Category Art exhibitions

Schwitters in Britain : Tate Britain, London

Schwitters in Britain is a compelling exhibition because it charts the artist’s interest in ephemera, as well as the formal investigations of figuration and abstraction, painting and assemblage that preoccupied his work. Through these two outlets, we learn the importance of “place” in Schwitters’ practice. Following his inclusion in the Entartete Kunst exhibition in 1937 […]

Jo Longhurst ‘Other Spaces’ at Ffotogallery

In its last few weeks, Jo Longhurst’s Other Spaces is on at the Ffotogallery in Penarth. The artist has considered the aspect of art and performance, and now these two concepts compliment one and other in the gallery space. The performance we see explores the intense physical and emotional experience of sportsmen and women, in […]

Bedwyr Williams ‘My Bad’ at the Mission Gallery

The exhibition ‘My Bad’ by artist Bedwyr Williams is now in its final days at the Mission Gallery in Swansea.  The exhibition is full of newly commissioned work- which includes installation and sculptural pieces. This exhibition is said to be one of the most comprehensive of the artist’s work to date. The show has allowed […]

…Teresa Margolles…seen it all before?

I have spoken to people working in galleries here in Cardiff, who often tell me that it is difficult to get people over from London to visit Cardiff city and take in its art scene. If we take the winner of Artes Mundi 5, perhaps this gives an insight into why London based curators are […]

And the winner is…?

And the winner is…? The winner of Artes Mundi will be announced tomorrow. The artworks are all very different, and bring together a variety of media into the gallery. This interdisciplinary art prize is the biggest prize, in terms of the prize money, and all eyes will be on the winner this week. Who do […]

Modern Alchemists

Life and death will come together at the Capitol Arcade in Cardiff. This is the theme of the second of its kind, an show which opens this week, and the exhibiting artists are all young (supposedly) and talented. Emerging artists, to use the art-world lingo, have such a difficult time. The words most often on […]

Artes Mundi

So what? Here are the reasons why you should be interested in Artes Mundi. It’s the biggest cash prize offered to international (‘Artes Mundi’: Art of the World) contemporary artists by any UK organisation: the winner gets £40,000 and the other exhibitors receive £4,000 each. As it’s happening in Cardiff, it’s a good reason to […]

Open House

When I was curating, I was often asked the question by artists “how can I get my work shown in a famous gallery?”. There’s no hard and fast answer to this. For artists starting out it’s a hard to make it into the newest exhibitions and to have their artwork in the biggest art galleries. […]

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