These are our favorite art projects from 2014. Enjoy the selection and don't forget to take a look at the artists' websites.
On the occasion of the exhibition "Sou-Sou", the latest artist book published by Edition Patrick Frey will be launched in Japan. The book "STAIRS ETC" contains several images by Marianne Müller. The artist is a lecturer at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
This installation by Sophie Jung is part of the group exhibition "Panda Sex", curated by Tom Morton. The exhibition at State of Concept is open until January, so if you happen to be in Athens you should definitely have a look!
Did you ever try to touch something in an art museum? The result could be anything from nasty looks to a full police operation.
For "Touching Tangibles", Swiss artist Thomas Moor produced a cotton suit that covers his entire body. It works just like the museum gloves used to handle artworks during the installation of exhibitions. Then he asked a variety of art institutions if he could hug sculptures in their exhibitions.
As children, we grow up with the ideal of omnipotence, beauty, physical and supernatural powers. We expect that someone will come save us if we ever get into trouble and that all stories have a happy ending. And then we grow up and face the real world.
The project "Not About Death" by Romina Ressia (Buenos Aires) explores how strongly the perception of our childhood heroes has been incorporated into the collective memory.
These three images by Karin Wiesendanger have been exhibited 2013 at Jungkunst ("Young Art") in Switzerland. The artist studied at F&F art school in Zurich and works as painter and curator. She draws here inspiration from stories, moments, observations and empty spaces, that hold some kind of mystery.
With his project Anti.Mono.Stereo, Tomaso Baldessarini captures not only faces but aims at exploring personalities. Images and video sequences provide deep insights into the diversity of human souls. The fascinating portraits have been exhibited in Berlin and featured by ZEITMagazin. On the website, the projects is constantly growing towards the goal of 365 portraits. To be continued...
Peter Giodani is part of the up and coming generation of Slovenian photographers. As a sociologist, he doesn't like labeling but would consider himself as a photographer who walks a thin line between art and fashion. Read the interview.