Tag Archives: contemporary art

DISTURBS

Baby sometimes disturbs my afternoon dognaps (he’s a lot more demanding than me) so I sashayed over to @tate modern for #monahatoum.

“I want the work in the first instance to have a strong formal presence and through the physical experience to activate a psychological and emotional response.”

Don’t we all, love.

There was a cheese grater turned into a bed which I thought was a clever idea.

Reminded me a lot of the old nail iron of Man Ray.

“A world characterised by conflicts and contradictions.”

You’re telling me.

But Staffies are lovers not fighters.

5 Colin Stars.

I really liked it.

Cheers,

Martin x

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SITTING DOWN

I was caught in a synaptic circus this Sunday afternoon.

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Rose English @camdenartsctr.

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It was also dark and I didn’t realise there were seats for a while and when I did I was pleased because my absolute favourite thing is sitting down.

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Some words: darkness, synaptic circus, chairs, glass, sopranos, filigree, it’s a balancing act, blowing, shattering, flying.

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Not sure I understood it but I liked it.

5 Colin Stars.

You should go.

Except you can’t coz it finishes today.

Oh well, eh?

Life.

Cheers,

Martin x

  

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UNDEAD

There was a lot going on #champagnelife @saatchi_gallery.

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Some words: Goats, Minnie Mouse, Sweden, the elderly, cows, body builders, terrorists, pots and pans, dead horses, undead people and a cockatoo.

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I mean, that’s essentially it but you should still go because it’s very good.

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Especially the huge pictures of the old ladies.

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‘An emptying of images of all meaning.’

Or a ‘powerful statement about our contemporary image culture.’

Nicked that from the guide book. 

4 Colin Stars

Cheers,

Martin x

 

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DEAD BIRDS

“We don’t know what’s really out there.”

“Just more lonely stars I guess.”

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A lot going on AND you have to keep a sticker on display @_thewhitechapel #electronicsuperhighway.

Some words: dead birds, karaoke, rude things, Facebook, searching for Colin Heinink, Kurt Schwitters, an eye, many many televisions and PacMan.

That covers it.

3 Colin Stars.

Cheers,

Martin x 

 

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CHILL

I like art when it’s on the button.

Like ‘Big Data’ at Somerset House and this…

‘Use, user, used’ @zabludowicz_col.

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Cutting into 24 hour work culture through…

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cats, boxes, heads, wonderlands, graphics, screens, dancers (we thought they were just people there), wrecks, coats, hammers, sickles and Britney

Just what we’ve always wanted.

Chill people.

Cheers,

Martin x

  

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NERVOUS

Sometimes you want to do something but not too many things and nothing hard.

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I’m going to say again about Herald St in Bethnal Green.

They’re are 5 galleries.

All free.

All showing interesting art.

You have to buzz but then it’s like a succession of aladdins caves.

Don’t be nervous.

Visual Art is easy.

Cheers,

Martin x

 

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CRUSTACEANS 

“I taste faint regret but know there’s no going back.”

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Well I’ll be!

There’s a lot going on.

#jonrafman @zabludowicz_col

You can:

a) lie in a ball pit.

b) lie on a water bed.

c) sit in a cup board.

d) sit and watch films.

e) do a maze thing (if you’ve booked).

f) look at the art.

Some words: balls, art, computer games, nudity, gunk, bedrooms, crustaceans, ladies of ill repute, sculpture, hot, church.

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>>Why are you here?

>>I came to retrace my steps.

I think it was about immersion in a virtual world or something.

I liked it.

Cheers,

Martin xx

  

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WHERE

This is interesting.

@Tpgallery.

 
Where will it all end?

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Plus: Free before midday.

Cheers,

Martin xx

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FIZZED

The oil portraits conjured awe, the sketches fizzed and the landscapes packed punch.

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Frank Auerbach @tate.

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My daddy had been showing these in 2D to his kids in class and wishes they could see the 3D.

Because there is so much texture… So much body to them.

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5 Colin Stars

Cheers,

Martin xx

  

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POETIC

They say:

“As poetic as it is political, her work investigates movement, exchange, transformation, resistance and silenced historical narratives.”

Blimey.

#emilyjacir @_thewhitechapel

We say:

Some words: photographs, newspaper cuttings, music clips, telephone recordings, letters, postcards.

Fragments of a life.

“Shortly before his death, Wael destroyed his poems and everything he had ever wrote.”

Cheers,

Martin xx

  

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