2 April 2010

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Alex Pearl, Impressions of Antarctica by Coline Milliard

  When I dream about eating: as I bite into the apple, donut, whatever, there is always nothing there. I’ve always wanted to make art like that. Alex Pearl     It’s official: Alex Pearl did not travel to the Antarctic. His application not to go was accepted by the British Antarctic Survey in June […]

1 April 2010

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Simple Systems, Complex behaviours – Sound Sculptures and Installations by Zimoun

“The sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun are graceful, mechanized works of playful poetry, their structural simplicity opens like an industrial bloom to reveal a complex and intricate series of relationships, an ongoing interplay between the «artificial» and the «organic». He is interested in the artistic research of simple and elegant systems to generate and […]

21 March 2010

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Tools : Stuff : Art

Tools     :     Stuff   :     Art   ‘Before starting work I walk around it several times accompanied by myself. ‘       Between 1890 and 1898 Erik Satie lived at  6 rue Cortot :  “in a wardrobe.”  Satie was a collector . . . .  After his death his wardrobe was found  to contain […]

17 March 2010

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Save Old Art Gallery Leamington Spa from the developers

10 Downing Street e- Petition   CAW dedicate the needs of disadvantaged, excluded groups in our community, people coping with learning disabilities and mental health problems.  There is no heating. As a listed building there is a duty of care by the owner to carry out maintainance? Let’s not lose these two buildings to developers […]

10 March 2010

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Press Release for ‘Liminal’ an exhibition by Katayoun Dowlatshahi

  Press Release / 25th January 2010 SPACE University of Portsmouth Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth   One of only a handful of artists worldwide who employ a process called ‘Carbon Photography’ will be exhibiting her work at the University of Portsmouth next week. ‘Liminal’ is a contemporary art exhibition by Iranian-born artist Katayoun […]

24 February 2010

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Henry Moore Tate Britain

   What was it about Moore?   Over the past fifty years there have been several British exhibitions dedicated to Henry Moore the Artist and his work. In the late seventies there were as many as 40 exhibitions taking place around the world at any given time, a testament to his popularity. This new exhibition […]

24 February 2010

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For Expatriates in China, Creative Lives of Plenty

For Expatriates in China, Creative Lives of Plenty by Dan Levin. NY Times arts page, Sunday, 10th January 2010 THERE was a chill in the morning air in 2005 when dozens of artists from China, Europe and North America emerged from their red-brick studios here to find the police blocking the gates to Suojiacun, their […]

22 February 2010

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SUSAN OLMETTI ABSTRACT ARTIST PRESENTS BROTHER’S AND SISTER’S AND BUBBLES

SUSAN OLMETTI ABSTRACT ARTIST PRESENTS BROTHER’S AND SISTER’S AND BUBBLES Olmetti’s upcoming three abstract art exhibits will highlight:“The Outdoor Girls” Dedicated to My Falling Angels “And Definitions of theCohesive Force of Life and Sexuality” Dedicated to My Knight In ShiningArmor,Tyrone Noonan, My Rock Star. The Third series titled “Gusts OfReality” Dedicated to My Father Joseph […]

22 February 2010

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On The Crocodile Trail, In Edinburgh…

{page:Section1;} –>   Bristol based Artist, Heather Tweed will again be giving residents and visitors to Edinburgh the chance to search for and keep a series of small artworks that will be hidden around the City Centre.   The new installation art piece was inspired by a visit to a school in Cairo whilst working […]

15 February 2010

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Direct stone carving

“To begin with, I have no specific target and I do no sketching. Out of limestone rock, I hew a sculpture, a unique one.”Direct stone carving means spontaneity, freedom and evolution.Carving reveals the curves of the shapes already contained in the raw material. It’s an interpretation, made visible, of the geological energy in the stone […]

15 February 2010

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Polychrome sculptures by Pascal françois

Pascal François meets artist Hermann Amann in Avignon. Hermann Amann was the founder of the « Nouvelle Pigmentation » movement. In 2001, they decided to open the « Atelier de la Barthelasse », located in an old distillery on Île de la Barthelasse, across from Avignon. It proved to be a favorable place for a series of five polychrome […]

9 February 2010

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Vicky Richardson talks to artist Danny Rolph about his love of architecture and his instalation for Blueprint’s new office in the city of london.

A reader of Blueprint, artist Danny Rolph has created an instalation for the magazine’s new headquarters off Fleet Street. The painting, Asquith,forms part of the Twinwall series, which are all named after British Prime Ministers, and is influenced by Rolph’s love of architecture. With a layered network of lines, three-dimentional forms and collaged images and […]

9 February 2010

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About an abstract from a larger hole

There is a quality about Danny Rolph’s images that could be described as protozoan. That association at first seems surprising because the proliferation of acute angles, jagged coloured shafts and polychromatic zigzags like speed streaks into the supposed interiors of these works at first suggests other parallels entirely: the purposeful world of the constructed, mechanical […]

5 February 2010

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Trinidad – Creative new beginnings for Chris Ofili – Tate Britains Retrospective Exhibition

Trinidad – Creative new beginning for Chris Ofili – Tate Britain’s Retrospective Exhibition.         Still in his early 40’s Chris Ofili has presented a very powerful retrospective exhibition at Tate Britain this month, and currently on exhibition until May 16th 2010. He demonstrates his ability to communicate in a highly original visionary way, using his […]

3 February 2010

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Libidinal Erasures (The Good/Bad Girl)

Kirsty Buchanan’s practice negotiates a shifting miasma between a performative drawing space which explores both erotic longing and the embarrassment associated with this exploration. In a libidinal act of abandon she throws herself into the act of drawing sexual encounters (both remembered and imagined) as if throwing herself into the arms of a new lover […]

1 February 2010

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The Empire Strikes Back- Saatchi & Saatchi’s Contemporary Art from India

The Empire Strikes Back – Saatchi & Saatchi’s exhibition of Contemporary Art from India and Pakistan   The Exhibition is a display of Social and political comment and includes issues of Poverty, war, environment and religion. A thematic approach to immigration slums and poverty. The exhibition is a collection of work that Charles Saatchi has […]

30 January 2010

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Organic Form Impressions

Trying to understand the phenomenon of an Organic Form in the Built Environment, I have made a series of paintings which would fall into the category of architectural impressions. The following notes reflect my thoughts on this subject. The aesthetic quality of an organic form is directly determined by its inherent metaphor and appeals both […]

29 January 2010

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Simulacrum Journal October 2009 Privé ; for your eyes only

A glimpse beyond the interstice- separating the public and private domain Donna Wolf   One often wonders, where the public domain stops and the private domain begins. Throughout history, the line of demarcation between public and private space has captured the fascination of artists.Today it continues to serve as an inspiration for contemporary artists, each […]

28 January 2010

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Balancing Familes in Stone

Balancing Familes in Stone A Conversation with Boaz Vaadia A sculptor who grew up on a farm, Boaz Vaadia is inspired by the nature around him. Vaadia says of his work, “I work with nature as an equal partner. The strongest thing I address is that primal connection of man to earth. It’s in the […]

27 January 2010

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Alexander::Beck

Kate Beck :: Art Notes Visual Art blog about contemporary fine art http://katebeckstudio.blogspot.com/    

27 January 2010

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Istanbul Europen City of Culture 2010

European City of Capital Culture Istanbul 2010   One Port for two Continents – We will always have Paris? Written by Juliette Goddard MARCA As an artist to land in Istanbul for the arrival of the opening of the New Year 2010 and Celebrate the European city of capital culture 2010 with the moon the […]

27 January 2010

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The people’s landscape–Steven Baris and Kim Beck at Pentimenti

http://fallonandrosof.blogspot.com/2008/11/peoples-landscape-steven-baris-and-kim.html Tuesday, November 11, 2008 New work from Steven Baris, a perennially interesting artist, is also up at Pentimenti. In his pair of exhibits, Baris has gotten experimental and looser. In the small Project Room, Baris’ Ruse of Transparency series explores the force fields exerted by massive urban buildings, which he expresses via building shapes […]

24 January 2010

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Contemporary Art by Carlos Rezende: Holly Armishaw (in English translation)

no reflex all that structures me, those arms, these legs, these extended hips, hair, eyes, horizontal arteries, veins, all these skins, these atmosphere between us… What you see in me its you. thats us, united in this indissoluble amalgam. Behind these glass surfaces, I protect myself of his air, of his mental confusion, of his […]

24 January 2010

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The Absinthe Drinkers – by Mark Mushet for VR Magazine

“Once upon a time , portraits of boho absinthe drinkers were common, with the most famous by Desgas and Picasso.Now that BC liquor stores stock the notorious intoxicant, Holly Armishaw has contemporized the medium and the setting. As part of her ongoing La Femme Tragique photo project, which consists of “romanticized psychological autobiographical self-portraits,” she […]

24 January 2010

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Les Mondes Frax 4-D

According to French art critic, Jean-Francois Lyotard, in his essay “What is Post-Modernism?” he writes, “It must be clear that it is our business not to supply reality, but to invent allusions to the conceivable, which cannot be presented.” Lyotard’s statement refers to all fine art mediums, and is certainly applicable to photography. With the […]

24 January 2010

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Holly Armishaw – Silencieux

“Silencieux” (see album) This body of work is the result of an inner dialogue that “re-presents” astruggle between many influencing factors. The most pressing is thedichotomy between mind and body-that cursed dualistic thinking that hasso deeply separated humanity from dealing directly with the world. Therelentless persistence of this dichotomy is where a schism rupturesbetween the authentic […]

24 January 2010

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Richard Haden: A look at Holly Armishaw

“Silencieux” (see album) This body of work is the result of an inner dialogue that “re-presents” astruggle between many influencing factors. The most pressing is thedichotomy between mind and body-that cursed dualistic thinking that hasso deeply separated humanity from dealing directly with the world. Therelentless persistence of this dichotomy is where a schism rupturesbetween the authentic […]

24 January 2010

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Arte Contemporanea by Carlos Rezende “Monologue para Holly Armishaw” (in Portuguese)

Tudo o que me estrutura,esses braços, essas pernas, essas ancas alongadas, cabelos, olhos, artérias horizontais, veias, todas essas peles, essa atmosfera entre nós.O que você vê em mim sou você. Somos nós, unidos nesse amálgama indissolúvel.Por trás dessas superfícies de vidro, me protejo dos seus ares, da sua confusão mental, dos seus absurdos, dos seus […]

24 January 2010

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Mark Houghton by Chris Brown

  One of the perennial criticisms levelled at the white cube gallery is its dissociative relationship with the ‘real world’. By minimizing any unnecessary detail, removing distractions and presenting a blank environment, the gallery isolates the artwork from the very source it came from. While this often gives the viewer a purer appreciation of works, […]

7 January 2010

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Kathy Acker Memorial Page

This page is dedicated to the memory of the late great Kathy Acker. We have left this page open for anyone wanting  to write comments or add original poetry .Please feel free to join and become a part of this quest to keep Kathy alive.  (Add your comments/poetry  below) Caged Lovebird Set Free ( Poem For […]

5 January 2010

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Centre for Experimental Art and Communication Toronto 1973-1980

The Centre for Experimental Art and Communication (CEAC) was founded in Toronto in 1975 by Amerigo Marras, Bruce Eves and Ron Gillespie, as an avant-garde artists collective. The Centre acted as a studio, resource centre, museum, gallery and performance space for the collective. It also acted as the host for visiting acts and artists in […]

4 September 2009

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Canvas Art – The Accessibility

Art is far more accessible to buy and view right now. Even famous works of art are being loaned out to local galleries so a wider audience can see them. There is less stuffiness regarding art. Artwork can now be ordered more readily in bespoke commissions or particular colours and themes can be stipulated. A […]