• The Catcher of Shadows

      Friday, 18 February 2011 22:47

      There is much about shadows in both Chinese and Western painting history. Western art started with artists drawing shadows of themselves. In ancient China, there were cave paintings of Buddha. They emphasized shadows more than bodies. It all had a connection to nature and the spirit. Back in time, our ancestors enjoyed traveling through mountains […]

    • Communal Silhouettes

      Friday, 18 February 2011 22:18

      Works in Xiao Yu’s exhibition Turn Around are not attached to any particular social context and knowledge. In these works, Xiao is obviously evading any textual meaning, which is often an unavoidable part in many works of Chinese contemporary art. In an unexpected way, the artist successfully appropriated the rich oriental quality of bamboo as […]

    • Made Anew

      Friday, 18 February 2011 17:15

      Man&Eve recently opened its new exhibition venue with The Borrowed Loop, a group exhibition featuring work by Iain Andrews, Karin Brunnermeier, Filippo Caramazza, Bouke de Vries, Ori Gersht, Henrietta Simson, Esther Teichmann, and Michael Whittle. The exhibition takes its title from Nicholas Bourriaud’s 2002 book Postproduction, in which the modern-day artist’s use of appropriation is […]

    • Coming into Focus

      Friday, 18 February 2011 16:29

      Launched in 2008, the Prix Pictet is a prize that highlights artistic achievements in photography and sustainability.We aim to let the works speak unimpeded by curatorial ornament or intervention. At the heart of the Prix Pictet lies the idea that photography of the highest quality can communicate messages of critical importance to the future of […]

    • Virginia Bodman

      Friday, 18 February 2011 15:14

      Virginia Bodman’s paintings and drawings investigate, and give form and presence to ideas about the nature of memory, absence, and exile. Her current work centers on notions of remembrance and celebrates the durability and communicativeness of “things.” She uses a rich mix of visual material drawn from heraldry, nature, 19th-century paintings, and arcane domestic paraphernalia. […]

    • Sharon Wilson

      Thursday, 17 February 2011 15:11

      Sharon Wilson is trained as a painter, but has since developed her career as a multimedia artist and curator who uses video, found objects, digital imagery, drawings, and sound. Interested in the media as a divisive tool for shaping public motivations, as well as looking at the edifices of architecture, of which social control is […]

    • Natalie Frost

      Wednesday, 16 February 2011 15:27

      Natalie Frost works broadly in the medium of print, producing pieces in Braille, laser-cut vinyl, neon, and screen print. Materials and visual content are sourced from familiar mass published/printed items such as public information documents, branding, currency, and wallpaper. Looking increasingly at text and the boundaries of what we define and recognize as language, her […]

    • Michele Allen

      Tuesday, 15 February 2011 20:39

      This work is drawn from a larger series, Designated Sites of Tranquility, which explores the idea of tranquility and mapping, and responds to research carried out by geographers at the University of Northumbria (UNN). The researchers conducted a social survey that looked at what people think makes the countryside tranquil. This information was then analyzed […]

    • Mug Shots

      Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:44

      “I’m not with the victims, but with those making amends,” says Raphaël Dallaporta. The photographer has set up his camera where it happened. He has tried to go beyond the suffering of individual fates, his only certainty being his documentary conviction. Dallaporta doesn’t photograph what’s happening. He doesn’t cover the event; he’s not the news […]

    • Falling Through the Cracks

      Tuesday, 15 February 2011 16:19

      The work, Tremors, a large-scale floor installation simulating cracked earth, is based on a photograph of a dried mud flat, splintered by desiccation cracks. The floor piece is made of MDF boards that were scraped and chiseled. One of my associations to this piece is Walter De Maria’s Earth Room (1977, New York) but, unlike […]

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