AESTHETICS ASIDE #8: The development of contemporary viewing practices, a guide for sceptics

For centuries, Western art traditions have been centred on creating tangible and physical objects such as paintings, architecture and sculpture. Viewing art therefore, has been about seeing and looking. In contemporary art today, often something non-tangible must be accepted, even momentarily, to allow the artist to make their intended impression.

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‘Tasters’ Choice,’ an exhibition of art and design at Stephen Friedman Gallery Through to 17th July

Six internationally renowned private collectors have been asked to act as curators and to each choose four artists who play key roles in the formation of their collections. To showcase each selection, six separate domestic environments have been especially created by American interior designer and private furniture dealer Vance Trimble. They include an entrance hall, […]

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