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2388: Connecting Vocabularies

"2388: Connecting Vocabularies", the art project about Beijing, China in the time just before June 4, 1989, is an art project by Chely Depablos and Stefan Umærus.

The museum scale art project consists of fourteen paintings - Seven Arts and Seven Virtues - each measuring 106" by 20", twelve poetry panels, each 22"x20", an Artist's Book - Stefan Umærus' diary and poetry from Beijing, 1989 - 14"x 8", and a video-collage.

"2388: Connecting Vocabularies" recreates the seventeenth century French court painting series "Seven Arts and Seven Virtues" by Sebastien Bourdon, in a post-modern format.

Curators from museums, galleries and cultural institutions and art collectors, please send an E-mail to stefan@stefanumaerus.com [stefan@stefanumaerus.com]] or to chely@chelydepablos.com [chely@chelydepablos.com], to request more information about "2388: Connecting Vocabularies".

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About Stefan Umærus & Chely Depablos:

Stefan Umærus

Stefan Umærus has initiated, created and exhibited cross-cultural art projects since 1985, with one-man gallery and museum exhibitions in painting, poetry, diary, video, and digital formats in France, United States of America, Sweden, Venezuela, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

Educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, KKH, Stefan Umærus is based in New York City, since 1990. Stefan Umærus is represented with works in the collections of the Moderna Muséet, and of the National Museum, Stockholm, and in a significant number of other private and museum collections. Read more about Stefan Umærus' art projects at: http://stefanumaerus.com.

Chely Depablos

Chely Depablos has organized numerous art exhibits and cultural events. In addition to the exhibition of "2388: Connecting Vocabularies" at the New York Academy of Sciences, Chely Depablos has organized concerts at the Carnegie Hall, and at the United Nations, New York. Chely Depablos opened a gallery: CDP (Chely Depablos Productions) at Broome St, Soho, New York, in 1990. Chely Depablos is included in "Who is Who 2007-2008". Art works by Stefan Umærus are for sale at: http://chelydepablos.com.


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Left: Stefan Umærus, La Musique, 1991,
oil, acrylic, gouache, copperleaf on canvas,
107 x 20 inches
Right: Stefan Umærus, L'Arithmetique, 1991,
oil, acrylic, gouache, copperleaf on canvas,
107 x 20 inches
 
 
   

 

Curriculum Vitæ

Stefan Umærus
Lives and works in New York City. Dual Citizen: Sweden - United States of America.
Born 1951, Uppsala, Sweden.


One-man exhibitions:

2013 Octagon Gallery, The Octagon, Roosevelt Island, New York.
2000 Museo De Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
2000 Casa Simón Bolívar, La Habana, Cuba.
1998 Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Indiana.
1992 The New York Academy of Sciences, New York.
1991 CDP, New York
1991 Galleri Westlund, Stockholm.
1990 Galeria Astrid Paredes, Caracas.
1988 Galleri Bengt Adlers, Malmö.
1987 Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris.
1987 Galleri Engström, Stockholm.
1985 Galleri Engström, Stockholm.
1980 Galleri Engström, Stockholm.

Represented in the collections of:

Casa Simón Bolívar, La Habana, Cuba
Museo De Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
Altos de Chavón, La Romana, República Dominicana
Brauer Museum of Art, Indiana, USA
Moderna Muséet, Stockholm, Sweden
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Västerås Konstmuseum, Sweden
Malmö Museum, Sweden


Art projects, exhibition history:

Painted Mountain - Cerro Pintado
Exhibition history: Octagon Gallery, RIVAA, Roosevelt Island, New York.

First Aid Kit - Primeros Auxilios
Exhibition history: La Galería Altos de Chavón, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Casa Simón Bolívar, La Habana.

The Anatomic Theatre/ The World
Exhibition history: Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Besharat Gallery, Atlanta.

2388: Connecting Vocabularies - 2388: Conectando Vocabularios
Exhibition history: CDP, New York, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, Galleri Westlund, Stockholm, Brauer Museum of Art, Indiana, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo.

Epsilon Lyræ
Exhibition history: Galleri Engström, Stockholm, Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris, Galleri Bengt Adlers, Malmö.

AION
Exhibition history: Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Sandvikens Konsthall, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum.

Events and group exhibitions:

2013 United Nations' Ambassador's Ball, New York Athletic Club, New York, USA.

2011 Embrace! The House of Emigrants, Växjö, Sweden.

2010 - 2014 Besharat Gallery, The Peters Street Project, Atlanta, Georgia.

2009 AYUDA for the Arts 5th annual gala, Prince George Ballroom, New York. USA.

2004 Nordic Expo 2004, New York.

2001 Water Is Life, Benefit auction for Mocambique, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

1998 Artistas en Residencia, Otoño'98, Altos de Chavón, La Romana, República Dominicana.

1996 The Power of Prints, New Formats, Hostos Center for Arts & Culture, Bronx, New York.

1995 Identity & Illusion, A Tribute to Ingmar Bergman, Nordanstad Gallery, New York.

1995 Swedish Artists, Roger Smith Gallery, New York .

1990 Eyewitnesses, China, June 4th, 1989, Asian American Arts Centre, New York.

1986 Abstractions, Västerås Konstmusum,

1985 Getting Off, Civilian Warfare Gallery, New York.

1985 A subjective choice of contemporary Swedish and American Art, Västerås Konstmuseum.

Artist In Residencies, Lectures and Panel discussions:

2000 Museo De Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana,

1998 Altos de Chavón, La Romana, República Dominicana.

1998 2388: Connecting Vocabularies, Brauer Museum of Art, Indiana, U.S.A.

1997 National and International, Views from Abroad, the Art Students
League of New York, U.S.A.


Education:

M.F.A. Konsthögskolan, KKH, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 1973-79.

Selected Bibliography:

2013 "Artista Sueco se inspiró en las Amazonas", Impacto! Dec 10, 2013, Miriam Fernandez-Soberon, New York, USA.

2000 “Documentos Para La Vida Pública 2000”, Hoy, May 28, 2000, Santo
Domingo, República Dominicana, Amable Lopéz Meléndez.

2000 “La Palabra y La Imagen en la Obra de Stefan Umærus”, La Nación,
May 21, 2000, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, Hyden Carrón.

1996 “A Print Show by 12 Workshop Members”, New York Times, July 7,
1996, New York, U.S.A., Vivien Raynor .

1992 “Encuentro con el pasado, y celebracion del futuro”, El Universal, June 14,1992,
Caracas, Venezuela, Pablo García Gámez.

1992 “2388: Connecting Vocabularies”, The Sciences, May, June 1992, New York,
United States of America, Madelaine Netter.

1991 ”Chinese Apocalypse”, Paletten #3, November 1991, Stockholm,
Sweden, Annie Markovich.

1990 “Testimoniar el transito”, El Universal, June 29, 1990, Caracas,
Venezuela, Maritza Jimenez.

1989 “2388 /Stefan Umærus”, Foreign Literatures 3, July, 1989, Beijing, China, Liu Bin.

1988 “Artist turned Archaeologist”, Sydsvenska Dagbladet Snällposten, March 5, 1988,
Malmö, Sweden, Marika Wachtmeister.

1987 “Floating Signs and Deep Holes”, Dagens Nyheter, March 21, 1987,
Stockholm, Sweden, Peder Alton.

1985 “Between Eons”, Dagens Nyheter, February 29, 1985, Stockholm, Sweden, Ingela Lind.

1982 “Maximum Force”, Norrköpings Tidningar, April 5, 1982, Norrköping,
Sweden, Bo Borg .

1982 “Stefan Umærus”, Paletten #3/82, November, 1982, Stockholm,
Sweden, Thomas Millroth.

1982 “Modernism Reused”, Dagens Nyheter, January 23, 1982, Stockholm,
Sweden, Torsten Ekbom.

1982 “A New Generation”, Svenska Dagbladet, January 23, 1982, Stockholm,
Sweden, Lars Nittve.

Television:

2006 “Focus Talk”, a conversation with Lin Xiaoxu, broadcast via satellite over
Asia by New Tang Dynasty Television, NTDTV.

 

 
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