Browsing Category: photography

  • Diane Arbus/Chicks on Speed/Arabicity/July must-sees

    Here’s another round up of stories written in the past week for Culture24: Preview: Diane Arbus – Artist Rooms, Nottingham Contemporary Preview: Chicks on Speed – Don’t Art, Fashion, Music, Dundee Contemporary Arts Preview: Arabicity: Such a Near East, the Bluecoat Culture24’s art must sees for July

    July 11, 2010
  • Whitstable Biennale/Persistence of Vision/Wolfgang Tillmans

    Here’s another round up of my week’s output for Culture24. Happy reading… Review: Lucienne Cole, Karen Mirza & Ruth Beale, Phil Coy and Alex Pearl at Whitstable Biennale Preview: Persistence of Vision at FACT, Liverpool Preview: Wolfgang Tillmans at Serpentine, London

    June 26, 2010
  • 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
  • Review: Mark Leckey and Martin McGeown – The Life and Times of Milton Keynes Gallery

    Exhibition: Mark Leckey and Martin McGeown: Life and Times of Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, until June 27 2010 900 Midsummer Boulevard does not sound like an address for a provincial English gallery. But then again, Milton Keynes is not just any other provincial English town. Conceived as a utopia, it is …

    June 2, 2010
  • Preview: A Horse Walks Into A Bar at Castlefield Gallery

    Exhibition: A Horse Walks Into A Bar, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, June 18 – August 8 2010 That a non-domestic animal in a pub should occasion hilarity tells us something about our relationship with nature. The proverbial horse in a bar is an old joke. Perhaps the nine artists in this group show at Castlefield Gallery …

    June 2, 2010
  • Preview: The City and The Stars, Stills

    Exhibition: The City and The Stars, Stills, Edinburgh, until July 18 2010 Art tends to get categorised by medium rather than subject matter. Sci-fi may exist in literature, but fantasy art remains a pejorative term. So the latest show at Stills, coinciding with the Edinburgh Science Festival, takes its title from a book. The City …

    May 18, 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
  • Interview: Spencer Tunick

    Few living artists get as much exposure as Spencer Tunick. But then again this live installation specialist and photographer works exclusively with nudes, hundreds and sometimes thousands of them. His latest project, shot over Bank Holiday weekend, is set in Salford and Manchester. Tunick is using the project as a response to the region’s best …

    May 5, 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