17 09, 2021

Should there be a Windrush Monument and what should it look like?

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June 22nd is Windrush Day, a date that celebrates the contributions of Afro-Caribbean migrants to the United Kingdom. In light of the UK government’s scandalous treatment of many members of the ‘Windrush Generation’ (named after the Empire Windrush ship which brought 492 Caribbean people to Britain in 1948), that same government announced that a [...]

15 04, 2021

Gillian Wearing, Marlene Dumas and Relational Art in the 1990s

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Nowadays contemporary art works are often created through in-depth processes of appropriating found imagery. In which, style plays a significant role in developing a narrative centered around different methods of communication and interactions between people and their environments. Nicolas Bourriaud in his 1998 book Esthétique relationnelle sets forth that relational art involves taking the [...]

2 10, 2020

Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Triptych of the ethical aesthetics

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Finalizing the modernist call between art and life, L. Abu Hamdan is both an artist and an audio investigator, working collaboratively with human- rights organizations, creating installations invested with the twofold status of artworks and pieces of evidence invested with judicial authority, admissible in courts. Innovative, unsettling, and multilayered, at the intersection with art [...]

8 07, 2020

Presence and absence in James Coleman’s Lapsus Exposure

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James Coleman is one of Ireland’s greatest artists. He has achieved international acclaim, having exhibited extensively since the 1970s. According to Krauss, Coleman’s work belongs to a ‘post-medium age’, a period where the traditional media of painting and sculpture were rejected in favour of alternative modes of expression. One only needs to think of [...]

17 05, 2020

Virtual online galleries: the aftermath of Covid19

By |May 17th, 2020|Visual Art|Comments Off on Virtual online galleries: the aftermath of Covid19

Unless you have been under a rock for the past few months, you may have noticed a change in modern life. And because of the situation, art has been affected by this too. So what does this mean for art now? Whilst a lot of people have time on their hands and not falling [...]