27 September, 2013

Scottish Printmaking: lecture

Lecture by Murdo Macdonald
'Printmaking and the Scottish Gàidhealtac'

Filmed on 25 October 2012 at Edinburgh Printmakers

"Printmaking which refers to the culture of the Scottish Gàidhealtachd has been at the heart of Scottish art since the pioneering 'Ossian' etchings by Alexander Runciman in the late 18th Century. I'll explore this tradition up to the present, not least through the prints made in 2002 for An Leabhar Mòr / The Great Book of Gaelic, by artists such as Norman Shaw and Frances Walker.

Murdo Macdonald is Professor of History of Scottish Art at the University of Dundee. He is a former editor of Edinburgh Review. He is author of Scottish Art in Thames and Hudson's World of Art series. His recent research has explored the art of the Scottish Gàidhealtachd, the cultural milieu of Patrick Geddes, and Robert Burns and visual thinking. He is an honorary member of the Royal Scottish Academy."

Chauvet Cave : Art

The Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 2010 3D documentary film by Werner Herzog, about the Chauvet Cave, a cavern in southern France that contains the oldest human-painted images yet discovered, some as old as 32,000 years.


The cave was discovered in December 1994 by three French cavers, Jean-Marie Chauvet, Éliette Brunel Deschamps and Christian Hillaire. Following an air current coming from the cliff, they dug and crawled their way into the cave, which had been sealed tight for some 20,000 years. After finally making their way to an enormous chamber, Ms. Deschamps held up her lamp and, seeing an image of a mammoth, cried out, “They were here,” a glorious moment of discovery that closed the distance between our lost human past and our present.



also on vimeo without subtitles here

24 September, 2013

The Aviary on Facebook

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Subject Index Dec 2012 - Aug 2013

Subject Index 
December 2012 - August 2013

The Aviary
Subject Index Oct 2011 - Nov 2012

London Original Print Fair
3D printed reproduction

Rosemarie Trockel
Joseph Loughborough

Cigdem Aydemir
David Hockney: Interview
Peter Doig
John Lennon, Yoko Ono; Interview
Lecture: William Kentridge
Painters Painting: Documentary

Kunstrai Amsterdam
Cutlog NY 2013
Pulse NY 2013
Frieze Art Fair NY 2013

Art Criticism: Symposium
The Trouble with Art Criticism: Conference
The Trouble with Curating: Conference 
Art Market and Art Fairs

e-flux Journal

22 September, 2013

Master Editions : Print Exhibition

Master Editions
Halcyon Gallery, London
19 Sep 2013 - 10 Nov 2013


"Ranging from the Old Masters, with works by Rembrandt, the Impressionists, and Modern Masters including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Joan Miró; the exhibition features leading artists from Europe and America. Exceptional pieces by Andy Warhol are also on show, as well as other contemporaneous artists including Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, and Keith Haring."

Volume I
Volume II

Lecture: John Phillips 'Limited Imagination'

Lecture by John Phillips 'Limited Imagination'
@ Edinburgh Printmakers

From 31 January 2013

"At the heart of contemporary printmaking sits a glaring contradiction. Twisting common ubiquity into elitist rarity, practitioners who create limited editions almost universally celebrate print's democratic availability.

John Phillips, director of London Print Studio, will explore how and why this dilemma arose, and ask if, given changes to production and distribution wrought by new media, it is likely to remain in the future."


An illustrated discussion on the "limited edition" from a uk-centric viewpoint, as you would expect from a London based printmaker.

20 September, 2013

Warhol and Candy : Robert Hughes

This interview featuring Andy Warhol and Candy Darling is narrated by Robert Hughes.

Talk: Mid-level Galleries in the Age of the Mega-gallery

Salon | Art Market Talk | The Place of Mid-level Galleries in the Age of the Mega-gallery
Filmed on June 13 2013 at Art Basel

Elizabeth Dee, Founder and President, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Co-Founder and President of The Independent, New York
Edward Winkleman, Founder and President of Winkleman Gallery, New York, and Co-Founder of Moving Image Art Fair, New York/London
Moderator: Josh Baer, Art Advisor and Publisher of Baer Faxt, New York

What is a "Mid-Level Gallery"? What is a "Mega-Gallery"? How does the relationship between the artist and the gallery work? Are you as an artist getting this type of service from your gallery?

09 September, 2013

Degenerate Art

Entartete Kunst or Degenerate Art Exhibition of 1937


Directed by David Grubin and narrated by David McCullough, this program examines the infamous Entartete Kunst (degenerate art) exhibition mounted by the Nazis in Munich in 1937

(with some commentary by Robert Hughes)

"The exhibit opened in Munich and then traveled to eleven other cities in Germany and Austria. In each installation, the works were poorly hung and surrounded by graffiti and hand written labels mocking the artists and their creations. Over three million visitors attended making it the first "blockbuster" exhibition. "


In Munich, Julien Bryan documented the spirited Nazi assault on modern art when he visited the infamous and popular Entartete Kunst [Degenerate Art] exhibition. This exhibition featured over 650 paintings, sculptures, prints, and books which had been confiscated from German public museums, including the works of some important 20th century artists like Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Emil Nolde, Georg Grosz, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. The pieces were chaotically hung with accompanying criticism and derisive text, in order to clarify to the German people what type of art was considered unacceptable. Afterwards, many works were sorted out for sale and sold at auction. Some were acquired by museums, and others by private collectors. Certain pieces were appropriated by Nazi officials and some were burned. Josef Goebbels ordered a more thorough scouring of German art collections after the exhibition, bringing the total number of modern works seized by the Nazis to over 16,000.

see original film here


More informaton here

06 September, 2013

Howard Hodgkin

Andrew Graham-Dixon talks to Howard Hodgkin at Modern art Oxford

Hodgkin website: http://www.howard-hodgkin.com/

more interviews

Global Art: Symposium

Symposium on Global Art in Salzburg

Salzburg, 30 June 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).

The Swiss and Austrian departements of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts are hosting a symposium on global art from 29 July to 30 July 2011.

The symposium will engage with the way in which art is globalising, like all other sectors. Several questions will be approached, such as: “Does global art refer generally to art created no longer from the standpoint of western cultural superiority, but from the experience of globality and under the conditions of globalisation?” (xerem.org). Does international art exist? Does global art have an influence on contemporary art?

In spite of the steady development of Chinese art, the West has always imposed itself on the art market. For instance, Japanese contemporary art has not really spread to Western countries and African art has only recently attained recognition as an art form.

However, it is noteworthy that auction prices for Japanese art have risen since China’s domination of the art market, sparking an international interest in Asian ancient and contemporary art.

The guest speakers at the symposium will be: Nancy Adajania, Hans Belting, Bassam El Baroni, Peter Friedl, Samuel Herzog, Monica Juneja, Jitish Kallat, Maria Lind, Gerardo Mosquera, Senam Okudzeto and Simone Wille.


Globalisation is generally taken to refer to an economic process. But what does this worldwide development signify for art? Are we at the beginning of a new development, which we might call global art -- and what do we understand by this? How far do the new living conditions of globality influence contemporary art? Since art has been internationally linked for centuries, is there now some new quality that distinguishes global art? How does what we might call global art relate to the debate on post-colonialism?


Introduction: Hildagund Amand


Hans Belting - "World art and global art. A new challenge to art history";
Lecture at the 29 July 2011 @ GLOBAL ART SYMPOSIUM 2011; ©2011 Laura Kokoshka, Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Hans Belting

Hans Belting, art historian, professor emeritus at the State University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe.


The remaining videos can be found on the Summer Academy site.

04 September, 2013

David Bailey:Andy Warhol

In the early 1970s, David Bailey, a renowned photographer began to work in film and began making high-profile documentaries for ATV. His reputation allowed him unprecedented access to some amazing people and places one of which was Andy Warhol and his followers. Exploring his art work and work in film, this documentary features candid discussions revolving around sexuality, Warhol’s life at The Factory and his experience of being shot. It was initially banned for being ‘offensive’, that ban was later overturned.


"In bed with Warhol
In 1973 David Bailey got into bed with Andy Warhol. One was making a film about the other, but not the way around you’d expect. The film was due to be screened on TV but was pulled hours before broadcast, declared “offensive and indecent”. Well naturally.

Filmed as part of a triptych of fly-on-the-wall documentaries, the iconic photographer David Bailey interviewed Warhol, the film director Luchino Visconti (The Leopard) and the photographer Cecil Beaton. Bailey met Warhol before he was famous, even had tea with his mother. The bed scenario? “It was sort of a joke. Andy being camp.” Screened at Hamptons International Film Festival on Friday, the documentary reveals more about the artist than most attempts – there’s no secrets between the sheets. Working hard to project his art as nothing much in particular, nothing beyond its surface, and himself in the same way, Warhol is one of the most intriguing, beguiling characters in art history. But here he is in bed, with Bailey.

Last week, i-D Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Terry Jones met Bailey at Frieze and got talking about the documentary. Given the subject matter, Interview-style seemed fitting…

TJ: Look at the camera.
Bailey: I can see this blowing in the wind.
TJ: Have you heard that whole story about your dad sleeping with Andy?
Sacha Bailey: Warhol? Yeah sort of…
Bailey: It was for my art.
TJ: Art. Do people know the whole story?
Bailey: I doubt it. You want me to tell it now? I love the way he [Terry] thinks he’s getting around. It was sinful, Andy said I won’t do a film with you unless you go to bed with me so I said great, we can do the interview in bed together.
TJ: Did you keep your pants on?
Bailey: Oh I don’t remember. He wouldn’t show his scars, his Dior stitches. He always said, “I’m never naked because I look like a Dior dress, too many stitches.”
TJ: But that was the one where you were getting close in conversation with him?
Bailey: I think in all modesty, it’s the film where Warhol speaks the most out of all the films he’s ever done. He never really said anything. I had a bit of an advantage because I knew him ten years before he made the film, I knew him ten years before he got famous. It’s always easier if you know them before.
TJ: Was his mother around?
Bailey: Yeah, I had tea with her.
TJ: Why did he only want to do the interview in bed?
Bailey: It was sort of a joke, Andy being camp.
TJ: How long is the film?
Bailey: A television hour, 52 minutes, might have been an hour then. The film they’ve got left now is not a complete film, it has been cut about and chopped about, it’s still alright, in a way it gives it more of a history when it’s not the original, things have been taken out for censors and put back in the wrong place. It’s a bit of a hodge-podge but I quite like that.
TJ: What did you film it on?
Bailey: 16MM. "

source: http://i-donline.com/2011/10/in-bed-with-warhol/