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luka
30-09-2015, 10:47 PM
I went to the Brion Gysin exhibition. I liked it. They have a working dream machine you can have a go on.

luka
30-09-2015, 10:49 PM
I meant to go to the Joseph Cornell but sadly it coincided with a three week bender. The Daumier the RA put on was the last thing I saw there I think and that was one of the best things I've ever seen anywhere.
Actually I saw the kiefer but found it glib.

luka
30-09-2015, 10:50 PM
And what exhibitions have you seen lately? Would you recommend it? Anything you're looking forward to?

craner
30-09-2015, 11:07 PM
Is this an attempt to get me to rant about contemporary art again? I mean, you could havr just asked. You didn't need to start a new thread.

luka
01-10-2015, 07:13 AM
No, I know that rant, I've got it memorised. It's actually about going to exhibitions

craner
01-10-2015, 09:52 AM
I might have some new bits!

luka
01-10-2015, 10:15 AM
I doubt it. Your intellectual development stalled at the age of about 25. You haven't updated your software since. It's why you couldn't complete the Corbyn essay.

luka
01-10-2015, 10:31 AM
It's why I see Corbyn as a huge opportunity for you. I think it can give your brain a real kickstart

craner
01-10-2015, 10:40 AM
My intellectual development started at the age of 25.

luka
01-10-2015, 10:56 AM
Something has happened you didnt expect and you don't understand. That's great because your brain will have to adapt.

craner
01-10-2015, 11:49 AM
Taylor Parkes wrote a Corbyn essay for me. There was no need.

sufi
01-10-2015, 12:21 PM
Taylor Parkes wrote a Corbyn essay for me. There was no need.
http://thequietus.com/articles/13940-dr-who-anniversary-bbc-taylor-parkes ? Peter Capaldi regenerated from Malcolm Tucker into Jeremy Corbyn?

luka
29-08-2016, 09:12 AM
That detroit techno exhibition was frustrating. A chance to tell some really interesting stories but Instead they just pinned a few 12 inches to the wall and left it at that. Criminal really

luka
18-02-2017, 09:48 AM
http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/eduardo-paolozzi-introduction/

I'll go to this. This thread has been a terrible failure.

comelately
18-02-2017, 10:53 AM
I saw the Elton John collection of Man Ray and other photography- it was good fun, but I suspect a bit more middlebrow than what you're after. I like the smaller contained collections within the extension quite a lot, though I was doing the tourist thing with my gf so didn't really get to do my own thing.

Corpsey
18-02-2017, 01:25 PM
http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/eduardo-paolozzi-introduction/

I'll go to this. This thread has been a terrible failure.

I like Paolozzi alozzi.

I'm constantly in galleries but it's the conservative old stuff for the most part I'm afraid. I went to see some Rodin drawings and statues at the Courtald the other week, and it was brilliant. His statue of Najinsky the Russian ballerina, which looked like a magical spirit, like a ghost mixed with a meaty Michelangelo torso.

http://www.hayhillgallery.com/rodin/guastini/full/r36g.jpg

Corpsey
18-02-2017, 01:27 PM
Might go and check out the Hockney wherever that is. I like that he left London to live in a land of sundrenched swimming pools, rather as I've never had the courage to.

Went to see the Sistine Chapel last weekend so everything else is bound to look a bit shit for a while, I suppose.

The National Gallery is the best thing about living in London afaic, with the British museum not far behind.

Corpsey
18-02-2017, 01:28 PM
Do you miss weed when you go to galleries? I don't need to be stoned but sometimes it really kicks things up a notch.

Mr. Tea
18-02-2017, 01:51 PM
I hear they've got some pretty edgy stuff at LD50.

luka
18-02-2017, 02:06 PM
To a degree but at the same time going to galleries and museums can trigger a related state of consciousness anyway. Not the same but similar. Which is partly why I go museums and galleries.

luka
21-04-2017, 05:27 PM
i'll probably see the hockney this weekend. anyone seen it yet? corpsey? idelrich maybe?

droid
21-04-2017, 10:18 PM
Fuck Hockney. Just go to the Tate and stare at the Rothkos.

luka
21-04-2017, 11:24 PM
Think the hockney is at tate Britain. I also think hockney is a better and certainly a more interesting painter. I went to the abstract expressionism show at the RA but as my mate said they really suffer from being all hung up together like a load of laundry on a washing line.

droid
21-04-2017, 11:27 PM
Jesus no. Hockney is a graphic designer, Rothko is sublime.

Saw one of his big works in the Pompidou years back. One of the few transcendent experiences Ive ever had in a gallery.

luka
21-04-2017, 11:33 PM
The early LA stuff has a strong graphic element yes but there's many more strings to his bow than that. He's a great painter too.

luka
21-04-2017, 11:39 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTEDHJdh1ns/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTEVTPohcpr/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTKFcyFAifr/

If you prefer the experience of standing in front of a rothko to the experience of standing in front of a hockney well fine, but if you can't see the quality in hockney then probably looking at pictures isn't really your thing. The quality, the technique, the flair, the joy is undeniable.

droid
22-04-2017, 12:07 AM
Yeah, I like the way he went from doing covers for travel brochures to hipster wine bottle labels. :poop:

luka
22-04-2017, 12:08 AM
Don't be churlish.

john eden
22-04-2017, 08:21 AM
I liked the Hockney exhibition a lot. Wasn't fussed about his later stuff done on iPads but the pools and people paintings are fab.

john eden
22-04-2017, 08:24 AM
Obviously the best thing to slag him off for is redoing The Sun logo.

An open goal that Droid missed - disappointing.

luka
22-04-2017, 08:47 AM
Yeah I was waiting for that but I do think he was taking the piss don't you?

john eden
22-04-2017, 12:17 PM
Droid would not joke about the Serious Business of Art.

Corpsey
22-04-2017, 01:41 PM
https://static.artuk.org/w800h800/NG/NG_NG_NG2759.jpg

Every time I go to the National Art Gallery I come across something new (which is actually old) like this. (Georges Michel - 'Stormy Landscape with Ruins on a Plain', after 1830.)

Last week I picked this book up for 30 quid in a second hand store: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Metropolitan-Museum-Art-Masterpiece-Paintings/dp/0847846598

I thought I'd wasted my money a bit until last night, when having smoked a joint I leafed happily through it for hours and hours. The reproductions are often quite large, and of such high quality that you can see the brushstrokes/texture. (I know I sound a bit like someone talking about their HD TV here, but a) that can't be helped and b) I love HD TVs.) It's also great because the explanatory notes are segregated from the pictures, so that you can really look at the pictures without worrying about what this bit represents, what school this painter belonged to, etc. And really looking is the hardest part of all AFAIC (just as really listening can be with music, when you're a music nerd.)

Anyway, factors like this allowed me to become really absorbed in the pictures, like when I was a kid looking at a picture book.

I'm in mortal peril now of spending all my money on massive art books that you could conceivably bludgeon a man to death with.

Definitely want to see that Hockney exhibition before it closes. I've never had the religious experience in front of a Rothko that others describe, but I probably haven't been trying hard enough. A little philistine that lives in my head keeps whispering 'it's just some colourful rectangles' in my mind's ear.

luka
22-04-2017, 01:48 PM
The hockney is beyond brilliant super genius.

Corpsey
22-04-2017, 02:08 PM
I like how he paints people swimming underwater

http://www.hockneypictures.com/images/3-works/1-paintings/70/large/pool_2_figures_72_f.jpg

http://www.hockneypictures.com/images/8-etcetera/paper_pools/large/16_78G06.jpg

luka
22-04-2017, 02:43 PM
Droid would not joke about the Serious Business of Art.

Droid would not joke. I meant I'd assumed hockney was taking the piss

Corpsey
22-04-2017, 02:48 PM
https://gq-images.condecdn.net/image/RPk4Glwrkll/crop/810

:crylarf:

If he's not having a laugh, then at least I am.

luka
22-04-2017, 05:28 PM
Hockney invented vapourwave

Corpsey
22-04-2017, 06:54 PM
The Sun's logo SHOULD look like a toddler drew it, actually. Maybe then people would accord it the respect it deserves? The whole thing should be written in crayon. The Mail should be written in shit across Paul Dacre's rubber walls.