at THE PIGEON WING
An exhibition to launch the collaboration project. There’s no I in Art. The 12 participating artists reintroduce themselves to one another among a diverse range of works. All exist within the debatable dimensions of an A4 piece of paper, cubed.
Private View: Friday 26th March 2010. 6.30-9.30pm
The Pigeon Wing
(Top Floor) Front,
Guild House Rollins Street
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at THE PIGEON WING
The Cremester Cycle by Matthew Barney towers above all in the genre of avant guard art and film. The series was 8 years in the making and Matthew Barney does not cut corners every take is meticulously thought out, slick faultless, and without appearing contrived, the look is always elegant and textural and sensual. The narratives draw on symbolism from ancient tales and are told a fresh referencing ritual and beliefs from all over the ancient worlds.
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In view of the recent political tensions in Iran , this is a timely exhibition for shifting the focus and highlighting the developing art scene coming from this region. Janet Rady together with renown curator writer and art critic Edward Lucie Smith has chosen to represent Fereydoun Ave, Mitra Farahani, Ramin Haerizadeh, Narmine Sadeg, Nikoo Tarkhani in a show at Werkstatt Gallery in Berlin, with works that currently would be banned in its country of origin because of the imposed ban on representing nudity and visual eroticsim publicly. The artists in the show do not live permanently in Iran but operate on the international art scene. But when I look at the work proposed, there is no doubt that each of the artists are working toward presenting an Iranian identity within their work and reference in Iran’s rich cultural and poetic history. On view will be a courageous and visually striking display of visual art addressing taboo’s in the face of Iranian people present struggle with “the judges of morality.” Three woman and two men artists who each offer a very different approach to the subject and throw open new meanings and questions about the relationship of the body and mind in their contribution to the rapidly changing cultural milieu in both Iran and the international art stage.
Janet Rady Fine Art represents some of the best and exciting artists emerging out of Iran today. This exhibition promises to be a treat by way of artistic accomplishments and intellectual inspiration.
Recommended and at :
Eisenacher Str. 6
Nähe Nollendorfplatz U1-U4, Bus M19, 187
Opening Hours: Tu-Fr 12-20h, Sa 12-18h
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Granted it is a traditional kind of affair but no less enjoyable. In fact the friend I went with commented on how refreshing it is to look at art that does not pretend to be anything else but simply tells of artists impressions, landscape views and situations presented and worked into paper with artistic competence and skill. Amongst exquisite watercolour landscapes from the last century I also found etchings and prints of today crafted to perfection, expressive drawings in pencil and moody pastels. Patrick Caulfield, Victor Pasmore are of course well know artists but many others I had not heard of before since it is not my specialist field. Bernard J Shapero Gallery had some great luscious black and white turn of the century photographs on show. A lot of the art is not out of one’s reach and prices start at around £100 for delightful small etchings or an exiting photograph. Marcus Campbell Art Books also has a stand with some bargains well worth browsing through.
It is a friendly and warm fair still open until the 7th of February. If you do go, have a look at Stand B15 where Vivienne Roberts from ‘foroneweekonly’ is showing the only outsider artists at the fair and has devoted a whole wall to Madge Gill’s work. For info contact:
It is the busiest time in the London Arts Calender and there is just not enough time to get around all the openings and parties! The launch of the Museum of Everything last night was the most exciting and unusual opening so far! It is UK’s first space dedicated to all things raw, self-taught, visionary and vernacular, voodoo, folkloristic.
How refreshing to see this fabulous well curated collection of ‘outsider art’. I wont spoil the surprise and describe it all in detail, but I highly recommend you pay a visit. The party at the launch reflected the unassuming but spectacular art all around and I could not help noticing how relaxed people are when the “bullshit” is taken out of art!
I ‘m off to Frieze now. but more about this later!
Werner Herzog and celebrating the one thousand’st click’s to my site today!
The last two weeks I overindulged in art all over town and was present at several talks and it would take me a week , and longer to describe and share it all.
But one of the highlights was hearing Werner Herzog at the South Bank on Saturday night. He Continue reading
An Exhibition by Paul Carter
Rm14 at the Standpoint gallery invites you to reside in a space entirely built from discarded objects, waste, building rubble even bread and meat are to be found if you look closely.
These amalgamations of dirt and rubbish, few people would give a second glance to when seen in our everyday lives. But viewed in the gallery they become something else and Paul Carter’s speculations on its meanings begin to reveal its intimate secrets. Continue reading
—-is an anis flavoured ice-lolly melting in my hands beside the gently lapping waves of an azure sea.
Most of us are on holiday – away- near and away- far.
London falls into its summer slumber and it’s possible to get a seat on the tube. The rush hour is half it’s normal volume there is the smell of bbq’s from back gardens and summer romance and pick nicks in the parks and of course festivals.
Guess what I miss London despite the fact that I am also on holiday and like most years I am spending some time in lovely Corsica. Napoleon’s Birth Place is a house on the coast of Ajaccio. Check out http://www.napoleon.org/en/magazine/museums/files
/National_Museum_the_Bonaparte.asp. Easy Jet is rarely easy but it has familiarised many an English traveller with this island of clean seas, sandy beaches and a choice of mountain terrain to climb for those who like adventure. The fellow traveller in the seat next to me was Corsican proper his joy and anticipation at returning home was infectious and what he most looked forward to after hard toil and learning the language in London was to relax and have a swim!
Wi Fi does not work today or tomorrow here in Solenzara so I have very kindly been offered a desk at the office of the Hotel Mare e Festa http://www.hotel-residence-corse.com
They offer a terrace under palm trees with outlook over boats bobbing in the harbour and should you ever be in these parts the food is delicious and fresh!
I will find art to write about, just watch this space but in the meantime read my take on Simon Faithful’s art and experiments. Great show and I personally prefer it to ‘Deceitful Moon’, which is also on at the Hayward Project Space. Clearly art is a matter of taste. The curator’s attempt at a conceptual melange of a fairy tale man in the moon from times past and the conspiracy theories still lingering that the moon landing never happened somehow failed to engage me. And I leave it up to you dear readers to challenge it in your own words in my comments box!
Johanna Billing’s film “Where She Is At” was filmed at the Ingestrand baths outside Oslo in 2001. It is about a young woman and the quiet struggle with herself on the high diving tower. Dare she jump?
I saw this piece in 2001 and renewed at the Camden Arts Centre this week. I noticed that the film has lost none of its impact. Johanna Billing chooses significant and less significant moments in time that we can all identify with and are in them selves timeless.
Its good to watch it a few times , because every time the tension seems to increase for some unexplainable reason!
Also showing is “I’m lost without your rhythm” and there is a great program of talks. check it out at the
Camden Arts Centre
10 July – 13th September 2009