Browsing Category: conceptual

  • Turner Prize Exhibition 2009 at Tate Britain

    Published on Culture 24 Turner Prize 2009 Exhibition, Tate Britain, until January 3 2010 Turner Prize art rarely speaks for itself. A deformed lump of cream-coloured plastic is fixed to the wall. It is an exhibit by candidate Roger Hiorns. “What do you see?” a mother enquires. “I see a man on horseback.” “I see …

    October 19, 2009
  • Stephen Cornford interview

    Published on Art & Music The dense reverb is always there. Artist Stephen Cornford has to speak up to be heard. In the room are eight customized turntables on plinths with speakers. None are switched on, but all are plugged in. And that is enough to make the air throb in Brighton’s tiny Permanent Gallery. …

    October 18, 2009
  • Artists Anonymous at Riflemaker

    Published on Culture 24 Artists Anonymous – Lucifer Over London, Riflemaker, London, until November 21 2009 David was apparently hewn from a 27-stone block of marble after which Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel single-handed. Would he not, by the end of it, have looked something like Arnold Schwarzenegger? The question is asked on camera by …

    October 6, 2009
  • Made in Brighton at Ink_D

    Published on Culture 24 Exhibition: Made in Brighton, Ink_D Gallery, Brighton, until October 4 2009 For a small gallery, this is a big group show. Seventeen artists have been squeezed onto the wall of Ink_D in the North Laine. All are Brighton based and much of the work is Brighton inspired. So just how much …

    October 2, 2009
  • Hannah Rickards at the Whitechapel Gallery

    Published on Culture 24 MaxMara Art Prize for Women: Hannah Rickards, Whitechapel Gallery, London, until September 23 2009 If Hannah Rickards’ latest work tells us one thing, then personal accounts are not to be trusted. So perhaps don’t believe all you’re about to read. It centres on a phenomenon which takes place on Lake Michigan, …

    September 26, 2009
  • Beyond These Walls – South London Gallery

    Published on Culture 24 Beyond These Walls, South London Gallery, until September 20 2009 Beyond These Walls opened on July 24, three weeks after a fire killed six people in a neighbouring tower block. It was a grim coincidence: this is a show about the gallery’s local context, and the disaster has highlighted the contrast …

    August 24, 2009
  • Gilbert and George at White Cube

    Published on Culture 24 Jack Freak Pictures, Gilbert and George, White Cube, London, until August 22 2009 Two years ago Gilbert and George were accorded the ultimate mark of respect from the art establishment in Britain. The highlights from their lifetime’s work were put on display in the most extensive retrospective show ever to be …

    July 30, 2009
  • Fabric of War at Phoenix

    Published on Culture 24 Fabric of War, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, until August 16 2009 Ex-serviceman Mike Blake has ripped up several US flags, shredded a handful of dollar bills and even gone so far as to cut up and pulp his military uniform. The reconstituted garments now form the canvas for his anti-war picture Vortex. …

    July 30, 2009
  • Mens Suits by Charles LeDray

    Published on Culture 24 Mens Suits by Charles LeDray, The Fire Station, London, until September 20 2009 First, note the missing apostrophe from the title of this show, in which attention to detail is everything. It’s an intentional flaw which reads like a warning to expect something from the lower end of fashion. The typo …

    July 24, 2009
  • Cold Corners by Eva Rothschild

    Published on Culture 24 Cold Corners by Eva Rothschild, Duveens’ Commission, Tate Britain, London, until November 29 2009 Sometimes less space can be more. Tate Britain’s Duveens Galleries aren’t quite as large as the Turbine Hall just down the river at Tate Modern, but the neo-classical surroundings offer quite different possibilities. When commissioned to fill …

    July 24, 2009