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SUMMER LEARNING


Factum Arte is delighted to welcome four students to its summer internship program. André Paul Jáuregui and Halley Ramos, graduate students in the Historic Preservation program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, will be supporting the 3D and color recording team by contributing to different scanning projects. As part of their internship, André and Halley will join a team on an innovative photogrammetric documentation project at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Andrew Hennessy has returned to help design new recording systems and Fernando Botella will research the uses of ´big data.´

VENICE BIENNALE EVENTS


Factum Arte´s collaborations with artists Shirazeh Houshiary and Shezad Dawood are on display as part of the exhibitions organized during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art. The work of Shirazeh Houshiary will be exhibited at the Palazzo Franchetti as part of Glasstress 2017, an exhibition exploring the versatility of glass. The inauguration of Shezad Dawood´s three year program, Leviathan, also coincides with the Biennale. Where do we go now? Leviathan and the first three episodes of a ten-part film series, are on display at the Palazzina Canonica and the Fortuny Factory.

Image courtesy of Shezad Dawood and Leviathan - Human & Marine Ecology

TRUE COPIES


Jeffrey Brown from PBS NewsHour visited Factum last March to learn more about our work both at Factum Arte and the Foundation. His piece focuses on our approach to understanding and preserving the integrity of cultural objects and heritage. Click here to watch the video. 

NEW WORK FOR AKRAM ZAATARI


Factum Arte collaborated with Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari to produce a series of photographicobjects including cyanotypes, etchings and digital prints for the exhibition Against Photography. An Annotated History of the Arab Image Foundation on display until September 25th 2017 at the Museu   d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). 
The works produced for this exhibition transfer and reprodice photographic objects in paper, glass and metal. Zaatari's exhibition brings to light discussions and key moments in AIF´s recent history and focuses different objects of the collection that triggered them. A significant part of the exhibition reflects on the disintegration of images over time and the aging of emulsion.

EL ANATSUI´S BENCHMARKS FEATURED ON THE FINANCIAL TIMES


Our collaboration with Ghanian artist El Anatsui has been featured in a video published by the Financial Times. It shows the integrity with which technologies are being incorporated into the creative processes of the artists with which we work. The Lucida 3D scanner was an fundamental in the development of the body of prints Benchmarks on exhibition at the October Gallery in London. The video also features the work of Anya Gallaccio with whom we have no professional relationship. Factum pioneered concrete printing with Anish Kapoor ten years ago. The result was an in-depth, intellectually insightful investigation into entropy and the fluidity of matter. To learn more about Anish Kapoor´s vision and process, click here

JOANA AND KHALIL NOMINATED FOR THE MARCEL DUCHAMP PRIZE


Factum Arte congratulates Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige for their recent nomination to the 2017 Marcel Duchamp Prize. 

Their work will be part of group show for all nominees at the Centre Pompidou opening October 4, 2017 . The prize honours a French artist or artist residing in France, who is representative of his or her generation. Nominees were selected by committee formed by 11 collectors from the Association for the International Diffusion of French Art (ADIAF) 

The winner will be announced at Centre Pompidou on October 16, 2017. Joana and Khalil are represented by Galerie In Situ-Fabienne Leclerc (Paris), The Third Line (Dubai), and CRG Gallery (New York).

THE ROLE OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY


Photogrammetry is playing an increasingly important role in the research in Factum Arte's 3D studio. Images that are captured and processed in the 3D studio are often processed and routed on the 7 axis robot providing a fast and effective way to prove the resolution of the data. The Veronica scanner is complete and working very well - it captures and downloads 99 images in about 4 seconds that are then merged into a high-resolution 3D file that can be rematerialised in many different ways. Learn more about photogrammetry here

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