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Joseph Kosuth

Conceptual Please prepare yourself… So for every piece of conceptual artwork (for every idea), the artist basically can go and make that, or they don’t have to. it is literally as simple as that. What isn’t simple is the question; What is a chair? This would make more sense if you look at the work […]

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Katrina Palmer

First note: the artwork of Katrina Palmer is very different, especially when compare to the other two artists talks by Liv Wynter and Dawn Mellor. I like it. Because of this difference. Because it is different. As per usual, a little ‘briefing’ that we received of the artist; Katrina Palmer’s art is sculpture, though not […]

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Sophie Calle

Confessional Sophie Calle produced two pieces of confessional artwork, the first of which I an unsure of the name of it. This piece is about how she asked 100 women to translate and interpret a ‘love letter’ (I’ve put this in inverted commas and you will understand if you read the English translation). There were […]

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Frida Kahlo

Confessional Frida Kahlo is incredibly well known for her confessional work. Frida was ill and bedridden for the majority of her life, and used artwork, specifically painting, to confess how she felt about all of this. One of these paintings is the ‘Broken Column’, which is a 1944 oil on board painting, 39.8cm x 30.6cm. […]

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Dawn Mellor

Before we begin, I must be brutally honest and say that I definitely preferred the way that Liv Wynter delivered her art presentation, and yet I still enjoyed the talk by Dawn Mellor because of her clear level of passion behind her artwork and herself. Dawn was at the Royal College for MA in Art […]

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David Carson

Manifestos Neutral typeface or authoritarian? Many people believe that some companies hide behind the Helvetica typeface. It may be clean and structured but the companies and those using it may be using dodgy dealings, which has rendered the companies and also the Helvetica typeface as untrustworthy. In the early 1990’s, designers started to lose faith […]

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Fernand Leger

Manifestos Source: Fernand Leger, The City, 1919 Art and manifestos was transformed by industrialisation and urbanisation. The culture since the mid 1800’s has been marked by a self-consciousness and restlessness that has singled it out from the less changeable pre-industrial world. Change, which is a dynamic constant in the modern period, was embraced by those who […]

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Grayson Perry (RA)

Manifestos One of my favourite manifestos is written by Red Alan the teddy bear. Red Alan was Grayson Perry’s teddy bear and he wrote this manifesto in 2012. On a napkin. It is pretty much unbelievable that a teddy wrote this (laughter), but at the same time I feel as though it would have caused […]

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Liv Wynter 

Every Wednesday around midday, we receive a talk from an artist. This week, we were greeted by Liv Wynter …a queer working class female artist working and living in South London. Through her anarchic and punk exploration of language, rap and poetry, Liv uses sharp wit and home truths teamed with uncompromising honesty to create […]

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José Guadalupe Posada

Political prints How much do you have to know about the art history background to understand the image? There was also a large sense of mocking morality through these images produced, especially seen in The Dance of Death, Gran fandango y francachela de todos los calaveras, where the characters of the image are not reluctant to […]