Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sweden drawings collages

Lately I find it very interesting artists who engage with the narrative presentation and appearance of works of art. Among the myriad of proposals of the galleries I found a very interesting Swedish artist, Jockum Nordstrom. Through drawings and collages, this artist can tell fascinating stories, most often filled with eroticism, but never vulgar, in contrast with a playful and sensitive. Everyday life and fantasy are mixed with a temporal dimension without rules, where everything seems suspended, and easily readable. Read more

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli

Francesco Vezzoli, the artist most loved by celebrities, has struck again. Opens tomorrow at the seat of the Greed, A New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli, the artist Brescian latest project which staged the publicity campaign for a new fragrance, Greed. Again, Vezzoli has aimed at the top and managed to involve other international stars, Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams, the protagonists of a fake commercials directed by Roman Polanski. The elusive perfume advertising campaign will be accompanied by embroidery / posters in which some historical artiste become testimonial perfume. Put the most powerful gallery in the world, two of Hollywood actresses, a director and cursed a group of artists: the fragrance is attractive, lightweight and suitable for any occasion. Read more

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kader Attia Art

"Ghost" is the installation of the 2007 Kader Attia, who is of Muslim women in prayer. Material was used simple aluminum foil, but the effect is extraordinary because it reduces the bodies to the empty shells. Personally, I convey a sense of unease and aliening, but the perception may vary as the artist's intentions. One can understand these figures as alien forms, a provocation to discuss religion on consumerism or just a way of asking questions on identity and alternative cultures. Read more

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Spectacular, controversial, invasive: the services in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, known as the Unilever Series, always chatting to their impact on the public. The choice was taken by surprise the world of Balka which is certainly an actor, known for the sobriety of its way of operating. Hair, ashes, soap are some of the materials that prefers its strict installations that recall a historical memory of collective suffering, which is closely linked to the dramatic events of the Holocaust. On the Guardian, the critic Adrian Searle Balka defines as an ideal choice for the next installation of the Tate Modern, accustomed to the facilities and strict temperate of Balka is certainly interesting to see how the artist will compare with the enormity of space in London, with the knowledge that a presence-absence can upset more than anything spectacular. Read more

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Ivan, urban poet, on display at Space Oberdan in Milan

Often, walking for Milan in a difficult day, meet the sentences of Ivan, urban poet, can tear a smile when you least the aspects. Its contribution in the exhibition "Street Art, Sweet Art", held at Pac in Milan in 2007 has emerged as one of the most attractive items in the urban landscape of Milan.

The confirmation comes with the staff "Viva Poetry" to be held from February 13 to 15 March 2009 Area Oberdan in Milan within project "Five Easy Pieces", an plan dedicated to five emerging artists and their debut with Ivan.

The editor Jacopo Perfetti began well in the display catalog: "Ivan is a romantic poet with an artistic sensibility that dissolves in its production, outside and inside the road, with explosive energy that falls in line with our desire to bring poetry to all, because everyone has the right to live.” Read more

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Street Art, Entertainment and Pop Art: Steve Powers

Steve Powers are an artist capable of combine words and pictures so smart and sophisticated. Born in Philadelphia, lives in New York since 1994 and has been one of the most famous American street artist. Powers is also the author of the book And the Art of Getting Over, a real bible of Graffiti Art with photographs, sketches and interviews documenting the scene in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco and many others. And two-dimensional color images are accompanied by slogans but sharp ironic that exorcise contemporary neuroses. A staff sees the protagonist in these days at Alice Gallery in Brussels is eloquently titled "Semaphores of the Soul" and will be visible until March 7. Read more

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Best collection of Yves Saint Laurent auction at Christie's

As predictable by queerblog, the art collection of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent will auction February 23 in the unusual setting of Grand Palais in Paris. Six months after the death of a companion of life and business, Pierre Berge has resolute to sell entire set is not for money, insurance, but because without this Yves has no more reason to live.

And the occasion is enormous, because with its 733 pieces it is the largest group of a single owner not at all went to sale. And a fashion collection built according to criteria of pure excellence because it is "better to have an empty wall that an object, a mediocre".

The words of Saint Laurent says a lot about the quality and selection of works ranging from Greece to masters such as Picasso, Mondrian, Matisse and many others. The collection is expected to 400 million euros. For those wishing to see the estimates or even make a trip in the history of art and decoration, the catalog is available on the website of Christie's. Read more

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