Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival Online

Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival

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Wining and Dining Goes Virtual

The virtual Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will strive to recreate the festive joie de vivre atmosphere the event is famous for.”

— HKTB Chairman Dr. Y. K. Pang

HONG KONG, CHINA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hong Kong is a city of wining and dining and is one of the most popular events in the City of Light, and this year it is going virtual.

Organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the “Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival” will get not only a virtual taste but also a global format. With the festival, just a device away, imagine the excitement of clinking wine glasses with someone halfway around the world or learning a new way to prepare a delectable dish from a top chef – all from the comfort of your own favorite chair.

In today’s world, meeting someone for a glass of wine via Zoom is natural. Human beings are so adaptable, and in reality, the virtual world expands our universe that much farther. From Hong Kong to New York City to Monte Carlo to Saint Petersburg to South Africa, the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will be sure to tickle our taste buds and our worldly desire to travel. And this year, because the event is online, it really will be possible to meet people from all around the globe!

Explaining this strategic move, HKTB Chairman Dr. Y. K. Pang said: “The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival has been one of the most popular events among locals and tourists alike since its inception over a decade ago. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak this year, we hope people can continue to enjoy Hong Kong’s unique dining culture while providing business opportunities for the local F&B sector amidst this challenging economic climate. Organizing the Festival virtually allows us to achieve both objectives without compromising public health and safety.”

Although in a different format, the Festival will still be delivering virtual versions of a line-up of programs equally exciting as in the real-life editions, featuring world-class food and drinks. So even if you live in Timbuktu, this year, you can take part in the annual Festival from wherever you are.

Dr. Pang added: “The virtual Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will strive to recreate the festive joie de vivre atmosphere the event is famous for by offering access to an exclusive wine and gourmet experiences curated by experts on the subject. Taking advantage of the virtual format, the event will be extended from the usual four days to several weeks so that more people can take part regardless of time and geographical constraints.”

To preserve as much original flavor of the physical event as possible, the HKTB is building an online hub where most of the Festival programs will take place. A variety of wine merchants will be providing special discounts and products tailored for the Festival which participants can browse and purchase in a virtual exhibition space. Meanwhile, renowned wine and food critics, chefs, and wine experts will be invited to speak on wine-pairing and culinary topics in virtual workshops and classes.

The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival was launched in 2009 after Hong Kong and Bordeaux signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Wine-related Business. The large-scale outdoor event quickly became the talk of the town and was dubbed one of the world’s top 10 international food and wine festivals by Forbes Traveler.

Dates and details of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will be forthcoming from the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

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Strategy Execution Management in a Nutshell: New guide offers alternative to outdated strategy management methods

The book 'Strategy Execution Management in a Nutshell'

The book ‘Strategy Execution Management in a Nutshell’

Flemming Videriksen, CEO and founder, DecideAct

Flemming Videriksen, CEO and founder, DecideAct

Bjarni Snæbjörn Jónsson, CSO and founder, DecideAct

Bjarni Snæbjörn Jónsson, CSO and founder, DecideAct

Flemming Videriksen and Bjarni Jónsson have helped companies worldwide implement business strategies. Now they release a guide to Strategy Execution Management.

A must-read for anyone who wants to adapt to a new business situation and ensure an organization that thrives”

— Omar Valdimarsson, CEO, COOP Island

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With their decades of experience to draw upon, Videriksen and Jónsson have mapped the way to create the ideal infrastructure for successful strategy implementation. In their new book, Strategy Execution Management in a Nutshell, they share their knowledge about how to make business strategies succeed and flourish.

CLEAR AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND
Written in a no-nonsense style, the SEM Guide explains step-by-step how to use the latest digital tools for strategy management. And it doesn’t stop there: the authors also show how to create an action-oriented culture, with all team members committed to the strategy’s success.

HELPS LEADERS SUCCEED DURING STRESSFUL TIMES
"Time has stood still in the area of strategy," says Videriksen. "The methods and tools in the field have basically not changed since the 1950s, while technology has revolutionized all other management disciplines. These outdated methods, with their sporadic follow-up meetings and dusty ring binders, have gotten us where we are today: 75% of all business strategies fail. This book is an easy-to-read guide on how to avoid being a statistic and use the best tools to succeed in the digital age.”

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"An excellent leadership guide that captures not only why SEM is mission critical to any business, but also covers the essential elements of WHAT and HOW SEM must be implemented." —Claus Maron, CEO, Blue Note Consultants

"A must-read for anyone who wants to adapt to a new business situation and ensure an organization that thrives." —Omar Valdimarsson, CEO, COOP Island

"Shows how to create a connection between strategy and implementation using a simple and effective tool." —Guðrún Erla Jónsdóttir, CSO, Reykjavik Energy Group

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New transit module promises to maximize efficiency and customer service

Transit providers seeking solutions to improve overall operational efficiency wrestle with how to do so without compromising the quality of service they deliver

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Transit providers seeking solutions to improve overall operational efficiency wrestle with how to do so without compromising the quality of service they deliver to their customers. Atlanta transit technology firm, Passio Technologies, recently announced the release of Request & GO, a new transit tool that’s part of their Passio GO app, and designed to enhance both route efficiency and customer-service delivery.

According to Passio CEO Mitch Skyer, “With Request & GO, passengers with the Passio GO app who are located at a particular stop can request a pickup. They’ll receive a confirmation from the driver, providing vehicle estimated time of arrival (ETA) and a map of the vehicle’s progress, along with precious peace of mind—especially important for passengers waiting in remote areas.”

What makes the tool so useful to transit providers, is that there are three types of stop requests available in Request & GO systems: stops that are always serviced, regardless of request; stops on the route only serviced upon request; and stops not on the route (though authorized), but serviced upon request.

The data collected from all three stop-request types gives transit providers actionable insights into how their system is being used, allowing providers, as the company sees it, to make fixed route systems dynamic and elastic.

The benefit? Clients can provide transportation to large areas with low population density, along with late-night service (where Request & GO is already in use), and service to outlier stops.

Scott Reiser, CTO at Passio Technologies stated, “With Request & GO, rock-solid reporting showing real-time demand based on actual rider usage means clients no longer have to choose between efficiency and coverage area.”

Passio Request & GO is an add-on feature to their popular Passio GO passenger app. Skyer notes, “For those clients already using Passio GO, Request & GO can be fully operational in two weeks, and four weeks for those adding Passio GO and Request & GO.”

For more information on Passio Request & GO, visit https://passiotech.com/request-and-go/

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Dreaming of the van life: To buy or rent a campervan?

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As camping is more popular than ever, many are debating whether it’s more convenient to rent or buy a campervan.

DUBLIN, IRELAND, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Self-catering holidays are at its all-time high, as camping and campervan travel is trending in Ireland. The Caravan and Motorhome Club have reported more than 1000 new member sign-ups per week, and the campervan hire company Indie Campers has observed 233% growth in domestic travel bookings, compared to last year. As camping is more popular than ever, many are debating whether it’s more convenient to rent or buy a campervan.

The primary factor determining the buying versus renting dilemma depends on how often you use it. If you do plan going on road trips every few weeks in a year or are looking to live the van life for a couple of seasons through the year, you would probably be better off buying a motorhome as it's more cost-effective and flexible in nature.

Buying a motorhome can cost between €9,990 to €40,000. In addition to the first purchase, buyers need to consider the associated cost of maintenance, storage/parking and insurance. If you want to use your vehicle every weekend/holiday or live permanently in a campervan, a purchase would definitely be worthwhile as it has high value for money compared to purchasing a holiday home. However, anyone who plans to buy the vehicle for a few nice road trips might experience the high expenses associated with the hobby.

Renting a campervan or motorhome does not tie you down to making large investments like these, or worrying running expenses such as insurance and maintenance costs. Renting, in fact, allows for more flexibility and convenience on the road. Travellers have access to services like roadside assistance, travel tips, as well as cleaning services. In addition, renting a campervan enables prospective motorhome buyers to evaluate their preferences and investment.

A common issue is that many campervan buyers invest in vans and sell it soon, after realizing the high costs of maintaining a van that spends most of its time parked, rather than on the road. Several new campervan rental platforms now provide a solution to this through a peer-to-peer marketplace, where van owners can list their campervans for rental to utilize the lifespan of their investment, much like the “Airbnb” of campervans.

Buy and rent out. If you decide to buy, peer-to-peer rental can be a great way to get return on investments of owning a van. On average, owning campervan costs around €1200 in annual running cost, excluding fuel. In comparison, Indie Campers estimate that campervan owners can earn up to €11,898 by renting out the campervan for 15 weeks a year on their platform. Moreover, peer-to-peer platforms further boost a circular economy, promoting economic efficiencies which are closely interlinked with the ecological developments of reduction in total resources consumed. Thereby, it leads to waste minimization and promotes recycling of commodities.

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Luxury Travel Market 2020 Global Industry – Key Players, Size, Trends, Opportunities, Growth- Analysis to 2026

Global Luxury Travel Market 2020

Wiseguyreports.Com Publish Market Report On-“Covid-19 Impact on Luxury Travel Market 2020 Global Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities and Growth 2026”

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Luxury Travel Market 2020

Report Overview
The report conducts its findings with combined and extensive specifics to the current alterations documented in the Luxury Travel market. It includes appraisals of facts for the clienteles to get a secure result, which is an estimation of the supportive figures with the vision of the Luxury Travel market, its approximations for evolution, as well as the anxieties of building a perspective. The Luxury Travel market's information is revitalized with the approximation of the wide-ranging modifications in the meticulous parts mailed in the market. The dynamic Luxury Travel market evidence gives massive changes in the development that are rising the Luxury Travel market's development. The report takes the segment on the market consequences up to 2026. The Luxury Travel market assigns a considerable level of worth to put ahead of the spending limitations of the profits and the subsequent details met by the associations in the Luxury Travel market.

Key Players
The implication of the market's signals, along with the arrangements changing the conditions, is replicated in the report. The report states in order the major vendors in the market sections, which exhibits the crucial dealers' reinforcement in the Luxury Travel market.

The top players covered in Luxury Travel market are:
TUI Group
Abercrombie & Kent Ltd
Cox & Kings Ltd
Thomas Cook Group
Scott Dunn
Jet2 Holidays
Tauck
Travcoa
Lindblad Expeditions
Micato Safaris
Butterfield & Robinson
Al Tayyar
Exodus Travels
Backroads
Zicasso

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Drivers and Risks
The report reveals a definitive standing on the complications that are moving up the market and the variations in addition to excessive citations of the mandate of the Luxury Travel market. A net of imminent progress fundamentals, opinions, and motivations are also advanced to get a full-bodied explanation of the Luxury Travel market's development.

Regional Description
The limitations encouraging the Luxury Travel market motivations are in influence with all the regions replicated in the report to make the combination of the contemporary perceptions, significances, and conditions set in the judgment period closing in 2019. The Luxury Travel market's region-based location of the market has the persistence of outlining the market facts of classifying the verdicts on the topic of growth, which is understandable in the well-known regions. The report also calculates the development of regions such as the Asia Pacific, Europe, the MEA, Latin America, and North America with the growth of the Luxury Travel market in the impending years. The commanding dealings in the Luxury Travel market are projected to develop premeditated incomes in the regions individually.

Method of Research
The market outcomes integrate their chief particulars, areas, and inspirations. Also, the SWOT assessment made on which the secure opinions about the Luxury Travel market are presented. To form a combined account, the Luxury Travel market has an assumption on the improvement of forces at the management that is simulated in Porter's Five Force Model for the phases yet to come.

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Table of Contents –Analysis of Key Points
1 Market Overview
2 Manufacturers Profiles
3 Global Luxury Travel Sales, Revenue, Market Share and Competition by Manufacturer (2018-2019)
4 Global Luxury Travel Market Analysis by Regions
5 North America Luxury Travel by Country
6 Europe Luxury Travel by Country
7 Asia-Pacific Luxury Travel by Country
8 South America Luxury Travel by Country
9 Middle East and Africa Luxury Travel by Countries
10 Global Luxury Travel Market Segment by Type
11 Global Luxury Travel Market Segment by Application
12 Luxury Travel Market Forecast (2020-2026)
13 Sales Channel, Distributors, Traders and Dealers
14 Research Findings and Conclusion
15 Appendix
List of Tables and Figures
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Global Self-Driving Car Market to Expand as Digital and Automated Technologies Engulf the Automobile Industry

The adoption of self-driving cars is expected to grow at a stupendous ~ 89% CAGR through to 2030, owing to manifold advantages offered by these cars

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The demand within the global self-driving car market is set to rise alongside advancements in automation technologies. The interception of digital technologies across key industries has caused major disruptions in the way analysts to perceive next-generation technologies. Automation has engulfed all major industries including automobiles, healthcare, and security. The automobile industry has especially been active in scouting for new technologies that can enhance the positioning strategies of companies. It is important for the automobile sector to embrace automation as a resilient trend that will define the future of the industry. The development of self-driving cars also stems from the quest of the industry to foster improvements in their value proposition. Therefore, the total volume of revenues within the global self-driving car market would grow to new heights.

It is predicted that the global self-driving car market would touch a value of US$ 40 Bn by the end of 2030. The CAGR of the global self-driving car market is calculated at 89% over the period between 2019 and 2030. Several experts point to self-driving cars as the future of the automobile industry. The stupendous CAGR of the given period can be explained in terms of the heavy investments that are in the pipeline for the automobile industry.

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Development of Smart Cities to Facilitate Movement of Self-Driving Cars

The unprecedented demand for smart city projects has created a stir across several industries and markets. The development of smart cities makes it easier to deploy automated technologies and digital sensors. As the majority of the regions in the developed countries run pilot projects for smart city development, the digital game of automobile manufacturers shall improve. The ecosystem required for running self-driving cars can be easily integrated within a smart city model. Therefore, smart city projects could act as the launchpad for accelerated growth across the global self-driving car market.

The automobile industry has been evaluating the safety dimensions of self-driving vehicles. Several regions have been successful in developing a comprehensive ecosystem that can facilitate the movement of self-driving cars. The presence of motion sensors and responsive nodes is crucial to safe functioning of automated vehicles. The automobile industry is required to come up with the latest set of recommendations to ensure the safe execution of a self-driving car. Furthermore, it is critical for municipal planning authorities to oversee the development and running of self-driving cars across cities. The successful development of protocols and subsidiary technologies to assist the safe running of self-driving cars shall drive market demand.

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Global Self-Driving Car Market: Growth Drivers

• The presence of a seamless industry for testing autonomous vans and trucks has generated confidence amongst end-users of self-driven vehicles.
• Digital traces, programmable nodes, and modularity used for developing self-driving cars have become more advanced.
• Several analysts argue that the integration of self-driving cars in the mainstream automobile sector would foster safety across roads.
• The industrial sector uses self-driving cars across manufacturing units to expedite the process of delivery and loading.

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Global Self-Driving Car: Key Companies

• Ford Motor Company
• Microsoft
• Honda Motor Co., Ltd
• Nissan Motor Company

Global Self-Driving Car Market: Segmentation

By Fuel

• ICE
• Hybrid
• Electric

By Level of Autonomy

• Level 4
• Level 5

By Hardware

• Ultrasonic Sensors
• LiDAR
• RADAR
• Cameras
• Vision Detectors
• GPS Receivers

By Usage

• Personal Service
• On-Demand Service

By Region

• North America
o US
o Canada
• Europe
o Germany
o France
o Italy
o Spain
o U.K.
o Rest of Europe
• Middle East and Africa
o GCC Countries
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East and Africa
• Asia Pacific
o China
o Japan
o India
o Australia and New Zealand
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• Latin America
o Brazil
o Mexico
o Rest of Latin America

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Emerging Country Singer/Songwriter Levi Blom Launches His New EP “Shiftin’ Gears”

Levi Blom has released his newest EP, Shiftin’ Gears, available through multiple retail outlets including the official Levi Blom website, www.leviblom.com and can be found on several online digital platforms such as iTunes and Spotify.

Levi Blom has released his newest EP, Shiftin’ Gears, available through multiple retail outlets including the official Levi Blom website, www.leviblom.com and can be found on several online digital platforms such as iTunes and Spotify.

Blom draws on his own life experiences and struggles for his songwriting, most acknowledged in the heartfelt song “Save Me.”

Blom draws on his own life experiences and struggles for his songwriting, most acknowledged in the heartfelt song “Save Me.”

Raw energy and slick production with a modern feel, Shiftin’ Gears portrays emotions of love as well as the trials of life that country fans across the world will surely find truly enjoyable.

Raw energy and slick production with a modern feel, Shiftin’ Gears portrays emotions of love as well as the trials of life that country fans across the world will surely find truly enjoyable.

Levi has a friendly, down-to-earth manner and understands how country music connects to the everyday struggles of hard-working individuals.

Levi has a friendly, down-to-earth manner and understands how country music connects to the everyday struggles of hard-working individuals.

Shiftin’ Gears is available through multiple retail outlets including the official Levi Blom website, www.leviblom.com.

Shiftin’ Gears is available through multiple retail outlets including the official Levi Blom website, www.leviblom.com.

From love and trials of life…to adrenaline, heart racing songs, this clean and crisp collection will have country fans craving more

These songs are all a piece of me, having been written about true events in my life. I wanted everything I put out there to be a true piece of me or a memory of something that had happened in my life.”

— Levi Blom

BUTTE, MONTANA, USA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Levi Blom, the talented and rising singer/songwriter from Butte, Montana, has released his newest EP, Shiftin’ Gears, a truly outstanding collection of songs which will leave listeners craving for more. Shiftin’ Gears is available through multiple retail outlets including the official Levi Blom website, www.leviblom.com, and can be found on several online digital platforms such as iTunes and Spotify.

Raw energy and slick production with a modern feel, Shiftin’ Gears portrays emotions of love as well as the trials of life that country fans across the world will surely find truly enjoyable.

Blom draws on his own life experiences and struggles for his songwriting, most acknowledged in the heartfelt song “Save Me.” From the opening guitar motif, the intimate acoustic arrangement of this gem highlights Levi’s emotional pleas throughout the lyrics, pulling on the heartstrings of every listener who has ever experienced deep and meaningful relational love.

The Shiftin’ Gears EP is comprised of six different and unique songs, the aforementioned “Save Me,” “How ‘Bout It?,” “Hope You’re Doin’ Well,” “Slyde,” “Wide Open,” and the title track, “Shiftin’ Gears”.

The track which resonates most for Levi is the powerful ballad “Hope You’re Doin’ Well”, dedicated to his best friend Wyatt who tragically passed away; it holds a special place in his heart as growing up with him and losing him at a young age left an ache in his heart.

When asked about what inspires his songwriting, Levi explains, “Right now, in my life, I am shiftin’ gears from being focused for so long on my hockey career to now focusing on my music career. These songs are all a piece of me, having been written about true events in my life. I wanted everything I put out there to be a true piece of me or a memory of something that had happened in my life.”

Levi has a friendly, down-to-earth manner and understands how country music connects to the everyday struggles of hard-working individuals. He knows how a good song could touch the lives of the people and speak to their hearts. The singer/songwriter is thankful for everything he experienced in his life – both the good and the bad. It has provided him a positive point of view on life and helped him form his music.

Produced by veteran studio helmsman Ric Cabot Podmore, Shiftin’ Gears features some of the most notable session players in the industry. Randy Chavez – Lead, Rhythm, and Acoustic Guitars; Russell Nelson – Lead, Rhythm, and Acoustic Guitars; Larry Antonio – Bass (whose credits include work with Air Supply, Pablo Cruise and a gold record awarded for his work on the Tom Hanks film "That Thing You Do!”); John ‘JR’ Robinson – Drums (whose vast resume includes work with Quincy Jones, David Foster, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, and numerous other award-winning artists); and Tom Capek – Keyboards. Nelson, along with Levi’s longtime friend, Ryan Vanderpan, received co-writing credits for their songwriting contributions.

Shiftin’ Gears is available through multiple retail outlets including the official Levi Blom website, www.leviblom.com. The EP can also be found for sale through several online digital platforms such as iTunes and Spotify. The music video of the record’s first two singles, “Save Me” and “How ‘Bout It?” are now viewable on YouTube.

To learn more about Levi Blom, visit his official website at www.leviblom.com. Follow him on his official social network accounts, at Facebook @leviblommusic, Twitter and Instagram @leviblom_music, and LinkedIn @leviblom.

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√K Contemporary Presents Kiyoshi Hamada's Third Major Solo Exhibition "Strata of Memory -Light and Shadow-"

Featured Work from Kiyoshi Hamada’s New Series, “2-2-17”

Venue: √K Contemporary (Root K Contemporary, 6 Minamicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Dates: Sept 19 (Sat) – Oct 24 (Sat), 2020

Perpetual movement, to never be in one place.
To feel a memory that has passed, now, before your very eyes.
Now is when one is in a position to finally witness the freedom of their force (movement).”

— Kiyoshi Hamada

TOKYO, SHINJUKU-KU, JAPAN, August 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — √K Contemporary ("Root K Contemporary", Tokyo) is proud to present Kiyoshi Hamada's 3rd major solo exhibition, "Strata of Memory -Light and Shadow-" from Sept 19 (Sat) to Oct 24 (Sat), 2020.

Following his solo exhibitions at Kashima Arts (Tokyo, 2016) and Nerima Art Museum (Tokyo, 2015), Kiyoshi Hamada has since participated in international art fairs, receiving much global acclaim. This exhibition will present approximately 30 works, with a diverse selection of large to small scaled works, from the 1980's to the present.

【Exhibition Highlights】
While he has past 80 years in age, Hamada has never ceased his artistic endeavors.
This exhibition will follow his path and present approximately 30 works from the 1980’s to his most recent, newest 2020 series.

・Drawing Re-Examined
While Hamada began his career as a highly acclaimed woodblock print artist, he began to search for new forms of artistic expressions in the 1980s. Introducing his newfound aesthetic, Hamada’s Drawing series consisted of works on paper, that contained overlapping, single pencil lines that amassed into a completely black surface. Created through a set of repetitive movements, the “surface” of each work emerges with the illuminating glow of graphite.

・Light and Darkness in a Monochrome World
A new series of semi-sculptural works will be unveiled at this exhibition. Stepping away from two-dimensional modes of production, these works reflect the artist’s continuous endeavor to address and express where he is “now”. A work of light and shadow, these works reflect visceral, primordial notions of the self.
One of the key works from the exhibition, “2-2-17” (2020), consists of 6 panels that is, altogether, 3m in width. An entirely black surface of overlapping woodblocks, the formal texture of the work changes the experience of the work completely from the angle of sight. These pure expressions of light and shadow reflect the sensitivity Hamada developed over 80 years of age.

Event Highlights:

【Artist Talk: Kiyoshi Hamada, Yuji Akimoto and Ren Fukuzumi】
This special event will feature the artist, Kiyoshi Hamada, and guest speakers, Yuji Akimoto (Director of The University Art Museum – Tokyo University of the Arts, and Director of the Nerima Art Museum) and Ren Fukuzumi (Art Critic).
Date & Times: September 22, from 3pm JST.
**Please note, the session will be in Japanese. Event highlights with English subtitles will be published thereafter.
Stay updated on the √K Contemporary website, Facebook (@rootkcontemporary), Instagram or Twitter (both @rk_contemporary).

【“Strata of Memory -Light and Shadow-” Exhibition Catalog】
English and Japanese catalogs of exhibited works and an accompanying essay will be available for purchase.

Both, a record and an ode to Hamada’s oeuvre, these catalogs illustrate the history of the artist’s work and development, from the 1980’s to the present alongside writings by the art critic, Ren Fukuzumi.

【About the Artist, Kiyoshi Hamada】
Born in 1937, Kochi, Japan.
Graduates from Tama Art University in 1961.

Following art school graduation, Hamada became acquainted with the great avant-garde artists of post-war Japan, such as Yoshishige Saito, and began developing unique abstract forms of aesthetic expressions. He was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Modern Woodblock Prints Competition of 1977 and, while amassing much acclaim, has been active in various domestic and international exhibitions. In 2015, his solo exhibition, “The Legacy of Kiyoshi Hamada – Paintings of Layering and Erasing“, was held at the Nerima Art Museum and his works, in their quiet, but ever-developing aesthetic and production.

Public Collections: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Kraków Museum of Art, Artizon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Nerima Museum of Art, Tokyo, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, and more.

【About √K Contemporary】
√K Contemporary (Root K Contemporary) is an art gallery that exhibits post-war to present-day artists that opened in March 2020. As the sister gallery to Kashima Arts, √K Contemporary gallery was established with the aim to create a place where one can experience art at its fullest and seeks to represent the next generation of vanguard artists.

For the past decade, the advancement of the Japanese art market has been the core ambition of √K Contemporary founders. As respected Japanese calligraphy and antique painting specialists, they have contributed to various projects and exhibitions and continue to actively address the various gaps in the Japanese art market.

With this, √K Contemporary was designed to exhibit works in a spacious setting with minimalistic interiors, designed with the intention of liberating general, social and temporal associations. A gallery dedicated to the shared experience of art, √K Contemporary hosts a range of events, as well as exhibitions by modern to contemporary artists from Japan and abroad. The gallery space of √K Contemporary spans form the 1st to the 2nd floor, with roughly 300sqm of space in between and, located in the heart of Tokyo, is one of the largest galleries in the city.

【Event Summary】
Kiyoshi Hamada, "Strata of Memory – Light and Shadow –" (Japanese: "Kioku no Chiso -Hikari to Kage-")
Works: Approx 30pcs, from the Drawing series of the 1980s to the present.
Preview: Sept 18 (Fri) 3pm to 7pm
Dates: Sept 19 (Sat) – Oct 24 (Sat), 2020
Open 11am to 7pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Open every day during Silver Week (Sept 19 – Sept 22)
Venue: √K Contemporary (6 Minamicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Tel: +81 (0)3-6280-8808
Email: info@root-k.jp
URL: http://www.root-k.jp

Exhibition URL: https://root-k.jp/exhibitions/strata_of_memory_hamada_kiyoshi/
*Depending on the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, event details are subject to change. We hope for your understanding and ask for your cooperation.
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Past Exhibition: Kiyoshi Hamada, “Zero no Inori”


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The Grand Relationship Between a Rustic Mountain Village and Southern Italy

The Italian edition of a new book about Montenero Val Cocchiara and southern Italy

Cover of the newly translated Italian edition of Mundunur.

Pig slaughter in Montenero Val Cocchiara in Italy's Molise region.

Pig slaughter according to ancient traditions in the high mountains of Molise.

The marshland of Montenero Val Cocchiara and the Zittola River.

A group from Ranch Briona rents horses to explore the valley below Mundunur village.

A medieval mountain village in Italy's Molise region 80 miles east of Rome

An evocative, informatve and engaging study. . . . A fascinating window into patterns of rural and local life, always keeping in mind their human elements.”

— Dr. Tommaso Astarita – University of Georgetown

SANTA FE, NM, USA, August 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With hundreds of villages dotting the southern Italian landscape, it is no surprise that Mundunur has recently been translated from English. Just published by the Gruppo Albatros Il Filo in Rome, the Italian edition brings the book’s unique perspective on the significance of a mountain village and its interrelation with southern Italy. The English edition was published only months ago by Via Media Publishing.

The author’s grandparents were born in Montenero Val Cocchiara (Mundunur) and emigrated to the USA. Readers may find the chapter on the life of Italian immigrants in the author’s hometown (Erie, PA) of particular interest. However, the main substance of the book follows an investigative way of finding out when and how Montenero was founded and has developed over the centuries. The unique investigative approach that the author takes in presenting the place of the village in history can serve as a model for discovering the evolution of other villages in the South. The writing finesse makes reading engaging and insightful.

The way of life in each village depends on its geographical location and general climate. One chapter is dedicated exclusively to the land, flora and fauna of the area. Then there is the question of when the village was formed. The first hominids of the peninsula made traces in Isernia La Pineta over 800,000 years ago, not far from Mundunur. Subsequently, the Samnite tribes and the Romans left their mark on the area. However, the earliest written reference to the village itself is recorded in the Chronicon Volturnensis of 1130 CE.

In the following centuries, invasions from the north and south played heavily on Mundunur. Official censuses carried out in 1447, 1753 and 1865 provide fascinating details about Mundunur and the lives of the dukes and servants who reside there. Eventually the southern regions ended up being subject to the forced unification of Italy. While the southerners lived on a mere subsistence level, they soon also faced two world wars. Political changes lead to rebellions and arrests in Mundunur and throughout the south. One of the solutions to the existing problems – strongly supported by the government – was emigration.

This book fills a void in local historiography for the Molise region and offers insights into the history and evolution of hundreds of small towns across the south. The history of the village can also serve as an allegory for any place in the world where the forces of history and culture forge people’s character.

Details (English edition): www.viamediapublishing.com and (Italian edition) www.mundunur.net

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Mundunur: Un paese di montagna sotto l’incantesimo del Sud Italia


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Traffic Stop Leads Man to Isolation, then Transformation

by Prophet W.R. Downs

by Prophet W.R. Downs

by Fran Briggs

W.R. Downs is destined to assist people to combat challenges on every front. Trust God in the Process” is a revelatory book and tool.”

— Fran Briggs

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA, August 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A traffic stop led to a 21-year prison sentence. Vivid dreams and visions, a willingness to transform, and trusting God are the themes that inspired Prophet W. R. Downs to write the book that followed that life-altering event. "Trust God in the Process” is now available in paperback and in Kindle format at Amazon.

Downs' book tells the story of his transformation while incarcerated. The author draws heavily from his personal experiences and says his book is based on a plan to look to God in every situation. The author describes the publication as a blueprint for inspiration, meditation and transformation.

"W.R. Downs is destined to assist people to combat challenges on every front," stated Fran Briggs, Publicist to Prophet W.R. Downs. "Trust God in the Process” is an insightful and revelatory book and tool."

After years of filing motions with the courts while in federal prison, W. R. Downs suddenly realized that he was going around the same circle trying to find a way.

"One day I said, 'Lord, if you have a way for me to get out, show me,' " the author explained. "During the eighth year of serving my sentence, God told me the only way out was through him."

The Florida resident says that his encounters with God were through vivid dreams and visions. "The more that I read the bible, the more he ministered to me through the bible."

In 2016, President Barack Obama ordered that Downs be pardoned after serving 17 1⁄2 years of his 21-year sentence. He hopes his book highlights a path so the reader can bridge the gaps, fill the voids and connect with the vision God has for their life.

Book Description

Paperback : 68 pages
ISBN-10 : 1686822545
ISBN-13 : 978-1686822544
Product Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.17 x 8 inches
Item Weight : 3.2 ounces
Publisher : Independently published (August 16, 2019)
Language: : English

ABOUT PROPHET W.R. DOWNS

Prophet W.R. Downs was born on October 7, 1969, in Nuremberg, Germany, and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is Head Chaplin over the correction division at Christ House International Inc., a non-profit ministry that assists people from all different walks of life. His desire is to minister to God’s people through prophecy and truth teaching. After being released from prison, he married Talawnda Downs whom he has known since 1987. He is the father of six adult children including two that he inherited through marriage. Prophet W.R. Downs currently makes his home in Apollo Beach, Florida. Prophet W.R. Downs can be contacted by calling (813) 426-0966 For additional information including speaking engagements, please call the author’s management team at 813-944-9298, and visit https://www.amazon.com/dp/1686822545

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