Recording and facsimile project for the Benaki Museum
The Rothschild Foundation has commissioned a facsimile of Sir Thomas Lawrence’s portrait of John Capodistria, from the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle. After its recording in high-resolution in August 2020, the painting was re-materialised as a facsimile and will be on display at the Benaki Museum. More on the project
Relief-printed wallpaper production with JamJar Flowers
Digital recording and elevated 3D printing can preserve the beauty of pressed flowers indefinitely. Employing what are perhaps the world’s first 3D-printed colour transfers, these designs for wallpaper panels combine JamJar Flowers' fine skills in flower pressing and specimen gathering with the modern crafts of digital scanning and colour printing in relief. More on the project
New works for Ahmed Mater
A new large-scale and site-specific installation for Ahmed Mater is being shipped to its destination and a Factum team will follow later in the month to complete the setting up. More information coming soon.
New printed works and lightboxes are also being prepared as part of Factum's ongoing collaboration with Ahmed Mater.
Installation of a Canon Elevated Printer in Factum's Madrid workshops
We have installed an elevated printing system by Canon Production Printing in our workshops in Madrid. Factum Arte and Factum Foundation have been working closely with Canon since 2015, applying their elevated printing technology to the reproduction of exact facsimiles. More on our 3D printing outputs
New works for Rachid KORAÏCHI
The solo exhibition 'Tears that Taste of the Sea' (currently postponed) at October Gallery, London, will bring together for the first time four elements from the series 'Le Jardin d'Afrique', Rachid Koraïchi's new project. A new series of Calligraphic Figures, made of water jet-cut corten steel and painted in black, was produced earlier this year and will be on show. Find out more
New work for Sarah Sze on show in Paris
Tracing Fallen Sky is a new production for Sarah Sze, after her previous collaboration with Factum Arte in 2018. The sculpture is composed of 115 individual stainless steel pieces and was realised for the artist's second solo show at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain ('Night into Day', 24 October 2020 - 7 March 2021 - currently closed).
Caravaggio, The Burial of St. Lucy
After the recording of Caravaggio’s Burial of St. Lucy in the Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, Syracuse carried out by Factum Foundation in June 2020, a facsimile of the large painting was created by Factum Arte for the exhibition 'Caravaggio. The Contemporary' at Mart Rovereto (October 9th 2020 - April 18th 2021).
More on the project
New work for Shezad Dawood on (virtual) show at Timothy Tailor
The virtual exhibition 'Shezad Dawood: Nets' at Timothy Taylor's online view room (5 November – 12 December 2020) presented an edition of Hybrid I, a coral sculpture which aims to raise attention to the dissemination of climate and biodiversity research.
Work by Allora & Calzadilla on show at Menil Collection
The 14-metre-tall fossilized Scots pine tree sculpture in resin and fiberglass conceived by artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla is on show at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas for for the exhibition Allora and Calzadilla: Spectres of Noon (September 26, 2020 – June 20, 2021).
Experimenting with Paula Crown
After acquiring a special vintage of wine, artist Paula Crown asked Factum Arte to design and produce a custom-made wine case in dichroic glass: the artist's vision involved precision work to create a multi-faceted top-opening volume made of iridescent surfaces.
In this video, Factum's custom flatbed printer prints the colour of Diego Velázquez' 'Saint Thomas', in perfect registration over the 3D surface of the painting, created using a specially-prepared acrylic gesso mix.