Browsing Category: installation

  • Art must-sees for the month: June

    With surrealism and sound, fauna and flesh, there is much to tempt you indoors this June. Here’s some monthly highlights for contemporary art written for Culture24. Cage Mix: Sculpture and Sound, BALTIC, Gateshead Eight artists who work with the ideas and writings of John Cage are brought together by design rather than chance. Their schemes …

    June 9, 2010
  • Preview: Susan Stockwell at York St. Mary's

    Exhibition: Susan Stockwell – Flood, York St. Mary’s, York, June 18 – October 31 2010 The cutting edge of technology in 1020, the year York St. Mary’s is thought to date from, was the astrolabe. So it may come as a shock to find the medieval church soon filled with obsolete computer components. The wires …

    June 9, 2010
  • Art must-sees this month: May

    Here’s a selection of half a dozen of the most exciting contemporary art shows from around Britain this month. Written for Culture24. Agnes Martin, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge Martin’s minimal paintings, characterised by airy colours and hand-drawn grids, map out a fragile, yet peaceful, interior world. It makes sense that the Canadian-born artist took to painting …

    May 15, 2010
  • Review: Tatton Park Biennial 2010

    Exhibition: Tatton Park Biennial 2010 – Framing Identity, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, until September 26 2010. Living in a stately home might just be the quintessential British fantasy, and Tatton Park in Cheshire is certainly the quintessential stately home. “People come here with a plan,” says co-curator Jordan Kaplan. “I’ll go to the house, I’ll …

    May 15, 2010
  • Feature: Soundtracks for an Exhibition

    Art is getting noisier. Galleries echo with moving image installations. The quieter ones provide you with audio-guides. Sound is now such a vital dimension of art, some artists are making art about that very phenomenon. In a boxlike construction at Ikon in Birmingham, you can pull up a beanbag and enjoy some music. On a …

    May 12, 2010
  • Review: Underwater at Towner

    Exhibition: Underwater, Towner, Eastbourne, until June 20 2010 In the landscapes paintings of Eric Ravilious, the South Downs look like green waves in a rough sea, at least they do so after a visit to Underwater at Towner. The Eastbourne gallery has a reputation for landscape art and the local painter is one of many …

    April 28, 2010
  • Review: Shuruq Harb – A Book of Signatures

    Exhibition: Shuruq Harb – A Book of Signatures, Ikon, Birmingham, until May 16 2010 Mohammed is not a name like any other. Moreso than say, John, it is also a religious label. In secular or non-muslim societies it has the potential to stigmatise its bearer. But in Shuruq Harb’s homeland, Palestine, more than 250,000 men …

    April 17, 2010
  • Preview: Art Must-Sees in Museums at Night 2010

    Museums at Night is a nationwide campaign running the weekend of May 14-16, organised by Culture24. Here are my picks of the best after-hours activities in the world of contemporary art: Light Night at the Bluecoat, the Bluecoat, Liverpool, Friday May 14 Local musicians with world influences bring rhythms of the night to Bluecoat. Sit …

    April 15, 2010
  • Preview: Andrew Stonyer – Audio Kinetic Solar Sculpture

    Exhibition: Andrew Stonyer – Audio Kinetic Solar Sculpture, Fermynwoods, Northamptonshire, until September 26 2010 It has been a few decades since music fans frequently used terms like “cosmic” and “far out”, but such language seems about right for a new work at Fermynwoods. Andrew Stonyer’s sculpture hangs between a small group of Elder trees and …

    April 8, 2010