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Artificialis

contemporary art / history of art

Artwork of the month / December 2018

Garage Still #10/2014 Jacquie Maria Wessels 2014 Analogue C-print Edition of 6, 120 cm x 120 cm Edition of 10, 70 cm x 70 cm The photography “Garage Still #10/2014” by Jacquie Maria Wessels shows a table with an open red box on it. There are objects – more or less identifiable – in front… (read more)

Greta Schödl: All my experience enters into my work

  Even at the age of 89 years, Greta Schödl still continues to create. Her range of techniques is very large; however, scripture and gold are particularly prominent in her work. We met in her apartment in Bologna, where we spoke about her background, artistic career and oeuvre.   Astrid Gallinat: Your father was veterinarian… (read more)

Artwork of the month / November 2018

Il Primo Universo (The First Universe) Greta Schödl 1980 Oil and gold leaf on French canvas Signed on the verso 216 cm x 160 cm   The painting “Il Primo Universo” (The First Universe) by Greta Schödl shows an asymmetrical accumulation of golden dots and lines on a blue irregular ground. Slightly right from the… (read more)

Eldorato: the next steps

In June 2018, Giovanni de Gara started his project “Eldorato”, for which he covers church doors with golden thermal blankets all over Italy. The objective of the project is, to encourage a deep reflexion about the subject of welcome towards every individual person, without distinction of race, gender, faith, to give a sign of warmth… (read more)

Artwork of the month / October 2018

Nella clandestinità (Living clandestine) Agnese Purgatorio Courtesy Podbielki Contemporary Milano 2013 Digital collage Ink-jet on Canson Infinity Baryta, di-bond, framed Edition 5 + 2AP 90 cm x 120 cm   The digital collage “Nella clandestinità” (Living clandestine) from 2013 by Agnese Purgatorio shows people standing on a map of Italy. This map seems to be… (read more)

Autumn Exhibitions in Bologna: From white to colourful

The current exhibitions for the season start are naturally various: by age and origin of the artists, techniques and intensions and depending on the type of gallery. Nevertheless, there are some formal or thematic links between some shows. At the end of this article, you’ll find a list of several Bolognese exhibitions, a lot with… (read more)

ELDORATO: In search of the Golden Land – Interview with Giovanni de Gara

On 27 June 2018, the Italian artist Giovanni de Gara had done his first installation of his series “Eldorato” at the Florentine church of San Miniato Al Monte. He covered the church portals with golden thermal blankets. The installation itself is very poetically. Nevertheless, it was discussed controversially. In an interview, Giovanni explains the background… (read more)

Artwork of the month / September 2018

Dancing Wave Patricia Lascabannes   2014 15 prints on Alu Dibond, direct print: 4 prints 150 cm x 70 cm 5 prints 100 cm x 50 cm 6 prints 75 cm x 30 cm   “Dancing Wave” from the series “Eaux – Mer” (Water – Sea) is a photo by Patricia Lascabannes, which shows a… (read more)

Exhibition: That’s IT!

On the newest generation of artists in Italy and one meter and eighty from the border. MAMbo (Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna) Sala delle Ciminiere Via Don Minzoni 14 Bologna www.mambo-bologna.org 22 June – 11 November 2018   On 21 June, the MAMbo opened this year’s summer exhibition “That’s IT!”. The show is the first… (read more)

ArtworkS of the month – the first six of 2018

  Before the summer break, we would like to remind you our first six artworks by seven artists of this year:   Joana Choumali from the Ivory Coast pointed with the diptych Ouagadougou/New York from her series “Translation” to the effects of migration in both: the arrival countries and the countries of origin.    … (read more)