Modern Art Oxford presents Teacher of Dance, the first major UK exhibition of the Seoul- and Berlin-based artist Haegue Yang. Yang has developed a distinctive practice of colourful and sensorial installations and sculptures that seek to occupy the spaces where public and private meet and contend with one another. Through her work, Yang discloses narratives, individual portraits and her own sentiments, reflecting the balance of research and intuitive enquiry that underlies her practice. She predominantly uses materials drawn from the domestic realm, yet employs an abstract language to free the work from any narratives that influenced her production process. (via)
DAZED & CONFUSED MAGAZINE | AUGUST 2011
‘A C C E L E R A T E !’
Ahead of her astonishing multimedia album, iPad ‘App Suite’ and performance residency, Dazed invites Björk to explore her influences as a guest editor for a very special 200th issue of Dazed, featuring some of the world’s leading scientists, creative technologists and musical pioneers — plus Björk herself! (via)
Nishikata Ryota, Yozutsumi (Nightfall) (via Collect 2010: May 14-17, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK: Toku Art -Contemporary Japanese Ceramics & Applied Arts)
I saw this piece at Collect in May and it’s beautiful, definitely worth clicking through to see at high resolution. This bowl is made of copper and the inside is gilded with silver. The outside has this beautiful bluey indigo patina where Nishikata has accentuated the texture on the copper by applying liver of sulphur then rubbing it back, then boiled in a solution to create the beautiful blue colour (via).
Right now, on display at the Nancy Margolis Gallery are Eva Hild’s aluminum outdoor sculptures.
“Hild, known for her white and dark ethereal flowing ceramic forms, has ventured to another material and process. Hild’s new sculpture is made of aluminum, may be installed outdoors, is similar in design to her elegant white and dark sculpture, however the process is quite different.”
“Hild builds the initial model for the sculpture, and the skilled technicians at the foundry prepare the mold from the model. After the casting is completed it is coated with a sealer to protect the surface from erosion. Hild also has made very large scale public sculptures that are installed in Boras, Sweden where she lives and works, and in other locations in Sweden.”
~~ JJ (via)