Browsing Category: social practice

  • The Village Table @ The Hat Factory

    To begin again by stating the obvious: you can’t eat art but artists have to eat. And so from early times, the hunters and gatherers of this world have shown a great degree of largesse towards artists. But in recent decades, that same largesse has become a focus for the visual arts. Since Rirkrit Tiravanija cooked …

    February 22, 2016
  • Theodore Price, COBRA RES 1.9 (2015)

    For those of you blissfully unaware, COBRA stands for Cabinet Office Briefing Room A, and despite first appearances the acronym has nothing to do with James Bond. COBRA meetings are convened by the Prime Minister in times of special crisis. And in the UK we tend to lurch from crisis to crisis; this in no way …

    October 30, 2015
  • Simon Senn, Just Let Go (2012)

    Athens: cradle of Western civilisation, and in more recent times the canary in Europe’s coal mine. On the face of it, the perfect setting for Simon Senn’s dionysian artwork. Just Let Go is (so far) a single video loop in which three angry locals rampage the length and breadth of a concrete wall, starting fires …

    October 15, 2014
  • Isabella Niven, Most Days You Will See A Pigeon (2010)

    The pigeon is an unlikely emblem of civic pride. They are not lions or liver birds. They confer no distinction. Even towns have them. Even some villages. But Milton Keynes is no ordinary place. Unlike most of the UK it is built on a grid system and the boulevards have numbers which reach into the …

    September 14, 2010