Sunil Pawar Interview18/07/2012
Sunil Pawar is a freelance illustrator who is not constricted to a particular medium of work, this allowing his creativity to extend the boundaries and capture the attention. Working under the banner Slingshot London ltd, Pawar has worked with some of the leading names in the creative world from from local pirate radio stations to international fashion houses while notable names include Junya Watanabe, Levi"s, Converse and even Atari and BBC.
James Oliver: Can you tell us about your journey through childhood?
GENERATION GAP: IN DEFENSE OF DEITCH18/07/2012
There has been a lot of gab around the Los Angeles art scene recently with respect to the resignation of four important artists from the board of trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Over the last week, John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, Catherine Opie and Ed Ruscha have all left in protest of the dismissal/resignation of chief curator Paul Schimmel.
Source - The Breaks: Aaron Rose
Drawing a Blank (On Forgetting, Refusal, Censure and Impotence)17/07/2012
"I'm explaining myself. I'm talking to you with a drink in one hand. At the open bar in the lobby of the reception for what's-his-name. Except when I get to my point I pause. There's a name I'm missing. Maybe it's yours. What I've forgotten is perhaps more important than what I've said. And you're politely waiting. And I stutter some half-sentences that don't come close to what I meant. But you nod anyway. Later that night at home in bed in the dark I'll recall just what it was I wanted to say.
// July 14, 2012 — August 18, 2012
Source - David Kordansky Gallery
Jean-Michel Basquiat / Andy Warhol: Olympic Rings16/07/2012
To coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, Gagosian Gallery is presents Olympic Rings, a painting made by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1985.
// Tuesday, 19 June–Saturday, 11 August 2012
Source - Gagosian Gallery
Michael Parekowhai: On First Looking into Chapman's Homer14/07/2012
At the edge of the earthquake disfigured red-zone in Christchurch, New Zealand, are two imposing bronze bulls atop grand pianos. Overlooking this indelibly altered landscape, in a building that managed to survive the destruction, is a Steinway piano, deep red and carved with Maori motifs. These artworks, which make up the Michael Parekowhai’s exhibition, On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer, have returned to New Zealand after taking up residence first at the 54th Venice Biennale, and then musée du quai Branly in Paris.
// Special Thanks to Michael Lett Gallery
Photographer - John Collie
Clementine Widdowson - de Pressigny
Reading Ed Ruscha12/07/2012
The work of Ed Ruscha is not easily allocated to any one established category. Assigned to the pop movement in his early career, and later to conceptual art, the artist has never confined himself to one medium. There are, however, some constants displayed in the his work; namely, writing. Whether in print form or painted onto canvas, words are a thread that run through from his earliest beginnings to the present.
Dogma: Curated by Gianni Jetzer10/07/2012
New York-based gallery Metro Pictures presents Dogma, a group exhibition organized by Swiss Institute director Gianni Jetzer. Bringing together works by a diverse group of contemporary artists, Dogma looks at the inextricable relationship that tens of thousands of years of domestication have forged between mankind and dogs.
// Dogma runs until August 10, 2012
Source - Metro Pictures
OH WOW / MOCA - REBEL Book Release10/07/2012
Co-published by OHWOW and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles, this 192-page hardcover book is a visual examination of moments in and out of frame, expanding the exhibition's narrative and documenting the fresh and unconventional films, videos, photography, painting, drawings, and sculpture presented in the exhibition.