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Modern British Art Catalogue Now Live

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 settembre 2020

London: Christie’s Modern British Art sale on 29 September features works from a range of Modern British masters, including Elisabeth Frink, Bridget Riley, Graham Sutherland, Patrick Caulfield, Henry Moore and Walter Richard Sickert. John Minton’s Children by the Sea (1945, estimate; £25,000-35,000) is a preparatory drawing for the oil Children by the Sea, 1945, which is in the collection of the Tate Gallery, London. This is presented alongside Jack Vettriano’s Suddenly Last Summer (estimate: £40,000-60,000), a work that was originally located in the artist’s flat in London. The scene, inspired by Vettriano’s encounter with a married woman, was painted onto the door of a boiler cupboard to disguise it. Portrait of Eileen Mayo by Edith Lawrence (1926, estimate £5,000-8,000) is an incredibly rare depiction for its day, a portrait of a female artist by another female artist. Both were alumnae of the Grosvenor School as well as the Slade School, Lawrence having studied there alongside David Bomberg, C.R.W. Nevinson, and Stanley Spencer. Glyn Philpot’s Man in Black (1910, estimate: £50,000-80,000) was originally gifted by the artist to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and is being offered for auction by Leighton House, operated by the Council. Proceeds from the sale will be ring-fenced for the acquisition of paintings relevant to the future of the museum and its key aims. These acquisitions will be displayed in the historic house and the new wing that is being created through the Hidden Gem to National Treasure project. There are 213 works in the sale and all of them will be on view in Christie’s King Street galleries from 24 to 28 September 2020.

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The Black Chamber Surveillance, paranoia, invisibility & the internet

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 aprile 2016

Black ChamberThe Link Art Center is proud to announce the publication of The Black Chamber. Surveillance, paranoia, invisibility & the internet, the catalogue of the exhibition with the same title curated by Eva and Franco Mattes with Bani Brusadin, premiered at Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana and currently on show at Mali Salon, Rijeka. The book is co-published with Aksioma, Ljubljana. How did the internet go from the utopian free-for-all, open source heaven, libertarian last frontier to the current state of permanent surveillance, exhibitionism and paranoia? This duplicity is the underlying thread that links the artists, activists, and researchers in The Black Chamber, an exhibition, a symposium, an urban intervention and a publication.
Developed through ongoing research on these subjects by internationally renown artist duo Eva & Franco Mattes and researcher and curator Bani Brusadin, The Black Chamber aims at discussing the delicate and often awkward role of art and imagination in the age of mass surveillance, stressing the multiple connections between post-studio art and independent research, grassroots reverse engineering, and new forms of political activism in the age of networks.
This publication is not just an exhibition catalogue. It’s also an attempt to show the exhibited works as part of larger research processes. Including original material, texts and documents kindly provided by the artists and their publishers, documentation of the live events and excerpts from the conference, this book documents ingenious artist and activist strategies, discussing at the same time the cultural and social context of the ideas that generated the show.
Featuring works and original contributions by Jacob Appelbaum & Ai Weiwei, Laura Poitras, Metahaven, Zach Blas, James Bridle, Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Simon Denny, Jill Magid, !Mediengruppe Bitnik and Evan Roth.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. (photo: Black Chamber)

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