Today many minority groups are raising their voices against oppression and therefore feel threatened. Art is a weapon for freedom of expression resulting into quite a few exhibitions at the moment around the subject of oppression. Black Dada form language is created by Adam Pendleton. It is a critical articulation of blackness, abstraction, and the avant-garde. (image) Continue reading
Richard Mosse is most well known for his award winning photographs from Congo using infrared film. For his new work Mosse has used a thermal camera, which is produced in the EU by a multi-national weapons company, can detect body heat from a distance of 30.3 km, day or night. The work presents a portrait of migrants. Continue reading
A panel discussion was held last night at the Tate Modern about Capture and consumption: images and digital culture. It raised questions about artists use of social media platforms like Instagram and their role. In general, how we consume images and how they circulate. The discussion involved new forms of curation and questions around ownership and censorship. Continue reading
Who are Rudeboys? They represent a particular sartorial subculture. According to exhibition at the Somerset house: “Originating from the streets of Kingston, Jamaica in the late 1950s, Rudeboy or Rudie came to represent the young rebels who wore distinctively sharp sartorial styles such as Mohair suits, thin ties and pork pie hats”.
Richard Mosse is best known for his unconventional and original style of Infrared photography that has made him one of the most talked about photographers at the moment. Already we can see his influence in e.g. photographers using the easily recognisable exaggerated magenta tones in the latest fashion shots. Continue reading