New works for Rachid KORAÏCHI
The solo exhibition 'Tears that Taste of the Sea' (13 April - 12 June 2021) at October Gallery, London, brings 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, Les Vigilants, made of water jet-cut corten steel and painted in black, was produced earlier this year and is on show. Find out more
Works by Shirazeh Houshiary on show at Lehmann Maupin NYC
Aura and Twilight, two new sculptures made at Factum Arte with glass bricks produced at Berengo Studio for Shirazeh Houshiary, are on display at Lehmann Maupin as part of the exhibition 'A Thousand Folds' (April 8 – May 28).
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 on show in Madrid
For his outdoor exhibition at Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Condeduque in Madrid, Carlos Garaicoa collaborated with Factum Arte for the creation of the central piece of the site-specific installation Broken Line of Horizon (Linea Rota de Horizonte): a single bronze tree emerges 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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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 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 - April 25 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).
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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.