Issue 12 Articles
Magazine: Issue 12
Preview: Mat Collishaw
Guest writer *George Major previews Mat Collishaw’s long awaited ‘The End of Innocence’ at Dilston Grove this Spring: Mat Collishaw: The End of Innocent @ Dilston Grove CGP London | Southwark Park | Bermondsey | London SE16 2UA 20/04/2012 – 27/05/2012 www.cgplondon.org It’s difficult to think of a more apt location for the first UK exhibition of Mat Collishaw’s video The End of Innocence than CGP London’s Dilston Grove. With this video Collishaw reinterprets and manipulates Francis Bacon’s Study after Pope Innocent X (which of course is itself an appropriation of Velázquez’s iconic portrait of that same subject).
Review: Jacobs Island
Jacob’s Island Responsive Eyes 15 March – 12 May 2012 Anthony Antonellis, Paul B Davis, Thomas Lock, Sara Ludy, Mike Ruiz, Lucy Stokton, Mark Titchner, Artie Vierkant. Curated by Francesca Gavin. With a re-examination of the 1965 MOMA exhibition ‘The Responsive Eye’, Francesca Gavin presents us with the work of 8 artists reassessing the perceptual bombardment of 21st century life and how these artists force us to re-examine our relationship to the screen. The MOMA exhibition divided the sixties generation, some awed by the experience of these ‘retinal’ works, free of conceptual weight, and some dismissing them as little more than psychologists’ diagrams. We visit ‘Responsive Eyes’ to see what has changed in just under half a century... www.jacobsisland.co.uk
Spotlight: Space Station Sixty-Five
Spotlight on: Space Station Sixty-Five 373 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PS Space Station Sixty-Five has launched out of East Dulwich and re-entered in huge, potential-laden space in Kennington. Adam Walker catches up with artist-owners Rachael House and Jo David to find out more. Space Station 65 began almost a decade ago in a small shop-front location in East Dulwich. Developing out of Jo's idea of having a studio and gallery in the same space (which quickly proved impossible), he and Rachael sought to create a critical social space for artists to meet. From the beginning the gallery was made intentionally very welcoming to anyone who might want to drop in, overcoming what they call ‘the threshold problem’, people’s nervousness at not understanding contemporary art.