This summer, dalla Rosa Gallery presents a group exhibition of four contemporary artists reflecting on the vast topic of surfaces. Each artist brings one of his painting along with some works on paper, card or newspaper. The small exhibition space creates an intimate cocoon that enables dialogues between the different medium, where shapes and colours mix and respond each other.
Lives and work in Guadalajara, México
“I’m naturally and have always been fascinated by art. I’m an artist but also a viewer, part of an audience; and I like to research and read about art. (…) I’m inspired by artists that generate universes through prolific creativity. I’m very much influenced by Minimalist and Conceptual American art, and also by Brazil’s Neo-concrete movement.”
This summer the Saatchi Gallery presents us with a general survey of contemporary art from Africa and Latin America. At first sight, one might not see the difference with all the other contemporary art practices established in the rest of the world (and one might be right). Moving between rooms, it seems that it all looks like “contemporary art”. The works displayed perfectly meet the criteria and could directly be put under the prestigious ‘contemporary art’ label. But at the end, thinking about all the things you’ve seen, you start to realise how much these works are politically and socially engaged with their own context of production. There is a sense of urgency emerging from the artworks. They became real protests, and the artists’ voices can be heard spreading along the wall of the gallery: dialoguing with each other and singing a song of resistance.
Here is a selection of the best artworks presented:
Created five years ago, this fair is the only one in Europe to be specialized in modern and contemporary art from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. This year, around 40 galleries from all over the world were presenting their artists to the London public: a rich and boundary-breaking trip.
Since 2008, The Prix Pictet rewards international photographers for their engagement with environmental issues and sustainability. This year, the 11 shortlisted artists present their works at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in an exhibition that question our behaviour and habits towards consumption.
Here is a selection of the most interesting works: