Francesco Dama

Francesco Dama

Francesco Dama (b. 1988) is a freelance art writer and curator. He studied Art History in Florence and Rome before moving to London, where he is currently based. He regularly writes for Hyperallergic and for several other publications, including Amuse, Sleek and Openhouse Magazine.
tapestry Hidden Messages in the Woven Works of Margo Wolowiec

Art Exhibitions, Review |

Margo Wolowiec’s practice entails remarkable labor. The artist sources her imagery online and on social media through tags and geotags, grouping together images that are then printed down and transferred onto plastic polyester threads to be hand-woven on a...

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Diane Arbus. Woman on the street with her eyes closed, N.Y.C. 1956. Diane Arbus – Before the Square Format

Art Exhibitions, Photography, Review |

“I am full of a sense of promise, like I often have, the feeling of always being at the beginning”, wrote Diane Arbus in her notebook in 1957. diane arbus: in the beginning, organized by the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and currently on view at the...

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Exhibition View Intimacy and Vulnerability in Cobalt Blue – Lisa Brice at Stephen Friedman Gallery

Art Exhibitions, Review |

Stephen Friedman Gallery has recently opened its first solo exhibition of works by South African artist Lisa Brice. Brice is known to the British public for her participation in the remarkable group exhibition Making and Unmaking, curated by Duro Olowu at...

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Installation view All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Graces – Brautigan’s Cybernetic Poem Brought to Life at Palais de Tokyo

Art Exhibitions, Review |

In 1967, the American writer Richard Brautigan handed out copies of a short poem entitled All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace in the streets of San Francisco. The poem opens with a pastoral scene, describing a utopian future where machines and...

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View of the Nine Discourses on Commodus series by Cy Twombly, 1963 Cy Twombly’s Unearthing of the Past – Signs, Marks and Lumps of Paint

Art Exhibitions |

There is a picture of Cy Twombly taken in Rome by Robert Rauschenberg in the late Summer of 1952. Twombly, then 24-year-old, was on a travel scholarship visiting Europe, for the first time, and North Africa with Rauschenberg, whom he had met two years earlier...

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Juan Pablo & Karl, Chingaza, 2012 Beauty in Moments of Vulnerability – Wolfgang Tillmans at Tate Modern

Review |

Visiting 2017, Wolfgang Tillmans’s recently opened exhibition at Tate Modern, London, one gets particularly impressed by the portraits included. Tillmans’s models often look slightly awkward, uncomfortable in front of a camera that ruthlessly registers...

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