Tag: sculptor

Tales of the Watchtower and the Release of Ai Weiwei: Following the Saga

3 years ago
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Tales of the Watchtower and the Release of Ai Weiwei: Following the Saga

Yesterday, it was announced that Ai Weiwei has been released. I, and the rest of the arts community rejoiced as soon as we heard the news. It´s a coincidence that I just finished reading Phaidon´s first monograph on Ai Weiwei and have finally grasped the language of his sculpture. Any celebration thrown now would be half-bake as we know that the story has not even reached the climax. We all know that Ai Weiwei will continually be "observed" and followed by the dreadfully invading CCTV. And unless he invents a whole new set of signs and Morse codes to communicate and let us know what really happened, then we need to follow the saga.

He´s on bail for Godsakes, for tax evasion and was released due to "good behaviour for confessing his crimes." He was able to speak to some reporters outside his studio today but was not able to talk about his detention 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 »

Knock, Knock Mr. Gormley

3 years ago
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Knock, Knock Mr. Gormley
Because I love art and for the sake of art, I was ready to work in unpaid positions even if the word SACRIFICE was flashing over my head.

For several months, I had been sending my CV for internship positions even if I was already way way too old to be one. I figure, no one is too old in this field especially because it is probably the only platform where people are allowed to aim for limitless possibilities - and so I thought that yeah it´s still a very open industry. Read More »