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Artificialis

contemporary art / history of art

XI. Florence Biennale 2017

“eARTh: creativity and sustainability” was the theme of this year’s Florence Biennale. It took place from October 6th to 15th and was located in the Padiglione Spadoli in the Fortezza da Basso (part of the Firenzefiera). There were 462 artists, coming from 72 countries. The 20-year-old institution sees herself as an independent platform of the… (read more)

Artwork of the month / October 2017

Thyra Schmidt: Zwei Freunde verlassen den Raum und gehen in getrennte Richtungen Two friends leave the room and walk in different directions 두 친구가 그 방을 떠난다. 그리고 다른 길로 걸어간다 (translated into Korean by Kyung-Ah Cho) 120 cm x 1150 cm 2017 Textile banner     “Two friends leave the room and walk in… (read more)

The autumn season 2017 has started in eight Bolognese galleries

Inaugurated during the last two weeks, there are eight new exhibitions on view. They differ in the subject as well as in the presented techniques like painting, video and installation. Despite the variety, journeys in unknown worlds, sound and erotic are recurring elements.   Matteo Tenardi – Luoghi Instabili* * La deriva delle cose e… (read more)

Exhibition: From the Cavern to the Moon

8 April 2017 – 28 January 2018 Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci Viale della Repubblica, 277, Prato, Italy http://centropecci.it   With the exhibition “From the Cavern to the Moon” the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci and the curator Stefano Pezzato invite the visitor to make a journey through the collection purchased since 1988… (read more)

Artwork of the month / September 2017

Orchidées sur fond Bleu (Orchids on blue background) Monique Thibaudin 2,33 m x 1,33 m 2017 Acrylic and graphite pencil on awning fabric The picture “Orchids on blue background” by Monique Thibaudin is a mixture of printing, painting and drawing, accompanied by letters on an unusual canvas: awning fabric. Mostly central on the blue ground… (read more)

Artwork of the month / July 2017

Kompliment (Compliment) Kirsten Klöckner 11 cm x 15 cm 1999 Mirror, engraved Edition: unlimited, numbered, signed If our last artwork of the month by Lourdes de la Riva was ephemeral, the artwork of this month is all but volatile. Nevertheless, it isn’t locatable at a certain place, due to its conception as multiple. Kirsten Klöckner… (read more)

The Venice Biennale 2017: three national participations considering space

13 May – 26 November 2017 In our first article, we focussed on the structure of the main exhibition “VIVA ARTE VIVA” of the 57. Biennale di Venezia. Now we like to present three of the 86 National Participations that refer in one or the other way to space.   British Pavilion Phyllida Barlow: folly… (read more)

L’orMa: Alla ricerca della sorprendente bellezza – At the research of the surprising beauty

L’orMa (in civil life Lorenzo Mariani), is a young emerging Italian artist, living and working in Milan. In January 2016 he won the Premio Gruppo Euromobil – Under 30 at the Bolognese art fair ARTE FIERA. Later in the year, the Arteam Cup, honoured him in the category “Over 30”. Part of this prize was an… (read more)

The Palazzo Pallavicini in Bologna – a hidden gem opens to the public

From the outside, the Palazzo Pallavicini is rather inconspicuous: bricks and arcades are no rarity in Bologna. Only the size and the prominent balcony are giving a hint that the building might have some importance. Many Bolognese people and visitors might have passed thoughtless. They will be surprised to learn about the inside and the… (read more)

Artwork of the month / June 2017

Busca una pista, inventa la historia (Search a track, invent history) Lourdes de la Riva 3,50 m x 4,70 m 2016 Remains of small sections of paper books perforated by the moths and attached to the wall The mural collage “Busca una pista, inventa la historia” (Search a track, invent history) from 2016 by Lourdes… (read more)