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Bridget Leaman - 6 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy. Elliott Hundley. Is This How It Ends? Posted by larvalsubjects under Uncategorized[3] Comments Is this how it ends?

Is This How It Ends?

Does it end with everyone knowing something is deeply wrong, with everyone seeing something is wrong– except bureaucrats and administrators –deeply wrong, yet being completely powerless to do something about it or change course? Does it end with everyone doped up with reality television, the latest outrage of the moment, and a deep unease, yet no one speaking up about it?

Does it end with every speech act immediately getting neutralized, such that it produces little more than a ripple in the pond? Does it end with all of us standing around pointing out that it’s all wrong, that it’s a mess, and congratulating each other while going with safe choices and pragmatic realism while the water heats up? Like this: Like Loading... 140703100133-bangkok-fish-mall-restricted-story-top. “Light for some time to come will have to be called darkness.” – Nietzsche. Frank Smigiel: Individual Actions and Small Change, or Artists as Producers : Open Space. Pae White, Smoke Knows, 2009 A 21st-century history has big stories to tell, from the Twin Towers to the Asian tsunami; from Katrina to Haiti; from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the War on Terror to the world financial crisis.

Frank Smigiel: Individual Actions and Small Change, or Artists as Producers : Open Space

Told together, these stories can quite easily spell out decline and fall, the spool of the last century’s particularly American progress and prosperity unraveling in calamity after calamity. Trying to imagine recent events, I always think of those big-budget disaster films or video games I don’t understand thrilling to the sight of whole cities flooding, freezing, or falling into a fiery Earth. Our breaking world, only with higher production values when the bomb goes off or the levees break. Wade Guyton, Untitled, 2008 The More Things Change speaks to me about the primacy of the figure in contemporary art practice, and the way that figures — or, more specifically, individual people — push through even the most formal of abstractions. Elliot Hundley, Agave (detail), 2010. Glenn Brown at Max Hetzler.

Artist: Glenn Brown Venue: Max Hetzler, Berlin Date: April 8 – May 28, 2011 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.

Glenn Brown at Max Hetzler

Images: Images courtesy of Max Hetzler, Berlin Press Release: Galerie Max Hetzler is pleased to present the fourth solo show of Glenn Brown, featuring recent paintings and sculptures. In Die grosse Nacht im Eimer or Almond Blossom, faces of eldery men seem distorted, the flesh and hair strangely shimmer with colours while the subjects appear immersed or absent. 10 Contemporary Artist Under 40. For today’s edition of Widewalls Top 10 list we have hand-picked ten young contemporary artists you should most definitely know.

10 Contemporary Artist Under 40

From emerging artists, just out of their teens, to those of wide international acclaim. All ten of them create exceptional art which shows extraordinary talents and rather unique aesthetics. Whether through paintings, sculptures, installations and performance art, each artist illuminates the complexity of the self with a unique and bold vision. The list is by no means exhaustive, but it is intended to suggest the breadth of contemporary art and introduce extremely talented visual artists who are making a proper mark on the current art scene. Some honed their skills on the street, others by dreaming up on pieces of applied art pieces in their parent’s shops.

Our artist database list all these and many more artists. Sign up to My Widewalls to find interesting stories and news about these and hundred of other artists. [mc4wp_form] Artists on artnet – Modern and Contemporary Artist. List of contemporary artists. Contemporary Art Movements (1970-present) Britart: Young British Artists (1980s) The Young British Artists (YBAs) first appeared on the scene in the 1980s, and were officially recognized in 1997 in the "Sensation" exhibition.

Contemporary Art Movements (1970-present)

Owing much to early 20th century styles such as Dada and Surrealism, their work is often called "Britart. " The group consisted of a number of painters, sculptors, conceptual and installation artists working in the United Kingdom, many of whom attended Goldsmiths College in London. Its members gained considerable media coverage for their shocking artworks and dominated British art during the 1990s.

Famous members include Damien Hirst (noted for The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a dead Tiger shark pickled in formaldehyde, and lately for his diamond studded skull For the Love of God), and Tracey Emin (noted for My Bed, a dishevelled double bed featuring some highly personal detritus). In 1993, the YBA Rachel Whiteread won the Turner Prize, followed in 1995 by Damien Hirst.