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We are pleased to announce that Josephine Gardiner has become the new Devon and Cornwall Editor.  10/02/2020 Important message from our writer in Hong Kong:  “Recently, I think you may heard that the Novel Coronavirus Infectious Disease is now seriously affecting Hong Kong. I had planned to visit some exhibitions and write a new review in January. However, the disease …

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Volume 34 no 3 January – February 2020

Articles: The Art of Extinction Rebellion: Josephine Gardiner from the UK Rebellion in Hong Kong Art: Leung Suk Ching I Left my Heart in Leipzig: Viktor Witkowski, USA If it Works, don’t Fix it: Frances OIiver, UK Fervid Art from the Edge: Jane Addams Allen, New York Scouting the Blogs: Miklos Legrady, Toronto Brzezanska ‘s Stories from Earth: Katie Zazenski, …

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Speakeasy

Each issue the New Art Examiner will invite a well-known, or not so well-known, art world personality to write a speakeasy essay on a topic of interest. Richard Siegesmund is Professor of Art and Design Education at the School of Art, Northern Illinois University. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar to the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, …

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The Art of Extinction Rebellion

On August 11, 2019, on Porthmeor beach, St Ives, Cornwall, crowds of holidaymakers are doing what holidaymakers have always done on blue and sunny Sundays at the peak of the season. Unannounced and seemingly out of nowhere, lines of bizarre silent figures appear, each swathed from head to foot in flowing red draperies, their faces deathly pale, movements slow and …

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Rebellion in Hong Kong Art – 不可抗力 – 香港刺點畫廊

Ho Siu Nam exhibited his latest photography series “The White of the Tree” (2018). The work records the face of the super typhoon Mangkhut that hit Hong Kong the same year. The strongest tropical cyclone since the 1980s caused extensive damage to Hong Kong. Thousands of tree branches broke and were uprooted. The artist captured the body and wounds of …

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I Left My Heart in Leipzig

After three months at an artist residency in Leipzig, I am now back in the Vermont woods. With temperatures plummeting, another storm now on the horizon, I keep thinking of my last days in Leipzig. Since I visited this city for the first time in the winter of 2018, I have fallen for it. There is no other way to …

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If It Works, Don’t Fix It

I love the Cornish Riviera Sleeper, the night train that runs six nights a week between Penzance and London Paddington Station. The beds are comfortable, the very pleasant lounge car offers free hot drinks and biscuits, the staff are uniformly helpful, kind, friendly and polite. I love this train so much that I was one of those prepared to spend …

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Fervid Art from Life on the Edge (1986)

SUMMARY: The Museum of Modern Art’s “Berlinart: 1961-1987” is marred both by serious omissions and the inclusion of too many artists. Nevertheless, the show is important and worth seeing because the art produced in that unique city reflects the role of political, social and cultural issues in the development of art in the 20th century. The moment you enter it, …

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Scouting the Blogs with Miklos Legrady

I’m Hyperallergic to Francis Bacon I never thought highly of Francis Bacon, consider him a one-trick pony who could have gone further. This painting doesn’t differ that much from his other work. It has the shading and transparency of Bacon’s style, is equally unpleasant, yet looser because incomplete.  Bacon didn’t like it, so he gave the canvas to a painter …

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