Browsing Category: video

  • Preview: Lu Chunsheng and Jia Aili – Counterpoints

    Exhibition: Lu Chunsheng and Jia Aili – Counterpoints, Rivington Place, London, March 31 – May 15 2010 With the commission of work by Ai Weiwei for the turbine hall of Tate Modern later this year, contemporary art from China is very much on the capital’s cultural agenda. So this new exhibition at Rivington Place can …

    March 26, 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
  • Interview: Marcus Coates

    Marcus Coates, The Plover’s Wing, 2009. Courtesy the Artist and Workplace Gallery. Marcus Coates arrives wearing neither badger fur nor stag antlers. He drinks tea, not peyote, and does not bark, yelp or fall into a trance. In fact there is no evidence at all this man has a hotline to the animal kingdom. His …

    March 11, 2010
  • 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: Jordan Baseman – The Most Powerful Weapon in this World

    Exhibition: Jordan Baseman – The Most Powerful Weapon in this World, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, until May 9 2010 Jordan Baseman knows a thing or two about juxtaposition, as you might expect from an artist with roots in the US who now lives and works in the UK At Baltic he uses unlikely …

    February 27, 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
  • Review: Richard Grayson at De La Warr Pavilion

    The end of the world is nigh in the art of Richard Grayson. But we might just be saved by work like this. It has a light touch, which never gives way to despair. There is irony even in the title of Ways The World Ends. Competing prophecies are ranged against one another in acid-coloured …

    February 22, 2010
  • Interview: David Blandy – Work of Fiction

    Picking up his gong in the Breakthrough category at The Times/South Bank Show 2010 Awards, artist David Blandy might have thanked the man who dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. During WWII, his grandfather was a prisoner of war and Japan’s surrender is said to have saved his life. “How do I reconcile my life and …

    February 16, 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