Alma On Dobbin

Alma On Dobbin ALMA links American audiences with the art worlds of Africa and Central & Eastern Europe, presenting exhibitions, publications, and cultural exchanges.

Our headquarters and mailing address are: 50-52 Dobbin Street, Brooklyn NY 11222.

Mission: ALMA’s mission is to link art circles in America, Central and Eastern Europe, and Africa.

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The Alma Collective’s installation, “Jungle Book,” for the exhibition #OurAnthropocene : Eco Crises, curated by Gary Van...
01/23/2018

The Alma Collective’s installation, “Jungle Book,” for the exhibition #OurAnthropocene : Eco Crises, curated by Gary Van Wyk. Contributors Christoph Both-Asmus Hervé Youmbi Robbin Silverberg Owanto Berger @AndyWengel

MoMA's "Post" continues it's series on Eastern European Conceptual art with this focus on the Hungarian neo-avant-garde:
01/11/2018
Texts by Conceptual Artists from Eastern Europe: Hungary | post

MoMA's "Post" continues it's series on Eastern European Conceptual art with this focus on the Hungarian neo-avant-garde:

This is the second of three installments in the series "Texts by Conceptual Artists from Eastern Europe," organized by Sven Spieker for post. This series presents newly translated texts from the 1970s by Conceptual artists from Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia. The focus of this installment i...

#ClaudiaSchmitz a.k.a  V J Coco Höhn presents #TouchingProjections -- In Dialog with McLuhan and Donna Haraway --  tomor...
07/11/2017

#ClaudiaSchmitz a.k.a V J Coco Höhn presents #TouchingProjections -- In Dialog with McLuhan and Donna Haraway -- tomorrow at the MMCA Korea in Gwacheon.
국립현대미술관
She will give a talk about her current work #InBetween, which she began during her New York residency with Alma.

[레지던시_세미나] 2017년 국립현대미술관 고양레지던시 국제교환 입주작가 클라우디아 슈미츠(퀸스틀러하우스 슐로스 발모랄, 독일)와 하딤 알리(아시아링크/아트스페이스, 빅시, 호주)가 7월 12일 수요일 서울관 라운지달에서 레지던시 세미나를 진행합니다.
클라우디아 슈미츠(Claudia Schmitz)는 '인 비트윈'이라는 주제로 유럽과 미국에 이어서 현재 한국에서도 진행중인 프로젝트에 대한 이야기를 들려 줄 예정입니다.
하딤 알리(Khadim Ali)는 아프가니스탄, 이란, 파키스탄의 성장 배경을 가지고 있는 호주 작가로, '억압받는 사람들의 신화'에 대하여 발표할 예정입니다.
본 세미나에 많은 관심과 참여 부탁드립니다.

✔ 2017. 7. 12. 수/ 오후 3:30 ~ 5:30
✔ 서울관 교육동 2층 디지털정보실 라운지 DAL
✔ 발표 작가 : 클라우디아 슈미츠, 하딤 알리
✔ 패널 : 박찬경(미디어 아티스트, 기획자), 고동연(미술비평가), 양지윤(독립큐레이터)
* 한-영 통역이 제공

An artfully staged demonstration in support of education in Hungary!
04/13/2017
Tens of thousands protest Hungary's education, NGO policies

An artfully staged demonstration in support of education in Hungary!

Tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated Wednesday in the Hungarian capital to oppose government policies that are seen as limiting academic freedom and intimidating civic groups.

This interesting collaboration between Berlin-based Christoph Both-Asmus and Cameroon-based Hervé Youmbi marches forward...
03/16/2017

This interesting collaboration between Berlin-based Christoph Both-Asmus and Cameroon-based Hervé Youmbi marches forward. After meeting in Cameroon to work together, next they will meet up again in Germany this June to plan the next phase.

Thank you Tiny Domingos and Christoph Both-Asmus for the great talk yesterday!

12/17/2016
2017 HIF Conference Support Scholarships

Funding offered for conference attendance, deadline early February.

Interested individuals can apply for conference support scholarships of up to $2,000. Application deadline is February 5, 2017.

Alma gets a shoutout among highlights of Art Market Budapest 2016.
10/25/2016
Előhívás. Milyen volt az Art Market fotós szekciója?

Alma gets a shoutout among highlights of Art Market Budapest 2016.

Persze nem csak az Art Photo Budapesten, a vásár fotós részében lehetett fotográfiát látni, hanem a képzőművészeti szekcióban is. Van értelme a különválasztásnak? Ezen is

Alma's Creative Director, András Böröcz, and Alma artists, David Gutema, Käthe Wenzel, and Claudia Schmitz, all aboard f...
10/20/2016

Alma's Creative Director, András Böröcz, and Alma artists, David Gutema, Käthe Wenzel, and Claudia Schmitz, all aboard for a Danube cruise down to A38 Ship Gallery, part of the events for Art Market Budapest.

Carole Nagger speaking at the opening of the Chim exhibition, "Children of War," which she curated for Alma, including p...
10/13/2016

Carole Nagger speaking at the opening of the Chim exhibition, "Children of War," which she curated for Alma, including prints never shown before.

10/13/2016

Opening tonight at 8.30 PM our Alma exhibition of Chim's "Children of War." Déak 17 Galéria, Déak Ferenc u. 12.

Alma On Dobbin's cover photo
10/07/2016

Alma On Dobbin's cover photo

Call for any Hungarian academic wishing to attend an art conference in the US, such as College Art Association...
09/24/2016
Call for Applications: Conference Support Grant

Call for any Hungarian academic wishing to attend an art conference in the US, such as College Art Association...

Interested and qualified individuals can apply for grants up to $2,000. Application deadline is October 15, 2016.

Opening October 12, in Budapest's Déak 17 Gallery, Alma presents an exhibition of Chim's UNICEF-sponsored photographs of...
09/10/2016
Inhabitat

Opening October 12, in Budapest's Déak 17 Gallery, Alma presents an exhibition of Chim's UNICEF-sponsored photographs of orphaned and displaced children after WW2. Displaced children are an ongoing challenge. Alma will also be exhibiting at Art Photo Budapest, October 13-16.

This needs to be stopped.

09/01/2016

At 5PM New York time today, watch a one-hour TV interview about Alma's two exhibitions of Hungarian photography during this summer in New York. Global access via streaming at MNN.org, just click "watch now" on community channel 1. The show airs live
on television in New York City on Time Warner Cable 34, Verizon 33, and RCN 82.

A History of Photography in Which the Camera Is Absent
08/10/2016
A History of Photography in Which the Camera Is Absent

A History of Photography in Which the Camera Is Absent

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s 1826 or ’27 view from his window in France is the earliest known photograph taken with a camera, but it wasn’t even his first photograph.

Dokumenta, Berlin, Cameroon, connection beyond geography, beyond familiar frameworks ...this is why Alma promotes links ...
08/07/2016
Placing art in a primary position and geography in a secondary position: An interview with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung - This Is Africa

Dokumenta, Berlin, Cameroon, connection beyond geography, beyond familiar frameworks ...this is why Alma promotes links across boundaries.

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (PhD), born in 1977 in Yaoundé, Cameroon, is an independent art curator and biotechnologist. He is the founder and art director of the art space SAVVY Contemporary Berlin, where he has directed and curated exhibits with more than 30 artists from five continents. He has...

Dramatic image of Budapest, where the photographs from Alma's two recent exhibitions in NY are now returning....
08/04/2016

Dramatic image of Budapest, where the photographs from Alma's two recent exhibitions in NY are now returning....

Tamás Rzsavi climbs to acrobatic heights in his home city of Budapest to take shots no one else could produce:

Happening now @Alma Gallery interview with curator @Gary Van Wyk for "Public Voice Salon" on NYC and NJ public televisio...
07/31/2016

Happening now @Alma Gallery interview with curator @Gary Van Wyk for "Public Voice Salon" on NYC and NJ public television around the two shows he curated on Hungarian Photography; the performances by @Andras Boröcz @Tibor Szemzo; and the panel and NYC launch of Lászlo Moholy-Nagy's "telehor 1" facsimile, co-published by Alma On Dobbin. Looking back on a great collaboration with all participants, artists, and partners, including Hungarian Cultural Center, New York, Balassi Institute, Art Market Budapest

Great discursive "almost-finissage" @almagallery of Echoes: City, Society, Conflict & Self. Wrapping up tomorrow with a ...
07/31/2016

Great discursive "almost-finissage" @almagallery of Echoes: City, Society, Conflict & Self. Wrapping up tomorrow with a one-hour tv interview. @Balassi institute @art market Budapest @HCCNY

Pictures from the last performances events Alma Gallery last week. Join us for "Echoes: City, Society, Conflict and Self...
07/27/2016

Pictures from the last performances events Alma Gallery last week. Join us for "Echoes: City, Society, Conflict and Self in Hungarian Photography" finissage this Saturday 30th 6-8pm.

Performance night, AndráS Böröcz "An Egg is Always and Egg" after #MoholyNagy #ModernityXHungary July 19, 2016

Echoes: City, Society, Conflict, & Self in Hungarian Photography is first listed in Artnet's 12 Must see Summer Photogra...
07/20/2016
12 Must-See Summer Photography Shows

Echoes: City, Society, Conflict, & Self in Hungarian Photography is first listed in Artnet's 12 Must see Summer Photography Shows. Gary Van Wyk Hungarian Cultural Center, New York Szilvia Mucsy
Luca Gobolyos Gyula Sopronyi Tomas Opitz Eva Szombat Milán Rácmolnár Matyas Misetics Krisztina Kovács and all the other artists and participants.

See what attention-grabbing photography exhibitions you shouldn't miss this summer, from Diane Arbus to Gordon Parks.

Yesterday's performances Alma Gallery by András Böröcz "The Chicken is always a Chicken" featuring Sur Rodney Sur and Ti...
07/20/2016

Yesterday's performances Alma Gallery by András Böröcz "The Chicken is always a Chicken" featuring Sur Rodney Sur and Tibor Szemző who also gave his cinematic Kafkaesque multilingual music presentation "K" engravings. Hungarian Cultural Center, New York

Wall Street Journal  featuring Echoes: City, Society, Conflict, & Self  in Hungarian Photography and a photograph by Syl...
07/09/2016
Spotlight on a Modernist Culture and Stereotypes Torn Down

Wall Street Journal featuring Echoes: City, Society, Conflict, & Self in Hungarian Photography and a photograph by Sylvia Plachy, "Fallen Worker, Budapest" (1993). ©Sylvia Plachy # modernityXhungary, Art Market Budapest, Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center, New York

In this week’s On Photography, exploring photographers from Hungary and South Africa’s S.J. Moodley.

Blouin ArtInfo on "Echoes."
07/05/2016
Hungarian Photographers in Focus | Artinfo

Blouin ArtInfo on "Echoes."

“Echoes: City, Society, Conflict & Self in Hungarian Photography” explores the influence of László Moholy-Nagy on a generation of Hungarian lensmen.

Short profile on "Echoes.." In @musée magazine
07/03/2016
Echoes: City, Society, Conflict & Self in Hungarian Photography at Alma Gallery

Short profile on "Echoes.." In @musée magazine

By Charles Pryor © Nora Wilby From now until July 30th, Alma Gallery is featuring the exhibition Echoes: City, Society, Conflict & Self In Hungarian Photography as part of “Modernity X Hungary—A Festival of Hungarian Modernism.” Gary van Wyk (who will be featured in our upcoming issue) is curating t...

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The Alma collaborative will be exhibiting our artist book installation "Jungle Book" in the exhibition "Our Anthropocene: Eco -Crises" at the Center for Book Arts Gallery, opening January 19th, 6 - 8 pm. The group includes: Christoph Both-Asmus (Berlin), Hervé Youmbi (Cameroon), Owanto (Gabon/Spain), Andy Wengel (Berlin), and myself, Robbin Ami Silverberg (Brooklyn).