9 November 2015

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The London Group Open 2015: Prizewinners announced

The UK’s longest-running and most prestigious artists’ collective, The London Group, is delighted to announce the prizewinners of its 82nd London Group Open. Following a very successful exhibition held in two parts at The Cello Factory, London, ten non-member artists are presented with a generous selection of cash and material prizes.  The Ingram Collection of […]

5 November 2015

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The new chalARTans

St Francis of Assisi wrote, “He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” However, times have changed. Nowadays, he who doesn’t work with his own hands, has […]

1 November 2015

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Philippe CHITARRINI : Formats Raisin – MAC ARTEUM

Une exposition collective en partenariat avec la galerie Martagon de Malaucène.   En octobre 2012, la Galerie Martagon crée le premier événement “Formats Raisin, les vendanges sont finies…” Titre donné par un format de papier 50x65cm ou 65x50cm, à l’origine orné en filigrane d’une grappe de raisin. Le sous-titre par la période automnale du déroulement de la manifestation. Une seule […]

30 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 33 – August 17-23 – El Ultimo Grito (by AJ Dehany)

Week 33 – August 17-23 – El Ultimo Grito “Genius is an error in the system” – Paul Klee The Birth of the User is two inflatable sculptures in one: a figure, called the User, within an outer womb: a space within a space (within a space). As the outside structure inflates with air from the machine […]

30 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 26 – June 29-July 5 – Anne Hardy (by AJ Dehany)

Week 26 – June 29-July 5 – Anne Hardy Scraping. Crackling. Rainbow sound. Filter. Whoosh and whoop and russsh of air. Brush. Breath. Sea, but not sea. Unsean. Trickle. Cloudburst. Broop. rustle. Rumble, scrapple: track fork. Nkrkrkrkr. Drum bung. Dong. Gung. Budda budda. Begin! That’s what I hear: a Joycean overture coming from the speakers of Anne […]

30 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 40 – October 5-11 – Una Knox (by AJ Dehany)

Week 40 – October 5-11 – Una Knox When you enter the room the first thing you see is that all of the walls have been drawn into the centre of the space and bound together. The Fig-2 mobile wall structures and book shelves that usually delineate a space within the room have been wrapped up […]

30 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 31 – 3-9 August – Broomberg & Chanarin (by AJ Dehany)

Week 31 – 3-9 August – Broomberg & Chanarin “It occurs to me to somehow reimagine the bouffon week as a punch and judy show involving Trump, Berlusconi and Boris. How would that work?” Part one: Punch & Judy (I) ENTER PUNCH PUNCH    Mr Punch is one jolly good chap,He left his baby in the back […]

30 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 41 – October 12-18 – FOS (by AJ Dehany)

Week 41 – October 12-18 – FOS ART WORLD BLAGlets get drunk and trash the mall “Do you wanna go in?” he asks. “Yeah, I haven’t got a wristband though.” The big guy clocks the worky lanyard round my neck and the notebook and pen in my hands, and leads me back to the ICA box […]

30 October 2015

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Bluecoat to stage world launch of Malcolm Lowry novel during annual celebration of the author of Under the Volcano

Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, is to host the international launch of an earlier version of Merseyside-born writer Malcolm Lowry’s acclaimed book, Under the Volcano, which is regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. Often viewed as a prototype for Lowry’s 1947 masterpiece, this is the first time that […]

23 October 2015

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3dGlitch Gallery Talk

3DGlitch Gallery Talk 5pm October 29 then Late opening with refreshments till 7pm followed by Crab Walk Preview at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art 3DGlitch OCTOBER 15 – NOVEMBER 20 2015Priestman Gallery, 1st Floor, Priestman Building, Green Terrace, Sunderland, SR1 3PZOpening times Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm 3dGlitch-e-publication Artists: Eric Bainbridge, Darren Banks, Sophie […]

21 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 38 – 21-27 September – Josh Wright and Guillaume Vandame (by AJ Dehany)

Week 38 – 21-27 September – Josh Wright and Guillaume Vandame It is not emptying your mind. The instructor explains to the class, Meditation has got nothing to do with blanking your mind. My favourite quote on yoga is “If you want your mind to go blank, get your best friend to give you a healthy […]

21 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 27 – July 6-12 – Karen Mirza – The Ectoplazm of Neoliberalism (by AJ Dehany)

Week 27 – July 6-12 – Karen Mirza – The Ectoplazm of Neoliberalism “This is yoga. Lots of smart people do it instead of going to church.” – Stewie Griffin Each Wednesday they announce the following week’s Fig-2 artist. Today they’ve announced that next week the ICA studio space is going to be given over to physical activities. Like […]

21 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 19 – 11-17 May – Ruth Beale (by AJ Dehany)

Week 19 – 11-17 May – Ruth Beale A fable inspired by Ruth Beale’s week at Fig-2 Young Penrose had reached his bottom. He was trying to write a book, but it wasn’t going well.  When he looked at the growing piles of notes he had amassed, he felt like crying, and he was crying now. […]

21 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 25 – Cecilia Bengolea, Celia Hempton and Prem Sahib (by AJ Dehany)

Part 4: The Part About Me, Me, Me Nell mezzo del cammin di nostra vita… This here is the twenty-fifth piece I’ve posted about a week at Fig-2, the curatorial ultramarathon that’s putting on a new art show at the ICA every single week for fifty weeks and which I am in my own special way documenting on wordpress, aiming to do […]

20 October 2015

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Mandy Payne awarded top prize in New Light Prize Exhibition 2015

New Light, a forward thinking charity that supports talented contemporary artists in the North of England, is delighted to announce that Broken Brutalismby Mandy Payne has been awarded the £10,000 Valeria Sykes Award at the New Light Prize Exhibition 2015.   A Sheffield-based artist, Mandy studied for a BA in Fine Art with the University […]

17 October 2015

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OPEN CALL FOR 10th ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE

An international jury will select 120 finalist artists for: 6 cash prizes of € 7.000 each major collective exhibition in the Arsenale of Venice 4 exhibitions in international Art Galleries 2 collaborations with Companies 7 Art Residencies 3 International Festivals the publication of the catalogue ALL THE INFORMATION IN OUR VIDEO >> www.artelagunaprize.com >> WHAT […]

11 October 2015

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Niamh O’Malley – Glasshouse

Bluecoat, Liverpool 10 Oct 2015 – 10 Jan 2016 Open daily 10am – 6pm. Free. Bluecoat is to host the first major show in a UK public gallery by Dublin-based artist Niamh O’Malley (1975). Born in County Mayo, Ireland, O’Malley has previously shown at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin; Centre Culturel Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and MoMA PS1, New York. In Glasshouse O’Malley shows recent […]

11 October 2015

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MBE dancer teams up with Ansuman Biswas for installation

Bisakha Sarker: Do not yet fold your wings The Bluecoat, Liverpool 17 Oct – 22 Nov 2015 Open daily 10am – 6pm. Free. (picture credit Simon Richardson) A dancer and choreographer who was recently awarded an MBE for services to dance has teamed up with visual artist Ansuman Biswas to create a movement-inspired video installation. Commissioned by Bluecoat, […]

29 September 2015

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Artists shortlisted for largest open prize dedicated to art from the Northern regions

New Light, a forward thinking charity that exists to support talented contemporary artists in the North of England, is delighted to announce the artists selected to exhibit their work in the New Light Prize Exhibition 2015, which this year will tour to a trio of high profile galleries across the country, opening at the Bowes […]

24 September 2015

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Cambridge Art Fair 2015 by Laura Bruni

    The art world fair might seem to be circumscribed to a couple of major big cities and especially in UK London-centric. Cambridge Art Fair, launched in 2013 by Craig Kerrecoe, represents a significant exception and it is quickly becoming an established part of the international art fairs calendar. Indeed, in only two editions […]

12 September 2015

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Stevens’ New Architectural Glass Artist of the Year 2016 Competition Launch

Competition Brief launched today 7 September 2015. The brief is for the design and creation of a memorial window to the crew of The Titanic. Full details  are available on the Glaziers’ Company website: http://www.worshipfulglaziers.com/?page_id=3147 Competition open to architectural glass and design students, or those with less than five years in practice. First prize £1000 […]

9 September 2015

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There are two types of people in the art world: artists and boring fuckers.

The boring fuckers have it in for us. They’re the ones who gleefully academicised art because they knew that real artists hate writing: essays, self-crits, artist’s statements, creative rationales, dissertations, speeches, press releases, blogs and begging letters. In the UK, in the 70s, the perfectly serviceable Dip AD was dumped in favour of a Bachelor […]

28 August 2015

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Fig-2 Week 30 – 27 July-2 August – Anna Barham (by AJ Dehany)

Week 30 – Anna Barham – 27 July-2 August Week 30 – 27 July-2 August – Anna Barham (by AJ Dehany) Don’t be evil. In 2007 Google (the well-known lunar landings provider who did the search engine thingy) introduced a free directory inquiry service in the US called GOOG-411. Your call was digitally parsed by the ‘robot […]

26 August 2015

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When investment tore the heart out of art.

Art was originally associated with magic. It had sacred purpose. Magic. It is claimed that Tan-Tan, like the later and more famous, Venus of Willendorf (now called the “Woman of Willendorf) were reputedly fertility symbols. It is more likely that they were talismans, not merely symbols Unlike an amulet, which is an object with inherent […]

20 August 2015

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Cosmic Collaboration: Australian Artist Duo DABS MYLA And Modernica Unveil Installation

New York: Last Monday, 13 June, Art at Viacom presented their latest installment New Cosmic, a collaboration between Australian artist duo DABS MYLA and LA based furniture manufacturer Modernica.  Decorating the Times Square lobby, DABS MYLA has created their own spiritual realm- a mix of Eastern philosophy, hippy counterculture, and pop art.  The installation incorporates […]

19 August 2015

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Playing with Space in Time: review of Textile Biennale Ryswick 2015

for immediate release:  A huge pile of discarded clothes has swallowed up the historic furniture in the study of Museum Rijswijk, where 19th-century poet Hendrick Tollens once worked.  Rijswijk Textile Biennale 2015       9 May – 27 September 2015 Museum Rijswijk Herenstraat 67 2282 BR Rijswijk The Netherlands “Museum Rijswijk is showing textile artworks by […]

14 August 2015

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Fig-2 Week 23 – 8-14 June – Eva Rothschild & Joe Moran (by AJ Dehany)

Week 23 – 8-14 June – Eva Rothschild & Joe Moran (by AJ Dehany) A fiction inspired by Eva Rothschild’s film “Boys and Sculpture” (2012) shown as part of Week 23 of fig-2 ONE All the way there the eleven boys sang and threw crisps at each other over the seats on the coach. The stuffing had […]

14 August 2015

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Fig-2 Week 29 – 20-26 July – POSTmatter (by AJ Dehany)

Week 29 – 20-26 July – POSTmatter (by AJ Dehany) Hello cruel wwworld. I have abandoned my physical form and its inky fingers and terrible headaches. I now inhabit a googledoc with fifty otheranonymous avatars, mostly the more anthropomorphised animals: Anonymous Beaver, Anonymous Fox, Anonymous Monkey and Anonymous Panda; and their exotic cousins Anonymous Axolotl, Anonymous […]

10 August 2015

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Antique barometers, Antique Clocks and Music Box Shop, Antique Furniture Restoration

John Cowderoy Antiques is an antique clock and music box shop that provides antique barometers, clock restoration, antique furniture restoration, glass display cabinets, antique music boxes/cabinet, longcase grandfather clocks, antique chest of drawers, antique style chairs, dining chairs with arms, royal doulton figurines, Royal Doulton china, small silver and crystal vases, antique dining tables, occasional […]

9 August 2015

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The Thinking Substance

by Stanislav Geissler We can say that is just a 1000 pieces of Broken Glass 1000 g of Plaster 500 g of Resin 500 g of Solder Lead Free 8 Meters of Lead 274 pieces of Cubic Zirconia 289 pieces of Colour Glass H 57 x W 38 x D 28 cm Put together in harmony. The person who will connect […]

3 August 2015

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Joe (Joseph) Stefanelli American Abstract Expressionist

Joe Stefanelli (born 1921) also known as Joseph J. Stefanelli belonged to the New York School Abstract Expressionist artists whose influence and artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized around the world. New York School Abstract Expressionism, represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and others became a leading art movement of […]

30 July 2015

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Graffiti: The unique art that speaks volumes

Are you looking for a unique and inexpensive way to add colour, style and an unexpected dash of excitement to your home? Graffiti isn’t just used for painting the streets in art, why not create some truly artistic in your home? Whether you like simple stencil-style patterns and words, or more elaborate Banksy style art, […]