Media & Myth explores the role of the mass media in the documentation and commemoration of the Vietnam War. The exhibition then runs for just over a week, until 18th October 2014 at Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson St, E2 8JD London. Media & Myth is part of Photomonth London.
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The show consist of a mixture of photography, graphic design, video and writing drawn from London College of Communication’s NAM research project.
Also on the 10th from 3-4pm will be a panel discussion between NAM co-ordinator Paul Lowe, participant Steve Mepsted, and film maker Pratap Rughani, chaired by Lewis Bush.
15th Sep – 6th Oct
Private view 12th September
6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Roadside Museum is an experimental project by artists Gordon Culshaw and John O’Hare examining the feasibility and/or desirability of fast forwarding the ageing process of artists’ work through biological and chemical decay.
13 artists were selected to bury their work on a farm in the north-west of England. Artworks were buried unprotected in a field at a depth of 6 feet. The site was chosen due to its location in a high water table with acidic soil which, it was hoped would accelerate the degradation process.
12 months later, the site was excavated. Artworks were unearthed and, over the summer, the artists were given the time to develop an appropriate way to present their work. This exhibition provides the first chance to see the resulting work.
The project provides the opportunity for a range of media to be considered in relation to the progression of time and decomposition, whilst providing unique documentation of the West Lancashire region. It has been conceived as an experimental ‘art’ residency due to the predicted physical transformation of the objects which reside on the farm for 12 months and how the artists/viewers engage with and respond to this change.
Artists: Sarah Carne, Graham Dunning, Barbara Ekström, Stig Evans, Veronika Lukasova, Fred Martin, Samira Shafiei Nejad, Riitta Oittinen, Raksha Patel, Topp & Dubio, Peter Trukenbrod, Alana Tyson, and Chris Wood.
Photos by Veronika Lukasova 2013. All rights reserved.
The exhibit that starts today brings together 200 works by over 70 artists and designers, including iconic and lesser known works by Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Charles and Ray Eames, Gaetano Pesce and Ettore Sottsass.
Pop artists commented on the cult of celebrity, commodity fetishism and the proliferation of media that permeated everyday life in America and the United Kingdom after the Second World War. Radically departing from all that had gone before, artists delighted in adopting the design language of advertising, television and commerce to create work that was playful but often also intentionally irreverent and provocative. In turn, designers routinely looked to Pop Art as a constant source of inspiration. Pop Art Design paints a new picture of Pop – one that recognises the central role played by design. – http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=14797
I am very please that my article about two of the Mars 500 simulated mission to Mars participants Diego Urbina and Romain Charles was also published in a great Norwegian magazine VAGANT. If only my Norwegian was better to be able to read the well selected content. The magazine is also a total graphic design treat.