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Artificialis

contemporary art / history of art

Artwork of the Month / May 2021

The Pillars of the Earth Virginia Zanetti 2021 print on Canson Baryta 100 cm x 150 cm Edition of 5 + 1 print in 180 cm x 270 cm Virginia Zanetti’s photo “The Pillars of the Earth” is part of an ongoing series with the same name, started in 2016 in India. As in other… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / April 2021

Anti-Buste en voyage dans le Sud, pas plus de 1 km (Anti-Bust travelling in the South, not more than 1 km) Monique Thibaudin 2020 Two mannequin legs, shoes, shopping bag Ephemeral installation Ca. 150 cm height   Monique Thibaudin’s sculpture “Anti-Bust travelling in the South, not more than 1 km” consists of two mannequin legs,… (read more)

Märztage (March days) – A Fukushima Memorial as Video-Performance

11 – 24 March 2021 (still available) www.maerztage2011.org On 11th March 2011, a triple catastrophe stroke Japan: First, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan had shaken the region of Tōhoku, followed by a terrible tsunami. The huge waves met the six reactors of the nuclear power plant of Fukushima. Subsequently nuclear meltdown took… (read more)

Artwork of the month / March 2021

Satyr (No. 3) Véronique Champollion 2021 Collagraphy on Velin d’Arches paper 170 cm x 100 cm Edition of 5 (all unique pieces) Véronique Champollion’s collagraphy shows a laterally squatting satyr. Acanthus tendrils surround him. In his right hand, the mythological figure holds a bunch of grapes, in his right leading to the mouth a single… (read more)

Dear you – How to make an art exhibition in pandemic times?

MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna March – May 2021 www.mambo-bologna.org In these pandemic times, cultural enjoyment is difficult if not impossible. Creatives all around the world are struggling since one year to stay connected to the public. Due to the circumstances, most of the initiatives are in the virtual space. Now the MAMbo… (read more)

Artwork of the month / February 2021

Düsseldorf Valentina D’Accardi 2020 Photo on Hahnemühle Photo Pearl 310 gr Variable dimensions Valentina D’Accardi’s photograph “Düsseldorf” shows a multi-storey building during sunset. It is an edifice, which might be found in many city peripheries in any European country. By the title, one would assume that the building is to be located in the German… (read more)

ARTEFIERA PLAYLIST: A cultural Meeting online

21 – 24 January 2021 (mostly longer) www.artefiera.it Due to the pandemic, also this year’s Bolognese art fair had to change its format, like many others. The digital initiative of the Arte Fiera “PLAYLIST” is not meant to be a selling show transferred to the internet, but a virtual meeting-space in contemporary culture. Hence, the… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / January 2021

F’OOT N’OTES (A Rehearsal) #5 Ode De Kort 2020 Photo print on dibond 70 cm x 105 cm Edition of 5 Ode de Kort’s photography “F’OOT N’OTES (A Rehearsal) #5” shows a red stockinged leg and two black rubber boots in a white image space. It seems like the leg is leaving the scenery: the… (read more)

2020 revisited

  The year 2020 was also in the cultural sector very different from all the other years. After a traditional start in January and February, exhibitions, art fairs and many other art events had been postponed, cancelled or relocated into the virtual space. Still, there were some real exhibitions. Moreover, we presented artist books and… (read more)

Hannes Norberg: 27 – A Voyage into extraordinary Landscapes

The German artist Hannes Norberg travels and explores the world and also collects samples of typography. Graphically modified, enlarged and arranged in space, he photographed the samples in natural light. In September 2020, he designed and published a book with 27 new photographs of these silent conversations of characters on paper. Obviously, the main protagonists… (read more)