I won this today on eBay...
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Thursday, 20 January 2011
I went to see the newly opened Gabriel Orozco exhibition at Tate Modern today, a newly opened show surveying the Mexican artist's two decades of work in sculpture, painting and photography. These two photos stuck with me in terms of their capturing of a space in between places, something of a major concern in my own work at the moment.
(Top: An Island Within an Island
Bottom: From One Roof to Another)
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Some point soon I'm hoping to make a trip to Southend-on-Sea to visit the Focal Point Gallery. Founded in 2009 with support from the Art Council, it's one of numerous similarly funded galleries that are popping up around the country that is putting on relevant, exciting exhibitions, bringing contemporary art to an audience outside of London in a genuinely positive way. Their current show Anti-Photography features a number of big names, from Walead Beshty to Wolfgang Tillmans and Ed Ruscha, reflecting on the nature of the photographic image. Along with the likes of Nottingham Contemporary, who hosted the recent British Art Show 7 and an exhibition of David Hockney's work, and the forthcoming Hepworth gallery in Wakefield, a mix of good architecture and a programme of compelling exhibitions are coming together to prove that perhaps the arts can thrive in spite of the cuts.
Monday, 17 January 2011
The Atlas Group is a really interesting archival project worth checking out. Founded by Walid Raad, it is a fictional collective devoted to researching and documenting the contemporary history of Lebanon. These images form part of a series by the group to document buildings of architectural, political, technological or national significance in Beirut.