ITSLIQUID ARCHIVE

INTERVIEW: ELISABETH SCHUTTING

Interviews | October 9, 2020

Elisabeth Schutting (*1973 in Innsbruck/Austria) is educated as a Graphic-Designer. She studied in Innsbruck, Salzburg, at the Art Academy of Bologna and the University of arts in Linz. Primarily she works as a painter, additionally she deals with collages and mixed media, especially in the field of video art. Read more


Jacques Henri Lartigue. The Invention…

Art | October 8, 2020

The Invention of Happiness is the most extensive retrospective ever to be organized in Italy devoted to French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986), curated by Marion Perceval and Charles-Antoine Revol, respectively director and project manager of the Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue, and Denis Curti, artistic director of La Casa dei Tre Oci, is organized by Civita Tre Venezie and promoted by Fondazione di Venezia, in close collaboration with the Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue in Paris with the patronage of the French Ministry of Culture. Read more


Micrashell, socialize safely

Design | October 8, 2020

An airborne virus has extended across the globe creating a pandemic, changing the way people perform their everyday tasks across the world. Social distancing measures have been introduced by the authorities as a way of slowing down the spread of the disease. However - beyond the obvious benefits of this action - there are certain drawbacks that make it only viable for a limited period of time, like its toll on mental health or its impact on the economy Read more


INTERVIEW: DANIELLE BENVENUTO

Interviews | October 8, 2020

Danielle Benvenuto is a multimedia artist based in Berlin, Germany. Born in the US, she lived in NYC where she had a 15 year long career as a psychologist & energy healer. Over three years ago she left it all behind to pursue something deeper calling inside of her she had yet to define. Read more


Flyte

Design | October 7, 2020

Merging the words fly, light and the Swedish word for float, FLYTE creates luminous spectacles that combine the wonders of magnetic levitation with wireless power. Founded in 2015, after it exceeded the funding goal for its first levitating light bulb on Kickstarter, FLYTE has now become the leading levitation design company. Read more


INTERVIEW: EMAN BARAKAT

Interviews | October 7, 2020

"I prefer to work with natural, familiar material such as stone and metal to create my own work, and I depends on create forms using details abstract and simple to focus on the beauty of shape, I chose animals shape and abstract it, cause it have more vitality and ability to make different movement, and trying to make a dialogue between shapes in some work, but now I am trying to focus on the idea of beginning and how to find away from it till you find your own way (when I look at my work and checked it I feel like it’s all talking about the beginning when everything started – all we trying to do will be better if we found our real start). Now I am working on creates new shapes inspired from all I did before and develop it, to present my first solo exhibition next year." Read more


INTERVIEW: DENIS DOUVENAU

Interviews | October 6, 2020

Denis Douveneau turns intellectual concepts into drawings, abstraction being the only vivid means of doing so. He develops the concept of ©OPPRESSIONISM, a movement that expresses contemporary constraint on individuals, be it social, political or technological. Read more


Featured Architect: UNStudio

Architecture | October 6, 2020

UNStudio, founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, is an international architectural design network with four full-service international offices in Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Frankfurt. Read more


BARBARA KASTEN. WORK

Art | October 5, 2020

Over the past five decades, the American artist Barbara Kasten (b. 1936, lives and works in Chicago) has created an impressive body of work, at the center of which are her photographs. The exhibition Barbara Kasten. Works presents a comprehensive museal overview of her work for the first time in Europe — from early sculptures and photograms via her constructivist photographs to the most recent video installations. Read more


INTERVIEW: MARCO GALEOTTI

Interviews | October 5, 2020

Marco Galeotti (Ravenna, 1978) simply Gale in art, after twenty years spent in underground music as a guitarist and event organizer, in the early months of 2017 he began a parallel journey in the visual arts. The characterizing element of his works is wood, used both as the basis of his painting and as the protagonist of his sculptures and installations. In October 2017 after a few months of this new adventure, tackled without any type of training, takes part in the fifth and last edition of the Cantiere Artistico, a collective hosted inside MirMar, a disused factory in San Mauro Pascoli. Read more


INTERVIEW: TATJANA CHRISTELBAUER

Interviews | October 4, 2020

In her works, which include dance choreographies, writings, paintings, photographs and installations, Tatjana Christelbauer researches about art practices as forms for creation of the narrative identity by exploring how the prosodic of language effects on imagination and state of mind, movement and cognition. Read more


ZAYED NATIONAL MUSEUM BY FOSTER+PARTNERS

Architecture | October 4, 2020

Designs for the Zayed National Museum have been officially unveiled today by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Read more


FEATURED ARTIST: LIU BOLIN

Art | October 3, 2020

Liu Bolin was born in 1973 in Shandong, China and studied sculpture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, graduating with an MFA in 2001. Better known as 'The Invisible Man' in media circles. Read more


Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie…

Architecture | October 3, 2020

Jewel Changi Airport combines an intense marketplace and a paradise garden to create a new center: “the heart and soul” of Changi Airport. Jewel establishes a new paradigm for community-centric airport design, extending the airport’s principal function as a transit hub to create an interactive civic plaza and marketplace, combining landside airport operations with expansive indoor gardens and waterfall, leisure facilities, retail, restaurants, and a hotel as well as other spaces for community interaction. Read more


INTERVIEW: NEO MAHLANGU

Interviews | October 3, 2020

Neo Mahlangu is a Johannesburg-based artist who works with diverse mediums: from charcoal to digital illustrations. Since debuting her artworks at an August House Open Studio ( Johannesburg, 2017) and having a sold out showing, Mahlangu completed a course in Advertising at UMUZI and has shown regularly at galleries domestically, managing to make her Fair debut at the first Latitudes Art Fair Johannesburg, in 2019, In 2017, Mahlangu was a finalist for the Cassirer Welz Award, and was later listed by Between 10and5 as one of the Top 30 creatives under 30 to watch in 2018. Read more


INTERVIEW: ALEXANDRA KORDAS

Interviews | October 3, 2020

Sometimes life changes from one moment to the next without any notification. For me it was two and a half years ago when my son afflicted with heavy flue and I was stuck at home for three weeks nursing him as a single mother. Feeling deeply lonely and frustrated, suddenly out of the blue I had the deep wish to become creative and to paint. Read more


INTERVIEW: YIWEN TU

Interviews | October 2, 2020

Yiwen Tu is an award-winning artist and communications designer from Shanghai, China and she is now based in New York. In her junior year at Donghua University, she got the scholarship to exchange study at Fashion Institute of Technology. Yiwen was inspired by the energy, culture, art and design education in New York city. She decided to pursue a further study after she graduated from Donghua University. When she studied at Pratt Institute in 2019, she focused on design experiment and research. Her work series Extinction And Revival communicate her idea of reaching balance and evolve through debating between thesis and antithesis. Along with working on art exploration and design research, Yiwen is a successful commercial designer who has worked for many high-profile clients including Porche, Volve, and the NBA. Read more


PETER LINDBERGH: UNTOLD STORIES

Art | October 2, 2020

Untold Stories is the first ever survey exhibition curated by Peter Lindbergh himself. Born in 1944 and raised in Duisburg, the German photographer spent two years working on an uncompromising collection of 140 photographs that will offer a deep insight into his extensive oeuvre, spanning from the early 1980's to the present day. The exhibition celebrates the legacy of Peter Lindbergh, who passed away in September 2019, while showcasing this master's highly personal approach to his work. 'The first time I saw my photographs on the walls of the exhibition mock-up, I was startled, but in a positive way. It was overwhelming to be thus confronted with who I am.', Lindbergh explained in an interview for the catalogue in June 2019. The show at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) offers an extensive, first-hand look at images that are usually short-lived; being mostly commissioned and published by monthly magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Interview, Rolling Stone, W Magazine or the Wall Street Journal. Read more


SENDING AND RECEIVING. MATTHEW RONAY

Art | October 2, 2020

Perrotin Shanghai is pleased to present Sending and Receiving, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Matthew Ronay, his first presentation in our Shanghai gallery. Comprised of eight new sculptures, fashioned in polychromed basswood, they are meticulously hand carved and dyed with a phosphorescent palette. Manifesting a decades-long interest in phenomenology, the works are derived from Ronay's interactions with his subconscious, which reflect myriad impressions, ranging from the legacy of abstract art and ritualistic habits to the relationship between the body and other organic forms. Read more


INTERVIEW: TERESA BONTÀ

Interviews | October 1, 2020

Teresa Letizia Bontà was born in Licata, Agrigento, in 1981. Approaching the world of photography as a self-taught photographer. The first person who stimulated her was certainly her environment, the artistic beauties and the landscapes of her country. Among her favorite themes there is no shortage of people, women, reality, surrounding. Read more


INTERVIEW: RENATA PELEGRINI

Interviews | October 1, 2020

“The present interests me as time and mainly as a place. Architecture and my surroundings have always informed my body on how to relate between the now and the consecutive. In my paintings and drawings this tense dynamic is in the presence of the gesture and also in the speed of the execution; both building an architectural structure that is ambiguous and a place that is unstable: a fragile solidity”. Read more


ARTIST OF THE MONTH –…

Events | October 1, 2020

ITSLIQUID Group is pleased to announce the WINNERS of the ARTIST OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2020, a competition open to anyone and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalists and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all. Read more


Interview: Esther O’Kelly

Interviews | October 1, 2020

I make my paintings in Vault Artist Studio's in Belfast. They are mostly large format acrylic paint applied with thick brushes. An experimental and intuitive approach is at the core of my work. Works are produced in a spontaneous manner drawing upon the unconscious as source material. I work into the painting using wide blades that remove layers of paint while simultaneously creating scratch marks. I like this visceral approach to the medium, quite often it is what I remove from the canvas rather than what is added that creates the focal point of the work. My paintings are an evocation of my relationship with home; memories, landscape and heritage. Read more


ARTIST OF THE MONTH –…

Calls | October 1, 2020

ITSLIQUID Group officially presents ARTIST OF THE MONTH, a competition open to anyone and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalist and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all. The winners will be featured on ITSLIQUID Platform, promoted extensively wordwide and considered for any upcoming curatorial projects of ITSLIQUID Group. Read more


Interview: Gary Scott

Interviews | September 30, 2020

Based in Plymouth, Devon, Gary Scott has recently returned to his home city after many years living in London. He's a sculptor and painter producing abstract works which reflect his interest in psychology; he uses the wild oceanic environment to draw out memories and emotions from his life, particularly his childhood. His sculptures are characterised by long sensual sweeping lines and deep textures and his paintings are similarly textural and made with the same degree of spontaneity. Gary's work has been widely exhibited including at the Royal College of Art, ING Discerning Eye, the Cork Street Open, KPMG’s Canary Wharf HQ and at Waterperry House, Oxford. His work is collected internationally, with owners as far afield as New York, Dubai, Barbados and Brisbane. As well as his Gallery work he has undertaken numerous commissions including the memorial sculpture ‘Free Spirit’ situated in the heart of St Ives in Cornwall and publically visible. Scott completed an MA (Art & Science) at Central Saint Martins, London in 2018, achieving a Merit. Read more


Feautured Designer: Marcel Wanders Studio

Design | September 30, 2020

Marcel Wanders is a leading product and interior design studio located in the creative capital of Amsterdam, with over 1,900 + iconic product and interior design experiences all around the globe for private clients and premium brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Christofle, Kosé Corporation/ Decorté, Flos, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, LH&E Group, Louis Vuitton, Miramar Group, Morgans Hotel Group, Puma among scores of others. Read more


Manifesta 13 Marseille New Dates

Art | September 29, 2020

The Artistic Team (Katerina Chuchalina, Stefan Kalmár, Alya Sebti) of Manifesta 13 Marseille’s central exhibition Traits d’union.s announces its 47 participants and an exhibition devised into 6 plots: The Home, The Refuge, The Almshouse, The Port, The Park and The School. Read more


INTERVIEW: KARINA MCKENZIE

Interviews | September 29, 2020

Karina Kristoffersen McKenzie makes digital art, prints and textiles based on teachings of tibetan Buddhism. She lives by the sea in the southern part of Norway. Karina attended two schools of art in Norway. She earned a Master in Psychology from Sweden meanwhile earning the degree as Art Therapist from Denmark. She has exhibited in London and New York and has made the tapestry interiors of Spiregården yogasenter in Norway. Two of her pictures is being included in the book "Be Kind" from Tecassia Publishing this summer and she is exhibiting her art at the ECOFeminism festival in London in November this year. She is occupied with sustainability and about sustainability in the interface of psychology and art. As a psychologist a lot is about repairing what people do to each other. Read more


INTERVIEW: DANA HASSAN

Interviews | September 28, 2020

Dana Hassan was born in Beirut amid civil war and political instability. She still lives and works in a city that she loves despite everything. Dana’s passion for art began earlier in her childhood where she used to spend summertime with her family at a small village in Mount Lebanon, sketching with a piece of charcoal under a tree, some of Rodin’s sculptures. She grew that love for art throughout the years with some encouragement from her teachers at school. Even after completing her BA in Business Administration at the American University of Beirut, she resumed her art studies at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (ALBA) where she completed her BA in Illustration and Comics. Dana works today at the intersection of conceptual art and storytelling. As a communication consultant, she believes that art can be a powerful way to communicate and engage with communities on global matters by making a strong impact, changing perceptions, or calling for action. In October 2019, Dana was shortlisted among 15 international artists to help raise awareness on the impacts of disaster and environmental changes on our communities and societies. Her latest work, If Not Now, When? was featured in The Art of Resilience curated exhibition at the World Bank headquarter-Washington DC. Dana was, also, a second prize winner at The International Festival of Comics in Beirut in 2004. Read more


INTERVIEW: ISABELLA SOMMATI

Interviews | September 28, 2020

I was born in Italy, after study in graphics and advertising, I moved to Milan, where I currently live and work as an art director for fashion and design firms. After several years of reviewing other people’s pictures, I decided to start taking photos by and of myself. The element of water is often present in my shots, whether in the form of rain, tears or humble public swimming pools. Water cleans, soothes and swallows, becoming the only escape. Read more