‘No Pogo Dancing’ four colour screenprint
The Mott Collection in Print: In Italy
Opening Reception 4 June 2013
6.30 — 9.30pm
ONO arte contemporanea
via santa margherita 10. I-40123
tel. e fax +39 051 262465
On display will be examples of limited editions, publications and prints from The Mott Collection’s various exhibitions and collaborations with museums, galleries, institutions and publishers since 2010. This will include, Nothing in the World But Youth, LOUD FLASH: British Punk on Paper, David Bowie ‘Nacht Musik’, CRASS - 1977 - 1984, Jubilee 2012 “Sixty Punk Singles”, Kraftwerk. 45rpm, 100 Fanzines/10 Years of British Punk - 1976–1985, American Hardcore, 1978-1990
Ono Arte Contemporanea is an art gallery/concept store dedicated to art in all its forms. ONO arte works in partnership with Bologna City Council and Bologna’s Cinematheque, hosting exhibitions based on popular culture from the 1960’s to the late 1990’s.
The Mott Collection is a compelling portrait of particular moments in popular culture, It tells its story through a unique collection of posters, flyers, fanzines, record sleeves and political ephemera dating from the Punk movement and its aftermath, assembled by artist and collector Toby Mott.
The Mott Collection was first exhibited in 2010 as Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper at MUSAC, Spain and has since produced exhibitions for Haunch of Venison, London, The Vinyl Factory, London, Turner Contemporary, Margate, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, Andrew Roth Gallery, New York, MoMA PS1: NY Art Book Fair, New York.
Our aim is to introduce the Mott Collection to a wider audience, sharing with them one of the largest collections of radical ephemera and celebrating its aesthetic legacy.
Waddington Custot Galleries present an exhibition of 13 new paintings by New-York based artist Peter Halley. The paintings are new configurations of Halley’s prison and cell motifs, rendered in his signature Day-Glo colours.
Taking influence from Hard Edge abstraction and Colour Field painting, through these paintings Halley explores subjects that reoccur within the discourse of postmodernism. He addresses the overstimulation of mass communication in our digital age as multiple channels or ‘conduits’ run along the canvas, often without a logical route from one ‘destination’ to another, connecting spaces that are almost figurative depictions of a battery cell; a computer chip; a cage, or an air conditioning unit.
The cells or prisons contained within his paintings also take influence from Michel Foucault and refer to the oppressive architecture of buildings such as prisons, or make a more general statement on the city as a machine. Halley uses the powdery paint thickening agent Roll-a-Tex, a decorator’s tool, to create a textured surface. This paint mix is a very literal reference to architecture and the building industry. The Roll-a-Tex is also a satiric reference to impasto painting and stucco and also recreates the surface of a motel ceiling. When viewed in contrast to the smooth planes of the rest of the canvas the Roll-a-Tex can be the ‘white noise’ of a television losing signal or a lost telephone connection.
These confined cells have conceptual meanings too, they represent feelings of isolation or repression, or even a middle class man trapped by an uptight version of masculinity (a pun on being ‘square’). To this end Halley has indicated that the paintings are to some extent autobiographical, referring to the textured Roll-a Tex paint used in his paintings as the stubble on a man’s face.
The titles of these new paintings are derived from American television shows. Halley appropriates the names based on the relevance the particular word or phrase has to the subject matter of his work, severing the link between the content of the television programme and its title, so ‘Glee’, ‘Suburgatory’ and ‘Bang Goes the Theory’ take on their own meaning in the context of his prisons and isolated spaces.
Subject: Opening ASSIGN
SHOW Mary Ann BEALL
Tuesday, April 23 to Saturday, May 4, 2013 included
the LUCARNE WRITERS, 115 rue de l’Ourcq, PARIS 19th
CRIMEA Metro line 7
Visual artist Mary Ann Beall presents a selection of her work in progress: prints - engravings and monotypes - drawings, volumes and suspensions of wire and paper, created for an exhibition held in Moscow in late 2013. Works interact with poems and texts Osip Mandelstam, who died in 1938 and still our “contemporary.”
Poetry - art - like universal struggle is still relevant. Osip Mandelstam, sent his poetry to his contemporaries and more at (a) contacts (s) in the future. The meeting of two works, through space and time gives rise to an exhibition of visual works freely inspired by the work of Mandelstam. The artist offers an aesthetic approach that aims to vibrate the internal tensions of some poems in order to hear and see their overwhelming contemporary, creating a space for dialogue and polysemy.
OPENING Wednesday, April 24 from 18h.
This event will give rise to a unique encounter between the poetry of Osip Mandelstam and the Jluc Lavrille on a musical improvisation musicians GRÂNDOLA Jazz Collective: Marc-Antoine Perrio and Andrea Romani, between 19h and 20h.
Texts and poems by Osip Mandelstam read by Jerome Cantero JLuc Lavrille and poems read by the author.
West Country Galleries recently donated a framed print of George Best to a Charity Dinner Dance for St Margarets Hospice. We are happy to say it sold at auction bid of £50. All in all, £858.00 was the final count raised for such a worthy cause. We are proud to have taken part.
Artist Ben Washington will discuss his current site responsive show at the Nunnery Gallery titled Geometric Figuring. He will talk about his interconnecting installations of sculpture and collage and his homemade arcade box that allows the viewer to navigate a virtual rendition of the installation in which you are standing. He will speak about the back and forth nature of his process, where objects and images constantly flux between different types of space; virtual, imaginary, and real.
Ben Washington will be joined in conversation with Charlotte Bonham-Carter.
Charlotte Bonham-Carter is a lecturer in arts management and curating at Richmond University, London and a PHD candidate in cultural policy at King’s College, London. Prior to entering academia Charlotte held curatorial positions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Barbican Art Gallery; Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA) and most recently, Art on the Underground. Charlotte is the author of ‘The Contemporary Art Book’ (2009) and a London correspondent for Flash Art.
Many contributors of the Post Autonomy Group came together to assemble several online mind maps in the form of drawings and texts. Let us say this is the first stage of establishing a shared language. We now need to move onto the next level of complexity “How do we start to understand and recognize these disparate thoughts and modes of expression, conceptual conflicts?”
Please go to http://www.postautonomy.co.uk/ & http://www.postautonomy.com/
Article by: artist at post autonomy, London
Talented artist June Madinjune is a finalist artist, for “the 7 Arte Laguna Prize”.
Her work will be shown in the Arsenal in Venice from the 16th of March until the 31st.
This is the link of the competition: www.artelagunaprize.com
The venue of the main exhibition, Tese di San Cristoforo of Arsenale Nord, hosts for the fourth consecutive year the finalists of `the 7th edition of Arte Laguna Prize`.
On view are the artworks by the 105 international artists selected for the categories painting, sculpture and installation, photography, video art and performance.
To view June’s work, please click on her website link www.madinjune.com