An Idea of Beauty – CCC La Strozzina

 

An Idea of Beauty, on view at the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina (CCCS) at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, sets out to explore the work of eight contemporary international artists – Vanessa Beecroft, Chiara Camoni, Andreas Gefeller, Alicja Kwade, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Isabel Rocamora, Anri Sala and Wilhelm Sasnal – and will encourage visitors to reconsider the concept of beauty and to question not only the ‘need’ for it but also its function, value and purpose. (more…)

Film as a Sculpture – Wiels

<em>Rosa Barba</em>, Boundaries of Consumption, 2012. 2 × metal globes, 16 mm projector, 16 mm film loop, film canisters. Courtesy of the artist

Rosa Barba, Boundaries of Consumption, 2012. 2 × metal globes, 16 mm projector, 16 mm film loop, film canisters. Courtesy of the artist

 

Film as Sculpture looks at a new generation of artists and the ‘problem’ that a number of them seem to be insistently grappling with: how to create works that either sit between or somehow address two seemingly contradictory mediums: one of art history’s most classical forms, sculpture, and its apparent opposite, film (or video). (more…)

MULTIPLE SCHEMES 2 – A response by Justin Lieberman

7 August 2013

Few days ago – simultaneous to the big antological exhibition of the American artist Mike Kelley at Hangar Bicocca – we republished a text by Justin Lieberman (NERO n.21, 2009) that focuses on the ongoing influence of Kelley on a new generation of American contemporary artists, to which Lieberman himself belongs. For the occasion, we asked Andrea Lissoni – who curated the exhibition at Hangar Bicocca together with Emi Fontana – to briefly comment the Lieberman’s text in order to introduce it. (more…)