Friday, 12 March 2010

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Friday, 21 August 2009

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Bloggers class research.

Anton Corbijn
Sophie Calle
Annie Leibovitz
Erwin Olaf
David Lachapelle

Friday, 20 February 2009

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Simon Starling, Shedboatshed

Shedboatshed (Mobile Architecture No 2) 2005 has a similar circularity. Starling dismantled a shed and turned it into a boat; loaded with the remains of the shed, the boat was paddled down the Rhine to a museum in Basel, dismantled and re-made into a shed.Both pilgrimages, provide a kind of buttress against the pressures of modernity, mass production and global capitalism.

Simon Starling, Tabernas Desert Run (2004)

Tabernas Desert Run (2004), bicycle fuelled by hydrogen and oxygen that he rode 66 kilometres across Spain's Tabernas Desert. The only waste product was water, which he then used to paint a watercolour of a cactus that he had seen on his trip.

Simon Starling, Turner prize

The Stuckists, demonstrate outside the Whitechappel gallery London.

Piero Manzoni, Artists Shit

Piero Manzoni

"Artist's shit" (Italian: "Merda d'artista") is a work of art by the Italian artist Piero Manzoni that was influenced by Marcel Duchamp's "Readymades".

In May 1961, Manzoni collected his own feces in 90 numbered cans, which contain 30 grams of feces each. He labelled them as "100% pure artist's shit" in Italian, English, French and German, and sold them for the price of their weight in gold. On May 23, 2007, an exemplar was sold for EUR124,000 at Sotheby's[1], and in October 2008, tin 083 was offered for sale at Sotheby's with an estimate of GBP50-70,000.[2].

Like Duchamp's "Readymades", "Artist's shit" questions the meaning of art as both cultural and consumer objects by inviting the viewer to confront a system that venerates cans of feces as works of art.[3]

Piero Manzoni

Conceptual Art Definition

“ In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art. – Sol LeWitt, "Paragraphs on Conceptual Art", Artforum, June 1967. ”

Saturday, 24 January 2009