The exhibition borrows the title for the French 19th-century poet and critic Charles Baudelaire `The painter of Modern life’ he introduced the notion of the modern male hero; the 'flaneur'.[ A common nineteenth century bourgeois figure that acquired pleasure from roaming through the Parisian streets, the flaneur moved ambiguously amongst the urban crowd observing the spectacle of modern life, and collecting instants.
In the exhibition photography appear at the same time as subject and the object, images taken form newspapers, advertisement, postcards, and amateur snapshots, appearing of component of our visual culture. Picturing political and historic events, working situations, leisure and everyday life and the social space and modern individuals.
Specially impressive pieces are Peter Doig Le Corbusier housing and Marlene Dumas, paintings , booth full of pictorical resources.
Worth visiting at the London Hayward Gallery from 4th October -30 December 2007
Another Matthew Barney super-production with him and Björk appearing as the main caracters, they are the guest in a wale fishing ship that is caring and catching Mathew’s scuptures. The couple get ready for the tea ceremony, dressed as skimo gueishas and after drinking the tea they become whales, like in an ancient Japanese tale, maybe.
The whole movie talks about the process of whale fishing, using some of the Matthew barney sculpture, as the metaphore of the process of drawing like Joseph Beuys it focuses in the process of drawing rather than the results.
Water, animal fat, skin, wax, and other organic materials always present in Matthews artworks. All accompanied by Björk music.
I really enjoyed the screening, although I prefer Mathew’s earlier works, the Cremaster cycle, they are more abstract and less movie like.
Visiting the Jerwood space is highly recommended if you are drawing lover, you will find lost of really interesting and contemporary drawing propositions, from maps to animations to a more traditional drawing proposals.The exhibition is really fresh and innovative, it is great to see how traditional drawing could become an contemporary artistic strategy
The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, originally established in 1994.
From 18 Septembre- 18 October
at Jerwood Space, London
After reading the Time Out reviews about Mathew Barney exhibition at the Serpentine gallery, number one critics choice, I couldn’t wait to go and see the artwork...well I made the first mistake, by going there on Saturday, the whole of the creative London was there, lost of arty looking people admiring the exhibition, my second mistake was not to see the screening of the Drawing restrain 9 first, where it shows most of the making of the pieces on the show .
I can’t say I liked the show, the display of the artworks seemed to be random, either the pieces are too big or the rooms are to small, it all looks far too traditional and overpowering.
I can’t help but prefer the screening the work than the artworks themselves as part of the Matthew Barney’s creations, I love the drawings from the ship...
20 September – 11 November 2007
If you are planning to visit la Coruna make sure theat you brinf your camera, it is a lovely holiday town, on the seaside, on the very north west corner of Spain
A Coruna is a city on sea with lost of picturesque corners, for the next few dais I will upload some of this pisturesque corners for your enjoiment
Not that far, far away from …central London and the well known contemporary art centre Tate Modern.
A new exhibition of contemporary illustration opened at the Nolias Gallery, Southwark St. From 2nd May and until the 10th May.
The show titled "Sometimes I've Believed Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast" is a collaborative effort between ZR artists Mr. Bingo, Natsko Seki, Peter James Field, Emily Alston under her pseudonym "EmilyForgot" plus fellow creatives Alice Stevenson and Ruth Bartlett.
The show is great, curated by Gina Cross of the Guardian, worth seeing, good quality contemporary illustrations at affordable prices.
Matthew Stone produces chiaroscuro laden photography, dramatically portraying friends and night-time players stripped of context-locating clothing, draped in cheap fabric swatches, and locked in self-absorbed states of romanticised visionary ecstasy.
Please Note: Live performance featuring the artist and friends each evening during first three days of exhibition only: 24/04/07- 26/04/07, each performance starts at 7.00pm.