Browsing Category: photography

  • 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
  • Review: Artes Mundi 4 at National Museum Cardiff

    Exhibition: Artes Mundi 4: Wales International Visual Art Exhibition and Prize, National Museum Cardiff, until June 6 2010 Olga Chernysheva’s photos of a natural history museum in Moscow can now, by a strange quirk of fate, be seen in a natural history museum in Wales. But the scenes captured by the Russian artist are a …

    March 19, 2010
  • Feature: Artes Mundi Prize at National Museum Cardiff

    The UK’s biggest art prize, Artes Mundi, is vying to become the most talked about. At £40,000 it is worth twice as much as the Turner, which should provide twice as much scope for controversy. While installing work by shortlisted artists at National Museum Cardiff, the organisers make clear their intent. “We’ve taken down a …

    March 18, 2010
  • Preview: Tom Pope – The Escapades of the Higher Man

    Exhibition: Tom Pope – The Escapades of the Higher Man, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, until April 18 2010 Having foreseen the coming of the Higher Man, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche had, surely, grand deeds in mind. He could not have predicted a photographer from Bristol would come along and try to catch a bucket of …

    February 25, 2010
  • Preview: Ian Breakwell – The Elusive State of Happiness

    Exhibition: Ian Breakwell – The Elusive State of Happiness, QUAD Gallery, Derby, February 13 – April 18 2010 Ian Breakwell led a well-recorded life. Between the 1960s and his death in 2005 he captured many of its details in a largely unpublished visual diary. Some is typed, some handwritten. There are drawings, photos and collages. …

    February 12, 2010
  • Preview: André Stitt – Substance

    Exhibition: André Stitt – Substance, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, until March 6 2010 The 1970s and 1980s were André Stitt’s formative years. He lived in Belfast. Conflict and trauma may be his greatest artistic influences. In a city where people took sides, Stitt chose a truly committed medium: performance art. His work is hard hitting, …

    February 6, 2010
  • Preview: Richard Grayson at De La Warr Pavilion

    Exhibition: Richard Grayson – An Exhibition, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, until March 14 2010 The show is simply called An Exhibition, but music and words feature as heavily as visual art in this five-year retrospective of works by Richard Grayson. A Country & Western band, from Australia, play tunes that occasionally borrow …

    February 6, 2010
  • Preview: Party! at the New Art Gallery Walsall

    Exhibition: Party!, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, February 12 – April 18 2010 The birthday bash of a 10-year-old can easily get out of hand. It certainly looks that way with an exhibition called Party! at the New Art Gallery Walsall. More than 50 artists feature in the show, which celebrates a decade since …

    February 5, 2010
  • Politics for sale at the 2010 London Art Fair

    London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London, until January 17 2010 “The cynic,” Oscar Wilde once said, “knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” In which case, London Art Fair risks making cynics of us all. 136 galleries and dealers have set out their stalls at the Business Design Centre in Islington …

    January 15, 2010