6 February 2015

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What is fig-2?

https://fig2loyaltycard.wordpress.com/2015/01/ In 2000, curator Mark Francis created fig-1. The idea was to present “a series of exhibitions and events in a small space in the centre of the city, each lasting a week. Not accountable to any institution or to commercial pressures. Free of sales, storage, shipping, dinners, mailings, not for profit, no bureaucracy or […]

31 January 2015

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Alchemical Art

‘The Aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.’ Aristotle – Greek Philosopher (384 – 322 BC) Our ability to imagine is a valuable gift and one to be acknowledged for its vital role in our evolution. By imagining we can think about the inner workings of […]

26 January 2015

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Launch of Gitoon – A New Service for Art Creators & Curators

Do you love art, but find it difficult to find good artworks online? Are you an artist looking for a platform that doesn’t require prohibitive gallery fees? Gitoon – a new service launching on the 28th of January – aims to bridge the gap between the traditional gallery and the wealth of artists and works […]

18 January 2015

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One choice left…From Consciousness to Conscience, post Charlie H…

 In response top the recent events of Wednesday 31st of December 2014 “where 10 journalists and two policemen were killed after gunmen opened fire on the Paris office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo” preceding another event. Published: January 08, 2015 “The shooting is believed to have been carried out in retaliation to the […]

16 January 2015

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Fragments of May by Maria Pia Fanigliulo, A cinematic Adaptation of a story “Planet Trillaphon as it stands in relation to the Bad Thing” by David Foster Wallace

  Something waits in the back of our mind, a moment where all rules snap and bridges rupture. Most of us keep this disaster at bay. We keep our body the right way up, and life goes on. But May has left the planet. We listen to her monotonous voice recounting, ana-chronologically, the events that […]

30 December 2014

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Arrrgghhh! I’ve just deleted my work.

Ah well, I threw all my work off New Cross bridge in 1972. Or was it ’73? And no-one noticed then either. Or so I thought. It turns out that one of my flatmates went down onto the railway tracks and “rescued” one painting. It was one of the few portraits I’ve ever done. The […]

29 December 2014

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Artsper arrives in London

The French Website Artsper just opened an office in London. The specificity of Artsper is to promote works from notable galleries on a simple and unique platform. We create an easily navigable channel between art galleries and anybody interested in art. The website opened 18 months ago in France and French media has been abuzz over the project […]

21 December 2014

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About the ‘Real’ in ‘Portraiture’ Rembrandt van Rijn and the observer

  “Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, knew from the outset, with a sublime compromise, how to fuse the entirety of their personality with the flesh of their subject sitting before them, how to animate it with their passion while it resembled others, to glorify their dreams or their sadness. This, I cannot do, I want to be […]

18 December 2014

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GET NAKED ART INVITE SELLS OUT IN DAYS

Cheeky art gallery show offering viewers the chance to view exhibition in the nude proves a big hit.    The show is called FORBIDDEN so what better way for Shoreditch-based Guerilla Galleries to explore the theme by breaking the taboo of public nudity and inviting people to see the show completely naked. A gallery spokesperson […]

1 December 2014

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OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS: Collaborative Art Exhibition: Forbidden

Guerilla Galleries London invites artists to submit work for an exhibition entitled ‘FORBIDDEN’ to take place on the 6 – 8th January 2015 at The Daniel Libeskind Space in Islington. The show asks that audiences reconsider the accepted societal notion of FORBIDDEN, and its relation to self-censorship in regards to what is seen, said and […]

14 November 2014

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9. ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 4TH

The deadline for entries has been extended to Thursday, December 4th by mail or directly on-lineatartelagunaprize.com >>> Contest sections: painting, sculpture and installations, photographic art, video art and performance, virtual art, land art. Collective Exhibition of 120 finalist works: March 2015 – Arsenale of Venice and Telecom Italia Future Centre International Juryview all the jurors>>> […]

14 November 2014

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Dear artists, we’re the lucky ones.

From an early age we are encouraged to believe in fantasy figures such as Spiderman, Thomas the Tank Engine, the BFG and Father Christmas. We dress up and pretend to be everything from doctors to superheroes. We have imaginary friends. Imaginary guns. Imaginary powers. And then, at the age of five, we go to real […]

11 November 2014

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Rembrandt the Radical

Alison Black, www.artseer.wordpress.com Rembrandt did not invent the selfie: according to the OED, the image must be a photograph.  But if the self portrait is an early version of this twenty-first century trend, Rembrandt may well be one of its forefathers.  Although artists have been painting themselves for hundreds of years, not many did so as […]

31 October 2014

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Modern Panic III Curated by James Elphick of Guerrilla Zoo

Among many mobile sites of morbid origins, a crowd immersed itself in conversation, oblivious to the zoophical signs, the portrayals of decay and morosity, the vampiric outpourings, the dismembered cadavers, the distorted genitalia, the subtle torture instruments, the inquisitional glimpses. This was a plethora of Victorian oddities, the same objects we will find in the […]

31 October 2014

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Chloé Meunier, The African and Caribbean Community in London.

When Chloé  Meunier speaks of photography, it is almost from a metaphysical perspective. Her cognitive trajectory is based on intuitive perception, but she leads us towards an understanding intimately linked to her deep love of language, a language rooted in emotion and empathy, a language as a root, rather than a system. She speaks of […]

31 October 2014

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My Polar Disorder by Irreverent Sideshows A stage performance created and directed by Anna Frisch Performed by Laura Bradshaw, music written and performed by Chris Teckkam and Toby Jenkins

This should be allowed, this is not entertainment for kids, this is close to scandalous, this is innocence with a twist and a kick in the eye, this is tongue in cheek, this is not Disneyland, this is real, this is raw, this is satyr and polemic, this is not a euphemism, this is not […]

29 October 2014

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IVERNIZZI JOINS GUERILLA ART TROOP

29 OCT 2014 – Irma Ivernizzi has joined Guerilla Galleries as an art consultant with the responsibility of developing and implementing its new commercial and domestic sales strategy. She joins the east London based art concern from the Dubai-based Gallery One where she held a similar role. Irma will also champion the gallery’s OUR ART […]

16 October 2014

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What Makes Canvas Prints Look Better?

An individual who is a follower of poster art and adores bigger flaunts of photos, it’s most expected that he or she have begin to consider about canvas prints. Many artists aren’t pleased about canvas prints, as these prints offer fine-looking artistic work much economical than a painting. In today’s world, canvas printing work is […]

15 October 2014

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The 2014 TURNIP PRIZE

See Michelle Obama presenting the 2014 TURNIP PRIZE – for what? For seriously crap art. Tell ’em lady. Check it out: https://vine.co/v/OqJKZVQami9

13 October 2014

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ANTI-FREEZE

ANTI-FREEZE London 2014, is a riposte to BIG-MONEY ART with its globular galleries, big-name boring artists showing the same old crap, stage-managed by hordes of snooty assistants and self-important curators and bank-rolled by culture-craving bankers. The artists participating in ANTI-FREEZE London 2014 include Marcel Duchimp with his latest work entitled, A DAWKINSIAN PINPRICK IN THE […]

9 October 2014

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Frieze Projects Announced for London 2014 Art Fair

Frieze Projects at Frieze London 2014 will bring together seven new commissions, realised both at the fair and in a number of offsite locations around the city. Curated by Nicola Lees, Frieze Projects is the programme of artist commissions that takes place annually at Frieze London, and this year has a focus on artists whose […]

9 October 2014

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Frieze Masters 2014

Frieze Masters is a unique art fair which presents a contemporary perspective on historical art. The fair features leading galleries showcasing art made before the year 2000, ranging from the ancient era and old masters to the late 20th century. See Participating Galleries exhibitor list below. This year’s highlights include: THOMAS DANE GALLERY Thomas Dane […]

7 October 2014

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Live Art for London Cocktail Week at Canvas Bar

Canvas Bar is « Cocktail and Art », presenting a new concept in the hospitality and entertainment industry : mixing made-to-measure cocktails elaborated by infamous mixologist Jumbles St. Pierre and art, giving local artists the opportunity to exhibit, display and present their art to a crowd of enthusiasts.  Situated in the heart of Shoreditch, Canvas Bar provides a […]

7 October 2014

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David Benjamin Sherry Infuses Futuristic Vision With Edgy Romanticism

Using traditional photographic processes, David Benjamin Sherry infuses his futuristic vision with an edgy romanticism. His darkroom replicates digital manipulations; color saturated landscapes are as voluptuous as the rainbow hued nudes posed against obsidian backgrounds. A gelatin silver printed nude – “The Center of the Vortex” –is an abstraction of tangled limbs framed upon an […]

4 October 2014

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Poor old Turner…

Poor old Turner. When he died in 1851, he bequeathed over 300 paintings and 30,000 sketches to the nation, with the proviso that they should all be housed in one special building. Thanks to his family and other vested interests, his wishes were totally ignored and the collection, which is worth at least £1bn, was […]

4 October 2014

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Art, business and the ideology of the cancer cell.

The primary aim of the cancer cell is growth; growth at all costs, even if it kills its host. The aim of most quoted businesses is now growth; year on year growth. Shareholders insist on it. Stasis is failure. The aim of collecting art is now growth in prices and profit. In terms of styles […]

27 September 2014

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5 Tips for the amateur Sculptor

There are many different types of clay that are used in sculpting, each type has specific properties and can vary greatly in terms of handling and finish. Oil-based clay appears unrefined and is difficult to work intricate details, but it is known to remain soft and can be reworked, which makes it the perfect clay […]

22 September 2014

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Real-Time Turner

Late Turner – Painting Set Free, Tate Britain by artseer.wordpress.com Turner did not take much of a retirement.  In 1851, the year he died, he missed the annual exhibitions; but the previous year, aged seventy-five, there he was at the Royal Academy, with four large oils to display.  During the final fifteen years of the […]

19 September 2014

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The sad story of Citizen Koons

Many art collectors and critics claim that they don’t understand Jeff Koons. However, it’s simple. Like the sad character, Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane, you have to go back to his childhood to understand the man and his “art.” He was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955. His father, Henry, was a furniture dealer […]

18 September 2014

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Nina Canell at the Camden Art centre, 17 January 2014 – 30 March 2014

Nina Canell , review Supported by Cathy Wills, Embassy of Sweden in London and The Henry Moore Foundation. The exhibition is developed in collaboration with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. A presentation of the exhibition will follow at BALTIC, 18 April – 20 July 2014.Near Here “comprises a new series of works which will respond […]

18 September 2014

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La Belleza Fa, Mona lisa Festival In Florence, June 2014

Within the walls of San Leopoldine, an old monastery in Florence, objects and events await discovery. In a way, this waiting is a discovery in itself. It causes a new question to arise, mostly internalised. Self questioning. The voices of Gattarossa and the Magma Collective mingle  rise and fall. Works are scattered gracefully in a vast […]

12 September 2014

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BORING

Muriel Belcher, owner of the bohemian Colony Room Club, a favourite haunt of: Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, Dylan Thomas, Christopher Isherwood, Henri Cartier-Bresson and many other creative luminaries, would only allow membership to certain people. All races, sexes, sexual orientations, ages and classes were welcome, but there was one crucial criterion for membership. In Muriel’s […]