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5 Books to Understand The Importance of Materiality in Art

Materials in contemporary art have been underestimated based on idea and concept. However, throughout the history of art, artists have appropriated and taken advantage of the physical and symbolic qualities of matter to give shape and meaning to their works. Here we present 5 books to get closer and better understand the importance of materials in art.

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Art History, ARTbook, Artists
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The Anti-Museum: Exhibitions to Go

By Sybaris Collection

Between 1935 and 1941, Marcel Duchamp took the museum and the art exhibitions to its more contemporary expression. He took a suitcase to carry on miniatures of some of his most important works so he can exhibit them in any place he went to. Since then, the idea of the museum could change forever but the art institution resisted  and even today museums are still working inside the walls.

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Art History, ARTbook, Editorial Selection, News
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Nature’s Palette: A Color Reference System from the Natural World

By Sybaris

How many colors are there in nature? Are all the colors are natural? Such as time and space, color is one of the most interesting concepts and elements art and sciences are obssesed with. 200 years after the release of an extende version of  the chromatic catalog Nature’s Palette: A Color Reference System from the Natural World, Princeton University Press is presenting a version with new contributions and illustrations.

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ARTbook, Editorial Selection
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5 Art Books for May

By Sybaris

Sybaris’ editorial team selected every month 5 books about art that stands out both for the importance of the topics they address and for offer a critical reflection about the different aspect of the art wold. Here our selection of May:

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News
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A Bestiary of The Anthropocene

When we hear talk about Anthropocene, one might think about a science fiction scenario from the future. However, it defines Earth’s most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, based on  overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes are now altered by humans. In short, Anthorpocen is a present we are sharing now with new realities and species as described by the new Bestiary of the Anthropocene.

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