Yan Pei-Ming at CAC Malaga

Last year I visited the CAC Málaga, a contemporary arts centre in the city of Málaga, in southern Spain, not far from the Málaga Centro subway station. I love Málaga for art galleries, from the Museo de Picasso to the new Pompidou Centre. This vibrant city has something for every type of art lover.

In homage to Picasso's self-portrait, Velázquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X and Goya's The Third of May 1808 - Three large canvases by Yan Pei-Ming at CAC.
In homage to: Picasso’s self-portrait, Velázquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X and Goya’s The Third of May 1808 – Three large canvases by Yan Pei-Ming at CAC.

 

The main exhibition was “No Comment” from Yan Pei-Ming.  He is a Chinese painter, born in 1960 in Shanghai, China. Since 1982 he has lived in Dijon, France. He paints epic-sized portraits, the most famous one being of Mao Tse Tung. His large mono-painted canvasses in No Comment had a theme of symbolic paintings by Spanish artists. But as the title suggests there were no word or titles to accompany them. One is left to form their own opinions. Here is a further selection of his work that I took snaps of, with my observations:

In homage to Velázquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X. The portrait was also a muse for Picasso and Françis Bacon.
In homage to Velázquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X. The portrait was also an obsession for Picasso and the English painter Françis Bacon.
Homage to Picasso as a young man, by Yan Pei-Ming
Homage to Picasso as a young man, by Yan Pei-Ming
Pei-Ming's mono-painted take on a section of The Third of May, 1808
Pei-Ming’s mono-painted take on a section of The Third of May, 1808, by Goya.

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CAC Malaga, a Contemporary Arts Centre near Malaga Centro subway in Spain, 2015 © Southampton Old Lady
CAC Malaga, a Contemporary Arts Centre near Malaga Centro subway in Spain, 2015 © Southampton Old Lady

 

For current exhibitions visit cacmalaga.eu

 

Tattooed porcelain dolls – Jessica Harrison

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Tattooed porcelain dolls by Jessica Harrison. 

British artist Jessica Harrison sources traditional ceramic figurines and gives them a new lease of life with delicate, hand-painted tattoos. I have been meaning to focus on a series of artists that exhibited at Dismaland Arts Festival in Weston-Super Mare in 2015 – Harrison is the first artist in this series.

See her facebook for more information.
PHOTO CREDITS: Southampton Old Lady

Serpentine: Go Back

GO BACK an installation that dares you to enter, at London's Serpentine Gallery in 2015. I cannot remember the artist but this was the only thing I liked of his.
GO BACK an installation that dares you to enter, at London’s Serpentine Gallery in 2015.                         I cannot remember the artist but this was the only thing I liked of his.

 

Da daaaah!
Da daaaah!

 

 

Christmas Tardis

 

Here are the telephone boxes in Southampton normally...
Here are the telephone boxes in Southampton normally…
Then on Christmas Day strange words appeared on the outside like the Ghost of Christmas Past.
Then on Christmas Day strange words appeared on the outside like the Ghost of Christmas Past.
It became the K6 Gallery
It became the K6 Gallery
A statement on creativity
A statement on creativity
It knew that I would normally reverse the charges...
It knew that I would normally reverse the charges…
and would read the graffiti scratched by coins...
and would read the graffiti scratched by coins…
Then when I went inside the telephone box... A Tardis: A Christmas Grotto with Father Christmas and two visitors who had come in to use the telephone.
Then when I went inside the telephone box… A Tardis: A Christmas Grotto with Father Christmas and two visitors who had come in to use the telephone.
I chilled out with Father Christmas for a while. He told me there was no need to make any calls. I had been a good girl and he knew what I wanted. Merry Christmas
I chilled out with Father Christmas for a while. He told me there was no need to make any calls. I had been a good girl and he knew what I wanted.

Telephone boxes are icons of the establishment
Telephone boxes are icons of the establishment

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Brandalism Adverts on Paris Billboards

Volkswagen are said to be one of the Talks' sponsors as are JC Delacroix who own these ad spaces
Volkswagen are said to be one of the CP21 sponsors, as are JC Decaux who own these ad spaces

The BBC have reported today, that in the run up to the CP21 UN Summit on climate change, more than 600 anti-corporation artworks have been installed in advertising spaces across Paris.

The Brandalism campaign “brand + vandalism” has claimed responsibility for the unauthorised art, stating that it was to: “highlight the links between advertising, consumerism, fossil fuel dependency and climate change”.

Prominent corporate sponsors of the talks have been targeted by the posters, which say that they are “part of the problem” and placed in spaces owned by JC Decaux, one of the talks’ sponsors who owns most ad spaces throughout Europe. Many feature world leaders that are known to be attending the talks in Paris.

For the report and more Brandalised Ad photos visit the BBC UK website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34958282  – if this link does not work from your country please do a Google search.

TRANSPORTED: The Future Museum of Now

TRANSPORTED: The Future Museum of Now was an Element Arts exhibition during Southampton’s SO: To Speak word festival. It took place for two weeks inside some shipping containers located in the port city’s main ‘O2 Square’.

The exhibition transports you 500 years into the future, to the year 2515, and looks back at every day objects as relics from now.

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TRANSPORTED: The Future Museum of Now exhibition was devised and carried out by these two artists from Element Arts, Southampton.
TRANSPORTED: The Future Museum of Now exhibition was devised, collected, written and executed by these two artists from Element Arts, in Southampton.

 

 

Selgascano Serpentine Pavilion 2015

Serpentine Pavilion 2015 is designed by Selgascano

Each summer the Serpentine invites an internationally renowned architect to create their first-build structure in England.

The brief is to design a 300 square metre pavilion that is used as a cafe by day and a forum for learning, debate and entertainment at night. A maximum of six months from invitation to completion. There is no budget for the project: it is realised through sponsorship, in-kind support and the sale of the pavilion.

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