The Art and Culture Magazine: Inside Issue 57
Sensing Spaces sees architectural practices create a multi-sensory experience.
Samantha VanDeman finds beauty and life in decaying and forgotten spaces.
The Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis explores the 1960's folk scene.
Iranian Asghar Farhadi’s The Past examines human relationships
Music and fashion are closely connected, but can musicians design?
Music documentaries have significantly exploded over the past few years.
Fuerzabruta celebrates street theatre and disregards reality for dreams.
The creators of Blink demonstrate the success of new British writers.
Film of the Month
Half Moon Run:
Call Me in the Afternoon Czlowiek Kamera
3 mins 26 sec, 2012
Surreal, split screen music video for Canadian trio Half Moon Run. Deep in the woods, just out of sight, curious things happen and not everything is as it seems
Music Video Winner
Picks from the Blog
Beijing’s Liu Wei grew up as part of generation of artists who experienced rapid urbanisation. But there’s no indication of the Chinese cityscape in this White Cube exhibition, Density. Throughout the show – which is presented over two floors – the audience is taken away from China into an unknown space where the voluminous masses that fill the gallery space are static and lifeless.
One of America’s most important contemporary photographers will be celebrated at The Hepworth Wakefield this February in the UK’s first major survey of work by Philip-Lorca diCorcia. The vast amount of images selected offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the full depth and complexity of diCorcia’s practice. Running 14 February until 1 June, the exhibition includes over 100 photographs from six major series.
Jed Divine’s solo photography exhibition at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery celebrates the development of his work into new territory, interrogating the spaces of the artist’s daily life and experience. Devine’s previous work of platinum palladium prints have been lauded for forty years, distinguished by their delicate small-scale monochrome still lifes, landscapes, and portraiture, a selection of which will be on view in the Project Space.
Ivan Argote is a young Colombian artist, who has been based in France since 2005, where he commenced studies at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts in Paris. Argote works with a multitude of media, always being provocative in his statements. One of his most widely-known gestures is a graffiti on two Piet Mondrian paintings at Centre Pompidou. Before, he danced to the Cure’s song “Close To You” in front of a black cross by Kazimir Malevich.
Los Angeles photographic art exposition, photo l.a. returns for its 23rd edition from 16 – 19 January. The long-standing event takes up residence in the iconic LA Mart building for the first time this year. Alongside the photography fair a number of galleries nearby will be working in unison to bring the best of art in LA to an international audience.
During the past decade there has been a proliferation of cultural practitioners interrogating the global politics and ethics of food production, distribution and consumption. In light of this, the Delfina Foundation has chosen 10 artists, curators and thinkers to explore the politics of food in the organisation’s first theme-based residency. The exhibition will run 20 January until 15 February.
An audio-visual live performance combining animated, kinetic lights with live electronic music, GRID reexamines the nature-technology relationship. The art installation is a work of designer Christopher Bauder (WHITEvoid) and consists of 50 motorised LED-rod triangles that form a massive dynamic grid, spreading over 200 square meters. Live generated sound connects directly to light animations and triggers spatial movements.
Chance plays an increasingly preponderant role in Didier Mencoboni’s latest works. His sculptures range from fluorescent, Calder-inspired dangling mobiles to photographs of shapes confected from the remaining dollops of paint stuck at the bottom of the artist’s sink. Mencoboni’s art spans the whole gamut of aleatoricism, ranging from minimal intervention to almost complete artistic control.
Ikon Gallery will be rolling out the celebrations in 2014 as they mark 50 years of championing modern and contemporary art with a special series of events and exhibitions. Casting a nostalgic glance back to some of its landmark exhibitions over the past five decades and the now famous faces whose careers were nurtured in the gallery, Ikon 50 promises a varied programme…
Cardboard, metal and wire and other everyday objects play their role in creating the simple and functional displays of Zimoun’s (b.1977) new exhibition, Rotations, at the Backlit gallery until Tuesday 31 December. His first solo exhibition in England, the Swiss artist builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound, unique installations that fuse the visual, sonic and special elements together.