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Posted in Beaux Arts, Belletristica, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Interviews, Moving Images by Suzanne G. on February 18th, 2005 | BBC Wikipedia

MARK RYDEN

Wondertoonel - A retrospective exhibition of the art of Mark Ryden featuring more than thirty artworks on display.

The exhibition will be traveling to Pasadena Museum of California Art on February 25th. Opening reception is from 8 to 11 PM.

→ Mark will be present for a catalog signing at the museum on February 27th, time t.b.d.

Moreover, the cryptic Daniel Martin Diaz created a painting entitled Illuminati for the Wondertoonel exhibition.

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PAUL BURN

Please join the Flux Factory folks for a very special Flux Thursday on February 24th, 8 PM.

It's the closing party for Paul Burn's show Absolute Zero Nowhere - your very last chance to see Paul's work in all its wintry splendor!

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YANG FUDONG

N.B.: The opening reception for the Yang Fudong exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien has been postponed to February 22nd.

If you're at Kunsthalle Wien, don't miss
Aidas Bareikis
' spooky and grotesque installations. He will be exhibiting his works until March 13th.

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EDVARD MUNCH

On February 19th, Moderna Museet in Stockholm will open Munch by Himself, a unique exhibition featuring the Norwegian artist's self-portraits. Never before have so many of Munch's self-portraits been brought together in one show.

This is an absolute must-see if you live in Sverige and/or if you're one of those epileptic Munchaholics.

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MATTHEW PORTER

Matthew Porter - co-owner of Bluebottle Art Gallery - showcases a collection of brand new paintings at Artemis Gallery in Seattle. He'll be showing 3 new pieces from his Cat that Ate the World series.

Artist reception is on February 19th, 6 - 9 PM

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EMIR KUSTURICA

The Institut Français' retrospective of one of European cinema's most exuberant and controversial directors gives Londoners a rare chance to see his early work.

Kusturica fans will also get a chance to see a preview of his new film Life is a Miracle, an epic romance set during the Bosnian war, before it gets released in March.

As always, Kultureflash has more details for those who are interested.

→ The retrospective runs from February 18th - 24th at the Ciné lumière

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NIEVES BOOKS

For Helvetistani folks living in the Zu-reich area:

Go and have a look at the 1 Year / 12 Months / 36 Zines exhibition - featuring all 36 Zines and the Zine Series Box published by the most inspiring Nieves Books folks throughout the last year.

→ Saturday, February 19th, From 2 - 6 PM @ Nieves Books, Hohlstrasse 122, Zurich.

In other bibliophile news, The Drama Online Store just released Art Prostitute 05. It features interviews with Gary Baseman, Tiffany Bozik, Kozyndan, and Cody Hudson as well as the freshest eyecandy on over 100 pages.

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WARREN ELLIS

The cold's gotten into my knee --
the old rugby injury, don'cha know --
and my knee's blown out, and I'm
back on my walking stick. Lucky I
got a new one for Xmas. The handle
is a carved wooden cobra. It somehow
got knocked when it was brought
over to the house Xmas Eve, and it
now has a fang missed.

A cobra with one fang. Weirdly
apt for someone who turned 37
the other day.

So I've hobbled to the pub on my
walking stick, feeling like a right
idiot. I hate sticks. God knows what
I look like. Long leather jacket.
Headphones hanging out of the
pocket. Mountain-man beard.
Walking stick. Gimme a stupid hat
and a facial tic and I can be an
extra in a Wes Anderson movie.
Quirky Street Person #5.

Oh, I am cranky today.

- Warren Ellis (for BadSignal)

Happy belated birthday, my favourite grumpy Englishman and beloved leader! :)

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