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

 

La Pietra and Stampone at Foligno’s Centre of Contemporary Art

La Pietra and Stampone at Foligno’s Centre of Contemporary Art

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 [...]

Artist Spotlight: Vasilis Asimakopoulos

Artist Spotlight: Vasilis Asimakopoulos

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 [...]

Exhibition Review: ‘Difference and Affinity’, Cardi Gallery

Exhibition Review: ‘Difference and Affinity’, Cardi Gallery

Piero Tomassoni’s third curatorial project at Cardi Gallery, Mayfair, opened on 19 June. ‘Difference and Affinity’ is the first in a series of exhibitions tracing the dominant themes in Italian art during the 1960s and 1970s. The show reveals the work of four preeminent conceptual artists: Vincenzo Agnetti (1926-1981), Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994), Giulio Paolini (b.1940) [...]

Exhibition Preview: Masters of Biro

Exhibition Preview: Masters of Biro

On Tuesday, 5 June, 10 Hanover Gallery will open its doors to a new three-person exhibition in collaboration with Artvisor. The medium-specific show, title Masters of Biro, will be thematically centred around artists using the biro pen. The show will demonstrate the versatility of the biro, or ballpoint pen, in contemporary art, revealing its expressive [...]

The Future of the Art Market: Synthetic DNA

The Future of the Art Market: Synthetic DNA

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have the potential to disrupt the ordinary flow of business in a profound way. Many are wary of these technologies and their growing prevalence in society. However, the steady growth of demand for secure and affordable means to digitally authenticate art is seeing a rise in the number of firms working in this [...]

The Future of the Art Market: Blockchain

The Future of the Art Market: Blockchain

Authenticating art in the digital age is proving increasingly difficult. Though the art market has faced issues of counterfeiting and fraud for years, recent advancements in technology have, until now, made combatting this a huge challenge. Could new technology, however, revolutionise the way art collectors, galleries and artists work? Blockchain is an electronic, transparent, public, [...]

Artist Spotlight: Luigi Ghirri

Artist Spotlight: Luigi Ghirri

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 [...]

Artist Spotlight: Francesco Arena

Artist Spotlight: Francesco Arena

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 [...]

Artist Spotlight: Morten Skrøder Lund

Artist Spotlight: Morten Skrøder Lund

Current exhibition: Ome, Belmacz Gallery, London, 14 Feb - 14 April 2018 ‘Can a painting capture a moment in time before the moment dissolves?’ This contemplative quote serves to introduce Morten Skrøder Lund’s second solo exhibition at London’s Belmacz Gallery. Its reflective tone mirrors Lund’s practise. Lund’s canvases are awash with colour, their amorphous forms [...]

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