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Joana Vasconcelos, ‘I Will Survive’
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Joana Vasconcelos, ‘I Will Survive’

Joana Vasconcelos is one of the most celebrated visual artists coming out of Portugal today. Born in Paris in 1971, she now lives and works in Lisbon, creating elegantly intricate works that explore notions of gender identity, religion, class and nationality through the feminine form. Vasconcelos’ work typically consists of […]

Death out of context
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Death out of context

The passage of time, as this artist affirms is the determining factor of her work, and irrespective of the subject explored in Sally Mann’s photography (1951, EU) refers to a lost era. In order to reinforce this concept she employs a much personalised technique which combines a photographic process from […]

Villa Savoya: The Machine of living
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Villa Savoya: The Machine of living

La Villa Saboya, considered to be a paradigm of modernism in architecture and of the new way of constructing housing in the 20th century, continues to have a profound impact, with its evocative beauty and meaning. Noel Hernández Built in 1929 and planned by Le Corbusier (Switzerland 1887, France 1965), […]

ICA, crisis victim
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ICA, crisis victim

The London Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) might close its doors in the next few months due to the recent economic situation. Ekow Eshum, chairman of the board of directors, has already informed his employees about the association’s current deficit, which is approximately £600,000.00 and which may increase to £1.2 […]

Exquisite Bodies
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Exquisite Bodies

Noel Hernández Wax figures were widely used in Europe since the 17th century in Faculties of Medicine. The use of wax figures, unlike corpses which used to deteriorate quickly, provided the best means of collecting and distributing knowledge about everything related to the human anatomy. These pieces of work could […]