In this interview, Saudi artist Ahmed Mater describes his experience at Factum Arte and his new body of work ¨Mitochondria: Powerhouses¨.
The team spent three months in Lisbon, to complete the unfinished vault painting of a sky. The project was initiated by the Swiss artist Michael Biberstein in 2009 and halted by his sudden death in 2013. However, his goal to bring the church back to life was pursued by a group of friends, family and artists who were determined to complete the artist´s original plan. From 2014 they have been working with Factum Arte who replicated Biberstein's working method to realize this truly inspiring project.
Work in progress for exhibition "Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess" at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London from the 7th March till 31th May 2014. The exhibition focuses on the relationship between Sir John Soane and the great Italian printmaker, antiquarian and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78).
The exhibition Carlos Garaicoa: Photo-topography is being shown at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMΣT), from November 9th 2011 to January 8th, 2012. Garaicoa exhibits a new body of routed and printed works in which black and white images are converted into relief topographies and routed into blocks of polystyrene.
The exhibition Penelope's Labour - Weaving Words and Images featured important historical works from the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Collection shown alongside new woven works by Azra Aksamija, Lara Baladi, Alighiero Boetti, Manuel Franquelo, Carlos Garaicoa, Craigie Horsfield, Grayson Perry and Marc Quinn. Exhibition by Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Factum Arte from May to September 2011.
A video of the process of making of Penelope's Labour tapestries, filmed by Flanders Tapestries and edited by Factum Arte.
The exhibition Party! Not Tea Party was shown in gallery Elba Benítez, Madrid, in spring 2011.
Along with other new works by Carlos Garaicoa (including a magnetic tree and a collection of hats), the solo exhibition featured a series of photographic dyptichs produced by Factum Arte. These works continued our collaboration with Garaicoa on previous pieces like Para transformar la palabra política en hechos, finalmente II.
Creative collaborations with artists are inherently unpredictable, several new directions have emerged from the collaboration between Factum Arte and the Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa. Colour proofs of Carlos Garaicoa’s tapestries made from high resolution photographs that were taken on the streets of Havana, Cuba.
These tapestries were showcased in the exhibition Fin de silencio in Matadero Madrid, from September to November 2010.
The steel cube by Anish Kapoor is being prepared in three sizes: 60 centimeters, 1 meter and 1,45 meters. The 1,45 meter version was installed in it's permanent location, a private estate in Ciudad Real, Spain during December 2009.
Dionisio González and Factum Arte collaborated for the second time on Dionisio's site-specific installation for the Patio Herrerano in Valladolid, Spain. The work opened on October 2nd 2009.
Transfigured Schönberg combines a hidden structure that fixes over 300 speakers in suspension with specially prepared music inspired by Arnold Schönberg's Transfigured Night. The multi-channel sound was prepared by Nathaniel Mann.
Factum Arte produced a series of portraits of individual pieces of popcorn. They are laser scanned, laser cut, finished by hand and finally cast in bronze. The bronze sculpture, accurate to the cracks on the husk, is painted by hand. One of these pieces can be seen in Hopkins Custot gallery.
The second of Peter Greenaway's live performances (from his ongoing series Ten Classic Paintings Revisited) onto a facsimile produced by Factum Arte. The performance took place in the original location of the great painting by Veronese: the refectory of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.
Boris Savelev is one of the most important and well-known photographers working in Russia today. He first came to the attention of the art-world in the west with the publication of Secret City by Thames and Hudson in 1981. This established Boris Savelevs´s reputation as one of the most serious artists of a new generation of photographers emerging from the former USSR.
The exhibition Editing Originality was curated by Adam Lowe, Matthew Zucker and Betty Guereta showcasing at Galería Betty Guereta, Madrid in 2008. The exhibition focused on Artist books ranging from Goya to the Chapman Brothers via Picasso, Matisse, Kiefer and many others including a complete collection of books by Ed Ruscha and two works by Louise Bourgeois.
Anish Kapoor's octagon and square dish titled Islamic Mirror was installed at the Sharq Al-Andalus Hall Museum of the Monasterio de Santa Clara in Murcia from november 2008 to January 2009.