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contemporary art / history of art

ArtworkS of the month – the first six of 2020

Like every year, the month of July is dedicated to the first six artworks of the month of the running year, to thank all artists for their support. Until now, we had oeuvres starting from classic panel painting over photography to photo collage and a video. Moreover, there was a glass-sculpture and an installation.  … (read more)

Galleries reopened: Meeting with good old friends

Since the 18 May 2020, the Italian galleries are allowed to reopen after the shutdown due to the corona-crisis. However, people can be received only upon appointment and have to wear a facemask. Opening receptions are still not allowed. Additionally, the international transport of artworks is still difficult. Despite these difficulties, the galleries continue to… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / June 2020

Self-portrait with my mother Anna di Prospero 2011 Digital photography, inkjet print on Canson Infinity paper 100 cm x 67 cm Edition of 6 + 2 P.A. The photo “Self-portrait with my mother” by Anna di Prospero shows two women through a window. One woman – in a black and white bouclé blazer – stands… (read more)

Interview: Thomas Neumann – Exact Confidence Limits

Thomas Neumann’s exhibition “Exact Confidence Limits. Photography since 1994” at the Weltkunstzimmer in Düsseldorf recently closed. For those, who missed the show, there are eight video tours through the exhibition online (in German). Additionally, Hatje Cantz Publishers released a deepening book with the same name on the exhibition. It displays most of the works and… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / May 2020

Au Coucher du soleil – At Sunset (short version) Patricia Jacomella Bonola 2018 Video (Single-channel digital, colour, sound) 10’ 07’’ Courtesy of the artist   Patricia Jacomella Bonola’s video “Au Coucher du soleil” (At Sunset) is the time lapse version of a film with the same name, with a duration of 1 hour, 9 minutes… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / April 2020

Imago Pietatis, Serie 1 Elena Franco 2019 4 digital prints on Fedrigoni XPER paper, 220 gr 40 cm x 60 cm each, framed Edition of 7 + 1 PDA The series 1 of Elena Franco’s project on the Imago Pietatis (Christ of Pity) consists of four posters. They are showing painted book edges of volumes… (read more)

Thyra Schmidt: Über Diebe und die Liebe. On Thieves and Love.

Already in 2013, Thyra Schmidt created a series of 12 text-posters with the title “Staccato” for the Kunstverein Paderborn. They were presented in the public space on four advertising columns. Subsequently, the artist reedited the same script on 22 typographic sheets. Supplemented by the video “Ouro Preto” (11:28 min), these posters formed the solo exhibition… (read more)

Stay connected – a virtual journey to art

The Corona-crisis has changed our lives a lot. Many countries have limited public activities; several are almost totally shut-down. Schools, universities and shops are closed. This stop of public life, also affects cultural institutions like museums, art spaces and galleries. Many cultural operators defy this standstill and take it as a challenge to enhance their… (read more)

Artwork of the month / March 2020

  Love Silvia Levenson   2019 Kiln formed glass 11 cm x 11 cm x 22 cm Edition of 20 pieces   Silvia Levenson’s glass sculpture “Love” is a soft pink hand grenade positioned on a round cake plate with pedestal. A transparent glass dome encloses it. On the shell, the word “Love” is written…. (read more)

The SetUp is still there, but in a new guise

Sono ancora qua. SetUp to be continued Autostazione Piazza XX Settembre 6, Bologna 24 – 26 January 2020 Last autumn Alice Zannoni, co-founder of the SetUp Contemporary Art Fair, announced that there would be no event with this name in 2020. Born in 2013, the alternative trade show for emerging artists and galleries was situated… (read more)