Experimenting with Paula Crown
After acquiring a special vintage of wine, artist Paula Crown asked Factum Arte to design and produce a custom-made wine case in dichroic glass: the artist's vision involved precision work to create a multi-faceted top-opening volume made of iridescent surfaces.
New work for Shezad Dawood on (virtual) show at Timothy Tailor
The virtual exhibition 'Shezad Dawood: Nets' at Timothy Taylor's online view room (5 November – 12 December 2020) presents an edition of Hybrid I, a coral sculpture which aims to raise attention to the dissemination of climate and biodiversity research.
New work for Sarah Sze on show in Paris
Tracing Fallen Sky is a new production for Sarah Sze, after her previous collaboration with Factum Arte in 2018. The sculpture is composed of 115 individual stainless steel pieces and was realised for the artist's second solo show at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain ('Night into Day', 24 October 2020 - 7 March 2021 - currently closed).
Caravaggio, The Burial of St. Lucy
After the recording of Caravaggio’s Burial of St. Lucy in the Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, Syracuse carried out by Factum Foundation in June 2020, a facsimile of the large painting was created by Factum Arte for the exhibition 'Caravaggio. The Contemporary' at Mart Rovereto (October 9th 2020 - February 14th 2021 - currently closed until December 3rd).
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From recording to casting a bell: a collaboration between Factum Arte and Pangolin Editions
In early 2020, an expert from Factum Foundation, in collaboration with Factum Arte, recorded an 18th-century bell in Salamanca, Spain, using white-light scanning and photogrammetry. The data was used to create a 3D model, which was 3D-printed at Hobs 3D and then cast at Pangolin Editions.
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Work by Allora & Calzadilla on show at Menil Collection
The 14-metre-tall fossilized Scots pine tree sculpture in resin and fiberglass conceived by artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla is on show at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas for for the exhibition Allora and Calzadilla: Spectres of Noon (September 26, 2020 – June 20, 2021).
New tapestry from Grayson Perry on show in London
Grayson Perry's most recent tapestry, Very Large Very Expensive Abstract Painting was on display at Victoria Mirò as part of the exhibition 'The MOST Specialest Relationship' (15 September – 31 October 2020), among other works conceived during and after his US trip.
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Works by El Anatsui on display in London and Bern
Prints made at Factum Arte for the acclaimed Ghanain artist El Anatsui were on display at October Gallery (Focus on El Anatsui, 15th July - 29th August 2020) and as part of the first major retrospective of the artist in Europe, El Anatsui: Triumphant Scale at Kunstmuseum Bern (13th March - 1st November 2020). More on the artist
The Lost Paintings on show in Illegio, Italy
From July 4th to December 13th 2020, the Lost Paintings re-created in collaboration with Sky Arte and Ballandi Arts are being displayed as part of the exhibition Nothing is lost (Nulla è perduto) in the town of Illegio, Italy. Curated by Don Alessio Geretti, the event is a tribute to the ways in which cultural heritage that has been lost or stolen can be recreated. More on the Lost Paintings
Risco Caído: inauguration of the facsimile
The facsimile of ‘Cave No. 6’, declared UNESCO World Heritage in July 2019, has been installed by our team in January 2020 and will now be on permanent view at the new Risco Caído Interpretation Centre in the town of Artenara.