If ever there was an artist for the globalized age of mass media, technology and excess, it would be Andy Warhol. With a new exhibition at Tate Liverpool of his work (the first of its kind in the north of England), it becomes clear that the artist was so unprecedentedly ahead of the times and the fashions, that his work seems born of ironic pathos. … Continue reading Transmitting Andy Warhol – Tate Liverpool.
Looking at an amalgamation of political ideas can be disorientating at the best of times. Trying to encompass a whole, global set of standard ideologies is ambitious but dizzyingly incomprehensible for one singular gallery space. Art Turning Left at Tate Liverpool aims to look at the, often naively inversed, relationship between the effects of left-wing ideologies on the practice and reception of artists of all … Continue reading Art Turning Left – How Values Changed Making 1789-2013 (Tate Liverpool).
There are few artists that sum up the monumental changes and events of the last century quite as succinctly as Marc Chagall. There have of course been artists to define events and define eras but Chagall’s consistency and unprecedented long life (living to the astronomical age for an artist of the era of 98) seem to lend him a certain advantage, especially in showing the … Continue reading Chagall, Modern Master – Tate Liverpool.
Drawing is perhaps the most universal of art forms. With its tools being the most easily available and not restricted by price or practice, it seems to be the most welcoming and inviting of mediums. With this in mind, it perhaps also explains why drawing often leads to some of the most interesting, subversive works and why it can change so much in contemporary art. … Continue reading Tracing the Century – Tate Liverpool.