Elena Martinique

A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.
viennacontemporary 2017 © viennacontemporary, A. Murashkin viennacontemporary 2018 – A Place for Exciting Discoveries

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An international fair for contemporary art, vienncacontemporary is coming back to Viennese Marx Halle for its fourth strong edition. One of the finest European contemporary art fairs, viennacontemporary 2018 will take place at the end of September, bringing...

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8 Early Works by Judy Chicago, Created During the Cool Years of Los Angeles

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One of the pioneers in promoting the feminist approach to art-making, Judy Chicago has been a leader and model for an art that seeks to effect social change. Articulating her egalitarian vision, she has been challenging the male-dominated art world for the...

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Flashback, Version 2, 1965 Flashback, Version 2, 1965

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The work Flashback is deprived of organic shapes or personal iconography. It is also comprised of lines, circles, the colors black, yellow, red, and blue. The influence of Jasper Johns or Robert Rauschenberg is evident in this piece. Featured image: Judy...

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Flight Hood, 1965-2011 Flight Hood, Bigamy Hood and Birth Hood, 1965-2011

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In a period when blank canvas and oil or acrylic paints were being replaced by car hoods and industrial paint, Chicago created works Flight Hood, Bigamy Hood and Birth Hood influenced by Billy Al Bengston’s mechanical art. Employing the spraypaint...

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The Domes, 1968-71 The Domes, 1968-1971

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This series of acrylic domes spans years 1986-1971. Laid out three at a time on tables with mirror tops, they are deployed of meaning. On the other hand, these works stimulate perception, making the colors dance. The artist herself explained: Purple goes to...

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Childhood's End #2, 1972 Childhood’s End #2, 1972

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Referring to a very personal experience, the work Childhood’s End features abstract motifs which Chicago describes as intimate forms of expression. However, this square divided into sixteen compartments, including spheres, does not evoke the personal...

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Judy Chicago - Rearrangeable Rainbow Blocks, 1965 Rearrangeable Rainbow Blocks, 1965

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Before developing the explicitly erotic iconography she is today best known for, Chicago aligned herself with the Minimal Art movement. Her works were exhibited in a seminal 1966 show titled Primary Structures that is credited with launching the entire...

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Purple Atmospheres #4, 1969 Purple Atmosphere #4 / Fireworks, 1969

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Having a completely different way of making Land Art, Chicago started modifying the environment into a purple and soft universe between 1969 and 1974. Introducing a feminist impulsion in California, she conducted ephemeral actions with colored clouds hung...

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Feather Room, 1967-2018 Feather Room, 1967/2018

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The Feather Room is a truly immersive environment. A soft universe for visitors to penetrate, it was first recreated at Galerie Carrée of the art center after 1967 when it was staged at the Rolf Nelson Gallery in L.A. A room full of feathers, this...

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Judy Chicago - Model for Fresno Fan #6, 1971 Fresno Fans, 1971

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A series of large paintings made with spray paint on plexiglass, the Fresno Fans create a contrast with The Domes, produced during the same years. Playing with the minimalist notion of repetition, Chicago continues to develop a personal system of colors. In...

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Lisette Model, Café Metropole, New York, Lisette Model, Promenade des Angalais, Nice The Peculiarity of Average People in the Photographs of Lisette Model

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An influential figure in mid-twentieth century photography, Lisette Model redefined documentary photography through her direct, honest portrayal of the human character. Candidly capturing peculiarities of average people, she registered the physical and...

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Ryan McGinley - Shane, 2018 Ryan McGinley’s Models Photograph Themselves for his Mirror Mirror Project

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An acclaimed American photographer, Ryan McGinley was the youngest artist, at the age of 23, to present a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Focusing on the life and youth of family and friends in contemporary culture, his vision has...

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Sarah BahBah - From series I Could Not Protect Her (detail) Sarah BahBah on Embracing Indulgence and Self-Love In All Its Forms

Through photographs created in a raw storytelling style, the artist Sarah BahBah openly explores the internal voices of young contemporary females. A Palestinian artist who grew up in Australia, Sarah has taken Instagram by storm, taking her followers on a...

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SEEN - Iron man (detail), 2016 Artworks by Your Favorite Graffiti Artists On Sale!

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Marginalized at first, street art and graffiti first appeared on American subways in the 1970s before reaching Europe in 1980s alongside hip hop music. With the rise of the 21st century, street art and graffiti have taken the world by storm. What started...

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Lenz - Blood red Lenz – Blood red

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A French contemporary artist, Lenz is best known for his graffiti and LEGO-inspired art, especially the Nike Dunk series from 2006. Becoming aware of the global culture that’s shared by billions of people around the world, this has served as a source...

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Tilt - BA 13:10, 2016 Tilt – BA 13 10

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An internationally recognized French graffiti artist, Tilt is a self-declared “graffiti fetishist”. Learning his trade in the streets and on trains as a kid, he became celebrated for colorful, bubbly paintings, demonstrating the complexity of the...

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Pure Evil - Crying Obama Pure Evil – Crying Obama

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A British graffiti artist, Pure Evil is known as a stablemate of Banksy. Heavily inspired by skate culture and graffiti artists from the west coast, he explores the darker side of the wreckage of Utopian dreams and the myth of the Apocalypse. The work...

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Moses & Taps - MENDACIA™ Moses and Taps – MENDACIA

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A world-renowned German graffiti art duo, Moses & Taps has made a name for themselves through conceptual artwork in a range of extreme supports, contemporary vandalism and their strong corporative branding. They are best known for their impressive...

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