• Trading Places

      Tuesday, 21 December 2010 15:28

      Location is often influential to art scenes. Often young artists’ early work especially demonstrates this, with the artists responding to what immediately confronts them. The issue of location is at the roots of the group show, Underground on BROADWAY, at Broadway Gallery NYC in New York’s SoHo this past summer, with both artists and curator […]

    • Turkish Traits

      Monday, 20 December 2010 15:25

      The greater Near- and Middle East region has historically been at the vanguard of cultural activity in world civilization. Led by Iran and Turkey, this geographic expanse has long been considered a bastion of art and creativity. More recently, despite the most challenging of socio-political circumstances, we have witnessed a remarkable artistic and cultural revival, […]

    • Metaphysical Associations

      Friday, 17 December 2010 15:01

      My experience of living abroad marked a difference if compared with other artists in China. In their early works, these artists chose videography as a way to document performances; these actions were imbued with conceptual meanings, and the particular social environment in China at that time didn’t allow them to perform freely in front of […]

    • Alice & Joe Woodhouse

      Thursday, 16 December 2010 15:14

      Our collaboration began, and has continued, as a process of giving each other “open” artworks for the other sibling to continue until it reaches what we feel to be a concluded state. The work is made often without conferring, with both of us preferring to discuss the work at either end of its creation. Once […]

    • The Bee’s Omen

      Wednesday, 15 December 2010 15:15

      When I saw that Einstein had said, “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination … no more men,” I began researching Colony Collapse Disorder, a recent worldwide phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive or […]

    • Eyeing Korea

      Tuesday, 14 December 2010 15:06

      I curated Korean Eye: Moon Generation in 2009. The exhibition attracted over 250,000 visitors during its four months at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The driving force behind this initiative was Korean Eye co-founders, collectors David and Serenella Ciclitira, who wanted to create a platform on which contemporary artists from Korea could show their work […]

    • Glancing Sideways

      Monday, 13 December 2010 15:03

      Serkan Özkaya, a conceptual artist based in Istanbul, has been showing since the age of 18. He is a provocateur, a utopianist, a kind of merry prankster in the tradition of Duchamp and the Dadaists, shuttling between the hyperbolic, the deadpan, and the serious, as he explores and expands the meaning of history, creativity and […]

    • Behind Closed Doors

      Friday, 10 December 2010 16:13

      “Estranged” refers to someone or something that was formerly close and no longer is. With a broad and holistic understanding of sexuality and sex, and after years of honest and stark introspection and reflection upon existence and society begins Estranged Sex: a work about a sexuality that is both strange and estranged, natural and alienated. […]

    • Bromance

      Thursday, 9 December 2010 15:30

      The Welded Book (felt, resin, glue, clay, welded bolts, and hand-carved and hand-printed text) is the result of the brotherly collaboration between conceptual/visual artist Dumitru Gorzo, and poet Ilies Gorzo. The duo hand-made the work in its entirety, potently combining minimalism and romanticism. There are two stories that unfold. The first alludes to the accessibility of the content or text; the second investigates the idea of possession of an […]

    • Inner Nature

      Wednesday, 8 December 2010 21:30

      Self Expression. This is ostensibly the aim of all artists, and certainly the most common euphemism employed to describe abstract artwork. For Kandinsky, in his classic text, Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1911), self-expression and the aim of art was a spiritual endeavor, one that led the artist on a journey into his/her interior wellspring of mystical […]

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