Tag Archives: contemporary

Keeping contemporary: Aperture; Source and Photoworks

We all know that the problem nowadays is not so much about finding information as selecting the appropriate information. We have access to so much information now that it can be difficult to sort out what is relevant to our … Continue reading

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What is contemporary art: conclusions (?)

By the time I got to H U Obrist’s Manifestos For The Future I saw a pattern for this book. The essays were all clever explorations of what the authors wanted to say in regard of art generally wrapped up … Continue reading

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A photo a day – big brother

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about the net today and its use for oppression and rebellion and so my image of the day was going to speak to that subject in pure collage form. But then I went … Continue reading

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Moving forward?

We have all looked at millions of images and seen many and varied approaches to photographic representation. It is interesting how representational styles ebb and flow during different historical times. One that I have long been drawn toward is that … Continue reading

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Another day another couple of approaches

Rather than isolate items within the frame or imbue the image was false values of movement (as some of my earlier work has done this week) I placed some kit into a plastic container and shot through it. I then … Continue reading

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What is Contemporary Art? 3

I continued with my exploration of definitions of contemporary art by reading Now and Elsewhere (Raqs Media Collective, 2010). Contemporary art is: equivocal as a label both an assertion and reticence to name ones place in time p41 or history … Continue reading

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Exhibitions and blogging

Good and Bad Art This question arose as I read a review of Mirror City, the new exhibition at the Hayward Gallery.  The Guardian’s review was not good. The first criticism is that the exhibition is presented as a mediation  … Continue reading

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Today’s symposium – the nature of digital

Ed advised that we were going to explore how the nature of information has been changed by digital media is relevant to the creation of art. We went through a brief history of web coding Writing Html merged format and … Continue reading

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What is Contemporary Art? 2 (and other things)

These are just some short notes: Contemporary art according to Groyes is defined by having some of the following features: Recently made and reduced– but why as it ignored the flow of life; the present hinders us from making art … Continue reading

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A photo a day – missing

The idea for this photo came from a strange place. Lisa Castanger’s Hidden in Plain Sight series of images of babies in the arms of adults hidden under cloth covers stuck me for several reasons (2014).  Firstly the images speak … Continue reading

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