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Artificialis

contemporary art / history of art

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)

Bologna in autumn 2019 – exhibitions part 2

In a second tour, we visited six more exhibitions of the autumn season in Bologna. Most of them are still ongoing. Although the variety of artists and techniques is comparable to the exhibitions of the first round, the presented shows are more minimalistic in the second part, self-evidently with exceptions.   Galleria de’ Foscherari: Mario… (read more)

Exhibition: Moataz Nasr – Paradise Lost

Galleria Continua Via del Castello 11, San Gimignano https://galleriacontinua.com 28 September 2019 – 6 January 2020   The solo exhibition “Paradise Lost” by Moataz Nasr, curated by Simon Njami carries us into an oriental world in a transition stage between tradition and modernity. Composed by oeuvres in different media, it shows the large range of… (read more)

Exhibition: Mondi Migliori (Better Worlds)

Agnese Purgatorio & Francesco Di Giovanni   MLB Maria Livia Brunelli Gallery Corso Ercole I d’Este 3, Ferrara, Italy www.mlbgallery.com in cooperation with Podbielski Contemporary (Milan) www.podbielskicontemporary.com 4 October – 16 November 2019   For the double personal exhibition “Mondi Migliori” the MLB Home Gallery and Podbielski Contemporary has selected two artists, who questioned earlier… (read more)

Artwork of the month / October 2019

Second Hand: Kyiv (Kiev), 2015 Zhanna Kadyrova 2015 Soviet period tiles, wood Variable dimensions   The series “Second Hand” by the Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova is a long-lasting project of several single interventions, which started in 2014 in Sao Paulo. After four more venues, the last one up to now, is the “Hotel All’Angelo” for… (read more)

Bologna in autumn 2019: Quite a lot to see!

After the summer break, there are various new exhibitions in Bologna on view. There are different artists with diverse techniques and subjects. Nevertheless, the exhibitions have in common that they invite to pause and to contemplate the objects to discover them deeply.   Goethe-Zentrum: Bauhaus Reloaded 1919-2019: Architettura Bauhaus 1919-1933 Spazio Testoni: Human Places Magma… (read more)

Biennale di Venezia 2019: Living in interesting times

Biennale Arte 2019 11 May – 24 November 2019 www.labiennale.org The 58th Venice Biennale is titled “May You Live In Interesting Times”, mistakenly interpreted as a Chinese curse, evoking to the opponent a challenging and menacing life. Ralph Rugoff himself assigned the title not only to artworks, which “reflect upon precarious aspects of existence today”,… (read more)

Artwork of the month / September 2019

Black Out 2 Ester Grossi 2018 Acrylic on canvas 120 cm x 100 cm Courtesy Spazio Testoni, Bologna, Foto Giulia Mazza Ester Grossi’s painting “Black Out 2” is a composition of four geometric shapes on black ground, which overlap each other partially. The upper diagonally red lined field could be described as rectangle with rounded… (read more)

Interview with Lars Breuer: (artist, curator, teacher) “We do believe and have always believed that art has to support art.“

The German artist Lars Breuer is not only painter, but as well curator and teacher. His various activities have also an impact on his artistic work. We questioned him about his experiences and his oeuvre. Astrid Gallinat: In addition to your studies of Fine Arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf you graduated in art history and… (read more)

Exhibition: Tim Porter – Fotografia

Contemporanea 2 Via Ugo Foscolo 6, Florence, Italy www.c2contemporanea2.com 23 July – 31 August 2019 Once again, Antonio Lo Pinto invited an external gallerist to curate an exhibition in his Florence based gallery Contemporanea 2. This time Didier Devillez came from Brussels and brought oeuvres by the Canadian, in Tokyo based photographer and filmmaker Tim… (read more)