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throughout his practice, and particularly prevalent in his recent artistic investigations, tomás saraceno works closely with a unique class of collaborators: spiders. from march 7-17, 2019, the house of rolls-royce is debuting a new project by the argentine artist at the 2019 geneva motor show, which sees saraceno create an artwork with a spider. entitled ‘hybrid dark solitary semi-social cluster BD–15 3966 built by: a duet of nephila edulis – six weeks, a quintet of cyrtophora

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Image by Agustín Ríos Art center Centro del Carmen in Valencia, Spain is currently hosting Evreka, a large solo exhibition by local artist duo PichiAvo (previously). Through this landmark showcase, the artists present their renowned Urbanmythology style that blends the dynamics, immediacy, and uncompromising attitude of graffiti along with the traditional quality and timeless appearance of ancient Greek and Roman cultures. Dominated by a massive sliced and tagged Greek pillar, the

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Fin DAC is still in Melbourne, Australia having just completed the second of 2 murals. This one is in the Brunswick district of the city on Sunshine Lane. The artist has spent 4 long days there completing Wajahbaru: an Indonesian inspired piece featuring an insane amount of detailed beadwork from the Toraja region and muse Heidi Chaloupka whose family hail from there. Fin tells us his next destination is Mount Gambier, where

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For art enthusiasts, the spring months positively teem with things to do and see. In Manhattan alone, the Armory Show, the Whitney Biennial, and Frieze New York will all jostle for attention between now and June; and that’s to say nothing of high-profile exhibitions like “Camp: Notes on Fashion” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But there are quieter (and more immediate) delights to be had, too—not only in New York, but

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Urvanity Art opened its doors for the third time, presenting new languages of New Contemporary Art. This year, the fair inaugurates a new section dedicated to solo shows by selected artists. The section aims to put a spotlight on both emerging and more renowned artists, who for the quality and complexity of their work, deserve to be presented to the public in a more complete way to the public. In collaboration

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The proponents of the first half of the 20th-century avant-garde movements drew their inspiration from various sources and were generally dazzled with unconventional practices of art-making. Dadaism and especially Surrealism slightly later embraced amateurism as a way to overcome the boundaries proposed by the academia, so the artworks produced by self-taught peasants, children or mentally challenged people were welcomed with great excitement. Just after the end of WW II, the French artist Jean Dubuffet coined the term Art Brut in

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Throughout the second half of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century, artists have been dealing with the concept of memory. Whether it is the popular culture, scientific progress or any other aspect of human activity that is explored, the perception of the final result e.g. an artwork differs from the way memory is interpreted. A fine example of the explorations of memory can be found in the artistic practices of Lizzie Gill and Hope Kroll;

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The frozen textiles in the outdoor installations of Nicole Dextras appear as reflections of the natural world. In her “IceShifts” series, her process has a particularly Victorian effect, as she replaces the head and extremities of a human with plant matter. The result is both haunting and elegant. On the piece “Bouquet,” in particular: “This outdoor installation of ice-covered dresses was created to resemble an alluring bouquet of fantastical plant life summoned

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In the personal work of illustrator Andrew Fairclough, the artist’s cerebral explorations are infused with comic and pop influences. Stylistically, his work has a kinship with the drawings of Charles Burns or other Lowbrow luminaries, while also showing Fairclough’s love of vintage spot illustrations, retro science fiction, and “the textural wonders of degraded print.” Much of the work below is part of a body of work titled “Total Control,” described as

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Jérémy Demester’s paintings carry both vivid movement and spontaneity. In his current show at Galerie Max Hetzler, titled “FTW,” the artist offers new paintings and sculptures that are part of a poetic narrative surrounding all of the works in the show. And the sculpture is at the center of it all. “The sculpture representing a hermit is at the origin of the exhibition ‘FTW,’” the gallery says. “A vagabond dressed in

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