Opening of Le Jardin d'Afrique
On 9th June, 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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Prints by Bas Princen on show at the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
For its first participation at the Architecture Biennale, the Republic of Uzbekistan curated a pavillion centred around the country's architectural heritage. Factum Arte produced twelve large-scale prints of Bas Princen's photographs.
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Saison Africa2020: El Anatsui opening at La Conciergerie
As part of the Saison Africa 2020 in Paris, El Anatsui was commissioned with the opening event. The installation En quête de liberté (20 May - 14 November 2021) was created in collaboration between El Anatsui, October Gallery and Factum Arte.
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).
Piranesi's Carceri d'Invenzione video on show at Museo Carmen Thyssen, Malaga
The video animation created by Grégoire Dupond for the exhibition 'The Arts of Piranesi' at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in 2010 is on show at Museo Carmen Thyssen, in Malaga, for the exhibition 'Piranesi. Estampas de un visionario' (April 22 - July 25 2021). Learn more
Recording and facsimile project for the Benaki Museum
The Rothschild Foundation commissioned a facsimile of Sir Thomas Lawrence’s portrait of John Capodistria. After its recording in high-resolution in August 2020, the painting was re-materialised as a facsimile and is on display at the Benaki Museum for the exhibition '1821 - Before and After' (opening postponed). More on the project
Raphael's tomb recreation installed in Urbino, Italy
Following the end of the exhibition 'Raffaello (1520 - 1483)' at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, Factum Arte has installed the recreation of the tomb of Raphael in Urbino. The monumental structure will be on display in the Chiesa dei Carmelitani Scalzi until 2031, in accordance with the decision of the State Property office. Find out more
Mitochondria: Powerhouses at Noor Riyadh 2021
For Noor Riyadh 2021, commissioned by the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC) as a Riyadh Art program, Ahmed Mater collaborated with Factum Arte on a site-specific outdoor installation of his piece Mitochondria: Powerhouses.
Broken Line of Horizon by Carlos Garaicoa
For his outdoor exhibition at Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Condeduque in Madrid (March 17 - 26 April 2021), Carlos Garaicoa collaborated with Factum Arte for the creation of the central piece of the site-specific installation Broken Line of Horizon: a single bronze tree emerged among a group of stumps arranged in grids. Find out more
Recreation of a baptismal font for the Frick Collection
Factum Arte is delighted to have collaborated with the Frick Collection in New York for an unprecedented contextualization of Francesco da Sangallo's bronze St John Baptising. The statuette is on display on top of a recreation of the marble baptismal font where it originally stood, in the church of Santa Marie delle Carceri in Prato, Italy.
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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.