November 29, 2011

ART DUBAI´s Art Week Education Programme

Art Dubai is delighted to announce the launch of the Art Week Education Programme, providing opportunities for young people in the UAE to get involved in the world of contemporary art and design.
A new series of monthly seminars will begin at the Pavilion, Downtown Dubai, on December 4, 2011 as part of Art Dubai’s continual efforts to grow art audiences, support local talent, and provide educational opportunities for locally-based students and graduates.

Art Week (March 15-25, 2012) is an umbrella initiative that includes new gallery exhibitions and artists’ projects, fairs, performances and major museum shows, taking place across the UAE and the Gulf to coincide with Art Dubai.
The aim of the new seminars is to offer participants an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of contemporary art and design; meet like-minded students, graduates and enthusiasts; and the chance to apply for a place on the Art Week Internship Programme.

The seminars take the form of a series of talks and workshops by leaders within the field. Once a month, from December to March, attendees will have access to experts sharing their knowledge, insights and practical advice. The seminars will also be an opportunity to network with the speakers, like-minded students, graduates and individuals.
The seminars will cover a wide range of topics; from an introduction to Art Week and the internship programme; gallery management and exhibition-making; foundations and the not-for-profit sector; artists’ residencies; and the contemporary design industry. Talks will be given by industry key figures, gallery owners, educators, previous interns and artists.
The seminars are also targeted at potential interns and on-site fair assistants.

“I have interned with Art Dubai twice already. It’s a great experience to get exposed to the art world, gain valuable knowledge, meet people and make contacts for the future,” said Madiha Qadir Sheikh, from the College of Fine Arts, Sharjah.

“The office is a very active place where people are open to new ideas. I felt I was contributing as I was given a few responsibilities. It was fantastic to be part of the team and learn how a major international art fair is organised and managed.” Noor Al Khaja, American University of Sharjah.

“We are delighted to be growing Art Dubai’s educational programme to encompass year-round seminars and educational initiatives that will offer insight on the latest developments in the Middle East’s contemporary arts landscape. These programmes have been designed to offer students, graduates and arts enthusiasts a chance to actively participate in successful international fairs, immerse themselves in the local cultural community and engage with artists, gallerists, curators, filmmakers and other visionaries,” said Antonia Carver, Fair Director, Art Dubai
“Our foremost ambition is to create a platform where local participants can create and exchange ideas and play an interactive role as the region’s art sector develops.”

Art Dubai’s internship Programme was initiated in September 2007. Since then over 300 students and recent graduates from 40 nationalities and 18 educational institutions have participated in the scheme and gone on to find further work experience opportunities and permanent placements within Art Dubai and its partner organisations.

November 26, 2011

Meryl Streep Movie List

More and more I fall in love with Meryl Streeps work. Lately, I am watching lots of movie of her. If you dont know already, (Internet Movie Database) is a great source for you to search about actors, movies and put together a great Movie List for the weekend. I am having trouble sleeping lately, so I take my laptop to bed with me and watch a movie every other day.

I´ve done a Meryl Streep List and I have watched so far: 
1. The Devil wears Prada
2. Lions for Lambs
3. Mamma Mia!
4. Kramer vs Kramer
5. The Bridge of Madison County (I am still crying over this one!)
6. The hour
7. Its complicated!
8. Doubt
9. Prime

I have just finished watching The Bridge of Madison County and I am still crying over it. It was so simply, deep, thoughtful and delightful. This is one kind of movie you always want to watch but I end up not having the chance to. I have always had it in my To-Watch list and finally I did it. Meryl Streep plays an Italian woman called Francesca and Clint Eastwood plays Robert Kinkaid, a National Geographic´s landscape photographer. Meryl Streep is a house wife mother of two and Clint ends up knocking on her door asking for directions. They have a four day affair and iniciate a lifetime platonic romance. It is so dense and beautiful.

At the end, Robert sends her a book with a Lord Byron poem:
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal.
- Lord Byron

Movie quotes:

Francesca: And in that moment, everything I knew to be true about myself up until then was gone. I was acting like another woman, yet I was more myself than ever before. 

Robert Kincaid: This kind of certainty comes but once in a lifetime. 

Robert Kincaid: I don't want to need you, 'cause I can't have you. 

Francesca: Robert, please. You don't understand, no-one does. When a woman makes the choice to marry, to have children; in one way her life begins but in another way it stops. You build a life of details. You become a mother, a wife and you stop and stay steady so that your children can move. And when they leave they take your life of details with them. And then you're expected move again only you don't remember what moves you because no-one has asked in so long. Not even yourself. You never in your life think that love like this can happen to you. 
Robert Kincaid: But now that you have it... 
Francesca: I want to keep it forever. I want to love you the way I do now the rest of my life. Don't you understand... we'll lose it if we leave. I can't make an entire life disappear to start a new one. All I can do is try to hold onto to both. Help me. Help me not lose loving you. 

Robert: When I think of why I make pictures, the reason that I can come up with just seems that I've been making my way here. It seems right now that all I've ever done in my life is making my way here to you. 
Francesca: So, do you want more eggs or should we just fuck on the linoleum one last time? 

Francesca: I realized love won't obey our expectations, it's mystery is pure and absolute. What Robert and I had, could not continue if we were together. What Richard and I shared would vanish if we were apart. But how I wanted to share this. How would our lives have changed if I had? Could anyone else have seen the beauty of it?

Robert Kincaid: Things change. They always do, it's one of the things of nature. Most people are afraid of change, but if you look at it as something you can always count on, then it can be a comfort. 

The bridge of Madison County at IMBD LINK

The next Meryl STreep movie I want to watch is Sophie´s Choice, but I am kind of reluctant on this one. It seems really sad. I would need to be in the mood for it...I just dont know if I need to be in a bad-down mood and watch it to cry it all or to be in a good mood to look at it with other eyes....I never know the best mood to watch certain kind of movie......If it is a good mood for a down movie, a down mood for a down movie, a good mood for a fun and light movie or a down mood for a funny movie...There are lot of choices before watching a movie...aff !

lets see which day!!!

November 20, 2011

Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math

Music video by Manchester Orchestra performing Simple Math. (c) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment

November 18, 2011


Funny days these days! Kind of not in the mood for anything other than laying in bed under the sheets and watching movies or dr House. Sarcastic humor! No books, no magazines, no museums, no references...aff!!!

November 12, 2011

Question Book - My Release

I am really proud and happy to announce that I have released my first book: The question book or Livro das Perguntas. It is a game-pocket-book with 317 questions about life, experiences, love, religion, politics and else with the objective for you to get know more and more your friends! It is a great game to take to the camping, the beach, the bar and play with friends along with great food and drinks!

My friends and I playing the game after the book release!!!

I created a character, an EGG, called EMBURRADINHO or Little SULK (egg on the picture). 

Book cover!

The Question Book promotion winner, Felipe Rollin, with his Ass-Egg picture! Congrats Felipe! 
Very funny!

I ate my character! Indeed!

Actress Mariana Bassoul, the funny egg and I giving out tongues 

Bernardo Souto request a book kiss!


Promotion: Winner Ass-Egg:

Little SULK at RIO


Little SULK at the beach having a coconut water!

Tongue egg at the beach!

Little SULK egg among my golf ball collection!

Book illustration!!!

Promotion picture!

Promotion picture!

Which came first: the egg or the chicken?

Egg's cellulitis !!!

Ostrich egg from Northfield, Missouri! Thanks Herreid Family!

Promotion picture!

Promotion picture!

So that's why I am not posting a lot here at the blog. I have been really busy lately with the book release! My bad!!!

Hugs from Brazil...

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