Archive for January, 2010

Put work in a gallery and it becomes art. Put it in a bin and it becomes rubbish. But put work in a bin in a gallery, and you may find it becomes both. Such is the strange new context for the many damaged pieces already piling up in the Art Bin. Take the glass-encrusted […]

Modern Times – Responding to Chaos, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, until March 14 2010 Attempts to build a world order invariably result in chaos. Some of the outcomes can be seen at a new exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. Modern Times: Responding to Chaos is the first of a series of shows in which creative protagonists […]

Here’s a(n incomplete) pick of East London galleries written up for Culture24. Could be of interest if you’re not familiar with the area. It’s a follow up to this previously posted piece on the current scene over there.

  Exhibition: Michael Landy – Art Bin, the South London Gallery, January 29 – March 14 2010 Michael Landy, who famously destroyed all his possessions in the name of art, is set to dispose of a whole gallery of art, perhaps in the name of destruction. For six weeks Landy will turn the South London […]

Cultex – Textile as a Cross-Cultural Language, The Hub: National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, January 30 – April 18 2010 The cultures of Norway and Japan are as far removed geographically as almost any but the UK premiere of a new exhibition shows bridges built across continents using textiles. Cultex, which opens […]

Spike Island will hold the first major solo show in a public space for Amanda Beech. The West Country gallery promises a nightmarish trip to America’s West Coast. Sanity Assassin is a three screen video installation with a sinister sculptural element, a series of chainsaws atop a mirrored plinth. This display, based on a real […]

Work by modern day shaman Marcus Coates is on show at Milton Keynes Gallery in the first UK public space to hold a survey of the artist’s work. Psychopomp includes early film pieces, sculpture, sound, costume, photography as well as new work. In many of the pieces Coates goes to extreme lengths to commune with […]