Tag Archives: Museum

Destruction and world heritage

I troop off to the British Museum shows like I’m dutifully returning to my own mecca. With a world class permanent collection, and the pull of large scale, incredible international shows, how can they get it wrong? When the exhibitions … Continue reading

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Revelations in photography

Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904), Air currents revealed by streams of smoke broken by a solid object, 1901 An exhibition featuring some of the rarest images from the pioneers of early scientific photography and the influence on modern and contemporary art. The … Continue reading

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Omer Fast – Five Thousand Feet is the Best

Still from: Five Thousand Feet is the Best, Omer Fast, 2011 A continuous loop that will leave you desiring a definition of truth. As spectators, endlessly bombarded with coverage of distant wars through multi-faceted media outlets, it seems reasonable to … Continue reading

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Ice Age art arrival of the modern mind

The oldest known portrait of a woman sculpted from mammoth ivory found at Dolní Vestonice, Moravia, Czech Republic, approximately 26,000 years old Seeing this show was humbling. Created between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago by artists with modern minds like … Continue reading

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Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art

The Island, Stephen Walter, 2008 Section of: The Island, Stephen Walter, 2008 Maps can be works of art, propaganda pieces, expressions of local pride, tools of indoctrination… Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art British Library, London Until September 2010

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