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Siba Sahabi – PERSONA

Siba Sahabi - PERSONA
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Siba Sahabi  – PERSONA

The nine oversized masks investigate the nature of individualism. Fascinated by the relationship between image and authenticity, Siba designed a series of wooden masks entitled PERSONA. The open structure of the nine wearable sculptures covers only parts of the face, while leaving the rest unveiled. This form allows the masks to stimulate communication while simultaneously creating distance.

 

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Jeff Koons

Jeff KoonsImage courtesy of Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Jeff Koons
Ashmolean Museum – University of Oxford
February 7 – June 9, 2019

A major exhibition of the work of Jeff Koons (b. 1955) opens at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, on 7 February. Curated by Koons himself together with guest curator Norman Rosenthal, the show features seventeen important works, fourteen of which have never been exhibited in the UK before. They span the artist’s entire career and his most well-known series including Equilibrium, Statuary, Banality, Antiquity and his recent Gazing Ball sculptures and paintings. Jeff Koons has been called the world’s most famous, controversial and subversive living artist, and in 2019 he’s coming to the world’s oldest public museum.

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Hyon Gyon

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Hyon Gyon
Parasol unit – London
January 23 – March 31, 2019

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present for the first time in Europe a solo exhibition by the Korean artist Hyon Gyon. Known for her intricate and highly expressive works, often like mid-burst manifestations of explosive raw energy, Hyon Gyon combines traditional Korean textiles, Japanese paper and paint together with various less conventional materials to create her paintings and sculptural installations. She explores themes of sociocultural identity, grief, anger and sexual politics. Her assemblages are powerful fusions of vivid colour and emotion that appear to collide yet somehow live in unity within each work. Inspired by Korean shamanism, and her own feelings.

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ID – Innovative Display A Circular Journey

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ID – Innovative Display A Circular Journey
By Visual System
Atomium – Bruxelles
September 21, 2018 – May 05, 2019

ID (Innovative Display) is an original creation that immerses the visitor in a dreamy universe where all his senses are addressed. In 2018, Visual System takes over the exhibitions sphere of the Atomium for a new immersive experience (6th edition), fruit of their years of experience working with light and sound. This monumental installation of Visual System unfolds as a spider web, under the arch and in the heart of the structure, playing with this unusual and futuristic architecture in this emblematic place.

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Animalia Fashion

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Animalia Fashion
Museum of Costume and Fashion, Pitti Palace
January 8 – May 5, 2019

An unexpected encounter between Haute Couture and Nature at Pitti Palace to discover the wonders of the animal world! Clothes like sculptures, fabric and embroidery like paintings: everything in the rooms of the Museum of Costume and Fashion in Pitti Palace helps to recreate a kind of zoological stroll amid the creations of contemporary designers conjuring up the most unexpected of animal worlds. From France and Italy to China and Russia, the clothing on display provides visitors with an astonishing overview of what Nature has to offer Haute Couture in terms of inspiration and atmospherics, and Art as a product of imagination and creativity.

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Nicole Hone – Hydrophytes

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Nicole Hone – Hydrophytes 

Hydrophytes is a series of futuristic aquatic plants created with multi-material 3D printing.  The project explores the design and choreography of movement to bring objects to life through 4D printing.  The film is true to life with no effects added in post-processing. The designs utilise Stratasys PolyJet technology that allows blends of rigid and flexible resins known as digital materials.  Sealed chambers allow the 4D prints to activate independently through pneumatic inflation. The Hydrophytes illustrate a range of multifaceted, variable movements whose life-like qualities are unique to the behaviour of digital materials.    

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HAEGUE YANG – IN THE CONE OF UNCERTAINTY

HAEGUE YANG - IN THE CONE OF UNCERTAINTYImage courtesy of Museum Ludwig, Saša Fuis, Cologne. Haegue Yang, Installation view: ETA 1994–2018.

HAEGUE YANG – IN THE CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
THE BASS
November 2, 2019 – April 5, 2020

The Bass presents an exhibition of new and existing works from the past decade by South Korean artist Haegue Yang, including major sculptural works and large-scale installations made of venetian blinds, which are regarded as one of her signature materials. Yang’s work reflects a relentless curiosity about the world, yet simultaneously evokes feelings of displacement and “otherness.” The performativity and immersive nature of her works generate profound feelings of foreignness and alienation on both social and existential levels. Such tensions reflect our current realities and provoke questions about nation-state, diaspora and metaphorical homelessness. The Bass is a particularly resonant site to present Yang‘s work, considering that over fifty percent of the population in Miami-Dade County is born outside of the United States.

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