Art Should Be Everywhere seems to be the credo from folks behind Daylighted. By using new technology, Daylighted transforms places such as hotels and restaurants into digital art galleries and offer them an opportunity to easily display and sell an exclusive collection of art from worldwide and local artists. There’s also my little spot on Daylihgted set aside for yours truly: … explore/artist/brut

Stories of Music Wins Two Awards

Stories of Music, a book featuring the accordionist has won the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Anthology category. The book has been selected as the Third Place Grand Prize Winner for nonfiction books in 2016. Their formal announcement will go out on April 30th, and Holly E. Tripp, the editor will be accepting these honors at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards ceremony in Chicago on May 11th, during BookExpo America, where she will be heavily promoting the book.

Artwork Sold at Postcards from the Edge

Dear Brut,

Thank you for participating in the 18th annual Postcards from the Edge benefit for Visual AIDS, held January 29-31, 2016 at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Your donation helped make the show and sale incredibly successful! To date, the benefit raised over $113,000, all to support the mission of Visual AIDS: utilizing art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy — because AIDS IS NOT OVER!

The benefit included the display of every artwork submitted. 1,504 postcard-sized works by artists from all around the world were viewed by over 1,000 people.

We appreciate your ongoing support. Artists’ generosity has always enabled Visual AIDS to work between contemporary art and AIDS advocacy. With your help, this season we will provide more Material Grants to HIV-positive artists, expand our online Artist Registry, distribute new artist-designed AIDS Awareness editions, and produce more AIDS-focused exhibitions, events, and publications. If you can help Visual AIDS by making an additional contribution, please visit: you once again.

All the best,

Esther McGowan
Associate Director

Postcards from the Edge

January 29-31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co
530 West 22nd Street, New York, NY, 10011

Since 1998, Visual AIDS has produced the annual Postcards From The Edge exhibition and benefit sale of original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists.

Known within the art world as the most exciting and affordable way to add to a collection, Postcards From the Edge offers a unique opportunity for buyers to acquire original, postcard-sized artwork for ONLY $85 EACH (less than a round of cocktails – give or take a Martini). Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, each piece is exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased. With the playing field levelled, all participants can take home a piece by a famous artist, or one who’s just making their début in the art world. Nonetheless, collectors walk away with something beautiful, a piece of art they love!

Featured in the Exposure Awards Competition Gallery

our distant relative contemplating the state of human affairs

Hi Brut – Congratulations! One of the photos you entered has been selected by our editors to be featured in the Exposure Awards Competition Gallery. This is a curated group of photos selected by our editors to showcase inspiring work from photographers, so this is great news! So far, over 300,000 people have seen this work, it’s great exposure for you. Here’s the photo we selected:


Dream Cities Calendar

Now you can treat yourself with a  Dream Cities Calendar in three different versions: English (UK), German (Austrian) and German (Germany).

See them at Calvendo calendars.

Dream Cities Calendar

It is the word “fucked” that is the problem

Hello Brut

We thank you for entering our competition. Unfortunately one of your image titles, “so you really fucked up big time!?”, is unacceptable. We would be pleased therefore if you could either provide us with a more suitable title for the image, or resubmit your entry with a different image. It is the word “fucked” that is the problem. Additionally the word realy in the title should be spelled really.

Best regards

our distant relative contemplating the state of human affairs

End Of The Year Sale

End Of The Year Sale offers 25% off on ARTFINDER.


CALL & RESPONSE vernisage, foto David Kranzelbinder

„Call and Response“ ist ein Begriff aus der Musik und bezeichnet das abwechselnd aufeinander reagierende Zusammenspiel zweier oder mehrerer Musiker/innen. Die zwei steirischen bildenden Künstler Walter Köstenbauer und Klaus Gmoser übernahmen diesen Begriff für ihr Ausstellungskonzept, luden Klementina Golija und Brut Carniollus aus Slowenien dazu ein („Call“) und reagierten in ihren Arbeitsweisen auf deren
Werke. Gmosers „Response“ bezieht sich auf die Mixed-Media-Bilder von Golija und besteht aus reduzierten, auf die Graphik konzentrierten Arbeiten. Köstenbauer greift ebenso wie Carniollus auf photographisches Material zurück, bedient sich aber nicht wie sein slowenischer Kollege der
Photoshop-Technik, sondern arbeitet direkt und händisch auf originalen Dias.

Brut Carniollus (SLO)
Klaus Gmoser (AT)
Klementina Golija (SLO)
Walter Köstenbauer (AT)

Einführende Worte / uvodne besede
Melita Ažman
Musikalische Umrahmung / Glasbeni okvir
Franz Schmuck
Percussion, Gesang, Didgeridoo-Variationen /
tolkala, petje, didžeridu variacije
Regionales Buffet /
Bife z regionalnimi specialitetami
Elisabeth Messner
Gemeindebäuerin der Gemeinde Laafeld/
Občinska kmetovalka občine Laafeld
Dauer der Ausstellung / trajanje razstave
28.11.2015 – 27.02.2016
Pavelhaus | Pavlova hiša | Pavel house
Laafeld/Potrna 30
8490 Radkersburg – Umgebung