Category Archives: Exhibition

Davide D’Elia | Antivegetativa

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Antivegetativa is the name of a thick anti-fouling paint used to cover old ships to prevent them from moulding. It basically kills any living form. This exhibition held at the Ex Elettrofonica gallery in Rome took over the whole exhibition space, “dipping” it into this beautiful blue colour. The walls, the floor but also the various objects (such as a chair and several paintings gathered from flea markets and old roman cellars) have all been covered by the blue paint. In his statement, Davide explains that he wants to experiment in stopping nature’s physicality as well as the passing of time.

(via Jealous Curator)

Thomas C. Chung | “A Promise Made, Is A Promise Kept”

download (1) download (2) download (3) download (4) download (5) download Australian artist Thomas C. Chung hand stitched 88 full-sized succulents for an installation called “A Promise Made, Is A Promise Kept” in 2013 at Bloom Art Space in Shanghai. 88 is a symbol of good fortune in Chinese culture, with the artwork speaking about growth and patience for change in the global climate (which he probably needed to hand-stitch them all!), as seen from a child’s point of view.

I love plants but since I have a tendency to kill them all (too much love?), perhaps it would be a good idea to invest in one of these cuties? (via Frankie Magazine)

Lucy Sparrow | The Cornershop

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It’s in this kind of occasion that I am SO happy I live in London. Felt artist Lucy Sparrow has taken over an old corner shop and transformed it into a felt wonderland. There you can find the usual stuff you would get from your local corner shop (from biscuits to pregnancy test!), Lucy hand stitched them all! I just cannot wait to go and see them all myself! If you can’t make it to London, not to worry, you can purchase any item on her e-shop.

The Cornershop, 19 Wellington Row, Bethnal Green, London.

(via The Guardian)

Ana Serrano | Salon of Beauty

When I read about Ana Serrano in my beloved Frankie Magazine, she was mainly talking about her tiny little reconstructions of houses from LA. I loved the idea, and decided to investigate about the rest of her work. My favourite was Salon of Beauty, an installation commissioned by Rice Gallery in Houston.

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Urs Fischer at Sadie Coles

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After a few vain attempts to describe this installation by Urs Fischer at Sadie Coles‘s HQ, I have decided that I just couldn’t. It is too beautiful and surprising to put into words. So, here are the photos of the amazing Melodrama, and just a few interesting points about it:

  • 3,000 plaster raindrops in shades of green to lilac
  • a few anthropomorphic statues
  • the feeling that the viewer is reduced to the size of a Lilliputian

Sadie Coles HQ / 62 Kingley Street / London W1B 5QN