Two weeks after his artistic intervention around Louvre Pyramid, of which we have spoken here, the French artist JR (Jean René)returns to surprise the public with his new work “Giants, peeking at the city“.
This is a photographic collage created on the wall of a building in the Barrio Chino, near Havana, the city where the Biennale of Contemporary Art currently takes place, which for this edition has as its theme “The construction of the possible”.
The work sees a child of gigantic dimensions peering at the city from behind the wall and is the result of a collaboration between the artist and Galleria Continua from San Gimignano, which opened the non-profit space in 2015 Arte Continua.
For over two months, until the beginning of June, Berlin’s former train station, Hamburger Bahnhof, will host Flying Pictures, an artistic performance that involves different forms of art, giving life to a living masterpiece.
Flying Pictures is the result of the collaboration of various artists, starting with the Urban Dance Company Flying Steps in Berlin, one of the most famous international dance companies thanks to their pharaonic productions, always coordinated by the creative director Vartan Bassil. The company will move to the notes of “Pictures at an exhibition” by the Russian composer Modest Petrovič Musorgskij. The main feature of this 1874 suite is that it is divided into fifteen parts, ten of which are inspired by paintings and watercolors by Viktor Hartmann, so The Flying Steps accompanies the viewer through the ten works, dancing on a multi-dimensional stage that can be seen from different points.
But don’t think it’s a trivial classical dance show, because the music was by the brothers and composers Vivan and Ketan Bhatti, making them contemporary and giving them a more acoustic and “urban” style.
Last, but not least, perhaps the flagship of this production, are the sets designed by OSGEMEOS, the duo of artists that we have already had the pleasure of talking about here. For the occasion, the brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo have thought of enormous fantastic figures, always inspired by the works of Hartmann, and if in the evening they are part of the performance, during the day they are visible inside the museum in an exhibition dedicated to them.
Flying Pictures is open until June 2 and tickets are available online.
Forget for a moment the minimal illustrations, made with a few strokes and monochromatic, because those of Zoë van Dijk are all the opposite.
Zoë was born in Los Angeles and graduated in visual arts, now she works as a freelancer for several newspapers, always managing to give a very personal cut to her work.
Looking at her illustrations, it seems that there is no subject or theme that cannot adapt to Zoë van Dijk’s style, no matter if it is illness, current affairs, art or TV series, the artist from Los Angeles takes a subject and transforms it into art. For this reason, her tables are full of colors, details and particularly realistic, which should not only be looked at but analyzed and studied.
Starting with the hand drawing and watercolor, Zoë finishes her work with Photoshop, which allows her to experiment and change more quickly without having to start over again. Discover her illustrations in our gallery and on her Instagram profile.
Less than a month before the opening of the Cannes Film Festival, all the films competing for the Palme d’Or have been announced.
This 72nd edition, presented with a poster celebrating the director Agnès Varda, who died at the age of ninety on March 29. On the poster, in fact, we find a photo that portrays a young Varda behind the camera during the filming of the 1956 film La Pointe Courte.
From May 14 to 25, the Jury and its president, who this year will be nothing less than Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu, will attend all screenings of the films in the competition, from The Dead Don’t Die by Jim Jarmusch, who will be the forerunner, to the last.
Among the list of films, there is also an Italian name, that of Marco Bellocchio with his Il traditore. The Italian director’s film stars Pierfrancesco Favino as Tommaso Buscetta, the mafia boss member of Cosa Nostra, better known as “the boss of the two worlds”, who after his arrest collaborated with the Italian justice system during the investigations coordinated by Giovanni Falcone, revealing plans and organizations of the mafia.
Below you will find all the films in competition, those out of competition and those in the Un Certain Regard section.
Concorso The Dead Don’t Die, Jim Jarmusch Pain & Glory, Pedro Almodovar Il traditore, Marco Bellocchio The Wild Goose Lake, Diao Yinan Parasite, Bong Joon-ho Young Ahmed, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Oh Mercy!, Arnaud Desplechin Atlantique, Mati Diop Matthias & Maxime, Xavier Dolan Little Joe, Jessica Hausner Sorry We Missed You, Ken Loach Les Misérables, Ladj Ly A Hidden Life, Terrence Malick Bacurau, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles The Whistlers, Corneliu Porumboiu Frankie, Ira Sachs Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Céline Sciamma It Must Be Heaven, Elia Suleiman Sibyl, Justine Triet
Out of competition Rocketman, Dexter Fletcher Too Old to Die Young, di Nicolas Winding Refn Les plus belles années d’une vie, Claude Lelouch Diego Maradona, Asif Kapadia La belle époque, Nicolas Bedos
Un certain regard Vida Invisivel, Karim Ainouz Dylda, Kantemir Balagov The Swallows of Kaboul, Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec A Brother’s love, Monia Chokri The Climb, Michael Covino Jeanne, Bruno Dumont Adam, Maryam Touzani Libertè, Albert Serra Chambre 212, Christope Honoré Papicha, Mounia Meddour Port Authority, Danielle Lessovitz Liu Yu Tian, Zu Feng The Swallows of Kabul, Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec A Sun That Never Sets, Olivier Laxe Zhuo Ren Mi Mi, Midi Z
Although the world of Instagram seems to be saturated, with accounts, ideas, everything, sometimes it happens to find an unknown profile that turns life around, as in the case of Tits from the Past.
The bio is simple and exhaustive “We share fine art nipples” because in the profile you will find only scraps of paintings, from the lesser known to the most famous, showing female breasts.
It is a simple idea that, in addition to circumventing Instagram’s strict policies on the issue of nipples, shows how the representation of the naked human body has always been a constant throughout the history of art, if not the history of man himself.
It can be represented in an erotic scene, linked to myths and legends, in a religious context or simply for anatomical studies, while still remaining art.
Discover Tits from the Past in our gallery and on Instagram.