In 1979 Gianfranco Baruchello made a twenty-two-hour-long film composed of interviews and conversations reflecting on sweetness: breast milk, fairy tales, Hansel and Gretel’s gingerbread house, cakes, childhood, primordial food, sweetness in symbols and legends, pastry shop windows, sugar beets, Mother Earth, honey and the venom of the sting that protects it, forbidden risks and delights, manna.
Shy at Work focuses on Bruno Gironcoli’s skills as a painter and draftsman, producing an encounter between his sculptural practice and his works on paper from the 1960s through the 1990s.
Some ten years ago, ideas of time and agency were being explored anew in the field of contemporary art anew anew. Simultaneously, artists and thinkers were beginning to reflecting on different concepts of time and life , and they came to shed light on o generate concerns about the actual conditions on earth.
Somewhere in Between: Contemporary Art Scenes in Europe aims to connect the many realities that shape and inform contemporary art practices all over Europe, highlighting five artistic constellations.
The paintings in Choque Cultural, by Mexican artist Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, are a different breed of animal. They constitute something rare within the Mexico City art scene: a painting show that literally stops you in your tracks.