Today we finalised the designs for the exhibition publicity! Here are the poster and postcard designs for New Art for a New Age: Optimism in Post-War British Abstraction.
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I’ve recently traversed to Paris after the end of my second year at university, and shall be divulging my cultured voyage with you all in the following weeks to come!
The premise of Clarisse d’Arcimoles’ artwork is to reconstruct photographs taken during her own childhood, or that of her family members, and to subsequently juxtapose the resultant images in order to highlight the transformation of the protagonist represented within the photo. In recapturing these nostalgic moments, the artist suggests that whilst the physicality of the person may have altered over time, their personality remains unwavering.
Untitled (2010) is a paradoxical reinterpretation of a hot air balloon. Displaced from the sky, the structure is manufactured into a cold, bulbous form that contests its associated weightlessness. Burdened by its own mass, the structure is wrenched to the floor by the gravitational pull of the gallery space. The object ‘combines familiar ideas with a sense of the futuristic’ in a process of industrialisation. No longer buoyant, the form commands the space in which it is exhibited by taking on a sense of the monumental. Certainly, one of the most striking pieces displayed in Part Two of the Newspeak: British Art Now exhibition being held at the Saatchi Gallery at the moment.
THERE ARE NO RULES ABOUT INVESTMENT. SHARKS CAN BE GOOD. ARTIST’S DUNG CAN BE GOOD. OIL ON CANVAS CAN BE GOOD. THERE’S A SQUAD OF CONSERVATORS OUT THERE TO LOOK AFTER ANYTHING AN ARTIST DECIDES IS ART.
— Charles Saatchi
An extensive exhibition of Andy Warhol’s work is set to be showcased at the University of Southampton between 27 March and 26 June 2011. ‘At John Hansard Gallery you can see Warhol’s hugely influential film and photography, while at Southampton City Art Gallery an iconic range of paintings, prints and posters are on show.’ It is particularly refreshing to see such a prolific artist be exhibited outside of the cultural confines of London’s art scene. This is thanks to the charitable organisation Art Fund, which strives to tour regional galleries within the United Kingdom with a reputable collection of international contemporary art. Click here for more info.
➜ Does Jeff Koons 'own' all the balloon dogs in the world?
A thought-provoking article detailing the copyright issues concerning the production of balloon-dogs, and Jeff Koons’ consequent ‘claim’ over their sale. Despite his original appropriation of the object from mass culture, does Koons now have a right over their future manifestation in society?
: Wonderful! You should post some of your own work (you may already have done this, I haven't had a chance to look through properly yet). I started my tumblr as a way to inspire myself to work more, as I'm an undergraduate too (English and Classics) so need to make myself find the time to paint and draw!
I may well post some of my own work!
And it’s always nice to meet a fellow undergraduate/blogger. Feel free to ask me any more questions if any arise!
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