Black Obsidian Sound System: People’s Art is the Genesis of their Freedom

Reading time: 5 minutes As we look at the art world we wonder if we, as human beings, are truly represented by the artworks created by contemporary artists, if in some way, world’s changes are reflected in the way they operate. This year, the Turner Art Prize has selected a shortlist consisting only of artist collectives who have worked closely with communities all across the UK … Continua a leggere Black Obsidian Sound System: People’s Art is the Genesis of their Freedom

PROJECT ART WORKS for Change

Reading time: 4 minutes Walking down the seaside in East Sussex during the pandemic you could pass by the windows of Hastings Contemporary and enjoy the show of Project Art Works. It is no news for the art world to visit a gallery without entering it. However, this time national lockdown was not a choice, and the show felt necessary to react to the hard … Continua a leggere PROJECT ART WORKS for Change

Cooking Sections or On Food and Art in the Climate Crisis

The artistic duo that wants to change our approach to food (and art) Reading time: 5 minutes Among the five collectives selected to compete for this year’s edition of the Turner Prize, Cooking Sections makes its appearance on the list. This duo, composed of Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe, was founded in 2013 in London, stemming from their common interest in architectural research linked … Continua a leggere Cooking Sections or On Food and Art in the Climate Crisis

GENTLE / RADICAL: A Practice of Intersectionality

Reading time: 4 minutes Gentle / Radical is a Welsh collective from Cardiff, placing cultural democratisation at the core of their activity – as clearly stated on their official website[1]. The group is composed of individuals with different backgrounds, from art professionals to community workers. The common purpose of this miscellaneous collective is the employment of art as a tool for social change. Their action … Continua a leggere GENTLE / RADICAL: A Practice of Intersectionality

Turner Prize: British Artists Only

Reading time: 4 minutes The Turner Prize is named after British Romantic painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), one of the most innovative and controversial artists in his days, who expressed a wish to establish a prize for young artists. His radical approach to art, inspired the initiative – signed by the Patrons of New Art (benefactors associated with the Tate Gallery) under the direction of Alan … Continua a leggere Turner Prize: British Artists Only

Arnulf Rainer e l’Azionismo Viennese

Tempo di lettura: 5 minuti Quando si pensa all’arte degli anni ’50 e ’60 (ma anche oltre) è difficile che qualcuno, storici dell’arte compresi, pensi all’attività e produzione artistica dell’Austria di quegli anni; spesso, infatti, si ricordano solo (con modalità più appropriate a riviste scandalistiche piuttosto che a pubblicazioni scientifiche) le azioni messe in atto dai Wiener Aktionisten, dimenticando tutta la produzione parallela a questo … Continua a leggere Arnulf Rainer e l’Azionismo Viennese