June 27, 2011

Young British Artists... the next wave

 British artist duo Heather & Ivan Morrison's 'Four (from the Blackened Bone series) 2011

Ever wondered what the next wave of young British artists are exploring? A new exhibition entitled 'As the World Turns' offers Sydneysiders a rare opportunity to view the work of eight of London's hottest contemporary artists, aged between 30 and 39 years.

Curated by Nina Miall, Director of one of London's leading commercial galleries Haunch of Venison, the exhibition  includes a large suspended kite, memorabilia from a fictitious Kraut rock band and a recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons slowed to the speed of the earth's rotation.

As the World Turns runs at Anna Schwartz Gallery at CarriageWorks (245 Wilson St, Darlington) until 21 August 2011.

June 20, 2011

Around the (art) world in 14 days

Vernissage of the Hong Kong Art Fair featuring light installations by Dan Flavin
The team at [art]iculate is just back from a whirlwind tour of some of the best contemporary visual art around the world taking in the Hong Kong Art Fair and the vernissage week of the 53rd Venice Biennale with a stopover at a few London galleries in between.

Highlights in Venice included Christian Marclay's 24 hour clock film collage in the Arsenale, Maurizio Cattelan's taxidermy pigeons peppered throughout the main Biennale Illuminazioni exhibition, tropical print military uniforms in the Korean pavilion, Urs Fischer's life-size, slow-melting wax figures and a wonderfully techno coloured light and perspex work by Gino Marotta in the Italian pavilion.
Work by Lee Yongbaek at the Korean pavilion in the Giardini, Venice
Slow burn: Urs Fischer's life-size wax figure in the Arsenale
Gino Marotta's light and perspex work in the Padiglione Italiano, Venice
Maurizio Cattelan's taxidermy pigeons sitting on the signage of the main Biennale exhibition building