Browsing Category: contemporary installation

  • Danh Vo, Das Beste oder Nichts (2010)

    Where you might expect to find a detail such as ‘oil on canvas’, or ‘cast bronze’, or even ‘car engine’, Vo gives us the full scoop on his indecorous found object. A wall plaque opens the bonnet. Indeed. This contemporary sculpture is comprised of “The engine of the artist’s father Phung Vo’s Mercedes Benz.” Provenance is all: …

    October 26, 2014
  • Found Objects 09/04/12

    For no real reason, this week is a Bank Holiday special: It’s always good to hear what the animal world might have to tell us. Guardian chats with their spokesman Marcus Coates (via @LizzieHom.) Beverley Knowles writes up a pleasing memory feat and takes in art, human rights and, emo. Intrigued? 90% of guns seized …

    April 9, 2012
  • Susan Hiller, Witness, 2000

    Truth, it is sometimes argued, is an effect of discourse. And discourse in this case has given rise to a nebular, eerie-glowing alien life form. You cannot hear it, but it speaks many tongues. We realise almost at once this is a sound installation. Those are not tentacles and suckers but speakers hanging from the …

    February 7, 2011
  • Mike Nelson at Camden Arts Centre, 1998/2010

    Studio Apparatus for Camden Arts Centre – An Introductory Structure: Introduction; a lexicon of phenomenon and information association; futurobjectics (in three sections), mysterious island*, or Temporary Monument *See Introduction The full title of Mike Nelson’s work is so verbose there’s no room for anything else in that opening paragraph. It is, like the work itself, …

    January 22, 2011
  • Ben Washington, I Will Eat This Sleepy Town (installation detail), 2011

    For all the world you expect this image to move. It is a back lit screen with a casing as substantial as a cathode ray tube. We have come to expect computerised tablets to sing and dance, why not this? But no matter how long you watch, the piece is static. The TVs in the …

    January 13, 2011
  • Michał Budny, Untitled (2010)

    Two or three millimetres are all that separate the showpiece in Michał Budny’s exhibition from the most workmanlike and mundane results of a bank holiday weekend’s DIY. Invited by the SLG to show in their Matsudaira Wing, the Polish artist has done what any new arrival to this domestic space might have thought to do. …

    November 25, 2010
  • 10 years of art/history in the Turbine Hall

    As Tate Modern blew out ten candles on its birthday cake this year, there was reason to think it has been lucky. The Bankside gallery has lived through a decade of turbulence in the wider world. This century has been filled with war, terror and recession, not the best conditions for an infant. But if …

    August 30, 2010
  • Antony Gormley/Tomoko Takahashi/Alice Neel/Ed Pien/Jorge Santos/Simon Yuill

    Recent reviews and previews written for Culture24. Check ’em out: Review: Antony Gormley – Critical Mass, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea Review: Tomoko Takahashi – Introspective Retrospective, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea Review: Alice Neel – Painted Truths, Whitechapel Gallery, London Preview: Ed Pien – Memento, New Art Exchange, Nottingham Preview: Jorge Santos – the …

    August 21, 2010