26 February 2014

Wabi-sabi and Bernard Leach

- Blog Just what is Wabi-Sabi and what role did it play in Bernard Leach’s work? Somewhere in between the spectrum from artisan to artist lies the respected body of work by Bernard Leach. His pottery and ceramics were fundamental in establishing this spectrum, and his ambitious undertaking to amalgamate eastern philosophies...

19 February 2014

Yoko Ono: War is Over! (If You Want It)

- Blog Yoko Ono’s current collective at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art aks “Who is Yoko Ono”? If we played a little with word association, Yoko Ono invariably comes alongside any Beatles-related train of thought. Audiences don’t know much about her apart from history painting her John Lennon’s wife, the lady that...

5 February 2014

Jake and Dinos Chapman: Come and See at the Serpentine Sackler

- Blog Zara Hadid’s newly designed Serpentine Sackler Gallery is no longer the most sought-after attraction in Hyde Park: the showcase within is the new highlight for art enthusiasts. It’s almost as though London’s chilly weather and Hyde Park’s gnarled winter-landscape have been carefully set up to create the perfect backdrop for...

21 January 2014

The Best Vinyl Art In 2013

- Blog This year there have been some awe-inspiring pieces of vinyl art produced. What’s stood out this year? In a time when owning a vinyl collection is the activity of “hardcore” music lovers, the Best Art Vinyl Awards have, since 2005, sought to share the love. Vinyl’s not dead The result...

16 January 2014

The Elusive Isa Genzken: Moma’s Retrospective

- Blog With a body of work spanning forty years, Isa Genzken remains a figure of mystery and intrigue. You’d think that an international artist with a retrospective at MoMa would be well known, but “who is Isa Genzken?” is a question wryly asked in MoMA’s online video introducing the artist. There is...