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Mariko Mori solo exhibition opens at Sean Kelly NY
Mariko Mori solo exhibition opens at Sean Kelly NY

Ekpyrotic String VI. 2017
Glass fiber reinforced polymer and stainless steel.
This new body of work has been meticulously produced using the most technically advanced methods available. For her second exhibition at the gallery, Mariko has increased both the scale and magnitude of her sculptures, creating monumental works, some of which embrace the architecture of the space.

Lost Paintings
Lost Paintings

Factum Arte has reconstructed a series of lost masterpieces, including Monet’s Water Lilies, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Vermeer's The Concert and a portrait of Winston Churchill by Graham Sutherland, which his wife, Clementine, destroyed. The recreation of this lost art was made using cutting-edge technology. Factum Arte uses 3D scanners originally developed for medical purposes to record the surface of a painting or an object down to the finest brush-mark or crack.

The re-created masterpieces will be featured in a series, Mystery of the Lost Paintings, on Sky Arts from May 2nd: The stories of how such colossal masterpieces were lost, stolen or destroyed and the process of bringing them back to life reveals much about the artists’ craft.

MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ COMES BACK TO FACTUM ARTE AFTER 8 YEARS
MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ COMES BACK TO FACTUM ARTE AFTER 8 YEARS

Marina Abramović is in Factum Arte for a few months to develop different projects and carry out new works. Marina together with Adam Lowe's help will work on the preparation of her next exhibition for The Royal Academy of Arts in London, becoming the first living woman artist to exhibit in this prestigious institution.
"I am 71 years old, I am in the last part of my life, very conscious of making this transition. I think that when you die you do not go to darkness, but to light. What we are going to try to create is a way to make myself disappear in the light"

DIVINA PAOLINA
DIVINA PAOLINA

Thanks to the Canova Foundation in collaboration with the Venice International Foundation, the Friends of Venice and the Municipality of Possagno, the sculpture of Paolina Borghese by Antonio Canova comes back home. But there is more, an unusual Paolina glass, realized in 2015 with the lost wax technique, by Gilberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga and by Factum Arte, together with the Paolina Borghese's plaster model was the first reconstructed work with the 3D system and reverse engineering, and today, more than ten years after that major restoration, it is being redisplayed for the general public.

This new version of the sandblasted glass-crystal masterpiece, which does not want to be a copy, but an "interpretation" entrusted to materials in line with our time, incredibly enhances the forms of Princess Borghese, immersing it in an extremely contemporary context.

'BENCHMARKS' AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY
'BENCHMARKS' AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY

Our collaboration with Ghanian artist El Anatsui can now be seen at Royal Academy in London. This is the first time these hand-made prints are shown in a public institution. On view will be the entire Eclipse Suite, the Black and White Series and Fragments. The prints were made by 3D scanning the wooden worktops used to make El Anatsui´s famous tapestries. This information was transferred onto aluminium plates and then printed through an etching press. Learn more about these large-scale prints. Request a day pass to see them.

See the video published by the Financial Times.

NEW TRAINING MANUALS
NEW TRAINING MANUALS

Factum Arte has produced a bilingual edition of the Lucida Scanner, a Training Manual. This is the second manual published by the 3D Recording Department in Arabic. Aliaa Ismail with help of Abdo Ghaba and Mahmoud Salem prepared the volume A Quick Guide to Recording Systems to train technicians in Egypt. In a few weeks, a new guide dedicated to photogrammetry will also be available. Photogrammetry is playing an increasingly important role in the research in Factum Arte's 3D studio.

Download the Lucida Sacanner Manual in English / Arabic.