Narcissus Garden, one of the historical installations of Yayoi Kusama comes to New York

Narcissus Garden, one of the historical installations of Yayoi Kusama comes to New York

Giulia Ficicchia · 6 years ago · Art

Venice, 1966. During the 33rd edition of the Biennale, there’s also Yayoi Kusama with an installation – Narcissus Garden – part of an unofficial performance: in a sea of reflecting plastic spheres, the artist stand in the middle with a sign that offered for sale the narcissism of the visitor. Who can’t break himself/herself from their own reflected image could buy the sphere for 2 dollars each.

Back to our days, that same installation is now arrived in New York, precisely in an old train garage in Fort Tilden, where it will stay until September 3rd during the Rockaway! 2018 free public art festival. Kusama standing in the middle with a sign is not there, for obvious reasons, even if today more than ever the message of the artistic work is more obvious: our ego has become so much important and it has to be busted out first in social media, then in real life. The fact that the 1500 spheres are made not of plastic but of metal helps and this time the visitor not only sees his/her beauty reflected but also the graffiti and the environment where the installation is and that carries in an evident way the signs of Hurricane Sandy.

So if you’re in New York and a selfie in the Big Apple is not enough, one of the creations of Yayoi Kusama is more than happy to be lived and Instagrammed too.

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The stark reality of Stuart McReath’s illustrations

The stark reality of Stuart McReath’s illustrations

Giulia Guido · 6 years ago · Art

Reality is the first source of inspiration for Stuart McReath, an award-winning international illustrator.

His works are stimulating conceptual illustrations that have the objective both to highlight disturbing aspects related to social and political issues and events and to invite reflection and debate. In addition to a well-established color palette, in his creations is light playing an important game, that he uses to put the accent on some elements and hiding others. Furthermore, by experimenting with a variety of screen printing techniques, Stuart McReath takes us into a society of injustice, corruption and armed crime, linking causes and effects with powerful and original visual effects.

See more Stuart McReath’s works on his Behance.

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Checking_invoices, the mysterious Instagram duo that makes fashion more fun

Checking_invoices, the mysterious Instagram duo that makes fashion more fun

Giulia Ficicchia · 6 years ago · Art, Style

The fact that you need to get your face out there to have more success is not so obvious, some mystery has always been appreciated and it still is in 2018.

Take as an example the Instagram account @checking_invoices: two women, whose identity is unknown, come from Greece to Italy, precisely in Milan where it seems they have their base, one is a stylist, the other one is a set designer and filmmaker, who invents herself as a photographer for the contents of the profile, and they create in 2016 a quite particular ode to fashion with 35k followers at the moment, where models are never showed completely, instead they’re made unrecognizable by colorful suits, often the most powerful pieces of the outfit. Emilio Pucci, Balenciaga, Vetements, Valentino, you name it and it has probably been worn for one of their shots on escalators, streets, squares, markets and so on, with some surprise of the passersby, used to see another kind of shootings. The fact that there’s the desire to mock and make more fun the classic vision of fashion and its industry is clear not just with that, the name of the account is indeed referred to the boring and recurrent activity of the stylists, to check the invoices of the requested items.

One thing is certain, creativity looks good with everything.

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Incredible installation by Quintessenz on the island of Paxos

Incredible installation by Quintessenz on the island of Paxos

Claudia Fuggetti · 6 years ago · Art

Quintessenz is an artistic duo from Hannover and Berlin who recently created a large-scale installation for the Paxos Contemporary Art Project on the island of Paxos in the Adriatic Sea. The artistic roots of Thomas Granseuer and Tomislav Topic, the two components of Quintessenz, range from street art to installation and research in the field of digital images: everything is enriched by aesthetic elements found on the spot.

In their recent installation Flickering Lights, which was created at the Berlin Fashion Week in January 2018, in Pardis Perdus installed in Les Baux-de-Provence, in 2017 and in their last piece in Paxos, the artists make use of the of colored or spray-painted fabrics, which feature a chromatic scale. Intent of the duo is to challenge the viewer’s visual perception of the work and its relationship with the analogue and digital world.

The images of their installation are becoming viral because of the incredible three-dimensional optical effect, the rest we tell you in the video below.

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Fitacola, an art collage project by the Quitério partners

Fitacola, an art collage project by the Quitério partners

Claudia Fuggetti · 6 years ago · Art

Fitacola is an art collage project started in 2005 by the partners, in art and in life, Graça and Carlos Quitério. The duo is based in Caldas da Rainha, in central-western Portugal and makes original creations: from illustrations and paper scraps to animated digital collage projects.

“We love playing with all the resources and information [to] make some sort of aesthetic sense out of these random pieces of paper”

The translation of Fitacola is “adhesive tape” in Portuguese and indicates the true work of collage carried out by the two artists, which concerns the old magazines found in flea markets at the weekend or in second-hand bookshops: these fragments are layered and glued together with images torn from various colored paper cutouts.

From the destruction of chaos, something new and unexpected arises: art is born.

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