Browsing Category: design

  • John Maeda is the Fortune Cookie, Riflemaker

    Despite better intentions, this blog post is all about me. And you can see none other than myself in this Polaroid taken by artist, academic, and sometime futurologist John Maeda. I met John earlier today in a sandpit where he is spending four days in performance as a sort of live interactive fortune cookie. That …

    November 17, 2010
  • Review: Goldsmiths Design 2010 at Free Range

    Exhibition: Goldsmiths Design 2010 – Curious, 10th Annual Free Range Art and Design Show, Old Truman Brewery, London. Free Range runs until July 26 2010 Necessity is not always the mother of invention. For the students in Goldsmiths Design 2010 it would appear to be the last thing on their minds. How else could you …

    June 9, 2010
  • Review: Richard Hamilton – Modern Moral Matters

    Exhibition: Richard Hamilton – Modern Moral Matters, Serpentine Gallery, London, until April 25 2010 More than 50 years since Pop Art began, it is a 1960s aphorism which best explains the varying effects in this show. Marshall McLuhan may have coined the phrase, but it is Richard Hamilton who really demonstrates the adage that “the …

    March 4, 2010
  • Art must-sees this month: March

    Here are my visual arts picks from around the UK for March. Written for Culture24. Richard Hamilton – Modern Moral Matters, Serpentine Gallery, London 60 years after his first solo show, Richard Hamilton is still making loaded images. His show at Serpentine is a mixed media commentary on conflict in Northern Ireland, the Middle East …

    March 4, 2010
  • Preview: Urbis Has Left The Building

    Exhibition: Urbis Has Left The Building: Six Years of the Best Exhibitions In Pop Culture, Urbis, Manchester, until February 27 2010 “Best of” compilations are usually the preserve of the music industry. So if any museum has the shows to get away with the same trick, it would have to be Urbis. Manchester’s poppiest gallery …

    February 12, 2010
  • Preview: Walls Are Talking: Wallpaper, Art and Culture

    Zineb Sedira, Une Génération de Femmes, 1997. Courtesy: The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester Walls Are Talking – Wallpaper, Art and Culture at The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, February 6 – May 3 2010 Wallpaper is often used as a pejorative term for art or music that asks for little …

    February 4, 2010