Visiting an exhibition preview can impede an uninhibited view at the art at hand, but in the event of a large-scale installation that opens to the invitees at a specific time, it can also have a magical shine, as if you enter and explore a shrine together. However, this heightened sense of wonder can only partly explain why I was overwhelmed by a wave of goose flesh, even before I fully set foot in Kimsooja’s latest installation. That is the impact her art can have.
My personality and temperament are quite average, I think, but I am always aware of the unique world I can create.
Upon investigation, the work of Alun Williams can be said to question the phrase: “a rose by any other name…” Rather, it comes closer to Gertrude Stein’s famous sentence: “a rose is a rose is a rose”, by which she meant that using the name of something is enough to call to mind everything that an object or character represents.
The Fondation Carmignac presented last 18th November at the Saatchi Gallery a retrospective exhibition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award, showing for the first time a selection of the awarded projects since its creation in 2009. With the aim of bringing awareness to issues that may have been forgotten or underrepresented in mainstream news media, this award offers an artistic approach to photojournalism and a platform for it to be displayed both in an exhibition space and in a publication.
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