Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Wilding contrasts

Playing with contrasting materials and textures are Alison Wilding's large-scale sculptures at Tate Britain, London 2013:

I'm heading back to Toronto this evening.  More London pictures and updates on my Twitter site.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Erkmen intervals

Turkish artist Ayşe Erkmen's Intervals currently showing at The Curve of the Barbican is an experiential journey through a series of scenic backdrops, which are constantly being slowly lowered and raised, obstructing and unblocking one's journey through The Curve like walking through different scenes of a play.

Erkmen at the Barbican, London 2013:

More recent London pictures on my Twitter site.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

New New Order

When I visited London's Saatchi Gallery in July, I saw only half of their show New Order: British Art Today.  Half of their galleries were closed at that time.  I was glad to see the other half yesterday.

Nicolas Deshayes and Natasha Peel:

Natasha Peel:

More London pictures taken yesterday on my new Twitter site.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Underground 150

Since all art venues were closed on Boxing Day, I took a rare opportunity to roam some busy streets of central London.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the world's oldest underground train, Transport for London's Art on the Underground invited 15 artists to participate in the 15 For 150 project.  The limited edition prints I saw at Piccadilly Circus station yesterday include ...

Wolfgang Tillmans:

Idris Khan:

Runa Islam:

TfL's ongoing Tube Map projects have also continued to draw big names this year to design their map covers.  Earlier this year, there was Mona Hatoum (the May 2013 edition):

The most recent is Imran Qureshi's December 2013 edition:

Some more pictures I took yesterday are available at my newly created Twitter site.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Jesus Christ + 12 Popes

The group exhibition New Order: British Art Today is still on.  Rafal Zawistowski's Jesus Christ and the 12 Popes series at Saatchi Gallery, London 2013: