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Capelin

 

(Mallotus villosus), a marine fish of the family Osmeridae. Body length, up to 22 cm; weight, up to 17 g. It inhabits the northern Atlantic Ocean and the Barents, White, and Kara seas. Its subspecies, the Pacific capelin Mallotus v. socialis, is found off Canada and in the Japan, Okhotsk, Bering, Chukchi, and Laptev seas. Capelins are pelagic fish, which move in shoals and feed on planktonic crustaceans. They reach sexual maturity in the second or third year. The female deposits from 6,000 to 40,000 eggs, which are benthic. Spawning occurs on sandy shores or on sandbars. Capelins are commercially valuable.

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Mots cles: Arctique, Alaska, mer de Beaufort, poissons cotiers epipelagiques, rapports poisson-habitat, morue polaire, capelan, cisco arctique
Only You is a collection by Capelan, 56, from Uruguay, which he claims explores issues of identity through, among other things, the use of nails, wine and fizzy drinks.
On leaving the exhibition we met another art expert, Wendy Brookbanks, 26, of Northumberland, who is doing a PGCE in art and design and had positive feelings towards Capelan's ideas.
The exhibition opens at the same time as the Onlyyou exhibition by artist Carlos Capelan.
Capelan allows a small number of figurative elements to be visible in his work (the head, the face, the torso, the sleeping form, and the heart), which he groups into different constellations to generate new interpretations and associations.
He decided to donate his collection to Capelan. But his gesture has been politely declined by Capelan, who says that he only uses his own.
However, his ambitious plans to carve himself a new career in the art world seem doomed to failure as Capelan has politely declined to take advantage of his offer.
Capelan's Only You exhibition has already proved popular in other countries across the world where it has previously gone on show.
Well, I thought I had pretty much `seen it all', until I saw the article in the Chronicle, showing the latest `art' to be displayed in the Baltic's latest exhibition, namely Carlos Capelan's toe-nail clippings.
Artist Carlos Capelan uses unconventional materials from nail clippings through to wine and fizzy drinks to explore issues of identity as part of his Only You collection.
Capelan's toe nail clipping exhibitions have previously been shown around the world.
Uruguayan artist Carlos Capelan's nail clippings feature in his Only You collection.