L.Rec (1) ☞ Presentation,South L.Gallery,Tate Modern

Tuesday 24.02.15 L.Rec (1) ☞ Presentation,South L.Gallery,Tate Modern Today is officially the beginning of the ‘Low residency Program’,an amazing opportunity organised by Jonathan,in order to meet the online students of both years of study and the second year students of our course. I woke up two hours earlier today ,was too excited i guess and maybe a bit nervous about how my day would evolve. Our program stared at round 10,when everybody met at the studio.I couldn’t hide my excitement and soon enough we all started to talk to each other,introducing our selfs and talking about our own practises,our countries and backgrounds. The first too hours went buy extremely fast,a couple of students presented their work and we had a small discussion. After that, we went to the South London Gallery next door to look at the current exhibition. Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset Few words about the exhibition : Artist : Isabelle Cornaro Exhibition title : Paysage avec poussin et témoins oculaires The above installation feels to me that is an exploration of the influence of culture and history.As an art historian and specialist in the 16th century European Mannerism,her visual language reflects characteristics drawn from the Baroque and modernist abstractions.In the above pictures,we see that the artist has placed different found objects that seem to differ in terms of their materiality and translation on top of different size plinths.These objects seem to undue with symbolic values,revealing the subtle shifts of meaning provoked by the process of translation and reproduction.”Borrowed from domestic, decor­ative or functional contexts, these ­artefacts ­are often linked to Western culture ­as a means of power, their combination ­and a­rra­ngement in the a­rtist’s work inviting spect­ators to question the rela­tionships between systems of representa­tion ­and our understanding of the world.” TATE Modern :  After our visit to south Gallery ,we all got the bus towards Tate Modern,I suddenly realised that i couldn’t remember the last time i visited this enormously significant gallery, and a sudden feel of guild pierced my body.

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A beautiful sculpture bloomed outside Tate Modern 🙂 a bit of an irony i guess..made me realise how much i missed the country side..

Our walk at Tate was great,i forgot how nice it is too visit galleries with art colleagues ,( i usually visit alone).We had the chance to chat,laugh,critic some works and exchange our own ideas and knowledge.I remember Jonathan,telling us to pay attention on how the curation is been done,and how they curators have divided the spaces. I have attached some of the art works that i liked below. Unfortunately i was running out of battery,so i noted down few of the artist i want to look at. DSC_1753 DSC_1757 DSC_1760 DSC_1761 DSC_1762 DSC_1763 DSC_1765

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Henri Moore amazing sculpture figures,captured my attention the most ! it is really astonishing to see a masterpiece like this from this close.I have used Moore as a reference in my practise a couple of times and he is till now one of my favourite sculptors of the modern era.

DSC_1769 DSC_1771 Our visit ended at around 6 oclock in the evening,after that I went with Gigi to see a space for a potential exhibition in Bethan Green.I have asked her if it was ok to join her for a collaborative curation of the space and she seemed really excited. I was trying to look for an opportunity like this in order to build up my skills for my future goals. this are some snapshots of the space : Screen Shot 2015-03-07 at 11.04.36so the space is quite small ,a bit bigger maybe from our studio space,but i think it consists of  a great first curatorial opportunity. Things to do : Speak to Gigi for the organisation. Make a brief draft of the organisation Find a topic – maybe a shared key point of the art practises of the Ma Students.

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