Tag: contemporary

Painting Now : Tate Britain

“The state of painting now” is a tired topic. The premise – that painting has lost its lure because of new media, which in their very newness enable their users to conquer new territory in the...

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Burton Morris : Poptastic

When I paint a coffee cup it is because it represents the coffee shop culture as a whole. Something that is very much a part of my daily life....

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Bring to Light/Supersonic

The inaugural Bring To Light event presented by Supersonic Festival shall commence this weekend (25-27 October) at the recently launched, new Library of Birmingham. ...

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Gromit Unleashed (RWA, Bristol)

The Gromit trail acted as an excuse to explore the diverse areas of Bristol. It encouraged us to walk round the city, disguising exercise as fun entertainment. ...

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Martin Bedard : Topographies

Anyone seeking innovative and forward-thinking electronic music need look no further; the energy and imagination displayed in this collection puts many younger producers to shame...

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Amazon ’s Newest Venture: Selling Art

This grouping together of 100 odd fine art galleries selling expensive artwork through one of the world’s largest corporations creates a very different experience for the buyer....

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Polar Bear London Gig

On October 4 Polar Bear will play a headline show at Bishopsgate Institute, their only London date of 2013. The band will be performing entirely new material....

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Erased Tapes Anniversary Boxset

Erased Tapes celebrate five years with a stylish boxset of 7 inch vinyl....

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Luca Forcucci : Fog Horns

a hissing, radioactive sea full of semi-conductors and digital junk...

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In Defence of Art

They would then stalk, with a suitably knowing sneer creasing their upper lips, around the space and direct small troops of eager attendants to move paintings a little to the left or a little to the...

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Metal Machine(gun) Music : DISARM

DISARM, currently showing at the Lisson Gallery in London features playable musical instruments created from illegal firearms and artworks of sci-fi sonic weapons...

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Miranda Donovan : Walls [Review]

The viewer comes away seduced - seduced by surface, seduced by tactility and seduced by craftsmanship – and all there was to be seen were walls....

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Hanging Offence : Jester Jacques

Not being able to have a physical gallery space has been challenging. But it in a way it is good, as it forces us to always look for projects that we wouldn’t otherwise and some pretty cool...

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Counterpoint : Reich Bach at Ya!

The truth of music in 2013 is that we don't really need a masterpiece right now. We need a higher grade of ordinary....

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Hanging Offence : James Hyman Gallery

Controversy assumes that what artists are producing really matters. Otherwise, all it is is marketing or publicity....

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Matthew Houlding: Ceri Hand Gallery

Leaving the cold of snow-strewn January for one evening, to view far flung landscapes imbued with warm yellows, enhanced with rich sea blues and framed with complex shapes was a nice diversion....

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Claudio Parentela

The rigidity of conventional responses to sexual imagery takes a beating in Parentela's collages - their brutal exposition of the flawed humanity beneath and beyond the adland exterior is made...

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Hanging Offence: Degree Art

Certain elements of the Art World feel the need to exclude others by making them feel unworthy of enjoying it. Great art will never require smoke and mirrors to achieve its deserved attention....

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Hanging Offence: Debut Contemporary

Opportunities are immense, they are global and with a little bit more planning and strategizing, a bit more knowledge, information and know-how when it comes down to how to navigate the art system,...

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Ultraista: Cable Club [live]

Trouble is, I’d rather see RADIOHEAD instead. And I don’t even like Radiohead....

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Hanging Offence: Breese Little

We work on the premise that the gallery should always operate with increasing momentum, growing in step with the careers and aims of the artists we work with...

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Vhils: Devoid

Regardless of any predisposition against doors, Vhils latest exhibition is deep, rich and amazingly crafted. ...

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Leviathan: Matadero Theatre, Madrid

without the progression of a story, or identification with a protagonist, the sequence of juxtaposed imagery and sound can alienate an audience and reduce the performance to circus turns...

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Singapore’s Affordable Art

I’ve been slowly unraveling the mazes of subtle complexities in the art world here, and one of the first events to land on Singaporean soil as I did was the Affordable Art Fair....

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Lazarides: A Street Art Empire

“You either close up a shop and cry behind closed doors for the next five years or you have a go and see what you can do next.” Steve Lazarides refuses to be daunted by economic crisis....

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Tate Modern: William Klein/Daido Moriyama

I am obviously a little biased toward William Klein and there are those who will no doubt love the Moriyama section of this exhibition; it is after all an impressive and diverse display of...

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Hanging Offence: Wapping Project Bankside

It is not an annex of The Wapping Project, it is a separate entity informed by all of the wild things I have done over the years at The Wapping Project....

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Various Artists: Stellate 3 (Stroboscopic Artefacts)

The Stellate series can be recommended not just as a collectors' wet dream or a dealers' safe bet but as an experimental series producing consistently interesting music that might not otherwise have...

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Cedric de Smedt: Illustrator

Cédric De Smedt illustrates torment and despair without flinching....

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Mitra Tabrizian: Another Country

Characters and places that seem to be taken from a parallel universe; an alien world full of familiar objects and people. Only, those people seem strangely detached and isolated, frozen in artificial...

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