Category Contemporary Art

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 […]

Hidden Cardiff

Cardiff has some beautiful architecture. What’s so special about the feel of the city, is that its landscape is a reminder of different ages – architectural trends and styles . Just look around the urban landscape – can you guess where these photographs were taken?

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 […]

Chekhov’s Gun at G39

Chekhov’s Gun is full of questions and surprises. The theme of the exhibition is difficult to pin down: the artworks lead the visitor through a range of scenarios, that encourage them to question the events they see, and what is making them happen. The aspect of control is an interesting one. We are led to […]

Have you ever seen a painting move?

The Noord Nederlanse dance company is dissolving. The Dutch government has decided to stop funding the company – a great shame as the dancers in the three productions worked seamlessly together. Even if there were any mistakes, and I was assured by the choreographer Stephen Shropshire that there weren’t any, it wouldn’t have mattered because […]

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 […]

Héloïse Godfrey at Sherman Cymru

On Saturday 27 October Héloïse Godfrey presented a film called ‘Moving Narratives’ at Sherman Cymru, which also marked the start of her exhibition of the same name. For the past three months, Godfrey has been the first Artist-in-Residence at Sherman Cymru since its refurbishment. The evening started with a group of 4 dancers who moved to a […]