Facsimile of Jan Gossaert's The Adoration of the Kings
After recording the painting in high resolution using their Lucida 3D Scanner and colour photography, the National Gallery requested Factum Arte to produce a perfect facsimile to be displayed within the exhibition Sensing the Unseen: Step into Gossaert’s ‘Adoration’ inside the Winchester Cathedral (January 22 - April 3, 2022).
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On Losing Meaning at Ad-Diriyah Biennale
Muhannad Shono worked with Factum Arte, Caliper and the Beuth-Hochscule Fur Technik in Berlin to create On Losing Meaning: a robot encased in plasticine-like pigment designed to enact a performance with its own body. It is now on display at Ad-Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale (December 7, 2021 - March 7, 2022). More on the project
APOLLO 2021: new collaboration with Michael Kagan
After exploring sculpture as a medium with Astronaut, Michael Kagan worked again with Factum Arte on the production of APOLLO 2021. The sculpture was unveiled at Art Basel Miami Beach by Half Gallery on December 2, floating in the bayside in front of the Mondrian South Beach hotel.
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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.
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
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.