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David Hockney’s singular journey through portraits and pools

From A Bigger Splash to his Hollywood Hills House, the work of British artist David Hockney had a deep engagement with the Colour of the Year. The very talented British artist David Hockney recently celebrated his 80th birthday with a retrospective at the Tate Modern, and the celebrations haven’t winded up yet. The exhibit will head to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris next, before it finally halts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. David Hockney’s work has always told a colourful story. It is in this holistic viewing of his entire repertoire, which also features a range of media including photography, portraits and iPad drawings, that Hockney’s profound interest in colour become more obvious, specifically his love for...

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FT feature on Kentridge's show at the Whitechapel Gallery

William Kentridge at London’s Whitechapel Gallery In his latest show, the artist explores shadowy politics and history “The light at the end of the tunnel turns too quickly into the interrogator’s spotlight,” writes William Kentridge in his essay “In Praise of Shadows”. The sentence encapsulates the ideas that motivated the South African artist’s new show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, entitled Thick Time. Read more click here

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Alexander Calder & Fischli/Weiss at Fondation Beyeler

On the occasion of the exhibition Alexander Calder & Fischli/Weiss at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland), Calder Foundation President, Alexander S. C. Rower, offers his thoughts about different elements of the show. Alexander S. C. Rower discusses the themes of exploration and innovation present in both Calder’s and Fischli/Weiss’s work; the delicate balances and equilibriums achieved in the works included in the show; rarely-seen works; his favorite moments in the exhibition; and Alexander Calder’s fascination with the circus. The exhibition Alexander Calder & Fischli/Weiss at Fondation Beyeler focuses on the fleeting, precarious and exhilarating moment of fragile balance as expressed through the works of Calder and Fischli/Weiss in the early- and late-twentieth century, respectively. The exhibition is curated by...

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