Photo50 at London Art Fair

Posted January 11th by in Art, Culture, Photography

Found photograph by Julie Cockburn

London Art Fair presents Photo50, its  annual showcase of contemporary photography at the  Business Design Centre, Islington, from 18–22 January 2012. With the title The New Alchemists: contemporary  photographers transcending the print, curator Sue Steward  has selected 50 works by contemporary artists whose practice sees them adorn, transform, subvert or deface the  photographic print. They are: Veronica Bailey, David Birkin, Aliki Braine, Julie Cockburn, Melinda Gibson, Noemie Goudal, Joy Gregory, Walter Hugo, Lesley Parkinson, Jorma Puranen, Esther Teichmann and Michael Wolf.  This exhibition focuses on new techniques and approaches to re-presenting the photographic image and how artists are involving other media. Whether reclaiming traditional techniques, exploiting digital developments or employing other forms of craft and media, the work presented in Photo50 challenges our assumptions about what a photograph is, or can be. London Art Fair is on view at the Design Center in Islington, London, January 18 to January 22, 



Posted January 10th by in Art

Y Gallery presents an exhibition of Norma Markley’s recent work—neon, silkscreen prints, and sewn drawings—inspired by the rhythm and language from literary sources and images from a film to explore the notions of sex, on the one hand, and the concept of answering questions with a yes or no, on the other hand. Yes, No is on view until February 5 2012.



Posted January 10th by in Art, Film, Sex

A fashion film by Carrie and Carl entitled Film 02 about Twincest or twins who are in a physical incestuous relationship.


Funeral Songs

Posted January 9th by in Art, Culture

What song do you want played at your funeral? Daniel Mudie Cunningham has been asking that question of artists and art workers since 2007. Hundreds of people answered it in all manner of ways that ranged from the profound to the playful. The idea for Funeral Songs is based in personal experience. Weeks before the artist’s brother unexpectedly died in 2001, he’d mentioned what song should be played at his funeral. Amid the grief, the song choice was forgotten. Now recalled several years on, the song features in the Cunningham’s jukebox archive of music you can live or die to. Funeral Songs will be on view at the MONA (Museum of Old New Art) in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia,from January 13 to February 13, 2011 – the exhibition will also be a part of the annual MONA FOMA event (curated by Brian Ritchie, bass player for the Violent Femmes) which includes performances, art, and the like.


Jacque Katmor is Wishing You a Good Death

Posted January 6th by in Art, Culture, Film

Sex, eroticism and Judaism – Israeli artist Jacque Katmor, who is all but forgotten today, is the subject of a retrospective of sorts at the Nachum Gutman Museum of Art in Tel Aviv starting January 13. Katmor, who died in 2001, will undoubtably be an artist posthumously appreciated for his genius.  Somewhat of a Kenneth Anger of the Israeli unground cinema movement in the 1960s, Katmor was a leader of the artist collective Third Eye. Erotically charged, drug induced, and psychedelic, Katmor’s art and films dealt with not only a rapidly changing zeitgeist, but also Jewish identity and Kabbalistic mysticism. “Jacque Katmor is Wishing You a Good Death” is on view at the Nachum Gutman Museum of Art from January 13 to May 19, Shimon Rokach st 21, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv.


Gif My Soul Away

Posted January 6th by in Art, Photography

A series, called Gif My Heart Away, created by Arvida Bystrom for The Ardorous, a series of individual and collaborative projects between a collective of female creative professionals.


The Crown of Love

Posted January 5th by in Art, Film

Film still by Adarsha Benjamin


Marina Abramović: An Artist’s Life Manifesto

Posted January 5th by in Art, Culture

On Saturday, November 12, renowned performance artist Marina Abramović brought her manifesto to Grand Avenue, as the artistic director of MOCA’s 2011 gala, An Artist’s Life Manifesto. Abramović arrived with 85 performers to serve as human centerpieces on dinner tables and enough white lab coats, her prescribed gala-tent attire, to outfit the 750 guests who attended.


Dream Cowboy

Posted January 5th by in Art

Painting by Annabel Graham 


Hell Raisers

Posted January 3rd by in Art, Culture

Recent drawings on prison stationary by artist Wes Lang who will be presenting new works in an upcoming show in Zurich, entitled Hell Raisers, opening January 9 at Galerie Lang & Pult. The show, curated by Olivier Mosset, also includes artists Vincent Szarek, Steven Parrino, Drew Heitzler and Jeffrey Schad.  He





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