13 January 2018

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Arabella Dorman Unveils New Installation At St James Church Piccadilly

St James Piccadilly is one of the best loved churches in London. It is the perfect pairing for a new installation by the artist Arabella Dorman.

15 September 2017

Unveiled – The Oscar Wilde Temple by David McDermott and Peter McGough NYC

Twenty years in the planning, the Oscar Wilde Temple gloriously debuted in New York City’s Church of the Village. The artist duo David McDermott and Peter McGough have transformed the Russell Chapel into an opulent Victorian fantasy that replicates the sensual Aesthetic Movement championed by Wilde.

18 March 2017

Rachel Whiteread Village Installation Given Permanent Home At V&A MOC

Rachel Whiteread’s celebrated artwork Place (Village) (2006-2008) will go on permanent display at the V&A Museum of Childhood

27 May 2016

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Ana Genoves: Creates Site Specific Transformation Installation At MOCA London

The Spanish/English artist Ana Genovés (born Madrid, 1969) has created a site-specific installation in a response to the architecture and social site that is the MOCA Project Space. The work is visually ambiguous and could be mistaken for very odd gym furniture for activity centres. It sits on the gallery floor like a fitted carpet […]

8 January 2016

Paul Black Reviews Abraham Cruzvillegas And Susan Philipsz’ Tate Installations

Artlyst has taken the Tate Boat, braving the Thames on a rainy January day to visit both Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries, for a rare joint review of both museum’s primary installations. We began with Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and Abraham Cruzvillegas’ large installation ‘Empty Lot’. The sculpture consists of two […]

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 […]

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 […]

12 September 2015

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Pedro Reyes’ Ambitious Installation Opens At Turner Contemporary

This autumn Turner Contemporary presents the second installation in its Sunley Gallery as part of The Year of Mexico 2015 with Pedro Reyes’ Disarm (Mechanised), 2012. Disarm (Mechanized) is an ambitious installation, comprising of 8 mechanical musical instruments, resulting from Pedro Reyes’ international project in which illegal firearms were used to fabricate musical instruments. This […]

1 August 2015

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New Contemporary Installation Commissioned For V&A’s Europe 1600-1815 Galleries

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has announced that its Europe 1600–1815 galleries will open on 9 December following a £12.5 million restoration, with £4.75 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project was delayed due to a “complicated build”, according to a museum spokesman. The new display of over 1,100 artefacts, from the […]

28 July 2015

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Fig-2 Week 28 – 13-19 July – Patrick Coyle & Francesco Pedraglio (by AJ Dehany)

Week 28 – 13-19 July – Patrick Coyle & Francesco Pedraglio (by AJ Dehany) Fig-2 is famous for its collaborations. The project itself is a direct collaboration with each week’s artist where the artist and curators work closely to craft a seven-day show. Several of the weeks have also featured two or more featured artists in collaboration, and […]

28 July 2015

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Fig2 Week 21 – 25-31 May – The Rot of the Stars (by AJ Dehany)

Week 21 – 25-31 May – The Rot of the Stars (by AJ Dehany) “Rot of the stars” is one name given to ‘star jelly’ – the gelatinous substance found on grass and branches that folklore records as having been deposited by meteor showers or shooting stars or formed from the inedible bits of frogs and toads. […]

4 June 2015

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Fig2 – Week 17 – 27 April-3 May – Charlotte Moth – The Story of a Different Thought (by AJ Dehany)

Week 17 – Charlotte Moth – 27 April-3 May – The Story of a Different Thought Fig2 – Week 17 – 27 April-3 May – Charlotte Moth – The Story of a Different Thought (by AJ Dehany) When Max Ernst was six years old his beloved pink cockatoo Hornebom died on the same day that his […]

22 May 2015

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Fig2 Week 16 – 20-26 April – Jacopo Miliani (by AJ Dehany)

Each morning during Jacopo Miliani’s week at fig-2 he rearranged the presentation of the light blue fabric rolls suspended from the skylights, and added another bunch of flowers. The idea was to create “a choreographic score as exhibition.” A choreographic score is a set of instructions for dancers. How can an exhibition, a presentation of ‘things’, function as […]

22 May 2015

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Fig-2 Week 14 – 6-12 April – Suzanne Treister – HEXEN 2.0 (by AJ Dehany)

Have you ever wondered what the connection is between Diogenes of Sinope, Anarcho-Primitivism, the Unabomber, and Science Fiction? Suzanne Treister’s HEXEN 2.0 is a compendious project that brings together technology, philosophy, politics and literature to discover dystopic and utopic futures for humanity. There are five vast charts that visually map connections along the following themes: Historical Diagrams/From […]

22 May 2015

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Fig-2 Week 12 – Tom McCarthy – 23-29 March – Satin Island (by AJ Dehany)

Present: Tom McCarthy (author, installation artist), Fatoş Üstek (curator, mathematician), Clémentine Deliss (curator, researcher), Alfie Spencer (Flamingo Group Head of Semiotics), Mark Blacklock (author) Apologies: Claude Levi-Strauss (anthropologist), Levi Strauss (businessman), Bronisław Malinowski (anthropologist), Guy Debord (situationist), Paul Rabinow (anthropologist of “the contemporary”), Alain Badiou (thinker), Roland Barthes (semiotician), Jacques Derrida (deconstructionist), Douglas B. Holt (author on […]

22 May 2015

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Fig-2 – Week 11 – Beth Collar – 16-22 March (by AJ Dehany)

It follows me around like a fog, or I move through it like a ghost. Neither one thing nor another, everywhere and nowhere, I’m never sure what I’m supposed to be. Liminality in general usage is variously employed to mean ‘between two things’, kind of both and neither. The state between caterpillar and butterfly; the periods […]

13 March 2015

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Fig-2 Week 8 – Edmund Cook – 23 February-1 March – ‘Enumerators’ (by AJ Dehany)

Week 8 – Edmund Cook – 23 February-1 March – ‘Enumerators’ “The Lumière Brothers were a hundred and twenty years ago! Come on lads, step up..” My companion was not impressed. For Week 8 of fig-2 we’d watched Edmund Cook record a live soundtrack to his short film ‘Enumerators’ in which there is a fictional technology to record people’s thoughts in public space, […]

13 March 2015

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Fig-2 Week 5 – Rebecca Birch – February 2-9 – Lichen Hunting on the West Coast (2015) (by AJ Dehany)

In the Hebrides, lichen was used for dyeing tweed. Reindeer moss, old man’s beard, grew scarlet-tipped in heathland. Yellow Candles and Coral Crust grew among the heather.  To full the cloth and remove the oil, before ammonia came to be used the tweed was soaked in piss.  To shrink the tweed, men in Nova Scotia, and women in the Hebrides, rhythmically […]

24 February 2015

Dominic Hawgood: Under The Influence – TJ Boulting – Immersed In The Consumer Reliquary

TJ Boulting presents ‘Under The Influence’, the first solo show by artist Dominic Hawgood, recent winner of the British Journal of Photography’s International series award. Hawgood is a recent graduate of The Royal College of Art, and features in this year’s Catlin Guide, a yearly book that presents a collection of recent graduate and postgraduate […]

19 December 2014

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Street Artist JR’s Installation Saves Immigrants In Dramatic Sea Rescue

An art installation by French street artist JR has been involved in the sea rescue of African migrants, the Wall Street Journal reported. When the street artist launched a 1,200-foot container ship this summer bearing an enormous photograph, little did he realise that the crew would end up saving refugees at sea. JR pasted a […]

21 October 2014

Steve McQueen At Thomas Dane – With Clarity And Heartbreak

The Thomas Dane Gallery presents a poignant and heartbreaking film by acclaimed artist and film-maker Steve McQueen. ‘Ashes’ is a two-part exhibition; the darkened gallery at 3 Duke Street, is filled with McQueen’s short film; the on-screen image of a young black man sitting on the prow of a small boat, basking in the glory […]

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 […]

20 November 2013

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LAST DAYS TO ENTER THE 8. ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE

Final deadline midnight of Tuesday, November 26th Only a few days are left to the final deadline to enter the eight edition of the international contest enabling artists to exhibit their works in one of the most prestigious art venues in the world: the Arsenal of Venice. Choose your section among painting, sculpture and installation, […]

8 December 2012

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Stanza Explores The Body As Emergent Properties Of The Environment

The multimedia artist Stanza has been commissioned and unveiled new artwork  made for the Open Data Institute (ODI) , an independent organisation led by  Gavin Starks , and founded by Professors  Sir Tim Berners-Lee  and  Nigel Shadbolt .  The work  is part  of “Data as Culture”…..and  embraces more open (addressable, structured, accountable, continuous) data. “As […]

12 October 2011

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“Praeterita” Interview on Artist-Writer-Artist: Dianne Bowen with Artist/Writer Philip Hartigan

Artist Philip Hartigan talks about art, interviews other artists, and more on his blog Praeterita. http://philiphartiganpraeterita.blogspot.com/ Artist-Writer-Artist: Dianne Bowen www.diannebowen.com “Deep Sound”, oil, pigment stick, pigments, wax pencils on canvas Accompanying poem: pacing downtown loft, bare window views, burial ground reconstruction, listening for signs, her own music she pins to the wall, catalogs blood lines, […]

25 July 2011

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social art project

“FREEDOM”My project was meant to eradicate a social problem –of neglecting the girl child. Through the platform of sowing seeds, I presented a slide show and site-specific work of famous women personalities to the villagers and propagated the social message of educating and encouraging the girl child, promoting her wellbeing and all rounded development. My […]

2 June 2011

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Ecos de la Selva

Ecos de la Selva       (Forest Echo)   Colombia is a country of contrasts: its geographical features encompass the Amazon rainforest, the Andes and the Caribbean coast. Much of my work as a sculptor derives from organic forms and the visual parallels and resonances I uncover between them and human concerns and relationships. An interest in […]

26 August 2010

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GASPARE MANOS REPRESENTS ITALY AT OPEN 13 – INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURES AND INSTALLATIONS IN VENICE, AFTER EMILIO VEDOVA AND SANDRO CHIA.

             GASPARE MANOS REPRESENTS ITALY AT OPEN 13 – INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURES AND INSTALLATIONS AFTER EMILIO VEDOVA AND SANDRO CHIA. L’ARTISTA  GASPARE MANOS PARTECIPA A OPEN 13 – ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE DI SCULTURE ED INSTALLAZIONI VENEZIA 2010 . L’OPERA DEL MANOS ESPOSTA  HOTEL EXCELSIOR,  VENEZIA DAL 1 SETTEMBRE 2010. Per […]

26 July 2010

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Open Spaces Open Places 2008

Open Spaces Open Places is a professional arts organisation working in Northamptonand the county. It commissions contemporary artists to make new work and offers people the chance to see and experiencecontemporary art outside the traditionalgallery space.   More on Open Spaces Open Places