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PERFORMANCE | GABRIELA LÖFFEL

What does the word ‘performance’ suggest in an artistic context? Without a doubt, it refers to action, to an event that happens, to a relationship, if not between people/performers practicing, then at least between the performer and the spectator. The context can be playful–to entertain, engaging–to involve, provocative–to shock, political–to act. What does the word […]

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KAMCHATKA (NERO) | ANNA GALTAROSSA

Anna Galtarossa’s (Verona, 1975) work is conceived as a sort of diary, a self-portrait offered to the viewer, pursuing the creation of connections and relationships between human beings, bypassing both spatial and temporal distances. The artist has recently discovered tapestry as an intriguing and fitting medium for communication and dialogue, aided by a family inheritance: […]

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NO STRINGS ATTACHED | ANNA RUTH

Anna Ruth is a Canadian artist currently living and working in Jyväskylä, Finland. After studying Art and Design in Vancouver, Ruth moved to France to attend a Master of Fine Arts. This multidisciplinary and multicultural artistic path is also reflected in her practice, which can be classified as relational art, where the artist explores the […]

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ACQUE, AMARE | BEA BONAFINI

The practice of Bea Bonafini (Bonn, 1990) focuses on the expressive potential of tapestry, defining itself in the discovery of new interactions between this artifact and artistic techniques in a broader sense. A stylistic approach that translates into complex artworks with an intricate symbolic structure. Acque, Amare (2023) is presented as a large tapestry, created […]

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ORNITHOGRAPHIES | XAVI BOU

“What kind of trace would birds leave in the sky, if it were possible?” is the question on which Xavi Bou (Barcelona, 1979) bases his artistic practice, where the sky becomes the canvas on which to act. The artist draws inspiration from chronophotography, but does not intend to study the movement of animals per se, […]

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Driver Banza
2013 - 2022
Wooden window frame, wax print cloth and bench
79 1/2 x 92 1/2 x 22 13/16 in. (202 x 235 x 58 cm)
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Ibrahim Mahama
Driver Banza
2013 - 2022
Wooden window frame, wax print cloth and bench
79 1/2 x 92 1/2 x 22 13/16 in. (202 x 235 x 58 cm)
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DRIVER BANZA | IBRAHIM MAHAMA

Ibrahim Mahama (Tamale, 1987) is a Ghanaian artist whose practice, characterized by a strong political and social nature, is defined by the restoration and use of reclaimed materials. The artist theorizes that objects, as well as anthropologically sourced structures, are capable of absorbing and preserving the history, memories, failures, and hopes of those who have […]

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HAD US RUNNING WITH YOU | KATE NEWBY

Had us running with you (2023) is part of an intervention by Kate Newby (New Zealand, 1979) on a building in Auckland – a large interior space previously used as a hall by missionaries of the Methodist Church – which can be included in the context of urban art. This intervention does not radically alter […]

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Exhibition opening on the 28th of April at Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia Italy. A new series of portraits by artist Silvia Rosi
Exhibition opening on the 28th of April at Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia Italy. A new series of portraits by artist Silvia Rosi

DISINTEGRATA CON FOTO DI FAMIGLIA | SILVIA ROSI

Portrait photography has widely surpassed, if not overshadowed, its status as a pictorial surrogate: the common usage presents us such a variety of applications and therefore styles that exponentially expand what has been the widespread use, that of amateur family photos (and/or souvenir pictures). What does it mean for a millennial artist to look at […]

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392 KM | CLARISSA BALDASSARRI

Clarissa Baldassarri (Civitanova Marche, 1994) is a versatile and multidisciplinary artist who, in her research, engages with sculpture, video, or installations, in a path of formalization that follows the conceptual sphere. Over time, Baldassarri has defined her practice starting from the study of the concept of transparency, moving through the thin boundary between visible and […]

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ARCHIVES OF ABUSE | SUSAN MEISELAS

Susan Meiselas joined Magnum Photos agency in 1976 and since then she has worked as a freelance photographer, favoring a documentary approach and focusing on conflicts and civil rights in Latin America. Archives of Abuse is a series created in collaboration with and commissioned by the San Francisco police in the 1990s, aiming to draw […]

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SWATCHES, MATISSE 1–9 | ELAINE REICHEK

Elaine Reichek is a New York-based artist active since the 1970s. What specifically characterizes her work is the exploration and combination of traditionally domestic manual activities with artistic practice, endowing them with equal dignity. Swatches, Matisse 1–9 (2007) is an artwork composed of nine canvas squares hung on the wall in a 3×3 grid, each […]

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PLEDGE 2 | FIN SIMONETTI

Pledge 2 is part of the Pledge project (2019), a group of sculptures created by Fin Simonetti (Vancouver, 1985) after the death of her father. What they have in common is the material used to craft them, alabaster, while their subjects range from various objects in shape, material, or purpose, to representations of human or […]

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ABOVE THE CLOUDS, BENEATH THE TREES | BETSY BRADLEY

The painting practice of Betsy Bradley (UK, 1992) stems from careful observation of everyday phenomena and seemingly insignificant occurrences. Bradley interprets painting broadly, preferring to use tools other than traditional brushes and applying color to various types of surfaces – mainly fabrics – thus defining her own language. Often, the tools she uses are created […]

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BROKEN SPECTRE | RICHARD MOSSE

With the seventy-four minutes of Broken Spectre (2022), Richard Mosse achieves the ambitious summa, both ethical and aesthetical, of a practical and conceptual investigation into images. The subject of this intricate documentary film is the process of massive deforestation in the Amazon, rendered using highly sophisticated filming technologies such as the Geographic Information System or […]

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A LONG TERM FRIENDSHIP | ADJI DIEYE

Adji Dieye is a young Italian artist studying propaganda methodologies in relation to a country’s state of progress, working with archival materials and intertwining images of architectures, buildings, and people. Specifically, Dieye examines Senegal, her second country of origin. A Long Term Friendship (2022) is part of a series of artworks reflecting on the national […]

Cultura persa e imparata a memoria, Adji Dieye, 25 February 2022
Lorena Bucur, Postcard bricks (Lotus), 2022, detail. Analogue print on concrete, 10 x 15 x 3 cm.
© Lorena Bucur, courtesy the artist.
Lorena Bucur, Postcard bricks (Lotus), 2022, detail. Analogue print on concrete, 10 x 15 x 3 cm.
© Lorena Bucur, courtesy the artist.

POSTCARD BRICKS (LOTUS) | LORENA BUCUR

Lorena Bucur (Cremona, 1996) is a young Italian artist of Romanian origins. Her practice begins with photography – using old Soviet analog cameras, received from her family – but then develops through video and multimedia installations. Her research is linked to social and political themes, explored through the study of urban space and the outskirts […]

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GLOBO | ENRICO MINGUZZI

Enrico Minguzzi’s practice (Cotignola, 1981) questions nature and explores its relationship with humans and art. What Minguzzi showcases in his artworks are natural phenomena, mutations, and changes that occur at a molecular level, so unknown that they almost appear as alien manifestations, matter from another world. Globo (2023) is an oil painting characterized by the […]

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HAMMER | MARLIE MUL

Marlie Mul’s aesthetics (Netherlands, 1980) significantly characterize her work, mostly composed of installations and sculptures. The central themes around which the artist’s research develops are the assertion of human identity and the position of the individual within society. One of Mul’s main interests is the study of the evolution of human intelligence – or, as […]

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COLD AS YOU ARE (PUB IN LONDON) | REBECCA MOCCIA

Rebecca Moccia’s research (Naples, 1992) starts from the socio-cultural contexts surrounding her and focuses on the relationships that connect spaces, bodies, and dynamics she explores. The project Cold as you are, of which the artwork Pub in London (2022) is a part, stems from a study on the theme of loneliness: a social condition that […]

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NO TITLE | LEE LOZANO

That of Lee Lozano (USA, 1930-1999) is the figure of a versatile and multidisciplinary artist, but also impertinent and free, who always autonomously decided which direction to steer her artistic career, until her official withdrawal in the 1970s. Hers is a feminist vision that manifests through the representation of parts of the male body in […]

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BAD LUCK II | THOMAS LIU LE LANN

Thomas Liu Le Lann (Geneva, 1994) is a young artist who creates sculptures and installations using various materials. His work is intimate, born from encounters and personal experiences, an inner search to discover an identity that is not only artistic, characterized by a queer perspective, perhaps born in opposition to the strictly conservative education received […]

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UNTITLED | MARISA MERZ

The practice of Marisa Merz (Turin, 1926-2019), a multidisciplinary artist and exponent of the Italian Arte Povera movement, is built upon experimentation and research on materials combined with an essential projectuality. What characterizes Marisa Merz’s style the most is the introduction of everyday objects typically used by women – or at least attributable to the […]

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MASHALLAH MASHALLAH MASHALLAH | SOUKAINA ABROUR

Soukaina Abrour (Morocco, 1997) is an artist deeply connected to her multicultural origins. Her practice investigates the construction of identity, within the complexity of human facets, through fabulation, which is the production of thought that materializes into more or less coherent discourses and imaginations. But also, the faculty to create myths and fantastic depictions or, […]

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TRILHA SONORA III | JOSÉ DAMASCENO

The practice of José Damasceno (Rio de Janeiro, 1968) explores sensoriality and how the viewer experiences the artwork, creating objects and site-specific installations that push the boundaries of classical sculptural form. Wood, paper, canvas, and cement are just some of the materials used by this versatile artist, who finds his language in experimentation. Trilha Sonora […]

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GO-SEES, DOMENIQUE, LONDON, 29TH SEPTEMBER 1998 | JUERGEN TELLER

What interests Juergen Teller is the truth, more than a refined setup. His photography naturally stems from encounters, offering us a glimpse into what is commonly hidden, concealed, altered, or adorned in a sense of embellishment makeup. However, there is no dogmatism or allusiveness; the formal pursuit of conceptualism and Teller’s nude bodies present themselves […]

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SOMEONE | LAUREN LEE MCCARTHY

In 2019, the 205 Hudson Gallery in New York housed the command center of a rather peculiar project: above a simple rectangular table were installed four workstations, each equipped with a laptop, a lamp, headphones, and a chair, respectively. Gallery visitors could sit at one of these workstations and interact with the interface open on […]

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PLUMB-LINE WITH A WHITE PEARL | BRUNA ESPOSITO

Bruna Esposito (Rome, 1960) is an Italian artist who dedicates her research to experimenting with various artistic practices. She has traveled – studying and working – in different countries around the world: New York, Berlin, Istanbul, and Bologna are just some of the cities she has touched, where she has always sought to immerse herself, […]

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STAFFAGE | NOUR BISHOUTY

Nour Bishouty (Amman, 1986) is an interdisciplinary artist who engages with various expressive mediums – video, sculpture, writing, and digital works – to explore interpersonal boundaries. Her work raises questions about readability, difficulty of understanding, and change. Staffage (2023) is a walnut wood sculpture carved in the shape of a cow with horns, placed in […]

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CONTEMPORARY FLORAL ARRANGEMENT | SARA CWYNAR

Sara Cwynar’s research (Vancouver, 1985) focuses on the process of reworking archival images. Hers is a practice that studies every form of representation, exploring the different layers of meaning on both formal and conceptual level. Images depicting still-life flower bouquets – found and borrowed from the New York Public Library – become the starting point […]

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PRAYING FOR MY HATERS | LAUREN HURET

Praying for my Haters is a video created by artist Lauren Huret which shows, apparently, a mere recording of an urbanized building facade. Actually, it reveals what happens behind the windows of the building, constructing a complex architecture that intertwines images and voices. We are in the Philippines, and the glass, steel, and concrete structure […]

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THE CIRCLES IN WHICH IT MOVES | ANDREAS MARTI

Andreas Marti is a Swiss artist whose practice focuses on creating works that adapt to and inhabit the environments in which they are displayed, interacting with the exhibition space, and sometimes taking control of it. Marti harnesses the laws of physics to create objects and structures that can move autonomously. The Circles in Which it […]

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NURTURE; NATURE. | JACOB TALBOT

Jacob Talbot focuses his research on the relationship between humans and nature, an inherently evolving relationship that is currently capable of generating a multifaceted debate, spanning from sociology to biology. Talbot’s work is primarily based on photography, but the artist often employs different techniques to expand the expressive possibilities of the medium and explore both […]

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CONGREGATION | TONY CRAGG

Tony Cragg (Liverpool, 1949) is undoubtedly one of the protagonists in the panorama of sculptural art. In his practice, Cragg employs the most classic and traditional raw materials – glass, wood, and stone – mixing them with various industrially produced materials – such as bronze, plastic, and metal – creating intriguing and never banal interactions […]

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MEMORIES | MARA PALENA

Mara Palena uses primarily the photographic medium, sometimes combined with video and sound, to investigate and challenge human emotions in relation to time, memory, and identity. Drawing from both present and past personal experiences, the artist explores the concepts of remembrance and individuality, aiming to establish a collective and shared emotional connection. Memories (2022) is […]

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CAROLS SCREW FLOWERS | STACEY LEE WEBBER

The practice of Stacey Lee Webber (Indianapolis, 1982) involves manipulating everyday objects, pushing them to the limits of their recognizability, dismantling stereotypes and disciplined uses of the objects themselves. Take, for example, a group of screws, which in Webber’s work could transform into a bouquet of flowers. This is the case of Carols Screw Flowers […]

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LETTERA | LUCA BERTOLO

Luca Bertolo (Milan, 1968) employs painting and writing in his practice, in a combination of intersecting and non-dominant levels of interpretation and vision. Representation through color and mark-making provides an immediate and instinctual access point, allowing for deeper vision and reflection. Lettera (2019) is an apparently simple medium-sized painting with a gray background, yet this […]

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BURNOUT | GIULIANA ROSSO

Giuliana Rosso is a young Italian artist working with drawing and painting, exploring through her art the moods, interiority, and human consciousness as a parallel reality. Burnout is a painting created in 2020, and the context is particularly indicative; it was a period when people had to stay indoors due to the pandemic. This situation, […]

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CASA ALL’ITALIANA – SUPERLEGGERA | ANILA RUBIKU

Anila Rubiku (Durres, 1970) is an Albanian born Italian artist who addresses social and political issues through her work. As a multidisciplinary artist, Rubiku chooses the most effective and appropriate technique for each project. In the artwork Casa all’italiana – Superleggera by Rubiku, we can observe the representation of a private household environment through one […]

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STUDIO MTAANI: MUTUA KWA CHEMIST | ANTHONY MUISYO

Anthony Muisyo (Nairobi, 1993) is an African artist who primarily works with virtual tools. Using the collage technique to create digital artworks, Muisyo has developed his own distinctive stylistic language, making his works characteristic and easily recognizable. Muisyo’s projects always arise from suggestions and graphic elements encountered in everyday life. Studio mtaani: mutua kwa chemist […]

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MIGRATORY DMZ BIRDS ON ASYMMETRIC LENS – DUIITT DUIITT VESSEL (GRAY-BACKED THRUSH) | HAEGUE YANG

Haegue Yang (Seoul, 1971) is an artist interested in the holistic use of technologies. Synthetic and natural materials often appear together in her works, aiming for new languages that are capable of narrating the contradictions of our human existence on earth today. Migratory DMZ Birds on Asymmetric Lens – Duiitt Duiitt Vessel (Gray-Backed Thrush) is […]

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HELLO, MY NAME IS LILI AND WE ARE MANY | LILI REYNAUD-DEWAR

French multidisciplinary artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar (1975) dances, writes, teaches, and creates objects and installations. In her work, she does not follow a single thread but attempts to examine social and political issues from an aesthetic perspective. With the project Hello, my name is Lili and we are many, exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo, Reynaud-Dewar […]

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THE LEAK | BENOÎT PIÉRON

The works of the French artist Benoît Piéron (Ivry-sur-Seine, 1983) reflect, with gentle and melancholic tones, his personal history: due to fragile health, the artist has spent a considerable amount of time in hospital waiting rooms and medical studios. The solo exhibition “Benoît Piéron. Monstera deliciosa,” displayed at mumok in Vienna, precisely reproduces one of […]

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STORIES OF OUR LIVES | THE NEST COLLECTIVE

The Nest Collective is a multidisciplinary collective based in Nairobi, Kenya, operating since 2012. Through the projects of its member artists, the collective focuses on social and political issues. One of the battles taken up by the collective concerns the LGBTIQA+ community living in Kenya, a minority often subjected to violent and discriminatory treatment. Originally […]

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HELLO, TODAY YOU HAVE DAY OFF | JEREMY DELLER

Jeremy Deller’s research (London, 1966) aims to trace a profile of contemporary society from a work-oriented perspective, drawing from the heritage of Britain’s industrial culture. Over the years, Deller has documented the urban working-class conditions, strikes, and protests in his country, bearing witness to the transition towards a post-industrial society characterized by labor policies that […]

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TARDE DE LLUVIA Y BOATINÉ | ALEJANDRA DE LA TORRE

Alejandra de la Torre is a Spanish artist who employs a mixed technique of spray, acrylic, and markers to create distinctive paintings. The artist’s style is easily recognizable: vibrant colors and a composition characterized by chaotic order, which rather than being annoying entertains and generates enthusiasm in the viewer, who finds itself to seek as […]

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IL REZZO DELLA TERRA | SOPHIE KO

The research carried out by Sophie Ko (Tbilisi, 1981) focuses on the passage of time through the study of the transformation of matter, a conceptual practice that appeals to philosophy to develop theoretical thinking about the essence of reality. What Ko accomplishes is not seemingly simple, a ‘dematerialization’ of matter itself to its essence, reassembling […]

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THE PICTURE UNIVERSE | ZOE LEONARD

Forty-seven copies of the anthology on photography titled “The picture universe: 25th anniversary U.S. Camera, 1961,” published in 1960, constitute the body of work created by Zoe Leonard, an American artist and photographer based in New York. The Picture Universe (2016) is a conceptually interdisciplinary work: in the process of its creation, the artist engages […]

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DESK NO. 1 | VAN MALTESE

The work of Van Maltese (Toronto, 1988) is a contemporary investigation focused on visual and cognitive perception, a thorough study exploring the type of subconscious illusion that tends to relate random forms to familiar objects (also known as pareidolia). Just as one might see a sleeping dragon in the profile of a cloud in the […]

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MEMENTO | ALAIN URRUTIA

Alain Urrutia’s work (Bilbao, 1981) presents itself as a kind of atlas, a mosaic composed of many small works gathered in a single installation, which takes on different characteristics depending on the exhibition space. Memento aims to be a study on the ‘construction’ of memory through fragments of images, some collected, others painted by the […]

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CAVEMAN ON PIZZA | MICHELLE DEVEREUX

Observing the drawings of Michelle Devereux (Dallas, 1982) is a way to take a glimpse into the surreal world in which this artist resides. Although the settings of the drawings are undoubtedly unreal, almost dreamlike, some of the depicted characters are real people whom Devereux has encountered and interacted with as friends and acquaintances. Devereux’s […]

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GRANDS NUAGES ORANGES REFLET | CAROLINE BACHMANN

An old television, one of those with a curved screen, serves as the frame painted directly on the canvas of the artwork Grands nuages oranges reflet, created by Swiss artist Caroline Bachmann in 2022. The artwork is an oil painting composed of two elements: the frame, just mentioned, and the content, “projected” inside this kind […]

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RAYON VERT | ADÉLAÏDE FERIOT

Adélaïde Feriot (Libourne, 1985) is a French artist who, in her work, combines sculptures – created by herself – with performance. Rayon vert is a work that Feriot has realized inspired by a suggestion, that of the green ray, as indicated in the title itself. The green ray is an optical phenomenon that can appear […]

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PUDDLE | FRANCESCA BRUGOLA

Francesca Brugola (Carate Brianza, 1996) is a multidisciplinary artist who, through conceptual associations of places and objects, explores the theme of changing and the dynamics and interactions between different subjects. Puddle (2020) is a work with a melancholic mood, a two-minute video intended to be projected in a loop: the framing remains fixed throughout the […]

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PIZZA | ANTILOPEN GANG

Antilopen Gang is a German band composed by three members: rapper Koljah, Panik Panzer, and Danger Dan. Pizza, a song released by the group in 2017, is a work that develops in two narrative strands: the first represented by the lyrics and the second by the music video accompanying the song. As the title suggests, […]

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REACH CAPACITY | ERICKA BECKMAN

Ericka Beckman (New York, 1951) addresses current and common themes related to politics, economics, and cultural values through video that draw on the typical mechanisms of board games to develop their narrative structure. Reach Capacity (2020) is a performative film that uses Monopoly’s mechanics as the basis for its narrative. The artist is more concerned […]

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STEALING UR FEELINGS | NOAH LEVENSON

Noah Levenson is an American programmer and artist whose work particularly focuses on the study of artificial intelligence and the role AI has on everyday life, from facial recognition technologies to its use to target and monitor online consumer activities. In 2019, Noah Levenson made Stealing Ur Feelings, described by the artist as “a deep […]

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ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN CERAMICS | SARA OUHADDOU

“Nothing belongs to anyone; everything has been reappropriated by everyone; everything is a story of exchange between civilizations.” This premise is the starting point from which Sara Ouhaddou, a French artist of Moroccan origin, develops her research. Ouhaddou’s practice is fueled by cultural contaminations: the artist collects stories from the past, especially those less known, […]

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PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA | ANNETTE KELM

Annette Kelm’s (Stuttgart, 1975) artistic research focuses on exploring the cultural processes of transition, particularly what leads any object belonging to mass culture to be considered an object of art. Pizza pizza pizza (2016) is Kelm’s artwork composed of four identical prints derived from the same negative and installed side by side to form a […]

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LA GITANA ANARCHICA | GIULIA ANDREANI

Giulia Andreani (Venice, 1985) focuses her attention on the female figure to explore feminist themes, such as the position of women in society and motherhood. Andreani’s privileged subjects are women who have fought battles for independence aimed at emancipating the female figure – such as Franca Viola, for example – or past artists, famous or […]

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INCONTRI IN LUOGHI STRAORDINARI | GIULIA CRISPIANI

Incontri in luoghi straordinari was created during the first Italian lockdown imposed against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic: a natural need to communicate prompted Crispiani to write and send the same letter to sixty recipients, then combine the different responses in the manifesto and the small pieces of fabric that make up the work. […]

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I AM NOT I | BORIS MIKHAILOV

Boris Mikhailov’s artistic practice is driven by the need to study and depict social and political issues related to his country, Ukraine, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Mikhailov’s exploration, undertaken through various expressive means, pays particular attention to photography, owing to its inherent serial formal characteristic. What emerges is an inclination for experimentation […]

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PIZZAG8 | PCNC_BAY, BLUNT, SKENSVED

PIZZAG8 is a collaborative project that brings together the artists Manuel Scheiwiller (known as PCNC_BAY), Gregory Blunt, and Emmy Skensved. Taking place in two different cities – Athens and Sofia – it takes the form of a nighttime event with the dual purpose of highlighting the communicative potential of an intercultural icon like pizza and, […]

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BUT YOU LEFT IT ALL FOR ME | JAMES CHRONISTER

In the realization of his artwork, it seems that James Chronister (Montana, 1978) wanted to play with the fundamental technical notions of photography, albeit with the ultimate intention of creating a painting. In fact, But you left it all for me (2023) is not a photographic print as it might seem at first glance, but […]

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BLACK HOLE PIZZA BOX | MATT JOHNSON

Matt Johnson (New York, 1978) creates polychromed wood sculptures bordering on realism. Black Hole Pizza Box is the representation of a closed pizza box, barely distinguishable from a regular cardboard used for home deliveries. The shape is squared, and the proportions are well-balanced, with promotional inscriptions appearing in a rounded and cheerful font on the […]

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ARBOREXENCE | LORIS CECCHINI

The sculptures created by Loris Cecchini are biological metaphors that represent complex molecular structures, capable of engaging articulately with the space in which they are placed. Created in stainless steel and composed of multiple conical-shaped modules welded together, they can be assembled in infinite combinations, much like molecular structures. It is precisely due to this […]

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PEOPLE AND PIZZA | FILIPPO LA VACCARA E DANILO TORRE

People and pizza (2021) is the result of a collaboration between the director Danilo Torre and the artist Filippo La Vaccara: a short film lasting over four minutes deliberately shot in low resolution. The setting is that of an urban park where certain figures move and perform actions, their faces covered with huge masks made […]

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VASSOIO CON PAGINA | BERTOZZI & CASONI

Through their artistic practice Bertozzi & Casoni give shape to sculptures capable of challenging visual perception. Vassoio con pagina (2022) is a representative example, a scene of everyday life reproduced with extraordinary skill. Bertozzi & Casoni’s practice involves experimentation through sculptural technique, preferring painted ceramics as their main material, and in the pursuit of an […]

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PIZZAGATE NEON | WARREN NEIDICH

Pizzagate Neon (2019) is the artwork of the American artist Warren Neidich, which presents itself as a large installation composed of colorful neon signs attached to the ceiling with wires, left hanging in the middle of the room. “Comet Ping Pong”, “Pizzagate”, “James Alefantis”, “Twitter”, “Alt-Right”, “John Podesta” – those who are interested in American […]

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PLEASE LOOK AWAY | LUIS CAMNITZER

Skeptical about universal beauty standards, such as symmetry, Luis Camnitzer (Germany, 1937) leans more towards the philosophy that art’s role is not to reinforce traditional practices and widely accepted notions, but rather to explore innovative processes that can stimulate new thoughts and thus expand the perspective of the viewer as well as that of the […]

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PIZZA (02) | ARTHUR GOLYAKOV

Pizza (02) by Arthur Golyakov belongs to that category of artworks that gradually reveals itself as one approaches it physically, a crescendo, an attraction that gradually materializes into a slow and relentless reflection on consumerism and the waste of essential goods, stimulated by the undeniably effective use of the stereotype of gluttony: pizza. A classic […]

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BUFALE | DAVIDE RIVALTA

The focus of sculptor Davide Rivalta’s research (Bologna, 1974) is the encounter between humans and animals, explored through a process of physical relocation and metaphorical reappropriation of anthropized places. Bufale is a series of bronze sculptures that reproduce a herd of buffalo strolling in the park of Lucan House in Dublin. Each sculpture is meticulously […]

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THE SURGEON AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER | GEOFFREY FARMER

Paper cutouts, fabric strips, metal rods, and wooden decorations, the figures created by Geoffrey Farmer present themselves as intriguing and complex three-dimensional collages. The Surgeon and The Photographer is the title of the enormous installation made by the Canadian artist, consisting of 365 marionettes, ideally one for each day of the year, each different from […]

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THE CHASE | HACER

Origami is an ancient Japanese art that involves folding a sheet of paper in such a way that it takes the shape of any other object or animal. Precision and patience are required to create replicas of such diverse and complex subjects while adhering to the rules of execution. Origamis can undoubtedly be described as […]

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THE WOMEN PLUCKED THE STAR PICKETS FROM THE GROUND AND TURNED THEM INTO WANA (DIGGING STICKS) | KATIE WEST

Katie West is an artist of Yindjibarndi origin, an Aboriginal people living in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. West is fascinated by the different ways in which people, stories, and places intertwine and interact with each other, spanning epochs and suspending temporal sequence. Perhaps this is what led her to choose old stereos as […]

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DURACIÓN INTERNA | PABLO ACCINELLI

Pablo Accinelli (Buenos Aires, 1983) is fascinated by transformations that alter the functionalities of an object: a door that becomes a table, an electronic card that turns into a key, and so on. His practice can be described as a balancing act between reality and abstraction. The object in question is denatured, its concrete functionality […]

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GAME ISLAND | ELOÏSE BONNEVIOT & ANNE DE BOER

Will there be a future for the inhabitants of Earth, despite the hostile conditions caused by the ongoing climate change? Are different forms of life capable of evolving and surviving, or will the planet become uninhabitable for its own species? This is the premise of Game Island, the starting question from which Eloïse Bonneviot and […]

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AUTORITRATTO | MARIO CRESCI

Autoritratto is a photograph made by the artist Mario Cresci in 1979. Known for his inclination towards experimentation, in this artwork, Cresci challenges the conventional norms that aim a clear and delineated representation of the subject’s face in a portrait. Instead, he decides to depict his own face in motion, and consequently, unreadable. The artwork […]

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UNTITLED | PAUL GRAHAM

Paul Graham focuses his practice on documenting urban scenes and the daily social interactions that take place in structurally busy and crossroads locations, where people intersect. Graham approaches photography with an intimate and empathic approach. His images often capture social dynamics and moments of everyday life that may seem mundane or superficial at first glance, […]

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DUOMO DI MILANO (FACCIATA) | THOMAS STRUTH

The Duomo of Milan, majestic and captivating, is one of Italy’s most iconic buildings. Its facade, covered with an intricate mosaic of statues, spires, and Gothic arches, is a real architectural masterpiece. In 1998, the renowned photographer Thomas Struth immortalized its grandeur in an image that still fascinates and captivates viewers, inviting them to explore […]

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SENZA TITOLO | PAOLA DE PIETRI

Paola De Pietri realizes her work starting from a careful and meticulous recording and observation of places, whether they are urban and anthropized or composed of organic and vegetal elements from the natural environment. Senza Titolo (Untitled, 2007) takes us into an almost postcard-like representation: a lake surrounded by mountains, a jetty, a warm and soft […]

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ORIGIN OF AFRO-ESOTERICISM | AWOL ERIZKU

Origin of Afro-Esotericism is a photograph created by the artist Awol Erizku (Ethiopia, 1988). At first glance, the artwork appears to be a classic, although intricate and complex, Still Life composed of different objects, apparently distant from each other. However, by observing the details of the composition, it becomes apparent that the scene is dominated […]

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CLIMB UP THERE | FANG YANG

Fang Yang (Wuhan, 1996) develops an interesting interdisciplinary practice that combines sculpture with animated videos, in search of points of contact, or rather collision, between primitive mythology, associated with folk beliefs, and the consumerist dynamics of contemporary society. From these contrasts arise new narratives and personal interpretations of reality. Climb up There (2022) is an […]

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LAST NIGHT XXIV (TÊTE DE MÉDUSE) | SOSHIRO MATSUBARA

Last Night XXIV (Tête de Méduse) is a ceramic sculpture, created by the artist Soshiro Matsubara, that reveals excellent quality of installation as well as dialogue with the exhibition space. Designing his works, Matsubara draws from an intricate corpus of historical and mythological figures, which he transports into his artworks, enriching them with references and […]

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IMAGINARY COUNTRY, #MARE | DANIEL GONZÁLEZ

The artistic research of Daniel González (Argentina, 1963) is characterized by the design and creation of public artworks, which he himself defines as Ephemeral Architecture – temporary and ephemeral interventions in urban contexts and spaces. The series Imaginary Country is a site-specific project, carried out in collaboration with the city of Milan, which takes inspiration from […]

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LA CARESSE DU COMA | ANNE-LISE LE GAC

Freedom, happiness, and a pleasant drowsiness brought by the sensation one feels when relaxing. These are the main themes behind La Caresse du Coma, a performance created by French artist Anne-Lise Le Gac and structured in multiple chapters, an ongoing journey in search of happiness, set up in a fictional place, symbol of relaxation: a […]

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NAVE VERMELHE | AD MINOLITI

Ad Minoliti is an Argentine artist who uses the language of painting to explore themes related to representation, and employs an abstract and subversive representation of the human body. Nave Vermelhe (Red Ship in Portuguese) is an installation composed by various panels physically or conceptually connected to each other, in which abstract forms are depicted. […]

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RAT POISON SUICIDE II (THE MORGUE) | ANDRES SERRANO

A perfect light, almost Caravaggesque to use a pictorial reference, which is at the same time the centerpiece and the framework of Andres Serrano’s work, Rat Poison Suicide II (The Morgue). Created in the early 90s but exhibited for the first time after over 10 years, this series of artworks synthesizes the essence of Serrano’s […]

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HAY QUE VENIR AL SUR | LUÍS LÁZARO MATOS

Hay Que Venir Al Sur is a video created by artist Luís Lázaro Matos. Projected on an old orange CRT television, this artwork is an animated video: 3 minutes and 47 seconds of colorful hand-drawn sailboats, drifting to the rhythm of music against a blue sea-like background. The soundtrack song also gives to the artwork […]

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UNTITLED | LUKAS HOFFMANN

Lukas Hoffmann is a German artist who declines his practice by creating installations. Each of his artworks is self-sufficient and lives independently, however a legible common thread, even if not founding, connects them. The genesis of each artwork is a constant work in progress that leaves room for surprises and open results, both formal and […]

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SCOPIO | CLEO FARISELLI

Scopio is at the same time a sculpture and an installation: a sculpture because of the materials used quality, such as plaster, epoxy resin and micaceous pigment, assembled on an iron pedestal; installation because of a not marginal detail, instead of a pedestal or a fixed support at the base, a handlebar, like those used […]

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DICK THE STICK’S SAGA / THE SHAME | DIEGO MARCON

A stylized stroke figure of a soldier is the protagonist of Dick the Stick’s Saga project, a series of digital drawings representing the outline of a character – Dick indeed – depicted in different moments, but always constantly sitting on a stool, polishing his own boots. The drawings of Dick the Stick series are simple […]

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WE ARE CREATURES | ARMANDO D. COSMOS

We spent so many centuries toiling in the factories of our selfhood that we forgot what we slowly came to know again… That we are creatures. That we are nature. A poem, a premonition, or the introduction of a human condition essay. This is the ambiguous but also with a direct meaning and difficult to […]

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FUMAÇA | YULI YAMAGATA

‘Taste is neither good nor bad, it’s just taste’. With this statement, Yuli Yamagata replies to easy and superficial readings of her artwork as macabre, horror and disturbing. Fantasy is what guides her as an artist instead, first in planning and then in realizing of her – complex – artworks, and fantasy is also what […]

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NEW MYSTICS | ALICE BUCKNELL

New Mystics presents itself as a classic website. The platform is identified as a meeting place for artists who operate through digital tools and heterogeneous practices, individually called to take part in a conversation with an artificial intelligence. The project, conceived by the North American artist Alice Bucknell and launched in 2021, is still ongoing: […]

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CHESS: SHOES | DARREN BADER

Sixty-four squared ceramic tiles, each just over half a meter, are positioned side by side in a grid that forms a huge chessboard. chess: shoes is an installation created by Darren Bader, an American artist based in New York, first shown as part of his exhibition, such are promises, in a London gallery. Associations and […]

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DELUSIONAL CRIME AND PUNISHMENT | LU YANG

A video installation in the form of a ‘wheel of misfortune’, this is the focus of Lu Yang’s video artwork, 14’37” minutes of graphically constructed images, a narrative pressing rhythm accompanied by pure club music composed by Gameface. Foundational for philosophical and religious thought are the underlying questions: the origin of the human species and […]

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WHEN KATIE FOX MET THE EVIL TURTLE | BEATRICE MARCHI

When Katie Fox met the Evil Turtle (2022) is a video created by the artist Beatrice Marchi. Live footages are alternate with digital animations in a video that tells the story of Katie Fox (the protagonist) meeting the notorious Evil Turtle in a narrative that operates in the balance between real storytell and fake news. […]

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MULTIPLE | ALEXANDRA BIRCKEN

Multiple (2017) is an installation created by Alexandra Bircken, a German artist who lives and works between Munich and Berlin. Bircken attended courses for fashion designer – a path that emerges from the type of objects chosen for her installations – and the research she carries out investigates the relationship between the human body and […]

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ELECTRIC THRONE | LUIGI ONTANI

A seductive and regal life size seat, Electric Throne is one of the – multiple – interpretations by Luigi Ontani, which for this occasion transforms itself into the most symbolic and least functional of seats, a throne. A royal reference, symbol of an ancient and somewhat anachronistic power, the throne has all the richness decorations […]

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DOUBLE 6 | R.I.P. GERMAIN & ASHLEY HOLMES

During an August night, a former courtroom in Leeds Town Hall became the stage for Double 6 (2019), an audio-visual performance by R.I.P. Germain and Ashley Holmes. R.I.P. Germain is a university lecturer and conceptual artist whose research primarily focuses on deepening the inner and outer dynamics of Black British male. Ashley Holmes is an […]

SPECULATIVE APPARATUS 4 FOR THE WORK OF NOHKOMPAN | DUANE LINKLATER

Two light caribou hide shoes are carefully placed on top of a gray concrete stone. The shoes are covered in soft white rabbit fur and each one is decorated on the toe with a colorful beaded flower. This installation was composed by artist Duane Linklater, Omaskêko Ininiwak from Moose Cree First Nation. The artist lives […]

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THE NEW ME | ROSIE GIBBENS

The New Me (2022) is a video artwork by Rosie Gibbens in which the artist, in collaboration with an actress, stages a satirical and provocative performance of an infomercial. The British artist’s practice configures in the performing arts aiming to construct a critique of contemporary society, addressing issues such as gender stereotypes, sexist politics and […]

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COMPOSIZIONE SU DUE TREPPIEDI | ANDREAS ZAMPELLA

Two big, thin and strong tripods iron made, placed in a room with a light wood parquet, white and bright windows and a chimney with an elegant style. This is the setting in which Composizione su due treppiedi (2023) by Andreas Zampella, painter and sculptor from Salerno, diffuses itself. The installation is composed by hundreds […]

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WORKING TITLE | SOPHIE THUN

Working Title (2022) is a large-scale print which attends the exhibition space in a decisive way, completely changing the perception of the gallery: a mirror and a veil, an optical illusion and a representation of reality is what becomes the image created by Sophie Thun. It occupies the space extending from the ceiling to the […]

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THE RESTAURANT | WILL BENEDICT & STEFFEN JORGENSEN

The Restaurant is a series of videos and podcasts made by artists Will Benedict and Steffen Jorgensen in collaboration with DIS, a streaming platform created to entertainment and education, aim to extend the research into the world of art, philosophy, culture and political activism. The focus of their programme is nutrition investigated at 360 degrees, […]

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CABIN PRESSURE | JENKIN VAN ZYL

We go downstairs. It might take some time for your eyes to adjust. I’ve been told that my offices are remarkably dim, but this is how I like it. I’m not interested in seeing you clearly, your pores and tattoos. I’d rather pretend. I’d rather get a whiff of you and make up the rest. […]

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HALF-EARTH | EMILY JONES

Bi e a, Bi e e, ba be, bi e i, Ba be bi, bi e o, ba be bi bo Bi e u, bu, ba be bi bo bu, Ci e a, Ci e e, ca ce, ci e i, Ca ce ci, ci e o, ca ce ci co Ci e u, cu, […]

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PARTY ALONE | GABRIELLA SICILIANO

Abandoned rooms, with peeling walls and dust in the corners, dark corridors and empty warehouses are the spaces chosen by Gabriella Siciliano for the site specific installation Party Alone (2020). These places are part of the family warehouse which, after the retirement of the artist’s father, was definitively closed, and was therefore in a state […]

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MOTHER TONGUES AND FATHER THROATS | SLAVS AND TATARS

An enormous carpet, five meters by three, makes up the installation Mother Tongues and Father Throats created by Slavs and Tatars. The Berlin-based collective is defined by a research practice that investigates the meeting places of the different cultures of the East through a series of exhibitions, books and performances. This 2012 work is part […]

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A MONTH OF MAKING | MARK LECKEY

On a green screen, typically used in film recording to be able to digitally recreate settings or places, the artist Mark Leckey arranges a series of objects, each of which has a plate with the caption. Some arranged on the ground, others on shelves, are characterized from the outset by their hybrid nature, between the […]

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#LIMONI: ESPOSIZIONE DI FRUTTA E VERDURA | GIUSEPPE DE MATTIA

A metal structure, identical to those found outside greengrocers, is inserted inside the Galleria Matèria in Rome by the artist Giuseppe De Mattia, creating an ironic and profound short-circuit capable of dealing with both the theme of artistic production and its relative commodification. Esposizione di frutta e verdura (2019) is an installation intervention curated by […]

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ONE FOR ME AND ONE FOR MY FRIEND | GENESIS BELANGER

On a table with delicate but dark tones, a series of vases and bottles are presented accompanied by flowers, sweets, used matches and a sole. One for Me and One for My Friend, a series of sculptures created by Genesis Belanger, presents itself to the viewer as a surreal vision of a cartoon or a reality […]

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BLANDE | MARGE MONKO

The photographic work Blonde (2021), by Marge Monko, has its origin from a commission made for the group exhibition Landscapes of Identity: Estonian Art 1700–1945, which took place at the Kumu Art Museum in 2022. The focus of the exhibition was to establish the role of art within society and how it can influence the construction […]

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#LIMONI: SCHINKEL KLAUSE | CALLA HENKEL & MAX PITEGOFF

Schinkel Klause (2016) is the site specific intervention made by Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff for Schinkel Pavilon in Berlin. The title already presents itself as a metalinguistic game that makes the trompe l’oeil the main focus of the artistic duo’s intervention. Schinkel Klause refers to the building which during the GDR housed a restaurant and which […]

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IL GIOCO – IL COWBOY | OLIVIERO FIORENZI

IL GIOCO – Il Cowboy (2022) is an artwork part of Otto Cieli series by Oliviero Fiorenzi. The artist takes up a childhood object, the kite, to use it as a support for the representation of his visual alphabet: the toy is transformed into a “canvas”, conceived as a new support for the artist’s world. By creating a portal […]

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#LIMONI: POP SHOW | ALESSIO BARCHITTA

One after the other the popcorns burst bouncing and moving inside a plexiglas case and emanate the strong smell that characterizes them: Pop Show (2019) is the artwork of Alessio Barchitta that invades the exhibition space creating a temporal interlude of suspension from the normal flow of events. The walls of the room have been hidden by […]

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#LIMONI: A STRETCH OF TIME | ALI ESLAMI

The SUREN are a series of capsules that contain fragments of thought and which are found by the protagonist of A Stretch of Time (2022) in surreal settings in which modernity is transformed into archeology to present the dystopian development of humanity. Ali Eslami’s video work was created through the use of virtual reality and […]

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SEEPING, ROTTING, RESTING, WEEPING | CANDICE LIN

At the center of the exhibition room, a large indigo tent is the structure on which strange feline and human creatures are represented, genitals that transform into cat faces and references to human history. The tent, a clear reference to the architectures that characterized the homes of nomadic populations, becomes the shelter for a series of sculptural […]

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BURDEN OF PROOF | FEDERICO POZUELO

The video artwork, Burden of Proof (2022), by Federico Pozuelo stages a crime narrative in order to reflect critically on the narrative system itself and on the foundations of Western rationalism that constitute common thought. Onus probandi incumbit ei qui dicit is the fundamental legal principle according to which it is necessary to prove the facts […]

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#LIMONI: INTERVIEWS WITH THE MONSTER | EVA KOTÁTKOVÁ

Interviews with the Monster (2021) is an installation created by Eva Kotátková as a further development of the Other Knowledge project. the Prague artist has arranged three environments in the exhibition spaces that interpret the conception of normal and monstrous, trying to lead the viewer to a new reconsideration of the term to get rid […]

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THE AESTHETICS OF BEING DISAPPEARED | WEDNESDAY KIM

The Aesthetics of Being Disappeared, video installation by Wednesday Kim, is a journey into the artist’s digital unconscious in which reflections, images and emotions are presented in a random and anarchic way. The video opens with the digital reproduction of the artist’s face, without hair or eyebrows, which rotates in an infinite circle with its mouth […]

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XI FROM THE SERIES – NIMBLE AND SINISTER TRICKS (TO BE PRESERVED WITH OUT SCANDAL AND CORRUPTION) | GABRIEL RICO

XI From the series – Agile and sinister tricks (to be preserved without scandal and corruption) is the artwork of Gabriel Rico, Mexican artist who, by assembling different objects and materials, creates visual rebus that speak of the natural system, man and the history of the world. As the title itself suggests, the work uses of […]

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#LIMONI: LIQUID GOLD | PREM SAHIB

Walking along the streets of London, perhaps returning from work or in the early hours of the morning after an evening of celebrations, it would have been possible to pass in front of the windows of the Philida Reid Gallery and come across the urban intervention by Prem Sahib which transformed the gallery into a […]

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#LIMONI: NOTTE DI SAN LORENZO | RENATO LEOTTA

Renato Leotta inverts the sky with the earth, swaps the outside with the inside and takes the viewer in an ideal dimension that is as intimate as universal. Notte di San Lorenzo (2018) is the site specific work created by the artist on the occasion of Manifesta 12 which took place in Palermo in 2018. The […]

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MOMENT 2 | DEBORAH-JOYCE HOLMAN

A woman is seated on a sofa with a sofisticate design, inside a chic and comfy hotel room with windows overlooking a large city skyline. Every now and then her gaze turns to the room, some other times it rests on the corners of the room. After some minutes her monologue starts and after a while you have the […]

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NEPENTHE (SUMMER PALACE RUINS) | LAWRENCE LEK

Nepenthe (Summer Palace Ruins) is the latest edition of artist Lawrence Lek’s ongoing open-world game Nepenthe (2021–). By experimenting with the medium of video games in cinematic terms, he creates a narrative inside a magical island where technological and avant-garde architectures coexist with prehistoric tropical nature. The game continues his practice of ‘site-specific simulation’: the […]

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#LIMONI: FROSTED POCKET | SISLEJ XHAFA

We are in Prishtina, near the cemetery for the army soldiers who took part in the liberation of Kosovo. After the Second World War a monument was built in this area in memory of the partisans who lost their lives after the war. Subsequently, the monument was enriched with a new metal structure in 1999. […]

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HARD CITY

Hard City (2023) in a mysterious and cryptical way, appeared initially on social networks during the starting of ART CITY 2023, cultural art week happening in Bologna every fabruary. With a quick and sharp concept, a group of young Italian artists based in Bologna have created a machine-exhibition-sculpture-happening that seeks in some way to subvert the dynamics […]

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THE PHANTOM MOVES | MARINA SULA

Marina Sula with The phantom Moves (2020) embarks the observer on a journey within the ordinary and the everyday life, showing its most profound and radically emotional aspect. Sula’s images become real windows on human psychology which, passing through the object, is represented in all its fragility and solitude. Even the back of an airplane […]

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#LIMONI: SMALL LEMON | MANUEL WROBLEWSKI

Small Lemon (2020), a sculpture made with reused materials such as fruit crates or transport boxes, is part of the practice of the artist Manuel Wróblewski which creates exotic imaginaries through an artistic approach that favors recycling. The lemon, with rounded shapes, bears the writing Manu 2020 on its rind. The artist’s signature, which seems to […]

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BUCKLED UP | KRZYSZTOF GRZYBACZ

Buckled Up (2022) is the title of the large-scale canvas by Polish artist Krzysztof Grzybacz. At the center of the scene appears the lost and slightly disconsolate muzzle of a dog sitting on a scrub with his belt obviously fastened. This small hint is enough to suggest a disruptive personification of the observer with the […]

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DATAFICATION〈Act 1〉: MAY IAN VALLEY 0101 (WORKING TITLE) | YARLI ALLISON

In a frantic and random way, rambling images appear on the screen, some seem to be in stastis, others pass quickly from one side of the viewing rectangle to another. A female face, decorated with small spheres and strange signs, clue of an imminent 3D scan, shows strange expressions on the limit between pleased and disgusted in this […]

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#LIMONI: SO SO | DAVIDE SGAMBARO

Colon and a parenthesis. So so. This is how Davide Sgambaro makes the observers feel, So so, poised between a smile and a bitter reflection. So so (2022) is a medium-sized artwork that the artist creates by burning ordinary yellow foam with a cigarette: burning is the technique with which a sad Smiley, the result of a […]

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NOT ALLOWED FOR ALGORITHMIC AUDIENCES | KYRIAKI GONI

Kyriaki Goni, a Greek artist, takes us to a chaotic and very hot Athens: by bringing inside one of the houses that can be seen at the beginning of the video of Not allowed for Algorithmic Audiences (2021) we meet the protagonist of the monologues that will follow. Talking to us is an intelligent personal […]

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LE ROMAN DE LA ROSE | ASMA

Asma, the duo of artists formed by Matias Armendaris (Ecuador) and Hanya Belià (Mexico), referring to medieval culture, both from a visual and thematic point of view, and integrating it into a careful and precise survey of the present, creates works allegorical that present to the observer as portals capable of generating narratives poised between […]

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KÄSEBROTLATSCHEN | ANDREA KARL

Every morning, once we are awake,  we performs daily acts that return cyclically day after day. You open your eyes, stretch your arms and then get out of bed. Käsebrotlatschen (2022) could be a new prototype of slipper that welcomes the foot after waking up, or the continuation of an extravagant dream that also extends into […]

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LICET INSANIRE (CAVE CANEM) | GABRIELE ERMINI

Gabriele Ermini, a young Italian artist, plays with the ancient culture of his territory to build the large canvas Licet Insanire (Cave Canem), level after level, almost as if to emulate Photoshop image processing software. Painting is the artist’s playground in which he brings together the acceptance of an ironic and carefree attitude, already legible in […]

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SHAME TO PRIDE | JAKUB JANSA

Shame to Pride (2021) is the seventh chapter of Jakub Jansa’s video installation project. The Prague artist has thought of a long-term exhibition that develops over time with an audiovisual narrative divided into chapters in which each chapter is installed with different solutions and always in transformation: this interdisciplinary choice thus creates a changing experience […]

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THE BUTSCHER’S ARMS | ADRIANO COSTA

The patchwork blanket created by Adriano Costa, contemporary Brazilian artist, takes up the tradition of joining different parts of fabric, usually square in shape, but applies it to material and ideological choices that characterize his research. He alternates criticism of current events and pungent irony, generating contemporary visions: painting and sculpture coexist with new formal […]

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MI TROVA LA FORTUNA?| PETER FISCHLI & DAVID WEISS

Is it dangerous to always dream of another life? Do I lead a modern life? Does the dog bark all night? Why does nothing ever happen? Can ghosts see me? The pages of the artist’s book Mi trova la fortuna? (2003) by Peter Fischli & David Weiss appear as blackboards on which the artists have written with […]

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PILGRIMAGE INTO WALDEN XII | MIAO YING

An indulgence is a remission of sins that the Church gives to the believers in order to obtain definitive absolution: adapting to the faithful and charitable behavior, the believer could be forgiven for his sins and thus once again be accepted within of his community, thanks to divine benevolence. Miao Ying, a Chinese artist invited by MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna […]

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AUTOXYLOPYROCYCLOBOROS | SIMON STARLING

Two men move on a small boat near the shores of Loch Long, a picturesque Scottish fjord also known to be the deepest in the land. Their apparently smooth sailing turns out to be a process of self-destruction as the diapositives document the journey slide by slide. Autoxylopyrocycloboros (2006) is the action by the Scottish artist […]

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#SPECCHIO: ELEGY: GTA USA GUN HOMOCIDE | JOSEPH DELAPPE

The Gun Violence Archive (GVA) is an online archive that tracks incidents of gun violence collected from over 7,500 daily sources, from law enforcement, media, government and commercial sources, in an effort to provide data in real time on cases of violence with firearms. The GVA is an independent data collection and research group that is […]

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AVATAR | ALBA ZARI

A network, map generated by a digital eye, extends over Alba Zari’s face, covering every detail and highlighting her most pronounced shapes and characteristics. In return we have an image that is not representation but investigation, research and reconstruction. The diptych Avatar (2016) consists of two photographic prints depicting black and white digital images in which the artist’s […]

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#SPECCHIO: FINDING DANON GAIDEN | DAVID BLANDY + LARRY ACHIAMPONG

Finding Fanon Gaiden: Escape (2016-2017) is part of a series of audiovisual works from the Finding Fanon Gaiden series, created by artists Larry Achiampiong and David Blandy in collaboration with various communities and associations of political refugees, immigrants, veterans, women and children in difficulty. The project is part of a broader investigative work entitled Finding […]

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FEMINIST FANS | ANDREA BOWERS

Trust women, feminists are just women who don’t want to be treated like shit, they stand to exist, hear me roar, women don’t owe you shit, gender is a universe and you are all stars. These, like other phrases, are part of the operation created by the American artist Andrea Bowers which consists of a variable […]

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#SPECCHIO: EVERYDAY DAYLIGHT | TOTAL REFUSAL & ISMAËL JOFFROY CHANDOUTIS

Everyday Daylight (2021) is the live performance organized by the Austrian collective Total Refusal and the French artist and director Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis within the GTA V video game (Rockstar, 2013). The artists met in the virtual city of Los Santos to make a tour inside the videogame dimension focusing on the analysis of the […]

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FOCUS BIENNALE: NUCA, B | CHIARA ENZO

The skin of the neck, slightly reddened, a very close cut, almost claustrophobic, the hair collected and still dripping as if the protagonist of Chiara Enzo’s canvas Nuca, B (2021) had just come out of the shower. Portrayed from behind, she is frozen in a moment of daily routine and thanks to perspective choices and […]

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#SPECCHIO: PLACE(S) | PASCAL GRECO

In March 2020, the Italian-Swiss photographer Pascal Greco had planned a trip to Iceland to conclude his No Cliché photographic project, the aim of which was to propose an unusual imagery by distancing himself from the usual representations. After the COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably blocked his journey, Pascal Greco finds in the video game Death […]

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SOTTOBOSCO | ROSE NESTLER

From the white wall leather hands offer to the observer a bouquet of flowers, a beautiful composition, a tribute to the extremely romantic still life of the Dutch artist Rachel Ruysch, whose organic component is however distorted. Sottobosco (2021) is the sculpture by Rose Nestler in which the flowers seem to be covered by a […]