Fuorisalone Award 2022

Image: Kohler x Arsham, Divided Layers, 2022, Palazzo Senato, Milano.


Divided Layers

by Kohler x Arsham

Fuorisalone Award

Kohler's Fuorisalone exhibition, entitled Divided Layers, is a site-specific installation that builds upon the release of Rock.01 - a 3D printed sink Daniel Arsham designed in collaboration with Kohler. The immersive installation is made of a series of stacked panels combined to form a walkable tunnel, giving guests the ability to move through the sink. 3D printing is a process of additive construction; in contrast, the tunnel is revealing the subtractive in taking away portions to give way to the volume the visitor can walk through. Within the installation, a pond acts as a mirrored surface to double and reflect the opening of the cavernous volume.

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Baloise Art Prize

Image: Tourmaline, Pollinator, film still, 2022.



Helena Uambembe

Baloise Art Prize

The Baloise Art Prize, associated with the Swiss edition of the Art Basel, has gone this year to artists Tourmaline and Helena Uambembe. Tourmaline’s work was presented by her New York gallery, Chapter NY. She is showing a new film, Pollinator, in which she is shown in the period rooms of the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden next door. The artist uses the film to meditate on notions surrounding pleasure and gardens, and makes use of ready-made footage, including images of the activist Marsha P. Johnson. Uambembe’s work is on view at the booth of Jahmek Contemporary Art, which is based in Luanda, Angola. Divided into two spaces resembling a living room and a den, her presentation is meant to recall her upbringing in Pomfret, South Africa, and includes sculptures, prints, and more.

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Swiss Art Awards 2022

Image: Ceylan Öztrük, Dreaming Pedestal. Credits: Bundesamt für Kultur,
Swiss Art Awards 2022, Guadalupe Ruiz.


Swiss Art Awards

The laureates of the Swiss Art Awards 2022 in the "art" section are Sofía Durrieu, Gritli Faulhaber, Sandra Knecht, Laure Marville, Ceylan Öztrük, Marta Riniker-Radich, Mia Sanchez, Nicolas Sarmiento and Jiajia Zhang. Sofía Durrieu’s installation, [Reflex arc – (IV D-Fence)], is a fence-high metal framework divided into three sections, each holding objects. Behind the construction, the artist operates metal arms and places the objects on the visitors’ bodies, engaging fully with them. Ceylan Öztrük’s title Dreaming Pedestal turns the focus onto an object’s capacity to dream, be tired, or die. Mia Sanchez's installation, Proberaum (Rehearsal Room, 2022), brings together a series of large-format photographs of people isolated against a white background, exploring the relationship between aesthetic and everyday perception.

Image: grillovasiu, Moving is allowed. Credits: Bundesamt für Kultur,
Swiss Art Awards 2022, Guadalupe Ruiz.



Swiss Art Awards

The laureates of the Swiss Art Awards 2022 in the "architecture" section are Romina Grillo and Liviu Vasiu, founders of the architecture studio grillovasiu. Their project, Moving is allowed, is a mobile canopy that suggests a typology of spatial attributes: a wall, a window, a roof or a door. As it changes configuration, the varying geometries of its surface divide the room or bring it together, including or excluding the audience. The installation invites us to question the appropriation of space by human beings, exploring contemporary nomadism while assuming a kind of sedentary state through the inertia of the counterweight.

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Les femmes s'exposent 2022

Image: Livia Saavedra, Les sages-femmes du Chocó, 2022. © Livia Saavedra


Livia Saavedra

Grand Prix Les femmes s'exposent - Fujifilm

Livia Saavedra lives in Paris where she was born in 1978 to Argentinian political refugee parents. In the province of Chocó, in the west of Colombia, Afro-descendant and indigenous midwives, called "parteras", accompany women who are about to give birth. This knowledge is transmitted orally from generation to generation and comes from a heritage of African and Amerindian traditions. In this very poor and forgotten province, there are often no roads or hospitals and pregnant women are left to fend for themselves. Photographer Livia Saavedra followed Adalgisa, Domitilia, Pacha, Maria, Jhacy and Noemi on their missions.

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2022 Wheelwright Prize

Image: WORK, BODY, LEISURE, Dutch Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, 2018, curated
by Marina Otero, exhibition design by Marina Otero and Raphael Coutin. Image © Daria Scagliola


Marina Otero

Wheelwright Prize

Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) has announced Marina Otero as the winner of the 2022 Wheelwright Prize, a grant to support investigative approaches to contemporary architecture, with an emphasis on globally minded research. With her winning proposal, Future Storage: Architectures to Host the Metaverse, Otero will examine new architecture paradigms for storing data and how reimagining digital infrastructures could meet the unprecedented demands facing the world today. The field research, data collection, and prototype development will all result in the first open-source manual for global data center architecture design containing examples of ecological, circular, and egalitarian data storage models.

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Eye Art & Film Prize 2022

Image: Saodat Ismailova, Zukhra, 2013, HD-video, 29’’. Courtesy of the artist.


Saodat Ismailova

Eye Art & Film Prize

Saodat Ismailova is the winner of the Eye Art & Film Prize 2022, an initiative by Eye Filmmuseum and the Paddy & Joan Leigh Fermor Arts Fund, supporting artists and filmmakers whose work makes a remarkable contribution to new developments at the intersection of visual art and film. Saodat Ismailova was born in 1981 in Tashkent, in the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan. Her works offer poetic, fragile, and subtle reflections that are a result of the artist’s many years of work in Central Asia: her archival research, travels, and interviews. While addressing the history of the region, Ismailova’s projects are universal messages that touch upon issues of collective memory, the search for roots, and the revival of cosmologies.

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Design Miami/ Basel 2022
Best in Show

Image: Victoria Yakusha, Stepping on Ukrainian Soil, for FAINA Gallery, Antwerp.
Photo © World Red Eye for Design Miami/ Basel


Best in Show

The Best in Show winners of the 16th edition of Design Miami/ Basel have been announced. Exhibiting for the first time at the fair, Netherlands-based Morentz is the winner of the Best Gallery Presentation award. Ukrainian-born, Belgian-based designer Victoria Yakusha of FAINA Gallery wins Best Curio Presentation award. Her installation, Stepping on Ukrainian Soil, features a handwoven tapestry that symbolizes the deep, unbreakable connection between Ukrainians and the soil of their homeland. The fair’s Best Historic Object award winner is a suite of office furniture designed by Pierre Poutout, presented by Galerie Meubles et Lumières in Paris. Finally, the Best Contemporary Object award winner is Danish artist-designer Astrid Krogh’s Planet, presented by Galerie Maria Wettergren in Paris.

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