Notes Around the World

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Catch 22- A Personal Gaze at Art In the World

by Juan van Wassenhove For this special space of “Catch 22”, I have made a selection of the art that I have experienced in my travels this year covering China, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, North Korea, and Switzerland. The media of the art works range from ancient roman statues and architecture to visual and digital art. [...]

A “Studio Affair” to Remember

Historical photography shows more than reality; it depicts a moment in time when future is uncertain, and yet the moment portrayed may never know its participation in history. The Taikang Space gallery in Beijing opens an exhibition that reflects one such extraordinary moment in China’s recent history. “Home for Photography Learning: The Friday Salon, 1977-1980” [...]

Catch 22

by Juan van Wassenhove “Catch 22” is a phrase used to express a contradiction or an impossible situation,  like a  “mission impossible". It actually describes what I often feel when I visit an art fair and its satellite events: so many things to see in such a short period of time! To share with you my experience [...]

In-to Africa

  It is not often to see good art by lesser known artists from far away continents. It is possible right now, this summer, in Paris, at The Louis Vuitton Foundation, which has dedicated its entire space to celebrate African art under the title of “Art/Afrique, Le Nouvel Atelier” (Art/Africa, the New Workshop). The event [...]

Soledad’s Moons

by E. Leigh   I was not familiar with Soledad Sevilla’s work when I walked into the Malborough Gallery in Barcelona. Her paintings in different sizes, some of them occupying a whole wall, immediately caught my attention. Obsessive play of lines and color combinations, risky use of negative space variables and light, leaving us a [...]