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Economist Explores Implications on Restoration and Appraisal Technology

January 19th, 2018

Rijksmuseum, via ArchdailyA piece in The Economist looks at recent technologies in art appraisal and conservation, and questions how these developments may challenge the authority and stability of work in the field. “In the pursuit of knowledge about works of art, the language of science and that of the humanities both have to be spoken,” claims Robert van Langh, the Rijksmuseum’s head of conservation. 
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Andreas Gursky Speaks on His Early Work for The Guardian

January 19th, 2018

Andreas Gursky, via GuardianThe Guardian has an interview with Andreas Gursky this week, detailing the artist’s early experimentations in a photo of Salermo harbor that brought him to realize his most iconic works. “My teachers, the conceptual artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, had told me to avoid photographing with sunlight, blue sky or strong shadows, he says. “But I thought the warm sunlight here made for something quite kitsch. Also, up until this point, human beings had been the focus of my work – but here there were none in sight. Yet I was overwhelmed by what I saw: the complexity of the image, the accumulation of goods, the cars, the containers. I hadn’t been sure the photograph would work. I just felt compelled. It was pure intuition.”
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Tate Britain Director Alex Farquharson Interviewed in Art Newspaper

January 19th, 2018

Tate Britain, via ArtforumTate Britain director Alex Farquharson is interviewed in the Art Newspaper this week, detailing his vision for a major rehang at the museum. “Tate Britain has an exciting role in presenting art in a societal context, both past and present, so it is a question of the stories that we tell,” he says. “I have set out three pillars that inform our curatorial choices and how we communicate them. These are a trio of relationships: art and society, history and the present, and Britain and the world.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Gert and Uwe Tobias

b. 1973
Lives and works in:

Cologne, Germany

Represented by:

Galerie
Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels

Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne

Education includes:

Hochschule für Bildende Künste,
Braunschweig

Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

Gert and Uwe Tobias, twin brothers from Transylvania, work collaboratively on large-scale woodcuts, typewriter drawings, and ceramic and wooden sculptural
constructions. Harping on traditional Romanian folklore, the Tobias’
create fairytale-like abstract narratives. The brothers construct
haunting characters and images whose elements are reminiscent of
horror films, graphic design, animated films, and primitive
handicraft.

The twins embrace their cultural heritage—both personal and globally cultural—and
play with the myth of a place that Transylvania has become through
the story of Dracula. Out of this emerges a body of work that is both
personal and rooted in tradition but also fantastical and playful.
Together they have created a strong aesthetic vocabulary that they
have been able to adapt to the media they work in.

Starting to exhibit in Europe in 2001, the Tobias brothers recently had their first solo
museum exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in late 2006.

Wikipedia Entry

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