bG Gallery and The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art present Art / World, a weekly online journey around the world of art.
 Each installment will feature gallery owners, artists, curators, art writers, museum directors, and others in countries across the continents. 

We look forward to welcoming you into the next country.
Hector Frank
(Art / World Cuba Panelist)
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Join us for a virtual trip to Cuba and discover the rich and vibrant art scene in this beautiful country. Hear from specialists in different areas of the art world as they discuss their relationship to Cuba, it’s culture and it’s artists. Included is a virtual studio visit with one of Cuba’s leading contemporary artists in his Havana studio!
1:00pm (PST) / 4:00pm (PST)
Bryant Toth
|  Toth Gallery  |  gallerist and curator  |
As I have continued to travel to Cuba over the past several years, immersing myself into its vibrant community, I have built wonderful relationships with their emerging art culture. My love for these artists’ work, combined with my desire to help share their vision and beauty with a larger audience, has motivated me to support and represent their collection of work. 
"Despite international acclaim as one Cuba’s foremost living artists, Havana born Hector Frank never received a professional artistic education yet specialized in electronics. Now, in his artistic practice, Hector Frank employs a similar process to reveal a nation’s shared feelings, shared visions, shared dreams with a minimalist sophistication. Hector Frank employs in these works an understanding and appreciation of material quality and the potential for reuse that exists little outside of a place like Cuba, an understanding that has allowed him to create this aesthetically complex, multi-faceted new form of portraiture that poetically captures the essence of his people." -Toth Gallery
| Painter |
Hector Frank
Steven Certilman has traveled the Caribbean and Latin America collecting art for more than thirty years.

The mission of his organization Discoveries in Art is to promote the artistic works and artists of Cuba, and in doing so, to build goodwill, understanding and respect between the people of the United States and our neighbors to the south.
| Cuban art collector | Discoveries in Art |
Steven Certilman
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Panel led by
As a, independent contemporary art curator, Kate Stern conceptualizes and executes large-scale public art installations for cities and has curated numerous museum and gallery exhibitions as well as the renowned Frostig Collection. Most recently she curated a passion project entitled Dress Rehearsal for the Oceanside Museum of Art in CA Art where it was on view for 6 months. During 2019, Kate led two exclusive Arts & Culture tours in Cuba under her art tour banner Take Me To The Art.  

Since the start of Covid, Kate has curated an in person gallery exhibition entitled FUN at the bG Gallery in addition to 3 virtual exhibitions.

To see some of Kate’s projects visit: www.katesternprojects.com
| independent curator | Kate Stern Projects |
Kate Stern
Join us to discover the rich art scene in this beautiful nation.
Specialists in different areas of the art world will discuss their knowledge of the art culture there and provide recommendations for art experiences there.
Jim Holyoak
| Artist | drawer and writer |
A drawer and writer based in British Columbia, Canada, Jim Holyoak’s discipline consists of room-sized drawing installations, book arts and ink-painting. In parallel to his solo practice, Holyoak has orchestrated numerous collaborative drawing projects, sometimes involving hundreds of people drawing together.
My practice is object based, materially and philosophically rooted; much of this work investigates the ways in which art can generate the sensory experience of consciousness. Some of the work does entirely other things. Understanding that the "expanded field" is blown utterly apart, I make things that stay together, that find their own order in a condition of disorder, and that at the same time refuse that which orders everything.
| Artist | object-based and photography |
Daniel Laskarin
Alcheringa Gallery is one of the leading indigenous art galleries in the world specializing in contemporary art from the Northwest Coast of Canada.
Mark Loria has held multiple senior positions with art institutions, and has worked closely with leading Indigenous artists from Australia and Canada, most recently with a focus on Coast Salish art of the Northwest Coast. Mark is also a visual artist himself.
| director/owner of Alcheringa Gallery | visual artist |
Mark Loria
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Artists Representing Artists
Art Client Services will share work by Suzan Starr, owner of Dreams Of Paradise Gallery, Hilo, HI representing painter Robin Walker, and Barry Kostrinsky, president of Artists Talk On Art, New York, NY representing Andy Golub, a renowned body painter. 
Juri Koll
Robin Walker
Suzan Starr
Andy Golub
bG Gallery in collaboration with "Art Client Services," by Amy Delaporte is excited to announce an online exhibition and Zoom event, titled, Artists Representing Artists. Om Navon Bleicher of bG Gallery and Amy Delaporte of Art Client Services, both in Santa Monica, CA, have selected a collection of artists who themselves represent other artists. During the virtual opening reception, each artist will show and discuss work from their studio.
bG Gallery will be inviting artists/reps
Juri Koll (of Venice Institute of Contemporary Art), Mike Collins (of Shockboxx Gallery), and Kristine Schomaker (of Shoebox PR), who will be bringing on their artists...
Debbie Korbel, Karen Hochman Brown, Glorriane Harris, Scott Meskill, Susan Amorde and other guests to be announced.
Artists include:
Susan Amorde, Mike Collins, Andy Golub
Glorriane Harris, Karen Hochman Brown
Juri Koll, Debbie Korbel, Barry Kostrinsky
Scott Meskill, Kristine Schomaker,
Suzan Starr, and Robin Walker.
Join us for a virtual trip to Vietnam to discover the rich art scene in this beautiful nation. Specialists in different areas of the artworld will discuss their knowledge of the art culture there and provide recommendations for art experiences there. The discussion will be followed by studio visits with Vietnamese artists.

                   Panelists include:        Bich-Phuong Le Hoang      +      UuDam Tran Nguyen
Artists whose studios we will be visiting:             Khang Bao Nguyen    +    Ann Phong     +     Hung Viet Nguyen                 
Panel Led by...
Juri Koll
Bich-Phuong Le Hoang
Bich-Phuong Le grew up in Vietnam and is now a Portland-based and Saigon-based visual artist. Her artwork is driven by the individuality and the ambiguity about social structures, reality and mindscaping. Le started using traditional Vietnamese silk as her primary medium after she graduated from Ho Chi Minh University of Fine Arts, Vietnam in 2010. Her recent works have expanded to include ceramics and fiber-based materials. 
UuDam Tran Nguyen
Born Vietnam in 1971, UuDam briefly attended the University of Fine Art in HCMC. He graduated from UCLA in 2001 and got his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2005.

Working creatively with video, performance, photography, sculpture, technology and new media, UuDam’s thought-provoking art practice is unique in the Vietnamese contemporary art scene today.
The Artists
Ann Phong
Khang Bao Nguyen
Hung Viet Nguyen
“My work investigates the nature of existence, knowledge, perception, consciousness, the ground of being, totality, liberation, nonlinear consummation, and non-dual awareness. I’m currently a PhD student in Eastern and Western philosophies – the non-dual tradition, dialectical tradition, postmodern philosophy – at Claremont Graduate University, and I integrate philosophical insights into my artwork.”
"... a gifted painter with a penchant for subtle but nonetheless critical narrative. Phong juxtaposes heavily impasto layers with finer, more transparent ones, as well as vaguely delineated images to convey the complexity of her feelings.
"Artist Hung Viet Nguyen was born in Vietnam in 1957... He developed his artistry skills independently, studying many traditional Eastern and Western forms, media and techniques. Nguyen's complex, labor intensive investigations of oil paint reveal a methodical mastery of texture. While portions of Nguyen s work suggest the influence of many traditional art forms including woodblock prints, Oriental scroll paintings, ceramic art, mosaic, and stained glass, his ultimate expression asserts a contemporary pedigree.
 As part of ViCA, Juri Koll curates and presents traveling exhibits at museums, galleries and alternative spaces in the U.S. and abroad, such as Trans Angeles: Crossover Experimentation (curated by Senior Curatorial Advisor Peter Frank) seen at the Chabot Museum in Rotterdam and the Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenberg e.V. and Wilhelm Morgner Haus Museum in Germany, among other institutions. 
|  Artist and Advisor,  ViCA  |
24 . nov . 2020
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safer styles popularized by western artists. In particular, the artist who best demonstrated this was master muralist–Diego Rivera. In response to the Russian revolution, Rivera moved away from the Cubist movement, which had begun to trend towards more politically focused propaganda. Alongside David Alfaro Siqueiros and Rufino Tamayo, described as great Mexican muralists in their own right, they narrated their people’s struggles as they revolutionized contemporary artistic expression. They broke barriers that gave way to the successful stars of today's contemporary art world like sculptor and painter Gabriel Orozco and installation and interventionist Pia Camil.

To properly pay homage to this distinguished group of masters, we will highlight some of their most significant contributions to Mexican art while contrasting with contemporary examples to explore its current state fully. We hope to introduce panel participants to Mexican art and spur their imaginations and their collections to encompass work by these phenomenally talented artists. 
... is bordered to the north by the United States, to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea, and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Mexican society is characterized by extremes of wealth and poverty, with a limited middle class wedged between an elite cadre of landowners and investors and masses of rural and urban poor. Despite the socio-economic polarities, it faces as a developing country, Mexico is one of Latin America’s most dominant economic and political forces. It has a dynamic industrial base, vast mineral resources, a wide-ranging service sector, and the world’s largest population of Spanish speakers—about two and a half times that of Spain or Colombia.

Mexico is a country rich in culture and arts beginning in the Pre-Columbian era, ca. 8000BC, to the Spanish Colonial period, and on to the present day. Visual art serves as a vehicle to communicate to the viewer different aspects of Mexican culture, society, politics, and other art forms like music and dance.
Mujer de Pie (Standing Woman)
Francisco Zúñiga (1970)
The Pilgrims
Linda Vallejo (2011)
It wasn't until the 20th-century artists were encouraged to embrace their identity and creativity rather than opt for
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Featured Artists: Linda Vallejo,  Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Zúñiga, and Diego Rivera
artworks by each will be available during the event
previously on Art / World...