Sergio García will lead the Spanish contingent next Thursday as the Andalucía Valderrama Masters gets underway with the support of the Council of Tourism and Sport of the Junta de Andalucía. Tournament host García is set to defend the title he won last year, in […]
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Celebrate Year End Holidays in New York City There’s no better place to be during holiday time than New York City. As always, the Holiday Markets and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the season, with floats, balloons and marching bands. Other exciting, family-friendly events […]
The innovative WaterCandy has been listed as ADI DESIGN INDEX 2018
The hand shower, designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba,
is now officially running for Compasso d’Oro Award 2020
The Zucchetti. Kos Group is proud to announce that WaterCandy has been chosen by the ADI Design Permanent Observatory for inclusion in the ADI Design Index 2018, the first volume in a biennial cycle that brings together the best of Italian product design, and which will compete for the prestigious Compasso d’Oro Award 2020.
The innovative hand shower, designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, is testament to the company’s leading role in bathroom design. It aims to stimulate novel rituals that combine mind and body, and can be used for a hydrotherapy massage with variable intensity.
Much more than a traditional hand shower. WaterCandy, can also be used for massaging the body as well as its normal function. Thanks to the handy strap on the back you can easily hold the shower and enjoy the benefits of the massage. Like an ideal extension of your hand, the water is free to dance in space, to follow the body and choose its distance, or completely cancel it with nozzles directly on the skin.
Victorious Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjørn will be reunited with Europe’s all-time leading Ryder Cup points scorer when he tees it up at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation on October 18-21, 2018. Bjørn will join defending champion Garcia at […]
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore has unveiled its new bar concept – MO BAR, a chic new addition to Singapore’s dynamic bar scene. The result of a unique collaboration with award-winning bar developers, Proof & Company, MO BAR is located on the hotel’s fourth floor with floor-to-ceiling views of […]
SEQUINS OF EVENTS Designed with lively New York City nights in mind, Fall’s party dresses are elegant, lively and impossibly easy to wear. The exquisitely crafted styles, like this tiered mini dress made from velvet and sequins in a tiger-stripe motif, move beautifully with each […]
L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of ‘La Santa Muerte’ Chopard’s artisans celebrate Santa Muerte (the patron saint of death) through a one-of-a-kind timepiece Skulls, flowers, suns, guitars: Santa Muerte is admirably reflected through several fascinating motifs. In tribute to the culture of Mexico, Chopard introduces […]
LUXE LIFE Interview with Johnson Chang
Prolific Chinese collector and curator has been one of the main patrons of Chinese contemporary art. Co founder of the Asia Art archive Chang has played a significant role in the projection of contemporary art across the globe. Chang has been collecting Chinese contemporary art since the 1980s and has developed a unique and relevant collection. His many exhibitions at prestigious events such as the Venice Biennial or the Sao Paulo Biennial have made Chang one of the most respected and important figures in the contemporary art world. Chang co-curated and presented the Resolution district exhibition at this year’s fifth edition of Start 2018, having brought China’s most solicited and talented artists to central London. Start Art fair is, in essence, a reunion and celebration of international art. Artists from Korea, China and Africa congregate in a great space. Nurturing international talent providing support and recognition to rising artists. Will of Faith is this year leading exhibition. Challenging the concept of faith and its importance in society and nationhood. The exhibition challenges faith, politics, identity, and utopia through the artists perspective. Emphasizing the power of faith and its place in the modern world.
Where did you find your interest in art and collecting?
I became interested in art as a schoolboy. At first, it was the attraction of pictorial images, but as I got to know more about artists and the diverse approaches to expressing feelings and ideas, I started to take art as a tool to grasp emotional issues and intellectual ideas. Art became a thinking habit, and collecting was the natural expression of the urge to possess the physical body of a beautifully expressed emotion, a sensually formed idea, or the mood of a historical era. Collecting is perhaps simply the urge to be part of a special world.
How has your collection developed over the years?
I cannot claim to be a serious collector as I do not have the instinct and drive to pursue objects for the sake of completing the puzzle of a certain complete picture.
I did start to work as a gallerist in order to immerse myself in art, therefore acquiring objects is a daily seduction that I face, and often enough I succumb to it. Over the years I have moved in many directions and looking back, it is pondering on the things acquired that often teach me things I do not know about myself; they make clear unarticulated concepts and obsessions that become apparent through the juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated objects.
How has Chinese art evolved through recent times?
The radical change in chinese culture and politics in modern times has moved in a parallel path with that of art, and art objects speak to us as evidence of this change. They also tell us about things and passions that have persisted over time, which I find reassuring in this era of rapid change and revolutions.
What draws you to a specific painting. Is historical context an important part?
Historical context is important only after the art speaks to you. Otherwise one might as well read a book on history. Historical context helps the viewer to be delivered into other times, and it helps him to appreciate the artist’s particular way of shaping his sensibility. That is why contemporary art is so attractive to people today; things change so quickly, we all need to find ways to grasp the world around us and find ways to relate to it. This is what contemporary art does for us.
What is the significance of curating and displaying Chinese contemporary art across the globe?
Art is about values and concerns that should be universally understood; by displaying art from a particular culture in an international context challenges the art to account for itself, it also promotes understanding in ways that cannot be done through intellectual and economic exchanges.
The premise of universality in art is probably the reason we are seeing so many international biennials being created around the globe in recent decades.
What do you think is people’s interpretation of Chinese contemporary art?
Interpretation is what exhibitions look for, the more interpretations the better; it enriches the art. Chinese contemporary art is complex because Chinese culture has gone through a turbulent century of revolutions that have not seen the end of the road. The fresh challenge of technological revolution today compound the uncertainty and complexity of contemporary culture. Technological transformation of everyday life is a global challenge; what chinese art brings to the platform is only one proposition among many other possibilities.
How does today’s geopolitical and economic context influence contemporary Chinese art?
One cannot speak about culture and art production in today’s world without thinking about geopolitics and economic dynamics. Art articulates these issues in ways outside of the political-economic sphere. One might say that art is the special open platform each country provides for local experimentation and international interaction.
Johnson Chang was interviewed by Sebastian Marc during START at Saatchi Gallery LONDON.
A video installation by Wang Zhi Peng on the “fractal” structure. Focuses on the fractal image represented by the mathematical concept of “fractal” and excavates, thinks, and asks questions. The theoretical and aesthetic values behind the fractal images are related to the nature and religion of the universe. Wang Zhi peng, meaning behind imagery and pattern by studying the mathematical ‘fractal’.
A video installation by Song Gewen “vessel without oars”. His work is concerned with the structure of movement and drive, as well as a series of physical phenomena such as the strobe of light, the wavelength caused by vibration. He summed up these movements into a certain situation and microscopically enlarged them. It can be seen as a kind of spiritual practice. It is related to the contradictions and balance between various forms and forms of works, like a rebirth, an energy. Conservation. Song G
ewen, an installation that enhances the living pulse beat
Harry Winston Celebrates the Launch of its New York Collection Harry Winston, Inc. unveiled its New York Collection on September 20th with a star-studded event held at the world-renowned Rainbow Room in New York City. A softly-lit room paid tribute to the brand’s […]
CHRISTIE’S FALL DECORATIVE ARTS SALES A GOLDEN AGE: AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF 19TH CENTURY FURNITURE & DECORATIVE ART OCTOBER 16 THE COLLECTOR: ENGLISH AND EUROPEAN 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, CERAMICS, SILVER & WORKS OF ART OCTOBER 23 Christie’s presents an array of eclectic […]
Once again this year, the Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio García Foundation, scheduled for October 18-21 at Real Club Valderrama, will become the key promotional initiative of the Junta de Andalucía for professional golf, as it showcases the region’s sports and tourism potential.
The arrival of 450,000 golf visitors from all over the world over the past year to Andalusia – spending three times more than regular tourists – highlights the importance of golf for the development of the area. Golf is a major industry in Andalusia and priority strategic sector for the Tourism and Sports Council.
With the purpose of reinforcing its attractiveness, Turismo Andaluz has set up a number of promotional actions in various regions – France, Central Europe or the Nordic countries – designed to supplement the involvement of Junta de Andalucía in top tier professional golf events such as the Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9, the women’s Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España and, last but not least, the Andalucía Valderrama Masters, the final stop in the European Tour regular schedule.
During the official tournament presentation recently held at Valderrama, Antonio Fernández, Secretary General for sports of the Junta de Andalucía said: “Sports and tourism, tourism and sports are the perfect combination in order to promote development and wealth creation. What is the worth of reaching 400 million homes, the actual outreach of the Andalucía Valderrama Masters? A huge figure that reinforces the commitment and longstanding support of the Junta de Andalucía for this golf tournament. These big international events provide the perfect showcase for our wonderful region as they associate Andalusia with quality and excellence. ”
The presence of 41,494 spectators attending last year’s edition underlines the impact of these events, both direct and through the media. As the Andalucía Valderrama Masters is viewed in 400 million homes worldwide, it showcases the appeal of Andalusia, its climate, its golf courses and its rich complementary offer.
On the other hand, hosting a top-class event boosts the efforts of the Sports Council as it works to bring the game of golf to the general public. Andalusia is the Spanish autonomous region that offers the greatest number of golf courses, the second, only behind Madrid, in number of golf licenses, and boasts the greatest number of golf facilities per square metre in Continental Europe.
Statistics confirm the great job that is being done at the public golf schools fostered by the Council in order to make golf accessible to all, coupled with an increasing number of initiatives aimed at promoting the game among youngsters, women and families.
From October 18-21, all of them will have the opportunity to witness first-hand the excitement of the Andalucía Valderrama Masters, an outstanding golf event that culminates the efforts of the Junta de Andalucía in the field of professional golf.
Tickets for the 2018 Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio García Foundation are available HERE. Children under 14 are admitted to the event free of charge when accompanied by a ticket holding adult.
The Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio García Foundation is sponsored by the Council of Tourism and Sport of the Junta de Andalucía through the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, with the added institutional support of the Diputación de Cádiz, the San Roque City Council and the Royal Andalusian Golf Federation. It also enjoys the support of La Reserva de Sotogrande, Rolex, Heineken, Dubai Duty Free, Santander Private Banking, Shell, Exterior Plus and Samsic Iberia. Only Water, Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud, Coca-Cola, Varma and Korporate Technologies Group are official suppliers.