Browsing Category: installation

  • 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: Nicholas Hedges – Mine the Mountain

    Exhibtion: Nicholas Hedges – Mine the Mountain, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, March 6 – March 19 2010 Artists may travel, but it is debatable whether they take holidays. Certainly, in his choice of European destinations, Nicholas Hedges has not made it easy for himself While preparing his mixed-media installation for the new show at Surface Gallery, …

    March 4, 2010
  • Preview: Eija-Liisa Ahtila at Parasol Unit

    Exhibition: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Parasol Unit, London, until April 25 2010 “Human dramas” may bring to mind the worst sort of sunday evening TV, but don’t be put off by Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s description of her own work. It’s true the Finnish video artist deals with universal themes, such as love and death. Her primal emotions and …

    February 27, 2010
  • Preview: Tatton Park Biennial 2010

    Exhibition: Tatton Park Biennial 2010 – Framing Identity, Tatton Park, Knutsford, May 8 – September 26 2010 Stately homes and historic properties may often throw open their doors, but they don’t usually open themselves up to critical interrogation. For the 2010 Tatton Park Biennial, 21 contemporary artists were invited to respond to the mansion and …

    February 18, 2010
  • To bin or not to bin? A journey into Michael Landy's Art Bin

    Put work in a gallery and it becomes art. Put it in a bin and it becomes rubbish. But put work in a bin in a gallery, and you may find it becomes both. Such is the strange new context for the many damaged pieces already piling up in the Art Bin. Take the glass-encrusted …

    January 29, 2010
  • Preview: Michael Landy – Art Bin at the South London Gallery

      Exhibition: Michael Landy – Art Bin, the South London Gallery, January 29 – March 14 2010 Michael Landy, who famously destroyed all his possessions in the name of art, is set to dispose of a whole gallery of art, perhaps in the name of destruction. For six weeks Landy will turn the South London …

    January 26, 2010
  • Fortress of Solitude by David Blandy at 176 / Zabludowicz Collection

    Published on Culture24 David Blandy – Fortress of Solitude, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London, until Summer 2010 Strap on the artificial guitar and fire up the games console and you are ready to enter David Blandy’s world. It is indeed, as he demonstrates, a stage. We find our truth in the roles we play. Guitar …

    November 26, 2009
  • Turner Prize Exhibition 2009 at Tate Britain

    Published on Culture 24 Turner Prize 2009 Exhibition, Tate Britain, until January 3 2010 Turner Prize art rarely speaks for itself. A deformed lump of cream-coloured plastic is fixed to the wall. It is an exhibit by candidate Roger Hiorns. “What do you see?” a mother enquires. “I see a man on horseback.” “I see …

    October 19, 2009
  • Alexandre da Cunha – Laissez-Faire

    Published on Culture 24 Laissez-Faire – Alexandre da Cunha, Camden Arts Centre, London, until September 13 2009 Some artists take inspiration from nature, and some from light: however, Alexandre da Cunha must have taken inspiration from the acquisition of a job lot of industrial mop heads. The mops are now woven together to form a …

    September 4, 2009
  • Beyond These Walls – South London Gallery

    Published on Culture 24 Beyond These Walls, South London Gallery, until September 20 2009 Beyond These Walls opened on July 24, three weeks after a fire killed six people in a neighbouring tower block. It was a grim coincidence: this is a show about the gallery’s local context, and the disaster has highlighted the contrast …

    August 24, 2009