Elena Martinique

A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.
Martine Franck - Swimming Pool Designed by Alain Capeilleres, Le Brusc, Var, France, 1976 Why We Are Still Enticed by the French Humanist Photography

Art Exhibitions, Photography |

Lying between the painterly, honorable concerns of realism and the high-minded hopefulness of modernism, French humanist photography focused on the everyday human experience by capturing personal anecdotes and spontaneous moments of daily life. While having...

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Erwin Wurm - 4 elastic bands 2 hands Wittgenstein (detail), 1990 Erwin Wurm Draws Peace and Plenty for Albertina

Art Exhibitions |

A renowned Austrian artist, Erwin Wurm is best known for his distinctive pieces in which he uses the human body as an object, making cynical reflections of contemporary art and consumer society. Although best known for his sculptures and installations, the...

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Rick Begneaud's Fabrics, Courtesy Woodward Gallery Rick Begneaud’s Fabrics of Memory at Woodward Gallery

Art Exhibitions |

Through his practice, Rick Begneaud explores implied histories and emotional applications of found elements, abstract painting, and collage on paper or canvas. Traveling all around the world, Begneaud collects fabrics that have memories. Journeying back to...

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SCOPE Pavillion At Night SCOPE Art Show Miami Beach 2018 – An Incubator for Emerging Art

Art Fairs |

The largest and most global art fair in the world, SCOPE is celebrated as the premier showcase for emerging contemporary art. It has a truly uncanny ability to forecast new visual trends which become embraced globally, garnering extensive critical acclaim....

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Bill Brandt, Bombed Regency Staircase, Upper Brook Street, Mayfair (detail), 1942 Bill Brandt’s Rare Vintage Prints at Michael Hoppen Gallery

Art Exhibitions, Photography |

A celebrated British photographer and photojournalist, Bill Brandt revised and renewed the major artistic genres of portraiture, landscape and the nude. Ranging from stark realism and social commentary to pure abstraction and surrealism, his oeuvre is one of...

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Dawoud Bey - The Birmingham Project - Taylor Falls and Deborah Hackworth, 2012 A Visual Chronicler of Black History – Dawoud Bey at Stephen Bulger Gallery

Art Exhibitions, Photography |

Over the past four decades, the photographer Dawoud Bey had produced a unique representation of various communities in the United States, bringing a level of complexity to those often stereotyped subjects and their environments. He is best known for his...

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David Hockney - Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1972 What Sold at the November Auctions 2018?

Art Market |

The week of November auctions 2018 was certainly a successful one, breaking several records along the way. But the definite star of this week is David Hockney‘s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) which reached an amazing...

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Eduardo Paolozzi - Real Gold, 1949 I Want To Be A Machine – Warhol and Paolozzi at the National Galleries of Scotland

Art Exhibitions |

Considered among the most innovative and irreverent artists of the 20th-century Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi played a major role in the development of Pop Art, continuously challenging artistic conventions ever since the 1950s. The upcoming exhibition at...

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Banksy - Slave Labour Ron English Bought a Banksy. Now He Will Whitewash It to Make A Statement

Art News |

Ron English has big plans for the Banksy piece he bought at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 14 for $730,000. The piece Slave Labour, which was removed from the side of a London discount store and sold at auction, will be...

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Brassaï - Kiki de Montparnasse and her Friends, Therese Treize and Lily, ca. 1932 Brassai’s Visual Love Letter to Paris at SFMoMA

Art Exhibitions, Photography |

One of the most renowned photographers of the interwar period, Brassaï contributed significantly to both commercial and avant-garde photography. Throughout his career, the city of Paris had served as his muse. Called “the eye of Paris” by his...

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Betty Tompkins - George Washington, 1984 Will She Ever Shut Up? Betty Tompkins at PPOW Gallery

Art Exhibitions |

For the past four decades, Betty Tompkins has been depicting the extreme edges of sexualized iconography. A pioneering feminist artist, she explores subjects such as the female body, sexuality and desire through paintings, drawings, photographs and video...

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Vivian Maier - Self-portrait, Chicago, February 1976 Vivian Maier, in Color. A New Exhibition and Book at Howard Greenberg Gallery

Art Exhibitions, Photography |

Known for her reclusive and decidedly unmaterialistic nature, the American photographer Vivian Maier created a marvelous legacy that counts over 150,000 captured moments. First discovered in 2007, she amazed the world with her work and is now regarded as one...

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Barbara Jones Hogu - Rise and Take Control (screen print), 1970, africobra movement in chicago MOCA North Miami Celebrates the AFRICOBRA Movement, Just In Time For Art Basel

Art Exhibitions |

In 1968, a group of African American artists came together at the request of Jeff Donaldson in Jae Jarrell’s studio in Chicago to discuss the premise that black visual arts have innate and intrinsic creative components characteristic of their ethnic group....

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Nan Goldin takes on America's Opioid epidemic (detail) 6 Protest Posters by Prominent Visual Artists

Top Lists |

Characterized by a strength of their graphic design, the clarity of their message and their ability to grab people’s attention, protest posters have become a symbol of true resistance in the past decades. In an age of an increasing social and political...

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Nan Goldin takes on America's Opioid epidemic Nan Goldin – Opioid Crisis

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A celebrated photographer known for an uncompromisingly honest body of work, Nan Goldin has dedicated herself to speaking out against the Sackler family, holding them accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic. Their Purdue Pharma company created...

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A simple political message from Marilyn Minter- Resist Marilyn Minter – Resistance

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Through paintings, photographs and video works, Marilyn Minter examines our culture’s complex and sometimes contradictory emotions around the feminine body and beauty. With a singular and provocative pictorial language imbued with themes of desire, power,...

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Kim Gordon speaks on gender equality Kim Gordon – Women’s Rights

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Best known as a founding member of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon is also an accomplished artist whose paintings often explore the power of text. Executed in gold writing, this protest poster references the presidency of Donald Trump, but also the way of protest art...

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Candice Breitz advocates sex workers rights Candice Breitz – Sex Work Rights

Top Lists |

Working primarily with video and photography, Candice Breitz has been focusing lately on the conditions under which empathy is produced in the society. Using her skills and privilege, the artist amplifies voices that often go unheard, helping empower and...

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