‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” said Aristotle, a phrase often quoted in scientific fields such as gestalt psychology – but which can also lead to monstrous results if misunderstood, as Mary Shelley so luridly demonstrated in her classic, ‘Frankenstein’.
Many have prophesied the extinction of the printed media (the same applies to the good old telephone directory).
… In Motion
This Is No Ordinary Rake… See What Happens When You Zoom Out
Catacomb Saints Photographed by Paul Koudounaris
The motif of a body wrestling with its own image can be traced throughout Dimitris Papaioannou’s creative output, right back to his beginnings in 1986.
Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye
Pop-Art Meets 19th-century Fine Art In KAWS’ Latest Solo Exhibition At PAFA
Austrian artist Aldo Tolino’s human portraits are the outcome of a multi-step creative loop
Heavyweight artist and visionary Marina Abramović has been making waves with her ground-breaking performances since the 1970s.
Dressed in a plain, navy one-piece swimming suit, a short-haired elderly woman is sitting beneath a colour-blocked sun umbrella, affectionately contemplating her male companion whose head rests peacefully on her thigh.
The pages of art history books are filled with images of the female nude,
Models Natasa Vojnovic and Judson Harmon star in the story ‘Wild at Heart’, photographed by Steven Klein and styled by Ludivine Poiblanc for the latest issue of Interview magazine.
Zachari Logan was born in 1980 in Saskatoon (Canada) where he currently lives and works.
UK-based illustrator Carne Griffiths creates these striking portraits with uncommon mediums such as tea brandy, vodka, whiskey, graphite and calligraphy ink. His drawings most frequently explore human and floral forms, as says he’s “fascinated by the flow of line and the ‘invisible lines’ that connect us to the natural world.”
Pencils, pegboards, pins, pixels — we’ve been fascinated for a long time by the notion of creating big things from tiny parts. Hiding the image in plain site. Creating pointillist art with physical objects.
Part sculpture, part machine, the Volkswagen wire project is a commissioned piece of art by designers Karen Oetling and Juan Pablo Ramos Valadez out of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Andrew Salgado’s second solo exhibition with Beers.Lambert Contemporary since 2008 presents from the 10th October a series of visceral, figurative paintings based on personal experience and themes including the destruction of identity.
Trace Room is an installation commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum for their Friday Late on 29 June: Unbuilt De/ constructing architecture.
Not so long ago, you could have already read on kontraPLAN about young and multi talented artist Jérémy Tran. As we promised, we have been keeping an eye on his work, and chose to bring you his newest project called Oneiroi.
One of the most popular signs in the art industry is ”DON’T TOUCH”. According to our experiences, we’ve definitely been warned and hissed at, at least once in our lifetime by a guard at an exhibition not to touch the artworks while visiting a gallery or museum.
The project is grounded in a unique visual interpretation of animal anatomy, building upon existing skeleton structures to create a series of sculptural pieces that appear as natural properties of the human body, suggesting strength, power and sensuality.
The Forgotten Circus is the pilot film for the „Forgotten Trilogy“. This film explores notions of humanity embodied through the minds eye of a dying ringmaster and his Forgotten Circus.
World premiere of ballet Alexander, inspired by a complex person of a general, half-god, lover, conqueror of the world – Alexander the Great, choreographed by Ronald Savković, took place last November in Belgrade, Serbia, but will take a world tour this summer starting in Latin America.
After starting the Classical Dance at the age of 8 under the supervision of Christine Vandenbussche (MJC Rosendaël 2000-2009) and Pascal Cyprien (Lille Conservatory 2002-2004), in 2009, Jérémy decided to turn towards Contemporary dance that he practiced with Dominique Desessart (Lille Conservatory 2009-2010).
If you happened to be in Berlin, make sure to stop by Hamburger Bahnhof (a former railway station) till January 15, 2012, and get ready to feel like you’ve stepped into a strange and surreal dream.
French artist Francoise Nielly has released a new set of portraits that continue her colorful, emotive signature.