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GORILLAS IN THE MIST
GORILLAS IN THE MIST

Factum Arte supported The Haas Brothers in creating Gorillas in the Mist, a fountain specifically conceived for the new Aventura Mall in Miami. This installation consisting of three large bronze gorillas and four massive bronze trees circulating water creates a space that is both peaceful and evocative.


THE NEW LOUVRE ABU DHABI
THE NEW LOUVRE ABU DHABI

Earlier this month, Adam Lowe attended the inauguration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. During the events, he met with Jean Nouvel in front of Jenny Holzer´s site-specific installation of three large walls routed in limestone and marble. The work presents three historical texts carved in Cuneiform, Arabic and French.


Terra-Forming: Engineering the Sublime part of the exhibition Cartografias de lo Desconocido: Mapas de la BNE
Terra-Forming: Engineering the Sublime part of the exhibition Cartografias de lo Desconocido: Mapas de la BNE

From November 3rd until January 28th of 2018 The exhibition Cartografias de lo Desconocido: Mapas de la BNE includes the idea conceived by Adam Lowe and Jerry Brotton: Terra-Forming: Engineering the Sublime in the context of the cartographic collection of the Biblioteca Nacional de España. These projections present a journey through time and space to see how our world has been imagined and built by artists and scientists, saints and cartographers. Terra-Forming will provide a creative response to the problem that has bedeviled creative minds for centuries: when faced with the staggering size and scale of the earth, how do we present a comprehensive view of the world without distorting it?


"Infinite" Canova: The Triumph of Paolina Borghese at the Possagno Museum
"Infinite" Canova: The Triumph of Paolina Borghese at the Possagno Museum

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.


ABU DHABI ART 2017
ABU DHABI ART 2017

This year´s Abu Dhabi Art overlapped with the inauguration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Factum Arte and the Saudi artist, Manal AlDowayan joined forces to produce her new installation I Am From You and You are From Me. The work engages with the most vital and profound elements of the Al Ain Oasis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. by producing a graphic representation of the roots of date palms in Al Ain. Our collaborations with Khalil Joreige & Joana Hadjithomas and El Anatsui were on view in the booths of the Gallery Insitu and the October Gallery respectively.


TIM WALKER: The Garden of Earthly Delights Bosch now in s-Hertogenbosch
TIM WALKER: The Garden of Earthly Delights Bosch now in s-Hertogenbosch

From November 4th until February 25th Het Noordbrabants Museum will be showing the complete series of 26 prints, The Garden of Earthly Delights, by the world famous fashion photographer, Tim Walker. The extremely impressive photos inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s (ca. 1450-1516) visual language were commissioned by The Nicola Erni Collection (Switzerland) and have never been shown in a museum before.
In 2016 Factum Arte was approached by Tim Walker and Nicolla Erni to produce a series of 26 vast digital prints of images taken by the photographer based on Hieronymus Bosch subject. Walker requested that Factum Arte produced the large-scale prints at the highest definition possible on a flexible material which could be easily transported. The digital printing team at Factum Arte, led by Rafa Rachewsky, proposed a material they had been developing for some time: ¨flex-gesso¨ or gesso coated linen.


'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.


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