Author Archives: Fernanda Gilligan

Art Basel 2011: Part 2

One of the most rewarding moments in contemporary art can be making connections. Not to miss the obvious, I realize of course, for some it all about connections with people, but what I’m talking about here is the associations between the art works. Often these are made with works that are derivative, or reference other [...]
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Art Basel (Part 2)

The 41st Art Basel proved to be a success on many levels. Firstly, the quality of the art was fantastic. If I had funds in a Swiss bank account I needed to liquidate, I’d have plenty to choose from here. As a matter of fact, the quality was so good you had to remind yourself [...]
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2010 Turner Prize Preview

Unmade beds and dirt laundry, elephant dung, artists dressed in drag and streakers. These are just a few of the artworks, stunts and controversy that have surrounded Tate’s Turner Prize—the prestigious and controversial annual prize awarded to a contemporary artist the jury finds to be one of the most important British (born, living or working [...]
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Chris Ofili at Tate Britain

Currently at Tate Britain, NOT at the south bank Tate Modern, is the mid-career retrospective of Chris Ofili. Without getting too much into the debate surrounding the recent phenomenon of surveying an artist’s career while they are very much still IN their career, it is interesting to note which artists major museums feel comfortable organizing [...]
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