Category Archives: Italy

PAOLO ROVERSI: POLAROIDS │ Hamiltons, London → 14 August 2015

Naomi, Paris, 1997. Original Polaroid 891 Transparent Film with applied gold leaf and laminate, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.
Naomi, Paris, 1997. Original Polaroid 891 Transparent Film with applied gold leaf and laminate, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.

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“Az sn az I dscuvrd ɖs tîp v film I wz inćantd bî it. Īvn nâ I stl fīl ɖs we n I cnt justifî ɖ rīzn. Y nô hâ y fōl in luv wɖ smʈñ—mbi it wz ɖ culr, ɖ contrast. It bcem mî palit imījtli.”

“Đz rer, culr Pôḷrýdz r śot wɖ ɖ 8 x 10” Pôḷrýd film n ɖen aplîd wɖ gold n silvr līf bfr biyñ laminetd, crietñ ɖ olmst mistc n pêntrli qoḷti fr ẃć hiz wrc z noun. Đ nydportrits r sīpia-tônd, crietd bî cmbînñ blac n ẃît wɖ culr, ẃć pṛdysz an olmst sôḷrîzñ ifct, unlîc eni uɖr fôtgrafic prôses.”

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MIAZ BROTHERS: ANTIMATTER SERIES: A Boundless Vision │ Lazarides, London → 2 July 2015

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“W r intrestd in ɖ ‘pspśn’ n nt ɖ ‘reprizenteśn’ – a drct rleśnśp wɖ ɖ sensz n ɖ c̣pasti v ɖ self ẃn fêst wɖ ɖ ilabṛt influx v infmeśn ɖt nawdez z bcmñ mr n mr importnt.”

Lady A, 2015, 160 cm x 128 cm Acrylic on canvas
Lady A, 2015, 160 cm x 128 cm
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CAROL BOVE / CARLO SCARPA │ Henry Moore Institute, Leeds → 12 July 2015

Carol Bove 'Hysteron Proteron', 2014. Brass, concrete. Courtesy of the artist and Maccarone, New York and David Zwirner, New York/London
Carol Bove
‘Hysteron Proteron’,
2014. Brass, concrete. Courtesy of the artist and Maccarone, New York and David Zwirner, New York/London

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Carol BoveCarlo Scarpa

“Đ elimnts r so nītli wovn tgɖr ɖt it bcmz olmst impsbl t tel ẃr wn artist’s wrc endz n ɖ uɖr’z bginz.” Holi Grenj, Đ Scini

Rich Jevons NORTHERN SOUL 16 May 2015
Holly Grange SKINNY 30 April 2015
Nicola Cappleman STATE OF THE ARTS 26 April 2015
Lydia Yee ARTNET NEWS 7 April 2015

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FRANCESCO CLEMENTE: EMBLEMS OF TRANSFORMATION │ Blain Southern, London → 4 July 2015

Photo: John Berens
Photo: John Berens

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India Irving ART ATTACK 6 May 2015
Nicholas Forrest BLOUIN ARTINFO 1 May 2015
Jodie Shepley UPCOMING 30 April 2015
ARTLYST 29 April 2015

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MODIGLIANI: A UNIQUE ARTISTIC VOICE │ Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London → 28 June 2015

L’Amazone, 1909. Black crayon, 30.8 x 23.2 cm

“Wn v ɖ acnolijd sūṗstarz v twentiiʈ-senčri āt, Amideo Modiłani (1884-1920) z olso ɖ bst nôn n most luvd v ol modn Itałn pêntrz. Wrcñ at ɖ episentr v avãgād xperimentešn in Paris btwn 1906 n 1920, h dveḷpt an ātistc vižn ɖt wz intîrli hiz ôn. Ɖs ny xbišn z ɖ frst t b dvotd t ɖ ātist at ɖ Esṭric C̣lẋn, n fôc̣sz on hiz wrcs on pêpr, šowñ ɖ spiričl n stîlistc dveḷpmnt v hiz ptreyl v ɖ hymn fês n fwm.

Modigliani, photographed in about 1909 (GETTY)

Modiłani’z hyṃnistc vižn v tîmls byti dru on a wîd renj v inflụnsz, imbresñ Itruscn, Ijipšn, Grīc, Africn, Ežn n ŕli Itałn Rnesns imijri. Têcñ ɖoz eḷmnts ɖt acwdd wɖ hiz ôn caṛcter n vižn, h crietd a rmācbl bodi v wrc ɖt sîd-stept Fôvizm, Kbizm n ɖ mni uɖr ātistc muvmnts v ɖ de.

Ɖs xbišn includz several wrcs fṛm ɖ c̣lẋn v Modiłani’z clôs frend Pwl Alixandra – wn v hiz fy ŕli pêtṛnz – alñ wɖ pìsz fṛm uɖr prîvt c̣lẋnz, includñ ɖt v Eric Esṭric. Ɖ mjoṛti r rerli sīn drōñz dêtñ fṛm ɖ ŕli yirz v Modiłani’z c̣rir, pṛvîdñ a fasinetñ n rvilñ insît intu ɖ ātist’s dstilešn v a stîl unmistecbl fr its pyṛti, simplisti n grês.”

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LAURA DE SANTILLANA AND ALESSANDRO DIAZ DE SANTILLANA │ Yorkshire Sculpture Park → 6 September 2015

“Venis-bêst siblñz Lâra de Santiyana n Aleșandro Diaz de Santiyana r inṭnašnli rnând ātists n dsndnts v ɖ Venīni glaswér diṇsti, istablišt bî Pâlo Venini on ɖ îḷnd v Murano in 1921. In Me 2015, ɖe brñ ɖer eḷgnt sculpčṛl fwmz n culrfl glas pêntñz t YSP’z rfrbišt 18ʈ senčri čapl in ɖer frst evr YC xibišn.

Xperimentešn, risc-têcñ n iṇvešn drîv ɖ de Santiyaṇz’ wrc, fed bî wîdspred travl n c̣laḅrešnz wɖ glasmêcñ xprts acrs ɖ wrld. Aleșandro’z inspirešn z wōtr, ẇč trnzlets t ɖ incredbl trītmnt v ɖ srfis in hiz wrcs, mni v ẇč hv a stroñ, pêntrli qoḷti. Ɖ YSP xibišn includz a siriz v wōl n flor wrcs bî ɖ ātist, wɖ a complex, dāc blac yt mirrd patina, rcwlñ ɖ sens v lcñ intu dīp, rflctñ pūlz.

Crušñ ɖ tipicl blôn silindr, foldñ it in on itslf, z a tecnīc ofn implýd bî Lâra de Santiyana t pṛdys slab-lîc fwmz ɖt r, in a sens, envlops f̣rvr sìld bî ɖ mcñ-prôses. Ɖ ātist rfŕz t ɖm az glasbcs, n ɖe rten a pârfl sens v sīmñ t cnten nolij held in sspenšn. In ɖ čapl, ɖ ātist šoz a lîbrri v ɖz fwmz, t ẇč š rtrnz hbičli, in spešli md bcšelvz.”

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CANALETTO: CELEBRATING BRITAIN │ Compton Verney, Warwickshire → 7 June 2015

“Ɖs z ɖ frst tîm ɖt ɖz magnifisnt pêntñz n drōñz bî Canalīțo hv bn brwt tgɖr t pṛvîd an ovrvy v Canalīțo’z wrc crietd btwn 1746 n 1755, ẇlst h wz vizitñ Britn.

Jrñ hiz nîn-yir ste in Britn h dokmentd nt jst tṛdišnl or istablišt vyz n landmācs bt olso hiz (n hiz pêtṛnz’) lêtist ačivmnts in ācitecčr n enjinirñ.  Ɖ dpiẋnz v ɖz ny bildñwrcs n projcts, ẇɖr câčt in Ṗlêdı̣n, Ḅroc or Goʈic stîlz, seḷbret ɖ ny-fând welʈ n ašuṛns v ɖ Britiš nêšn, rflctñ cntmprri dveḷpmnts in popylr culčr, sč az ɖ rīdiscuvri v Šêxpir, ɖ sxes v Handl’z Msaia n ɖ cult v Cñ Alfrid – ẇč in trn spwnd Ān’z imwtl Rūl Britaňa.

Set intu contxt, by 1750 ɖ frst jeṇrešn v Ṗlêdı̣n ācitects n pêtṛnz (Brlñtn, Cambl n Cent) wr ded, n ɖ nêšn wz redi fr a mr libṛl atityd t ācitcčṛl dzîn. Britn itslf wz a mr stebl n confidnt plês ɖn it hd bn īvn ʈrti yirz bfr. Jrñ ɖ rīsnt Wor v ɖ Ostrı̣n Sxešn, ɖ nêšn hd held ontu its ny c̣lôňl gênz n hd sxidd in fwsñ Spên t ôpn p Sâʈ America t its trêdrz. Ɖ icoṇmi wz būmñ n ɖ Jac̣bît ʈret hd ivaṗretd. Acwdñli, a ny, mr confidnt jeṇrešn, profitñ fṛm ɖ Jwjn Reṿlušn n incrisñli ašurd bî Britn’z stêṭs az a mêjr wrldpâr, wz priperd t b ls rejimentd bî Ṗlêdı̣n rūlz n mr iclctc in its ācitcčṛl patṛnij, sīcñ culčṛl inspirešn nt jst fṛm ɖ Mediṭreňn bt olso fṛm ɖer ôn histri.

Ɖs ny fând confidns, sigṇld ʈru ɖ ācitcčr v Ḅroc mastrz sč az Rén (at St Pwl’z n St Mẹri’z, Woric), Hwcsmur (at Westminstr Abi’z west târz) n ɖ Goʈic rvîvl, mācs Britn ât az ɖ ny Venis, ẇč wz ɖ riyl subjct v Canalīțo’z grt canvsz on dsple in ɖs xibišn.”

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