Masaomi Yasunaga pursues “fundamental beauty.” A student of Satoru Hoshino, Yasunaga continues the experimental ethos of Sodeisha, or “crawling through the mud association,” a postwar Japanese art movement (1948–98) that explored the sculptural possibilities of ceramics.
Recipient of the 2021 Innovator Award Asim Waqif embraces multiple mediums and materials. Ranging from invented archaeological sites to multisensory and interactive, architecturally scaled environments created from reclaimed timber, demolition salvage, or bamboo, his work cannot be confined by formal parameters or defined by subject matter.
By the time Gregor Schneider was a teenager, he had already begun speculating about alienation and the place of death in life, as well as the deep-seated relationships between people and the spaces they inhabit.
Licenciada en Bellas Artes por la Universidad Nacional de Rosario, la artista plástica Alejandra Tavolini desarrolla una obra que, según sus palabras “explora el límite de lo habitual, valiéndome de diversos soportes.”
Larry Bell has been pursuing abstract art for over six decades. He is known for his surface treatment ofglass, using it to explore light and space, reflections and shadows, in sculptures that usually take the form of cubes and nesting boxes.
Concealment and visibility serve as the foundation of Yousefzada’s work, as he re-forms actions and events from the past to reveal the present and future—righting his parents’ wrongs and writing them back into history, while offering his own difference as deliverance.
Manifesta, also known as the European Nomadic Biennial, is currently on view in Prishtina, Kosovo, through October 30, 2022. This 14th iteration, “it matters what worlds world worlds: how to tell stories otherwise,” addresses the idea of reclaiming and reimagining public spaces.
Anina Major connects to her familial lineage as she weaves clay vessels layer by layer. Through her Bahamian heritage, she investigates the uniqueness of being born and raised on an island where the economy and opportunities for upward mobility are directly tied to tourism.
Nathaniel Rackowe’s large-scale, futuristic works are fundamentally influenced by modern urban architecture. Spanning sculpture, installation, and public art, his practice is concerned with abstracting the metropolis into units of form.
“I can’t bear sculpture parks that are ‘shop and plonk,’” says Nicky Wilson, director and co-founder (with husband Robert Wilson) of Jupiter Artland, a 100-acre sculpture park in a rural setting just outside Edinburgh, Scotland. “It’s never successful shoving a piece of sculpture on a bit of grass and then saying it’s a well-installed work.”