Elena Martinique

A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.
1-54 New York © Katrina Sorrentino 1 54 New York 2019 – Discover the Very Best of Contemporary African Art

Art Fairs |

With annual editions in London, New York and Marrakech, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Founded in 2013 by Touria El Glaoui, it draws reference to the...

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Claire Aho - Flowers 1, 1950s Honoring Women in Color Photography in Paris

Art Exhibitions, Photography |

An English botanist during Victorians times and probably the first female photographer, Anna Atkins was the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. For her lifelong love of botany, she created mesmerizing cyanotypes of seaweed...

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JR - The Chronicles of San Francisco, 2018 (detail) SFMOMA To Unveil a Major Installation by JR in May!

Art Exhibitions |

A prominent photograffeur, TED Prize winner, Oscar nominee and one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2018, JR merges together photography and street art, creating works charged with emotion and tackling heavy social issues. Plastering giant,...

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Andy Warhol - Christ $9.98 (positive) (detail), 1985-86. 6 Times Artists Flirted with Christian Imagery, As On View in This Exhibition

Art Exhibitions, Top Lists |

Throughout art history, religion and its symbolism and iconography have served as a point of reference for a range of artists. In choosing religious topics, they turned our attention to areas of our life, both private and public, impacted both directly and...

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Gilbert & George - Christian England, 2008 Gilbert and George – Christian England, 2008

Art Exhibitions, Top Lists |

The art world’s most controversial double act, Gilbert and George created a work depicting the crucified body of Jesus covered in the Union Jack. Titled Christian England, the 2008 work stirred up a debate over religion and patriotism. As George...

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Andy Warhol - Christ $9.98 (positive), 1985-86 Andy Warhol – Christ $9.98, 1985-86

Art Exhibitions, Top Lists |

In the 1980s, Andy Warhol began revisiting the major subjects of his 1960s work, including the newspaper adverts which informed his earlier paintings. During this period, he produced a series called Ads and Illustrations, mostly black and white works of...

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Damien Hirst - Rehab is for Quitters, 1998-1999. Damien Hirst – Rehab is for Quitters, 1998-99

Art Exhibitions, Top Lists |

Created in 1989-99, Damien Hirst‘s Rehab is for Quitters is comprised of a human skeleton, lying horizontally in a position reminiscent of the crucifixion, bisected by two glass panels. Two ping-pong balls affixed with images of retinas are held aloft...

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Martin Kippenberger - Fred The Frog Rings The Bell, 1990 Martin Kippenberger – Fred the Frog Rings the Bell, 1990

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Part of Martin Kippenberger‘s most important and controversial series which had the frog as a recurring character, Fred the Frog Rings the Bell from 1990 shows a frog hanging from a cross. The entire piece is made from wooden elements that recall the...

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Joe Bradley - On The Cross, 2008 Joe Bradley – On the cross, 2008

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The American painter Joe Bradley emphasizes the use of as little effort and material as possible in order to depict complex expressive narratives. The work On the Cross from 2008 is part of the Schmagoo paintings, which combine the artist’s endless...

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Hermann Nitsch - Schuettbild mit Malhemd (Pour-painting with painting-action-shirt), 2009. Hermann Nitsch – Pour-painting with painting-action-shirt, 2009

Art Exhibitions, Top Lists |

The Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch has always had a fascination with the intensity of religious feelings and taboo images, nudity and bloody scenes. With his Orgies Mysterien Theater, he staged nearly 100 performances which involved animal carcasses,...

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The Game: All Things Trump, a multi-media installation by Andres Serrano Andres Serrano Paints a Portrait of Trump Using His Own Things

Art Exhibitions |

Since Donald Trump assumed the office of the United States Presidency in 2017, many artists engaged with social practice and other forms of activism that both challenge positions he has taken, actively working to craft a better world. Among them is Andres...

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Wang Qing - Rainy season rivers in the Pamir Plateau, Southern Xinjiang, 2017 Art Beijing 2019 – A Locally-Based and Asia-Oriented Art Fair

Art Fairs |

Established in 2006, Art Beijing has become one of the top art and exhibition brands in all of Asia. In a continually changing industry, it continues to adapt to market trends and further de­fine its position, carrying expectations and hopes. Coming back...

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Kenor Poesia-Curated Graffuturism Group Show Coming to Mirus Gallery

Art Exhibitions, Graffiti & Street Art |

The term Graffuturism was coined by artist and art commentator Poesia who edits and publishes on the online blog under the same name. As he explains, it is a word that surfaced from his subconscious while drawing a sketch, but it is a term that has...

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Damien Hirst - Bust of Frank, 2008 9 Sculptures To Collect Right Now

Collectors Tip, Top Lists |

The oldest of the arts, sculpture has filled many roles in human life. Through the practice of modern and contemporary sculptors, who reconsidered, redefined and reworked its very concept, the three-dimensional art form has certainly come a long way since...

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Daniel Arsham - Future Relic 09 (Keyboard), 2019 Daniel Arsham – Future Relic 09 (Keyboard)

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Working at the intersection of sculpture, architecture and performance, Daniel Arsham mines everyday experience for opportunities to confuse and confound our expectations of space and form. He combines structural experiment, historical inquiry, and satirical...

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Delphine Brabant - Arch, 2015 Delphine Brabant – Arch

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The French sculptor Delphine Brabant explores the eternal confrontation of opposing forces – of shadow and light, balance and imbalance, and strength and fragility. Intrigued by the intersection of multiple geometric shapes, she turns them...

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Hiro Ando - satomi.n, serie battle royale of 4 school girtls, 2015 Hiro Ando – Satomi.n, Serie Battle Royale of 4 School Girls

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Through a practice spanning various media, including painting, digital media, sculpture, and video, Hiro Ando conflates traditional and present-day Japan. His sculptures are characterized by the use of monochrome colors and the smooth, shiny materials...

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Okuda San Miguel - Skull​, 2018 Okuda San Miguel – Skull

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Working in a range of media, Okuda San Miguel has created a universe characterized by psychedelic colors, skulls and geometric patterns. Using distinctive qualities and contrasts, he deals with complex subjects such as existentialism, the universe, the...

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