"The ability to create is first perceived as a rare skill reserved for a few exceptional individuals, and is now considered a widespread and easily accessible phenomenon. This new conception of creation, referred to as the new word "creativity", has taken on such importance that it has now invaded all sectors of human activity".
ArtDependence Magazine is based in Antwerp, Flanders, where a regional election is about to take place. We asked the key players in the election to share their views on art and culture and to tell us when they last visited a museum. We also asked what they would be doing for art and culture if they win the elections.
Working mainly in video installations and sculptures, artist Elias Cafmeyer creates site-specific installations. His work is often inspired by and placed in public spaces that show a context with the city that contains them. Cafmeyer sees the city landscape as a metaphor for social construction and focusses on the traces of urban development and the signs and symbols that orchestrate our mobility within those environments.
In the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the world witnessed the rise of the Internet, dramatically changing our everyday lives. Digital culture has become an effective and vital affiliate in reaching wider audiences and achieving key objectives for arts and cultural organizations. In the last few years there has been exponential growth in technology - Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, Sophia the humanoid robot, and more. But the question that arises is, to what extent has digital culture changed the art industry?
White Cube Bermondsey is hosting a solo exhibition of the Chinese abstract artist Zhou Li, running until 30th June. Nine paintings are on display from three of her 2018 series: The Peach Garden, Wind and Thunder, and Blue. ArtDependence spoke to Professor Zhou at the gallery.
The new exhibition Picasso: The Late Work. From the collection of Jacqueline Picasso (Until 16th June 2019) which only opened in March in Museum Barberini in Potsdam sheds light on these precious decades of the works by employing around 140 works exclusively from the collection of Jacqueline Picasso (second wife of Picasso), most of which have never seen the public light before and are only known to exist through the circulated photos of famous photographers like Lucien Clergue, David Douglas Duncan, and Edward Quinn, showing Picasso and his wife in the studios of La Californie, in his workshop at Mougins and in their family retreat at Château de Vauvenargues in Provence.
'It was just a theory, but I thought: what if the king asked for the next best thing: a faithful copy made by Leonardo on canvas. The latter was a new medium in those days. I started to go through the archives in France and Florence and in the latter found a letter where the king of France asks the Signoria to send Leonardo to work for him for a while. So, da Vinci goes to Milan a second time as the painter of the king, why? Because he’s making a copy of the Last Supper.'
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