The Art and Culture Magazine: Inside Issue 56
Vivian Maier’s striking
takes us through Iceland's
An overview of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013.
Atiq Rahimi’s The Patience Stone tells the tale of secrets, despair and rage.
Music documentaries have significantly exploded over the past few years.
Let the Music Pay
Examining the effects of corporations and music sponsorship deals.
The creators of Blink demonstrate the success of new British writers.
The Lyric’s season of Secret Theatre challenges the definitions of performance.
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
Los Angeles artist Alex Prager has spent the last 10 years constructing imagined scenes for her photographic work. Full of colour, tension and narrative, Prager’s images continue to play with the figure of the woman and she draws inspiration from classic Hollywood films, fashion advertising and icons of documentary photography. For the first time her work appears in a solo museum show in the USA in Face in the Crowd at the Corcoran Gallery of Art until 9 March.
The influence of Surrealism is as wide and varied as Surrealism itself. This was always likely – Surrealism was configured to swallow up anything anybody could deem as good by its designed combination of precision and vagueness in praising “the imagination”. It seems to have been so successful in this that “Surrealist” has basically become a synonym for “imaginative”; as though people weren’t imaginative before 1924.
Photographer and screenwriter Charlotte Colbert playfully examines the link between the imagined and the real in the context of the home in a new exhibition at Gazelli Art House, London. A Day at Home draws the figure of the writer and the housewife together as two individuals struggling to avoid being drawn into their setting and their imaginings respectively. Running 29 November until 15 December, the black and white images are shot on medium format film…
Audemars Piguet has teamed up with Galerie Perrotin to present an ambitious installation for Art Basel Miami Beach by French artist duo Kolkoz. Taking the form of a chalet floating in front the iconic modernist structure of the disused Miami Marine Stadium, the work, Curiosity, will be home to Audemars Piguet’s events throughout the week. The horology brand will also have a booth in the Collectors’ Lounge…
The road to Middlesbrough is a long one unless you live in the vicinity, but it is the existence of a miracle of architecture, namely mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) designed by Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects, that truly makes the long trip worthwhile. On arriving at mima to see William Tillyer: Against Nature, the highly anticipated retrospective, audiences are greeted by clouds dispersing in the shape of a tree…