Redesigning nature Antonio Pio Saracino

“Design is the place between humans and nature,” says Antonio Pio Saracino, the award-winning designer, architect and artist. Many of his projects, ranging from furniture, product design, lighting, jewellery, interiors, public art commissions and large-scale architectural blue-prints, are inspired by such natural forms as bones, horns, plants, shells and coral. His particular style also makes references…

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Lasciami entrare. Le nuove fotografie di Alessandro Valeri

Un percorso visivo dove fotografia e pittura dialogano con una grande installazione di matite spezzate e un antico banco di scuola sospeso, il tutto immerso in un’opera di sound-design: lasciami entrare è concepito dall’artista Alessandro Valeri a Zippori (Sepphoris in greco antico), piccola città in Galilea dove un gruppo di suore gestisce, con operatori cristiani,…

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La cinquantaseiesima Biennale di Venezia – La Marea Crescente

La Biennale di Venezia è sempre stata un luogo dove gli opposti si incontrano. Fino agli ultimi giorni di novembre, per la 56esima edizione intitolata “All The World’s Futures” da Okwui Enwezor, il suo primo direttore di colore, l’arte contemporanea invade la città bizantina. Questa è una Biennale di dissensi e di gente che dissente, una Biennale…

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Back-stage – Gods & Heroes

Installing the solo exhibition by Dutch photographer Brigitte Vincken at IMPACT HUB, Trieste, generated by genius-online and with the patronage of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Rome. This exhibition of photographs and videos by Amsterdam-based artist Brigitte Vincken, reveals a new way of cultural collaboration, beyond the traditional gallery/museum context. The artworks…

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Franko B & Fidia Falaschetti / genius-online exclusive

Whenever a fresh, dynamic gallery emerges on to the Italian scene and then proposes an original exhibition program, it signifies a healthy input of confidence, experimentation and adventure. MedioArea Gallery is a brand new, large-scale space in the middle of the industrial zone on the southern outskirts of Terni. It is directed by gallery-owner and…

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The 55th Biennale of Venice – The ironic, new world order.

Photos exclusive to genius-online by Renato Grome Curator, art critic and roving genius-online correspondent Jonathan Turner visits the 55th Venice Biennale (through November 24), and reviews how the international world of contemporary art can still react in direct response to specific national issues. This includes the theme of financial strife (videos based on poverty, artistry…

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Alessandro Valeri – Ai confini tra due mondi

in foto il curatore d’arte Jonathan Turner. “Alla fine degli anni 1980, sono rimasto affascinato dalla metropoli di New York, da Chinatown, Little Italy e Harlem” , racconta Alessandro Valeri. “La città mi sembrava un mix di arte Vittoriana, Art Deco e urbanizzazione del dopoguerra. Una composizione urbana assolutamente folle, a metà strada tra ricchezza…

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Alessandro Valeri – At the confines of two worlds

In the late 1980s, I was fascinated by the metropolis of New York, by Chinatown, Little Italy and Harlem, says Alessandro Valeri. The city was a mix of Victoriana, Art Deco and post-war cement. It was a crazy urban composition, half-way between rich and poor, with the beauty of skyscrapers in contrast with abandoned buildings falling into degradation. I was also attracted by the intellectual life of the East Village and such American icons as Bukowski, especially by those people living on the borders of reality. In some ways, such people were like the huge, half-broken cars from the Seventies, the dented gas-guzzlers still patrolling the streets.

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Una doppia personale di Renato Grome – Riseduzione –

Jonathan Turner presents a solo exhibition of botanical photographs by Melbourne-based artist Renato Grome (full English text below) RENATO GROME - RISEDUZIONE Un doppia personale dei quadri recenti dell’artista ungherese Ferencz J. Réka e delle opere del fotografo nativo di Roma Renato Grome, curato da Pàl Németh all’Accademia d’Ungheria a Roma, Palazzo Falconieri, Via Giulia 1,…

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Brigitte Vincken – Enthousiasmos

By Jonathan Turner, Roma – Unusual in the world of photography, Dutch artist Brigitte Vincken is a woman who primarily trains her camera on male models, including youthful figures showing “milk-white skin with all the hope in their eyes, and older men in whom you can see the more subtle signs of maturity.” Her current exhibition…

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5 Photo-Based Artists. Ausin Tung Gallery in Melbourne

Recent work by Maree Azzopardi, Paul Ferman, Renato Grome, John McRae and William Yang This group exhibition at the new Ausin Tung Gallery in Melbourne, focuses on recent work by five established Australian artists, each with a strong international profile. Maree Azzopardi, Paul Ferman, Renato Grome, John McRae and William Yang are linked by their…

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Art. Damian Harris in Waterworks

Waterworks the first solo exhibition by Sydney-based artist Damian Harris, presented by Jonathan Turner.
Based on recent paintings of water in different moods. the show opens next Friday night, March 9.
Vientiane, corner Oxford Street and South Dowling Street in Paddington, 5.30-7.30.
The show runs through April 7, 2012

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Rotterdam.Jasper Krabb

By Jonathan Turner In this age of biennales, art fairs and blockbuster exhibitions with grand themes, how often do we have the chance to slow down, to take a closer look at a more intimate and focused approach to contemporary art. For his solo exhibition, installed over two floors at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam (opening…

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Nicola Pucci in Casual Encounters. Curated by Jonathan Turner

leggi in Italiano Opening: Wednesday January 18, 2012 from 6pm .  Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea in Rome is pleased to announce the opening of the solo show of a series of new oil paintings. by Nicola Pucci. In his most recent paintings, Palermo-based artist Nicola Pucci depicts animals, pot-plants, humans, toys, furniture, tableware and other disparate…

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