Wednesday, December 4, 2013
For the fourth year running the ICA welcomes the New Contemporaries exhibition. This year’s selectors Ryan Gander, Chantal Joffe and Nathaniel Mellors have chosen outstanding works by the most promising artists coming out of UK art schools from a range of over 1,500 submissions. 46 artists in total are featured in the exhibition.
Throughout the exhibition's history a wealth of established artists have participated in New Contemporaries, including Jake & Dinos Chapman, Anthony Gormley, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Mike Nelson and Jane and Louise Wilson; whilst more recent emerging artists including Ed Atkins, Peles Empire, Nathaniel Mellors, Haroon Mirza and Laure Prouvost have also shown their work.
Participating artists for 2013 are: Aisha Abid Hussain, Rebecca Ackroyd, Thomas Aitchison, Lewis Betts, Jason Brown, Fatma Bucak, Agnes Calf, Lauren Cohen, Patrick Cole, Menna Cominetti, Calum Crawford, Mark Essen, Adham Faramawy, Ophelia Finke, Grant Foster, Archie Franks, Joe Frazer, Kate Hawkins, Adam Hogarth, Catherine Hughes, Antoine L'Heureux, Roman Liška, Lana Locke, Alexandra McNamee, Steven Morgana, Laura O'Neill, Hardeep Pandhal, Julia Parkinson, Joanna Piotrowska, Hannah Regel, Dante Rendle Traynor, Daniela Sarigu, Ferdinand Saumarez Smith, Yves Scherer, Simon Senn, Isabelle Southwood, Josephine Sowden, Marlene Steyn, Matthias Tharang, Shelley Theodore, Esme Toler, Sarah Tynan, Maarten van den Bos, Dominic Watson, Tom Worsfold, Tim Zercie.
Monday, December 2, 2013
This is the work of artist Phillip K Smith III in Joshua Tree, California. The piece, called “Lucid Stead”, completely transformed the 70-year-old abandoned homesteader shack into a structure that constantly contrasts its surrounding environment, as the light changes throughout the day.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Next October, Vivienne Westwood’s memoir will be published. How exciting! The book, ghost written by her friend and biographer Ian Kelly will be published by Picador, publishing house.
"The living deserve respect. The dead deserve the truth; Ian and I are working together on this and I am excited that this will be my story, the story nobody ever did before," said Westwood.
Photo: Robert LaPrelle.
Designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) and Kendall/Heaton Associates, the highly anticipated expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum opened on Wednesday 27 November 2013. Surrounded by elms and red oaks, Renzo Piano’s 101,130--square--foot colonnaded pavilion stands as an expression of simplicity and lightness—glass, concrete and wood—some 65 yards to the west of Louis I. Kahn’s signature cycloid--vaulted museum of 1972.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Auguste Rodin, Pallas with the Parthenon.© musée Rodin. Photo: C. Baraja.
An exhibition presented at Paris' Rodin Museum explores the fascinating dialogue between the Greco-Roman antiquities and his own art. Pieces are drawn from his own collection, those on loan from other collections and the works of the great artist himself.
On until 16th February 2014.
Stylist, patron of the arts, muse, mentor or simply eccentric aristocrat are all good adjectives to describe the late British fashion editor Isabella Blow.
The Somerset House exhibition in London takes a look at Blow's life and wardrobe, including some spectacular early pieces by designer Alexander McQueen and milliner Philip Treacy who she helped nurture from students to global stars. She also worked with some of the world's best photographers and discovered top models such as Stella Tennant. "She had a talent for spotting talent," said Shonagh Marshall, co-curator of "Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!", which opened at Somerset House last Wednesday. "It was all about the relationships she had with people. She brought everyone together."
Despite her exuberant style, Blow suffered from acute depression and in 2007, at the age of 48, she killed herself by drinking weedkiller. It was her seventh suicide attempt in 14 months. She left behind her beloved collection of clothes which was bought by her close friend, heiress Daphne Guinness. Guinness is now putting them on public display for the first time, in what she said was "a bittersweet event". "Isabella Blow made our world more vivid, trailing colour with every pace she took. It is a sorrier place for her absence," she said.