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William Kentridge – Ornellaia 2015 ‘Il Carisma’ – Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista

The 10th annual Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista commissioned William Kentridge to illustrate Ornellaia 2015 Il Carisma. The art project, launched in 2009, by Italian winery, Ornellaia, selects an artist each year to create an artwork to interpret the distinctive character of the individual vintage. The artist created a site-specific artwork for the Ornellaia Estate, customized a limited series of 111 large-format bottles, … Continue reading

Alberto Burri – Cretto di Burri, Sicily – Architecture, Sculpture, Space

Alberto Burri, 1915-1995, is recognised as a central figure working in Arte Povera, concerned with the integrity of poor and unorthodox industrial materials such as jute sacking, metal, plastic, tar, sand, glue and fire. He also combined architecture, sculpture and space in the  creation of one of the largest landscape artworks in Europe. The Cretto di Burri … Continue reading

EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. 6 January – 3 February 2018

EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE, at the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York is a group exhibition featuring gallery artists who engage with the construct of architecture in their practices in a variety of ways. Their work explores how our concept of architecture describes physical structures, references the design of organic and man-made systems, and explains plastic concepts. The … Continue reading

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York

Until the 1960s, most public art in New York City was limited to war memorials, civic-minded murals, or relief sculpture embodying universal values like “Fraternity” or “Wisdom.” But the late 1960s brought a new era that embraced the individual artist’s voice and vision in the public realm. In the years since, hundreds of innovative art … Continue reading

Jørn Utzon and Le Corbusier. Interior Collaboration, Sydney Opera House

Jørn Utzon, 1918-2008, won the international architectural competition for the Sydney Opera House in 1957. He worked on the building with Ove Arup and Partners as the civil engineers from 1958-1965, until a change of government in 1965 raised issues over the construction cost and schedule. Utzon resigned from the building programme in 1966 and … Continue reading

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