Monday, 22 February 2010

CCCS

I came across this gallery, The Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzine while reading an article in Frieze and looked into their last show titled, “Manipulating Reality” which put together 23 photographic/ video artists who all approach the idea of reality in differing ways. The show used photography as a tool and presented questions about reality in today’s images. Artists shown where the likes of Thomas Demand, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Pickering, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin as well as Osang Gwon whose work has particular interest to me as I start to undertake a new project. This is something which I will later discuss. 

Having looked into the gallery some more I have found that they have another wonderful show on at the moment which is, “Gerhard Richter and the disappearance of the image in Contemporary Art.” This show as the gallery puts it, “hosts a selection of works by Gerhard Richter, one of the best-known and most sought-after living painters, placed in dialogue with works by seven international contemporary artists, who all share Richter’s profound distrust of the image as a guarantee of truth.”

The show runs from 20th February - 25th April 2010 and the participating artists are Lorenzo Banci, Marc Breslin, Antony Gormley, Roger Hiorns, Xie Nanxing, Scott Short and Wolfgang Tillmans.

Image is an installation shot taken from "Manipulating Reality" at http://www.strozzina.org/e_index.htm

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