"He could be kind, be horrible, be generous, be mean, be funny, be grumpy, be childish, be old. But mainly he just loved to work. He really was a fascinating man. He enjoyed thinking he could manipulate me, but I could see through him and just laughed at his shenanigans".
«My work is not about humour. For me sculpture is all about gaining and losing weight. Through my art I have the possibility to alter form. I see the world from a sculptural point of view».
The Chinese visual artist Ai Weiwei is using art to confront people with reality. In a talk during Berlin’s International Literature Festival he spoke about the film Human Flow, his experience documenting today’s migration crisis, and how he perceives the intersection between art and activism.
The fire at Brazil’s National Museum in Rio di Janeiro has Brazilians and the world in mourning. According to the institution’s deputy director, Cristina Serejo, only 10 percent of one of the continent’s most emblematic art and science collections survived.
The Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC), and over 50 other scientific entities in the country announce a manifesto in defense of the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the cultural and scientific heritage of the country
Strongly participated with an eclectic and beautiful program, the festival just came to an end. Reviewing some of the shows, the idea is to present a compendium of the quality, diversity and research within the vibrant and exciting festival that has created a brilliant platform of stimulating and engaging performances.
Danish photographer Marie Hyld takes pictures of herself with people she meets on Tinder. Young and attractive men and women around her age.
Johan Thom: "I am mainly interested in how the body, the world and the artwork are all brought together in a perfomative material relationship through which they all become singularly meaningful entities."
Sculpture is one of Lucia Bru’s creative activities, where she questions our knowledge and perception of materials such as stone, glass, cement. In the artist's hands, they turn into objects of a deceptive appearance: made from cold and invulnerable matter and turned into unexpectedly delicate, tender, enticing and fragile forms.
Back in Michelangelo’s day an artist might find a wealthy patron to support both their profession and their finances; with the invention of the crowdsourcing website Patreon artists can now ask fans to support their work through tiered donations or a subscription-based service...
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