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Category: Artist Spotlight
The narratives of dreams and nightmares have long been represented in art. Whether biblical, fantasies of folklore or fictionalised, artists have for centuries depicted surreal visions. Recent works by the three artists Raqib Shaw, Lu Song and Kenny Scharf all provide interpretation of dreamscapes that linger in your mind long after your first encounter with...
In our world of the digital and the concrete, the sight of high-rises and fluorescent screens have left us thirsty for green space as well as headspace. By returning to the dynamic forms of nature and humanity, British artists Nicholas Johnson and Rory Menage offer us reprieve from the monotony of technological precision. Fantasies of...
Current Exhibition: Surreal Science: Loudon Collection with Salvatore Arancio, Whitechapel Gallery, 25 August 2018 - 6 January 2019. Salvatore Arancio’s latest solo show, Surreal Science: Loudon Collection with Salvatore Arancio, is being held at East London’s Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition, which closes in the new year, sees two supposedly distinct disciplines coalesce. On encountering Leopold [...]
Foligno’s Center of Contemporary Italian Art is hosting a double exhibition. On display are the two renowned Italian artists Ugo La Pietra and Giuseppe Stampone. Ugo La Pietra’s ‘Istruzioni per abitare la citta’ traces a number of recurrent themes in the artist’s eclectic work. The show’s title, which translates to ‘Instructions for living in the city’, refers [...]
Vasilis Asimakopoulos is a Greek artist whose practice explores challenging concepts through the reinterpretation of everyday and mass-produced objects. He examines how remnants of the past are ever-present in our space through visual indications. The environment we occupy holds echoes of bygone experiences that manifest physically and spectrally. A room or space expresses its own [...]
Current exhibition: Kerstin Brätsch_Ruine / KAYA_KOVO, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, 4 May 2018 - 11 November 2018. Kerstin Brätsch_Ruine / KAYA_KOVO opened to the public at Rome’s Fondazione Memmo on 4 May and will be on view until 11 November. The show is curated by Francesco Stocchi, debuting the German-born, New York-based artist in the Italian [...]
Born: Rome, Italy, 1975. Current exhibition: ‘Poor Poor Jerry,’ Copperfield Gallery, London, 22 March - 6 May 2018. Rä di Martino’s ‘Poor Poor Jerry,’ at Copperfield Gallery, London, ends on 6 May. It is the artist's second solo show with the gallery and it sees her continue her exploration of the impact of cinematography on [...]
Current exhibition: Luigi Ghirri, The Map and the Territory, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany. 4 May - 22 July 2018. “I didn't want to create PHOTOGRAPHS, but MAPS, PLANS that at the same time were meant to be photographs.” - Luigi Ghirri Museum Folkwang’s exhibition, The Map and the Territory, is the first extensive presentation of Luigi [...]
Current Exhibition: Due ritratti con persona, Sprovieri, London, UK, 2 March - 28 April 2018. Francesco Arena’s second solo show at Sprovieri’s London gallery, Due ritratti con persona, comes to an end on 28 April. This is the first work of a new series by the Italian artist. It deals with two recurring themes in Arena's practice: representation [...]