Takashi Murakami – Toying with Art

Takashi Murakami – Toying with Art

on Jul 12, 2011 No Comments

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Few artists have risen to global fame via a handbag but everyone knows Takashi Murakami’s art thanks to the multi-coloured bags he designed for Louis Vuitton – bootlegs of which you can buy from African tradesmen in any Mediterranean city. Murakami recoloured the Vuitton logo pattern in his own instantly-recognisable lurid palette of […]

Santiago Sierra – Art vs. Globalization

Santiago Sierra – Art vs. Globalization

on Jul 12, 2011 No Comments

SANTIAGO SIERRA Santiago Sierra is the Che Guevara of contemporary art – an anti-capitalist radical and a leftwing revolutionary. No one has made more confrontational politicized works than Santiago Sierra. In one work in Germany in 2006, he filled a former synagogue with exhaust fumes from cars parked outside. Visitors could only enter wearing a […]

Wim Delvoye – Is this s**t art?

Wim Delvoye – Is this s**t art?

on Jul 8, 2011 No Comments

WIM DELVOYE In the course of making my second series of Art Safari, I acquired my second tattoo. It’s on my back, on my right shoulder and it shows Mickey Mouse on a crucifix with Minnie weeping at the base. It’s signed ‘Wim Delvoye’. Somewhere in a tiny farmstead on the outskirts of Beijing in […]

Sophie Calle: Conceptual Heart

Sophie Calle: Conceptual Heart

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Sophie Calle is the Grand Dame of French contemporary art. Her famous works of art usually involve following a set of rules or a procedure – following a stranger to Venice; obeying a set of instructions from writer Paul Auster; or working as a hotel maid. Her art combines romantic autobiography and detached conceptualism. She […]

Art Safari Series 1 & 2

on Jun 19, 2007 One Comment

Art Safari Series I, Autumn 2003, include: – GREGOR SCHNEIDER – MAURIZIO CATTELAN – MATTHEW BARNEY Art Safari, Series II, 2005/6, include: – SANTIAGO SIERRA – TAKASHI MURAKAMI – WIM DELVOYE – SOPHIE CALLE 30 min series about verious artists of the international art scene for BBC4, TV2, Arte, ZDF, YLE, SBS Nominated for a […]