Production for Marguerite Humeau
Artist Marguerite Humeau spent several months of creative work with the team at Factum Arte to produce the eleven sculptures that form part of her solo exhibition ‘meys’ at White Cube Bermondsey (April 5 – May 14, 2023). Humeau’s vision pushed both human skill and material limitations, using mostly natural beeswax as well as microcrystalline wax, pigments, and ashes to find and refine the physical form of each piece.
Nubes de nebulosa
Leonor Serrano Rivas has recently worked with Factum Arte on a new body of work entitled Nubes de nebulosa. This viscose textile was on display at ARCO 2023 at the Gallery Carlier Gebauer. This experimental work builds on one of Leonor’s previous series of works, retranslating the oven-lacquered alchemical composition of Stardust (2022) into fabric. More on the project
Tufted rug for Alexandre Arrechea
Factum Arte has collaborated with Alexandre Arrechea and Gallery Casado Santapau to create his recent tufted rug mask Fish Bite. The imagery of the multi-tier tufted tapestry helps to create a piece with a curious mix of abstraction and mimesis. The work involved playing with different ratios and blends of various properties and also working with a more limited colour palette compared to weaving. More on the project
'Rhizome' at Long Museum, Shanghai
Factum Arte worked closely with Shirazeh Houshiary over a period of six months to materialise the new body of work for the artist's first solo exhibition in China. 'Rhizome' at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai from March 6th until May 7th 2023. Nine architectonic aluminium sculptures formed the site-specific installation Maelstrom. The glass brick tower Pneuma and the two twin sculptures Just So were also on display.
Resilience by Paula Crown installed in New York
Paula Crown's bronze sculpture Resilience, part of the #SOLOTOGETHER series that alludes to the devastating environmental impact of single-use plastics, is on display at Rockefeller Centre, New York until May 21st 2023. The work was produced between 2019 and 2021 at Kaparos Fine Art Foundry, Greece and Factum Arte, Madrid. More on the project
Bronze Dippy replica in production
Factum Arte in collaboration with the Natural History Museum in London is excited to announce we are creating a weatherproof, bronze replica of the iconic Dippy. We are delighted to share how this new replica will look in the completed gardens. As part of the museum’s Urban Nature Project, the replica will be installed in early 2024 outside the new and refurbished museum gardens.
More information to come soon!
New production for Farah Behbehani
Factum Arte worked with the artist to create her new body of work for her solo exhibition 'And Make Me Light!' at Athr Gallery in Jeddah (January 23 - April 15, 2023). And Make Me Light! focuses on a series of embroidered designs made by the artist, which were transformed into twelve plates that recreate the iridescent beadwork through elevated printing.
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New production for Jan Hendrix
Four new tapestries, part of the series Burton and made in collaboration with Factum Arte, are currently part of the solo exhibition 'Atlas' organised at Casa de Cultura Citibanamex – Museo Casa Montejo in Mérida (December 6, 2022 - May 28, 2023). The Yagul series was also part of the display 'Seamus Heaney & Jan Hendrix en Yagul' at the Centro de las Artes de San Agustín (CaSa) in Oaxaca (December 26, 2022 - April 16, 2023).
New collaboration: Dia al-Azzawi
Factum Arte has been working with Iraqi artist Dia al-Azzawi to transform the drawing Mosul: Panorama of Destruction into a 10m tapestry for the exhibition 'Painting Poetry' at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford (December 15, 2022 - June 11, 2023). The qualities of al-Azzawi's penmanship were one of the features that Factum was able to rematerialise using woven threads of different tones and character. More on the project
New work for Rachid Koraïchi on display
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the independence of Algeria, Rachid Koraïchi created and donated Le Vigilant, a large-scale bronze sculpture, to the department of Seine-Saint-Denis. The work was made by Factum Arte and Kaparos Fine Art Foundry, and was installed on November 1 at the Georges-Valbon Park in La Courneuve, France.
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