New production for Michael Kagan
Factum Arte's collaboration with Michael Kagan recently focused on a new production for 'It Lasts Forever' (May 25 — July 30, 2022) the artist's first solo show at Almine Rech London. Kagan's work explores astronauts and space travel, and this body of work was created using a wide range of materials and techniques, including stereolithographic printing, 3D printing in cast aluminium, bronze, slate and alabaster.
3D sculpture for Nick Knight
Fashion photographer Nick Knight and fashion designer Michaela Stark worked on a 3D sculpture for display at Somerset House during Photo London 2022 (12-15 May).
The work was 3D printed in resin at Factum Arte and painted white, with plans to produce it in alabaster at a later date.
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New work for Muhannad Shono at the Venice Biennale
For the National Pavilion of Saudi Arabia, Muhannad Shono collaborated with Factum Arte to create The Teaching Tree: a 260 square meter sculptural work made of dried palm leaves, dyed black and applied over a metallic structure animated by a pneumatic machine. The artwork will be on show until November 27, 2022.
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Final Flight at Bonniers Konsthall
New editions of the series conceived by Hrair Sarkissian in 2017-2018 and created at Factum Arte are on show for the artist's solo exhibition 'Hrair Sarkissian. The Other Side of Silence' (27 April - 19 June, 2022). On display is also a new inkjet print, produced by Factum Arte, of the last picture taken of Northern Bald Ibises in the skies of Palmyra.
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'Human Brains: It Begins with an Idea' at Fondazione Prada, Venice
Factum Arte and Factum Foundation worked on two facsimiles of anatomy-themed paintings: Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Deijman, from the Amsterdam Museum and Bosch's The Extraction of the Stone of Madness from the Museo del Prado. They are currently on display at Ca’ Corner della Regina, Venice from 23 April to 27 November, 2022. More on the project
New collaboration: Farah Behbehani
An Awake Heart was the new production on display at Art Dubai 2022 (March 11-13, 2022) by Kuwait-born artist Farah Behbehani. It was the result of an innovative project with Factum Arte aimed at mediating the shape and colour of six hand-embroidered textiles into an elevated-printed medium, and potentially into other productions.
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Bronze Oak Grove at Dulwich Picture Gallery
Nine oak tree stumps created by the artistic duo Rob and Nick Carter with Factum Arte in 2015 have been installed at Dulwich Picture Gallery in August 2021. Cast in patinated bronze, they are inspired by a XVII-century drawing by Jacob de Gheyn from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan.
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Le Chant de l'Ardent Désir
For his third solo exhibition in the U.S, Rachid Koraïchi's long-standing collaboration with Factum Arte saw the production of new bodies of work for display at 'Le Chant de l'Ardent Désir' inside Aicon Gallery (February 3 - March 12, 2022). Many of the works derive from the artist's own calligraphy drawings mediated through various materials and techniques. More on the process
Desert X AlUla 2022: Coral Alchemy I and II
For the site-specific biennale, Shezad Dawood worked with Factum Arte on two sculptures of corals, which were installed in the desert landscape of the AlUla oasis. The heat-responsive effect over the textured surface of the sculptures, achieved with thermochromic paint, makes them ever-changing under the fluctuating temperatures of the desert. More on the process
Fernando Casasempere at Tottenham Court
The concept of ceramic as the art of mixing and making of different and diverse minerals is at the centre of the public art installation Geology Rebuilt, created in collaboration with Factum Arte by Fernando Casasempere. Installed on January 28, 2022 in London, it aims to show a new way of rebuilding geology from ceramics. More on the process