Saturday, 20 November 2010

last weekend

// Energy and Process wing at Tate Modern // Michelangelo Pistoletto // Marisa Merz // Jason Rhoades // tangerines // fish pie at Susie's house // No New Thing Under the Sun exhibition // Rachel Whiteread // Mario Merz // Fiona Banner // Mum

last weekend, me maw kindly took me away to London to do some dissertation research and see my brother. The Library and archive section of the Tate was kind of frustrating and difficult to use, which was a shame as that's what i was most looking forward to doing. but it was more than made up for by the incredible amount of tasty art we saw....i felt quite emotional standing underneath Marisa Merz's Living Sculpture piece- so nice! Jason Rhoades was a great discovery [as was the Hauser & Wirth Gallery] and I loved Rachel Whitereads sensitive and understated drawings.  It was really valuable to see so many of the Povera artists in one setting, as well as some of the lads from the Land Art and Anti-form gang. gid one guyz!
 I think it's easy to forget how important it is to see art in the flesh. It's so exciting to experience and interact with artwork, and some of that gets lost in replication. which reminds me, it was great to see Ai Weiwei's Unilever Series (Sunflower Seeds) too -though it's criminal that it's no longer an interactive exhibit! i bet he was furious...bloody asthmatics! 

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