Tag Archives: Liviana Martin

Volume 36 no 1 September / October 2021

Features: Cancelling art: from populists to progressives – Jela Krečič We cannot escape the aesthetics of what we create – Daniel Nanavati Robyn Day Interview with Scott Turri NFTs and conceptualism – Catheryne Kelly Did Duchamp pave the way for Donald Trump? – Miklos Legrady The Moorhouse Fish – Martha Benedict Departments: Editorial Daniel Nanavati, Cornwall, UK Speakeasy Modernism, Formalistic …

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Breath, Ghosts, Blind

Liviana Martin This venue, once a Pirelli factory, has been converted into a 15,000 square-metre exhibition space, one of the largest in Europe, and consequently has the ambience of a secular cathedral. Here, where until recently locomotives and agricultural machinery were assembled, three works by Maurizio Cattelan are being shown, under the enigmatic but important title Breath, Ghosts, Blind. Cattelan …

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Volume 35 no 5 May / June 2021

Features: Cleveland, ohio and the industrial artland Darren Jones Continues His Series On Art Scenes Across America State of Art Steven Litt’s Survey of the Ohio Art Scene Amanda D. King In Conversation With Darren Jones A hot take on ohio With Cleveland Newcomer Tizziana Baldenebro Cultural conflicts in the visual arts David Carrier The inward eye Colin Fell Writes …

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Speakeasy : Disneyfying Italian Culture

Each issue, the New Art Examiner will invite a well-known, or not so well-known, art world personality to write a speakeasy essay on a topic of interest. LIVIANA MARTIN was born in Northern Italy and lives in Milan. She has a degree in philosophy and she taught for many years. She is keen on ancient and contemporary art, because she …

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The Guardians of the Earth

Liviana Martin In response to the invitation of Julia and Daniel to write a brief account of the pandemic, my reflections centred not on my own moods (sense of loneliness, helplessness, fear of the unknown), which I think are common to most, but on the spread of the virus, which is also linked to environmental destruction. Our robbery and indiscriminate …

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Amazons of the Avant-garde

Liviana Martin The quote “Women are the vine around which everything revolves” by Leo Tolstoy welcomes us at the entrance. It is the leitmotif of the exhibition, which is divided into two parts. The first concerns the way in which the woman was represented in Russia as an artistic subject, the second exhibits the artists who were part of the …

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The Wounds of History

Liviana Martin   Città di Castello, a town in the province of Perugia, has one of the largest collections of works by Alberto Burri (1915-1995). With its vast rooms, Palazzo Albizzini houses 129 works by this maestro of informal art and tireless experimenter who was capable of giving nobility and artistic form to the poorest materials. It was Burri himself …

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Venice – Not only the Biennale

by Liviana Martin   I spent a weekend in Venice after the lockdown to rediscover art galleries and artists’ studios that are finally reopening, or are under refurbishment. I visited the historic and prestigious Contini Gallery; founded by Stefano Contini in 1979, it has three offices in Venice and one in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Over the phone the gallery owner tells …

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Volume 34 no 5 May / June 2020

ARTICLES: THE ART OF THE NAKED APE Miklos Legrady, Toronto Editor LEONARDO DA VINCI MUSEUM, MILAN Anna Maria Benedetti EVERY JOKE HIDES A TRUTH Al Jirikowic on the movie Joker ISAAC LEVITAN, RUSSIAN MASTER Colin Fell, our new writer in Penzance DEPARTMENTS: 2 LETTERS 4 EDITORIAL BY Pendery Weekes 5 SPEAKEASY BY Jack Balas   REVIEWS: 15 TRAGÉDIE FRANÇAISE Frances …

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Bidden to the light

by Liviana Martin The first exhibition in Italy dedicated to Georges de La Tour: 15 paintings out of 40 of certain attribution, compared with masters of his time, such as Gerrit van Honthorst, Paulus Bor, Trophime Bigot, Frans Hals Let’s imagine that a dark room is illuminated by a dim candlelight and that from the dark one can decipher, little …

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A brief history of permanence

Antonio Canova and Bertel Thorvaldsen, the two sculptors currently on show in Milan, share the the desire – together with the ability – to capture ideals in marble, to make beauty permanent. When I left the gallery I found myself spontaneously comparing this search for infinity with various forms of contemporary art – its transience, preoccupation with the finite, and …

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News Flash

We are pleased to announce that Josephine Gardiner has become the new Devon and Cornwall Editor.  10/02/2020 Important message from our writer in Hong Kong:  “Recently, I think you may heard that the Novel Coronavirus Infectious Disease is now seriously affecting Hong Kong. I had planned to visit some exhibitions and write a new review in January. However, the disease …

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Trash People in Matera

  In the evening, Matera is like a Christmas creche; when the sun sets and many small lights come on in the “Sassi”, cave dwellings that have existed since the Paleolithic period. The effect is striking. Matera, in the Basilicata region (proclaimed European Capital of Culture for 2019) has been renewed today. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage …

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Letters

Museum of Modern Women I completely agree with you Kathryn about “the complex and interconnected narrative of female experience”, which by far surpasses the superficial male experience. In that “these bodies are also full of desire, power, and humanity” is what our fundamental core message is here, something all women can well relate to. I find it amazing that 50 …

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Volume 34 no 1 September – October 2019

In this issue: Features: Museum of Modern Women – Kathryn Zazenski from Warsaw Oh Chicago, my Chicago – Maggie Leininger on Comfort Station After the Art Fair Bubble Bursts – Phil Barcio on the Chicago Expo Artist Miklos Legrady on Art Education Belated Tribute to a Gifted Painter – Jane Addams Allen on French Impressionist Berthe Morisot Letters Editorial by …

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A Ferro e Fuoco

Retrospective dedicated to Jannis Kounellis, Ca ‘Corner della Regina, Venice, 11 May / 24 November 2019, curated by Germano Celant As soon as I entered the vast hall on the first noble floor of Ca ‘Corner della Regina (headquarters of the Fondazione Prada Venezia), I was struck by an array of hats, shoes, dark coats: I thought of people moving …

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