Mixed media

Sister Corita Kent’s Rules For Creatives – Why they matter today

Who was Corita Kent? Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) was a Roman Catholic nun and one of the most unusual artists of her time. Kent lived in Los Angeles, where she befriended contemporaries such as Alfred Hitchcock, John Cage, and Buckminster Fuller. Inspired by Andy Warhol, she started creating pop-art herself, specializing in printmaking and social …

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Mercedes Cabral in Isaac Julien's Playtime, 2014, Seven screen ultra high definition video installation with 7.1 surround sound, 66 min 57 sec.

Isaac Julien’s Playtime – A story of capitalism & crisis

What was Playtime by Isaac Julien? Playtime by Isaac Julien is an artwork that seeks to explore and bring to light the subject of capitalism. It consists of a seven-screen installation that was shot at Victoria Miro Wharf road in London. Amongst some of the prominent actors featured in this work are Merced Cabral, James …

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Artist Richard Long’s groundbreaking A line made by walking

The photograph reveals a straight line receding towards tall bushes and trees. It is a straight line of trampled grass that appears in a field. Below the image, the writing says A Line Made By Walking and England 1967. The whole artwork is a documentation of Richard Long’s land artwork. It documents his work: …

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Christian Marclay’s masterpiece The Clock – Edited over three years

Consisting of hundreds of Hollywood film clips depicting time in real-time as it plays, Christian Marclay’s The Clock was quite revolutionary at its release. The 24-hour montage of film and TV clips featuring clocks and watches was designed to be functional in that it actually told the time. As a result, visitors were led …

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What is the meaning of Christian Marclay’s Telephones?

Christian Marclay’s Telephones, created in 1995, was a skilfully edited arrangement of black-and-white, as well as color film clips that highlighted different subjects utilizing an array of telephones, all designed before the smartphone era that we live in today. At the time of its release, technology was just reaching its peak, which is why …

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What happens in Cyprien Gaillard’s Nightlife?

Background Cyprien Gaillard is known for creating work that interconnects history and nature, as well as humankind’s connection to both. In particular, Gaillard is known for exploring the beauty of failure and the natural collapse of things in general, and in particular, only deeply interested in ruins. His work spans numerous mediums, including etching, performance …

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