Is it possible that a detailed canvas copy of Da Vinci’s Last Supper, overseen by Da Vinci himself, could have hung, unrecognised on the wall of a remote convent in Belgium for the last 450 years?
Born in Iran and now based in Brussels, Sanam Khatibi embraces a broad range of artistic techniques, from sculpture and embroidery to painting and pencil drawing. Dealing with animal instincts and primal nature, her work contains echoes of Renaissance paintings and contemporary themes of power, gender and dominance.
Martin Parr is one of the most recognizable documentary photographers of our time. His work can be accurately determined by the richness and brightness of colors and the “distant eye” angle, which has the power to make you laugh and cry, all at the same time.
The Monolith offers a visually striking documentary short about celebrated New York City artist, Gwyneth Leech.
The M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp has installed a new board and is also overseen by Museum Director Bart De Baere and Museum President Herman De Bode.
The exhibition Always Someone Asleep and Someone Awake is an homage to the Eternal Network of Robert Filliou and George Brecht, a festival without beginning or end, undergoing constant renewal.
“The world would be a much better place if everyone made art and no one worked.” – King Julian of “Madagascar”
The powerful paintings of Richard Phillips go far beyond art systems and the representational function of their medium.
The lines between reality and fiction are effectually merged in Alex Prager’s precise, meticulously-crafted images. In her latest series of theatrical photography, Prager explores notions of artifice and congruence, challenging the audience’s implicit expectations with novel twists on familiar narratives.
ArtDependence caught up with Karl Haendel to find out more about his work, his methods and his next projects.
2017 was a year of shocking revelations, hot debate and giant price tags in the art world. As the wider world adjusted to new political forces and challenged the secretive culture of male power structures, the art world was asking its own questions around ownership, originality and patriarchy. Here are the top 10 stories that shaped the arts industry this year.
Having trained as a painter at the Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, Belgian artist David Claerbout has become better known for his work with photography and moving images. His work plays with the boundaries of both mediums, questioning our relationship to the visual image and asking us to engage with his work on an intellectual as well as aesthetic level. Claerbout’s works often include elements of sound and visuals that create environments that are almost immersive in nature.
“The great privilege of working in the fields of modern and contemporary, is that we can make history be part of the present, read how the present relates to the past and create experiences that allow us to imagine the future,” Bartomeu Mari I Ribas, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in South Korea. The MCCA is the National Museum of Modern Contemporary Art in South Korea. The main gallery space is found in Gwacheon city and there are three further branches in Deoksugung, Seoul and Cheongju. ArtDependence caught up with Bartomeu Mari I Ribas, Director of the MMCA, to learn a little more about Korea’s flourishing art scene.
Born in Poland and now working in Berlin, Alicja Kwade creates thought-provoking works that seem to question the very barriers of our material world and our relationship to space and the unknown entities of the universe. Working primarily in sculpture but also willing to foray into installation, video or photography if it helps to explore her themes, she has gained a reputation as an artist who is on a quest explore the very fabric and materials of our universe. Artdependence caught up with her to find out more about her philosophy and her inspirations.
Global conceptual artist Leandro Erlich wants his audience to do a double take - make that a triple take. An acclaimed master of illusory, large-scale installations, Erlich is currently presenting his largest solo exhibition to date, Seeing and Believing, featuring 40-plus works at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo through April 1, 2018. In this showcase, Erlich fervently questions our sense of reality and the familiar through structured chimera and altered detail. His pieces broadly employ fluid and unpredictable boundaries.
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