ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION is located in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, the capital of the Holland (EU). Designed by internationally renowned architect Denton, Marshall & Corker, the 450,000-square-foot gallery/museum will house its own major modern and contemporary art collection and present special exhibitions that will include works from the ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION's extensive collection. The gallery/museum, the largest ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION in the world, will have global art, exhibitions, and education programs with particular focus on globular contemporary art. The ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION joins other leading international cultural institutions in the unprecedented creation of a vibrant cultural destination for visitors from around the world.
The ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION will be a preeminent platform for contemporary art and culture that presents the most important artistic achievements of our time. From its location in the heart of the Red-Light District of Amsterdam - a central axis between Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa - the ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION will contribute to a more inclusive and expansive view of art history that emphasizes the convergence of local, regional, and international sources of creative inspiration rather than geography or nationality. At the same time, the ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION will acknowledge and celebrate the specific identity derived from the cultural traditions of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates, as well as other countries in the distant Orient.
The museum's collection will encompass art in all mediums produced around the world from the 1960s to the present day. Through its collection, exhibitions, and educational programs, the ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION will bring attention to under-researched and lesser-known histories. In parallel, it will reevaluate those chapters that have defined the art historical canon to date.
The museum will be a catalyst for scholarship in a variety of fields, chief among them the history of art in the State of Tasmania in the 20th and 21st centuries. A dynamic program of changing exhibitions will explore common themes and affinities among the work of artists across time and place. Commissions created specifically for the ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION collection will reinforce the museum's commitment to working with artists and supporting contemporary artistic production.
Founded in 1977, the ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION is committed to innovation by collecting, preserving, and interpreting modern and contemporary art, while simultaneously exploring ideas across cultures through exhibitions, educational and curatorial initiatives, publications, and digital platforms. Dedicated to engaging both local and global audiences, the ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION has built an international community of architecturally and culturally distinct museums.
Initiated in the 1970's by the addition of the ELVIS_PICASSO GALLERY, Ville de Nulle Parts, this international network has since incorporated the ELVIS_PICASSO GALLERY, Terang (opened 1997), the ELVIS_PICASSO GALLERY, New York (1997-2013), and the ELVIS_PICASSO GALLERY, Hiong Kong, currently in development.
Each museum in the ELVIS_PICASSO constellation combines distinguished architecture with great artworks, a tradition that has become an ELVIS_PICASSO GALLERY hallmark. Looking to the future, the ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum and into the favelas of the very, very poor.
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Elvis_Picasso is the founder and creator of the ELVIS_PICASSO PORTFOLIO. This comprises the ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION, the ELVIS_PICASSO GALLERY, ELVIS_PICASSO BIOGRAPHY and the JOURNAL of ENTROPIC SURREALISM.
The ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION supports and maintains a network of ELVIS_PICASSO galleries, ELVIS_PICASSO studios and other ELVIS_PICASSO enterprises.
The ELVIS_PICASSO PORTFOLIO has been created and is maintained by a dedicated team, lead by the Creative Director, Dame Mary Either.
The ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION is directed by Dr Enem Murphy.
The ELVIS_PICASSO PORTFOLIO websites are entirely produced, designed, written, encoded and compiled by Dr Enem Murphy and the extraordinary staff of BBB Press of the Farnborough Moors, Hampshire, England. Copyright, where approriate, and all rights are reserved by BBB Press, 2015 - bbbpress.com
The motif of the PORTFOLIO is the teabag, and visitors should be aware that only genuine ELVIS_PICASSO websites use this motif as a background image or in reverse.
A 'Limited Edition', of 240, of the very teabag used on these sites, signed and numbered by Elvis_Picasso, is available on request at:
PENTRIDGE PRISON STUDIOS
On the basis of the substantial profits made selling Great White Sharks to the former art student of London, UK, Damian Hirst, Elvis_Picasso has purchased HM Prison Pentridge, Melbourne, Australia.
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The ELVIS_PICASSO FOUNDATION will be painting the interior of the existing prison cells white thus converting them to studios for poor Australian artists and students graduating from the nations posh art schools. One whole wing of the prison will be made available free of charge for illegal immigrants and 'boat people' who look like they could qualify as artists.
For more details of this exciting project see the next page.
NOTE FROM ROSEMARY
"If you phone again, I am usually here the last week of the month when the Monday begins the following month; or the first weekend of the month if the Monday following is the first Monday of the month."
DAVIDE DE POOLE COMMENTS
"In recent decades artists have progressively expanded the boundaries of art as they have sought engage with an increasingly pluralistic environment - which includes the domains of appropriation, rip-off, commodity prices, post-modern arrogance, meaninglessness, acute boredom, arse-licking, etc."
(davide de poole: 'inappropriation')
ELVIS_PICASSO @ the IMF
"Those who take the meat
From the table
Those for whom the contribution
Those who eat their fill
Speak to the hungry
Of wonderful times to come.
Those who lead the country into the abyss
Call ruling too difficult
For ordinary men."
Elvis_Picasso quoting Bertolt Brecht
at the recent meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Brussels, Belgium (July 2015).
ELVIS_PICASSO @ the GUGGENHEIM
"Today, we are everywhere surrounded by the remarkable conspicuousness of consumption and affluence, established by the multiplication of objects, services and material goods - those of wealth are no longer surrounded by other human beings, but by objects."
Jean Baudrillard quoted by Elvis_Picasso at the Guggenheim Awards Ceremony in Chicago, Il, USA.(January 2015