The Bomb Factory Art Foundation is pleased to present All Things Fall, a solo exhibition featuring the work of contemporary British artist Mat Collishaw, from April 20th, 2023, to May 21st, 2023. The exhibit will be held at Bomb Factory Art Foundation’s newest building in Marylebone.
Mat Collishaw is one of the most significant and compelling artists in contemporary British art. With an early foundation at Goldsmiths College, Collishaw formed part of the legendary movement of Young British Artists. He was one of 16 young artists who participated in the seminal Freeze exhibition organized by Damien Hirst in 1988 as well as the provocative Sensation show of 1997.
Mateo Blanco, a Colombian American artist who lives in Miami, has had a longtime interest in expressing the lure of Hollywood. He has explored the power of the image and fame in his highly original portraits of iconic screen sirens like Jennifer Lawrence, whose portrait he recreated using peanuts, Madonna, Dolly Parton and many Marvel superheroes, Avatar characters as well as beloved Star War characters.
In his latest piece, HOLLYWOOD BY MATEO BLANCO, we can see how the stark white background gives power to the image: white, the color of Marilyn Monroe’s dress; white, the color of the lights that shine and make movies possible; white, the first word uttered when the director begins to shoot; white, the color of the gleaming smiles, the diamonds, the very screen on which all our dreams and movies are projected.
The Night Watch painting by Rembrandt, reproduced on a panel of tiles, known as the “Delft Blue” version, will be launched in the physical and non-fungible token (NFT) format this March by Art Attainment, the company created by a team of Portuguese and Dutch, responsible for the project that promises to revolutionize the traditional art market by democratizing, digitizing, and eternalizing one of the greatest works of art in the world through blockchain technology.
This project is the beginning of Art Attainment’s NFT art collective, which will bring some of the greatest names in art history to the digital space, creating dynamic and interactive experiences that explore the boundaries of traditional art through technology.
Experience iconic shots featuring young Kenyan women dressed in original couture dresses from the well-known Maison Martin Margiela – Artisanal and Comme de Garçons collections!
After the great success of the preview in 2022 in Rome, the SANTAFRIKA exhibition conceived by Sant’Era with the shots of visual designer Sabrina Poli lands in Kenya on the suggestive Manda Island inside the Blue Empire Cottage from 8 until 15 March 2023. On display will be a selection of about twenty photographs, printed on aluminum, featuring young Kenyan women dressed in original couture dresses from the well-known Maison Martin Margiela – Artisanal and Comme de Garçons collections.
Between dystopia and humourism – ChatGPT is on everyone’s lips, AI has already moved into most households, digitalization is advancing more massively than ever and radically changing the way we live together. With Project AD-01, the fictional company Xetashell Corporation around musician Laura Dre and sculptor freaky-Deek has launched their first Kickstarter campaign today that is now bringing together technological progress and genuine craftsmanship. The campaign focuses on the specially handcrafted Android busts and the release of Laura Dre’s soundtrack, which combines musical finesse with futuristic vibes. For freaky-Deek, the project is more than a crowdfunding campaign; it’s an unspoken warning about the digital transformation in our society.
The indigenous peoples of the Indian Himalayas call them “the ghost of the mountain.” The moniker fits; with its thick, whitish-grey fur that blends perfectly with its icy local habitat, the snow leopard seems made for camouflage. This is not, however, enough to protect it from poaching or the ruinous effects of climate change. Not only are snow leopards difficult to find—there are now fewer of them to see. This is why the snow leopard is the subject of the photograph that won Sascha Fonseca the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award. The London Natural History Museum hosts this photography competition to highlight the connection between photography, science, and art.
The artist ANTOINETTE, together with her technology partner BizzTech, have created a photorealistic museum space of unprecedented image quality in the Metaverse for the ALTAR of EUROPA. The ALTAR of EUROPA is a real existing, 100m2 drawing consisting of millions of individual pencil strokes created by ANTOINETTE during three years of work . The image density of this monumental work of art is an ideal example to demonstrate the power of the browser-based multi-polygon technology used. In the digital world, every detail of the drawing becomes visible and perspectives and sections can be explored that would not be accessible when visiting the physical exhibition. In this virtual space, museum visitors, regardless of their location, meet with their digital twins, their avatars. With their avatars and an integrated translation tool, visitors can communicate about what they see and what moves them, without being restricted by language barriers.
Judith de Leeuw (JDL) – a well-known Dutch street artist who’s art appeared all over the world – has unveiled her imposing new 40-metre mural entitled “Icarus”, created for the Street Art for Rights Forum Festival on the north-east wall of the Corviale building in Rome, the famous “Serpentone”, one of the “most symbolic” walls in the capital.
This new masterpiece – on one of the city’s largest walls – bears a reference to the myth of Icarus. Icarus is the man who, heedless of his own limitations, flew too close to the sun with wax wings and fell into the sea. A metaphor for a profit-blinded society that is heading for self-destruction, aiming to have the most today, heedless of the future.
On February 25, 2023 at 26 Bridge in Brooklyn, NY, Amref Health Africa will host their annual ArtBall event and adjoining art auction, creating a connection between African culture and philanthropy to celebrate and highlight the talent of the African continent. This year Amref Health Africa will honor world-renowned Ethiopian artist Julie Mehretu with the Rees Visionary Award.
ArtBall features a Contemporary African, Pan-African, and Black art auction, entertainment, food and beverages from award-winning Black-owned vendors, an installation, and an award ceremony, and has grown from just over 300 attendees to nearly 800, with an emphasis on the African diaspora. Notable hosts and guests have included Solange, Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, Chris Rock, Antwaun Sargent, Kimberly Drew, Hank Willis Thomas, Isolde Brielmaier, Shantell Martin, Nina Chanel Abney, Jack Shainman, Young Paris, and many more.
Until now assessing rough diamonds was an inaccurate subjective process, at best. This, along with the difficulty in providing unique identification means, reduced their attractiveness as collateral. The DDFF and Sarine’s groundbreaking cooperation utilizes Sarine’s various proven industry leading technologies, including the Galaxy® and DiaExpert® platforms along with the Advisor® and related software processes, to accurately, objectively and rapidly evaluate rough diamonds, as well as uniquely tagging them, with the result being the ability to reliably ascertain the optimally produced polished diamonds’ potential value, and hence confidently provide financing. The DDFF will apply Sarine’s technologies to evaluate if the rough diamond is eligible for the requested financing, and at what level.