Archive for April, 2009

wasteofspacebook research

Posted in Working towards an MA on April 27, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

Have a listen to this, food for thought I think!

Visited the Altermodern Show, Last day at Tate Britain

Posted in Working towards an MA on April 26, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

“More generally, our globalised perception calls for new types of representation: our daily lives are played out against a more enormous backdrop than ever before, and depend now on trans-national entities, short or long-distance journeys in a chaotic and teeming universe”. From Bourriauds manifesto written for the Tate Triennial.

Bumped into Dan on the steps at Tate Britain and said I would let him know what I thought.

Really glad I made the effort to see Bourriauds curatorial take on alter-modernism.

When I first went in I found the show an overwhelming clash of noise and colour.

The film and photography stood out for me, I  discovered a piece by Lindsay Seers ‘Extramission 4 (Black Maria) 2007 that i hadn’t seen before and was really moved by the work.

The film ‘Plovers Wing’ by  Marcus Coates, Brilliant, the best thing in the show, have a look.

Sorry to say it finished today and it was very much worth seeing.

South Bank

Posted in Working towards an MA on April 16, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

Outside The Hayward lift wilsons-and-sadie

Spent the day at the south Bank with a group of young people I am working with in South London, We went to see the Annette Mesenger and Mark Wallenger Exhibitions at the Hayward, and then went to ‘Unfolding the Aryan Papers’ by Jane and Louise Wilson Show at the BFI Southbank Gallery. Had a brilliant time and the group came up with some great ideas for the show they will be putting on at the end of the project in June.

Growingroom DVD and Booklet

Posted in Working towards an MA on April 10, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread



Over the past few weeks I have been working on the final edit for the film and with the designer for the DVD cover and booklet about the project.


Ackroyd and Harvey – Flytower

Posted in Working towards an MA on April 9, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

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Antony Gormley Plinth

Posted in Working towards an MA on April 2, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

Maybe we should devise an idea through our networking project to take part in this as a group?

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This summer, sculptor Antony Gormley invites you to help create an astonishing living monument. He is asking the people of the UK to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, a space normally reserved for statues of Kings and Generals. They will become an image of themselves, and a representation of the whole of humanity.

Every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days without a break, a different person will make the Plinth their own. If you’re selected, you can use your time on the plinth as you like. One & Other is open to anyone and everyone from any corner of the UK. As long as you’re 16 or over and are living or staying in the UK, you can apply to be part of this unforgettable artistic experiment.

You can play your part in making this idea a reality – either by volunteering yourself, by telling others about it, or by experiencing it online or in the square itself.

Research, Research, Research.

Posted in Working towards an MA on April 2, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

While searching for artists that work in the community  I came across this article on Tracey Emins website. I find it hard to believe that She would object in this way to the auctioning of the quilt that she made collaberatively with the students.  She must have an understanding of how schools struggle with getting extra funding for new projects. To then add insult to injury The White Cube Gallery stated that “they should feel privileged to have an artist of that caliber working with them”surly this is extraordinary. I assume that she was paid to take part in this project and chose to do it willingly, she probably gained a great deal from the experience herself and isn’t afterall any different from any other artist who chooses to take part in such projects. I am sure that the young people who worked with her would have been proud to sell their work, and support the creation of a new Arts Unit that would benafit the school and its pupils for years to come, it would afterall become part of their collective history of which they could all be very proud .

Taken From:

“Tracey Emin is embroiled in an extraordinary row with a school over who owns a patchwork quilt, it emerged today.
The artist, who gained notoriety for her unmade bed artwork, is demanding the return of a quilt she made with eight year olds as part of a project at Ecclesbourne primary school in north London.
Teachers and governors want to auction the piece, worth up to £35,000, to raise money for an arts unit. But Emin, who says the sale has made her “extremely upset and depressed”, wants the quilt to be given to her – or she will disown the item, making it worthless.
Teachers are bewildered. Art critics are concerned children will start seeing art only as a commodity. And the quilt has been packed away in a school cupboard.
Emin joined Ecclesbourne in Islington in 2000 for a week-long project, Art in Sacred Spaces.
“It’s enlightening, fun, innocent – and contradicts everything people probably think I’m about,” she said at the time.
Under the heading Tell Me Something Beautiful, the artist invited pupils to put up ideas of beauty and then sew the keywords in felt onto bright fabric squares. The resulting patchwork featured words such as “tree”, “moon”, “sunrise”, and “dolphin”.But the project started to unravel when teacher Chris Mooney suggested auctioning the quilt to raise funds. Governors and parents backed her, and Sotheby’s suggested a guide price of £35,000.
But when the school approached Emin, through the White Cube gallery, Hoxton, it was told: “Ecclesbourne should be proud to possess such a historically valuable collaborative work … but your actions suggest otherwise.”
It added: “Neither Tracey or White Cube recognise the quilt as an artwork by Tracey Emin or can value it as such.”
Legally the artist has a moral right of “paternity” over her work, and can disavow it – although Sotheby’s could sell it while making its history clear.

But art critic John Slyce defended Emin. He said: “This is an horrific precedent for the school to try and set. They were lucky to have an artist of that stature spending that amount of time with them … the artwork should remain in context with the kids.
“Children’s primary experience of art should not be as a commodity.”