the shortlist of artists taking part in The Catlin Prize 2012 include: Gabriella Boyd, Poppy Bisdee, Jonny Briggs, Max Dovey, Ali Kazim, Adeline de Monseignat,, Soheila Sokhanvari and Julia Vogl.
What art offers that design and architecture don’t, is some kind of ’comment’, ’critique’ – messages, to use a simple word – about our society and how it should be.
The current art establishment is a mirror image of the Victorian art establishment, replacing tradition with novelty, pomposity with pretentiousness, sentiment with vacuity, and craft with junk.
And I wonder where one finds the enthusiasm for such relentless repetition of what is ostensibly based on the ‘new’, but is disappointingly the same.
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VIDEO: Art Barter London Promo
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Ben Lewis in his capacity as Guest editor asked some of his friends what was the future of art.
This week we start with Hans Ulrich Obrist…
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