Artificialis

Artificialis

contemporary art / history of art

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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)

XI. Florence Biennale 2017

“eARTh: creativity and sustainability” was the theme of this year’s Florence Biennale. It took place from October 6th to 15th and was located in the Padiglione Spadoli in the Fortezza da Basso (part of the Firenzefiera). There were 462 artists, coming from 72 countries. The 20-year-old institution sees herself as an independent platform of the… (read more)

Artwork of the month / June 2017

Busca una pista, inventa la historia (Search a track, invent history) Lourdes de la Riva 3,50 m x 4,70 m 2016 Remains of small sections of paper books perforated by the moths and attached to the wall The mural collage “Busca una pista, inventa la historia” (Search a track, invent history) from 2016 by Lourdes… (read more)

57. Biennale di Venezia: “VIVA ARTE VIVA”

13 May – 26 November 2017 On Saturday the 13th of May the 57th Biennale of Venice opened. The artistic director Christine Macel united 120 artists from 51 countries for the main exhibition under the title “VIVA ARTE VIVA” subdivided in nine sections. Moreover, there are 86 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the… (read more)

2015 revisited

  Due to our moving to Italy, we only restarted our activities in January 2015. With this the focus is not only on art in public space, but changed more to report on exhibitions and presentation of international artists via the artwork of the month. First we published only on our Facebook website. However, since… (read more)

Biennale di Venezia 2015: Artistic views on the world order

The 56th Biennale di Venezia under the theme “All the World Futures” curated by Okwui Enwezor closed its doors the 22nd November 2015. Nevertheless, we will continue to reflect about the offered artworks. Since the heart of the central exhibition was the reading of “Das Kapital” by Karl Marx, we focus on the artistic approach… (read more)

Biennale di Venezia 2015: Three artistic approaches to conditions of labour

On November 22nd the 56th Biennale di Venezia will close its doors: Time to start a little reflexion about what is shown. Okwui Enwezor curated the international art exhibition under the title “All the World’s Futures”. He stated in May 2015 in “The Guardian” to want a “deeply reflective, deeply political” Biennale. In this context… (read more)