Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Laughter in the Dark: Diego Perrone at Casey Kaplan Gallery

Diego Perrone. Detail view. Idiot's mask (Adolfo Wildt), 2013. Airbrush on PVC. 77.75 x 248.75" / 197.5 x 631.8cm. All images courtesy Casey Kaplan.

The leering white faces watch from the walls. They follow you from room to room, vacant eyes staring out from behind their grotesque masks. Though the lower part of their jaws are missing—unhinged—their slit-like eyes and upturned mouths indicate that the figures are consumed with mirth. We see the same white mask over and over, but from various angles: on its side, in three-quarter profile,[.....]

Can’t Stop: Happy Tech at Triennale Bovisa, Milan

Though the fields obviously aren’t mutually exclusive, technology and art have shared a love-hate relationship through the ages. At moments adversarial, art puritans fear drastic change in the application of new technologies to art disciplines, and staunch technologists fear a contamination of science by ‘softer’ art practices. However, at their most collegiate, art benefits from the potential of new technologies to both alter people’s perceptive[.....]

Best of 2009

Best of 2009 Venice Biennale: Union of Comoros Originally published on June 24, 2009 For their Biennale debut, the Union of Comoros is in participation with a project, Djahazi, by the Italian artist Paolo W. Tamburella. Comoros is a small series of islands located off the coast of Mozambique in East Africa, and Djahazi gets its name from the classic wooden boats the Comoros people used for[.....]

Javier Vallhonrat

Acaso features a series of photographs which are the result of a four-year project by fashion photographer Javier Vallhonrat. The images largely differ from the hip and glossy fashion-related work he often realized for publications such as Vogue and the New York Times. The works exhibited at the Galleria Carla Sozzani -located at 10 Corso Como in Milan- explore the ways in which we tend[.....]

Gelitin

Austrian-based artist group Gelitin is comprised of four artists — Wolfgang Gantner, Ali Janka, Florian Reither and Tobias Urban. The artists are internationally known for their ambitious and absurd projects and performances. Pictured above is a giant 200-foot long and 20-foot high bunny sculpture, stuffed with hay in the hills of Artesina, Italy. The pink bunny was installed in 2005 and will remain in place,[.....]

Antony Gormley

Internationally renowned British sculptor Antony Gormley is currently exhibiting his “Critical Mass” installation with the Museo d’Arte Donna Regina in Naples, Italy. In this work, the artist cast more than 60 figures in a variety of poses and then placed the casts in a large group on the gallery floor. Gormley’s work investigates the body and makes reference to internal and external space. The artist[.....]

Maggie Cardelus

Using an ornamental language, artist Maggie Cardelus strives to engage her viewer in a hospitable world of pleasure, illusion, and distraction. The source of these works are often family snapshots which are transformed into sculptural installations.By using photos the artist underscores time, memory and privacy, while the fragility of the work references the temporal qualities of her subjects. Cardelus is a Spanish-American who graduated from[.....]