Piranesi's Candelabrum on show at SMK, Denmark
Factum Arte's recreation of Giambattista Piranesi's Candelabrum with Lion and Bulls' Heads, made in 2010 for the exhibition 'The Arts of Piranesi' at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini is currently on display as part of the exhibition 'Piranesi - Vision and Veracity' (4 November 2021 – 27 February 2022) at SMK - National Gallery of Denmark.
Kintsugi Aurea at COP26
Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir and Kas Galos worked with Factum Arte on the production of their new series: Kintsugi Aurea was presented at COP26 in Glasgow (October 31 - Nov 12, 2021). The concept of recycling was explored by giving new life to a 2m stainless steel sphere, originally mirror polished.
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Yagul Tree Crowns by Jan Hendrix on display in London
One of the tapestries created in 2018 for Jan Hendrix's series The Mythological Landscapes of Yagul was on display at Shapero Modern, London, for the solo exhibition 'Passing Through' (October 27 - November 19, 2021).
Morris, Gainsborough, Turner, Riley: new tapestry by grayson perry
Grayson Perry's most recent work has been produced for the artist in collaboration with Paragon | Contemporary Editions Ltd and unveiled at Frieze London (13 - 17 October 2021). It was the most challenging tapestry yet - both in the design of the weave structure and the control of the colour combinations.
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New works for Ahmed mater
For his solo show at Frieze 2021 with ATHR Gallery (13 – 17 October 2021), Ahmed Mater presented a new body of work that analyses the ways in which surveillance technologies have drastically transformed conflicts. Eagle is the artist's most recent production with Factum Arte: an enlarged model of a drone, covered in sand.
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New works for Sarah Sze on show at Gagosian, Basel and Victoria Miro, London
The concept behind Tracing Fallen Sky (2020) continues in the series Fallen Sky. Some of the works were on show at Gagosian, Basel for the exhibition 'Sarah Sze: New Works' (September 20 – November 13, 2021) and 'Sarah Sze' at Victoria Miro, London (12 October – 6 November 2021).
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New collaboration: Afra Al Dhaheri
Artist Afra Al Dhaheri worked with Factum Arte on her site-specific installation Pillow Fort Playground (نلعب بيت؟) with Green Art Gallery, as part of the Public Art Programme of Expo 2020 Dubai (October 1 2021 - March 31 2022). "Through this marble sculpture of tikkay, traditional Emirati floor pillows, Al Dhaheri revisits moments of impromptu play." More on the process behind the artwork
New works by Marina Abramovic on show at Lisson Gallery and Colnaghi
The legendary soprano Maria Callas is the inspiration behind the new series Seven Deaths, presented at Lisson Gallery for 'Marina Abramović: Seven Deaths' (14 September - 30 October 2021). At Colnaghi, the group exhibition 'Humble Works' (17 September - 22 November 2021) featured the site-specific installation Table of 10,000 Tears. More on Marina's work with Factum Arte
Recording Goya's Black Paintings
The recording of Goya's Black Paintings at the Prado Museum in 2014 was the first large-scale project of high-resolution 3D digitisation of the surface of paintings ever realised. The methodology and outcomes of this project have set the benchmark of how surface relief should be considered as a primary source for understanding the complex trajectories of artworks within a museum collection. Learn more.
Opening of Le Jardin d'Afrique
On June 9, in the presence of UNESCO Director General Audrey Azouley, Rachid Koraïchi inaugurated his latest project, Le Jardin d’Afrique in Zarzis, Tunisia. Built as a memorial resting place for the many migrants drowned while crossing the Mediterranean Sea, it is a non-denominational cemetery, garden and DNA database.
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The recording of Goya's Black Paintings at the Prado Museum in 2014 was the first large-scale project of high-resolution 3D digitisation of the surface of paintings ever realised.