Sunday, 11 December 2011
I like Edvard Munch’s work but I never did much research about him. The exhibition ‘The Modern Eye’ refreshed me mapping out his life long career. I like his exaggerated perspective, his light minimal composition, his repetitions works on the same subjects such as ‘The Weeping Woman’ ‘Scream’ ‘Doubtless’ ‘Melancholy’, his motifs of night, his self portraits…
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Paris is Paris. The minute I arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport, the stylistic architect phased in... I went to Pompidou. First time, though had some dinner some years ago at George on top of it. Needless to say, it is phenomenal... Walking in permanent collections, I felt like walking in an modern art history maze, as the presentation is based chronically in the pre 1960 collection. There are so many canon works! Seeing in books and seeing in the physical forms totally differs. There are many of favourite works. Quite a few photographic work as well. One of the impressive is Rineka Dijkstra’s video work ‘I see a woman crying’. It is a three way video work, very theatrical, camera movement, concept and the natural interaction between the kids and the painting... There are a few playful works by Yayoi Kusama. Also her concept of ‘self-obliteration’. Accumulation and repetition more and more have an impact on me. Kusama used this method created many strong works. I would like to create some playful work, life is too serious… More and more, I come to like more historical artists, even though many decades ago, the concept never ceased to impress.
Friday, 9 December 2011
Thursday, 8 December 2011
V&A is celebrating postmodernism. The exhibition encompasses enormous collections across a wide range of forms including architecture, installation, sculpture, music, fashion, movie etc etc…