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 […]

28 January 2010

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Tony Blair’s Most Controversial Photo Shock and Awe 2010

This is perhaps the most telling photo of Tony Blair ever presented on the net. Artist Richard Hamilton’s ‘Shock and Awe’ © 2010 sums up the sad demise of this once popular Prime Minister. Mr Blair will soon be appearing at the iraq inquiry. Please dig it and pass it on. Image of Tony Blair […]

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, […]

14 January 2010

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Report on London Art Fair Art Projects Photo50 2010

The London Art Fair opened last night with the sort of celebrity studded private view that defies all reports of an economic downturn. It once and for all proves that there is still plenty of money in London collector circles. This year’s London Art Fair may not have been the sort of feeding frenzy that […]

9 January 2010

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American Artist Kenneth Noland Dies Age 85

Kenneth Noland  1924-2010 Studied at Black Mountain College, North Carolina, 1946-48, and with Ossip Zadkins in Paris, 1948-49. Taught at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C., 1949-51, at the Catholic University, Washington, D.C., 1951-60, and at the Washington Workshop Center of the Arts, 1952-56. Served as Milton Avery Professor of the Arts, Bard College, […]

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 […]

1 January 2010

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Top 10 London Art exhibitions of 2009

ArtLyst’s Top 10 exhibitions of 2009 1)Anish Kapoor 2) Roger Hiorns 3). John Baldessari 4) The Museum of Everything 5) Gerhard Richter Portraits 6) Pete and Repeat 7) Pop Life: Art in a Material World 8) Gustav Metzger 9) Gerry Judah : BABYLON 10) Ryan McGinley Moonmilk   1. Anish Kapoor Sep 26-Dec 11, Royal […]

26 October 2009

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Gormley’s One & Other Comes To A Close

One & Other came to a close last week, after 100 days and nights. 2,400 people from the Shetland Islands to Penzance to take  part in 2,400 individual hours, which created a portrait of a nation of eccentrics and performers, exhibitionists and mediators, artists and campaigners. The world was riveted: there were over 7,500,000 hits […]

22 October 2009

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Frieze / Zoo / Pavilion Round Up

The Frieze Art Fair was established six years ago in London’s Regent’s Park and now ranks among the most important international art events in the calendar. The latest news on Frieze Art Fair in London can be found here.This year featured over 150 stands displaying new works by the likes of Anish Kapoor, Julian Opie […]

15 October 2009

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Top 100 ‘Most Influential People in the Art World’ 2009

Well, It’s that time of year again and the word is out from ArtReview magazine in its annual Power 100 list, which is released to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair in London.The list sees Damien Hirst plumet from number 1 to number 48 The top 10 includes Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota in third […]

1 October 2009

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Police Censor Richard Prince Photograph At Tate Modern

Tate  vs  Nanny State You really have to ask yourself, is this 1960? Just how far have we come as a nation when an internationally recognized artist such as Richard Prince is ‘voluntarily’ banned from one of our most revered institution’s walls. As for the Met, I put it down to a misguided agenda without […]

6 September 2009

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Abu Dhabi Overtakes Dubai

New Culture Capital Emerges Paul Carter Robinson explores Abu Dhabi is rapidly moving ahead of rival Dubai by initiating a far more interesting cultural development agenda. The program is intelligent, green and more importantly, in tune with metro-life circa 2010 and beyond. If you are trying to attract tourists with a certain level of sophistication […]

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 […]

25 August 2009

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Daily Telegraph ‘Outraged’ By Government Spending On Art

Details obtained through the freedom of information act has revealed that the government has spent £556,911 in the past 12 months on a selection of artworks for the Government Art Collection (GAC). These items are distributed to decorate various drab embassies and government offices dotted around the world .In a recent article titled “Government Art […]

23 August 2009

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Banksy Superstar Kate Moss

If Warhol were alive today he would have splashed Kate Moss all over the cover of Interview Magazine not to mention immortalize her in a series of paintings and limited edition prints. In terms of pop icons, Kate Moss is definitely the two dimensional successor to Marilyn Monroe. She clearly holds the title of, ‘most […]

7 August 2009

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Edinburgh Festival 2009: Exhibitions

Here are ArtLyst’s Edinburgh Festival visual arts highlights 2009   Nashashibi / Skaer Turner Prize Nominees 2009 (A must see) doggerfisher Open 6-9pm Festival Exhibition: Art Festival venue number 811 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh0131 558 7110www.doggerfisher.com   New Media Scotland – Open 6-8pm Festival Exhibition: Reveal/ResetArt Festival Venue number: 23Alex Hetherington This work, a multi-channel video […]

4 August 2009

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176 The Zabludowicz Collection: Best Kept Secret in Camden:

Carved out of yellow Oxford stone just north of the Stables market in Camden Lock or actually to be exact Chalk Farm is a neo classical former 19th century Methodist church now home to the fabulous 176 Gallery / The  Zabludowicz Collection. The collection was started over 15 years ago by Anita and Poju Zabludowicz. […]