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contemporary art / history of art

57. Biennale di Venezia: “VIVA ARTE VIVA”

13 May – 26 November 2017 On Saturday the 13th of May the 57th Biennale of Venice opened. The artistic director Christine Macel united 120 artists from 51 countries for the main exhibition under the title “VIVA ARTE VIVA” subdivided in nine sections. Moreover, there are 86 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the… (read more)

Art Cologne 2017: 50 years art fair in the Rhineland

26 – 29 April 2017   Founded in 1967 by two Cologne based gallerists Hein Stünke and Rudolf Zwirner, the Art Cologne is considered as the world’s oldest still existing art fair. Despite its changeful history regarding the name and the location, the Art Cologne celebrated this year its 50th birthday. Originally called “Kölner Kunstmarkt”… (read more)

Artwork of the month / May 2017

Coups de Mains (Helping Hands) Margaret Michel 100 cm x 50 cm x 40 cm 2006 Non rip nylon, aluminium, wire, fish wire   The “Coups de Mains” (Helping Hands) by Margaret Michel are a monumental sculpture with an ephemeral character, since they are conceived to be presented outside, but not as a long-term installation…. (read more)

Paolo Ghilardi, Marcello Morandini, Alberto Zilocchi: Three artists from the international workgroup for constructive art

In its last year’s spring exhibition the gallery Spazio Testoni in Bologna presented the works of the Italian neo-constructivist Alberto Zilocchi (1931-1991). It was his first post mortem solo show. This year the gallery rediscovered a companion of Zilocchi, Paolo Ghilardi (1930-2014). However, if that would not be enough, Paola Veronese from Spazio Testoni and… (read more)

miart 2017: an encounter between the generations

The 22nd miart (Milanese Art Fair) took place from 31 March to 2 April. During these days 45.000 people visited the 174 booths of Italian and international galleries. To underline its anchoring between modern and contemporary art, there were different sections focussing more on the one or the other period.   Nevertheless, the section “Generations”… (read more)

Artwork of the month / April 2017

Acrylique bleu émeraude (Emerald blue acrylic) Gloria Li Mir 80 cm x 80 cm 1986 Acrylic on strengthened and worked canvas   The square-shaped painting “Acrylique bleu émeraude” (Emerald blue acrylic) from 1986 by Gloria Li Mir, is relief with a quadratic elevation in the centre and several round to oval bulges in the lower… (read more)

SetUp Contemporary Art Fair 2017

27-29 January 2017 Autostazione di Bologna, Italy Piazza XX Settembre, 6 http://www.setupcontemporaryart.com/2017/ Theme: Equilibrio (Balance) The theme of this year’s SetUp Contemporary Art Fair was “Equilibrio” (Balance). Inspired to that issue were the two founders of SetUp – Simona Gavioli (President) and Alice Zannoni (Director) – by a quote of Søren Kierkegaard: “Osare è perdere… (read more)

Arte Fiera 2017 – part 2: Special attention to 17 booths

The facts: 41. Edition: 27 – 30 January 2017 – 178 Exhibitors – 153 Galleries – 48.000 visitors … read more   In the first part of our Arte Fiera review, we described basic conditions of this year’s art fair in Bologna. With regard to the curatorship, we will present in the following some stands,… (read more)

Arte Fiera 2017 – part 1: The oldest Italian art show in a new guise

41. Edition: 27 – 30 January 2017 The facts: – 178 Exhibitors – 153 Galleries – 48.000 visitors … read more   The Bolognese art fair Arte Fiera 2017 presented itself in a new guise. Founded in 1974, with the 41st edition it is still the oldest enduring Italian art tradeshow. This year it got… (read more)

Arte Fiera 2017: The Facts

41. Edition: 27 – 30 January 2017 – 178 Exhibitors – 153 Galleries – 48.000 visitors Artistic direction: Angela Vettese   Selection committee: Gallery owners and managers: Laura Trisorio, Studio Trisorio, Naples Marco Niccoli, Galleria Niccoli, Parma Massimo Di Carlo, Galleria dello Scudo, Verona Alessandra Bonomo, Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome Art historians: Roberto Pinto (Professor… (read more)