• The most beautiful fence in the world

    Posted by Vassiliki Kotzia 11.9.2013
    art-culture
    The most beautiful fence in the world

    The visitors of Rice Gallery liken Soon Sunny Park’s sculpture to a walk along a river, on a sunny day. The rays of light, both natural and artificial, penetrate the square, transparent pieces of Plexiglas and disperse around in colourful shimmering reflections. The light is the main player in this installation entitled Unwoven Light.

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  • Let Bilbao show you the way

    Posted by Vassiliki Kotzia 2.9.2013
    art-culture
    Let Bilbao show you the way

    Bilbao is not the first city that comes to mind if you are a mainstream tourist seeking a European destination. It may not even be in your top-10. For a modern art lover, however, the Basque city has achieved Mecca-like status since 1997, when the Guggenheim Museum opened its doors to the public. 

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    tags: blogging / museums

  • The wise sculptures are carved out of books

    Posted by Vassiliki Kotzia 31.7.2013
    art-culture
    The wise sculptures are carved out of books

    There are quite a few people around me who, in the event of an earthquake, would rush to save their book (at least as many as they could, given the situation). That kind of people would probably feel uncomfortable in front of the work of Long Bin Chen.

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    tags: blogging / sculpture / book

  • The Market Hotel is getting serious (?)

    Posted by Vassiliki Kotzia 23.7.2013
    art-culture
    The Market Hotel is getting serious (?)

    In the very interesting and intriguing depths of the New York underground scene, the Market Hotel has been a powerful reference point, over the last few years. It was just one of the many new-type artist collectives that have flourished in Brooklyn, but the punk rock gigs and other events held in its premises, gave it a cult status that well surpassed the legend of other similar places and drove its fame far beyond the geographic territory on New York.

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    tags: blogging

  • David Eger: The Force is with him

    Posted by Vassiliki Kotzia 15.7.2013
    art-culture
    David Eger: The Force is with him

    Each time I dare confess that I am not a fan of ‘Star Wars’ the look on the faces of friends and acquaintances is one of sympathy, surprise, disbelief and certainly not praise. It is indeed a bit rare for a kid raised in the 80s – and a tomboy, at that – to have resisted the power of… ‘The Force’. But it does happen anyway. 

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  • Walking on the walls of a Victorian house

    Posted by Vassiliki Kotzia 5.7.2013
    art-culture
    Walking on the walls of a Victorian house

    ‘Is this the real life? Or is it just fantasy?’ Or maybe just an illusion? Argentinean artist Leandro Erlich, accepted an invitation by the Barbican to create, in the southern part of the city, an installation which examines the sense of illusion in a very playful way: he constructed the façade of a Victorian house and settled it on the ground in a lot that has been vacant since the Blitz. 

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  • Bodies of emotion

    Posted by Vassiliki Kotzia 4.7.2013
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    Bodies of emotion

    Matthew Stone introduces himself as an artist and a shaman and the British art scene bows before his creative genious. Before he was even 30 years old he was included in the Sunday Times “Power players under 30” list and he has already been acknowledged as by Saatchi Online as one of the people to drive art forward.

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  • The city 'cats' swing their cares away!

    Posted by Vassiliki Kotzia 27.6.2013
    art-culture
    The city 'cats' swing their cares away!

    In the city of Athens, in Petralona, there is a cat house. The cats are not related to each other, they are not siblings or cousins, but they are like a family because they have something in common: their passion for swing. They are the Athens Swing Cats! They learn the secrets of the dance that was not made to seduce but to carry people away to the madness of the dancefloor.

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    tags: blogging

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