Digital Art: a guide to a new form of collecting

HUB/ART is pleased to announce a new appointment with CBM & Partners law firm.

On 2 April 2021, from 14:00 to 16:00, we will hold the webinar on the Zoom platform “Digital art: a guide to a new form of collecting” aimed at anyone wishing to approach this new art form that is becoming a true cultural phenomenon.

Together with the lawyers Cristina Riboni and Riccardo Di Santo of the law firm CBM & Partners, we will try to analyse this new artistic trend and provide the minimum and necessary tools for understanding a phenomenon so strongly linked to our contemporary world.

The meeting will be introduced by Hub/Art curator Greta Zuccali, who will try to explain the historical and artistic evolution of the art on the net.

 

HUB/ART, as an operator in the contemporary art sector, aware of the social, cultural and economic role played by art, supports the event in partnership with CBM&Partners with the aim of making the dialogue between art and law effective.

 

Workshop agenda:
2 April 2021, h. 14:00-16:00

– 14:00-14:20: Introduction and art-historical overview
– 14:20-15:00: Digital Art. State of the art and legal frameworks
– 15:15-16:00: Legal protection and blockchain

 

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The subscribers will receive the link to access the meeting on Zoom.

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The Speakers

Cristina Riboni

Cristina joined CBM & Partners Law Firm in 2008. She has always worked in the field of civil litigation, specializing in disputes concerning the art market, copyright and intellectual property. She has also gained significant experience with regard to disputes related to agency and financial intermediation, representing leading companies and banks in legal proceedings. In addition to her litigation activity, she also assists private collectors, galleries, auction houses and operators in the art sector. She also provides advice on e-commerce and consumer protection, dealing with the most important operators in the e-commerce sector, as well as with the supervisory authorities. Finally, she is an expert in inheritance law and, particularly, she assists banks and credit institutions, including foreign ones, in resolving cases relating to dormant banking relationships. In the past, she collaborated with the consumer association Codacons and participated in the Working Group “Product Safety” at the Ministry of Economic Development.


Riccardo Di Santo

Riccardo Di Santo joined CMB & Partners in 2018. He assists Italian and foreign clients in civil and commercial law matters, including litigation and arbitration. In addition to his activity in litigation, he also advises clients in negotiating and drafting contracts. His practice areas include e-commerce, consumer protection and privacy.


Metamorphosis: Laura Benetton X Toujours

On the occasion of Laura Benetton’s Metamorphosis exhibition, hosted by Hub/Art from March 10th, we created a special collaboration with the brand Toujours.

A special model of sneaker has been personalized by Laura Benetton. A special garment that tells the magic of intertwining shapes and colors, between art and fashion.

Each shoe will be unique and handmade on request directly by the artist because our idea is to bring art to the world every day in a special way.

 

For this special occasion, you’ll have free shipping on your first purchase on Toujours online shop, using the discount code “HUBART” (promotion valid from 10 March to 30 June 2021).

 

A SECTION TO ORDER THE CUSTOMIZED SNEAKERS BY THE ARTIST LAURA BENETTON

You just have to choose the size, we’ll take care of the rest: SHOP NOW

 

METAMORPHOSIS

Laura Benetton’s work investigates the close relationship between art, nature, and science: where color and movement intersect, dynamic, sophisticated, and elegant contemporary artworks come to life. The exhibition offers the visitor the opportunity to interact and enter within this vibrant and energetic path, where the artist aims to challenge the boundaries of painting by inserting neon as an external element of research.

The artworks on display represent in fact a wide and diversified range of medium used by Benetton: oils and acrylics, drawings, sketches, and multidisciplinary works with neon light.

TOUJOURS 

Toujours was born from the idea of ​​making unique and elegant accessories for “tous les jours”. Quality and refinement are the key words that envelop the know-how of a Milanese brand that offers products totally handmade in Italy.

Sneakers: one of the best-selling items in recent years with increasingly elaborate and bulky shapes that we want to make refined and elegant by simplifying their shapes and playing with quality materials at the height of every woman.


Hub/Art Barcelona

Getting ready for the launch of Hub/Art Barcelona!

We are coming with an exhibition dedicated to the Italian artist Paolo Di Rosa and many other surprises.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAY TUNED AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM!

 


Clarie Luxton

Claire Luxton is a UK based multi-disciplinary artist working with photography, painting, poetry and installation.

After receiving an BFA from Goldsmiths University of London, Luxton created a challenging series of self portraits, pushing her emotional and physical boundaries by becoming both the subject matter and the materiality.

Luxton’s work draws on both the modern anxiety of society and the environment; each portrait, painting and accompanying poetry, becoming an exploration of isolation, desire and uncertainty.

 

We selected her as our artist of the month since her latest collaboration with the Occitane Group is particularly significant during these challanging times.

She launched a new collaboration with the brand L'Occitane and she installs her inspiring work in the windows of its beautiful shopfront on Regent Street. Due to the Covid restriction, L'Occitane wanted to give something back to everyone, that would make everyone feel uplifted and offer a few moments of joy as they go about their daily walk.

After the first lockdown, Claire's work has become synonymous with hope, bringing healing and peace the giant butterflies installed in stained glass windows come to life when activated with the Artvive app.

For more details on the installation, read the article we wrote and published on Stove Magazine.

 

She wanted to explore the promise of new life, that feeling of growth and hope that spring seems to bring with!

The possibility that something magical can growth form small sustainable beginnings. Let's hope that 2021 will be a rebirth for all of us.

 

 

 


A virtual exhibition for Laura Benetton and Antonella Bozzini with MIA Art Collection

The year 2020 will be the subject of entire books.

It has been a unique, hard and nerve-wracking year that has forced the entire world, including the art world, to stop and find a new way of expressing itself and communicating. In this new set-up, the virtual world has come into its own.
Hub/Art, during the lockdown imposed last November, had the opportunity to collaborate with MIA Art Collection -collection directed by Alejandra Castro Rioseco and entirely dedicated to women's art- for an exhibition in the MIA Anywhere Virtual Museum.
Two artists represented by our gallery, the photographer Antonella Bozzini and the painter Laura Benetton, shared a virtual gallery for a two weeks' project (as it was impossible to do this "on site").
The union between the two modes of expression gave rise to a reflection that we share below.

 


As in Euclidean geometry there are relationships of incidence between points, lines and planes, likewise in the work between a photographer and a painter there can be some points of contact.

Totally different in training and expressive methods, however, Antonella Bozzini and Laura Benetton have in common a scientific research that leads them to move and act only after having carefully studied the surrounding context.
On the one hand, Antonella Bozzini, an iconic and essential photographer of the urban landscape, in her project "Linea nelle Linee" (Line in the Lines) bears witness to the transformation of a city, the architectural interventions and the renewal around that border line which until 1989 was the Berlin Wall.

On the other hand, Laura Benetton, a painter with an almost street artists' touch, with her work "Metamorphosis" also looks at the essence of transformation, the essence of light in combination with movement and colours.
Here again, the approach is scientific. Nothing in nature happens by chance and not even the pictorial action.
Starting from the analysis of movements in nature (butterflies, birds) Laura captures the essence of change, of the encounter of colours with light, and makes it the beating heart of her work.


On show at Hub/Art Milan

Linea nelle Linee, Antonella Bozzini, curated by Andréa Romeiro,7 October 2020 - 31 January 2021

METAMORPHOSIS, Laura Benetton, curated by Greta Zuccali and Laura Pivetta,  next spring 2021

 

 


Iness Rychlik

Iness Rychlik is a Polish-born photographer and filmmaker with a particular interest in a historical drama. Despite her severe myopia, Iness graduated with First Class Honours in Film from Screen Academy Scotland and she has been dedicated to visual storytelling for over a decade.


Rychlik is recognized for her dark feminine eroticism. Her faceless self-portraits are symbolic, perturbed and rare.

Her shots seem to provoke the viewer, they never fully reveal themselves to the eyes of the beholder.

Compressed by the corset laces, Iness's ceramic body bears the marks on her skin.

The trace of the tightly fitted and bandaging clothing invokes feelings and uncomfortable sensations of constraint and discomfort.

 

 

With a style dating back to the Victorian era, her photographs seem to tell the dark side of fairy tales without a happy ending: they are erotic and enigmatic tales.

Iness Rychlik is a delicate and cruel tale of existence that must be observed and interpreted personally.

 

An ode to reflect on the woman's body (just after the World Day against Violence against Women) and to move in the darkness of the social body and our individual bodies, those that influence our gender perspectives and then go on to shape habits, (bad) practices, institutions.


Hub/Art supports Art Rights Prize

Hub/Art is glad to announce his support to the Art Rights Prize, the first digital award for Artists 3.0.

Art Rights Prize is the first virtual international art award for artists of today and tomorrow, between physical and online. Over 100,000 euros, in cash and services offered, to support artists of any age and nationality divided into 5 artistic categories: Painting, Photography, Video Art, Digital Art and Street Art.


The Prize is organized by the AB Factory Cultural Association with the participation and support of prestigious partners, together to support emerging and established artists, finding new ways to recognize and reward 3.0 Art.

Prizes and special mentions are guaranteed for over 30% of the finalists, assigned by the jury, sponsors and partners of the initiative together with a special “Audience Prize” during the 3D Virtual Final Exhibition.

Hub/Art as a partner of the prize is part of the selection jury. At the end of the selection, one or more artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the gallery's Milan headquarters.

For the artists and friends of Hub/Art, there is a 20% DISCOUNT CODE on the prize entry fee: JURY20

To find out more about terms & conditions follow the link: https://www.artrightsprize.com/en/terms-conditions/


artwork by Rebor

A new collaboration for Hub/Art with REA! the fair dedicated to emerging artists

Ready for the opening of REA! Art Fair, dedicated to emerging artists to be held from 30 October to 1 November at the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan.

Hub/Art is a partner of the event, having made its own exhibition space available for collateral events involving the award-winning artists from this first edition. We have also recommended the work of a young and talented artist, exhibited in the Guest Artists section, who will be the protagonist of a solo exhibition at our gallery in 2021. Find out who he is.


Three days open to the public ( a seemingly mirage these days), 100 emerging artists, 12 brave women with a passion for art and a very ambitious goal: create a new model in the world of art fairs.

In an interview with Collezione da Tiffany Maryna Rybakova, president of the cultural association, told: "The reference point has been the Degree Shows, the so-called end-of-year exhibitions that are halfway between-group shows and fairs, often organised by undergraduates in fine arts at academies. A phenomenon that often occurs abroad and therefore suggested the idea for a replication of the same practice in Italy.".

Rea! is therefore not a simple art fair with works of art that can be purchased, but a real well-kept and interactive path. The works created by the 100 international and Italian emerging artists who will take part in the event are organised in six categories, defined and structured by the fair's team of curators. The course will be completed by conferences, both in Italian and English, with collaborators and important personalities from the art world, live performances by the artists and workshops for anyone who wants to try their hand at art. Finally, during the three days of the fair the winners of the "REA! Art Fair!


As anticipated, Hub/Art, in addition to being a partner of the event - we have always supported the work of emerging artists and we work to allow them to enter a complex market such as the art market - represents the work of the Piedmontese artist Marco Abrate, in art REBOR. He will be displayed in the Guest artists section.

Rebor (born in 1996) will present a selection of three works from the Hidden Images series, particular research on images that makes use of that psychic process called Pareidolia, an illusion that leads the human brain to lead random forms to known forms of objects or profiles.

To visit the fair, you must subscribe to this link: https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-rea-art-fair-122801258871

 


Investment in contemporary art. A brief guide by CBM & Partners

We are pleased to announce a new online appointment with the law firm CBM & Partners.

On 22 October, from 6.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., a new online conference on Zoom entitled “Investing in art: new technological tools, authentication of works of art and security of transactions” will be held from 6.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. It is aimed at all art lovers who wish to explore the subject with the advice of lawyers Cristina Riboni and Riccardo Di Santo from the law firm CBM & Partners.

The positive trend that investment in art has experienced in recent years is attracting a growing number of people. However, investing in art is not “as simple” as investing money in government bonds or shares and requires in-depth analysis and multiple skills. So what are the existing tools to invest safely and how can new technologies be applied to this particular sector?

HUB/ART, as an operator in the contemporary art sector, aware of the social, cultural, and economic role played by art, supports the event in partnership with CBM & Partners in order to make the dialogue between art and law effective.

The artist Laura Benetton, whose exhibition Metamorphosis will be inaugurated at the Hub/Art gallery, will take part in the speech.


Workshop program

22 October 2020

  1. 18.00: Introduction with the artist Laura Benetton
  2. 18.15–19.15: the authentic in contemporary art: an overview; the blockchain applied to art: lights and shadows of this new technology
  3. 19.15–19.30: question time

The event, for a maximum of 50 participants, is free. Participate by signing up through the form clicking on PARTICIPATE.

The subscribers will receive the link to access the meeting on Zoom.

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The Speakers

Cristina Riboni

Cristina joined CBM & Partners Law Firm in 2008. She has always worked in the field of civil litigation, specializing in disputes concerning the art market, copyright and intellectual property. She has also gained significant experience with regard to disputes related to agency and financial intermediation, representing leading companies and banks in legal proceedings. In addition to her litigation activity, she also assists private collectors, galleries, auction houses and operators in the art sector. She also provides advice on e-commerce and consumer protection, dealing with the most important operators in the e-commerce sector, as well as with the supervisory authorities. Finally, she is an expert in inheritance law and, particularly, she assists banks and credit institutions, including foreign ones, in resolving cases relating to dormant banking relationships. In the past, she collaborated with the consumer association Codacons and participated in the Working Group “Product Safety” at the Ministry of Economic Development.


Riccardo Di Santo

Riccardo Di Santo joined CMB & Partners in 2018. He assists Italian and foreign clients in civil and commercial law matters, including litigation and arbitration. In addition to his activity in litigation, he also advises clients in negotiating and drafting contracts. His practice areas include e-commerce, consumer protection and privacy.


Esercizi di forma, Antonio Bernardo. Opera ritraente quattro bambine intente in un movimento corporeo come se stessero ballando

A Proper Distance

The year 2020 will be remembered as the year of lockdown, when the whole world, with few exceptions, has stopped and forced at home.

Between hashtags of hope and Instagram lives, everyone found themselves dealing with the intimacy of their own rooms and thoughts.

A suspended time, in which we all experienced the social distance, that brought anxiety, fear but also moments of inspiration and enjoyment for the time for ourselves finally found again.

This first “introspective” time was followed by the phase of the restart of activities and the return to everyday life, as we all knew it.

A delicate and tumultuous moment in which the whole of humanity has been called to reinvent itself and imagine for the future a more sustainable world that, between barriers and precautions, does not ignore interpersonal relationships (“Man is a social animal” Aristotle said 2500 years ago).

We cannot find the wisdom within us without making experiences of the nature that surrounds us, the objects that make it up and above all the other, of our fellow man.

Hub/Art for the reopening of its exhibition season, has imagined the warning (Keep your social distance!) turning into a polite invitation to keep the right distance, the one closest to the feeling of each of us.

The exhibition, entitled “A proper distance”, works on the distances and the proximities, not only as a way of perceiving space and time, but as a real way of seeing.

Nine artists, called to interact first virtually and then in a real common space, have thus created a first experiment of “proper distance”.

What do you feel when you look at the things around you from a different point?

From a distance or maybe a few centimeters away.

Upside down or maybe with your eyes closed.

The right distance, the distance that everyone considers most suitable for themselves to read the present moment, the transformation in progress, aware that the return to normality is more necessary than ever.


A special thanks to the artists

Paolo Basso, Antonio Bernardo, Pietro Campagnoli, Giovanni Fava, Eugenio Galli, Luca Marianaccio, Noah, Valentina Porcelli, Letteria Russo