Browsing Category: curating

  • Ambrosine Allen @ DOLPH Projects

    One (the?) aim of art writing is to interpret with words. But the imagery of so much art is so strong, that verbal language can only play an ernest second fiddle, happy just to be at the gig. (Works of literature isolate themselves on shelves and in libraries. Aware they fail to represent the visible world, …

    March 13, 2016
  • Ruth Angel Edwards, Trace Programme (2016)

    Skate parks are paradoxical places: social enterprises often supported by local councils which still manage to attract, engage and win over even the most disaffected kids on two to four wheels. Contemporary art can be this way. Projects with an ‘edge’ can still attract funding. You might even say that funders like a soupçon of youthful …

    February 18, 2016
  • Jeremy Deller, The Uses of Literacy (1997)

    You may not think much of this picture and I should point out quickly it is not by the artist Jeremy Deller. It is by an anonymous young person and fan of therein mentioned band. But the onetime inclusion of this work and many like it, in a show given over in its entirety to …

    March 9, 2012
  • Bob and Roberta Smith interview

    Written for Culture24. Bob and Roberta Smith have called their forthcoming show The Life of the Mind, and the last notable person who offered to demonstrate that burnt down a hotel. The title is a quote from the 1991 movie Barton Fink with the arsonist played by John Goodman. He is very annoyed to have …

    January 11, 2011
  • Report: No Soul For Sale at Tate Modern

    No animals. No nudity. No feeding the customers. Apart from that almost anything goes at No Soul For Sale. 50 non-profit art organisations from around the world have been invited to set up a stall in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. By the time dusk falls, the scene is a wonderfully confused mess. They …

    May 15, 2010
  • House Festival 2010 offers city-wide gallery in Brighton and Hove

    Cities without an established home for contemporary art might well look with interest at a solution found by artists in Brighton and Hove this May. House Festival 2010 is a temporary gallery with nine rooms spread around the twin coastal resorts, in venues as diverse as a Regency townhouse, a day centre and a garden …

    April 30, 2010
  • Daniel Pryde-Jarman interview

    Published on Culture 24 An interview with curator and gallery owner Daniel Pryde-Jarman from Brighton’s Grey Area Daniel Pryde-Jarman is on his way to becoming a doctor of curatorial practice, a leading authority on the concept of heterotopia. “It basically it means other places, spaces of otherness,” he explains. “Heterotopia comes from Foucault’s concepts of …

    October 12, 2009