Archive for January, 2011

January 20, 2011

Artists at Work: Mark Manders by Audrey Chan

The works of Dutch artist Mark Manders present a number of possibilities for viewers. On a material level, his sculptures and installations appear as carefully constructed assemblages of furniture, human and animal figures, newspapers, networks of welded metal piping, tea bags and other ephemera of daily life found in his studio and on the street…………more

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January 10, 2011

Craigmillar Community Arts

CCA exists to: uncover; encourage; support; promote the artistic talents of the residents of the Greater Craigmillar area of Edinburgh

January 5, 2011

Aeneas Wilder: Disturbed Silence

The installation Untitled # 151 was commissioned both as part of the exhibition and as a permanent public art piece within the grounds of the Psychiatric Centre. The work consists of a spherical structure with an opening, allowing the public to enter into the structure and enjoy/use the interior space

January 3, 2011

The Royston Road Project

The Royston Road project was a combination of artist-community collaborations and artist-residencies supporting the regeneration of two public spaces in the North of Glasgow.
Artists Graham Fagen and Toby Paterson worked as part of the design team with landscape architects, Loci Design to develop the two spaces into community parks: The Spire Park and Molendinar Park. Located at opposite ends of the “Royston Corridor” the creation of the parks involved local residents and community groups at the various stages of design, development and implementation of ideas. This involvement inspired an ongoing programme of arts and sporting activities and the forming of a community board motivated to continue the momentum generated by the redevelopment of the area. Public Art Scotland

January 2, 2011

Shauna McMullan: ‘Traveling the Distance’

And I think part of what the work was also about was about trying to deal with what Stuart Hall says in his essay ‘The Local and the Global’, ‘to try and recover some of the broken histories and invent appropriate narrative forms for them’. So, I was trying to kind of go back to that idea of the pen and the mark and understanding what that space was and how do I fill it. And also addressing an idea or fact and a situation of the history being broken.

January 2, 2011

What is the city but the people? Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller has been working with Tube drivers and operational staff on the Piccadilly line to produce a new work of art – a booklet of quotes entitled What is the city but the people?

 

What is the city but the people? aims to generate a more positive atmosphere during peak times. It also encourages the many voices of the Tube’s staff to re-enter the environment of the network, bringing some of the personalities that have made it famous to the fore once more. Coming from a wide range of philosophical, political and historical sources, the quotes present a thought-provoking rumination on life in the city, especially when heard on the London Underground.

January 2, 2011

A Conversation with Judy Chicago and Suzanne Lacy

January 2, 2011

Suzanne Lacy – Statement

We implement our mission by producing performances and installations that function as public hearings to advance policy impacting young people; by training adolescents in media literacy and art production that contradicts mass media stereotypes; by forming collaborations between youth, artists, policy makers, and workers in the justice, health, and education systems; and by documenting and distributing our work on television, through public lectures, in galleries, on videotape, and in articles and books. Suzanne Lacy

January 2, 2011

Excerpt from Not Just Garbage

January 2, 2011

Mierle Ukeles: Ecological Restoration

The art of Mierle Laderman Ukeles is about the everyday routines of life. In 1969, after the birth of her first child, Ukeles wrote a Manifesto for Maintenance Art that questioned binary systems of opposition that articulate differences between art/life, nature/culture, and public/private. The manifesto proposed undoing boundaries that separate the maintenance of everyday life from the role of an artist in society. Ukeles was interested in how the concept of transference could be used by artists to empower people to act as agents of change to stimulate positive community involvement toward ecological sustainability. greenmuseum.org