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Monika Sosnowska

Monika Sosnowska

Monika Sosnowska
Visual artist
Location: Warsaw (Poland)

 

 

 

 

 

Monika Sosnowska, best known for her enormous skeletal architectural forms. It harnesses the engineering gifts of these elements and the imperceptible grace of their designs. His sculptures of mutilated construction elements are not creative approximations of architecture. They are fabricated, deformed and reassembled construction elements. Sosnowska’s structures crumple like paper, bend and twist to the demands of historical time. Then, by the force of an ideological gravity. Sosnowska shows her ability to sublimate the traces of destruction, like an urban archaeologist in search of pages of history.

Malleable and fragile.

Support structures are malleable and fragile when removed from their context. Without foundation or hinge, they become without object. Intended to enclose us, to protect us and to assist us, they are the most revealing when they fail. A broken step does not go unnoticed. But something animates these truncated forms. Something ghostly resonates from the cold industrial material. The works recall something familiar, something known, but only in memory. Or maybe built from that. Sosnowska explores the shift in the viewer’s understanding of a work. The moment when reality gives way to another space, psychic or historical.

 

 

Monika SosnowskaMonika Sosnowska, Polish pavillian at Venice biennale | 個展, 建築, モニカSosnowska, Monika | Installation street art, Perez art museum, Contemporary  art16 Monika Sosnowska ideas

Website→  https://cs.isabart.org/person/32472

 

 

 

 

 

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Visual artist
Location: Italy

 

 

 

 

 

Michelangelo Pistoletto was born in Biella in 1933. He began exhibiting his work in 1955. In 1960 he had his first personal exhibition at the Galleria Galatea in Turin. An investigation of the self-portrait characterizes his early work. During the two-year period 1961-1962, the first mirror paintings, which directly include the viewer and real time in the work. Open the perspective, reversing the perspective of the Renaissance that had been closed by the avant-gardes of the 20th century.

60’s.

These works soon brought Pistoletto international fame. Leading, in the sixties, to personal exhibitions in important galleries and museums in Europe and the United States. The Mirror Paintings are the basis of his later artistic production and theoretical thought.

In 1967, he won the first prize at the São Paulo Biennial, following this, the same year, he widened his field of vision by trying his hand at video art, theater and performance.

Venus with rags.

This work shows us the influence of Arte Povera on Michelangelo Pistoletto, indeed, the artist offers us a Venus revisited with so-called “poor” materials such as rags.

Recently Pistolleto to invent a sign, which takes up the mathematical sign of infinity by diverting it. He sees there his utopia, his vision of the world, this sign drawn with a continuous line calls to find a unity between Man and nature, masculine and feminine, individual and society. In particular, he remains with this sign one of the only artists who thinks that Art can and must change the world.

 

 

Michelangelo Pistoletto10 Michelangelo Pistoletto ideas | michelangelo, contemporary art, mirror paintingMichelangelo PistolettoMichelangelo Pistoletto, "intermediterraneo" - stazione DANTE - metro - NA | Michelangelo

Website→  http://www.pistoletto.it/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset
Visual artist
Location: Denmark/Norway

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout their careers, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset (born 1961 and 1969 in Denmark and Norway, respectively) have continually redefined the representation and experience of art. Drawing on institutional criticism of art, political science, performance and architecture. The duo produces sculptures and installations that question the feeling of familiarity with a most characteristic subversive spirit and humor.

 

 

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar DragsetMICHAEL ELMGREEN & INGAR DRAGSET | Contemporary art installation, Political art, Sculpture installationElmgreen & Dragset | Verdades de la vida, Flores en el atico, Inspiraciones de amorMichael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, Installation View, Bunks, courtesy Trondheim Art Museum | Scandinavian art, Art museum, Installation art

Website→  http://www.elmgreen-dragset.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Annette Messager

Annette Messager

Annette Messager

Visual artist
Location: France

 

 

 

 

 

The French artist Annette Messager, studied at the Decorative Arts in Paris. Then, she interrupted her studies on the eve of May 68 and brought together her first Collections. Albums of photographs and sentences taken from the press that she annotates and modifies.
The Germain gallery commissioned him in 1971-1972 to create a work with wool and fabric Les Pensionnaires, which consists of an alignment of sparrows stuffed and swaddled in knitwear covered with fabric.

70’s.

Developing in the Parisian context of the 1970s, the work of Annette Messager, close to that of artists such as Boltanski, Le Gac, Sarkis, or Paul-Armand Gette, stems from these singular approaches qualified as “individual mythologies”. Hostile to any academicism, as also to an extreme politicization that followed May 68. These artists advocate taking into account the affective, imaginary, even nostalgic element in the work.

Feminine dimension.

Annette Messager, who asserts the feminine dimension of her art. Integrates the domestic universe in which the male gaze has confined the woman. Needlework, preciously intimate notebooks. rRviews of beauty, to make it its plastic language at the same time as a critique of the feminine condition. From Pensionnaires, 1972. to Mes Petites Effigies, 1988. Aux Piques, 1992, his work is fond of the aesthetics of the fragment and reveals an intimate universe listening to the contradictory movements of the unconscious.

Golden Lion.

In 2005, she received the Golden Lion at the 51st Venice Biennale for her work Casino. A retrospective was dedicated to him by the Center Pompidou in 2007 followed by a second in 2012 at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg.

 

Annette Messager79 idées de Annette Messager | art contemporain, art, toile d'araignéeles yeux avides | Les arts, Sculpture douce, Dessin36 idées de Annette Messager | art contemporain, art, toile d'araignée

Website→  https://annettemessager.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fiona Banner

Fiona Banner

Fiona Banner
Visual artist
Location: London (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

Fiona Banner (born 1966), also known as The Vanity Press, is a British artist. Her work encompasses sculpture, drawing, installation and text. Banner demonstrates a long-standing fascination with the fighter jet emblem and their role in culture and particularly as presented in film. She is well known for her early works in the form of “wordscapes”. Written transcripts of stop-motion action in Hollywood war movies. Including Top Gun and Apocalypse Now. His work has been exhibited in leading international venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Hayward Gallery in London. Banner was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. Banner lives and works in London.

 

 

Fiona Banner37 Fiona Banner ideas | fiona banner, banner, text based art9 idées de Fiona Banner | idée déco vintage, peinture urbaine, oeuvre d'artFIONA BANNER AKA THE VANITY PRESS — 1301PE | Fiona banner, British artist, Art world

Website→  http://www.fionabanner.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Theo Mercier

Theo Mercier

Theo Mercier
Visual artist
Location: Paris (France)

 

 

 

 

 

As a true autodidact, Théo Mercier has claimed great formal freedom since his beginnings. Working to deconstruct the mechanisms of art history. Thus, objects and representations in which he goes back to harmonious contradictions. He imposes paradox, strangeness and humor as a plastic point of view. The result is a protean and iconoclastic work where images and clichés clash. Dominant and dominated discourses. Fantasies, unconscious and collective memories in an ordered cacophony.

Anthropology.

Drawing from the world and during his travels the raw material of his work, Théo Mercier leads a reflection located at the crossroads of anthropology, geopolitics and tourism. Between the staging of objects and explorations of matter, he combines the practice of creator and collector. Through which he sets up an abundant exchange between past, present and future, life and death. Animated and inanimate, true and false, artisanal and industrial. Profane and sacred, real and fiction. Oscillating indiscriminately between facticity and authenticity, his work questions the artificiality of our collective representations and the fabric of History.

 

 

Theo MercierLe Buisson Paris on Instagram: “Théo Mercier, Outremonde @collection_lambert #collectionavignon #theomercier #théomercier #avignon”11 idées de Théo Mercier | mercier, musée d'art, palais de tokyoThéo Mercier • | Poterie construit à main, Objet design, Sculptures artistiques

Website→  http://theomercier.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ken Unsworth

Ken Unsworth

Ken Unsworth
Visual artist
Location: Australia

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Unsworth was born in Melbourne in 1931. He studied at the University of Melbourne, RMIT, Melbourne Teachers College and the National Art School in Sydney.
Ken Unsworth’s work is often referred to as conceptual. His first public solo exhibition sees him pale, naked and wall-mounted in a series of performances that fuse the fragility of flesh with the geometric thrust of sculptural form.

The body itself.

Anthony Bond, in his new monograph on the artist, aptly points out that after being exposed to the theatrical work of Gilbert and George. The young sculptor from Victoria understood that the body itself was a medium of expression. An art material in its own right. He climbed into the frame and that idea continues to resonate subtly.

Teacher.

He has held several teaching positions. Including that of lecturer in sculpture at the Sydney College of Advanced Education. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas. Also, a major survey exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1998. He is also represented internationally privately. and public collections.

 

 

Ken UnsworthKen Unsworth was born in Melbourne in 1931. He studied at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Te… | Contemporary sculpture, Installation art, National art school14 Ken Unsworth ideas | sculpture, sculptures, sculpture installation20 Ken Unsworth ideas | installation art, sculpture installation, sculpture

Website→  http://kenunsworth.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn
Visual artist
Location: Paris (France)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Hirschhorn was born in 1957 in Bern, Switzerland. After studying at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich, he moved to Paris in 1983 where he has lived and worked ever since.

His work has been presented in numerous international exhibitions. A comprehensive overview of his “Pixel Collage” works is presented at Fondazione MAXXI, Rome (autumn 2021). At each exhibition – in a museum. A gallery or an alternative space – and to each work in the public space. Hirschhorn affirms its commitment to a non-exclusive audience.

70 works in the public space.

Over the years, Hirschhorn has created more than seventy works in public space. Questioning autonomy. The authorship and resistance of a work of art, and affirming the power of art to touch and transform the other. “I want to use art as a tool to establish contact with the Other. It is a necessity. Moreover, he is convinced that the only possible contact with the Other happens “One to One”. than equal.” Through his experience of working in the public space, Hirschhorn has developed his own guidelines of “presence and production”. By being present and producing on site throughout its projects. “Being ‘present’ and ‘producing’ means making a physical statement. Here and now. I believe it is only through presence. My presence and only by production, my production. Thus, my work can have an impact in the public space or in a public place.

Exhibitions.

These demanding projects include Musée Précaire Albinet (Aubervilliers, France, 2004). The Bijlmer Spinoza Festival (Amsterdam, 2009). Eternal Flame (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2014). What I can learn from you. What you can learn from me (Critical Workshop) (Remai Modern, Saskatoon 2018). Robert Walser-Sculpture (Swiss Sculpture Exhibition Foundation, Biel, Switzerland, 2019).

 

 

Thomas Hirschhorn「Installations」のアイデア 31 件 | 彫刻, アート, 現代アート31개의 Thomas hirschhorn 토마스히르슈호른 스위스1957 공공미술프로젝트 아이디어 | 조각, 금연, 와인 바Thomas Hirschhorn at Alfonso Artiaco (Contemporary Art Daily) | Contemporary art daily, Contemporary art, Art

Websie→  http://www.thomashirschhorn.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Gerardo Feldstein

Gerardo Feldstein

Gerardo Feldstein
Visual artist
Location: Argentina

 

 

 

 

 

Argentinian artist Gerardo Feldstein came to sculpture through painting. Born in Buenos Aires, he studied electrical engineering for a few years. He started painting and today he is an artist in various fields. His sculptures are made of different materials. Geraldo uses yarn, wood, textiles and other things to form his works. There is always something unusual and bizarre that marks his pieces.

Hands, huge feet.

Bodies have huge hands, arms, or feet. Although it seems their tiny heads aren’t able to tell them how to move their huge ends. His wire sculptures literally extend their reach and go beyond the frame. What unifies all of his works is a common sense of humor. A certain amazement that we all share on our journey through life.

 

 

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Website→  https://www.facebook.com/feldsteinarte

 

 

 

 

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Julia Gutman

Julia Gutman

Julia Gutman
Visual artist, Textile
Location: Australia

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Gutman is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in the land of Gadigal without giving in. She reuses found textiles to produce “quilts”, which merge personal and collective stories to explore themes of femininity, intimacy and memory. Julia holds an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. Also, a BFA in painting from UNSW Art and Design. She was a finalist for the Ramsay Prize 2021 at the Art Gallery of South Australia. From the 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship at Artspace Sydney. Julia’s practice has been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald. ABC Arts. His work has been exhibited across Australia and abroad with exhibitions in Sydney, Adelaide, Rome and New York. Julia is represented by Sullivan & Strumpf.

 

 

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Website→  http://www.juliagutman.net/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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