Art in Italy

Lucio Fontana’s concetto spaziale – Mesmerizing neon installations

About Lucio Fontana Lucio Fontana’s interest in technological and scientific advancements that occurred during the 20th century largely inspired his approach to a wide array of methods and mediums. For instance, he has worked with stone, neon, ceramics and even metals. As a painter, he went beyond two-dimensional surfaces by engaging technology as a means …

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Carsten Höller’s slides: A fun way to experience museums

Carsten Höller & his work Carsten Höller is well known for playfully including his slide installations in major museums across the world. Höller, who is formerly a scientist with a degree in agronomy, is famous for repurposing components of the real world, such as slides, for art spaces. The majority of his works feature aesthetics …

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What are Kimsooja’s rainbow rooms all about?

About Kimsooja Kimsooja is a Korean-born artist that has won recognition around the world. Despite living in New York, her work is exhibited across Europe, Asia and America. Her work includes performances, photographs, installations and videos. Her work involves a number of subjects like relationships with others, nomadism and the role of women among other …

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Jaume Plensa’s stunning larger-than-life sculptures

Who is Jaume Plensa? Jaume Plensa is arguably one of the top sculptors today. He is largely known for creating huge ethereal sculptures and has also worked with different other types of contemporary art media, including from acoustic installations to video projections. Plensa is especially known for his large-scale, ethereal projects, which he installed in …

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Elmgreen & Dragset’s Short-Cut looks like an accident scene

Introduction Berlin-based artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset have carved their career out of fixation with objects and their settings, and what happens when those particular objects are recontextualized in the name of art. In this instance, the duo was commissioned by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi to create a large-scale installation for Milan’s quintessential shopping mall, Galleria …

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