Tag Archives: Daniel Nanavati

Editorial

Derek Guthrie once told me that people like to think of the art world as nature, free and open, but actually it is a Game Reserve where the animals are controlled and regularly culled. And where the money is in the hands of the hunters. In his younger years Derek had three sell-out shows in London, UK and he is …

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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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Regionalism: an Ideal Gone Sour

Regionalism evolves from the tribe that has not moved into, or has moved out of, the City. The innate human tendency to concentrate on the immediate surrounds to the expulsion or exclusion of all else. This becomes one’s safety net. When it was founded in the Chicago of ’73 the New Art Examiner knew it could not be regional. When …

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Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism.

Professor Giroux’s enlightening main points are present in the introduction, expanded in each chapter, revisited in each chapter’s final paragraphs, in the conclusion and throughout the text. It is a little like being hit over the head with a hammer. I sense he thinks that is exactly what America needs. I certainly wondered how George W Bush’s fraudulent first election …

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In Teaching We Cannot Trust

It is nothing new to say that human beings are pattern makers nor that patterns help us to create the structures within which be build society. The art world is such a structure. It relies upon two very important pillars. I am not going to say one of them is money. There is nothing that doesn’t rely upon money in …

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Last Day at Port Eliot Festival

Three Speakers, One Message I arrived late to the bowling lawn in Port Eliot Estate, one of Cornwall’s large inherited earldoms, due to the lack of professionalism of their press officer. I missed the opening remarks from the Director of the Tate Gallery, Sir Nicholas Serota and introduction from Chris Stephens, Lead Curator, Modern British Art at Tate Britain, presently …

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Adolph Gottlieb – the Reality of Abstraction

“The role of artist has always been that of image-maker. Different times require different images. Today, when our aspirations have been reduced to a desperate attempt to escape from evil, and times are out of joint, our obsessive, subterranean and pictographic images are the expression of the neurosis which is our reality. To my mind certain so-called abstraction is not …

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