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Artist Rooms: Music from the Balconies – Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles

Artist Rooms: Music from the Balconies – Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh Until 29th April 2018 I have been researching the work of Ed Ruscha for this module, particularly in relation to using … Continue reading

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NOW: Nathan Coley, Louise Hopkins, Pete Horobin, Tessa Lynch, Rivane Neuenschwander, Tony Swain and others.

NOW: Nathan Coley, Louise Hopkins, Pete Horobin, Tessa Lynch, Rivane Neuenschwander, Tony Swain and others. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh Until 24th September 2017 NOW is a new programme of contemporary art exhibitions which will be held at … Continue reading

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Sketchbooks

I am in the process of rethinking my art practice as this is something which, between studying for a Level 1 creative writing module and family commitments, has slipped in the past year. Based on feedback from my tutor I … Continue reading

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Studio Practice – Notes

In feedback for Assignment 1 of this course my tutor made a number of suggestions in relation to developing a more robust and sustained studio practice. These included:  Creating a more independent way of working  Consider exercises part of my creative practice, … Continue reading

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Dadaism

The Dadaist Manifesto was written in 1918 but the movement’s origins were earlier, in 1916, as artists began to react against the society they felt had led them into the First World War. Hugo Ball founded the Cabaret Voltaire in … Continue reading

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Surrealism

In Paris, the poet André Breton had been influenced by some of the ideas of the Dadaist movement but he saw a need for more positive action in questioning the values of society. In 1924, he published the Surrealist Manifesto. … Continue reading

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Automatism

Automatism is often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements when artists were beginning to look at ways to side-step the conscious mind and access the subconscious. The idea can, however, be traced to myths about the beginning of painting … Continue reading

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