Conceptual Art

We Are All Flying Birds - An Homage to the Art of Alexander Calder

Karen Ruimy | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK
Karen Ruimy

Calder sees us and represents us struggling with gravity - the gravity of the body, of the world around us. We are all trying to fit into our days all the components that define us or often that we want to be defined by.

The Weirdest Art Around the World (Aside From Tilda Swinton in a Box)

Polly Allen | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Polly Allen

So, here's a question: what's weirder than Tilda Swinton napping in a glass box at New York's Museum of Modern Art?

Colour, Language and Mel Bochner, the Master of Subversion

Anne Charnock | Posted 16.12.2012 | Home
Anne Charnock

Speaking at the Whitechapel Gallery last week Mel Bochner, big hitter of the US conceptual art movement, revealed a defining moment for his career in the mid-60s.

Is Modern Art Really Rotten to the Core?

Ben Mirza | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home
Ben Mirza

In 2010, the philosopher Roger Scruton, together with the BBC, made a documentary titled Why Beauty Matters, in which he gave an eloquent and impassioned plea for a return to the beautiful aesthetic, pointing towards the unifying and spiritually uplifting qualities of beauty.

Art Review: Giving Yourself The Finger

Tony Curzon Price | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Tony Curzon Price

At least in their early incarnation, these Russian artists prefigured Glasnost in their intelligent, open, creative critiques of the Soviet system. They went from being an underground in the 60s and early 70s to being the talk of Moscow by the late 70s - I guess that any observer with their finger really on the pulse at the time would have understood that if your cultural elite is enjoying art like this, then they really neither believe in it nor respect it anymore.