Object Art - a-n The Artists Information Company

Blog Post

Joseph Cornell at the Royal Academy reviewed by Laura Cumming

  http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jul/05/joseph-cornell-wanderlust-review-exquisite-curiosities I am in awe at the beauty of these works, their breathtaking poetry. If I’m not lucky enough to view this show would any object artists who do like to write their own response for this blog? Send […]

0 0
Blog Post

Brass Plate : Tower Works, Leeds

The Museum of Object Research is delighted to open the New Year with a gleaming post from artist Neil Armstrong, which demonstrates the beauty, depth and power of the object as both symbolic talisman, and vessel of complex histories in […]

0 0
Blog Post

Mourning cushions

A new object for The Museum – a ‘mourning cushion’ one of a pair made on the death of a father. This post explores the importance of moments of abeyance in the grief process and the allusions and associations contained […]

2 0
Blog Post

The Stage: Theatre of War

For this blog post you need to know that my father was José Garcia Lora and that this was my family name. There’s been a gap in blogging. This happens when life takes over. So it’s been since taking Without […]

3 1
Blog Post

Object of Desire

This playful guest post from object artist and songwriter Elena Thomas https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/threads is about objects we desire or indeed need to make progress in our work. Objects can facilitate – change what we can do, can they even change us? […]

2 1
Blog Post

The Journey/ Landscapes of Exile

Yesterday I made a journey. Abuela helped me pack. Taking a very sandy Sand Cake made from a recipe card given to me by Kate Murdoch https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/keeping-it-going-1 felt very important. I would have liked to pack one of my sand […]

1 0
Blog Post

Object-ive therapeutics.

Today The Museum seeks to follow on from the excerpts from Philipa Perry’s article on transitional objects, which was posted a few blog posts back. In doing so I delve back to an article I wrote as a special feature […]

3 1
Blog Post

It is time for Cinnamon Sand!

Sometimes not many words appear and yet there’s something to say. Abuela nods her encouragement of this idea. Si, si…she says, patting my shoulder. The title of this blog post comes from a line in the poem ‘Barcelona in a […]

0 0
Blog Post

The Willard Asylum Suitcases

The Willard Asylum suitcases https://m.roadtrippers.com/blog/peek-inside-the-400-abandoned-suitcases-discovered-in-the-willard-asylum are an inclusion to The Museum suggested by conceptual object artist Dawn Cole who works on WW2 http://dawncole.co.uk This is an incredible collection – apparently 400 suitcases of former patients of the asylum, found in […]

1 0
Blog Post

“Without Whom We Would Not Exist”

Abuela is most insistent that we blog again today – no time like the present, she says, steering me towards the keyboard. No, I agree, no time at all, and it really does feel like no time since I began […]

0 1
Blog Post

Without You I Would Not Exist – The film stills

Over the Summer Barcelona in a Bag https://www.facebook.com/BarcelonaInABag?ref=hl went into partnership with artist and film maker Jonathan Moss http://www.jonathan-moss.com to make a film called Without You I Would Not Exist. The film centred on the story of my father’s rescue […]

2 2
Blog Post

The Gift – by Kate Murdoch

Riches are arriving at The Museum door in quick succession and the past few days have seen a lot of activity and interest in the project to create a forum for ideas and a resource for artists working with objects. […]

2 1
Blog Post

Object artist or hoarder?

A pilot session for a new series of workshops I will be leading with Claudia Figueiredo beginning in January 2015 (under the whizzy title ARTicles) recently yielded an unexpected question. Unpacking a small suitcase of objects – which relate to […]

2 0
Blog Post

A Handbag!

Abuela (grandmother) and I continue our unpacking here at a-n and it’s time to write again at Barcelona in a Bag! The parallel blog over at The Museum for Object Research has had Abuela and I pretty busy up until […]

1 1
Blog Post

Dancing From Fright by Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong’s post combines a beautifully rendered and powerful portrait with a fantastically rich and eloquent analysis of his process and symbolism. As with previous contributors I hope this will be the first of many. DANCING FROM FRIGHT… …is the […]

0 0
Blog Post

Self Portrait with Portals by Jenni Dutton

Rarely am I moved to actual tears by a piece of writing but Jenni Dutton’s marvellous Self Portrait with Portals has touched on something deep. How do we connect with memory and what happens to memory over time? What is […]

0 1
Blog Post

Guest post by Elena Thomas!

Thank you Elena for stepping up with a fantastic first piece for the museum! Handling quite beautifully the power of objects to suggest narrative and provide a springboard for creative elaborations her post enables a tantalising glimpse of one object […]

1 2
Blog Artist

The Museum For Object Research

A forum for artists working with objects and a repository for ideas to inform our practice. All submissions welcome!

Started:
Updated:
1 4
Blog Post

Hell in the Sand

I’m excited to unpack Barcelona in a Bag in a new blog space. Transferring from an artist’s page on FaceBook is an action imbued with mixed emotions. I’ve loved every minute of gathering a community of friends around my project […]

3 2
Blog Artist

Barcelona in a Bag

An exploration of the second generation post memory experience of exile following the Spanish Civil War through object art, performance and installations. I blog about my research, the process and the finished pieces as they emerge.

Started:
Updated:
1 1