This Will Ruin Everything by Recoat runs until 30 July 2017 at The Lighthouse in Glasgow. You’ll need to get your skates on to see this great exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of Recoat,a Scottish arts organisation which specialises in contemporary urban art.
The Add It Up exhibition featuring the work of Brazilian artist Jac Leirner runs until 22 October at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh.
Much of Leirner’s work is constructed of everyday objects. Below are my favourite pieces in the exhibition.
Leveled Spirit consists of 38 spirit levels.
Blue Phase is made of 50.000 obsolete Brazilian bank notes, which are threaded together.
Metal, Wood and Black consists of rulers.
My photo of Little Light, which contains more than two miles of copper wire with a light bulb at one end, doesn’t really do justice to the installation. The patterns and reflections on the copper wire are much more evident in real life.
120 Cords is very colourful.
On the ground floor of the Fruitmarket Gallery, there are also some watercolours by Jan Leirner.
On the first floor, there are several pieces made with the products of Leirner’s former smoking and drug taking habits. The three narrow pieces pictured below are made of rolling papers and their packaging.
Below is my favourite of three Crossing Colours works.
As I ascended towards Gibralfaro Castle in Malaga, I was curious about the coloured glass cube that I could see near the port. The following day, I decided to investigate. It turned out that it was an installation at the Centre Pompidou Malaga.
I found seat in the shade to do some research on the Centre Pompidou Malaga. It opened in 2015 and is the only branch of the Pompldou outside France. I reckoned that it was worth paying the 7 Euro entry fee to see the permanent exhibition, housed in the basement, which focuses on art from 1905 to the present day.
Below is a selection of my favourite pieces.
Stavinsky by Erro (an Icelander based in Paris)
Dora Maar by Antonia Saura
Chapeau a fluers by Pablo Picasso (born in Malaga)
Architecture and Morality by Glenn Brown
I Saw a Woman Crying by Rineke Dijkstra (video of Liverpudlian school kids giving possible reasons for the tears)
The Frame by Frida Kahlo
Self Portrait by Francis Bacon (he looks miserable)
Dimanche by Marc Chagall
El Caballero Espanol by Eduardo Arroyo
Le Mannequin by Alain Sechas
Incubated by Daniel Burden (looking up a the cube from the basement)
Barbed Hula by Sigalit Landau (suffering for art?)
The Girls of My Life by Zush
Femme objet by Peter Klasen
Souvenir de Voyage by Rene Magritte
Formatrice by Victor Brauner
Ghost by Kader Attia (131 foil figures)
Couple by Pablo Picasso
The Irish Jig by Jean Dubuffet
I really enjoyed my visit to the Centre Pompidou Malaga. If you’re into modern art, I recommend that you visit.
The Degree Show at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee runs until Sunday 28 May 2017. If at possible, you should get to Dundee to see this fabulous show.
I didn’t have the energy to get round the whole show, as I’d been at the McManus Galleries and Dundee Contemporary Arts earlier that day.
Below are photos of some of my favourites from Fine Arts and Jewellery sections at the 2017 Degree Show at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
In the Jewellery section, I thought that the name Zydrune Auksoriute (her work in pictured below) sounded familiar. I checked on Europe a la Carte. Sure enough she was the artist whom I stumbled upon in the Howff Cemetery in Dundee in 2014.
Zydrune hadn’t modelled her own jewellery, but I spotted her (on left) modelling for Jenny Gillies.
Unfortunately, photography wasn’t allowed in the textiles section. I was dazzled by the colours, patterns and textures of the various textiles.
I hope that my photos have enticed you to visit the 2017 Degree Show at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee.
The Poppies exhibition, by artists Max Brand and Joannne Robertson, is on at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow until 11 June 2017. This debut collaboration features paintings, sculptures and a musical work from Berlin based Brand and London based Robertson.
I wasn’t too keen on various clothes rails around the exhibition. Clothes installations seems to be popular at the moment. I saw one at the Louise Bourgeois exhibition at the Switch House at the Tate Modern in London last Summer, and another recently in which all the walls of a room were hung with clothes at the Centre Pompidou in Malaga during my recent visit to the Spanish city.
I did like the vivid colours of the wall hung canvases and the floor and wall murals in the Poppies exhibition.
I spotted some carrier bags in the materials used to construct the sculptures.
My favourite part of the Poppies exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow were the window decorations.
There were also some painted sheets suspended from the ceiling.
I have thought about doing painting some murals on the walls at home. I suppose that if I used pastels, it wouldn’t be too hard to wash the mural off the wall, if it didn’t turn out successfully.
The Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow is free to enter, It’s open seven days a week. But check the opening hours before visiting. I almost got caught out visiting on Sunday morning, as I assumed that the Gallery would open at 10am, but it’s 11am on Sundays and Fridays. Closing time is 5pm, except on Thursdays, when it’s 8pm.
Mark by Mark Wallinger is on at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh until 4 June 2017. The Fruitmarket Galley is located in Market Street, close to the southern pedestrian exit of Waverley railway station. It’s free to enter and the gallery is open seven days a week, Monday to Saturday 11am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm.
On the ground floor is the According to Mark installation featuring 100 chairs. Attached to each the chairs is a thread. All the threads converge at a central point on the wall at the front of the installation.
Self Portraits alludes to how all of us can act very differently in various environments and situations.
I am Innocent is a revolving double sided reproduction of Velazquez’s portrait of Pope Innocent X.
Wallinger used his own hands in Ego.
Four of Wallinger’s 66 id Paintings are on display.
Below is id Panting 44.
Below is id Painring 50.
The other part of the Mark by Mark Wallinger exhibition is on at Dundee Contemporary Arts, until 4 June 2017.