Friday, 5 August 2016

Joel Meyerowitz's photographs of Morandi's objects

In 2015 the photographer Joel Meyerowitz sat at the work table in Giorgio Morandi’s Bologna home, where the painter sat for over 40 years making his still lifes. Using only the warm natural light in the room, he photographed Morandi’s objects. In the photographs, each object sits on Morandi’s table, which still bears the marks the painter drew to set the positions of his subjects. In the background is the same paper that Morandi left on the wall, now brittle and yellow with age. A book of the photographs was published Damiani this year.

Friday, 29 April 2016

David Hockney - The Yosemite Suite

Hockney's iPad drawing on show at Pace gallery in New York from 28th of April until June the 18th.
Untitled No.9 from The Yosemite Suite, iPad drawing printed on paper (94cm x 71.1cm).
Untitled No.4 from The Yosemite Suite, iPad drawing printed on paper (94cm x 71.1cm). 
Untitled No.8 from The Yosemite Suite, iPad drawing printed on paper (94cm x 71.1cm).

Friday, 15 January 2016

Friday, 23 October 2015

Andrea Galvani - The End [Action #1]

A nice project from the artist Andrea Galvani on display in New York earlier this year.

'The End [Action #1], an Art in General New Commission, is a homage to the heliocentric model of our solar system championed by Galileo Galilei, father of modern cosmology. Over the course of months, Andrea Galvani coordinated with local cameramen to film the sunrise along the eastern coastlines of five different Central American countries. On January 8th, the anniversary of Galileo’s death in 1642, the event was filmed in over 30 different locations simultaneously. Discrepancies between atmospheric conditions, the sensitivity of 16mm film technology, and the movements of each individual manifest as a prism of time and space. The architecture of The End [Action #1] was conceived as an ephemeral monument — pedestals of light designed to be used by seven vocalists whose voices activate and enliven the space at different times throughout the exhibition.'

Here are some stills form the films and some shots of the installation....

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Friday, 14 August 2015

'Mineo' by Julian Mährlein

A nice project by Julian Mährlein set in a small mountain village in Sicily called Mineo. Mineo is home to Europe's largest asylum seekers centre CARA. Here 3200 refugees from Sudan, Nigeria, Eritrea, Gambia, Liberia, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan and elsewhere wait for up to 2 years for permission to enter the EU.
Julian has taken a series of portraits and incidentals in the area surrounding the camp.