Posts tagged Art
A Review of Walter de Maria: Idea to Action to Object at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London

An intriguing insight into the workings behind the subliminal sculptures of late artist Walter de Maria, Gagosian’s new exhibition ‘Idea to Action to Object’ presents over forty works on paper and several related sculptures, which are on view for the first time.

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A Review of Victor Vasarely: Sharing Forms at Centre Pompidou, Paris

Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely embodies much of Paris and its architecture at golden hour; the shapes, abstraction and energy. Sharing Forms is the first major retrospective devoted to Victor Vasarely. In true Parisian style, this elegantly curated exhibition continued to allure and deceive with its colourful inversions of the avant-garde.

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A Review of Petra Cortright: Pale Coil Cold Angel at Nahmad Projects, London

American artist Petra Cortright is sailing the wind of technology - her's is art of the post-internet age. She creates work, which explores society’s relationship with technology as approached from an artistic starting point. Pale Coil Cold Angel at Nahmad Projects delves deeper into the idea of creating work via new technologies.

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A Review of True Colours at Newport Street Gallery, London

Emerging artists Boo Saville, Helen Beard and Sadie Laska have adorned the infinite white walls of Newport Street Gallery with their playful, but progressive explorations of colour. And what an impact these evocative paintings make. Upon entering the gallery, you are met by force with a provocative series of Helen Beard’s paintings.

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A Review of Rose Wylie: Lolita's House at David Zwirner, London

Rose Wylie is everywhere! Represented by blue-chip gallery David Zwirner, the 83-year-old painter continues to receive awards and embark on museum shows met with critical acclaim. Alongside female artists like Phyllida Barlow representing Britain at the last Venice Biennale at the age of 73, or Lubaina Himid's historic Turner Prize win last year, Wylie's moment in the spotlight is long overdue. 

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A Review of Rio Azul by Beatriz Milhazes at White Cube Bermondsey, London

A sun-drenched Sunday afternoon in Bermondsey was the perfect setting to see White Cube’s new show, a large-scale exhibition of works by prominent Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. Entering the stark white space, I felt almost as if I had been transported away to the exotic climes of Brazil - as if when I exited the glass doors I would step out onto the Copacabana. 

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A Review of Slippage at The Post_Institute, Brixton, London

The corpus of postmodern abstraction and contemporary gambits on show demonstrated a clear hypothesis: the increasingly discursive fabric of painting in the expanded field. Drawing from this open legacy is the inaugural show of The Post_Institute, Slippage: Performative Utterances in Painting, an exhibition of five artists which similarly educes the hermeneutics of painting and its increasingly heterogeneous vernacular.

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A Review of Eddie Peake at South Gallery White Cube Bermondsey, London

Once an exhibition cautions against nudity it feels more like a promise than a warning, but now that we are more difficult to shock, it seems that nudity needs a sense of purpose or joviality. Said warning appears upon entry to the South Gallery of White Cube Bermondsey and in light of Eddie Peake’s previous installations like Touch 2012, I imagined I would be in luck.

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A Review of Adventitious Encounters by Open Space Contemporary at Whiteleys, London

Walking into Whiteleys Shopping Centre, I was surprised by the setting of the Adventitious Encounters, an exhibition put on by the contemporary art platform Open Space Contemporary, which is based between London and Istanbul. However, I was eager to see it after a glance through the press release

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An Interview with Richie Culver at his Studio in Kensal Rise, London

British artist Richie Culver and I first met at his Bayswater studio, with the gentle thud of techno music reminding me that he’d recently returned from a tough couple of years in Berlin. A few years later, we're still in West London, but at his Kensal Rise space alongside Tim Noble and Sue Webster. I was met at the door by a soft-spoken Yorkshireman with arms decorated with the names of past lovers and dead friends.

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A Review of Margherita Stein: Rebel With a Cause at Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, New York.

So wrote Germano Celant in 1967 in his post-exhibition manifesto, Arte Povera: Notes for a Guerilla War.  Celant, now the Artistic Director of the Fondazione Prada in (Milan), linked the Italian neo-avant-gardes conceptually, rather than with or to any formal or stylistic bases.  Celant saw the artists common desire to destroy "the dichotomy between art and life" with process-oriented practices.

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A Review of Irina Korina at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

We've all visited the leading art spaces in Paris, London and New York for our fix of contemporary art; yet not many have travelled as far as Moscow. But now, with the forward-thinking Garage, our attention is turning to see what the Russian capital has to offer. With five exhibitions, a renowned magazine, cutting-edge book shop, and open-air cinema, Garage has evolved into a creative hub like no other. 

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An Interview with the American Photographer Chase Hall in the East Village, Manhattan

Raised in California, the multifaceted photographer and painter Chase Hall now lives in the East Village, New York. Before moving to Manhattan to be surrounded by fellow artists, he worked in LA as an assistant on fashion shoots and did some commercial photography. Known for his work’s optimism and carefree aesthetic, Chase is all about the process, and believes we ought to see more of the effort behind even the most spontaneous works of art. 

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The 'Closer to the Veg' Exhibition at the Fitzroy Park Allotments, London

The ordered chaos of the Fitzroy Park Allotments on the edge of Hampstead Heath has lately been invaded. It has been besieged by a series of installations and site-specific artworks in an exhibition entitled Closer To The Veg, so that it's now overrun with the likes of ring-necked parakeets. So different is this exhibition curated by Olga Mackenzie and Sasha Galitzine that it's drawn many curious Londoners to see work by 16 artists. 

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An Interview with Visual Artist Scarlett Bowman at her Studio in Fulham, West London

Scarlett and I met at her studio in Fulham, London and she showed me her recent works, walking me through her process and the unexpected materials she uses as a mixed-media artist. With her work exhibited at the Sunny Side Up! show at Rook & Raven Gallery as well as Polymer at Fold Gallery this summer - following the Hyperion show during Frieze New York - it’s a big year for the young artist. She was even shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016

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The Vogue 100: A Century of Style Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London

When I think of Vogue, I simultaneously think of glamour, beauty, haute couture and a world of unaffordable luxury that I will never be a part of. As I turn page after page of the latest edition, sipping my almond milk latte in a Parisian café in the septième I am, however, momentarily convinced that I am indeed a part of this world. 

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A Review of the Performing for the Camera Exhibition at Tate Modern, London

Photography has been in use since the 19th-century as a means of documenting ephemeral forms of artistic expression that would otherwise be lost forever. The Tate Modern’s new major photographic exhibition Performing for the Camera shows how two separate mediums can be inextricably linked to one another. It includes an array of artists such as Yves Klein, Robert Mapplethore and Jeff Koons and brings together 500 images from the last 150 years which show how both mediums...

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A Review of A Bigger Splash, Directed by Luca Guadagnino

As its name suggests, water is a recurring motif in Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash and it floods into the film in many guises. Refugees emerge from the sea; a rock pool makes a quiet oasis on a hike; a carafe of water is gulped down one hungover morning. Characters interact by splashing each other playfully, larking around in a lake or vying to swim the most lengths. Tilda Swinton plays a recovering rock...

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