Marti’ Monumental

Several new large-scale sculptures and photo-installations by Francesca Marti’ are currently on show in the gallery space at Gerhardt Braun Art Lab in Carrer de Sant Feliu in downtown Palma. Made from cast and polished aluminium, and partly coated in pink lacquer, Ma’at (2018) represents the Egyptian goddess of truth, justice and cosmic order, wrapped in a shroud, …

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Sculpture in Amman over time

In a happy coincidence, at the same time that Francesca Marti’s Copper Venus was being produced in Madrid as one of her tallest ever sculptures, Khalid Khreis, director of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, sent photographs to Marti’s studio showing what is actually her tallest ever statue. At 380 cm high and made …

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Marti’s monumental “Dreamer – Altair” in Beijing

Made from polished stainless steel by the YidongLianChuang Foundry in Beijing, Francesca Marti’s larger than life-sized Dreamer – Altair (2021) has been delivered to the Zhuzhong Contemporary Art Museum in anticipation of her forthcoming exhibition there (date still to be announced). Below are photos of the unfinished sculpture outside the foundry workshops in China.

Copper Venus – work in progress in the foundry in Madrid

As part of her multifaceted Copper project, which includes performance, video, sculpture and installation, Francesca Marti’ has been working on Copper Venus, a monumental figure made from aluminium, steel cord and copper paint. Here, Marti’s sculpture is seen in its first version as a small, painted model in porcelain and cotton thread in her studio in Mallorca, and then at …

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Marti’s wall of progress installed in the Netherlands

First installed in 2020, The Believers of Prodrive are 200 figures in mirror-polished aluminum striding up the large wall behind the reception at the headquarters of Prodrive Technologies in Son in the south of the Netherlands. The dynamic, upright figures embody the dynamism and progress of Prodrive, a multi-national company built on the design and manufacture of electronics, software and mechanics. Each …

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Coming soon to Shanghai: the new Xiao Hui Wang Art Museum

Work is proceeding on the new Xiao Hui Wang Art Museum in Shanghai, which will be inaugurated in 2022 with Dreamers, a double-solo exhibition with works by Xiao Hui Wang and Francesca Marti’.The final stages of construction and fit-out at the monumental new museum will begin after the New Year and the Spring Festival in February. The large-scale Dreamers exhibition …

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Rolex Challenge outdoor sculpture exhibition

The season’s final of the Rolex Challenge Tour took place at the T-Golf & Country Club Mallorca in early November 2021 and the Gerhardt Braun Gallery organized an art event for the occasion. A selection of monumental outdoor sculptures by artists Heiner Meyer, Ronald Westerhuis, Martin Mas, Francesca Martí, PSJM and Rogelio Olmedo were installed over the golf course and will remain on show through 2022. …

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Solo presentation of works by Francesca Marti’ at Gerhardt Braun Art Lab, Mallorca

Part of the ever-expanding Mallorcan gallery empire of Gerhardt Braun, the Gerhardt Braun Art Lab (Carrer de San Feliu in Palma) presented a selection of works by Francesca Marti’ from the past 25 years. This included large paintings of dancing figures, life-sized Dreamers sculptures, gouaches and new photographs of New York and Shanghai framed in perspex boxes, with crowds of …

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Marti’s Copper performance video screened in Malmö

Francesca Marti’s 10-minute documentary video of herCopper performance staged in Stockholm at the Historiska Museet in May 2021, was premiered on the occasion of the Malmö International Forum on the Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, which took place on October 13-14, 2021. The performance was created by the artist Francesca Martí and co-organised by the …

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