Monday, April 23, 2012

Small Bizarres No. 39 - Display in the German Pavilion at the Last Architectural Venice Biennale...

In honor of the upcoming Architectural Venice Biennale, taking place later this year, a short video snipped of a display in the German Pavilion at the last Biennale... 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Out of Britain - Kuwait. Ghadah Alkandari Painting...

A short, but quite brilliant, video of (our friend) the artist Ghadah Alkandari... 

Apparently this is a teaser for an upcoming event organized by the British Council in collaboration with CAP (Contemporary Art Platform) in Kuwait... Our other friend, curator/ artist Alia Farid, has also helped in making all this happen... 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Extraordinary Ordinary - Meditating at VCUQ...

Whilst on my way to get my morning coffee, I came across the above scene, where one of the Painting & Printmaking Department's visiting artist had claimed and defined her own little nook along one of the the first floor corridors connecting the school's two halves. In many ways this spot is particularly unremarkable (it's a very 'corridory' space), but her act, be it for pure meditational or performance based purposes (probably both) added, through her subtle and benign intervention, something quite unique to this locale. 

Whilst she was there, the angle and quality of the light entering from the adjacent window became much more noticeable; the white paper she was sitting on contrasted and complimented the whiteness of the background wall; and in her absolute stillness she, nevertheless, managed to retain and manifest a tension that provided a intriguing anthesis to the space (a walking corridor - a mobility based space) in which she was stationed... Her silent, ethereal and understated, yet quite ingenious, act catalyzed the space in a much more succinct way than any more boisterous intervention ever could... 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Extraordinary Ordinary - Beautiful Flags...

 Sami Flag

Sierra Leone 





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