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Art Monthly Talk Show 10th March 2014












How to Improve your Algorithm. Chris Fite-Wassilak on reclaiming the digital landscape. As our self-surveilling culture of digital sharing turns increasingly dystopian, how have artists – such as Adam Curtis, Simon Denny, Fiona Marron, Dennis McNulty and others – worked to show that these all-encompassing datascapes remain ours to transform?


‘Edward Snowden’s disclosures have helped spark a public awareness and debate about where the internet’s liberatory aspirations might have led us. The next step in shifting the debate could be away from paranoia and Matrix-like reductivism to a more proactive embrace.’


To Blog or not to Blog?  Omar Kholeif asks the question if online publishing holds so many advantages over print, why is it that much web-specific writing continues to suffer from sloppy sub-editing and link-bait, content-farming tendencies? And where does this leave art criticism in a post-blogging age? ‘The worry is that the exploratory nature of longer forms of criticism is increasingly replaced with the quick-fire list which can be easily viewed on an iPhone – distracted cultural snacking.’


Larne Abse Gogarty reviews Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life FACT, Liverpool

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Terry Smith – Artist

Artist Terry Smith who since 1978, has produced major projects for the Tate Modern, the British Museum and galleries the world over, particularly in South America. Known for his signature sculptures cut directly into the plaster of walls, mainly of derelict buildings – some with no public access – Smith is constantly experimenting with medium and has used film, audio and varied materials for his work.

Winner of the Paul Hamlyn Award, Smith with his communist upbringing is at times renegade about his work. His wide choice of mediums have in common the resonances of the London streets he grew up in, his love of music, spontaneity and the challenges that come with constant questioning and experimentation.  At Frieze this year Adam Curtis implored the artists of today to shock him with kindness, empathy and such-like qualities. Perhaps he is one of those who still haven’t heard of Smith, the artist’s artist.

Recorded and produced by Fari Bradley.