Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticity and abi... [more]
“There is a double birth of the mortal, and a double passing-away” (Empedocles of Agrigentum)
English version by Roxana Costinescu
At the Scientific Library of Dubrovnik, Nini is again alone in the reading room, and he keeps on studying, with the pencil in hand, a book of Boscovich, published in London, in 1961, by Lancelot Law White. On the last page of his reading diary, he had marked in the morning, during the classes of Inter-University Centre, a mere sente... [more]
Medically speaking, at precisely 311 degrees Fahrenheit, testosterone, the male sex hormone, begins to melt. With her second solo show at Lawrie Shabibi in Dubai, Fahrenheit 311: Seven Legends of Machismo, Nadia Kaabi-Linke presents eight place-centred works that each conduct an autopsy on masculine qualities and myths—from war and glory to violence and heroism. The seven deadly sins run in parallel. In case you need a re-cap of Dante’s Inferno, these are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath,... [more]
By Reed V. Horth for Robin Rile Fine Art
2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS),New York
A few days ago, my wife’s Linkedin Profile boasted this photo of Pablo Picasso’s 1955 masterpiece “Les Femmes d’Algers, Version O“, which is estimated to fetch over $140m at the upcoming Christie’s New York auction on 11 May. For me, it was like seeing an old friend. Her face had been drunk in and every nuance studied when I was a young art historian holed up in... [more]
Many thanks to Photo District News online for their news coverage about the recent portraiture work I did during SXSW !
Austin, Texas-based contemporary art photographer Susan Scafati recently shot portraits during South by Southwest (SXSW) — the annual music, ﬁlm, and interactive festival — from her hometown neighborhood in Austin, Texas. “This is one of my favorite experiences in Austin,” Scafati says. Scafati is drawn to the way that the city transforms itself into a mecca of fes... [more]
The Burghers of Calais
Image from Bouville series and text below is from article in magazine Less Common More Sense, which retells the story of an interaction during the gagging of the Burghers of Calais (outside the Houses of Parliament - London) .
Generally speaking it is a cunning plan to climb up onto and off statues as quickly as possible, so I was relatively unimpressed when I head an old voice behind me saying,
'Is this a protest?'
'Not really' I replied politely, as I hung precari... [more]
The capitalist economy is sexist: women earn less than men for doing the same job and the glass ceiling prevents them from ever reaching the top. Mainstream media are biased against LGBTs and propagate heterosexuality as the norm. It’s usually systems that are accused of being skewed against minorities, and usually on just grounds. But Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin take it one step further. The artist duo echoes French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard who, when shooting a film in Mozambique... [more]
A MET galéria Háromszög című sorozatának első kiállítása"PROCESS": Gábor Enikő, Detvay Jenő, Kecskés PéterA kiállítást megnyitotta: Nagy Zopán költő, író, fotográfus
Yet another criminally underappreciated pioneering female artist receives an overdue solo exhibition decades into her career. A decade and a half of works by Barbara T. Smith, a major figure in the West Coast performance art movement from the late 1960s onward, are currently on show at Andrew Kreps. This show demands and repays attention in equal measure. The focus is specifically on resin works by Smith, notably a glade of tree-sized resin grass. The phrase "blade of grass" has never seemed s... [more]
Scale suits some artists as much as it defeats others. This sense of risk is pervasively present in Subodh Gupta's frequently enthralling exhibition at Hauser and Wirth's 18th Street space. Spaces as huge as Hauser and Wirth's can often bring out the worst in artists, a profession not uncongenial to those with a streak of grandiosity. Happily, Gupta understands the nature of scale and spectacle better than most artists of his stature, and, in works like the sculpture, "This is Not a Fountain", th... [more]
Four years on from the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi reactor in Japan, radioactive water is still pouring into the sea. In spite of this, life goes on, politicians eat potentially radioactive strawberries for the cameras and something called "art" attempts to process a world as resistant to comprehensibility as the one we call, more or less, home. Into this strange reactor pool comes the show The Radiants bringing together work by Ei Arakawa, Jutta Koether, Sigmar Poke, UNITED BROTHERS and ma... [more]
Chemould Prescott Road’s presentation of CAMP’s As If – IV: Night for Day, surrounds the viewer in an animated darkness framed by reflections of the outside world. These words—“outside,” “animated darkness,” “surround”—could sum up what CAMP (Critical Art & Media Practice), a Mumbai-based studio for transdisciplinary media practices, is setting out to do. Over the years, CAMP principals Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran have engaged with med... [more]
Tania Mouraud’s retrospective at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, curated by Hélène Guenin and Elodie Stroecken, spans features over 70 works of art dating from the late 1960s to today. In June, the show spreads beyond the walls of the museum when nine surrounding locations will host additional works of Mouraud, engaging the entire city as an interlocking exhibition site. Mouraud began working in the 60s as a painter, shifting tacks in the 70s to create a series of immersive medita... [more]