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Artist spotlights, reviews, insights, and art world news from our team.

 

Ugo La Pietra. Nature/Architecture at Artvisor, London

Ugo La Pietra. Nature/Architecture at Artvisor, London

Artvisor is delighted to announce Nature/Architecture. Follies, Shelters, Places of Decompression, a new solo exhibition of Ugo La Pietra curated by Piero Tomassoni, opening in London on 20 February 2024. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s long-standing research into how the natural and built environments interact and coexist. Starting from the assumption that “Nature always wins”, La Pietra offers a humorous and astute perspective into the ways in which contemporary architects and city designers have often tried to integrate ‘some green’ into their developments as a commercial or aesthetic ploy, and not as a real effort to create substantial and...

‘Country Life’, Tom Bull and Nicholas Johnson at Artvisor in Fitzrovia

‘Country Life’, Tom Bull and Nicholas Johnson at Artvisor in Fitzrovia

Artvisor is delighted to host the exhibition Country Life, featuring works by Tom Bull and Nicholas Johnson, taking place at an off-site space in Fitzrovia from 15 December 2023 until February 2024.  Conceived by Tom Bull and Piero Tomassoni, this exhibition transforms a domestic setting near Regent Street into an eerie space of sensory overload. Tom Bull’s site-specific new installation, Country Life, together with Nicholas Johnson’s large-scale botanic paintings, turns the main exhibition room into an immersive environment. Johnson’s works delve into the detailed world of plants, highlighting the beauty and complexity of nature through vibrant colours and meticulous attention...

Piero Tomassoni Awarded for Arts and Culture at the Italian Embassy

Piero Tomassoni Awarded for Arts and Culture at the Italian Embassy

From the left: Alessandro Belluzzo, Chair of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK; Matteo Augello, prize recipient; Lucia Savi, Head of Curatorial at the Design Museum, jury member; Piero Tomassoni, prize recipient; Brunello Rosa, Chair of Talented Italians in the UK On 7 December 2023 Artvisor founder Piero Tomassoni was recognised for his contribution to fostering the relationship between Italy and the United Kingdom in the field of Arts and Culture on the occasion of a ceremony held by the Talented Italians in the UK Association (TIUK) and the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for...

‘Guest Relations’ at Jameel Arts Centre

‘Guest Relations’ at Jameel Arts Centre

The landmark Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai welcomes a new group exhibition, Guest Relations, this winter. The exhibition runs until 28 April 2024. Curators Murtaza Vali and Lucas Morin join forces for a show that investigates the nature of commercial hospitality through art, architecture, and urban planning. Taking the hotel as its subject, this exhibition brings together the work of 34 artists whose archival and architectural research exhibit the historical, political and cultural metamorphosis of the concept of tourism from colonial hubris to present-day globalisation. Ahmed Mater, Abraaj Al Bait Towers, 2012 The exhibition appropriately draws on the nature of...

60 Curzon Garage

‘(Untitled) Radical Objecthood’ exhibition at 60 Curzon, London during Frieze Week

Artvisor is pleased to announce Untitled (Radical Objecthood), an exhibition that explores the idea and meaning of sculpture today through a group of artists across generations and geographies, interlacing nonlinear narratives and reaffirming the centrality of the physical object in contemporary practice. Curated by Piero Tomassoni, the exhibition takes place in the garage of the new Mayfair landmark building 60 Curzon, evoking the seminal contemporary art show Contemporanea, held in the underground parking of Villa Borghese in Rome exactly fifty years ago. Works on display by Mario Merz and Vincenzo Agnetti act as a symbolic link and homage to the...

Carlos Garaicoa,  ‘Resistencia’ at Artvisor, London

Carlos Garaicoa, ‘Resistencia’ at Artvisor, London

Artvisor is thrilled to announce Carlos Garaicoa‘s latest solo show, Resistencia, opening during Frieze week on 10 October at Artvisor in London. The exhibition unveils the enigmatic photographic works of acclaimed artist Carlos Garaicoa (b. 1967, Cuba). Taking his Cuban heritage as a point of departure, Garaicoa connects aesthetics to meaning within urban spaces and architecture. Central to his practice is an examination of structures — especially and most visibly those that make up our built environment. On a conceptual level, Garaicoa draws on the web of linguistic, political, social and artistic structures on which society itself is ‘constructed’. Through...

Giuliana Balice, ‘The Seduction of Architecture’ in Venice alongside the Biennale

Giuliana Balice, ‘The Seduction of Architecture’ in Venice alongside the Biennale

Pursuing the series of exhibitions dedicated to the relationship between Art and Architecture, Zuecca Projects and Artvisor present the first solo show in Venice of the artist Giuliana Balice. The exhibition “Giuliana Balice: l’ordine geometrico e la seduzione dell’architettura” (Giuliana Balice: the geometric order and the seduction of architecture), curated by Italo Tomassoni, will be hosted at Squero Castello, from 6 October to 25 November 2023.  Coinciding with the final months of the Architecture Biennale 2023, the exhibition focuses on the artist’s sculptural production (from the late 1960s to the 2000s), highlighting her close ties with two of the fundamental...