Part 2 of Interview with Agnieszka Kurant: Cambridge Analytica and The End of Signature

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Currency Converter, 2016. Various objects, pigment print on archival paper. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
. Photo: Jean Vong

Agnieszka Kurant discusses the concept of collective signatures, including one for the façade of the Cleveland Museum of Art. She is the Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at the MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology. Continue reading

Ileana Hochmann – “Levanta, sacode a poeira e da a volta por cima”

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Boarding Pass. Expo individual, Galería 90, Rio de Janeiro. 2006. Foto: Davy Alexandrisky

Mitad brasilera, mitad argentina, Ileana Hochmann transitó toda su vida los caminos marcados entre el Rio de la Plata y Rio de Janeiro. Con formación en la Escola de Artes Visuais Parque Lage, su obra lleva la impronta de la inmigración/emigración, la fuerza de lo ritual y a su vez se asocia a la generación de los artistas latinoamericanos -más específicamente aquellos contemporáneos al Tropicalismo- y a la renovación que sacudió la idea del objeto artístico tradicional proponiendo una estética propia de la identidad latinoamericana. En este contexto, la obra de Ileana Hochmann indaga sobre su historia personal plasmada en un trabajo autorreferencial sin por ello desconocer el contexto en el cual se inscribe su discurso. La obra muta, se adapta a las posibilidades plásticas y estéticas que ofrece la contemporaneidad, insertándose naturalmente en el contexto internacional, manteniendo su producción consecuente en cuanto a contenido y multidisciplinaria en lo referente a presentación formal de la obra. Continue reading

Cecilia Mendez Casariego – Rostros que lo dicen todo

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Galeria Schlifka Molina 2014

Nacida en Buenos Aires, Cecilia Mendez Casariego es escultora y docente, formada en Escuela de Bellas Artes “Manuel Belgrano” como Maestro Nacional de dibujo (2002) y Profesora en Artes Visuales (2012). Su formación se completa con las clases de dibujo con Marcia Schvartz en la Escuela de Bellas Artes Ernesto de la Cárcova así como las clínicas de obra con Sergio Bazán y Silvia Gurfein. Continue reading

Agnieszka Kurant: Complex Systems

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Agnieszka Kurant A.A.I (10-15) 2017 Termite mounds built by colonies of termites from colored sand, gold and crystals .Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
. Photo: Dylan Wilson

“My work is about how aggregated social capital can be used for good causes. Its value can even be calculated.” – Agnieszka Kurant

Agnieszka Kurant  is preparing to install one of her collective signatures on the façade of the Cleveland Museum of Art. She is the Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at the MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology. Her commission for the SFMOMA was launched earlier this month.  In 2017, Kurant’s recent exhibitions include a solo show at SCAD MoA in Savannah and at the CCA in Tel Aviv and commissions for Guggenheim Bilbao and for Bonner Kunstverein. In 2015 she did a commission for the façade of the Guggenheim Museum, New York. In 2013-2014, the artist presented a major solo exhibition at the Sculpture Center, New York. Continue reading

Shezad Dawood in the Studio

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Shezad Dawood (b. 1974, London); Kalimpong; 2016; virtual reality; © Shezad Dawood; courtesy of Timothy Taylor, London/New York

Shezad Dawood’s neon “Wrathful Activity, Fierce Energy,” his bronze and cement digital sculptures, his virtual reality work “Kalimpong,” and his de-materialized collage/paintings at the Rubin Museum  are worth visiting through January 28, 2019. They add up to a spectacular show in many media. This London-born and London-based artist has a Ph.D. from Leeds Metropolitan University and is a research fellow in experimental media at the University of Westminster. His feature film Piercing Brightness (2013) has been shown at film festivals and at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Dawood has also published two books and many articles. “Kalimpong”  was a physical and psychological thrill to experience. Continue reading

Sol Pipkin – Malos Entendidos

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Vista de exposición “Maleza sin pies ni cabeza” en Machete, galería de arte contemporáneo. 2017

La artista argentina Sol Pipkin, con 34 años, despliega una interesante trayectoria. Luego de distanciarse del diseño gráfico se formó de manera autodidacta y en diferentes talleres de artistas y teóricos como Diego Bianchi, Eduardo Navarro, Mónica Girón, Santiago García Navarro, Carlos Huffmann, Pablo Siquier, Ernesto Ballesteros y Karina Peisajovich.  También fue becaria del Programa de artistas 2010 de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Su obra fue exhibida en museos y espacios culturales tales como el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario, Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural Borges, Museo de la Lengua y Centro Cultural Recoleta; en 2014 expuso su trabajo Piltriquitrón Inside en el Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires. En 2011 fue seleccionada para los Premios Andreani y Curriculum 0 y en 2012 para el Premio Lucio Fontana del Consulado de Italia. Continue reading

In the Studio with Tmima

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The Bomb, 2018. Wood, metal, paper, styrofoam, paint. (13.5in x 6in x 8.5in)

Tmima is an internationally renowned Israeli artist. At sixteen she was accepted to the Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem on a full scholarship, where she ultimately graduated. After graduating she received the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation Scholarship and moved to Europe, following the stirring urge of a friend to showcase her work around France, Italy and Switzerland. Tmima is a prolific, disciplined and talented artist who has been exhibited in many museums, galleries and permanent collections around the world. She left Paris to live in SoHo, Manhattan, where she increased her focus on sculptures. Continue reading