03 07 2011
My School History Art project launched. More news at School History Art Project.
23 11 2010
Akane is in the process of developing a sculpture series with a school in East London. This project has evolved out of her DOG Sculpture Installation and a primary school involved has taken the lesson learnt in that work and are now setting about producing their own public art installation. This is a real success story coming from DOG and the children involved have taken on board the lessons and practices taught and are now applying them to their own unique artistic insight.
The web site is being developed continually and this week as well as some technical improvements we are beginning to co-ordinate the texts and folders.
As a result of this we have included something about Takayama's ideas on found installations in her photography work. This interesting idea is going to be developed and Jack Adams will be writing about this in his blog Comparative Mythologist.
Well, I went to the private view for the UJADF Awards. There was only white wine available which is a bit of a shame as it gives me headaches and therefore I only drink red. Apparently there was some sushi but I didn't get any of it at all and neither did any of my guests! I was limited to five guests as in the words of the organiser "I don't want people coming along who just want to eat sushi". No doubt a very practical sentiment but I think in the end it appears he had shortened the concept to "I don't want people to eat sushi."
This may seem like a petty gripe but I did intend to invite people from the Sotheby's Institute of Art, a Curator friend from the V&A and other people with a genuine interest in collecting art. Thankfully, due to the restrictions imposed because of the potential consequences of unrestricted sushi consumption I didn't invite them to come and receive a glass of cheap British white wine.
This all seems a great shame because the artists, of a very diverse mix, had all put a lot of effort and gone to expense to make the show a success. As it is early days for this competition then we can all take heart that it can only get better in years to come and maybe the organisers will be able to afford gloves for when they mount the works next time!
Well at least the gallery was in the Wild West End of London, so appropriate.