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A selection of projects and news about fine arts for AV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Artist withdraws 'sex toy' sculpture from Paris square

Artist withdraws 'sex toy' sculpture from Paris square | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

A US artist whose sculpture The Tree was attacked in a Paris square because of its resemblance to a sex toy has decided to withdraw the artwork from the International Contemporary Art Fair.

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Vanessa Beecroft

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Vanessa Beecroft’s work is largely performance-based, often featuring female models as living art objects that exist somewhere between figure and object, static and dynamic. Much of Beecroft’s work is informed by her personal struggle with an eating disorder and she consistently explores issues of body image and femininity in contemporary culture.

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Phaidon's Frieze interviews – Isabel Lewis

Phaidon's Frieze interviews – Isabel Lewis | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

The artist explains why her Frieze Project is part modern-day ritual, part ancient Greece drinking party

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Faena Buenos Aires Celebrates 10 Years with a Roller Disco by avaf

Faena Buenos Aires Celebrates 10 Years with a Roller Disco by avaf | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

To celebrate this growth, the Faena Arts Centercommissioned a site-specific installation by the contemporary artist duo Eli Sudbrack andChristophe Hamaide Pierson, who together make up assume vivid astro focus (avaf). Entitled ángeles veloces arcanos fugaces, the work was a sort of rehashing of another installation by the duo, fittingly completed in 2004, of a neon disco-inspired roller rink. The rink was indoors, open to the public, and featured music by comedian, drag artist, and DJ,Lady Bunny. In addition, the hotel featured a retrospective of photographs documenting the its conception and history.

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Angela Bulloch & Rolls-Royce: “Cipher of L.” Unveiled for Frieze London

Angela Bulloch & Rolls-Royce: “Cipher of L.” Unveiled for Frieze London | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Rolls-Royce recently commissioned Berlin-based artist Angela Bulloch and unveiled the installation to coincide with Frieze London. Bulloch’s work, Cipher of L, will be on view at the London showroom in Berkeley Square until October 23.

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Discover ARTBO, Bogotá's International Art Fair

Discover ARTBO, Bogotá's International Art Fair | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Latin America’s vibrant art scene steps onto the international stage at ARTBO, located in Colombia’s capital city and showcasing a collection of local talent, from Carlos Motta to Henrique Oliveira.

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Hot & Extremely Cool: Heating Up For London’s Big Frieze

Hot & Extremely Cool: Heating Up For London’s Big Frieze | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Keen to see how an up-and-coming contemporary artist might find themselves developing new work shortly before the Fair, Modern Matter caught up with the extremely cool Ed Fornieles at his studio in Bermondsey to film him screen-printing, to discuss his first major solo show at the Chisenhale, and to find out what interests him about social media.

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The Buzz Around Contemporary African Art: 10 Trending Artists at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

The Buzz Around Contemporary African Art: 10 Trending Artists at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

The opening of the second installment of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair during London’s Frieze Week is a groundbreaking moment for the art world. 1:54 continues to offer an incredible opportunity for curators, collectors, and art enthusiasts to immerse themselves in an experience showcasing a diverse range of artworks from over 100 artists representing Africa and the diaspora.

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Anthony McCall. Solid Light Films and Other Works (1971 - 2014)

Anthony McCall. Solid Light Films and Other Works (1971 - 2014) | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

From 28 September to 30 November EYE Amsterdam presents the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands by British artist Anthony McCall.

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The Explosion of Crayon Colors Since 1903

The Explosion of Crayon Colors Since 1903 | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

First invented in 1903, the original Crayola box contained only eight colors, including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown, and black. It sold for only a nickel.

A chart posted on Reddit shows how Crayola crayon colors have grown from eight basic hues to dozens in a little over 100 years.

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Jack Bilbo

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Jack Bilbo is at the David Zwirner London until 4th October.
— Modern Matter looks at The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of art’s socialist, stateless cowboy.

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Illustrations Made With Sun

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To achieve his illustrations, Filipino artist Jordan Mang-Osan uses a special and unexpected technique : using a magnifying glass, he filters the sunlight in order to burn wood tables. Depending on the laser intensity, he creates nuances and lines to draw these amazing woodcut illustrations.

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Philippe Decrauzat: Pour Tout Diviser at Elizabeth Dee (NYC)

Philippe Decrauzat: Pour Tout Diviser at Elizabeth Dee (NYC) | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Elizabeth Dee presents Pour Tout Diviser, an exhibition of work by Swiss artist Philippe Decrauzat, as “a two-sided exhibition in three acts.” The first and second apparently occurred in Madrid and Paris, so New Yorkers experience the show’s conclusion. (There is no indication at the Chelsea gallery of what the European displays were like.)

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Kerry James Marshall on Look See at David Zwirner

Kerry James Marshall on Look See at David Zwirner | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Buying a pin ups book and finding no black women in it was a catalyst for new work the artist tells us.

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Phaidon's Frieze interviews – Tobias Madison

Phaidon's Frieze interviews – Tobias Madison | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

The artist on his Frieze commission, Swiss identity and how his Sottsass museum became an art world myth.

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Nir Hod: Flames, Flowers, and Snow Globes

Nir Hod: Flames, Flowers, and Snow Globes | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Whitewall recently met with artist Nir Hod to walk through his current exhibition “Once Everything Was Much Better Even the Future” at the Paul Kasmin Gallery. For his latest works, Hod uses new subject matter and materials to address themes such as beauty and destruction and the pursuit of sinful desire and the sublime. Here, he answers some questions about sources of inspiration and new artistic methods.

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Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor

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MoMA’s “Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor” is the first American retrospective of the artist’s work to date, chronicling a 40-year career. Open through January 18, 2015, the exhibition features approximately 130 works encompassing trompe-l’oeil sculpture, immersive installations, drawings, paintings, and prints. The show is expansive, yet subdued and draws on Gober’s work as both artist and curator by restaging a number of earlier shows.

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FIAC - Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (Paris) 23-26 Oct. 2014

FIAC - Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (Paris) 23-26 Oct. 2014 | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

FIAC 2014 will take place at Paris’ Grand Palais and throughout the city with the Outdoor Projects from October 23rd to 26th. A dynamic cultural panorama of modern art, contemporary art, and the emerging art scene.

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Dionisio González 'inter-actions' : taubert contemporary (Berlin)

Dionisio González 'inter-actions' : taubert contemporary (Berlin) | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Dionisio González’'s current exhibition at taubert contemporary, entitled 'inter-actions', is comprised of photographs from the 'Dauphin Island' and 'Inter-Acciones' series, the latter of which lends its name to the exhibition. Both proposals lead us to some of the key concepts that have already been explored in González’'s work in previous series, such as the relationship between architecture, forces of nature, and utopia.

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ORLAN - Designs facials

ORLAN - Designs facials | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

 

Designs facials n°10 avec figure Hip-Hop en réalité augmentée, 2014.Pigmentary print on fine art baryta paper, wooden frame.Michel Rein Paris/Brussels, Paris & Brussels
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Maya Lin. Rivers and Mountains

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Ivorypress is pleased to announce that Maya Lin has been selected among one hundred nominees in the arts as the recipient of the 21st Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, awarded annually to a person 'who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind's enjoyment and understanding of life'. The $300,000 prize will enable Lin to continue her work on 'What Is Missing?', which she describes as her final memorial. It is a global multimedia project that deals with the environmental crisis and how it impacts biodiversity and the deterioration of natural habitats.

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Maya Lin, recipient of the 21st annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/maya-lin-wins-300000-gish-prize/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1&;

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BIM 2014 Trailer

BIM 2014 Website and digital communication by KALEIDOSCOPE Explore the Biennale at www.centre.ch/BIM2014.

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www.centre.ch/BIM2014

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@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz | What's new in Fine Arts? | Scoop.it

Organized by the FOR-SITE Foundation, Ai Weiwei has transformed the former penitentiary into a mausoleum, honoring silenced political dissenters with seven monumental installations constructed from materials including Legos and tea kettles.

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