• Embracing the Short-Lived

      Tuesday, 15 February 2011 16:03

      A 24-carat-gold leaf wall painting, a 40-meter-high design on a tower block, and a 5,000-word film script handwritten directly on the gallery walls are brought together in the South London Gallery’s exhibition, Nothing is Forever. Celebrating the completion of the South London Gallery’s £2-million building project, this ambitious group show puts on display wall paintings, […]

    • Millionaires in Hangzhou

      Tuesday, 15 February 2011 15:39

      Spring Outing is a group project carried out by 12 young artists based in Hangzhou, China. They are: Deng Ji-Yun, Gu Xian-Ye, Hao Xing, Hong Wei, Jin Ya-Nan, Li Wen-Qiang, Lu Yi, Wang Ke-Wei, Xu Shi-Jun, Zhang Wei, Zhang Yi-Shen, and Zhou Ming. The idea for the project came from a game called Big Millionaire. […]

    • Michael Mulvihill

      Tuesday, 15 February 2011 15:23

      My drawings are usually made in graphite on paper. They are based on photographs that are either taken of places I am visiting or found, which are worked and reworked through successive rubbing out. The successive rubbing out creates a surface that gives the impression that the world is in a process of dissolving. The […]

    • Man Ray: Unconcerned, But Not Indifferent

      Monday, 14 February 2011 20:59

      “Yes” was Marcel Duchamp’s reply at every point scored in the tennis match he and Man Ray played the first time they met in 1915. They played without racquets, nets, or a ball, and neither one spoke the other’s language. It was in the countryside of New Jersey at an artist colony where Man Ray […]

    • Karen Davies

      Monday, 14 February 2011 20:14

      In recent years Karen Davies, though trained as a sculptor, has increasingly devoted herself to printmaking and drawing that have formed an equally vital part of her practice. Bringing three-dimensionality from sculpture, Davies’ recent etchings exploit the ability of the medium to uncover yet also conceal. Rendered in a medium that has been used since […]

    • Jack Mooney

      Monday, 14 February 2011 19:39

      My sculptural works and installations are comprised of numerous small-scale, handmade objects. In the case of my ongoing project, Inventory, the bombardment of data currently numbers over 1,500 individual elements. Presented en masse to the viewer, these apparently random images are drawn from a wide range of sources, including mythology, religious iconography, historical occurrence, popular […]

    • Inner Nature

      Monday, 14 February 2011 16:56

      I value only those artists, who really are artists, that is, who consciously or unconsciously, in an entirely original form, embody the expression of the inner life; who work only for this end and cannot work otherwise. —Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art. Self Expression. This is ostensibly the aim of all artists, and certainly […]

    • Jigsawed Memories

      Monday, 14 February 2011 16:35

      Fundamentally, it’s a child’s memory, of no consequence, explored through the powerful operatic emotion of cinematic epics and the painting of Caravaggio. We have explored in other works removing the line between heightened painting and heightened cinema, and this work is a further step in that journey.—Baz Luhrmann and Vincent Fantauzzo. Film director Baz Luhrmann […]

    • Coming Full Circle

      Monday, 14 February 2011 16:19

      In her seminal text, Representing Women, Linda Nochlin, the celebrated feminist art historian of the 1970s, writes, “women’s bodies have always served as allegorized objects of desire, of hatred, of elevation, of abasement … .” Historically women art subjects have been sexualized, objectified, and reduced to naked flesh that passively awaits sexual domination. While for […]

    • Distracted by the Gaze

      Monday, 14 February 2011 15:50

      For artist David Kastner, content is more important than technique. The Florida-based multimedia artist aims to move beyond the merely technical to get at an understanding of how the materials he engages with actually work, exploiting their properties to get at what he is most interested in: meaning, ideas, and concepts. Ultimately, Kastner says, “Throughout […]

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