SEARCH:
RSS Feed / Atom: Subscribe for News & Updates
24.05.16 - 
No public Twitter messages.

ElectronicSuperhighway_bum
Nam June Paik is credited with fist use of the phrase “Electronic Superhighway” in 1974, identifying the creative and cultural potential of a world connected by the new technology. The Whitechapel Gallery takes this phrase as the title for a wide ranging exhibition covering the relationship between art, technology and the internet over five decades by 70 artists. The ground floor gallery covers the 21st century (2000-2016) and discusses the impact of technology on our lives, the extent to which we are manipulated by it, the benefits it has brought, the potential for exploitation, and provokes discussions of what might come next. Read More >

Posted: February 10th, 2016
© Apropos 2009

RavenRow2
Visited the Frank Auerbach show at Tate Britain, and the Whitechapel for Emily Jacir: Europa. But most enjoyed the Raven Row show by Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys. Especially with access to the penthouse flat, sometimes used as additional exhibition space, or to accommodate visiting artists. The decor is unchanged since the 1950’s – carpet, wallpaper, lampshades, mini-bar. Read More >

Posted: November 12th, 2015
© Apropos 2009

Hepworth_MagaliReus1
Magali Reus “draws her subjects from the unassuming details of everyday life, from domestic an crafted objects to industrial design, colliding the messy residues of human activity with the clean-cut surfaces of mass production.” Detailed and technical re-creations of pavements with reproduced found-like objects. Read More >

Posted: September 28th, 2015
© Apropos 2009

Hepworth_Hughes1
Des Hughes’s show is an homage to Henry Moore. In 1980 Moore gave a public sculpture to the town of Castleford – Working Model of Draped Reclining Figure. The gift prompted a show of artworks by local school children – Henry Moore and the Children of Castleford. Read More >

Posted: September 28th, 2015
© Apropos 2009

Hepworth_Caro5
UK retrospective of the sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013). Caro was taught by Henry Moore and has along association with Yorkshire, often showing new work at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Caro experimented with industrial materials (he introducing Henry Moore to polystyrene, which saved Moore time compared to traditional plaster methods). Caro said “I’m interested in the edges of art. I’m interested in where things go over from sculpture to architecture, from sculpture to painting.” Read More >

Posted: September 28th, 2015
© Apropos 2009

Hepworth1
Last Wednesday, I found an excuse to visit The Hepworth gallery in Wakefield. The gallery building itself was designed by David Chipperfield Architects and opened in 2011. It sits on the river Calder. The gallery spaces are varied, some low, some with tall spaces, windows framing the old industrial buildings which surround the new concrete faces. Read More >

Posted: September 28th, 2015
© Apropos 2009

Ripper – James Capper

Sculpture_Jesus15_Ripper
Morning walk around the grounds of Jesus College in Cambridge. This year’s Sculpture in the Close show includes work by James Capper, Roger Hiorns, Thomas Houseago, Eva Rothschild and Lucy Skaer – next to the permanent collection (including Antony Gormley, Richard Long, Eduardo Paolozzi, Alison Wilding and William Turnbull). The show closes September 27th. Read More >

Posted: September 14th, 2015
© Apropos 2009

GRAVEL_IPHONE_sculpture1
Aid & Abet’s work has routinely changed over their residency – sculptures and collections have been modified, added to, replaced, dis-assembled and re-assembled through an ongoing process of evolution. They’re prolific, making drawings, taking photographs, producing films and writing poetry. Read More >

Posted: June 3rd, 2015
© Apropos 2009

GRAVEL_IPHONE_FernandoGD_1
On Saturday I went back to Gravel Hill Farm for a closer look at the outcomes, to take more photos and to hear the artists discuss their work. Fernando García-Dory has been working with the Centre for Sustainable Development at the Department of Engineering. Read More >

Posted: June 3rd, 2015
© Apropos 2009

WhineyMcVeigh_KettYd_8
Whitney McVeigh’s show in St. Peter’s Church adjacent to Kettle’s Yard is a collection of objects which include stacks of books, drawings, cards, photographs and letters; bottles and storage containers; games and toys; a typewriter; a clock; leaves and stones. Read More >

Posted: May 15th, 2015
© Apropos 2009