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Roman Ondak, Objects in the Mirror BASE / Progetti per l’arte Roman Ondák: Objects in the Mirror at BASE
Vincenzo Estremo |

During a brief conversation about Roman Ondák, the artist Enrico Vezzi told me how much he was impressed by his experience at the Venice Biennale in 2009, when Ondák turned the Czech and Slovak Pavilion …

Jaan Toomik, Theatre of Gestures, Riga Jaan Toomik. Theatre of Gestures
Vincenzo Estremo |

Jaan Toomik, one of the most renowned Estonian artists in the world, is a very interesting and controversial figure. At the end of 80s, when the Baltic region was involved in radical political changes, his work …

Cesare Tacchi, Palazzo delle Esposizioni Cesare Tacchi: From Matter to Spirit
Virginia Villari |

The Art of Cesare Tacchi presented in an extensive retrospective at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome     My first memory of Cesare Tacchi (1940 – 2014) goes back to my childhood. It was the …

Lastation, Ramdom, Claudio Zecchi, Simona Di Meo, Jacopo Rinaldi, Roberto Memoli, Nuvola Ravera, Alberto Gemmi Life is messy and moving all the time: A collective writing experiment at Ramdom
Claudio Zecchi |

  Life is messy and moving all the time by Claudio Zecchi, Simona di Meo, Roberto Memoli, Nuvola Ravela and Jacopo Rinaldi   This text is a collective writing experiment on several levels – visual, …

Katja Novitskova, Estonian Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale Katja Novitskova. If Only You Could See What I’ve Seen with Your Eyes
Eleonora Salvi |

The Venice Biennale has been over for a few weeks. What stood out most in this edition curated by Christine Macel? It is widely known that it’s not very easy to be able to combine …

Fabrizio Vatieri, SPRINT, non profit, book fair, spazio O', Milan, 2017 SPRINT _\|/_ Book Fair is not afraid of the unknown
Droste Effect |

From the 24th to the 26th November 2017, Milan has housed one of its most exciting and anticipated artistic events. SPRINT _\|/_ Independent Publishers and Artists’ Books Salon brings together artists, designers, publishers – and …

Paolo Cavinato On the use of perspective and the role of emptiness: A conversation with Paolo Cavinato
Giulia Gelmini |

By using several artistic practices, Paolo Cavinato creates multisensorial spaces, where images of reality, mental and emotional projections merge. His research starts from the physical space to arrive to the absolute; a philosophical path followed with …

Andrew Birk, MCA - Malta Contemporary Art I am the body of a human. Andrew Birk at MCA
Eleonora Salvi |

The impact between a primordial language and forms of representation of the unknown is well-stated in the exhibition I am the body of a human, a solo show by Andrew Birk currently at MCA – Malta Contemporary …

Kris Lemsalu, Workplace Gallery, London Fight the future: Later Is Now at Workplace Gallery, London
Vincenzo Estremo |

In the following text, I gathered some information and insights that have emerged from an email conversation, concerning the last exhibition curated by Portuguese artist Hugo Canoilas, Later Is Now, for Workplace Gallery in London. The …

SIAMO ARRIVATI Exhibition view, Madre · Museo d'arte contemporanea Donnaregina, Napoli, 2017 © Wade Guyton Courtesy the artist and Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee, Napoli Foto © Ron Amstutz Wade Guyton: A draft review
Vincenzo Estremo |

In his last solo exhibition SIAMO ARRIVATI (“WE’VE ARRIVED”), conceived for the MADRE Museum in Naples (Italy) and curated by Andrea Viliani, the American artist Wade Guyton (Hammond, Indiana, 1972) explored the state of the production …

Fernanda Fragateiro, Claudio Zecchi Fernanda Fragateiro and the problematic documentation of contemporary art
Droste Effect |

The following is a conversation between curator Claudio Zecchi and artist Fernanda Fragateiro (1962; lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal) on the problematic practice of documenting the contemporary artwork. Fernanda Fragateiro’s projects are characterized by a …

Arthur Fouray, ZQM Arthur Fouray’s “2080″ at ZQM in Berlin
Eleonora Castagna |

Eleonora Castagna: The exhibition you are presenting at ZQM in Berlin (which was inaugurated on the 20th of May and will close on the 18th of June) was presented through several steps. One of the …

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