Massimiliano Fuksas is a person of great importance in the world of architecture. Born in Rome of Lithuanian origins, he obtained his degree in architecture at the University “La Sapienza” in the capital of Italy, in 1969.
One crisp morning in October 2012 I was walking towards Berkeley Square in London Mayfair with my husband Sam Orlando Miller. We were just back from San Francisco where Sam's debut US solo exhibition The Sky Blue Series had opened to warm appraise. Sam's mesmerising sculptural mirror works had become sought after and their cultural and collectable value was firmly established. The autumn breeze was gentle. Crunchy golden leaves floated down from tall plane trees and landed on the pavement around us.
Tim Cantor is a superbe artist, he has the art written in his DNA, his great-grandfather Lioyd Dundas Whiffen was an artist who travelled a lot, and Tim paints since he was only five years old. His first work, the seascape, is a beautifully obscure and fascinating oeuvre considering he was only a kid. His vision was already extraordinary and full of passion.
Stefka Pavlova is a professional Beauty and Fashion Retoucher. She was born in Plovidiv Bulgaria and was raised by her mother. She graduated from the National Academy of Art with a Master degree in Mural Painting. After graduating she started working in "Extreme Makeover" a magazine dedicated to plastic surgery.
Milo Moiré was born in 1983. She is a Swiss artist, psychologist and model known for her nude performances and for the use of her body in her artistic work. Moiré has Slovak and Spanish origins and she works in Düsseldorf, Germany. She has an Art Academy background and a degree in psychology. In 2016 she performed naked to protest against the 2015 New Year's Eve sexual attacks in Germany.
The twenty-second edition of Artissima is closed out, the International Fair of Contemporary Art. It is the largest festival in Turin dedicated to Contemporary Art, which has animated as every year, the cultural life of the entire city starting from the exhibition hall. During the four days of the event (one reserved for insiders, three for the public) Artissima has reached the total of 52.000 visitors, two thousand more compared to the edition of 2014. Artissima is continuing its path of growth, qualitative and quantitative, which we can notice each and every year.
The craft of the Czech glass-making masters that has been perfected for centuries and passed from one generation onto the next, from fathers to sons, introduces iself in a new light fitting series, designed not only for the modern household. Based on original principles and honest values, the first lifestyle line named Solitaires Collection emerged from the PRECIOSA Lighting glassworks this year.
In the very centre of Prague, near the Powder Gate and Nám?stí Republiky, there is a multi-functional space which combines architecture, design, and contemporary art.
"I think of preservation as the organization of attention. If it is true that we live in an attention economy, then preservation certainly influences values, but it does not assign them. Values exist only within relationships of exchange, as a measure of collective attention, or desire.
«The contemporary is he who firmly holds his gaze on his own time so as to perceive not its light but rather its darkness» - Giorgio Agamben