So Close, at the Armory Show a new JR’ installation

So Close, at the Armory Show a new JR’ installation

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

It’s only been two days since the last time we spoke about JR, the multifaceted French artist who becomes more and more one of the pillars of contemporary public art.
But, set asides the Oscars, for which he was competing with the documentary Visage Villages, he started talking again about his political opinion with the new edition of the New York Armory Show, inaugurated today, Thursday 8 March.

His huge installations are back and they return with two of the themes he cares about the most, global immigration policies and all the issues related to the refugee crisis.
After having fought against Trump’s policies with Kikito and Giant Picnic, it’s now the turn of So Close, a project with which he retraces the journey he made in 2017 in a Jordan refugee camp, through the faces of the people who are experiencing the drama of the Syrian war.

The giant images will be fixed on the exhibition entrance wall until March 11th, to be immediately visible to all the visitors.

So Close is also strongly tied to another of his most famous works,”Unframed“, conceived by the artist in 2014 for Ellis Island, a place that in the 20th century was a symbol of new life for all those people who had crossed the sea to reach it and start again.

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Short video for Breakfast – Volumes, the hypnotic dance of Maxim Zhestkov’ particles

Short video for Breakfast – Volumes, the hypnotic dance of Maxim Zhestkov’ particles

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

In Volumes, Moscow artist Maxim Zhestkov‘s latest work, motion design and patterns of natural inspiration merge together to explore this combination through the rhythmic movement of billions colored particles.

During the entire video, the particles evolve inside a gallery as if they were driven by an invisible force, taking on the shape of a new digital sculpture in each frame.

The particles communicate with each other as if they were autonomous and imitate movements similar to those of the oceans, the swelling of the waves, the freedom and strength of nature.

“They dance, play and communicate with each other in an eternal hypnotic ballet governed by the invisible wind of fate.”

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The Grinch first Official Trailer is finally out

The Grinch first Official Trailer is finally out

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

It will be released in Italian cinemas next November 29th, but to plunge us into his adorable world of hatred and contempt, Illumination Entertainment, the same production company of Despicable Me and Minion, released the first official trailer.

This is Dr. Seuss‘s most successful character who, after appearing on the big screen in a live-action version, is ready to back in cinemas in a new animated version.
He is the Grinch and is in very good shape.

He doesn’t seem to love Pharrell, especially his song Happy, which also seems quite understandable, continues to hate Christmas and all the trinkets that are part of it in the happy and noisy little town of Who-ville.

We just have to wait and hope, in the meantime, the release of other clips.

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Embroidered self-portraits by artist Juana Gòmez

Embroidered self-portraits by artist Juana Gòmez

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

Juana Gómez is an artist who turns her gaze towards the inside, towards her inner part, towards everything that is not visible to the naked eye.

She embroiders her bones, muscles, veins and synapses that lie under her skin and she does it on beautiful self-portraits.
She traces her biological structure making it visible, just like that of many elements found in nature.
Her goal is to connect the interior and exterior, connect the microcosmos with the macro cosmos in order to bring them closer together.

“There is fundamental law that can be seen in the veins of a leaf, the course of rivers and their tributaries, the circuits of the central nervous system, the currents of the sea, and the routes of traffic on the Internet.
Deciphering this common language, which connects the micro cosmos with the macro cosmos, the external and the interior world, allows us to distinguish a pattern that influences inert, biological, social and cultural systems.”

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The Florida Project is Sean Baker’s new film

The Florida Project is Sean Baker’s new film

Andrea Jean Varraud · 2 years ago · Art

The Florida Project is Sean Baker’s new film. It is set near Disneyworld in Florida and narrates the story of three children who want to discover life. The plot is simple but the director did not produce an ordinary film: the entire movie is seen from the children’s point of view so we perfectly feel that sense of naiveness that characterizes childhood. Another important side of The Florida Project is photography which highlights saturated colors that transform the movie into a vivid childhood dream.

The Florida project will arrive in Italy at the end of this month, in the meantime, lets see the trailer.

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