Laughing but not Cavalier | the wit and works of Hans-Peter Feldmann

Laughing, but not Cavalier: As we ponder the po-faced narratives around the latest Turner Prize and of the cryptic assemblages of the winner, how about something festively cheery, more seasonal? The works of HPF are pointed, honed and have something of the Rake’s Progress about them…read more here

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Source: Laughing but not Cavalier – Wall Street International

Picture credit: (above) Hans-Peter Feldmann – Untitled – Oil on Canvas – 51 x 34 cm (20 1/8 x 13 3/8 in.) (SLG-HPF-09222) – Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery.

IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY

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In what seems to be the season for exhibitions with impossibly long names, this show at that spectacularly re-formed Mancunian gem, the Whitworth, is the result of a curatorial project between installation artist Elizabeth Price and Haywe. The litany of artists included by the pop performer-come 2012 Turner Prize winner Price, presents – on paper at least – a fascinating and seemingly impossible curatorial pile-up of names/styles such as Brancusi, Burra, Channer, Fuseli, Anthea Hamilton, Holzer, Paolini, Schneemann, Warhol and others. Read all about it here.

Runs 10 June to 31 October 2016

Street Art. Banksy & Co.   | Bologna, Italia

A few thoughts not only on this exhibition, but on the theme of art removed from its context to meet the needs of museum audiences and the market. Hence not a critique of curation or the venue – or even the show-  but questions about ethics, relocation and the significance of dislocated meaning…‘Art in the Urban Form’ at Palazzo Pepoli, Bologna, Italy.

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Street Art Banksy Co. L’arte allo stato urbano a Palazzo Pepoli, Bologna, Italy. Ph Federica Patti. Source: Street Art. Banksy & Co. – Wall Street International

Explaining a Dead Hare to Pictures

Forgive the non-accidental reference to Beuys, but a few words on the work of the much-missed and much misunderstood Barry Flanagan – sure to set hares running of course! But seriously, Flanagan, much misunderstood, inanely copied in the name of mistaken garden adornment – a rare man as they say in the old country. Click here for full article.

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Barry Flanagan, heap 3 ’67, 1967, hessian, sand,18 x 30 x 30 in 45.7 x 76.2 x 76.2 cm © The Estate of Barry Flanagan, 2015

Source: Barry Flanagan – Wall Street International