Cult Idol transforms to a Symbol of Freedom
Long ago sculptures and statues were made to bring gods, myths and sovereigns closer to the people. Now sculpture's effect on society is back in the spotlight for unexpected reasons.
Stephan Balkenhol - A Great Attraction
From October 27, 2018 to January 13, 2019, a public exhibit with an overview on Stephan Balkenhol’s works will take place for the first time in Belgium at the Cultuurcentrum Scharpoord in Knokke. The Deweer Gallery and the MDZ Art Gallery took this opportunity to organize a parallel sales exhibition of works by the internationally renowned artist, who is regarded as a pioneer of contemporary figurative sculpture, from October 26, 2018 to December 3, 2018.
Jan-Erik Andersson: Form follows Fun
In his new book "Art, Space, Ecology", John K. Grande examines the endless relationship between art, nature and science in a conversation with twenty important contemporary artists. An interview with the Finnish artist Jan-Erik Andersson.
ALMOST FORGOTTEN – IN EUROPE.
Tina Wentscher was a German-Australian sculptress noted for her very sensitive portraits and for the exact replica of the famous Nefertiti bust. In Australia her works are in display in well-known museums, galleries and sculpture parks thus far her name in Europe is almost unknown. Renowned Australian writer and curator Ken Scarlett told us why she deserves to be remembered.
Modern and Contemporary Adaptations of the Readymade Strategy in Sculptural Practices on the "Periphery" of Europe
For some, the title of this article may raise questions (what exactly are “readymade strategies”?), or even cause offense at the term “periphery” due to its negative, or at least questionable connotations. The word “contemporary” is, hopefully, the least ambiguous of the lot. And what about “sculptural practices”? Is that not too vague a term? Why not simply say “sculpture”? Perhaps it is therefore best to sequentially explain what is implied by each of these terms – at least in the confines of this text – before continuing to address the main issue at hand: how artists adapt their praxis by borrowing from the past and appropriating their newfound knowledge to accommodate the (artistic, social, political, etc.) needs of the present.
Can Art Embody an Attitude?
sculpture network successfully started a new discussion series; The sculpture network Lab – the space for new ideas sheds light on the social-political relevance of architecture, art and design and is lively, courageous and innovative.
Art and Public Spaces
In 2017 sculpture network addressed the topic “Art in Public Spaces” during all of its programmes taking place throughout Europe.
Current thoughts on Swiss artists working in sculpture…
Curators' thoughts on sculpture being made in Europe today. By Alexa Jeanne Kusber
Development of Contemporary Sculpture
Curators' thoughts on sculpture being made in Europe today. By Sya van ‘t Vlie.
Strategy of resilience
Fundamentals, negations and survivals in Italian sculpture of the younger generation.
“Oh Shit!”: Risk and British Sculpture Today
A curators' thoughts on sculpture being made in Europe today. By Marsha Bradfield
Sculpture and Digitalisation
Curators' thoughts on sculpture being made in Europe today. By Nadim Julien Samman.