This 26 minute documentary — made by Oxford Film and Television and narrated by David Thewlis — tells the story of Damien Hirst’s first solo exhibition in the Middle East (‘Relics’, QMA, Doha: 10 October 2013 — 22 January 2014). The film charts the monumental preparations the exhibition required, and investigates a selection of the artist’s key works including ‘Leviathan’: Hirst’s largest ever shark sculpture, unveiled for the first time in Doha. Containing compelling footage of some of the most iconic artworks of our time, it also includes exclusive interviews with Damien himself, as well as key figures from the contemporary art world and those involved in the staging of Hirst’s largest ever retrospective.
The exhibition forms part of a series of cultural initiatives organised by QMA in order to foster discussions and cultural exchange between the UK and Qatar. It forms part of Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture which celebrates and showcases the deep-rooted bilateral relations
ASX.TV: Damien Hirst – “Relics” (2014)
At Zenith I (from Wedgwood Blue), 1979/2013 © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery
REVIEW: WILLIAM EGGLESTON – “AT ZENITH”- GAGOSIAN GALLERY MADISON AVENUE OCT 26- DEC 21 2013
BY: Shahrzad Kamel, NYC DEC 2013
When I was a child I used to lie down on the grass, look up at the clouds and forget about everything else. I would watch them move for hours, raising my hands up to the sky I wished I could touch them, I would dream of riding away on one; imaginary transportation to another universe. As an adult, I have the same feelings while looking at William Eggleston’s At Zenith, a series of photographs he took of clouds. I can look at them for hours, thinking I can touch what’s in the frame- it looks so real. They also offer me escape to a magical world of enchanting light, flawless pastel colors, and, under the Eggleston-spell, the banal is transformed into the mystical.
REVIEW: William Eggleston – “At Zenith” (2013)
Emmet and Edith Gowin, a Conversation. An interview with American photographer Emmet Gowin and his wife Edith for the exhibition “Emmet Gowin” Fundación Mapfre, Madrid, Spain.
The Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief and Photographer Launch a New Series with EDITION Hotels
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Deutsche Börse prize-winners Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin discuss their new publication, ‘Holy Bible’
WITNESS, an installation by Dan Solomon, In conjunction with ICP’s exhibit “JFK November 22: A Bystander’s View of History.
Interview by Raphael Shammaa, November 2013
Shortly before 9:00 AM on November 23rd, as New Yorkers prepare to settle at their desks for the day, I meet with Dan Solomon for a tour of his photographic installation at ICP’s glass pavilion on the Southwest corner of Forty Third Street and Avenue of the Americas in New York City. Dan’s large scale images are exaggeratedly blurred and color saturated and are affixed to the glass from the inside, facing the street. Grass is present in every image and there’s a lot of green all around. Low resolution images of families, as well as children and of men taking pictures seem to depict park scenes with people out for a stroll on a fine day. One of these silhouettes, a large female form, stands in the middle of its frame wrapped in
INTERVIEW: Dan Solomon – “Witness” (2013)
The Seeker, 2013
Wes Lang’s (born 1972) works on paper are complicated arrangements of American iconography, expertly rendered in ink and paint in a dizzying mix of American history, biker culture, tattoo iconography, ornament, Native American art, pin-ups, newspaper headlines and Taoist texts.
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