contemporary art / history of art

SetUp Contemporary Art Fair 2017

27-29 January 2017 Autostazione di Bologna, Italy Piazza XX Settembre, 6 Theme: Equilibrio (Balance) The theme of this year’s SetUp Contemporary Art Fair was “Equilibrio” (Balance). Inspired to that issue were the two founders of SetUp – Simona Gavioli (President) and Alice Zannoni (Director) – by a quote of Søren Kierkegaard: “Osare è perdere… (read more)

Arte Fiera 2017 – part 2: Special attention to 17 booths

The facts: 41. Edition: 27 – 30 January 2017 – 178 Exhibitors – 153 Galleries – 48.000 visitors … read more   In the first part of our Arte Fiera review, we described basic conditions of this year’s art fair in Bologna. With regard to the curatorship, we will present in the following some stands,… (read more)

Arte Fiera 2017 – part 1: The oldest Italian art show in a new guise

41. Edition: 27 – 30 January 2017 The facts: – 178 Exhibitors – 153 Galleries – 48.000 visitors … read more   The Bolognese art fair Arte Fiera 2017 presented itself in a new guise. Founded in 1974, with the 41st edition it is still the oldest enduring Italian art tradeshow. This year it got… (read more)

Arte Fiera 2017: The Facts

41. Edition: 27 – 30 January 2017 – 178 Exhibitors – 153 Galleries – 48.000 visitors Artistic direction: Angela Vettese   Selection committee: Gallery owners and managers: Laura Trisorio, Studio Trisorio, Naples Marco Niccoli, Galleria Niccoli, Parma Massimo Di Carlo, Galleria dello Scudo, Verona Alessandra Bonomo, Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome Art historians: Roberto Pinto (Professor… (read more)

Artwork of the month / February 2017

Partitura n.1 (Score Nr. 1) Donatella Lombardo 2016 Digital print on linen, needles, coloured thread, bobbins, plexiglass, adhesive paper, polyurethane padding, threaded screws 48 cm x 20 cm x 13 cm incl. 3 bobbins The base of “Partitura n.1” by Donatella Lombardo is an upholstered segmental arch, with a white linen surface. Printed on it… (read more)

Artwork of the month / January 2017

Arbeitspause – Mädchen mit der Milchtüte (Work Break – Girl with milk carton) Barbara Müller-Kageler 1974 Oil on hardboard 94 cm x 58 cm Barbara Müller-Kageler’s painting “Arbeitspause – Mädchen mit der Milchtüte” (Work Break – Girl with milk carton) is today part of the Kunstarchiv Beeskow / Art Archive Beeskow, Germany. Originally, it was… (read more)

2016 revisited

  In the twelve months, we presented artworks of the month by artists from seven different countries. Besides Italy, Germany and France, we were happy to present creations from Switzerland, Cuba, Guatemala and Spain. Furthermore, we reviewed numerous exhibitions and visited new exhibition spaces in Bologna. We have been at four Italian art fairs and… (read more)

Artwork of the month / December 2016

Sentimientos Anónimos IV – (Anonymous Feelings IV) Karla Acuna Vela 2016 48 cm x 33 cm Digital print on 100% press natural cotton (fine print art) Ed. 10 The photo “Sentimientos Anónimos IV” (Anonymous Feelings IV) is part of the series “Grito Silenciado” (Silenced Scream) from 2016. Most of the photos are taken at cemeteries…. (read more)

Artissima 2016 – Impressions

Artissima Art Fair 4 – 6 November 2016 Torino, Italy       Main Section [Show slideshow]   New Entries [Show slideshow]   Dialogue [Show slideshow]   Present Future [Show slideshow]   Back to the Future [Show slideshow]   In Mostra – corpo.gesto.postura [Show slideshow]  

Artwork of the month / November 2016

Calentamiento de la Tierra (Global Warming) Karla Higueros 2010 Acrylic on canvas 40” x 60” (101,6 cm x 152,4 cm) The painting “Global Warming” by Karla Higueros is part of her series “Mil Ventanas al Cambio” (A Thousand Windows to Change), inspired by the artist’s idea, that we have to open our windows to allow… (read more)