The biennale of chief curator Gabi Ngcobo and her team –Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Serubiri Moses, Thiago de Paula Souza and Yvette Mutumba- wasn’t built to be didactic, or to present art as a possible savior of todays society.
Tom Skipp is British video artist, translator and exhibition curator living in Madrid, Spain. He studied at the Arts Educational School in the Barbican, London and at Warwick University.
ArtDependence Magazine has collaborated with some of the most renowned Presidential Museums and Libraries in the United States to learn about how they conserve and collect artifacts and objects of historical and scientific importance for research and public presentation.
Ewa Axelrad’s works have rather a distinct quality; simultaneously managing to attract and discomfort the viewer. Whilst realising that one is confronted with ideas that will likely cause unease, there is something in the material and formality of the works that compels the viewer to keep staring.
The Ghent Altarpiece, Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is a large and complex 15th-century polyptych from St. Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium. The work is attributed to Early Flemish painters, brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck.
The title Lu gives himself – “master paper portrait cutter” – is one he carried for five decades. This 63-year-old Chinese art teacher also knows carving, sculpting and calligraphy. “Arts are intertwined,” Lu says in Mandarin.
A foremost pioneer in Conceptual and Installation art, Joseph Kosuth is well-noted for the language-based artworks and appropriation techniques defining his oeuvre since the 1960s. Throughout his career, Kosuth’s practice has centered on the role of language and meaning within art.
"As the world at large becomes increasingly digitized, so is the art market. As such, it’s an area which is currently going through a tipping point, one which provides immense opportunities."
Currently, the collection includes more than 5000 works and tens of thousands of archival documents dedicated to the Picasso’s work. Amongst this impressive showcase is a range of furniture created specifically for the 1985 opening of the museum by Diego Giacometti.
"We are media artists and professors of Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. We develop interactive art installations that allow participants to get involved in art works."
Recently, the list of cultural initiatives in Antwerp is almost endless. ArtDependence spoke with Luk Lemmens to explore the momentum behind the many recent cultural advancements in Antwerp.
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