Art in London

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Michelangelo Pistoletto’s labyrinth at the Serpentine Gallery

Who is Michelangelo Pistoletto Michelangelo Pistoletto ranks as one of the most eminent artists of modern times. He was born in 1933 in the little Italian town of Biella. Since then, he has excelled as an artist. His works have redefined conceptual art. He has also played a leading role in furthering the popularity of …

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Get lost in Antony Gormley’s Mist Room – Blind Light

Introduction The Mist Room, which premiered on October 26 and lasted all through to December 1, 2007, was a major exhibition by artist Antony Gormley. The Mist Room became a critically acclaimed piece of work, managing to pull over 200,000 visitors. The installation, which was first hosted by the Hayward Gallery, London, was so successful, …

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SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion – Dynamic & almost fragile

Serpentine Gallery’s Pavilions In architectural language, pavilion refers to a subsidiary building that is either positioned separately or as an attachment to the main building. Often its function is creating pleasure and providing a place to rest. Pavilions also offer shade to shield us from too much exposure to the sun. All ages and abilities …

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Juergen Teller’s Go Sees – Fragile faces of the fashion industry

Who is Juergen Teller? Juergen Teller is a UK-based German fine art and fashion photographer. Throughout his career, Teller often blurs the lines between his personal and commissioned works in his campaigns, publications, editorials, and exhibitions. Go Sees Beginning in May 1998, Teller started to take pictures of his project Go Sees, taking over 462 …

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Rachel Whiteread’s 14,000 white cubes at Tate – Embankment

Introduction Rachel Whiteread’s installation Embankment stands out for many reasons. First, it’s the embodiment of several ideas. One who looks at it casually would conclude that it represents an obsession with boxes. Other than that, the combination of arctic icebergs, pristine crystal-clear massive causeway, and sugar-lump village all give it a distinct look that’s almost …

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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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Anish Kapoor’s Marsyas really is 150m long

Introduction Anish Kapoor is a British-Indian sculptor who is well-known especially for his large-scale sculptures and installations. His work does not entail and explore the human body but one of his finest creation Marsyas is an exception. A little about Anish Kapoor Many describe Kapoor’s work as enigmatic. He has been creating powdered pigment sculptures, …

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Why was Tracey Emin’s bed a shock to the audience?

Introduction Tracey Emin’s work is one that has always been shrouded in revelation and discovery, where she uses her real-life events as the inspiration for her works. So far, her art has become varied to include video installations, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, and even needlework. Emin’s work is characterized by an imminence and frequently sexually …

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Candida Höfer helps you discovering the world’s most stunning libraries

Introduction Nobody ever thinks of standing in the library aisles to take photographs, apart from Candida Höfer of course. She not only does a great job of bringing out the beautiful aspects of the spaces between books she takes but also captures the intensity of the reading mood. With no effort to stage any of …

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Louise Bourgeois – Maman (Spider), 1999, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai, 2018

Louise Bourgeois’s iconic spider Maman – Everything you need to know

Biography Introduction Louise Bourgeois’ art has always been inspired by her upbringing and childhood. As an artist, Bourgeois remained at the forefront of successive new developments for over six decades that she had been in the industry, and she always did so in her own powerful and inventively ingenious terms. In 1982, at the age …

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