Yayoi Kusama – Infinity Mirror Rooms

The Infinity Mirror Rooms can be seen as the expression of Kusama’s interest in infinite, endless vision, something that can also be seen in the ‘all-over’ quality of her earlier work in painting, sculpture and installation. (http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/blogs/kusama-and-infinity)

Sunday Painter: Félix Vallotton

This weekend’s Sunday Painter is Félix Vallotton, a Swiss painter and printmaker associated with Les Nabis. He was an important figure in the development of the modern woodcut. Félix Vallotton, a Swiss-born painter who became a French citizen in 1900, straddled two centuries, two countries and several aesthetic trends, from the Nabis to the Neue Sachlichkeit [New Objectivity]. Although now less well known …

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Wonderful London 1924 & 2014 | Simon Smith

Splicing footage from almost 100 years apart. “Wonderful London 1924 & 2014” by Simon Smith https://vimeo.com/93120068  Simon says, “In 1924, Harry B. Parkinson and Frank Miller documented London in a fantastic series of short films, known as “Wonderful London”. Over the last few months, I have stood in their foot-steps, recapturing their shots exactly, and …

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Maria Lassnig

Austrian painter who passed away this week aged 94. Hugely important postwar painter sadly passed away this week. Well worth looking at her work and history over at the Hauser and Wirth Gallery site here: http://www.hauserwirth.com/exhibitions/25/maria-lassnig/view/ Further reading: http://galleristny.com/2014/05/austrian-artist-maria-lassnig-giant-of-postwar-painting-has-died-at-94/  

David Batchelor’s Chromolocomotion | St Pancras

David Batchelor’s Chromolocomotion David Batchelor’s sculpture Chromolocomotion is unveiled at St Pancras International station, London. Commuters will be bathed in pools of coloured light cast by the work which will be suspended above the Grand Terrace until 7 September 2014. It is the second artwork to be commissioned as part of the station’s public art …

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Turner Prize 2014 nominee, film maker Duncan Campbell. Duncan Campbell provides an insight into his new work for the Scottish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013. Scotland + Venice 2013: Campbell / Sworn / Tompkins Presented by The Common Guild, Glasgow For more information visit: www.britishcouncil.org/venicebiennale This film was commissioned by the British Council.

Notes on Blindness | John Hull

In 1983, after years of deteriorating vision, the writer and theologian John Hull lost the last traces of light sensation. For the next three years, he kept a diary on audio-cassette of his interior world of blindness. This film is a dramatization that uses his original recordings. More: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/01/16/opinion/16OpDoc-NotesOnBlindness.html?_r=0 (Source: https://player.vimeo.com/)