An exhibit curated by Gianni Jetzer that leads us through an exploration of artistic concerns that have come to the fore since 1960's: dematerialization, disembodiment, nothingness, memory, and the posthuman body.
Writer and cultural theorist Elisa Adami elucidates the complex nature of absence: "Absences are not just what there is not, but rather what was there and now is no longer, or what should be there and yet is not." The collection of works in this exhibit give form to this enigmatic nature, this space between things and ideas, the concrete and the intangible. It can be traced to when the idea behind the artwork took precedent over the craft of its actual fabrication. What does that imply?
Would love to bore you further but will stop by sharing some of my favorite stills in no particular order.
Another amazing Salcedo auction result on a 2014 oil on canvas by Justin Nuyda last night. It is from his Search Mindscape series. For latest news on his upcoming shows and exhibits, kindly follow @jsnuyda.
It is such an honor to support ICM and its beautiful cause to improve the lives of impoverished families and communities in the Philippines.This year's banquet raised $2M USD! My father's artwork was amongst the various donations from talented Filipino artists and it is very heartwarming to witness how art can help transform lives.
Damien Hirst's sculpture entitled "Saint Bartholomew, Exquisite Pain" (2006) in gold, nestled in the Chatsworth House Chapel. “I like the confusion you get between science and religion… that’s where belief lies and art as well.” (Hirst, 2008)
To know more behind this piece: http://www.damienhirst.com/saint-bartholomew-exquisite-p
Antonio Verrio’s painting of ‘Doubting Thomas’ (1694) above and the beautiful altar is by Caius Gabriel Cibber.
Bangalore born artist Ranjani Shettar (b. 1977) and her immersive environments, usually composed of numerous nonrepresintational forms, are inspired by her observations of the now-threatened natural environs of her native India. Looks like beautiful floating amoeba to me. What do you think? "Seven ponds and a few raindrops" (2017) is seen at The Met until the 16th of September 2018.
My father dedicated his entire life on his butterfly collection which is currently considered to be the most unique and largest in the country. We are aware that he is a brilliant artist but not a lot know that he paints to primarily fund his expeditions- hopping from one mountain to another, one museum to the next, studying and collecting butterflies. I have spent my travels visiting institutions and conversing with some of the brightest minds in the world of lepidoptera today. For that, I am very honored and grateful for what's to come.
And to see these butterflies fluttering gracefully in their habitat (as it has been a long while) reminded me where these scientists' passion and commitment including my father's, is coming from.