Ugo Rondinone – This Art is Timeless

This art is timeless.Some called it “primitive feel”; some called it “ancient contemporary”; some called it “transcending”… one thing for sure: this is timeless. The notion of time is essential to the art of the Swiss-born, New York-based artists Ugo Rondinone (*1964). Time for the artist is never linear but circular. It takes the form…

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Aurelien Froment

AF – Aurélien FromentST – Selina Ting for initiArt Magazine On interpretation – the semantics of image ST: Let’s start with the notion of interpretation which is core to your work. You have been treating the relationship between images and words in the last years. It seems that your previous work takes a more loose approach to connect…

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Sofia Hulten

Studied sculpture in the UK in early 1990s, Sofia Hultén (*1972, Stockholm) has been influenced by the idea of sculpture as an expandable media with a performative potential. Instead of producing objects, Sofia is interested in changing the state of existence of her ready-made material. Her work is therefore four dimensional where time becomes an…

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Robin Rhode

On Claiming Space in Street Art Selina Ting [ST]: You have been living in Berlin since 2001. Are you now doing work in Berlin as well? Robin Rhode [RR]: No, not in Berlin. I tried but it doesn’t work. There are always alerted police observing me, curious neighbors watching me. It’s too much. Whereas in South Africa,…

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Zilvinas Kempinas – Sculpture, Sensation Space and Time

In Venice, the young artist from Lithuania is conquering the senses of visitors by offering an ultimate sensual experience to them. The New York-based artist Zilvinas Kempinas (b. 1969) present his new installation Tube (2008) in the Lithuania Pavilion at the renaissance building Scuole Grande della Misericordia. Tube, made of videotape, looks more like a translucent tunnel of parallel lines, invites visitors to walk through it, to experience “a new sense of space and one’s body in a moment of time.”

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