Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask

Visited the Gillian Wearing/ Claude Cahun exhibition at the Portrait Gallery. Wonderful wonderful exhibition and research experience as both artists ‘share a fascination with the self-portrait and use the self-image, through the medium of photography, to explore themes around identity and gender, which is often played out through masquerade and performance’. The whole exhibition was… Read More Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask

Talk: Art in Polarised Times (LCF)

Some notes and thoughts about the talk which was chaired by Jeremy Till – Head of CSM: pragmatic acceptance (worst approach to issues) current politics – accentuation of the old form but with a more corruptive method   Populism: political parties tend to represent sectional interests but populists pretend to promote themselves as ‘beyond politics’ populism… Read More Talk: Art in Polarised Times (LCF)

Tony Oursler

Started looking into the work of Tony Ourlser. At one point in this short documentary about his work he said that he ‘was always fascinated by how you constitute a figure in technology’, which has really excited me because I supposed one of my questions to myself is how do I constitute a figure using… Read More Tony Oursler

Adam Curtis – Is the Art World Responsible for Trump? Filmmaker Adam Curtis on Why Self-Expression Is Tearing Society Apart

http://www.artspace.com/magazine/interviews_features/qa/adam-curtis-hypernormalisation-interview-54468 ‘however radical your message is as an artist, you are doing it through self-expression—the central dominant ideology of modern capitalism. And by doing that, you’re actually far from questioning the monster and pulling the monster down. You’re feeding the monster. Because the more people come to believe that self-expression is the end of everything, is the… Read More Adam Curtis – Is the Art World Responsible for Trump? Filmmaker Adam Curtis on Why Self-Expression Is Tearing Society Apart