News and Events » Painting & Sculpture http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:43:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 THE TOP 10 ART INSTALLATIONS YOU MUST SEE AT 2015 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/art/the-top-10-art-installations-you-must-see/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/art/the-top-10-art-installations-you-must-see/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:19:38 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=709 Art is a subjective concept that really depends on each person’s background and taste. What for someone can be an art piece for others may not be exactly that. However, there are some contemporary artists’ works that cannot be described as anything else besides art. The art installations really catch person’s attention because of its dimensions and the way objects are placed.  Below we present you a list of the top 10 art installations of modern artists you must see.

HAND-WOVEN INSTALLATION BY NUMEN/FOR USE

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TOMÁS SARACENO’S BIOSPHERIC CLOUD CITIES

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FALLING GARDEN BY GERDA STEINER & JÖRG LENZLINGER

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CROCHETED PLAYGROUNDS BY TOSHIKO HORIUCHI MACADAM

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THE RAIN ROOM AT THE BARBICAN, LONDON

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THE AMAZEME LABYRINTH BY MARCO SABOYA & GUALTER PUPO

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ERNESTO NETO’S WOVEN INSTALLATIONS

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YAYOI KUSAMA’S MIRROR AND LED LIGHT INSTALLATIONS

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LEANDRO ERLICH’S BÂTIMENT

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KUSAMA’S OBLITERATION ROOM

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OUTSTANDING NEW SKYLINE SCULPTURES WITH MORE THAN 5000 PIECES http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/art/outstanding-skyline-sculptures-with-more-than-5000-pieces/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/art/outstanding-skyline-sculptures-with-more-than-5000-pieces/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:50:48 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=683 These amazing art pieces were made of what most people see as not very useful material: scrap wood. The Philadelphia-based modern artist JAMES MCNABB has carved thousands of pieces of scrap wood and carefully placed them together to form a vast city skyline creating a modern sculpture. The wooden skyscrapers, made in different shapes and sizes, look remarkably like the Manhattan skyline in New York City.

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The collection, totals a staggering five thousand individual buildings also includes a huge ‘city wheel’ – which is almost five feet high. And the contemporary artist explained how the idea came about.

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“I grabbed a piece of scrap wood from the bin, and without thinking, made some cuts. In a few minutes the piece started to look strangely familiar, like a screwdriver or a mini skyscraper. I grabbed another piece of scrap wood, and made another object – this time, it looked like wrench, or a table leg. In the next hour I made 15 more – I stayed up that night and worked until morning. In 24 hours I made more than 200, all intricately different from the next.”

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NORWAY’S FAMOUS MONOLITH BY GUSTAV VIGELAND http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/art/norways-famous-monolith-by-gustav-vigeland/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/art/norways-famous-monolith-by-gustav-vigeland/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:03:52 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=647 Today we will present you one of Norway’s most famous parks due to its art installation by the contemporary artist Gustav Vigeland. The ART INSTALLATION at Frogner Park in Oslo is also the artist’s most famous work.

After moving to its new studio on Nobels gate in the borough of Frogner during 1924 Vigeland devoted his life to the project of an open exhibition of his works over the next twenty years.  The Vigeland installation features 212 bronze and granite sculptures all designed by Gustav Vigeland. This modern sculptures culminate in the famous Monolith (Monolitten), with its 121 figures struggling to reach the top of the sculpture.

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Ran Hwang newest sculptural art http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/art/ran-hwang-newest-sculptural-art/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/art/ran-hwang-newest-sculptural-art/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 13:33:48 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=755 Ran Hwang is a contemporary artist best known for her large-scale wall installations in which buttons, beads, pins, and threads on wood panels form images of falling blossoms, vases, Buddhas, and birds. Hwang’s installations have also taken on more current themes, exploring the fashion industry and female identities in popular culture. Drawing from Eastern philosophies, this modern artist’s method is a meditative ritual in which she first projects an outline onto the wall, then traces its contour and painstakingly fills in the image with her materials, a process that can take up to a month.

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“The process of building large installations is time consuming and repetitive,” Hwang has said. “And it requires manual effort, which provides a form of self-meditation.”

She hammers thousands of pins into a wall like a monk who, facing the wall, practices Zen. The pins are used to hold buttons remain free to move and suggest the genetic human tendency to be irresolute. The choosen buttons are as common and ordinary as human beings.

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Azzedine Alaïa: Blending Fashion and Art in ‘Couture/Sculpture http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/art/azzedine-alaia-blending-fashion-and-art-in-couturesculpture/ http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/art/azzedine-alaia-blending-fashion-and-art-in-couturesculpture/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:57:05 +0000 http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/news-and-events/?p=1489 The riskiest, potentially most contentious fashion prove to of couture week did not, as it happens, take place throughout couture at all. It was not held in Paris, it was not on the official routine and it did not involve clothes to sell.
It was the exhibition “Couture/Sculpture,” a display of 65 garments by Azzedine Alaïa at the Villa Borghese, arrayed selectively among the Berninis and Caravaggios, the marble and mosaics, of the 17th-century palace. As soon as it involves equating fashion along with art, the potential for being accused of hubris doesn’t get hold of much greater. (Even if the tip originated along with the museum’s director, Anna Coliva, and not the designer.)

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“We were a little nervous, to be honest,” the artist Kris Ruhs, a member of the extended Alaïa family that had helped install the show, said at the opening. He gestured about the rooms, which were crowded along with visitors — most paying homage by wearing their own Alaïas — and in the direction of Bernini’s “Apollo and Daphne.” “There’s a great deal of competition,” he said.
Yet the result “was totally harmonious,” as Alber Elbaz of Lanvin said prior to posing along with Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino (and Mr. Alaïa).

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Recently, it has actually become something of a trend to take fashion from the costume ghetto and plunk it, devoid of apology, in the heart of a museum, the much better to link applied arts along with great arts and to demonstrate exactly how visual inspiration of every kind has actually its expression in clothes. The latest example is the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute prove to “China: Through the Looking Glass,” which spreads throughout three floors, including the Chinese galleries. Inserting dresses and the enjoy in to the artistic establishment is not a basic proposition, however; as Holland Cotter wrote in a Brand-new York Times review of the show, “The difference between the 2 disciplines is, too often, earned glaring.”
Not this time, however.

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According to the curator Mark Wilson, that worked along with Ms. Coliva on the exhibition (and that curated two previous exhibits of Mr. Alaïa’s work, at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands in 1997 and 2011), it took your man only three hours to decide which clothes ought to go where.
So, for example, a white knit minidress, the skirt pleated à la gladiator, echoes the curves of a marble bust; a sinuous knit gown along with a spine of sorts operating down the focus reflects the proportions and draped hemlines of a nearby goddess on a plinth; and a sleeveless velvet sheath, laced down the focus along with a priestlike collar, almost fades in to the chiaroscuro of Caravaggio’s “Madonna, Kid and Serpent.”

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What is striking is the method the clothes sneak up on you, processed in the grand scheme of the panorama not as foreign objects yet very objects that have actually made inclusion on their own merits. (It’s worth noting that Mr. Alaïa remade a few of his older dresses, adjusting and elongating their silhouettes to much better serve the space.) And, devoid of the identification plaques, there would certainly be no method to date the garments; a dress earned in the 1990s looks of a piece along with a dress earned in 2015.
Such consistent aesthetic handwriting is rare in fashion, which places a premium on the ability to reflect Just what designers enjoy to call the zeitgeist (and hence make the ever-changing fads on which the industry is built). Mr. Alaïa couldn’t care much less concerning the zeitgeist. He’s interested in the opportunities of cloth and exactly how it can easily be manipulated to idealize the body, and he has actually spent his job honing that idea. That is probably why its expressions job so well amid statuary dedicated in portion to the acme of the human form.
“It was perfect,” said Camille Miceli, the designer of Louis Vuitton’s fashion accessories, as she left the prove to for the celebratory dinner in the gardens that followed the opening. Then, on the marble staircase outside the gallery, she started to twirl, her skirt flying out about her.
“Azzedine earned it,” she said. “It was my wedding dress, yet I don’t understand exactly how to tie the belt correctly.”
She looked spine through the glass doors at the gowns beyond and fiddled along with her waist. “Only he can easily get hold of it right,” she said.

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