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Tag Archives: Volume 33 no 4 March / April 2019

Volume 33 no 4 March-April 2019

In this issue: Zero-Sum Culture: Jorge M Benitez The disease of Grade Inflation: Stephen Luecking Exhibit Heightens Gaugin Myth: Jane Addams Allen Ayn Rand – A Defence for the Indefensible: Frances Oliver Museum politics in Toronto:  Rae Johnson Frank Gehry at 90: Lili Lihting Your  letters. Editorial by Derek Guthrie Scouting the blogs with Miklos Legrady Recommended reading Bentonville: Daniel …

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Editorial

I was invited to a talk given by Rafael Lorenzo-Hemmer at the Hirshhorn Museum who are exhibiting three of his heart-beat installations. His talk, given at 7pm in the cinema-like auditorium, was an object lesson in complacency. Rafael has, as with other contemporary super-stars, a small full time industrial team of fifteen working on his ideas and when he said …

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“Making art is … making love to the world.”

Since he first opened an architecture studio in 1964, Gehry has created a profound sense of beauty and energy, wrapped around utilitarian structures. He expounds a free expressive form with out of the box thinking and boldness. His approach is influenced by his emotional reactions to the visual experience which he communicates in a simple, straightforward, and unpretentious way. His …

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The British do it Better

From 2018/10/01 to 2019/01/27 at the National Gallery in London and then at Gemaldegalerie in Berlin, an event you can’t miss. This remarkable exhibition displays paintings of two Italian Renaissance masters: Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini. The exhibition, with its paintings coming from all over the world, took six years to prepare and millions of pounds invested. The main theme …

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Tony Shiels, the Movie

The exhibit was on Tony Shiels, considered one of the third generation St Ives’ artists, but what totally surprised me was the video, Making Marks, by Ben MacGregor that was used to support the show. It did much more than that; it stole the show! I wasn’t prepared to be enchanted by a video about an artist, so different from …

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Onya McCausland LANDSCAPES

From outside the show looks minimal. Several yellow ochre and red ochre canvasses with geometric designs, very carefully painted. One or two with organic branched designs. Some overhead plans of sites on the floor. On the back of the price list are grey small print details about mine sites and water treatment although the why and how are not clear. …

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Two Northern Lights in Nordic Show

Nordic Impressions spans nearly 200 years from 1821-2018, includes 53 artists representing Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Greenland, Iceland, Aland, and the Faroe Islands. The Phillips Collection survey offers the viewer meditations on nature’s expression both benevolent and horrible.; as well as an extensive catalogue organized by Klaus Ottmann, who is Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Academic Affairs. Ottmann has …

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The Beauty of Women

‘Architecture of Consolation’ currently on display at Chicago Artists Coalition features new work by BOLT resident artist Cathy Hsiao. Hsiao’s subject matter is the Bijin-ga, or “beautiful person picture” a Japanese term for erotica, specifically images of beautiful women presented in the Ukiyo-e method of print making. Hsiao, who herself has a background in the craft of weaving, presents a …

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Three Artists Play with Your Soul

My womb es mi Altar is the latest show curated by Tracie D. Hall, owner and founder of Rootwork Gallery. Inspired by the writings of Chicana cultural theorist, Gloria Anzaldua and Anzaldua’s statement “I am playing with my Self, I am playing with the world’s soul”, the show delivers some expertly painted works by three Chicago-based Chicana artists: Gloria Gloe, …

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