• Jane Millican

      Friday, 11 February 2011 20:44

      Labor-intensive drawings fool the eye and fascinate. A slowly executed trompe l’oeil pencil drawing might at first appear to be a quickly executed, gestural painting. These images explore authenticity as material, and this theme is emphasized by the creation of landscapes such as described by J.G. Ballard. They are both banal and terrifying in their […]

    • Helen Smith

      Friday, 11 February 2011 20:18

      In 1995, I founded Waygood as a program of critical contemporary art presented in the context of an artists’ venue. For me this is defined as a studio, a gallery, and a meeting place for artists, art teachers, and writers. I am interested in the way artists develop ideas within a community, with which they […]

    • Gone with the Wind

      Friday, 11 February 2011 15:16

      The work East Wind and West Wind is inspired by the mirror and the light; both were first invented in the West. As the symbols of luxury and quality life, they are getting more and more popular, and can be easily spotted in the East. We selected soft and warm cashmere to wrap up the […]

    • Loss and Landscape

      Thursday, 10 February 2011 22:07

      In Iran, like in many other Eastern lands, the contemporary artist is dragged into two conventionally opposite directions. One direction tilts toward familiar footprints that lead to a buried but glorious past, a sense of nostalgia, fear and disgust with the mechanization and shallowness of the presently emerging culture. The other direction is an impulse […]

    • Cherished Flaws

      Thursday, 10 February 2011 15:43

      Reoccurring themes in my work are the texture and honesty of craft, as well as the exploration of distorting and transforming a reproduced image. Central to handmade craft objects is a reflection of the human hand and a process of mathematical, repetitive steps. Simple objects, such as baskets and woven fabrics, are not as loaded […]

    • A Streetcar Named Desire

      Thursday, 10 February 2011 15:18

      Only two decades ago, Paul Delvaux was painting from memory, having lost most of his sight. He would stand in his studio, looking like a fisherman in a sleeveless shirt, with a cigarette hanging from his lip, painting mermaids and daydreaming in the garden of his studio. Delvaux (1897-1994) was born to be a painter, […]

    • The Intermingling of Indian Ideas

      Wednesday, 9 February 2011 21:20

      Following the rapid economic, social, and cultural developments in India in recent years, the exhibition Indian Highway is a timely presentation of the pioneering work being made in India today, embracing art, architecture, film, literature, and dance. The culmination of extensive research over a lengthy period, Indian Highway serves as a snapshot of a vibrant […]

    • Prime Time for New Media

      Wednesday, 9 February 2011 20:27

      When it seemed that television was about to end, an end it supposedly met in the onslaught of interactive media and their splitting up of large, homogenous audiences through the proliferation of small, constantly connected screens, it may just emerge again. And so it does: a medium has been created in the white cube through […]

    • Bridging Lands With Pen

      Wednesday, 9 February 2011 15:33

      In the summer of 2009, inspired by a cultural exchange program with the Caucasus, I traveled by land from Zurich to Baku and back. My objective was to document the journey with pen on paper. Though the culture exchange eventually did fail, the experience was intoxicating for my pen and I. The drawings capture the […]

    • Kiribati Time

      Tuesday, 8 February 2011 16:51

      Zigzagging across the waters of the Pacific Ocean, the International Date Line (IDL) is the imaginary line on the earth that separates two consecutive calendar days and indicates the boundary line between “today” and “tomorrow.” Despite its name, the precise location of the IDL is not fixed by any international law, treaty, or agreement. Even […]

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