The Art and Culture Magazine: Inside Issue 52
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, captures pop culture and politics.
Rudy Burckhardt records shapes and architecture.
Marc Isaacs' documentary The Road explores themes of loss and belonging.
BAFTA Shorts 2013
The short film is about to morph from a stepping stone into the main presentation.
Things have never been better for video game musicians.
In a rural landscape, Evening Hymns tells a melodic tale.
Akram Khan celebrates 100 years since Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring.
The Harbourfront Centre presents a collection of works from around the globe.
Film of the Month
by Rob Sorrenti
& Future Time Pictures
20 mins, 2011
Hollow is a sensitive observation about addiction. Exploring the idea that love isn’t always enough when it comes to getting clean and the sacrifice that comes with sobriety.
Winner of the Peoples' Choice Award: ASFF 2012.
Picks from the Blog
Film-maker turned fashion designer Miles Aldridge has delivered seductive sirens silk-screened in an electrifying palette to the forefront of the fashion world for 15 years. Although beginning his artistic career in the studios of Central St Martins, his photographs are heavy with references to 1950s America, reminding of Stepford wives and the blinding lights of Hollywood.
As part of Le French May in Hong Kong and Macau, One Central and Mandarin Oriental exhibits Living Sculptures by Pablo Reinoso. Running since mid April, the show runs until 14 July. Le French May is one of the largest French arts festivals in Asia. The event stages world-class events, ranging from visual arts to music, dance and performance. For this edition, French-Argentinean artist Pablo Reinoso has been invited to present his latest sculptures.
A larger-than-life balloon dog by Paul McCarthy, almost identical to Jeff Koons’, marks the north entrance to Frieze NY on Randall’s Island. Clearly an eye-catcher, the piece indicated the wealth of art to be seen once inside. For its sophomore year in New York, over 180 galleries from 40 nations representing over 1,000 artists exhibited, presenting only contemporary art and works made by living artists. The event ran 10 – 13 May.
Since 1988, Tate Liverpool has been the home of some of the world’s most important art works and attracted 15 million visitors. Opening its doors on 24 May, 1988, the gallery has become the most visited venue for modern and contemporary art outside of London. The gallery has already received several birthday wishes in the form of postcards, letters, emails and artworks, from Wayne Hemingway, Anthony McCall, Yoko Ono, Ed Ruscha, Bob and Roberta Smith, Zarina Bhimji and Colin Self.
Artistic duo Zhuang Hui and Dan’er exhibit their new work, 11 Degrees Incline, at Art Basel Hong Kong, which runs 23 – 26 May. Representing the Magician Space, Beijing, the pair have collaborated since 2005, working together on Leftover Material from The Carpenters, where they replicated 27 pieces of debris produced by carpenters. Celebrating the inaugural Art Basel Hong Kong art fair, the work will form part of the new Encounters section…