On the 22nd of this month, I have visited London’s Tate modern. The main aim of my visit was to understand what type of work drags me in the most. What I found out was that digital work and big […]
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Mark Leckey’s Felix Gets Broadcasted (2007) Mark Leckey keeps things. More than just an artist, he is a hoarder of epic proportions. His 30-year career is littered with the objects, images and detritus of 20th century popular culture, a lexicon of cultural […]
Uncrossing my arms: Lorna Simpson’s Five Day Forecast at Tate Liverpool American artist Lorna Simpson (1960) is one of the first black female artists to achieve critical, institutional and art market success. But none of that counts much when you’re […]
Hito Steyerl: How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File (2013) “Whatever is not captured by resolution is invisible” intones the narrator of Hito Steyerl’s How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File (2013). […]
Mark Leckey’s Felix Gets Broadcasted (2007) In the blue, flickering half-light, two large oval eyes, a perfectly round nose and upturned crescent smile emerge briefly, before revolving out of view. The scene cuts to a spinning disc, pierced towards the […]
Eduardo Paolozzi: Michelangelo’s ‘David’ (?1987) In 1987, Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was walking past Harrods in London when he spotted a window dresser setting up a display using a plaster cast of the head of Michelangelo’s David. Apparently on impulse, he borrowed […]
Ghosts in the Machine: Mark Leckey’s Felix Gets Broadcasted (2007) In flickering monochrome on an old tube TV, a figurine of Felix the Cat rotates on a platter. His smiley blankness seems to gradually turn to dread, his eyes peeled […]
The third and final workshop of the a-n Writer Development Programme 2019-20 took place on Friday 21 February at Tate Liverpool. Hosted by Liverpool-based writers/editors and co-founders of The Double Negative website Laura Robertson and Mike Pinnington, the afternoon was […]
The four artists nominated for this year’s Turner Prize span a diverse range of approaches but share an interest in unearthing and critiquing society’s physical and idealogical structures.
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Tate Modern director Frances Morris said the New York-based artist, who is known for her work addressing issues of race, gender and violence, “fearlessly tackles some of the most complex issues we face today”.
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The prize’s jury praised the way the artist explores lived experience “as mediated through technologies and histories”.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Rio museum destroyed by fire opens temporary exhibitions’ space, Talbot Rice in Edinburgh announces artists to take part in its inaugural Residents Programme, plus Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launches major public art project highlighting overlooked women from London’s history.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Cuban activists issue manifesto against artistic censorship; artist Simon McKeown joins UK advisory group helping to enhance equality and diversity; Liverpool Biennial appoints curator for 2020 edition.
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This week’s selection of recommended shows includes a major Patrick Heron retrospective at Tate St Ives, the veteran German artist-filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger in Glasgow, and Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa at Parasol Unit, London.
Five museums have been shortlisted for this year’s Art Fund Museum of the Year prize with the winning museum set to receive £100,000 in prize money.
The shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize, which will be exhibited at Tate Britain, has been announced and includes three individual artists and the collective, Forensic Architecture.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Chris Dercon and Volksbühne theatre part ways following protests; BP Portrait Award 2018 announces shortlisted artists; IXIA seeks views from public art sector.
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News briefing with national and international stories, including: Yinka Shonibare lends support to new creative awards set up in response to Brexit; LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art fires its chief curator; H&M drop lawsuit against street artist following outcry.