/WALES) John Akomfrah OBE is renowned for his ground-breaking films such as The Stuart Hall Project (2013). Neïl Beloufa is known in the UK for his widely-reviewed 2014 ICA show, Counting on People. Amy Franceschini's is the founder of the Californian artist and farming collective, Futurefarmers. Lamia Joreige was the first female Lebanese artist to be recognised on a global scale and the first to have a major work acquired by Tate. Nástio Mosquito was recently named as one of Africa's Ten African Artist's to Look Out For by the Guardian. Hito Steyerl's surreal videos set in the 'post-internet age' have won her multiple awards. Bedwyr Williams is one of the UK's most sought after artists and is celebrated for his work representing Wales at the 55th Venice Biennale. Please see full biographies overleaf. The Artes Mundi 7 shortlist will take part in a major exhibition of formative and new works which will run from 21st October 2016 to February 26th 2017 at National Museum Cardiff and Chapter, Cardiff. For Artes Mundi 7 there will also be an extended programme across the city in partnership with other organisations. Artes Mundi 7 selectors, Elise Atangana, an independent curator based in Paris and Cameroon; Alist - United Kingdom - Saturday 8th October 2005
Jorge Posada - Jorge Posada greets fans and signs copies of his book 'The Journey Home: My Life In Pinstripes' at Books and Books at Books and Books Gables - Coral Gables, Florida, United States - Tuesday 19th May 2015
Pineda hopes that the donation will inspire others to join the cause.
After typhoon Haiyan caused wreaked devastation in the Philippines last week, relief efforts have been ongoing. On Friday, Journey announced that they would be donating $350 000 to the typhoon relief efforts. The group’s lead singer, Arnel Pineda, who originally hails from the Philippines, had a message for his homeland. Pineda referenced the group’s most infamous hit, when he told the nation “Don’t Stop Believin’” and that “help is on the way.”
Arnel Pineda urged the people of the Philippines to hold out hope, because "help is on the way."
The considerable donation will go to the United Nations World Food Programme and should provide about 1.4 million meals. The contributors to the sizeable donation include the group’s promoter Live Nation Entertainment, Creative Artists Agency and manager John Baruck. The donation is intended to set an example for others to hopefully join the cause.
Music Midtown is growing once again with a new stage and a bigger and better line-up.
It looks like Atlanta's Music Midtown festival is on its way back up as 2013 brings us the biggest line-up since its return from a six year hiatus.
We are back to where we started with Midtown, which takes place on September 10th - 21st at Piedmont Park, as we see a 2 day, 2 stage event just like its debut in 1994. We've still got a long way to go before it's back at its peak with 3 days and 6 stages, but the line-up hasn't far off doubled from last year and another stage has been added too. The excitement when it was announced that Midtown was making its return in 2011 is hard to beat, but we reckon this year's line-up could reel in an even more impressive overall ticket sale.
Continue reading: Music Midtown Festival Continues To Grow After Successful Rebirth
Lea Michele spoke for the first time in public of her late boyfriend and former 'Glee' co-star Cory Monteith. She won the award for Choice Actress in a Comedy and in a heartfelt speech thanked fans for their support.
Lea Michele at the unveiling of the redesigned Aqua Star Pool By Estee Stanley at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.
Michele lost her boyfriend and Glee co-star over a month ago and has attempted to remain out of the public eye since. Monteith died on July 13th, aged just 31, he was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room. The British Columbia coroner ruled his cause of death was a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol.
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