Tag : 2007
Thursday, December 16th, 2010Share
Paola Pivi has a strong international profile for her photographic, sculptural, installation and performance works, in which she stages incongruous encounters. These unexpected juxtapositions create poetic, political and often humorous associations, and many in the past decade have incorporated animals. …
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010Share
Gallery staff are stocking Xu Zhen’s reconstruction of a typical modern Chinese supermarket. Fully stocked, but with empty packages, the installation is intended as an ironic and complex statement on the art world, hinting at the inflated market prices and voracious demand for contemporary Chinese art.
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010Share
Rivane Neuenschwander’s unique and multifaceted practice reflects on language, the natural world and the passing of time. Neuenschwander’s Mapa-mundi BR (postal) 2007 draws on the artist’s interest in language and the legacies of conceptual art traditions. The work’s serial presentation and the artist’s use of the international mail network to disseminate the work also links to a ‘proto-globalism’, which characterised the mail-art networks of Fluxus art in the 1960s and 1970s.
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010Share
The installation of Latifa Echakhch’s À chaque stencil une révolution (For each stencil a revolution) 2007 is nearing completion. In this instructional piece for a single gallery wall, the entire surface is covered in carbon paper with methylated spirits poured down its dark blue surface. The process creates unique variations in the shade and texture of the paper surface and causes traces of pigment to collect in pools of the solvent across the gallery floor.
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010Share
Arlo Mountford’s three-channel animated video work The Folly 2007-09 has been installed in the Gallery of Modern Art’s Media Gallery. In the work Mountford animates three paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The hunters in the snow 1565, The harvesters 1565 and Landscape with the fall of Icarus c.1558. Mountford set in motion the action implied in each painting, which occurs successively as the soundtrack leads the viewer’s attention from one animation to the next.