Banks Violette

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Banks Violette’s Hate Them replicates a nightmarish teenage psyche. His minimalist suggestion of a rock band hovers above a sound stage with barbaric awe. Bank’s gnarlish fang-like forms encapsulate a testosterone-fuelled aggression with an iconic and primal flair. Drawing correlations between subculture and theatre, Violette addresses Black Metal as a performative act without clear limitation: ...

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Production company againstallodds was formed in 2003 and is run by creative directors Derek Picken, Niklas Rissler and Kevin Grady. againstallodds are specialists in CG, 2D and stop-motion animation, illustration and produce commercials, music videos, and digital advertising. In all their work, design, communication and humour are priorities. The creative team works as a collective ...

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Ugo Rondinone

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ugo Rondinone (born 1964) is a Swiss-born mixed-media artist living in New York. His work frequently employs the experiential qualities of the everyday, often reflecting on the boundaries between fiction and reality. Ugo Rondinone was born in 1964 to Italian parents in the resort town of Brunnen, Switzerland. He moved to Zurich in 1983 to become ...

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Jordan Wolfson

Monday, March 6, 2017

Over the past decade, Jordan Wolfson has become known for his thought-provoking works in a wide range of media, including video, sculpture, installation, photography, and performance. He pulls intuitively from the world of advertising, the Internet, and the technology industries to produce ambitious and enigmatic narratives. However, instead of simply appropriating found material, the artist ...

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Eva Hesse

Thursday, February 23, 2017

From the beginning, Eva Hesse’s life was marked by drama and social challenges. Born in Hamburg in 1936 to a German-Jewish family, the artist’s fierce work ethic may have developed from a complex psychology that was formed, in part, as a Jew born in Nazi Germany. Having escaped the fate of her extended family, Eva ...

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Carl Andre

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Evolution doesn’t necessarily mean more complexity. Sometimes a step forward corresponds with making things simpler. Carl Andre is an American artist, who reached an original and extreme position and was able to defend it through his intelligence and strong will. While sculpture in the past has been known for its finite form, he modified that ...

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Urs Fischer

Friday, January 20, 2017

Urs Fischer’s large–scale installations and sculptures posit genres traditionally evoked in painting—such as portraits, landscapes, nudes, and still lifes—in a profusion of rich and often impermanent sculptural materials. Whether utilizing foodstuffs (Bread House, 2004) or more self–destructive mediums, such as soft wax that simply melts away, Fischer mines the endless possibilities of a particular material ...

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Chad Muska

Monday, January 9, 2017

For Chad Muska, an American multi-talented individual, art isn’t just a part of life. It is life itself. As is skateboarding. And design. Known primarily as a skateboarder, he has come a long way (he was homeless at one point) and managed to establish himself as one of the most popular contemporary artists, whose shoe ...

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Alexandra Gestin

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Alexandra Gestin is a French sculptor who became interested in the topic of sumo fights after her trip to Tokyo. Sumo wrestlers are indeed an interesting inspiration for sculpture, because of their exuberant, large bodies. In addition to her portrayal of sumo culture, Gestin is also engaged in sculpting figures of children of most diverse ...

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Abramovic -Brazil

Friday, December 16, 2016

The lines between art and spirituality blur together in this powerhouse doc from one of contemporary art's most crucial figures. In search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, Marina Abramović travels through Brazil experiencing sacred rituals and exploring the limits between art and spirituality. The route is comprised of poignant encounters with healers and sages ...

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Susumu Koshimizu

Monday, December 12, 2016

Susumu Koshimizu is a Japanese artist known for making sculptures that expose the surface quality of different materials. He is considered a key member of the Mono-ha movement (‘School of Things’), which reacted against the embrace of technology and visual trickery in mid-1960s Japanese art. The Mono-ha artists sought to understand ‘the world as it ...

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Scott Albrecht

Monday, November 28, 2016

Scott Albrecht was born in 1983 in New Brunswick, NJ, and raised in Bethlehem Township, NJ. In 2003, he received a degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Scott is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and a member of The Gowanus Studio Space. His work incorporates elements of woodworking, hand-drawn typography, geometric collage ...

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PostPanic – Lost Boy

Saturday, November 19, 2016

LOST BOY is an ambitious sci-fi concept heavily influenced by the American action classics and Japanese samurai films. LOST BOY is sure to instantly capture viewers with its highly visual and unparalleled sci-fi world. The idea of LOST BOY was born years back by Ash Thorp’s passion for sketching out these unique characters and scenarios, which ...

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Dan Flavin

Monday, November 7, 2016

Few artists can boast having explored a single medium, and an unusual one at that, as tenaciously and consistently as Dan Flavin with his signature fluorescent light tubes. Classified within the Minimalist framework, Flavin saw himself as vehemently "Maximalist." That is, in using readymade objects in the style of Dadaist Marcel Duchamp, he exploited the ...

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Parreno | Anywhen

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

In October 2016, Philippe Parreno transformed Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall into an immersive experience, challenging your perception of time and space with his 'Anywhen' installation. 'Anywhen' is a site-specific exhibition that changes throughout the day and that will evolve during the six-month period of the commission, until 2 April 2017. Prepare to have your senses activated and ...

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Internationally recognized for his monumental and evocative sculpture, installations, paintings and prints, Kcho is an artist inextricably connected to his childhood home, Isla de la Juventud (Island of Youth), Cuba, located miles from the mainland. Water defines all aspects of Kcho’s life and his oeuvre is populated with sculpture constructed from found objects associated with ...

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José Bedia

Friday, October 7, 2016

It is what you see through the black to make a difference, the unspeakable game, the primitive step, the so cruel escape yet contaminated by the childish fantasy. José Bedia has seen the monster over the white surface, drew the junction points that justify an idea. His large paintings find in us the necessary space ...

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Doug Aitken at Moca

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Artist Doug Aitken and MOCA Director Philippe Vergne engage in conversation on the occasion of the opening of Doug Aitken: Electric Earth. Aitken’s largest survey to date, the exhibition is organized as a full collaboration with the LA-based artist and his studio. Aitken and Vergne will discuss Aitken’s uniquely immersive aesthetic; the work’s relationship to ...

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Tatiana Trouvé

Thursday, September 15, 2016

In disquieting, entropic mis–en–scenes, Tatiana Trouvé limns the boundaries between the mental and physical where material space and form converge with immaterial time and memory. Her situations combine intricate scenographic drawings, sculptures both linear and three–dimensional, and spaces that hint at invisible dimensions. Whether found or created, Trouvé’s “environmental dramas” are melancholy yet highly charged, ...

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Tania Bruguera

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Cuban dissident performance and installation artist Tania Bruguera has been challenging and probing political systems—as well as the boundary between art and activism—and advocating for freedom of expression for over two decades. In one of her best-known works, Bruguera had policemen on horses ride around Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, controlling crowds of unsettled museum-goers. Last ...

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Under the Same Sun

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Artists Alfredo Jaar, Federico Herrero, David Lamelas, and Carla Zaccagnini discuss Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at the South London Gallery (June 10–September 11, 2016), focusing in particular on links with the local community established via the artworks on view and site-specific projects. Curator Pablo León de la Barra notes that ...

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Camille Henrot

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Born in 1978, Camille Henrot lives and works in New York. Henrot's diverse practice combines film, drawing, and sculpture. Taking inspiration from subjects as varied as literature, mythology, cinema, anthropology, evolutionary biology, religion and the banality of everyday life, Henrot’s work acutely reconsiders the typologies of objects and established systems of knowledge. A 2013 artistic fellowship ...

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Fiona Hall

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fiona Margaret Hall (b. 1953) is one of Australia's leading contemporary artists. She first emerged in the 1970s as a photographer, but during the 1980s transitioned to using a diverse range of art forms. Her ever-growing repertoire includes sculpture, painting, installation, garden design and video. Hall's choice of material, and the way she uses it, is ...

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Julia Peyton-Jones

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

In 1991, Peyton-Jones became the director of the Serpentine Galleries. In 1998, she oversaw a major refurbishment of the gallery . In 2000 she inaugurated the annual Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, a project that invites an architect who has previously never been commissioned to work in the United Kingdom to create a temporary structure at the ...

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