Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Art and Social Change: Over the last decade and more, many artists have been concerned about a broad array of social issues. Commitment to social commentary and criticism through artworks is viewed as a move beyond the art-for-art's-sake limitations of liberal modernism: the artist as social isolate. But is this move toward the social really all that substantial? I think it depends upon how we come to view the role of the artist. My commitment has long been that the concerns and exhibition of social art be connected in some way to organized efforts towards the same ends; art that intends to challenge the social world has its best chance in tandem with social/political organizations and their allies.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Angus Fairhurst (1966-2008) was one of the most influential members of the group of artists associated with London’s Goldsmiths College in the late 1980s. Fairhurst participated in the seminal exhibition, Freeze, in 1988, which introduced the world to a generation who became known as the Young British Artists, setting the tone for contemporary art in the UK over the next two decades. The retrospective at Westfälischer Kunstverein is the first major exhibition of his work in Germany.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
June 10th - September 5th 2011
The sculptures of Leonor Antunes (Lisbon, 1972) have a tendency to build their own meaning, without documentary or metaphorical allusions. In the formal, physical dimension of the sculpture, her work is about the measurement and codification of time-space and about how such codification, rather than being phenomenological, is something that depends on cultural and ideological references. The sculpture appears as a work of art, but also as a tool for interpreting the contingent nature of reality.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Ancient & Modern presents ‘Evening’s Tears, Morning’s Dew’, an exhibition of photographic works by Ketuta Alexi- Meskhishvili, Claude Cahun, Raphael Danke, Luke Gottelier, Andrew Mania, Rudolf Polanszky and Miroslav Tichy.
These artists, spanning three generations, all display an interest or investment in the notion of ‘image-making as performance’ as an active and deliberate practice in both surreptitious and overt ways.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
through 29 July 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Then Open 12 till 6pm 10th-12th June There will be a discussion of the work on Sunday 12th June at 4pm. All are welcome.
"Some women cheered at the mention of foremothers, others booed the word "men". It was rather confusing. As Betsey pulled herself up to put her person behind her words, a little silver chain swung out from her neck. It held a double-headed axe, symbol of matriarchy. It had been Minnie's present to Ingrid who, finding it a little warlike, had passed it on to Betsey with the words "to my dear old battle-axe". Dorrie saw it and was sure Betsey had another lover. So that was why she was always tied up on Sundays.
- Get your act together, sisters, snarled Blanche from her wheelchair. We are not here to have our picture taken.
- We will mobile the girls' schools, Betsey declared.
- They look quite mobile already, said Dorrie, gazing at the figures bobbing up and down on the waves.
- And the convents and the ante-natal clinics...
- Wherever women together produce contempt in men...
- Women's prisons and girls' homes, laundromats and supermarkets, changing rooms and ante-natal clinics...
" Excerpt from "Relatively Norma" by Anna Livia. Onlywomen Press, 1984
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
through 27th of August 2011
Sasnal's pared-down imagery and idiosyncratic handing of paint (dripped, impasto or even applied with his fingers) establish a vital interplay between subject-matter and form, figurative image and painted surface. Notions of framing are also central to his work: figures and objects are often interrupted and elided, emphasising of the inevitable selectivity of the camera lens. Certain works veer towards abstraction, employing a near-monochrome palette or reducing forms to diagrammatic elements. Other paintings appear studiedly mundane, focusing on seemingly random subjects such as a bottle of Sab Simplex (a digestive remedy for babies) sitting on top of a laptop.