Art theory

Video Art?

A friend of a friend, who shall remain nameless (because I don’t know her name), bluntly stated to my friend that she wasn’t going  to even attempt to project her work as a video in a gallery space because what gallery would want to sell that? She choose instead to reproduce her photos on a […]

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A few weeks back our tutor put forward a potential exhibition space for us to use. It was in a basement of a pub called “The Flying Dutchman.” Having an exhibition in spaces like this is not uncommon. But what was a bit unusual was that this space was normally used for bondage and fetish […]

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Art for the masses

Our M.A essay deadline is looming. In just three weeks I have to hand it in. Over the last few years I have  dreaded these deadlines. I have often struggled to find an interesting topic – one that has enough information available in the library, while also being something relevant and current. Without fail I […]

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But is it art?

      I have decided I want to have a conversation with Peckham council. Though not in the normal sense of the word. More of an argument on the street about what is art and what is graffiti. So far they seem to disagree with me that my work is art. A few weeks back, […]

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The Observer.

  Francis Alys’ website says very little about the artist. It simply states “Born in Belgium, 1959. Lives and works in Mexico City.” And then you are left with his videos.  His titles for his performances are called things like “Sometimes making leads to nothing” or “Don’t cross the Bridge before you get to the […]

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Tackling Adorno

When we first started college we were given a number of texts to read for future seminars. I was excited to start reading, until I came across Theodore Adorno (cue scary music). His writing seemed almost impenetrable. I spent quite some time re-reading sentences and coming up at a loss! My art theory knowledge could […]

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