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Summing up – Retrospective, at Medusa Gallery

Description: “Summing up” Retrospective (1979-2013) 23 May – 31 July 2013 The exhibition “Summing up” opened by Maria Demetriades on Thursday, May 23 at 8.00...

Description: “Summing up” Retrospective (1979-2013) 23 May – 31 July 2013 The exhibition “Summing up” opened by Maria Demetriades on Thursday, May 23 at 8.00 pm. This year the Medusa Art Gallery celebrates its thirty-five years of operation. Amidst the quicksand of the Athenian centre, its hospitable premises remain a constant point of reference with...
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Mario Soria’s paintings

Mario Soria  is a painter of hyper-realistic portraits whose celebrity subjects have included Andy Warhol and Woody Allen. Beyond portraiture, he places his subjects in a...

Mario Soria  is a painter of hyper-realistic portraits whose celebrity subjects have included Andy Warhol and Woody Allen. Beyond portraiture, he places his subjects in a hectic scene of sail boats, bees, pencils, miniature people, and umbrellas. The objects and their allocation are random, he says, but generally serve to replicate style of an I Spy...
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Decor, Photos of a City of Bread Decomposing Over 6 Months

  In the 2009 photo installation “Decor,” Swedish artist Johanna Mårtensson built a miniature city out of bread and then photographed it as it slowly decomposed over...

  In the 2009 photo installation “Decor,” Swedish artist Johanna Mårtensson built a miniature city out of bread and then photographed it as it slowly decomposed over six months. According to Mårtensson, she was inspired to create the project after reading an article about how well the earth would do without humanity. For more on the installation,...
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Adrere Amellal indigenous eco-hotel in Egypt by EQI

The Siwa oasis is located at the banks of the self-titled lake in Egypt around 50 km east of the Libyan border – a desert...

The Siwa oasis is located at the banks of the self-titled lake in Egypt around 50 km east of the Libyan border – a desert land of rock and sand that has been inhabited by various civilizations for over 10,000 years and still holds vestiges of evidence. The ancient Siwan houses, crumbling over years of...
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The Beetle Sphere: An Actual 1953 VW Beetle Formed into a Perfect Sphere by Ichwan Noor

This month marked a significant milestone for one of the world’s most famed art fairs as China hosted Art Basel Hong Kong for the first time. With...

This month marked a significant milestone for one of the world’s most famed art fairs as China hosted Art Basel Hong Kong for the first time. With over half of the galleries exhibiting at the fair originating from Asia and Asia-Pacific, Art Basel shined a bright international light on hundreds of artists who were relatively unknown outside...
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Ai Weiwei’s bang installation at Venice art biennale 2013

Upon Ai Weiwei’s return to China (he lived abroad in the U.S. from 1981 until 1993), he began researching the artistic and cultural traditions of...

Upon Ai Weiwei’s return to China (he lived abroad in the U.S. from 1981 until 1993), he began researching the artistic and cultural traditions of his native country–a pursuit which had been prohibited since the cultural revolution. Collecting and studying various Chinese antiques, he started integrating the customary objects and furniture pieces into his own...
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Residence in Mount Pelion, by Dimitris Philippitzis

The residence is situated in Mount Pelion, on a slope with olive groves leading to a rocky beach. The design principle followed is that of...

The residence is situated in Mount Pelion, on a slope with olive groves leading to a rocky beach. The design principle followed is that of mild intervention and seamless integration into the natural environment. Among the main objectives include the opening of the interior to the unique natural environment interacting on the lines of the...
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Tadao Ando’s Hansol museum in Korea

More than 7 years after construction began, the ‘Hansol museum’ in Korea by Tadao Ando opened its doors to the public on May 16th, 2013....

More than 7 years after construction began, the ‘Hansol museum’ in Korea by Tadao Ando opened its doors to the public on May 16th, 2013. Adjacent to the famous oak valley resort in Gangwon province, neighbouring a 250-acre forest preserve, the cultural institution is positioned on top of a mountain (275m above sea level), its...
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Marina Vernico’s “Sea Through” exhibition

Marina Vernicos’s new body of work consists of a series of photographs and video-projections, de- picting seascapes. she photographs seascapes around the world using various...

Marina Vernicos’s new body of work consists of a series of photographs and video-projections, de- picting seascapes. she photographs seascapes around the world using various exposure times and degrees of focus. the images, if not for their attributive titles (Poliaigos, sifnos – greece, Malo, Vanuatu – Papua new guinea, honiara – solomon islands), are completely...
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Spectacular Cloud Tsunami

Cool air offshore was very nearly at the saturation point, with a temperature near 20ºC and a dew point of about 19.5ºC. The air at...

Cool air offshore was very nearly at the saturation point, with a temperature near 20ºC and a dew point of about 19.5ºC. The air at this temperature can only hold a certain amount of water vapor, and how much it can hold depends heavily on the temperature. If you add more water into the air,...

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