In the newly commissioned work Very Like A Whale by Santozeum Museum , artist Nika Neelova responds to the institution’s space and reimagines the land and sea stories of the volcanic region. The artist’s sculptural practice lies in the interstices of architecture, geology, and the human body, and employs tactics of what she terms ‘reverse archaeology.’ Encompassing acts of reclaiming, remaking, and recoding commonplace objects beyond their conventional functions, Neelova probes inherent qualities of legibility and translation of inanimate things through material transformation, and composes alternate readings of history in a play with the human sense of time and place.
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In the enchanting open-air theater of Relais Le Cattedrali in Valleandona, David Tremlett crafts a work that interprets the surrounding space. With his large wall drawing on the facade of the outdoor theater, the artist establishes a harmonious dialogue with the lively tones of the staircases, bestowing upon the place his unmistakable signature.
(Everything Is) Not What It Seems is an international project curated by Mara Ambrožič Verderber and premiered in Summer 2022 in Norway, at the NITJA – Centre for Contemporary Art in Lillestrøm-Oslo. The concept of the exhibition is designed around questions and themes that explore what is going on beyond the visible reality of things and may help us to understand the mechanisms that govern our society. The project has been conceived as a travelling exhibition and will be expanded in each museum or location that will host the project, inviting local and international artists to investigate the topics addressed in the show.
Presenting paintings, drawings, posters, a complete cinematic work as well as the artist book War of Roses published by Noire Edition, the exhibition gives an extensive overview of the internationally recognized painter and filmmaker’s work.
Sarah Morris is known for her complex abstractions, which play with architecture and the psychology of urban environments. Morris views her paintings as parallel to her films – both trace urban, social and bureaucratic topologies.
From 4 March until 18 June 2023 the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo are coming together to celebrate some of the luminaries of contemporary art in the exhibition Reaching for the Stars. From Maurizio Cattelan to Lynette Yiadom Boakye. Over 70 works by leading Italian and international contemporary artists including Maurizio Cattelan, Cindy Sherman, Damien Hirst, Lara Favaretto, William Kentridge, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Sarah Lucas, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Shirin Neshat celebrating the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection’s 30th anniversary, one of the world’s most celebrated and prestigious collections of contemporary art.
The artist presents six new works specially created for Palazzo Carpegna, where the public is guided through a conceptual itinerary composed of different media, such as painting, photography, and sculpture, creating an analytical and poetic space. The exhibition, conceived by Marco Tirelli and exhibition curator Antonella Soldaini, investigates art in its essential components—the artist, the work, the institution, the public, and the relationship with history. The exhibition intends to show the process of transparent sedimentation of the making of the work, in which the past represents both the future of artistic creation and the very basis on which it stands.
On 23 March 2023, in the Manica Nuova of the Palazzo Reale, the Musei Reali of Torino has welcomed the installation Nuvola Rossa (1975) by Leonardo Mosso (1926-2020), a precious donation from the heirs of the architect, artist, photographer, researcher, semiologist, professor from Turin. A tribute to the high value of the author’s complex identity and an opportunity to approach and learn about the poetics of one of the protagonists of twentieth-century Turin.
In Collection2 Special Feature: Mel Bochner, the National Museum of Art, Osaka presents their latest new acquisition A Theory of Sculpture (Counting) & Primer (1969-73), an important work by the American conceptual artist Mel Bochner alongside a selection of works from the same period by Japanese artists.
In an open letter published earlier this week, Shirin Neshat, Ali Abassi and Bahman Ghodabi invited people around the world to further echo the rallying cries of Iranians for freedom. WOMAN LIFE FREEDOM serves as a strong and symbolic accompaniment to the slogan being voiced across Iran. A time limited edition print by Neshat is available to purchase on Circa.art with 50% of the proceeds being donated to Human Rights Watch
Throughout the twelve Sale delle Arti exhibition rooms, digital canvases by great video game masters interact with renowned masterpieces from the past and the present, encouraging us to reflect on the new aesthetics, cultures, languages, policies and economies of the 21st century. Amongst the many masters exhibited, featuring the show are also AES+F with Warriors 1 and 3.
.ЯƎ is an exhibition by the Federico II Foundation which aims to open the doors, in the virtual age, to reflections on “real reality” for a collective rebirth. SIXTEEN artists, SIXTEEN different cultural personalities of contemporary art who, from the 1960s to today, have become interpreters of our era. The exhibition through October 31 features Alberto Burri, Saint Clair Cemin, Tony Cragg, Zhang Hong Mei, Anselm Kiefer, Jeff Koons, Sol LeWitt, Emil Lukas, Mimmo Paladino, Claudio Parmiggiani, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Tania Pistone, Andres Serrano, Ai Wewei e Gilberto Zorio.
After several “standard” basketball courts, Truly has brought their experimentation forward conceiving a deconstructed and metaphysical court.
Layup is a 360° contamination between basketball and anamorphosis which goes beyond the sole floor, involving walls and furnishings. A project in collaboration with Adidas Originals and Footlocker.
The title refers to the disappearance of the ‘real body’ in favor of the ‘body of the spectacle’: from the Glorified Body – the body of awareness, of rebellion, of otherness – to the Contemporary Body – intended on the one hand as the body of our spectacle-based society, and on the other in its most poetic forms of exodus, of work, of the silent multitude.
MAGAZZINO ITALIAN ART – MEL BOCHNER IN CONVERSATION WITH TENLEY BICK & LANGUAGE IS NOT TRANSPARENT (BABBLE) BOOK LAUNCH
On friday January 29 2021, Mel Bochner was in conversation with art historian and former Magazzino Scholar-in-Residence Tenley Bick (Assistant Professor of Global Contemporary Art, Florida State University) as they discussed the “odd resonances” Bochner found between his work, American art, and Italian art of the 1960s and 1970s that are captured in Bochner, Boetti, Fontana as well as Bochner’s new artist book Language Is Not Transparent (Babble), Noireditore, 2020.
“BODY OF TRUTH” A DOCUMENTATRY ABOUT 4 WOMEN ARTISTS INLCUDING SHIRIN NESHAT IS NOW OUT IN THEATRES IN GERMANY
Artists Marina Abramovic, Sigalit Landau, Shirin Neshat & Katharina Sieverding have been politicized by experiences with war, violence and suppression and integrated them into their work, using the most personal feature available: their own bodies. The film accompanies them on an emotional journey, reexperiencing the conflicts that have shaped their consciousness.
OPEN SPACE FOR RELAIS SAN MAURIZIO
On occasion of the 400 years of Relais San Maurizio, British Artist David Tremlett created the site-specific project “Wall Drawing in Pastel for Open Space San Maurizio”