Browsing Category: installation art

  • Giuseppe Stampone, Play (2010)

    It costs 10p to play. When you plug your money in the coinslot, five speakers strike up an orchestral version of The Star Spangled Banner. The speakers are black and shaped like coffins. This seems like an attack on video game culture. For some £30-40 you can buy highly realistic battle simulators such as Call …

    November 4, 2010
  • Ray Lee, Murmur (2010)

    First please allow this bold claim. The appeal of a model train set lies not in the sexual inadequacies of a certain type of man, but in the chance to see a world made of cycles. Watching Murmur by Ray Lee puts one in mind of these maligned toys. It has been installed in a …

    October 27, 2010
  • Antti Laitinen, The Bark (2010)

    Around the last corner of his show at A Foundation, you stumble upon this workshop of nature-loving Antti Laitinen. The scene is not filled with charm or wonder, but rather shock and horror. Something unexpected and industrial is going on. There are gas cylinders and what look to be tar bricks. Work has suddenly stopped, …

    September 30, 2010
  • Will Kwan, Flame Test (2010)

    Putting out the flags has become the most recognised gesture of welcome in every part of the world. Here we all are, they say, together in our differing categories. Seen all at once, they inspire optimism. All these national emblems will fit on the end of a flagpole or a world cup wallchart, so it …

    September 28, 2010
  • Liverpool Biennial/Manchester Weekender

    Two long-ish previews written this week for Culture24 and I’m looking forward to both: Preview: Liverpool Biennial 2010 Preview: Manchester Weekender 2010

    August 27, 2010
  • Victoria Karlsson – Scores for Silence, a&e gallery

    Art has always had a close relationship with the frame around the work or the plinth on which it sits. At least one entire book has been written about this frequently overlooked object. In either case, the presentation brings something to the art. It adds value. No consideration of a painting is possible without some …

    August 22, 2010