Monday, 7 February 2011
It doesn’t matter who you sleep with (c) 2010, Rokas Darulis
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 Exhibition is being put on by the National Portrait Gallery - Leicester Square, until 20th Feb 2011. I thoroughly enjoyed taking in the exhibition which features amazing photographic vision and execution.
The shortlisted images selected from the thousands of entries, manage to inspire, delight, shock and educate the viewer. To make for a truly wonderfully comprehensive showcase. I got alot out of the show, and I'm sure whomever else manages to make the trip down to Gallery, will depart with a similar appreciation.
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Got a last minute invite to come along with a few friends to see the new Exhibition by Gilbert and George at The White Cube- Masons Yard. I seem to have this awareness of Gilbert George stemming back to my college days, researching the resergence of modern art and the protagonists that are fueling its relevance in our modern world.
Gilbert and George are definitely two slightly odd characters, that present a somewhat cartoonish persona to the world. That one would presume, are just extrememely well crafted alter egos, just as premeditated as their art.
The framed postcards are displayed beautifully in unison, and consumes the White Cube's display space unapologetically, in a graphical panorama, that initially forces you to take a step back and digest a visual that is both pleasing to the eye and calming. But then draws you closer to explore the individual pieces. Which in majority discuss sex, quite vividly and shows an array of sexual messages pumped out by the sex trade.
Regrettably the show neither surprised or delighted me, from an artistic or critical point of view.
The self indulgence of the sexual content, became the only real talking point.
To Bed :MARINA BYCHKOVA, CHANEL, CORINNE DAY, JEREMY KOST, NICK KNIGHT, MEL ODOM, VIKTOR & ROLF, MAIKO TAKEDA AND ANDY WARHOL. 27 JAN 2011 — 12 MAy
It was quite random that I found myself attending the Private view for this thought provoking exhibition, but once there with a glass of white wine in my hand, given to me by waiting staff and surrounded by fellow art lovers was i pleased to be one of the first to stumble across the show.
It features work from an array of Creative heroes - To Bed MARINA BYCHKOVA, CHANEL, CORINNE DAY, JEREMY KOST, NICK KNIGHT, MEL ODOM, VIKTOR & ROLF, MAIKO TAKEDA AND ANDY WARHOL.