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Cura/genda designs art travel experiences in parallel to major contemporary art events around the world for a discerning clientele. We are based in New York and work with a global network of partners. 

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New Orleans Artist Expedition in Celebration of Rashaad Newsome's "Melange"

Helen Wu

(image via w magazine)

(image via w magazine)

Curagenda in collaboration with De Buck Gallery presents a 2-day exclusive experience "Artist Expedition: Rashaad Newsome's NOLA" for the occasion of Rashaad's major homecoming solo exhibition Mélange at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans – an interdisciplinary presentation curated by Andrea Anderson. The New Orleans-born artist, renowned for his voguing performances and stunning collage work, is offering an exclusive insider’s experience of his hometown.

Guests will be introduced to Newsome’s world – New Orleans, a fascinating city unlike any other, with an incredible heritage and history, is a destination steeped in tradition influenced by a melting pot of cultures. In this 2-day trip, we will offer a private artist and curator-led tour of the museum show, while introducing you to the best of the city, its neighborhoods, people, local culture, Creole cooking, architecture, and perhaps most important of all – be inspired by this once-in-a-lifetime artist expedition.

View the details of this Artist Expedition here


Tatsuo Miyajima 'Time Waterfall' to be Unveiled at Art Basel Hong Kong

Helen Wu

image via: Tatsuo Miyajima

image via: Tatsuo Miyajima

Internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima will present a new large-scale public light installation during Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong this March. Each night from March 21 to 26, Time Waterfall will be shown across the entire façade of Hong Kong’s iconic 490 meter high International Commerce Centre (ICC) on the Kowloon harbor front.

Time Waterfall is a new work by the artist which aims to convey the eternal luminance of human life, expressing an ethos of “living in the present.” The work will comprise the natural numbers one to nine, which will cascade down the face of the ICC, while never reaching zero. The continuous countdown symbolizes life, while the zero implied by the extinction of light acts as a metaphor for death. Each digit will be of different sizes, cascading at its own speed and creating a number of layers that each represents a trajectory of individual lives.

This work continues the artist’s signature use of light-emitting diode (LED) counters to demonstrate his three fundamental concepts—Keep Changing, Connect with Everything, and Continue Forever. The absence of zero in his works refers to the Buddhist concept of “Sunya,” which symbolizes the void or non-existence. The use of numbers, as abstract and conceptual symbols, becomes Miyajima’s universal language, allowing his work to be appreciated and adapted internationally.

The work will be visible from numerous locations across Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Recommended locations for public viewing are Tamar Park, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park and the terrace on Podium 3 and 4 of the IFC Mall.

Time Waterfall is co-commissioned by Art Basel and the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong.

Time Waterfall schedule
March 21–26, 2016, intermittently between 7:20 and 10pm

The Hong Kong show of Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will open to the public from Thursday, March 24 to Saturday, March 26, 2016, and will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).