in brief
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BLACK LIGHTTATTOOS

The world of body transformation (tattoos, piercings, branding,...), is as old as human beings, however, it is a world that has changed according to the different times. Eight years ago black light tattoos (tattoos that are visible only by means of black lights) were discovered, but it is now that they are becoming more and more popular. You know what to do if you want to hide a message or want to be the king at the discos...

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LUIS DURAN´S NEW WORK

This artist from Oñate, keeps on elaborating more and more comics in his particular style. His black and white graphic novels are poetry. However, one should not forget that Luis Duran is the “father” of Perry Mason from TMEO. Now, he has published Aljebra in Basque language with Ultzegin publisher. And we smile every time a comic is published, so imagine the clapping after seeing he is bravely publishing in Basque.

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AVANT-GARDE

A broad production of Polish experimental cinema from the 70s is shown at this exhibition at Rekalde Aretoa, in Bilbao. Until the end of May one can visit this exposition, which deals with a cinema created at a time when movies were supposed to do something else than entertain. You have plenty of time to visit it before “koniec” hangs from the door.

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JEFF BRIDGES' PAGE

Besides being the best known actor in his family, Jeff has always shown a considerable sensitivity regarding different artistic representations. You only have to visit his webpage to realize of that. We have barely seen a more beautiful and funny design. It is a very organic webpage. This American actor also makes navigation playful.

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ENTZUN.COM

2008 brought important nuances to the magazine Entzun. Considering the success of its webpage entzun.com, they have decided to put all their efforts on it. However, their music improvements will not make its hard copy version disappear. Now, Entzun! will be yearly published on a luxurious beautiful format.

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DE RERUM NATURA 2

The second volume of the comic-zine published by “Zaldi eroa” in berria newspaper. Once again, it shows that nowadays, the best journalists and analysts are the ones that make daily comiczines in the newspaper. It is important to notice that our best two daily zines are published in Pamplona. Oroz already has some challenge.

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NEW YORK TIMES

The new headquarters of the New York Times newspaper is on 8th Ave. and between 40th and 41st streets. 50 floors high (319 meters). Together with Chrysler building, it’s the second highest in the city. The Italian studios Renzo Piano and FXOWLE architects from New York have achieved some functionality and beauty at a time of “spectacular architecture”.

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THE FURIOUS GAZE MONTEHERMOSO (JANUARY 25TH - MAY 4TH)

The exhibition The Furious Gaze proposes considering feminism as a source of knowledge that is vital for understanding the world we live in, and as an essential framework for investigating visual works that deal with situations of inequality experienced by women, and women artists in particular, at the beginning of this 21st century. Among others we´ll be able to see the work of Lida Abdul, Pilar Albarracín, Alice Anderson, Txaro Arrazola, Dorothy Cross, Lara Favaretto, Chitra Ganesh, Cristina Lucas, Tracey Moffatt, Yurie Nagashima, Itziar Okariz...

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ANIMAC 08 (FEBRUARY 25 TH MARCH 2)

This year’s edition of Animac shows a collection of international animation works. And we will also enjoy works that are tangentially related to that world: Cucinema di Genzano, Olaf Ladousse, Megunica, Judas Arrieta and Chris Sheperd will be there, among others.

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BRUNO9LI

This Brazilian graphic designer has called oru attention lately. He works on different formats and spaces. He does not mind working with an old box or somewhere in Sao Paulo. As it happens in Bosco´s paintings, the stories on Bruno9li´s paintings are never-ending.

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THE BALDE IN DURANGO

As it happens every year, Thebalde had a stand at Durango’s market. We threw a party with DJ Makala and Dropezframes VJs at Atxo Fun Fun club. The dinner prior to the party was something new. Due to last-minute preparations, sandwiches and appetizers were the protagonists of our dinners the previous years. We had a panda bear this year. Don’t worry, we didn’t eat it… it’s just the name of a Chinese restaurant.