Artificialis

Artificialis

contemporary art / history of art

In memory of Petra Warrass: “Wo es ist #7 – Where it is”

To recall the recently passed away Petra Warrass, we republish our Artwork of the month / February 2016. At first glance, the photo “Wo es ist #7 – Where it is” seems to show an obvious scenery. However, the closer look reveals several ambiguities like the unusual clothing of Cédric and his position. Even the… (read more)

Exhibition: Carlo Gajani – 40 years of artistic creation

8 October – 6 November 2020 Centro Studi Didattica delle Arte Via Cartoleria 9 Bologna www.fondazionecarlogajani.it Thursday – Sunday, 11:00 – 19:00 free entrance     In December of 2009, Carlo Gajani passed away. His left behind oeuvre is witness of a long successful artistic career. Ten years later, is a good moment to look… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / October 2020

Proud Tiziana Bendall-Brunello 1999 Porcelain 39 cm x 24 cm x 24 cm Tiziana Bendall-Brunello’s sculpture “Proud” is a Victorian children’s dress in unglazed porcelain. The artist dipped the wear in liquid porcelain and modelled it. By the firing at a very high temperature, the material becomes extremely light and translucent. However, the resulting colour… (read more)

miart 2020 – an encounter 100 % digital

www.miart.it 11 – 13 September 2020 Preview 9 – 10 September 2020   The miart digital in practice Light and heavy emergent artworks Landscapes, Architecture and other Spaces in the contemporary section Impressions of the masters section   Initially this year’s Milanese art fair was only postponed, due to the corona-crisis. However, in July the… (read more)

Artwork of the month / September 2020

Permanent Maze Katia Miranda 2017 Oil on linen 50 cm x 50 cm   Katia Miranda’s oil painting “Permanent Maze” is part of a series with the same name. The square picture shows a cut-out of loosely intertwined white/grey and yellow/orange ribbons. They are lying on a grey, slightly brown textile support, which is in… (read more)

In memory of Maria Rebecca Ballestra: “5 minutes free zone”

In memory of the recently deceased Maria Rebecca Ballestra, we republish our article about “5 minutes free zone”, which was Artwork of the month in October 2015. Rebecca conceived the installation in cooperation with Lucia Palmero to point at the situation of emergency in Ventimiglia, the Italian frontier town at the border to France, where… (read more)

ArtworkS of the month – the first six of 2020

Like every year, the month of July is dedicated to the first six artworks of the month of the running year, to thank all artists for their support. Until now, we had oeuvres starting from classic panel painting over photography to photo collage and a video. Moreover, there was a glass-sculpture and an installation.  … (read more)

Galleries reopened: Meeting with good old friends

Since the 18 May 2020, the Italian galleries are allowed to reopen after the shutdown due to the corona-crisis. However, people can be received only upon appointment and have to wear a facemask. Opening receptions are still not allowed. Additionally, the international transport of artworks is still difficult. Despite these difficulties, the galleries continue to… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / June 2020

Self-portrait with my mother Anna di Prospero 2011 Digital photography, inkjet print on Canson Infinity paper 100 cm x 67 cm Edition of 6 + 2 P.A. The photo “Self-portrait with my mother” by Anna di Prospero shows two women through a window. One woman – in a black and white bouclé blazer – stands… (read more)

Interview: Thomas Neumann – Exact Confidence Limits

Thomas Neumann’s exhibition “Exact Confidence Limits. Photography since 1994” at the Weltkunstzimmer in Düsseldorf recently closed. For those, who missed the show, there are eight video tours through the exhibition online (in German). Additionally, Hatje Cantz Publishers released a deepening book with the same name on the exhibition. It displays most of the works and… (read more)