Curatorial Practice in a Globalized World

Viewed on Youtube. I began watching the Guggenheim Symposium: Keynote: Curatorial Practice in a Globalized World and I was particularly interested in the views of Sara Raza and Pablo Leon de la Barra and found that this experience gave me much to reflect upon and consider in relation to my Dissertation topic of Diasporas, Loss and Globalization. Guggenheim Decoupling as discourse on the global south curatorial practice in a globalized world transcript When curating an exhibition on the issue of Diasporic communities, the curator is in the position of being an observer, an outsider looking in at the community – in…

Oriel Sycarth Gallery

 After the Etching with Don Braisby Workshop at the Regional Print Centre, I decided to visit the exhibition of Don’s work at Oriel Sycarth Gallery at Glyndwr University in Wrexham. Don is exhibiting here along with John Hedley. Don Braisby Research in The Art of Corrosion I Don Braisby is an artist printmaker currently conducting PhD reserch in Fine Art within the School of Creative Arts at Wrexham Glyndwr University. The prints on display focus on natural forms, surfaces and intense colour and reflect his interest in the use of electrolysis as a safe etching process. https://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/OrielSycharthGallery/Exhibitions/CurrentExhibitions/NaturalForms/ https://donbraisby.me/ I found…

Richard Long

After feedback from Emrys and Helen about the Contextual Studies 2 (ARF 501) Presentation I have spent some time thinking about Richard Long. Richard Long also has an affinity with nature and his work, which is often a documentation of his walks in the landscape, is about his interaction with the environment. While some of Richard Long’s walks are recorded by a photograph others, such as In the Clouds 1991 are text based. These pieces are sparse in nature, with a handful of words chosen to describe the long walks the artist makes all over the world. http://www.tate.org.uk/artist-rooms/collection/themes/artist-rooms-theme-language My only knowledge of Richard…

Joseph Beuys

After feedback from Emrys and Helen about the Contextual Studies 2 (ARF 501) Presentation I have spent some time thinking about Joseph Beuys and how he might influence my artwork. While Holzer is known for inserting her political statements into the public sphere, the German artist Joseph Beuys is lauded for his role using art for social transformation. Beuys positioned himself as artist, teacher and educator often articulating his thinking through extensive lectures, using blackboards to illustrate his ideas in works such as For the lecture: The social organism – a work of art, Bochum, 2nd March 1974 1974. Beuys own words were…

Text in Art

After feedback from Emrys and Helen about the Contextual Studies 2 (ARF 501) Presentation I have spent some time thinking about Text in Art. The terms ‘visual language’ or ‘vocabulary’ are typically used to describe the distinct characteristics of an artisthttp://www.tate.org.uk/artist-rooms/collection/themes/artist-rooms-theme-language’s practice. This employment of words is apt within the context of modern and contemporary art, since the use of written or spoken word has been a significant feature of artists’ practices since the early twentieth century. The use of letters and words in artworks is traditionally associated with authorship – the artist’s signature or inscription, often towards bottom of a painting or…

Pain and Anger in Art

After feedback from Emrys and Helen about the Contextual Studies 2 (ARF 501) Presentation I have spent some time thinking about Pain and Anger in Art. Pain doesn’t show up on a body scan and can’t be measured in a test. As a result, many chronic pain sufferers turn to art, opting to paint, draw or sculpt images in an effort to depict their pain. “It’s often much more difficult to put pain into words, which is one of the big problems with pain,” said Allan I. Basbaum, editor-in-chief of Pain, the medical journal of The International Association for the Study of…

Narrative Art

Narrative Art put simply tells a story, where the artist tells a story in the piece of artwork. Traditionally the Narrative Artist would make the assumption that the audience is familiar with the story he is telling, either from religion, myths or legends. In modern times, narrative art will tell a story or depict a scene from everyday life. The development of the contemporary art scene has seen the narrative become obsolete in the eyes of many artists, collectors and investors.  One of the reasons for this is that people have come to view the narrative as being indicative and…