When walking around a gallery we must ask ourselves which is more valuable, image or experience itself?
The moment at which I knew Tate Modern’s new extension Switch House was doing something remarkable was not a moment spent looking at a piece of art – not really.
The dedicated photographer, once an animal of such prowess, has been ubiquitously usurped.
The Special Exhibition gallery in the Ashmolean is a significant space. Last year it housed over a hundred pieces by Andy Warhol, in an important exhibition that marked the first time many of the works had been exhibited in public. Yet, whilst significant, it is by no means an enormous space, especially if an exhibitionContinue reading “The birth of modernism: a journey in innovation”
In the Oberkassel area of Düsseldorf’s district 4, on the west side of the river Rhine, stands a rather remarkable building. It has white walls and a black roof, with numerous windows of various sizes – including a rather elegant loft extension. Indeed, if we ignore this extension and the roof terrace which sits aboveContinue reading “The Art of Our Time”
Warhol, armed with hundred dollars’ worth of change, took Ethel Scull to a photobooth and shot image after image after image.
The Barbican Centre, that gargantuan, sprawling labyrinth of brutalism, has been an intriguing space ever since it opened its doors to the public in 1982. Not only does its location in the heart of the City create a stark juxtaposition between its muted, Orwellian concrete and the polished sheen of the surrounding glass skyscrapers, theContinue reading “An artist’s obsessions”