Review: Whiteout – 100 Years Gallery

Whiteout –  curated by Jill Rock

Jill invited artists, musicians, poets, writers and performers to explore their relationship to WHITE whether it be scientific, social, mythical, psychological, religious or aesthetic. Celebrating that split second of WHITEOUT – the imagination is accessed and the artist has the freedom to improvise.

Jill Rock Whiteout Performance

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Review: Splash Painting after Performance – Tate Modern

It’s a splash or a belly-flop

It is a show that brings together particular works that are connected to painting and performance during the 1950′s and 1960′s with examples of more recent activities in the 1980′s. Much of this type of work has a strong connection to the early forms of Dada at that time called the ‘Cabaret Voltaire’ based in Zürich which like the futurists brought about the initial exploits of art, a performance in conjunction with the activity of making. Though the show does not explore the earlier developments of this field what is in the exhibition has a large influence of Dada and futurist concepts. read more

Maria Ines Aguirre, artist

How do you paint the soul of a beautiful paino? When Steinway and Sons wanted someone to paint a grand piano they chose MIA – it’s not hard to see why.

Piano art. Steinway commissioned MIA to paint this magnificent grand piano.

In 1917 Pablo Picasso designed Parade for the world-famous Ballets Russes. Parade was the first ballet to include cubism sets and costumes.

The Ballets Russes, directed by Sergei Diaghilev, was an itinerant ballet company from Russia which performed between 1909 and 1929.

The company is regarded by many as the finest ballet troupe of the twentieth century and its linkage of art and music is integral to its reputation.

That link continues to inform and inspire the work of Maria Ines Aguirre, better known simply as MIA, an Argentinian artist living in London since 1994. read more