Artificialis

Artificialis

contemporary art / history of art

Artwork of the month / April 2019

Voronezh (series 1971) Tamara Stoffers 2018 Collage 110 cm x 87 cm, Edition of 3 80 cm x 63 cm, Edition of 4 50 cm x 40 cm, Edition of 5   For her collage “Voronezh” from 2018, Tamara Stoffers applied a coloured photo for the background. It shows huge prefabricated apartment buildings under a… (read more)

MIA Photo Fair: Insights and Outlooks

  From 22 to 25 March The Mall in the Milanese quarter of Porta Nuova Varesine was the platform for the ninth edition of the MIA PHOTO FAIR. This Italian art fair is dedicated to photography and moving image, however it was dominated by still pictures. The 135 exhibitors outlined a wide-ranging insight into the… (read more)

Artwork of the month / March 2019

Door, NY, 1986 Betty Zanelli 1986 Collage Graphite, oil pastels, acrylic and newspaper on sketching paper 25 cm x 19 cm The collage “Door, NY, 1986” by Betty Zanelli shows a door ajar. In contrast to the background, which presents the bare paper and the sketched spatial environment with black pastels, the front of the… (read more)

Arte Fiera 2019: A new clarity with interesting outlooks

BolognaFiere Piazza Costituzione Bologna www.artefiera.it 1 – 4 February 2019   The 43rd edition of the longest running art fair in Italy, was for the first time guided by its new artistic director Simone Menegoi. Even though, he had only six months to prepare the exhibition, he succeeded to give a new momentum to attract… (read more)

Arte City 2019 – Poesy from heaven and the underground and in between the two

In the following, there are three main projects on focus. Leandro Erlich fetched some clouds down from the sky and Michele Spanghero invited to a cinematic sound installation in a subterranean historic movie theatre. Eduard Habicher showed the lightweight of steel.   Leandro Erlich: Collection de Nuages Michele Spanghero: AGAIN ANEW – Before the film… (read more)

Arte City 2019: What the future brings …

The new exhibition space DAS opened at the right time for the Arte City. Its first exhibition showed contemporary local and international artists, some with a glance to what might be upcoming in this place. Guido Segni at Adiacenze considered how artworks could be conceived in the era of automation of work. Rob Chavasse focussed… (read more)

Arte City 2019: Exclusion, Inclusion, Disturbance

The installation “Transboundary #4” by Betty Zanelli seems to treat migratory movements of birds of passage. Nevertheless, it is also about barriers which exclude people. Whereas Giovanni de Gara wants to encourage a reflection about welcoming with “Eldorato”. At the association “L’Altro Spazio” we experienced living inclusion and the artist Fabrizio Tartari. With the exhibition… (read more)

What happened during the Arte City 2019 in Bologna?

Bologna’s Arte City 2019 had just ended. Fortunately, some exhibitions still remain open for a while. Overall, there were over 100 events mentioned in the official programme of the Institution Bologna Musei, thereof 17 curated projects and a special event. This was the performance “les gens d’Unterpan”, where the audience was invited to participate. Moreover,… (read more)

Artwork of the month / February 2019

Untitled (Series Fata Morgana) Alessia Rollo 2015 Print on RC paper matt Edition of 7 + 2 PA, 100 cm x 60 cm Alessia Rollo’s photo from the series Fata Morgana shows illuminated greenhouses in totally dark surroundings. They are positioned on the horizontal axis in the middle of the image plane. It is not… (read more)

SetUp Contemporary Art Fair 2019: Going to Ithaca

For the 7th edition the SetUp Contemporary Art Fair, around Simona Gavioli had chosen the theme “Ithaca”. 25 galleries, thereof four non-Italian, presented artworks with a focus on the mystical island, home of Odysseus, before and after his 20 years enduring absence, described by Homer in the Iliad and the Odyssey. By his journeys, the… (read more)