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Art Monthly Talk Show 8th April 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul O’Kane, Mark Harris and Reuben Fowkes discuss their texts in the April 2013 issue of Art Monthly

Life and Death- Paul O’Kane on art and being. If art in secular societies plays some part in defining humanity, how have artists such as John Akomfrah, Nick Broomfield and Patrick Keiller met the challenges laid forth by globalisation’s increasingly pervasive and invasive brand of technocapitalism?

‘When, occasionally, the shameful excesses, inadequacies and inequalities underpinning consumerism are glimpsed in news media, these “shocking facts” become yet more fleeting images, commodified emotions of momentary indignation and injustice.’

Maja & Reuben Fowkes on the return of the East European. When the coalition government recently proposed running an anti-UK advertising campaign in Eastern Europe with the aim of discouraging immigration, it brought an outmoded cultural categorisation back to life. Perhaps Number 10 might have looked at the work of Adam Chodzko, Roman Ondák, Dan Perjovschi and Nedko Solakov before returning the generic ‘East European’ to the discourse around identity.

‘In the 2000s these artists were likely to feel at home in the post-identitarian circuits of a globalised art world which abandoned the cult of origins in favour of a universalist outlook, but now they are faced with the return of the East European.’

Mark Harris on  The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns at the Barbican, London in Spring 2013

The programme is hosted by Matt Hale who has worked at Art Monthly since 1991.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

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Art Monthly Talk Show 11th May 2012

Two features from the May 2012 edition of Art Monthly are discussed with writers Paul O’Kane and Omar Kholeif.

Omar Kholeif is a writer and curator at FACT, Liverpool, a visiting curator at Cornerhouse, Manchester, and is associate curator at the Arab British Centre, London. Paul O’Kane is an artist, writer and lecturer based in London.

The Thing- Do you believe in things? asks Paul O’Kane

In a western world dominated by immaterial labour, and where scientists and philosophers have thrown into doubt our understanding of physical objects, how have artists – from John McCracken and John Hilliard to Wood & Harrison and Andrew Dodds – questioned and defended the nature of things?

‘Sculpture, of all the arts, must surely be responsible for mapping the various journeys of thinghood. “What is a Thing?” – the question Heidegger asked in the 1920s – turns out to be a question that we have to keep asking.’

Man Machine- Omar Kholeif tracks the influences of Kraftwerk

With a recent move into exhibition making, German ‘robot pop’ group Kraftwerk has crossed disciplines into the visual arts. But which are the artists that the group borrowed from and who are the current artists, such as Jill Magid and Wafaa Bilal, that exemplify Kraftwerk’s man-machine ethos?

‘Kraftwerk’s evocation of the cyborg has been discussed within academic music circles but rarely has its influence been positioned alongside contemporary visual art. For example, the work of infamous Cypriot-Australian performance and media artist Stelarc, who has used medical instruments, prosthetics and robotics to explore and alter how his body interfaces with its surroundings.’

The programme is hosted by Matt Hale who has worked at Art Monthly since 1991.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.

Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the

international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

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