Art & Culture
- Claire B
Diana Gomez; Free Women Exhibition
- San Antonio
An exhibition by Venezuelan celebrity portrait photographer Diana Gomez is being held at Pikes Hotel from August 24 to September 30. Free Women is a feminist-driven and auto-biographical show consisting of life-size portraits and outdoor installations inspired by Diana’s charismatic, colourful and passionate world. Taking over the hotel grounds, swimming pool and terrace of Pikes, Free Women is an ode to the freedom of expression and to feel comfortable in your own skin. Each photograph is an idealised image of key episodes of Diana’s life, in which she alters the surroundings and adds light to each expression. Limited edition copies of some of the key portraits in the exhibition will be available to buy.
About The Artist
Born and raised in Caracas, Diana has developed her photographic career in London for the last 16 years. She grew up surrounded by colour and nature in a big developing city. Influenced by great filmmakers and her love for humanity, people, nature, music and narratives, Diana’s beautifully lit and colourful images capture a sense of optimism, power and beauty that portrays her sitters in a confident and engaging way. With her editorial clients including Harpers Bazaar, L’Officiel, Marie Claire, The Sunday Times Style and many more, Diana has photographed many personalities in the music, art and film world including Rihanna, Courtney Love, WillIAm, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Caroline Vreeland, Rosario Dawson, Grayson Perry and Virginia Bates amongst others. She lives and works between London and LA.
The Bloop International Proactive Art Festival is on now in Ibiza and continues until September 9. An avant-garde project from Biokip Labs (based in Milan), the world’s first proactive art festival came to life in Ibiza in 2011. Based on the ethos that “art is for everybody”, everything in this fiesta is entirely free. The aim is to encourage the general public to reflect on current social issues through breathtaking that is understandable for everybody. For its 7th year the event will move its hub to Ibiza Town, but there are also some events in San Antonio. The festival this year encompasses gigantic outdoor murals, design, interactive installations, video mappings, music, parties, workshops for children, special events and more. The festival theme for 2017 is Changes – reflecting the rapid and vast changes contemporary society faces through values, lifestyle, politics, technology and the environment.
Large-scale murals are painted on buildings around the island as part of their Open Air Gallery and so far two have been created for this year’s festival in Ibiza Town. Mexican artist Spaik has decorated the Es Soto tunnel with a snake, to go with the eagle he painted last year and Greek artist Ino has created ‘Melting Earth’ to highlight the problem of climate change on the facade of the school of Sa Bodega on Carrer de País Basc. To see all the murals created in Ibiza and their locations go to the website (see URL below) and choose Open Air Gallery. Based on the ethos that “art is for everybody”, everything in this fiesta is entirely free. The aim is to encourage the general public to reflect on current social issues through breathtaking that is understandable for everybody.
- August 25-26: Bloop Kids. August 25 in the Port of Ibiza and August 26 at Forma in Cala de Bou. This music and technology workshop for children will bring an evolving soundscape to life as young creatives play with Skoog, a tactile cube device.
- September 9: Bloop ‘n’ Sunsets closing party @ Kumharas.
- These exhibitions/installations are also included in the programme but no dates are given as yet:
- ‘Hexachange’ in Ibiza Town. A collective guerrilla installation by over 100 artists.
- ‘Colours in the Middle’ in the Port of Ibiza. When the lines in creativity gain the upper hand the show begins, by Atelier Biokip.
- ‘Nature at Rise’ in Portal de ses Taules. A collective installation made of organic materials, by Silva Ramacci, Pineapple Crocodile and Montse Nadal.
- Two audio installations that embody changes through sounds in Ibiza Town. ‘Geopolitical Changes’ by Martin Hachman and ‘Clouds’ by Daniel Kurniczak.
- Virtual Reality Info Point in San Antonio. Bloop continues to be in San Antonio (where it was based in previous years) through a free VR installation).
All events are free. More info here: Facebook – Bloop Festival – and full programme here:
- San Antonio
The Nits Amples festival is back for its second year with a program of four concerts and two outdoor cinema nights. All of the events take place in the Placa de s’Eglesia (the square behind the church on Carrer Ample), arrives this year to its second edition with a program of four concerts and two nights of cinema to the fresh.
On August 30th there will be tribute concerts to Chet Baker, a performance by Gema Hernández and the Musicaires Swing Band, respectively.
On September 3rd the Band of Music of Sant Antoni de Portmany will fill the square with classical music. On the 28th August the movie ‘Big Fish’ by Tim Burton will be shown.