Tag: contemporary art

My Heavy Boots and Mona Hatoum´s Bunker at White Cube

3 years ago
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My Heavy Boots and Mona Hatoum´s Bunker at White Cube

Pach just bought me some new motorcycle boots as we are now daily commuting to Central London by motobike. Going by bike in the highway is quite scary and I do catch myself from time to time shutting my eyes whenever we squeeze in-between two trucks.  But its a cheap way to travel compared to taking the tube everyday. So for now, I gotta wear the boots.

They are not just bulky, they are also heavy.  And if stillettos can change a woman´s walk, I can attest to the fact that, these motorcycle boots have transformed my already detestable walk to something more grotesque. Pach calls my walk something akin to that of the grandma Fratteli in the movie The Goonies.

And if you do remember her, I can say I am also beginning to develop some scowl  in my face as I drag these heavy, bulky, new boots to Read More »

Ai Weiwei is still Missing

3 years ago
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Ai Weiwei is still Missing

I believe the controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is one of the last standing political artists in the world today.

Weiwei is  still being detained by the police as we speak after his plans of leaving the country was foiled. I was very excited about what I read last week that Weiwei was planning to transfer his studio in Berlin but now I don´t think this would ever be a possibility.  Europe would undoubtedly receive him with open arms (which I know they already did) and Weiwei will seal the fact that Berlin is still the preferred art destination.

Unfortunately, the Chinese government  is  bent on not letting him go. The Chinese authorities are  afraid of the growing global influence of Weiwei  --- (France, Germany and the US have already demanded the release of Weiwei.) Read More »

My Paparazzi Moment at Lorenzo Quinn´s Metamorphosis at Halcyon

3 years ago
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My Paparazzi Moment at Lorenzo Quinn´s Metamorphosis at Halcyon

After visiting the Opera Gallery,  I headed toward Halcyon which was on the same street. The door was swung open and I didn´t know if  that  meant  they were welcoming to visitors or because it was a particularly hot day in Central London and  they just needed some breezy respite.  I didn´t go inside  I saw  two gallery officers seating on their desks, heads bowed down, eyes fixed on their papers.   I peered in the window and the open door and with my camera, I was ready  to take a papparazzi shot. I positioned myself  in a spot where the gallery officers couldn´t see me. Click.

I was glad  to know that they were exhibiting works of the famed Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn who happened to be the son of  the late Hollywood actor Anthony Quinn. Read More »

Douglas Gordon: The Exhibit I Didn´t See plus The Art Newspaper

3 years ago
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Douglas Gordon: The Exhibit I Didn´t See plus The Art Newspaper

Forgive my ignorance, but I´ve heard little of the artist Douglas Gordon until I saw an ad on the Art Newspaper website:

Wanted: Editorial Intern based in Vauxhall, London Office Salary: Paid internship Three month-fixed internship

Woah! A paid internship for a monthly London newspaper on visual arts! First, paid internships are really hard to come by  so whoever gets this would already be like winning the lottery.  I can picture a sort of bloody  gladiator scene among  art graduates and art enthusiasts killing their way for the prize.  Read More »