Nostalgic for the future (but not too much)

Lisson Gallery is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, but we can applaud now in 2014. Nostalgic for the Future is an exhibition organized to both commemorate the date, when it come, and feature interesting current contemporary production by the gallery’s set of artists. The focus here is at those producers residing or born in […]

Home truths for public eyes

An interesting approach to art and motherhood is on display at the Photographer’s Gallery in London. The institution invited artists to pose with their children, unclothed, and evoking different moments in the life of a mother. The result is seen in the exhibition “Home Truths”, curated by Susan Bright. These are images of intense emotional attachment, making it deeply […]

Oscar Murillo: On being glocal

Crossing from the extreme West to the extreme South of London is not that easy. On my way to South London Gallery, I remember the allegory of going South. Going far and hence, constructing easy meanings for popular apprehension. Who are those who live there? How do they live? Similarly, when artists, writers, and media representations […]

Thomas Lisle at Koukan

Contemporary artists have chosen increasingly unconventional ways to represent modernity. The modern appears in objects, or is apprehended in a kinds of aesthetics that leans towards graphic design. The fact is that, even in art, depicting the modern has never escaped from submerging in technology. I mean submerging because modernity in contemporaneity has failed in representing humans […]

Art and Control: Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson is in São Paulo. It is a big exhibition shared between Sesc Pompeia (Lina Bo Bardi’s landmark building), the Sesc Belenzinho (East), and Pinacoteca do Estado (the most influential art space of the city). As Eliasson usually does, his audience is attracted into a space from which reactions are expected, on the grounds […]