The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel. Initially shy and hesitant, her steps become more and more emphatic, menacing and not exempt of violence, scraping and cutting into the delicate surface of the piano with her sharp pointe shoes. “A ballerina, whose pointe shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives, dances and twirls insistently until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano set on a stage. The theatre with its red velvet warm lighting, resembles an...Read More
Art14 London, sponsored by Citi Private Bank, returns to Olympia’s Grand Hall in London, from 28 February – 2 March 2014. The Fair will welcome over 170 galleries from 38 countries. Contemporary and modern art from regions such as Asia, the Middle East and Africa will be on display by established and emerging artists from cities including Lagos, Berlin, Beijing, Dubai, Buenos Aires, Osaka, Mumbai and São Paulo. Art14 London, sponsored by Citi Private Bank, returns to Olympia’s Grand Hall in London, from 28 February – 2 March 2014. The Fair will welcome over 170 galleries from 38 countries. Contemporary and modern art from...Read More
This year the 33rd edition of Spain’s International Contemporary Art Fair, will take place from the 19th to the 23rd of February.
An edition that starts with huge expectation as it will be revitalized with the presence of a great number of private collectors, the commitment to purchase from foreign collections and the return of large international galleries to the scene.Read More
Marina Abramovic’s Institute will be the first space dedicated to practicing the Abramovic Method: lots of yelling, all-white clothing, nature and crystals, in what is described as “a series of exercises designed to heighten participants’ awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment.” At a three-day retreat in upstate New York, Marina instructed Lady Gaga in the Abramovic Method as part of a campaign for Abramovic’s ongoing project. Gaga meditates hums, strips down and gets covered by crystals… You can now see this performance in a two-minute astonishing video which is now in vimeo: The Abramovic Method...Read More
If you have survived Venezia and Miami… Next stop is Zona Maco’s, the Mexican Contemporary Art and Design Fair. A platform that shows how art and creative works are shaping the face of international cultural movements. The art fair of Mexico, which starts today, will celebrate its 11th edition in 2014. An art fair that has become the most important contemporary art window into Latin America and has become a MUST destination to experience what is happening in the international art world today. If you have survived Venezia and Miami… Next stop is Zona Maco’s, the Mexican Contemporary Art...Read More
Photo: lugermad Gabriele Di MatteoToute une vie, tous les éléments, tous les documents 21 January – 16 February 2014Curated by Elisabetta Longari and Marco Bazzini Museo Pecci, Milan. Italy In 1982 Centre Pompidou in Paris dedicated a memorable retrospective to Jackson Pollock, the legendary American abstract-expressionist painter. The catalogue created for the show has been used by Gabriele Di Matteo in 2008 as a starting point for a conceptual idea: he submitted what can be described as a process of “different reproduction”, creating more than eighty illustrations that form iconographic inventory of the biographical section entitled “Une vie,...Read More
Experiment 2. Venice. Curated by Federico Luger and Pasquale Lecesse Featured artists: Alighiero Boetti / Igor Eškinja / Franklin Evans / Jacob Hashimoto / Radhika Khimji / Gianni Pettena / Luca Pozzi / Giovanni Rizzoli / Richard Prince / Santiago Sierra / Traslochi Emotivi Opening to the public: May 30th, 2013. from 18:00 to 23:00 Closing: July 15th, 2013. Address: Giudecca 800/r – 30133 Venezia. Experiment 2. Venice. Curated by Federico Luger and Pasquale Lecesse Featured artists: Alighiero Boetti / Igor Eškinja / Franklin Evans / Jacob Hashimoto / Radhika Khimji / Gianni Pettena / Luca Pozzi /...Read More