Friday, 23 December 2011
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Last night on my daily nightly cruise, I pumped artists working on the new Portobello wall installation for 2012.
Atom Rooms opened their doors to the world about a year and seven months ago around West London, and they brought the spotlight to new movements and positioned emerging artists in to the public eye under the curation of Mark Feathers.
The portobello wall installation 2012 is as you may say a public catalogue of the galleries most important works and artists endorsed by Kensington and Chelsea arts department.
Here are some of the art on the wall, when you get a chance, stroll down Portobello Market and have a look for your self
Friday, 16 December 2011
In honor of the release of their fantastic new LP, undun, The Roots have called on the talents of director Clifton Bell to put together a short film featuring four highlights from the album – “Tip The Scale”, “Sleep,” “Stomp,” and “Make My”. Watch the black & white clip below:
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Friday, 2 December 2011
Cycling is one of the most common forms of transportation in China, but Weiwei manipulates the bicycles by removing their primary function and making them static. The freedom associated with cycling is lost and the bicycles are piled together in a labyrinth-like way that renders them useless and immobile. Visitors can stand below the installation and see each detail from a new angle, gaining a new perspective on the bicycles and reflecting on their meaning.
The show assembles 21 exhibits of the artist’s work in total, including the display ‘Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads’, which consists of a series of large bronze animal heads staked on posts in a circular formation. The installation works within the context of historical dispute and tradition in China.
Weiwei created the exhibition following a four month political detention for allegations of economic crimes. The artists’ brilliant work often has a social or political subtext, and continues to receive huge amounts of attention worldwide.
Images courtesy of Taipei Fine Arts Museum