Archive for February, 2010

Exhibition: Jordan Baseman – The Most Powerful Weapon in this World, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, until May 9 2010 Jordan Baseman knows a thing or two about juxtaposition, as you might expect from an artist with roots in the US who now lives and works in the UK At Baltic he uses unlikely […]

Exhibition: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Parasol Unit, London, until April 25 2010 “Human dramas” may bring to mind the worst sort of sunday evening TV, but don’t be put off by Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s description of her own work. It’s true the Finnish video artist deals with universal themes, such as love and death. Her primal emotions and […]

Exhibition: Tom Pope – The Escapades of the Higher Man, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, until April 18 2010 Having foreseen the coming of the Higher Man, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche had, surely, grand deeds in mind. He could not have predicted a photographer from Bristol would come along and try to catch a bucket of […]

The end of the world is nigh in the art of Richard Grayson. But we might just be saved by work like this. It has a light touch, which never gives way to despair. There is irony even in the title of Ways The World Ends. Competing prophecies are ranged against one another in acid-coloured […]

Exhibition: Tatton Park Biennial 2010 – Framing Identity, Tatton Park, Knutsford, May 8 – September 26 2010 Stately homes and historic properties may often throw open their doors, but they don’t usually open themselves up to critical interrogation. For the 2010 Tatton Park Biennial, 21 contemporary artists were invited to respond to the mansion and […]

Exhibition: Anthony Schrag – Wrasslin’, The Punch and Judy Gazebo, Margate Beach, February 20 2010 Scrapping on Margate beach sounds like the antithesis of art, but this Saturday artist Anthony Schrag will be on hand to wrestle with the public. Advance publicity offers the chance to use him as a “human punchbag”. It claims that […]

In coming weeks the Youth Advisory Board from the Institute of International Visual Arts (aka the Inivators from Iniva) have planned three events to focus on diversity in the arts. Teaming up with artist Yara El-Sherbini, they have produced an alternative version of popular board game Guess Who? Visitors to the Education Space at Rivington […]