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Fabrizio Bellomo, Es geht einfach um Nummer

Metronom gallery in Modena is hosting Fabrizio Bellomo’s exhibition Es geht einfach um Nummer, curated by Luca Panaro. The title, Es geht einfach um Nummer [They are just numbers], is the main clue the artist gives us for what may be considered a decodification work, and on the other hand as a reconstruction of an abstractional project, brought roughly…

Richard Galpin: Slow Boom, installation view. Image Courtesy of Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York

Richard Galpin, Slow Boom

Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York is hosting Slow Boom, an exhibition of new works by English artist Richard Galpin (previously featured on Fantom Issue 05, Autumn 2010). In Slow Boom, a phalanx of metal structures – nicknamed ‘crawlers’ – creeps across the gallery forming the artist’s most recent investigations of urban growth. Assembled from actual building…

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Marc Horowitz at Depart Foundation

Until December 19, Depart Foundation is hosting the first major solo exhibition in the United States of Los Angeles-based artist Marc Horowitz. Curated by Nicola Ricciardi, Interior, Day (A Door Opens), features new paintings and sculptures. With a prescient instinct for the untapped cultural potential of populist mediums, notably Internet culture, commercial advertising and the entertainment industry,…

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Paolo Ventura, La Città Infinita

Until November 14th, Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis is hosting an exhibition dedicated to Italian photographer Paolo Ventura’s latest body of work, La Città Infinita. Known for constructing and photographing elaborate dioramas to tell cinematic visual storiese, Ventura takes his process one step further by painting the photographs of constructed scenes and adding collage. The works,…

Armin Linke, Ezeiza Penitentiary, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1999

Armin Linke, The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen

For more than twenty years, Armin Linke’s photographs have documented the effects of globalization, the transformation of cities into megacities, and the interconnectedness of post-industrial society resulting from digital information and communication technology.   For The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen, scientists and theorists were invited to engage with Linke’s photographic archive, now…

Mickalene Thomas, “Marie: Femme noire nue couchée”, 2012. Rhinestones, acrylic, oil and enamel on wood panel. Courtesy the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. © 2015 Mickalene Thomas / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Mickalene Thomas at Giverny

The dazzling mixed-media works of Mickalene Thomas (featured on Fantom #01) combine rhinestones with acrylic and oil paints to create compositions that often reference iconic works of art from XIX century. In her reimagined renderings, the artist replaces the European subjects with powerful and glamorous African American women, inviting questions about conventional beauty, racial identity,…

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John Divola, Despite Intensions

John Divola’s first solo exhibition in Portugal, Despite Intensions, is a selection of nine diptychs produced in the mid-1980’s that articulate recurrent ideas in his work over the last forty years — a fundamental commitment to photography and its idiosyncrasies through processes that transcend the limits of photographic techniques. Permeating his images with gesture and intent,…

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Carolina Sandretto, Vivir con…

Carolina Sandretto is a New York-based photographer from Italy. Her solo show Vivir con…, curated by Laura Cherubini, is being inaugurated on September 17th at Galleria Bianconi in Milan, presenting the artist’s eponymous project for the first time in the city. By portraying Cuban people in their own homes, surrounded by their memories and affections, the…

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Josiah McElheny, Paintings

Josiah McElheny’s artwork has often investigated the history of twentieth century modernism, in the hope of expanding on the dominant historical narrative. While continuing a dialogue with the history of aesthetics – for their political, ideological, and philosophical implications – Paintings, an exhibition of new work at Andrea Rosen Gallery, represents a shift in McElheny’s…

Max De Esteban, A mediated distribution of the real and the fictional

Heads Will Roll

Max De Esteban’s exhibition Heads Will Roll is on view at Klompching Gallery, New York, running trough October 30th. The show features eight large-scale prints from the series, which constitutes the fourth episode of Propositions: a long-term investigation arising from today’s growing embracement of technologies and questioning how the nonstop flow of images affects our daily life. During the exhibition, De Esteban’s new comprehensive publication Propositions (La Fàbrica, 2015)…

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Things that Death Cannot Destroy

The artist Linda Fregni Nagler will be hosted at Moderna Museet in Stockholm to present Things that Death Cannot Destroy, the seventh chapter of a performance featuring 19th-century magic lanterns. The magic lantern was the forerunner of the film projector and was used to project images on walls at the end of the 19th century. Viewers are driven through time by means…

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Agartha / Photométéores

The first gallery exhibition of Edouard Wolton, graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris in 2010, is taking place at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire as a scenography in two parts, titled Agartha and Photométéores respectively. Starting from studies on minerals, luminous phenomena and geometrical theories, the artist combines different elements extracted from nature…

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Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel

The exhibition ‘Francesca Woodman. On Being an Angel’, curated by Anna Tellgren and running at Moderna Museet through December 6th, gathers a selection of a hundred photographs and a video by Francesca Woodman. Featuring most of the American photographer’s thematic groups and series – such as Polka Dots (1976), the From Angel series (1977), Swan Song (1978), Charlie the Model (1976–77) and her…

Petra Cortright, Puparazzi, 2009. Courtesy the artist and Foxy Production, New York

PORN TO PIZZA – Domestic Clichés

The eccentric exhibition ‘PORN TO PIZZA – Domestic Clichés’, curated by Tina Sauerlaender (head of the curatorial project peer to space) will inaugurate this Friday with a Pizza Party at DAM Gallery in Berlin. The group show takes into account our most common habits and obsessions, the four P words identifying contemporary domestic clichés: Porn, Pets, Plants…

Jesús de Echebarría, Estereoscópico

GETXOPHOTO Festival

The 9th edition of GETXOPHOTO, a photography festival promoted by the Begihandi collective, will take place from September 3rd to October 4th in the city of Getxo, Basque Country, for the third and last consecutive year under the curatorial direction of Christian Caujolle.   Peculiarity of the event, this year orbiting around the visual representation of Trips,…

Cover of Bau: Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning, issue 1-2, 1968 (detail). Courtesy the architects, artists and their estates.

Everything is Architecture: Bau Magazine from the 60s and 70s

Everything is Architecture: Bau Magazine in the 60s and 70s is the first significant exhibition entirely dedicated to the history of Bau: Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning in the UK. Founded in Wien in 1925 by the Central Association of Austrian Architects, the magazine was first conceived as a local trade publication. The project progressed to…

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ALTROVE · Soundwalk Collective

Fantom is happy to announce the opening of the second exhibition in the trilogy of shows entitled Altrove (Elsewhere) at Capo d’Arte, the not-for-profit organization promoting contemporary art in Puglia, Italy. Curated by Boiler Corporation‘ partner and Fantom’s co-founder Massimo Torrigiani (artistic director of Capo d’Arte for the period 2014-16), the second show of Altrove…

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Jing Shen · The act of painting in contemporary China

We are happy to announce the opening of the exhibition “Jing Shen. The act of painting in contemporary China” co-curated by Fantom’s publisher and co-founder Massimo Torrigiani at PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Milan. Paintings, installations, drawings, sculptures and videos explore the specific nature of the act of painting in Chinese art through the work of twenty artists from…

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RAED YASSIN PERFORMS IN MILAN

Fantom invites you to the performances of lebanese artist Read Yassin.   “The Impossible Works Of Raed Yassin”, a performance with Ilaria Bonacossa, Eva Fabbris, Francesco Garutti. June 10th, 2015, h. 6.30/9 pm.   “Solo Double Bass” performed by Raed Yassin. June 11th, 2015, h. 8/9 pm.   Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition Via Paullo 12/A, Milan marselleria.com…

Ricardo Cases, ‘El porqué de las naranjas’

A visual wandering across ephemeral details and amazing banalities compose Ricardo Cases’ publication ‘El porqué de la naranjas’ (MACK, London). The body of work was entirely produced in the region of Levante, Spain, where the author chose to let himself carried away by the beauty of his near surroundings. The vibrant and colorful portrait of the…

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Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine, A Perpetual Season

Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine’s A Perpetual Season flows, as a musical arrangement, in a minor scale. Intriguing and unsettling. Repeated encounters with detached strangers alternate with glimpses of worn-out concrete surfaces and indispensable pauses, with a rhythmic and slow cadence. The book consists of a journey through an unknown, yet familiar city, made of instants and fragments. The…

Call for Entries: Celeste Prize 2015

The 7th edition of Celeste Prize is now open for entries. Multidisciplinary artists, photographers and creatives worldwide are invited to submit crossover artworks in multiple media and time-based investigations. Chief-curator of this edition’s jury is Koyo Kouoh, Director of Raw Material Company, Dakar.   Celeste Prize 2015 Deadline: June 30th 2015 For more information:www.celesteprize.com/celesteprize2015  

Fantom at miart 2015

Please visit us at our booth in the Institutions, Associations and Foundations area.  We are happy to announce our participation to the upcoming edition of miart – International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art, which will take place in Milan from April 9th to 12th. As a result of our collaboration with Marsèll – for the second…

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miart 2015

miart – International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art   From 9th to 12th April 2015 the pavilions of fieramilanocity will welcome 156 international galleries representing the best of modern and contemporary art and limited-edition design from all over the world. Once again, the 20th edition will be structured along four sections: Established, with 105 exhibitors…

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New Exhibitions at Foam

Foam salutes the arrival of spring with an unmissable series of exhibitions, opening on Thursday, March 19th in presence of the photographers: Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Geert Goiris, Regine Petersen.   To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light is a phrase Kodak used to define the extraordinary quality of a…

Natan Dvir, from the series 'Coming Soon'

Coming Soon

Anastasia Photo Gallery in New York is hosting Natan Dvir’s next exhibition Coming Soon, featuring a series of unreleased works from the Israeli photographer’s long-run depiction of the bizarre relationship between humans and advertising in the city of New York. Enormous billboards, while located in the background of each image, stand above flattened streets and…

Asger Carlsen, Hester, 2011

de-FORMATIONS

The group exhibition de-FORMATIONS includes and takes inspiration from the series The Distortions by André Kertész, the most striking and unsettling work of the visionary author, which was produced during the 30s as an assignment for the illustrated magazine Le Sourire. On that occasion, Kertész portrayed two models making use of carnival mirrors, transforming their…

Maurizio Anzeri, "Family Album", 2008 (detail)

The Needle’s Eye

The exhibition traces a singular history of embroidery, spanning from its more conventional uses to its increasing application as a free means of expression within the art field. Focusing on both Norwegian and international contemporary applications, the show fosters a dialogue between traditional employments of this technique – touching on themes such as history, memory and…

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Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin, This Equals That!

What do a sailing boat and a square ruler have in common? And what about a bookstall and a brick wall? These are only few of the question marks raised by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin in their publication This Equals That!.   Entirely dedicated to all children from five to one hundred years old,…

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Max De Esteban, Heads Will Roll

Max De Esteban’s volume Heads Will Roll is the fourth episode of the author’s series of Propositions, a long-term investigation arising from today’s growing embracement of technologies within the artistic approaches and methods. The images gathered in this book hail from a variety of sources, among which the digital world and the news, today definable…