What makes you, you? This was the question I was left pondering, as I left Willem de Rooij's photographic exhibition at the Arnolfini. Willem de Rooij is a Dutch artist based in Amsterdam, and this latest exhibition - his first major show in a UK public gallery, consists of eighteen panels, each displaying a selection … Continue reading Collective Individuality: Art and Identity
O, what a world of profit and delight, Of power, of honour, of omnipotence, Is promis’d to the studious artisan! Doctor Faustus. Faustus, the protagonist of Christopher Marlowe’s play; the ever aspiring scientist who sought mastery over nature through intellectual means, would probably have enjoyed Antler’s latest exhibition! Its starting point is ‘human technology and … Continue reading Art, Antlers and Exploration
Last weekend saw individual artists, galleries and all manner of creative endeavours open their doors to the public. It was a weekend designed to encourage public participation and dialogue between the cities artists and galleries - a lot of fun to be a part of! For me, it started with the Andy Holden Opening at … Continue reading Andy Holden at Spike Island (Bristol Arts Weekend!)
The point of what? Art, life, love, ….bodily functions!? Last week I counted myself lucky enough to see Martin Creed’s latest exhibition, a retrospective at the Southbank Centre. This exhibition brings together an enormous amount of his previous and current work, reflecting different thoughts, emotions and materials. The themes flow wonderfully into each other, a … Continue reading What’s the point of it? – Martin Creed at Tate Britain
I had intended to stop at three installments – ‘understanding the house’, being the last piece on the ‘Building the Archive’ symposium. However I felt Professor Golding’s talk had so much information, so many points for further thought, that it left plenty for the reader to mull upon. It was a fantastic talk in its … Continue reading Understanding the House: What does ‘Archive’ Mean?
'Design and Use' at Arnolfini. Yesterday, Wednesday 5th February, Arnolfini hosted the first of their Art and Design talks for the new year - 'Design and Use'. The panel consisted of Jeremy Hutchison, a London based artist who 'designs situations that interrupt the circulation of objects through industrial production and consumer ideology', and Emily Pethick, … Continue reading THE BRIEF IS ALWAYS WRONG – Artist talks at Arnolfini