Art

MAD: Brussels New Hub for Fashion and Design
A new hub for Brussels' fashion and design has opened in the heart of the city's Dansaert district. Called MAD, mode and design, the centre is part of revitalising this rapidly changing area. The MAD headquarters will function as a cultural space supporting the design and fashion industry. The recently completed building was launched amid contemporary art and design fairs across the city last month. The opening exhibition features six designers all showing projects made in Brussels, reports Elli Ioannou.


Vincent Van Gogh: The Artist as Collector
Few people know that Dutch Modern master Vincent van Gogh, was an avid collector. More than that, Melbourne academic Dr Vincent Alessi discovered that the painter learnt to draw by studying his own collection of black and white illustrations. We take a look at the prints in the artist's collection, some of which can now be seen at the new exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons at the National Gallery of Victoria, Geoffrey Maslen reports.

Brussels Burgeons with New Art Museums and Exhibitions
Brussels is fast becoming an international centre for modern and contemporary art. The new cultural landscape is changing the face of the city, expanding it beyond a political and institutional hub for the European Union and NATO. New museums and exhibitions are making the Belgian capital one of Europe's top destinations, including a major new contemporary art gallery along with shows of works from Belgian Modernist masters such as Rik Wouters to the iconoclastic work of Yves Klein and Pol Bury and the sculptural paintings of Dutch street artist Boris Tellegen. By Elli Ioannou and Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

10 Question Column: American Photographer Tammy Ruggles
Tammy Ruggles is a legally blind photographer who lives in Northern Kentucky. While most people struggle to take a decent looking artistic photograph, Tammy manages to capture the world beautifully with almost total loss of her eyesight, Paul McDonnell reports.

The Art of Dreams: Interview with Spanish Painter Pedro Paricio
Spanish painter Pedro Paricio's new exhibition has opened at London's Halcyon Gallery. The show presents a fresh body of work, exploring the painter's ruminations on self-reflection, the subconscious and the transcendental possibilities of art. Our correspondent in London Lissandra Hemilton asks the painter our Ten Questions about his life & work.

Venice Biennale 2016: Art, Ethics and Architecture
Venice Biennale: an exhausting, beautiful attempt to relinquish architecture. By William Feuerman, University of Technology Sydney.

Ernesto Cánovas at London's Halycon Gallery
Ernesto Cánovas' new exhibition Multiplied opens today at Halycon Gallery in London's Mayfair. Lissandra Hemilton talks to the Spanish artist about his life and elegiac work that mixes different mediums such as printmaking, photography and painting to create an evanescent sense of memory and a disconcerting wistfulness.

NYC Dance Project by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
American photographers Deborah Ory and Ken Browar created the NYC Dance Project to shoot contemporary and classical dancers in New York, capturing their dynamism and beauty, Antonio Visconti reports.

Illustrator Dana Avni and the Blue Oranges
Our fashion correspondent in London, Limor Helfgott, speaks to talented young illustrator Dana Avni about her new work, studies and plans for the future.

Artist Princess Niké Arrighi Borghese in Rome
Princess Niké Arrighi Borghese began her career as an actress working with New Wave directors like Francois Truffaut, Ken Russell and Jean-Luc Godard before she went on to become a successful artist. Her recent exhibitions in Australia and Singapore include vividly-coloured paintings, subtle drawings & fine etchings of Rome and Venice.

Finnish Photographer Konsta Leppänen
Konsta Leppänen is a talented photographer from Finland, a member of the 11 Collective and he has won the biggest Finnish photojournalism prize, the Patricia Seppälä Foundation Award. Andreas Romagnoli and Jeanne-Marie Cilento ask the hipster and intellectual 10 Questions about his life and work.

Artist America Martin's New Show in Los Angeles
Los Angeles-based painter and sculptor America Martin’s new exhibition How the Sun Goes has opened at the JoAnne Artman Gallery, Jeanne-Marie Cilento & Raphael West report.

Robert De Niro in Rome: Remembering His Father The Artist
Robert De Niro has produced a documentary about his artist father's life and work during the celebrated 1940s and 50s New York School. The American actor visited Rome for its European premiere and to talk about his relationship with Robert De Niro Senior and his oeuvre, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Additional reporting by Raphael West & Antonio Visconti

10 Questions: Artist Princess Niké Arrighi Borghese
An exhibition of Princess Niké Arrighi Borghese’s in Singapore. Although she began her career as an actress working with New Wave directors such as Francois Truffaut, Ken Russell and Jean-Luc Godard, she went on to become a successful artist. Her latest show includes vividly coloured paintings, subtle drawings and exquisite etchings of Rome and Venice, Jeanne-Marie Cilento reports.

Californian Cool: New Exhibitions of Dennis Hopper Photographs
Rome’s Gagosian Gallery opens its first major exhibition of American actor and director Dennis Hopper's photographs. The show offers a vivid and spontaneous glimpse of the sixties and seventies that mixes Californian cool, political idealism and a sense of optimism, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

10 Question Column: Contemporary Italian Artist Cristiano Petrucci
Italian contemporary artist Cristiano Petrucci answers Andreas Romagnoli and Jeanne-Marie Cilento’s 10 Questions and sits for his portrait at his laboratory-like studio in the Italian capital.


10 Question Column: Finnish Photographer Konsta Leppänen
Konsta Leppänen is a talented young photographer from Finland and a member of the 11 Collective who won the biggest Finnish photojournalism prize last year, the Patricia Seppälä Foundation Award. Andreas Romagnoli and Jeanne-Marie Cilento ask the hipster and intellectual 10 Questions about his life and work.

10 Question Column: American Painter Davyd Whaley
American artist Davyd Whaley’s new solo exhibition Subconscious Tendencies has opened at Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. He talks to Jeanne-Marie Cilento about the show and his method of working in our 10 Question Column.



Italian Artist Agostino Iacurci's New Exhibition Opens in Rome
Italian artist Agostino Iacurci’s new exhibition Small Wheel, Big Wheel is at Wunderkammern Gallery in Rome. Andreas Romagnoli and Jeanne-Marie Cilento talk to the artist about his latest works and what inspires him.

10 Question Column: Artist America Martin in Los Angeles
America Martin's three different series of paintings Native Americans, Bathers and Still Life are inspired by her travels in Taos and Aix-en-Provence. The artist answers Jeanne-Marie Cilento's 10 Questions about her life and work.

Emerging Artists Column: Painter Ginevra Marini in Rome
Ginevra Marini works fast with strong movements and her brushes seem to attack the canvas when she paints. Andreas Romagnoli & Jeanne-Marie Cilento ask the young artist about her life and work in Rome.

10 Questions Column: Canadian Painter Jen Mann
Exciting young Canadian artist Jen Mann's latest figurative paintings in vivid, saturated colour illuminated her new solo show Strange Beauties. Andreas Romagnoli and Jeanne-Marie Cilento asked her 10 questions about her life and work.

British Artist Thomas Houseago's New Exhibition Opens in Rome
Taking the art world by storm, LA-based British artist Thomas Houseago creates hulking sculptures in plaster, hemp, iron and bronze. Inspired by African art and Modern masters from Rodin to Picasso, the figurative sculptures are full of brute emotive power. Houseago's new exhibition Roman Figures opens in Rome at the Gagosian Gallery, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

10 Questions Column: Australian Conceptual Artist Kristin McIver
From graphic designer to award-winning visual artist in just five years, Kristin McIver is quietly conquering the hearts and minds of conceptual art lovers around the world, writes Ruth Borgobello.

10 Questions: American Artist Dan Witz
American artist Dan Witz’s exhibition has just opened as part of the Public and Confidential project at Wunderkammern Gallery in Rome. Renowned as a pioneer of Street Art, the artist answers Jeanne-Marie Cilento’s ten questions and sits for a photo shoot with Andreas Romagnoli during the installation of his new show in the Italian capital.

10 Questions Column: French Street Artist C215
French Street Artist C215, real name Christian Guémy, answers Jeanne-Marie Cilento’s 10 Questions about his extraordinary life, his exhibition now showing at Wunderkammern gallery in Rome and the new book C215 by Sabina de Gregori. Andreas Romagnoli did an exclusive photo shoot with the artist just before his show opened.

Ten Questions: Italian Artist and Designer Benedetta Borrometi
Artist and designer Benedetta Borrometi tells Jeanne-Marie Cilento what drives her creative work and her new exhibition. Borrometi has a law degree but moved to London to study fine art at Central Saint Martins College of Art. Her career has encompassed working as a designer at Italian television network Mediaset to collaborating with textile designer Tsumori Chisato in Tokyo and illustrating the French magazine Plume Voyage. Today, she lives between Italy and Japan and is married to Japanese photographer Horikiri Kentaro.

David Bowie Is: New Exhibition Opens At The V&A in London
The spectacular new exhibition of David Bowie's life and work has opened at the Victorian and Albert Museum in London, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Art and the American Dream: Interview with painter Davyd Whaley
Looking across to the United States from a moribund Italy, the life of painter Davyd Whaley seems the embodiment of the American Dream. A journey full of transformative change, renewal and even a happy Hollywood ending. From his airy studio in downtown Los Angeles, the artist talks to Jeanne-Marie Cilento.


Sculptor Constantin Brancusi's Atelier in Paris at the Pompidou
The atelier of Constantin Brancusi shows the culmination of the sculptor's work at the forefront of the French avant-garde, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento from Paris. Atelier Brancusi photographs by Ambrosio De Lauro.

Paris Exhibitions: Two New Exciting Shows of Modern and Pop Art
Photographer Andreas Romagnoli travelled to Paris to capture the contemporary art exhibited at two major new gallery shows. Artists from all over the world are represented including emerging talent and France's iconic C215 and England's Banksy, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Design Talk: Commissioning Design to Stimulate Creative Excellence
The Design Museum in London held a special talk about the tradition of commissioning design to stimulate creative excellence, technical innovation and the realization of artistic, non-commercial ideas, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento.
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