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Artificialis

contemporary art / history of art

It’s BOOMing! The first Edition of the Bolognese Contemporary Art Show 2020

BOOMing Contemporary Art Show DumBo, ex scalo ferroviario del Ravone Via Casarini 19, Bologna https://boomcontemporaryart.com 23 – 26 January 2020   During four days, the first edition of BOOMing took place in the DumBo, the district of a former cargo railway station close to the central station. Artistically directed by Simone Gavoldi, the art fair… (read more)

Bologna Art City 2020 – Glances on Realities

For the second part of our Art City tour throughout Bologna, we concentrate on the western area of the city centre. Some exhibitions glance at our present, others are going back in history, partly back into archaic times. There are excursions into dream worlds, human or android; forms or colours are featured and our perception… (read more)

Artwork of the month / February 2020

Rimediazioni Analogiche (Analogue Remediation) Donatella Lombardo   2015 Installation, mixed media 145 cm x 90 cm x 40 cm (support included)   Donatella Lombardo’s installation “Rimediazioni Analogiche (Analogue Remediation)” is a red merchantable typewriter, type Olivetti Valentine with a long white panel of cloth coming out of the platen-roller. Digitally printed on the cloth are… (read more)

Bologna ART CITY 2020 – part one

Last week, we made some proposals for exhibitions to see during the ART CITY in Bologna, Italy. Now, after the White Night we visited several more venues. Most of them are still open for some time. It is a diverse programme of smaller or bigger shows, where every art lover will find his/her pleasure. For… (read more)

Arte Fiera 2020: Painting, Photography and more …

The 44th edition of the Bolognese art fair ARTE FIERA just closed. Time to reflect on this traditional trade show in the heart of the region Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Simone Menegoi, the artistic director for the second time, gathered 155 galleries, thereof 108 in the main section and 47 in the three sections with a special… (read more)

Bologna ART CITY 2020 – 13 Proposals

In these days, the Bolognese art week started. Besides the traditional Arte Fiera, Italy’s oldest enduring art fair, there are many collateral events throughout the city and around. This year’s program of the ART CITY is once more larger than in the preceding years. There are 22 main projects and a special one, coordinated by… (read more)

Artwork of the month / January 2020

Buzz Kelly Reemtsen 2017 Oil on panel 111,76 cm x 111,76 cm The painting “Buzz” by Kelly Reemtsen, shows a woman in a delicate dusky pink summer dress in front of a white background. She is holding a chainsaw in her left hand. Besides the unusual combination of a fine feminine outfit and brachial tool,… (read more)

2019 revisited

  Another year passed by and we would like to glance to what happened in the last months. We visited numerous exhibitions in Bologna and beyond, starting with the Bolognese Art Week, two Milanese art fairs and the Venice Biennale. Later we reported on exhibitions in Bologna, Florence, Bremen, Ferrara and San Gimignano. Moreover, we… (read more)

Artwork of the month / December 2019

Utopia XXII Inna Artemova 2019 Oil on canvas 170 cm x 240 cm The oil painting “Utopia XXII” by Inna Artemova is part of her series “Future Structures”, where she reflects on prospective living and working environments, which might be united in one single space. “Utopia XXII” shows two sets of freely floating square-shaped boxes… (read more)

Artwork of the month / November 2019

Urban Platform burned Valeria Vaccaro 2018 White Carrara marble, ink 80 cm x 60 cm x 15 cm   “Urban Platform burned” by Valeria Vaccaro is seemingly a ready-made: a used and singed EUR-pallet, which has even the trademark of the European Pallet Association (EPAL). Nevertheless, the size is different. The standardised tool for goods… (read more)