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Art

Between the Media & the Body

Contemporary Art in Poland has always provoked huge controversy and extreme reactions. Often misunderstood and used by right-wing politicians to favour their radically conservative views, it has electrified not only the art world, but also the general public – to such extent that damage to works or their removal were common, as were exhibition closures and protests in front of artistic institutions. Politicians, clerics, artists and critics – the whole country has been involved in the national discussion. There is always something much more important hidden behind accusations of profanity and that the artist is simply seeking notoriety. The works described in this article weren’t created to be scandalous, but rather to draw attention to significant issues and problems that are still present within Polish society

Bauhaus: When Form Follows Function

The legendary 'Staatliches Bauhaus' school of art and design (1919- 1933) celebrates the centenary of its establishment this year, and its impact is universal...

Less Obvious Language

When it comes to the global contemporary art scene, Chile doesn’t appear to be among its MVPs – at least not at first glance. However, for those wanting to delve beyond the mainstream and get to know the exotic outskirts of the discipline, the Chilean art story might just be among the most compelling today, with a culture that’s quite different from the one known by Western civilisation

From Imagination to Veracity

Indian contemporary art is really that which is produced by ‘new age’ painters for today’s vibrant and growing market. Renowned artists and those of the new genre paint on several themes depicting diverse cultures and societies. Paintings produced by Indian artists have moved away from being plain, beautiful and skilled, to become interesting and unusual

Contemporary Inuit Art: Beautiful & Tragic

Global warming is having a profound effect on the circumpolar world. Late ice formation and early melt are changing animal behaviour and ancestral travel...

Huge International Reputation

Despite Switzerland being one of the smallest countries in Europe, Swiss craftsmanship has a huge international reputation for high quality. Swiss craftsmanship is the benchmark by which all other artisans are judged

An Exciting Combination

Lisbon has all the ingredients needed to become Europe’s next red-hot art destination: new galleries are opening there, international dealers are setting up outposts, and dozens of artists are flocking there for its affordable housing and studio rents. The city, which boasts a refreshing mix of commercial and non-profit spaces, also has a contemporary art fair, ARCOlisboa

Individual Vision of Tradition

Vietnamese art reflects a mixture of influences: Vietnamese traditional art, influences from China and influence from the French during the colonial period. Just over a decade ago Vietnam opened up to the world. The international art market started to see the talents of Vietnamese artists and the variety of styles in Vietnamese paintings. Demand for Vietnamese art is increasing rapidly, especially in France and other countries in Europe

Storytelling Pictures

Australian Aboriginal Art has been identified as the most exciting contemporary art form of the 20th Century

Beautiful Greek Taverna Chair

America has fast-food chains. Greece has tavernas. While both offer inexpensive food (or, in the case of fast-food chains, food-like substances), their operational philosophy could not be more different

Innovative, Vibrant & Thriving Artism

Innovative, vibrant and thriving are the words that could describe Mexican art. From pre-Columbian times through today, the art of Mexico makes quite an...

Light Art: The Beauty Of Illumination

Light Art is a relatively new but increasingly independent form of art. Quite diverse and imaginative, it sees artists create installations and experiment with light, sound, space and motion. Many light art festivals now illuminate cities and towns across the globe, with these spectacular events often promoting energy efficiency or being connected to a city’s heritage

Internationally Renowned Italian Street Artists

From Roman times to the present day, Italy has played a large role in the international art market. The Biennale dell’Arte di Venezia, or the Venice Biennale, was the first international art exhibition to promote Contemporary Art. Founded in 1895, the fair takes place every two years

Art Explosion

Recent years have seen a boom in Russia’s contemporary art scene. In addition to renowned art institutions such as The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Multimedia Art Museum or the Tretyakov Gallery, a contemporary art explosion is sweeping an entire country; with art galleries and workshops opening, street art moving into the spotlights and festivals like Moscow’s Biennale of Contemporary Art showcasing works by today’s finest artists, while Russian artists are showcased in an increasing number of institutions and exhibition spaces all around the world

Glass Art: Art Without Limits

There’s no doubt that stained-glass practises created the first significant glass artworks, with stained glass makers paving the way for the emergence of different glass techniques and styles. Most commonly associated with medieval cathedrals and 19th Century stained glass makers, this technique has been used for different expressions since the beginning of the 20th Century, while these expressions and practises have introduced glass art to the world of fine and modern art

Because Painting Is Beautiful

Argentine culture is as captivating and unique as it is diverse and varied. Influenced by colonial Europe, with strong Spanish and Italian undertones, this hot fusion can be found in different areas, from film, music and dance, to architecture, art and even sport.

Modern-Day Conquest of the Contemporary Art World

It does not come as a surprise to anyone that Spain has an extraordinary art heritage, with masters such as Diego Velazquez and Francisco Goya hailing from the country. But Spain doesn’t have to be too attached to its past when it comes to art, as it also has many contemporary achievements: its new centres, galleries and museums for contemporary art are praised as being some of the best in the world. Here we explore three of these fantastic art venues, in Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona

Contemporary Art Of Mongolia

Mongolian art is as rich and colourful as its nature, and as complex as its history
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