Met de eerstejaars Keramiek & Glas en Beeldhouwkunst ging het vorige week kort even over Grayson Perry. In de volgende video van Tate Talks gaat hij in gesprek met schrijfster Sarah Thornton over het thema 'What makes an Artist?'
Who do artists think they are? What myths are they rejecting and propagating? What is the social role of artists in different countries around the world today? How do artists negotiate power? Self-belief? Recognition? Author Sarah Thornton and artist Grayson Perry discuss how artists self-define and play the art-world game with particular attention to politics, kinship and craft, the three themes that structure Thornton’s forthcoming book, 33 Artists in 3 Acts. Thornton gained unprecedented access to major international artists, such as Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Marina Abramović, Francis Alÿs, Gabriel Orozco, Andrea Fraser, Christian Marclay and Isaac Julien to Damien Hirst and Grayson Perry himself. During the course of her five years of research, she investigated issues of credibility and self-belief, exploring the relationship between the artists’ everyday lives and art practices. Challenging preconceptions and unpicking the complex layers that form his identity, Perry offers insight into the influences and networks that feed into the development and production of his work.
Ook Gilbert & George kwamen voorbije week aan bod bij BA1. Op 4 maart kan je het kunstenaarsduo Gilbert & George in gesprek zien met curator Daniel Birnbaum, ditmaal is het gesprek georganiseerd door The White Cube.
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Vorige week las ik het boek 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' geschreven door Mark Haddon.
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.
Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor's dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened.