Work is on progress for next Spring exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum. The exhibition Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess will focus on the relationship between Sir John Soane and the great Italian printmaker, antiquarian and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78).
Factum Arte's close collaboration with Paula Crown is developing steadily in a group of works in 2, 3 and 4 dimensions that address the indexical connections between drawn mark and relief surfaces. More information
2013 ends with new collaborations with Conrad Shawcross, Shezad Dawood, Cyril de Commarque, Paula Crown, Marina Abramovic, Michael Nyman, Mariko Mori, Mathias Bengtsson and many more.
Eva Scanner tests are being finalised to complete a facial scanner that can accurately record a human face in approximately a second - the goal is to record every detail of the surface of the skin down to the pores.
On November 30th the packing cases containing the facsimile of the Tomb of Tutankhamun have been loaded onto a barge in Helwan for being transported slowly up the Nile to arrive at its destination in Luxor. There the cases have been unloaded and carried to a secure magazine in the care of the Ministry of State for Antiquities in preparation for the installation which is to be opened to the public in April 2014
New article in The Art Newspaper by Garry Shaw regarding the replica of King Tutankhamun's tomb.
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"The Madrid -based firm Factum Arte has produced startling conjuctions of contemporary methods and old art." Article written by Alexander Nagel, Frieze Masters Magazine. Read full article.
Mariko Mori solo exhibition "Infinite Renew" opened on the 27th September at Espace Louis Vuitton in Tokyo. The japanese artists shows a series of three eight meters spirals and three sculptures: Renew sculpture I, Renew sculpture II and Butterfly. Read more
In collaboration with Flanders Tapestries in Wielsbeke we are developing new tapestry projects for Algerian artist Rachid Koraïchi.
Increasingly, artists and institutions require a new type of mediator to turn their ideas into physical realities. Based in Madrid and Bologna, Factum Arte is dedicated to digital mediation, transformation and the production of works that redefine the relationship between two and three dimensions.
Factum Arte consists of a team of artists, conservators and technicians devoted to masterminding projects and solving problems, activities which have resulted in original solutions to highly specific challenges. The development and application of new technologies are accompanied by the highest levels of craftsmanship at every stage of the process. Factum Arte always works to the standards required by both the commercial and museum communities in which issues of conservation and archival permanence are of paramount importance.
The work carried out by Factum Arte is inherently original and diverse. It ranges from major conservation facsimiles to archival print editions, from the very big to the very small; in fact we will get involved with anything involving a sensitivity to (and practical understanding of) the transformation, mediation and manipulation of information.
One of the key elements of the exhibition Le Arti di Piranesi: architetto, incisore, antiquario, vedutista, designer (The Art of Piranesi: architect, engraver, antiquarian, vedutista, designer) is a 12 minute animation of Piranesi's Carceri series made by Gregoire Dupond at Factum Arte specifically for the exhibition. This series of 16 visionary images, originally etched by Piranesi when in his late 20's, shows the workings of his imagination, merging his architectural ambitions with his obsessive interest in antiquity. Watching Gregoire Dupond's animation is literally like entering Piranesi's mind. A CD containing both high resolution reproductions of the prints and the complete video is available in our Shop.
A selection of high resolution browsers allows viewing important historical works in amazing detail through an easy to use interface.
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