ITSLIQUID ARCHIVE

INTERVIEW: TIZIANA BOLOGNA

Interviews | August 12, 2020

Tiziana, born Tiziana Bologna, was born in Castelvetrano on May 5, 2002. She shows very early artistic skills but decides to undertake scientific studies by enrolling in the high school of her country, with applied sciences address. Read more


DIOR: CRUISE COLLECTION 2021

Fashion | August 11, 2020

"During this period, I sought to give collective efforts a new dimension. Despite the disadvantages of distance, bringing a different perspective to our daily lives has given us strength and imagination," says Maria Grazia Chiuri, who for this Cruise show has chosen to reconnect her creative passion with the region of Puglia, a place close to her heart. Texts by the anthropologist Ernesto De Martino dedicated to the region's traditions - which have influenced authors including Germano Celant and Georges Didi - Huberman - led her to explore their roots. Read more


INTERVIEW: PROLAY KUNDU

Interviews | August 11, 2020

I was born in Kolkata and studied at RKSS Vidyalaya and later at Scottish Church collegiate school in Kolkata. I was seven years old when I took my first art lesson at the primary school level. After school I pursued science in Bangabashi college. Later I got admission in the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata. And graduated from there in visual arts. Since then I have been practicing art and exhibiting my art works since 1980. Presently I am experimenting with visual arts. Since my artistic career, nurturing environment and human and their inner beauty reflected in my art works. My recent works have an appeal and possess a flavour of my psychological reflection. The silhouette images or the forms are the language of my paintings which paradoxically reflect my spontaneous expressions. The firm contour gives a special effect and strength to their presentation. As a medium, acrylic is one of my favourites, it gives a translucent effect and creates a vivid texture whether on canvas or paper. Read more


INTERVIEW: DIANA DEL FRANCO

Interviews | August 10, 2020

I'm Diana del Franco, I was born in 1996 in Napoli and I am a visual artist based in Milano. As soon as at the age of 15 I became passionate about cinema and I realized that, as Aristotle said, our thinking works is images, I decided to be a photographer. In 2018 I obtain my BA from the Istituto Europeo di Design of Milano with a grade of 110/110 cum laude and after I won a scholarship to attend my master in Photography at Raffles Milano with teachers as Erik Kessels, Claudio Composti, Alessandra Mauro, Franco Pagetti, Enrico Bossan, Silvia Camporesi and many others. Read more


THINGS ENTANGLING

Art | August 10, 2020

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and KADIST present the exhibition "Things Entangling", the culmination of a major, long-term curatorial collaboration. Trees, fossils, books, artifacts - these are some of our companions as we live in and make sense of the world. They are protagonists in our reconstructions of the past and constructions of the present, as both individual and societies. Read more


Interview: Elke Hubmann-Kniely

Interviews | August 9, 2020

Elke Hubmann - Kniely was born and grew up in Graz. She moved to Feldkirch (Austria) over 25 years ago where she lives now with her family. After an apprenticeship as a biochemist, she became interested in the topic of color in 1998 and completed various training courses to make her passion a profession. Read more


JEAN-MICHEL OTHONIEL: DREAM ROAD

Art | August 9, 2020

Perrotin Tokyo is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, marking his first gallery presentation in Japan. On view is a new series of glass sculptures and gold leaf paintings that have never been seen before. This solo show in Japan follows the artist’s retrospective at the Hara Museum in 2012. Othoniel continues his exploration of nature in a contemplative approach by presenting new series of abstract and sensuous artworks: the Kiku, inspired by the chrysanthemum flower and its symbolism in ancient Japanese culture. Read more


Clutch Charger

Design | August 8, 2020

What if someone were to tell you that you would never have to worry about a loved one’s phone dying again, even in emergencies. Well, that’s what has happened with the launch of ‘Clutch Charger’, which is “The World’s Thinnest Portable Charger”. It is so thin and small that it fits easily into your wallet or purse. Your search for the perfect power bank has come to an end. Imagine with just one gift you will simultaneously relieve your loved ones from the hassles of carrying bulky power banks, which are heavier than the mobile-phones they are supposed to charge and the worries of having their phone die. Read more


INTERVIEW: NATALIA SCHAEFER

Interviews | August 8, 2020

The pace of modern life accelerates more every day. Most people live in stressful "passing by" without taking the time to appreciate the beauty around us. With my art, I want to give the viewer a moment of mindfulness, a rest, of awareness how beautiful life and nature world are. Delicate mandalas with spiritual and contemplative patterns in glimmering shades of metallic colours illuminate spaces from the walls, alongside expressive abstract paintings and African-style pieces inspired by folk art you can't pigeonhole Natalia Schäfer. Read more


INTERVIEW: ANASTASIA LOBKOVSKI

Interviews | August 7, 2020

Anastasia Lobkovski, born in 1981 is a Filmmaker and Visual Artist based in Finland. Lobkovski has graduated as MFA from The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2013. She has also Master of Arts degree in filmmaking from Aalto University's filmmaking department in 2017. Lobkovski's works have been seen at art exhibitions in Finland such as Young Artists at Kunsthalle Helsinki; The Art Museum of Jyväskylä, Gallery AARNI Espoo and overseas at Aratoi Art Museum (New Zealand), The Line Contemporary Art Space London (UK) and The Room Contemporary Art Space Venice (Italy). Read more


Moderna Museet: John Baldessari

Art | August 7, 2020

In early January, it was sadly reported that the American artist John Baldessari had died at the age of 88. Moderna Museet has long been planning an exhibition spanning Baldessari’s entire career, and on March 21 a presentation of some thirty works opened in Stockholm. John Baldessari’s influence on the art world extends over decades and generations, and the exhibition at Moderna Museet will be the first in Sweden to present his art on a greater scale. For over five decades, John Baldessari (1931–2020) probed the relationship between image and text and what arises when the two are brought together. Read more


INTERVIEW: XU HUI

Interviews | August 6, 2020

Xu Hui is mainly engaged in drawing the original hand painting silk artwork and is fond of painting contemporary art and making design. Read more


MEMOS. ON FASHION IN THIS…

Fashion | August 6, 2020

Reading Calvino today raises a fundamental question: can fashion, given its nature as a cultural industry, as a system of communication, as a rich, hybrid and problematic territory, be considered a scientific and poetic practice, and therefore a naturally literary one? So the exhibition uses Calvino’s words as devices to reflect on what has changed and what has stayed the same in fashion. Memos also evokes the legendary typewritten notes Diana Vreeland used to make when she was editor of the American edition of Vogue. Read more


CALL FOR ARTISTS: CANVAS |…

Calls | August 5, 2020

CANVAS is an International Art Fair that will present collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. ITSLIQUID Group, with an experience of more than 250 art exhibitions all around the world and twelve editions of international fairs, is proud to announce the debut of CANVAS - International Art Fair that will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance. Read more


INTERVIEW: AGGELIKI DIMITRIADOU

Interviews | August 5, 2020

Her research regarding spiritual links between European and Asian traditions (most likely Greek, Scandinavian and Japanese) guided her to work with japanese saori looms. The physical substance of the natural materials she uses is the guide that conditions the composition of her works. The raw most unprocessed fibers maintain their natural character that is expressed in the weavings as an instantané that captures the critical moment of an archetypal human creation process -weaving. Read more


MEMOBOTTLE

Design | August 5, 2020

MEMOBOTTLE Memobottle was born from two major societal frustrations that founders Jesse Leeworthy and Jonathan Byrt decided they had to do something about. Firstly, the single-use water bottle epidemic: 525 billion single-use bottles were purchased and consumed last year (1 million every single minute), despite 91% of the global population having access to clean drinking […] Read more


DIGITAL EXHIBITION BY THE MINDCRAFT…

Design | August 4, 2020

Digital Exhibition by The Mindcraft ProjectOnline exhibitionFrom June 16th After 11 years in Milan, The Mindcraft Project will this year be presented in a new digital format as a consequence of the Covid-19. The digital exhibition is designed by Copenhagen-based studio Wang & Söderström and will launch online on mindcraftproject.com on the 16th of June […] Read more


INTERVIEW: CAROLE KOHLER

Interviews | August 4, 2020

Carole Kohler is a Swiss visual artist. She creates abstract paintings in mixed media with semi-transparent layering, deceptive color gradients, camouflaged elements, as well as abstract sculptures mostly in sculpted stone, shiny cast aluminum, high transparent cast acrylic, sculpted olive wood, casted bronze and finally enhances her paintings with augmented reality videos. Read more


Feedback release: THE EXTENDED BODY…

Events | August 3, 2020

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with YMX Arts and Mercato Metropolitano, is proud to share the great results of THE EXTENDED BODY - MIXING CULTURES. The exhibition was held in London, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space from March 19 to August 07, 2020. Read more


INTERVIEW: ROKAS PATAPAS

Interviews | August 3, 2020

I was born and raised in Lithuania, in my home city Klaipeda. Since an early age, I have always had a flair to make something, pay attention to my artistic side, explore different mediums, etc. Until eleven, I studied music - playing the piano, learning the basics of music. After that, I transferred to the Arts departments when I started deepening my skills and explorations in the visual arts. Read more


INTERVIEW: JOHN SMITHER

Interviews | August 1, 2020

John Smither is originally from the Chicago area and grew up in the Midwest with an MFA in printmaking from Washington Univ. in St. Louis. While in grad school he also became interested in with working in video. Read more


INTERVIEW: PHILIPPE LEBLANC

Interviews | August 1, 2020

Turnhout, Belgium • 1964. An artist sensitive to rationality and the purity of forms, Philippe Leblanc finds inspiration in mathematics, in famous series like Fibonacci’s, conical shapes and emblematic numbers such as the golden number, Pi, and root of two. His creations of abstract appearance are based on the writing of numbering systems from distant cultures, which confers them a mysterious formal balance. Read more


ARTIST OF THE MONTH –…

Events | August 1, 2020

ITSLIQUID Group is pleased to announce the WINNERS of the ARTIST OF THE MONTH - JULY 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


ARTIST OF THE MONTH –…

Calls | August 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


TOGETHER FOR THE PEGGY GUGGENHEIM…

Art | July 31, 2020

The Venetian museum launches Together for the PGC, a fundraising campaign to guarantee daily operations and the continuity of the free educational programs that are at the heart of its mission. "I dedicated myself to my collection. A collection means hard work. It was what I wanted to do and I made it my life's work. I am not an art collector. I am a museum." Peggy Guggenheim, "Peggy Guggenheim and Her Friends" Read more


CALL FOR ARTISTS: BORDERS |…

Calls | July 30, 2020

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events and ACIT Venice - Italian-German Cultural Association, is pleased to announce the open call for FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES, second appointment of BORDERS - ITSLIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival. BORDERS Festival, curated by Arch. Luca Curci, will be presented in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello and in other prestigious venues from September 03 to October 02, 2020. Read more


STARS: SIX CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM…

Art | July 29, 2020

The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, is proud to present STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World from Friday, July 31, 2020, to Sunday, January 3, 2021. The decades of postwar economic growth were punctuated in Japan by a series of national events including the Olympics and World Expo, as the country began to turn its gaze outward once more. In the contemporary art world, the period was characterized by debates on decolonization and multiculturalism, and the proliferation of new contemporary art settings, such as biennials and art fairs. Read more


CARL FRIEDRIK

Design | July 28, 2020

Carl Friedrik is a modern luxury brand creating high-end leather goods inspired by Scandinavian minimalism with a nod to traditional craftsmanship. The result is a collection of contemporary, functional products tailored to the lifestyle of today's travelling professional. Read more


GABRIELLE CHANEL. FASHION MANIFESTO

Fashion | July 27, 2020

The Palais Galliera, the City of Paris Fashion Museum, reopens its doors after extension work and presents the first retrospective in Paris of a unique and remarkable fashion designer: Gabrielle Chanel (1883-1971). At a time when Paul Poiret dominated the world of women's fashion, Gabrielle Chanel went to Deauville in 1912, then to Biarritz and Paris, and revolutionised the world of Haute Couture, adorning the bodies of her contemporaries with what amounted to a fashion manifesto. The first part of the exhibition is chronological; it recounts her early beginnings with a few emblematic pieces, including the famous 1916 mariniére, the sailor blouse, in jersey. Read more


Shenzhen Terraces by MVRDV

Architecture | July 26, 2020

Designed with sustainability as a focus, Shenzhen Terraces will form the core of the thriving university neighbourhood in Universiade New Town, Longgang District, Shenzhen, acting as a new three-dimensional urban living room. Read more