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Artwork of the month / December 2021

Pickle Factory Tamara Stoffers 2021 Oil on canvas 80 cm x 100 cm The painting “Pickle Factory” by Tamara Stoffers shows three women in a blue tiled room, surrounded by machines. All are wearing red kerchiefs on the head. In the foreground, one woman with a white apron is looking directly to the observer; a… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / November 2021

The Egg Triptych Amandine Urruty 2015 210 cm x 100 cm Graphite on paper With the drawing “The Egg Triptych”, Amandine Urruty takes us on a voyage in her imaginary world, which might be amusing or even scary. In every part of the triptych, there is a main protagonist in a phantasy landscape, surrounded by… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / October 2021

Conversation Elyse Galiano   2018 cup 18 cm x 39 cm x 10 cm, coffee pot 25 cm x 48 cm x 15 cm, porcelain tableware, natural hair The sculptural installation “Conversation” by Elyse Galiano is a composition of a coffee pot and a cup, both with gold rim. A braided plait of black natural… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / September 2021

Europa und der Stier (Europe and the Bull) Angela Hampel 2019/2020 Mixed media on canvas 110 cm x 90 cm   In her painting “Europa und der Stier“ (Europe and the Bull) Angela Hampel reinterprets the legend of the Rape of Europe. Differently as the in the Greek mythology, Europe is not the more or… (read more)

ArtworkS of the Month: The first six of 2021

Before the summer-break, we would like to remind our first six artworks of the month of this year. We had photos, one as preparation for a performance, another reflection on history of photography and one made during a performance. Moreover, there was a collagraphy, an ephemeral installation and a sculpture. These artworks, coming from Belgium,… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / June 2021

Untitled Greta Schödl 2020 Ink and gold leaf on Carrara marble 34,5 cm x 22 cm x 7 cm   The untitled work by Greta Schödl is a piece of white Carrara marble, inscribed repetitively with the word “MARMO” (Ital. marble) in black ink. Every “O” is filled with gold leaf. Formed as a wedge,… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / May 2021

The Pillars of the Earth Virginia Zanetti 2021 print on Canson Baryta 100 cm x 150 cm Edition of 5 + 1 print in 180 cm x 270 cm Virginia Zanetti’s photo “The Pillars of the Earth” is part of an ongoing series with the same name, started in 2016 in India. As in other… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / April 2021

Anti-Buste en voyage dans le Sud, pas plus de 1 km (Anti-Bust travelling in the South, not more than 1 km) Monique Thibaudin 2020 Two mannequin legs, shoes, shopping bag Ephemeral installation Ca. 150 cm height   Monique Thibaudin’s sculpture “Anti-Bust travelling in the South, not more than 1 km” consists of two mannequin legs,… (read more)

Artwork of the month / March 2021

Satyr (No. 3) Véronique Champollion 2021 Collagraphy on Velin d’Arches paper 170 cm x 100 cm Edition of 5 (all unique pieces) Véronique Champollion’s collagraphy shows a laterally squatting satyr. Acanthus tendrils surround him. In his right hand, the mythological figure holds a bunch of grapes, in his right leading to the mouth a single… (read more)

Artwork of the month / February 2021

Düsseldorf Valentina D’Accardi 2020 Photo on Hahnemühle Photo Pearl 310 gr Variable dimensions Valentina D’Accardi’s photograph “Düsseldorf” shows a multi-storey building during sunset. It is an edifice, which might be found in many city peripheries in any European country. By the title, one would assume that the building is to be located in the German… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / January 2021

F’OOT N’OTES (A Rehearsal) #5 Ode De Kort 2020 Photo print on dibond 70 cm x 105 cm Edition of 5 Ode de Kort’s photography “F’OOT N’OTES (A Rehearsal) #5” shows a red stockinged leg and two black rubber boots in a white image space. It seems like the leg is leaving the scenery: the… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / December 2020

Gefällt mir! (I Like it) Kirsten Klöckner 2020 Watercolour, ink on paper 29,7 cm x 21 cm Kirsten Klöckner’s painting “Gefällt mir!“ (I Like it) shows a closed fist with the thumb extended upward. Obviously, it reminds of the Like-button of Facebook, due to its silhouette and the blue wrist. However, the hand is executed… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / November 2020

Fatigue Mom (02) Grit Richter Courtesy the artist and Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin 2020 Stretch velvet, fleece, foam, siliconized fiber balls, wood, Styrofoam 105 cm x 83 cm x 83 cm Grit Richter’s sculpture “Fatigue Mom (02)” is part of her series with the same name, created in the time after the lockdown in spring… (read more)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Artwork of the Month / May 2020

Au Coucher du soleil – At Sunset (short version) Patricia Jacomella Bonola 2018 Video (Single-channel digital, colour, sound) 10’ 07’’ Courtesy of the artist   Patricia Jacomella Bonola’s video “Au Coucher du soleil” (At Sunset) is the time lapse version of a film with the same name, with a duration of 1 hour, 9 minutes… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / April 2020

Imago Pietatis, Serie 1 Elena Franco 2019 4 digital prints on Fedrigoni XPER paper, 220 gr 40 cm x 60 cm each, framed Edition of 7 + 1 PDA The series 1 of Elena Franco’s project on the Imago Pietatis (Christ of Pity) consists of four posters. They are showing painted book edges of volumes… (read more)

Artwork of the month / March 2020

  Love Silvia Levenson   2019 Kiln formed glass 11 cm x 11 cm x 22 cm Edition of 20 pieces   Silvia Levenson’s glass sculpture “Love” is a soft pink hand grenade positioned on a round cake plate with pedestal. A transparent glass dome encloses it. On the shell, the word “Love” is written…. (read more)

Artwork of the month / February 2020

Rimediazioni Analogiche (Analogue Remediation) Donatella Lombardo   2015 Installation, mixed media 145 cm x 90 cm x 40 cm (support included)   Donatella Lombardo’s installation “Rimediazioni Analogiche (Analogue Remediation)” is a red merchantable typewriter, type Olivetti Valentine with a long white panel of cloth coming out of the platen-roller. Digitally printed on the cloth are… (read more)

Artwork of the month / January 2020

Buzz Kelly Reemtsen 2017 Oil on panel 111,76 cm x 111,76 cm The painting “Buzz” by Kelly Reemtsen, shows a woman in a delicate dusky pink summer dress in front of a white background. She is holding a chainsaw in her left hand. Besides the unusual combination of a fine feminine outfit and brachial tool,… (read more)

Artwork of the month / December 2019

Utopia XXII Inna Artemova 2019 Oil on canvas 170 cm x 240 cm The oil painting “Utopia XXII” by Inna Artemova is part of her series “Future Structures”, where she reflects on prospective living and working environments, which might be united in one single space. “Utopia XXII” shows two sets of freely floating square-shaped boxes… (read more)

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)

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)

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)

ArtworkS of the month – the first six of 2019

Before the summer break, we would like to remind you our first six artworks. The six featured artists came from various corners of the world, as the artworks were different by technique and subject. With this review, we would like to thank all artists for their support.   In January, “Bucket & Reflection” by the… (read more)

Artwork of the month / June 2019

Inversion II Glenda León 2011 Video (Single channel, Sound, Colour) 3’00 Courtesy of the artist   Glenda León’s video “Inversion II” illustrates the abrasion of the colour of a banknote and the sniffing of the resulting powder. The first images are introducing to the used objects, lying on a white plane: in the left lower… (read more)

Artwork of the month / May 2019

Receiving Orders. Salome and St. John (series: Revival) Katerina Belkina Courtesy Lilja Zakirova Gallery, Heusden a/d Maas, Netherlands 2017 Photography and digital drawing Archival pigment print 100 cm x 72 cm Edition of 8 plus 2 artist’s proof “Receiving Orders. Salome and St John” by Katerina Belkina shows a young woman, sitting in a straight… (read more)

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)

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)

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)

Artwork of the month / January 2019

Bucket & Reflection Cally Lotz 2018 Oil on linen 41 cm x 31 cm The oil painting “Bucket & Reflection” by the Australian painter Cally Lotz shows, as the title indicates, a bucket with reflections. Depicted in a photorealistic manner, the artist placed the metal pail at the right picture half, on a bright support…. (read more)

Artwork of the month / December 2018

Garage Still #10/2014 Jacquie Maria Wessels 2014 Analogue C-print Edition of 6, 120 cm x 120 cm Edition of 10, 70 cm x 70 cm The photography “Garage Still #10/2014” by Jacquie Maria Wessels shows a table with an open red box on it. There are objects – more or less identifiable – in front… (read more)

Artwork of the month / November 2018

Il Primo Universo (The First Universe) Greta Schödl 1980 Oil and gold leaf on French canvas Signed on the verso 216 cm x 160 cm   The painting “Il Primo Universo” (The First Universe) by Greta Schödl shows an asymmetrical accumulation of golden dots and lines on a blue irregular ground. Slightly right from the… (read more)

Artwork of the month / October 2018

Nella clandestinità (Living clandestine) Agnese Purgatorio Courtesy Podbielski Contemporary Milano 2013 Digital collage Ink-jet on Canson Infinity Baryta, di-bond, framed Edition 5 + 2AP 90 cm x 120 cm   The digital collage “Nella clandestinità” (Living clandestine) from 2013 by Agnese Purgatorio shows people standing on a map of Italy. This map seems to be… (read more)

Artwork of the month / September 2018

Dancing Wave Patricia Lascabannes   2014 15 prints on Alu Dibond, direct print: 4 prints 150 cm x 70 cm 5 prints 100 cm x 50 cm 6 prints 75 cm x 30 cm   “Dancing Wave” from the series “Eaux – Mer” (Water – Sea) is a photo by Patricia Lascabannes, which shows a… (read more)

ArtworkS of the month – the first six of 2018

  Before the summer break, we would like to remind you our first six artworks by seven artists of this year:   Joana Choumali from the Ivory Coast pointed with the diptych Ouagadougou/New York from her series “Translation” to the effects of migration in both: the arrival countries and the countries of origin.    … (read more)

Artwork of the month / June 2018

Luciferine 11 Petra Warrass 2015 Fine Art Print, hand coloured 20 cm x 30 cm The photo “Luciferine 11” by Petra Warrass shows a branch in front of a blurry background in grey tones. This branch, coming from the left image border is ramifying into slimmer twigs, whose tips are cut by the other three… (read more)

Artwork of the month / May 2018

“Question de Liberté” (Question of Freedom) Marie Cagnasso 2017 Porcelain, barbed wire, tree trunk Height: 100 cm “Question de Liberté” (Question of Freedom) by Marie Cagnasso is a brain made of ceramics braided by barbed wire, presented on a tree trunk. The wire encloses the figure like a nest. Placed on its base, it seems… (read more)

Artwork of the month / April 2018

Autorretrato (Self-portrait) Proyecto Quarta Dimensione Mariela Fornasari & Ainelén Bertotti Burket 2017 Installation with serigraphy on canvas 200 cm x 150 cm x 150 cm   “Self-portrait” by Mariela Fornasari and Ainelén Bertotti Burket is an installation of five semi-transparent canvases. A black and white photo of the two sitting artists is printed on each… (read more)

Artwork of the month / March 2018

Huisvrouw (Housewife) From the series: Apolline, Constance et les autres … Elyse Galiano 2014-2018 Natural hair, cotton canvas, wood 60 cm x 120 cm   In her series “Apolline, Constance et les autres …” Elyse Galiano embroidered texts from ancient manuals of good manners for women. The most part of the quotes dates from the… (read more)

Artwork of the month / February 2018

Untitled (Series Urban Landscape – The Habitat Project) Lissette Solórzano 2007-2009, photography The photo from the series “Urban Landscape – The Habitat Project” by Lissette Solórzano is showing a sewing machine, placed on a wall, with the outlook to the sky and roofs. It is an unusual spot, since one would expect an apparatus like… (read more)

Artwork of the month / January 2018

Ouagadougou/New York Joana Choumali 2016 Numeric photographs on canvas, hand embroidered with DMC cotton thread 50 x 80 cm Ouagadougou/New York by Joana Choumali is a diptych of two photographs, both embroidered with coloured threads. The left one shows a stony field with a truck and some green trees in the background. In the foreground… (read more)

2017 revisited

  In our third year online, we had once again ten artworks of the month, some a little bit older, some brand-new. Even though Bolognese exhibitions were on focus, we had the occasion to visit some exhibitions and art fairs outside the city. Moreover, we went to the Venice Biennale, the Florence Biennale and the… (read more)

Artwork of the month / December 2017

Madonna con Bambino (Madonna with Child) Véronique Champollion 2008 Paper (posters), glue, fiberglass and resin 65 cm x 42 cm Representations of Mary have a long tradition in the Christian iconography. Already in the 2nd century, there was the probably oldest Madonna with Child displayed in the Catacombs of Priscilla in Rome. Nevertheless, at that… (read more)

Artwork of the month / November 2017

Ellipsis Katia Miranda 2016 Oil on canvas 92 cm x 92 cm “Ellipsis” by Katia Miranda is a photorealistic oil painting. It shows a black plastic shopping bag with white dots, in front of a background of a similar design. The bag stands upright and is open at the top. At first glance, one might… (read more)

Artwork of the month / October 2017

Thyra Schmidt: Zwei Freunde verlassen den Raum und gehen in getrennte Richtungen Two friends leave the room and walk in different directions 두 친구가 그 방을 떠난다. 그리고 다른 길로 걸어간다 (translated into Korean by Kyung-Ah Cho) 120 cm x 1150 cm 2017 Textile banner     “Two friends leave the room and walk in… (read more)