A recent photo of Newborn from a recent visit to the Kunsthal in Rotterdam at the occasion of the Hyperrealism Sculpture Exhibition, till July 1, 2018. Go and see for you self if in the neighbourhood…
Not so long ago I saw the following installation by Patricia Piccinini in Vienna at the Ankere Bread Factory
I wrote about it in my significant other blog post Unfurled
Patricia Piccinini (born 1965 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is an Australian artist who works in a variety of media. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1991. In 2014 she received the Artist Award from the Melbourne Art Foundation’s Awards for the Visual Arts.
Piccinini has an ambivalent attitude towards technology and she uses her artistic practice as a forum for discussion about how technology impacts upon life. She is keenly interested in how contemporary ideas of nature, the natural and the artificial are changing our society. Specific works have addressed concerns about biotechnology, such as gene therapy and ongoing research to map the human genome… she is also fascinated by the mechanisms of consumer culture.
But already in 2007 I took some photo’s of her poetic work “Nest” at the occasion of the then open air exhibition Down Under of The Hague Sculpture.