Archive for December, 2013

Peter and The Test Tube Babies explaining their cultural significance in New Cross, London last night  Read the original post at Art of the State

Over the past month I’ve been trying out the new 41 Megapixel Lumia 1020 smartphone from Nokia. As part of the trial Nokia supplied two miniature figures similar to the type Slinkachu uses in his pictures and suggested using these to have some fun with the Lumia’s camera. So I’ve had them in my pocket […]

19 Dec, 2013

George Bush Paintings

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President George W. Bush was recently on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to talk about the opening of the Bush library and to give the talkshow host a portrait painting. Apart from finding it funny that George W. Bush would open a library named after himself, I found him to be quite charming.. just […]

17 Dec, 2013

zooming east

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As part of the incentive for trying out the new Lumia 1020 (see previous post) Nokia had arranged for a group of bloggers including myself to go on a street art tour of East London. I’ve seen a lot of these about over recent years and my personal opinion is that some are of dubious quality. No need […]

15 Dec, 2013

Shok-1′s X Rainbows show now on

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It’s a stunning display of skill, technique and fine art and it’s on for just a few more days. Shok-1′s impressive body of work in a very rare solo outing has taken over the ground floor space in Pictures on Walls gallery in Commercial Street, London E1. With the accompanying print already sold out of […]

When I heard earlier this year that Nokia were going to release a 41 megapixel camera phone I was intrigued. I normally lug around a 21 megapixel DSLR and associated lenses – which gets seriously heavy after a day and is pretty bulky – so the idea that you could have a decent camera combined […]

11 Dec, 2013

What is an artist’s film or video?

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Turner Prize 2012 comments board at Tate Britain © Tate Photography Zoe Whitley, recently appointed Curator of Contemporary British Art at Tate Britain, considers the new series showcasing the best film and video work made by artists in the last five years in Britain and why now is the time to get to grips with single-screen art […]

09 Dec, 2013

An A-Z of Paul Klee: N is for Nazis

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Paul KleeThe Castle Mountain of S. 1930Gouache on papersupport: 368 x 467 mmPresented by the Contemporary Art Society 1941© DACS, 2002 What would you do if your cultural environment was systematically destroyed? Curator Matthew Gale recounts what happened in the life of artist Paul Klee following Hitler becoming the Chancellor of Germany In 1930s Germany, the […]

Friday night’s Late at Tate saw electonic beats meet brass as Warp Records and artist Jeremy Deller curated live performance to get your rave on to at the new Tate Britain. To add to these celebrations, our friend and BBC Radio 6 Music DJ, Tom Ravenscroft, has put together a playlist of tracks inspired by artworks on display A few […]

07 Dec, 2013

In pictures: Music

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Rebecca HornConcert for Anarchy 1990Painted wood, metal and electronic componentsunconfirmed: 1500 x 1060 x 1555 mmPurchased with assistance from the Art Fund and the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1999© DACS, 2002 The creative relationship between art and music is a long-standing one. Explore how artists have approached these two subjects in this selection of Tate works […]


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