Balasz Takac

Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.
Man Ray - Observatory time The Story of Surrealism in Britain Through the Lens of Lee Miller

Art Exhibitions, Photography |

The development of modern photography is often attributed to man, while the contributions of their female counterparts are often somehow neglected. Nevertheless, in recent years a number of exhibitions devoted to practices of women photographers are being...

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Henri Matisse - Figure endormie, chale sur les jambs Henri Matisse and His Distinct Approach to Prints

Art Exhibitions |

The development of modern art was very much marked by the presence of great artists who were constantly trying to broaden the horizons of their creativity by getting involved with various media. One of them was no other than one of the founding fathers of...

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Olga Wisinger Florian – Blooming poppy The Wonders of the Viennese Flower Painting

Art Exhibitions |

The world of plants has indeed been inspiring tp artists throughout the history, yet in the late 18th century, a specific genre of still life has appeared focused only on depictions of flowers. Paintings of beautiful bouquets of the countryside or the exotic...

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Portia Munson - Pink Project Bedroom Cabinets, Shelves and Containers by Contemporary Artists at Flag Art Foundation

Art Exhibitions |

The cabinets of curiosities have represented the image of the world of the (privileged) people who selected and gathered unusual objects. Dating back to 15th and 16th centuries, these particular collections can be observed as the prototypes of museums....

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Gerhard Richter – Girl’s Head The Breathtaking Heidi Horten Collection on View at Leopold Museum in Vienna

Art Exhibitions |

The practice of collecting artworks has quite a history. Since the middle ages, various rulers wanted to display their world image using a selection of various art objects, and their collections can be considered prototypes of museums and archives....

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Jim Wolf - Mappemonde Here Comes the Summer Show by Galerie Martine Ehmer!

Art Exhibitions |

Group exhibitions always provide very good insight into a certain subject matter, yet they give the artists a chance to capture details, notes, or curiosities of our daily existence. Naturally, of special interest are exhibitions which gather artists of...

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David Wojnarowicz - Untitled (One day this kid . . .) The Personal and the Political – David Wojnarowicz Art Coming to The Whitney

Art Exhibitions |

Despite the flow of time and the change of social and political climate, the artistic practice of David Wojnarowicz is still somewhat disturbing and controversial. This outstanding artist created a peculiar body of work and has largely contributed to the...

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Mia Wilkinson - Asscream Sunday A New Way of Looking at the Female Nude, by Mia Wilkinson

Art Exhibitions, Provoke! (NSFW) |

Although figurative painting is considered to be a traditional and somehow retrograde media, it still has a certain power if socially relevant subjects are being explored. This is especially interesting in the context of engaged woman art practices which are...

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Keith Sonnier - Ba-O-Ba I How Keith Sonnier Redefined the Parameters of Sculpture

Art Exhibitions |

The traditional approach to sculpture has largely changed in the post-war period. The 1960s in particular introduced a new vision of this medium. On the avant-garde legacy, mostly Duchamp’s ready-made, artists started using everyday objects and by...

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Rob and Nick Carter -Transforming Nude Painting When Old Masters are Brought to Life Through Digital Animation

Art Exhibitions |

The question of how we perceive the works of Old masters in the digital time saturated with a constant flow of images is often posed, and it seems that it is related to the matter of communication. Namely, our attention has become largely affected by the use...

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Edward Quinn - Picasso as minotaur Picasso’s Decade-Long Obsession with the Minotaur

Art Exhibitions, Art History |

The modern art was revolutionary for many things – the presence of various groups and movements, techniques, the specific choice of themes, etc. The artists were influenced by various phenomena, as they found their inspiration in literature, philosophy...

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Jochen Volz - Photo by Christina Rufatto What Does Hilma af Klint Mean for Brazil? Pinacoteca’s Jochen Volz Explains

Art Exhibitions |

The entire history of Western art is largely marked by the doings of the male great masters. The discussion about the lack of women artists appeared in the dawn of the Second Wave of Feminism in the early 1970s. Especially the work of art theorist Griselda...

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Trevor Paglen - Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite Trevor Paglen’s Sites Unseen at The SAAM

Art Exhibitions, Photography |

The way we perceive our freedom is largely changing with the application of various policies in both the physical and virtual space. Aside from conspiracy theories, we are constantly challenged to question if we are actually free and who has the right to...

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Faction Art Projects - Installation view Faction Art Projects Presents Different Masculine Identities in Contemporary Art

Art Exhibitions |

Regardless of various social shifts and emancipatory processes, in the contemporary moment the patriarchy is still embedded in a majority of societies and proposes traditional gender stereotypes. Accordingly so, men are expected to be protective, tough,...

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Creation, n.d. Is Ida O’Keeffe Finally Escaping Georgia’s Shadow?

Art Exhibitions |

The development of American modernism could not be possible if there weren’t prominent and bold figures which have pursued their ideas regardless of traditional models of representation. Nevertheless, not all of the artistic practices from that period are...

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Pablo Picasso - The painter and his model Matisse, Picasso, and Their Models, in an Award-Winning Exhibition

Art Exhibitions, Art History |

The beginning of the 20th century was marked by the outstanding changes in every possible aspect of human activity, so the course of art has changed as well since the artists demanded new forms of expression liberated from the tradition and conventions....

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Martha Wilson - Beauty is in the eye The Art and Politics of Martha Wilson at Kunstraum

Art Exhibitions, Review |

Despite being present from the avant-garde movements onward as a legitimate form of expression, performance art emerged and was used massively during the mid-1960s and 1970s. It was the feminist artists who particularly used this medium to channel their...

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Thomas Hoepker - Andy Warhol in his Factory at Union Square David Hurn’s Remarkable Collection of Magnum Prints at Martin Parr Foundation

Art Exhibitions, Photography |

One of the best known photographic cooperatives in the world is, without a doubt, Magnum Photos. It was founded in Paris after the WWII by a group of established photographers, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa with the aim to support the...

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