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Art theft: activism or crime?

By Sybaris Collection

Art has always been object of desire not only for art lovers, but for thiefs or kidnappers trying to make theirselfs millionaires. As artworks in museums are considered incredibly valuable objects for their cultural heritage and artistic importance, the acts of kidnapp or stole art are defined by law as crimes. But what happen when these robberies are activism or artistic performances by itselfs?

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Artists, Performance

Santiago Sierra and Eugenio Merino: the burning of Ninot

By Sybaris Collection

In 2019, during the famous art fair ARCO Madrid, Spanish artists Santiago Sierra and Eugenio Merino introduced a monumental sculpture of Felipe VI, current king of Spain. The hyper-realistic work of more than four meters in heigh, was on sale for €200,000 under the promise of burning it in a lapse time of a year. But what kind of collector would buy an art piece which would be later dissapear?

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Artists, Events, Performance

CONFINEMENTS: Matt Scobey

By Sybaris Collection

For about 10 years, Matt Scobey belonged to the Denver art scene. For the American artist, art can be found anywhere: an art gallery, a living room, or the street. His website is a window to find links between design and art. The Remnant Suite piece perhaps synthesizes everything: “Collected scrap Marble from various contractors. When people have custom countertops/surfaces designed for home or business it often results in odd size cutofffs that are too small for resale and are either thrown away or recycled. After collecting the Marble I came up with a dimension/measurement that would utilize as much material as possible and hired a local stone cutter to cut each piece down to size. This resulted in enough material for the creation of 6 stacking sculptures/objects. I then had acrylic cut to scale and drilled holes in each piece of Marble in order to embed neodymium magnets that serve to hold the various pieces of material in place.”

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Artists, Events, Performance

CONFINEMENTS: Poetic Hotel

By Sybaris Collection

Poetic Hotel is a project that reinvents itself using art as a catalyst. This virtual site where installation, sculpture, photography, painting, literature, performance and Street art coexist uses time as a space of ephemeral creation where everything is possible. Located in Padova, Italy, the physical space is disabled for the public, who can follow what is happening inside only through digital media.

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