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19
Jul
10

detour :: designed moleskine notebooks

Detour exhibitions are curated by Raffaella Guidobono and they are showing Moleskine notebook creations by internationally recognized artists, architects, film directors, graphic designers, illustrators and writers. The next exhibition Mapping Contemporary Venice is going to take place in Venice August 26 – September 20 2010 in association with the 12th Biennale International Architecture Exhibition and it’s a co-production of V.I.U., Venice International University and Moleskine. The theme is city of Venice seen as a modern, metropolitan city, out of the picturesque, then mapped and reinterpreted on the pages of Moleskine notebooks.

To see more Detour Moleskin book designs click here.

10
Jul
10

Julie Mehretu

Julie Mehretu‘s paintings and drawings refer to elements of mapping and architecture, achieving a calligraphic complexity that resembles turbulent atmospheres and dense social networks. Architectural renderings and aerial views of urban grids enter the work as fragments, losing their real-world specificity and challenging narrow geographic and cultural readings. The paintings’ wax-like surfaces—built up over weeks and months in thin translucent layers—have a luminous warmth and spatial depth, with formal qualities of light and space made all the more complex by Mehretu’s delicate depictions of fire, explosions, and perspectives in both two and three dimensions. Her works engage the history of nonobjective art—from Constructivism to Futurism—posing contemporary questions about the relationship between utopian impulses and abstraction.

This is link to the interview with Julie Mehretu on Vernissage TV.




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