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Artificialis

contemporary art / history of art

Artwork of the Month / January 2023

Il Santo che brucia (The Burning Saint) Alessia Rollo 2019 80 cm x 60 cm Analogue photography on fine art photo paper Edition of 5 The photography, “The Burning Saint” by the Italian artist Alessia Rollo shows a hill with people at the left slope, who are passing bundles of brushwood from one to another…. (read more)

2022 revisited

  The year 2022 was the year, where life went back to a little bit of normality, even though, there were some reminiscences to the pandemic. However, once more we could travel and appreciate artworks in real. Art fairs reopened and even the postponed Venice Biennale took place.   January Appropriate to the longing to… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / December 2022

Sottile artificio linear Valeria Vaccaro 2017 white marble and inks 32 cm x 15 cm x 155 cm The installation „Sottile artificio linear” by Valeria Vaccaro contains thirteen white round candles, aligned next to each other. All had been lit, since their wick had burned black, and wax had run down the cylinders. However, they… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / November 2022

Listening to the Moon Glenda León Installation view at the Aichi Triennale 2022 ©︎ Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee, Photo: ToLoLo studio Courtesy of Estudio Glenda León 2020 Drums: leather, wood 31 x 15,5 x 9 cm; 31 x 15,5 x 9 cm; 31 x 19 x 9 cm; 31 x 23 x 9 cm; 31… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / October 2022

Someone to Love – Edith Piaf Cristina Nuñez 2009 40 cm x 60 cm Inkjet print in fine art Hahnemuhle Baryta Edition of 6 + 2 p.a. Cristina Nuñez’ photo “Someone to Love – Edith Piaf” shows a woman with uplifted hands and an open mouth. She contracts her eyebrows so that wrinkles appear on… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / September 2022

superficie #3 (surface #3) Rossana Taormina 2015 Frottage: charcoal on canvas 200 cm x 145 cm “superficie #3” (surface #3) by Rossana Taormina is a frottage with charcoal on canvas. Hence, the picture is in more or less intense shades of grey. The artist placed the canvas on an urban pavement and rubbed the charcoal… (read more)

The 59th Venice Biennale (part 2): Nature and Technology

La Biennale di Venezia 2022 23 April – 27 November 2022 www.labiennale.org The presented artworks in the first part of our article about the Venice Biennale in the Giardini was a glance to the female conditions in society. In the second part, there is a focus on nature and technology, not without including bodies and… (read more)

The 59th Venice Biennale: A female look at the world

La Biennale di Venezia 2022 23 April – 27 November 2022 www.labiennale.org   Founded in 1895, the Venice biennale was – until now – dominated by masculine curators and artists. Since 1948, there were 32 male artistic directors and only 3 female. Additionally, there was two times a double curatorship, once a male-female couple, the… (read more)

Bologna is at the Seaside!

Padiglione Bologna 2 – 31 July 2022 Galleria FaroArte Largo Walter Magnavacchi 6 Marina di Ravenna http://www.capitra.it Fridays 21 h – 23 h Sat-Sun 16 h – 19:30 h The summer season has already started and the cities empty. People are fleeing the hot centres to take a break in the colder mountains or at… (read more)

ArtworkS of the Month: The first six of 2022

As usual in July, we remind the first six artworks of the month of the current year. The first half of the year was dominated by photography, since three works came from this field. However, each approach is different. Moreover, we presented a mosaic-decorated chair, an ink drawing and a text-based work. With this review,… (read more)