The Englishness of English Art

This Exhibition of 82 paintings mostly small is wide selection from the Camberwell School of Art London 1945 to 1985 originated by Belgrave Galley and shared with The St Society of artists. The exhibition is wide ranging, presenting the contribution of the school ,which became through teaching and influence the mainstream of English painting. Art schools since the era of …

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Can Paedophilia be Art?

On 13th October 2015 at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court permission was sought by the Metropolitan Police force in London to destroy works by artists in a paedophile investigation which had led to imprisonment. Amongst the artists named were Graham Ovenden, Pierre Louÿs and prints from the photographer Wilhelm von Plüschow. Following the magistrates permission to destroy these works, a decision now …

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The Lost Art of Curating

The problem of curating art for block-busters It struck with magical force, a grove of reconstructed ancient trees bolted into the square, patterning a bare, solid, organic awkwardness against Georgian facades. The unmediated surprise of it invited entry, exploration, touch, curiosity – wonder. Such was the impact of Ai Weiwei’s ‘Tree 2009-10, 2015’ before I had even stepped inside the …

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Speakeasy

Lately, I have been pondering the meaning of the word “faraway”. Partly because a recent move to Cornwall from London induces horrified expressions in both friends and acquaintances alike “Cornwall’ they shriek, using the same tone as Dame Edith Evans once used to great effect in The Importance of Being Ernest when using the word “ a handbag”? “Cornwaaall?”, they …

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The Art of Identity

There have been a number of discussions I have come across, recently, about this term privilege’ (or really, the privilege theory) and also about class, and both, to a degree, in relationship with art. Before getting into these debates, I wanted to quote some extracts from a piece on Art and Class, written by Ben Davis. But even before I …

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Editorial Comment

All of us at the New Art Examiner are pleased to offer this January / February 2016 issue of our revived, independent magazine for your reading enjoyment. The future looks bright for Chicago to, once again, have an arts journal that will cover the art world, locally and abroad, with a spirit of inquiry that is, true to our first …

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Creativity & Art: Three Roads to Surprise by Dr.Margaret A. Boden C.B.E.

Professor Boden’s threefold theory of ‘creative surprise’ provides a frame for understanding how surprise translates to creativity and how creativity relates to the visual arts. She elaborates on the forms of creativity and their cultural relations to traditional fine art, conceptual and computer art. Her discussions on creativity and computers raise questions regarding our knowledge of human creativity, while also …

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye was born in London (1977) of Ghanaian parents. She attended St Martins School of Art & Design (1996/7)Falmouth Art College (1997-2000)and the Royal Academy Schools (2000-2003). She is represented in several public collections including Tate UK, MoMA New York and Royal Academy UK This show seems to be an attempt to make art history uncanny – to offer us …

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