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Jenny Holzer Works with Students in Chicago on Voting Efforts

October 27th, 2020

Jenny Holzer is working with students in Chicago as part of her You Vote program, placing messages on a series of LED billboard trucks.“Students wanted more, they wanted to participate in getting out the vote,” says Christine Mehring, a professor of art history at the college and an adjunct curator at the Smart Museum of Art who worked on the project.
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Sarah Sze Interviewed in The Guardian

October 27th, 2020

Artist Sarah Sze has an interview in The Guardian this week, as she prepares an installation at Fondation Cartier in Paris. “I’m interested in the idea of sculpture as a tool to understand where we are in time – in the world, you know?” she says.
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France Announces New Measures for Aiding Curfew-Hit Arts Institutions

October 27th, 2020

As a curfew continues in France, the government has announced a series of measures to support its struggling culture sector. “We are going to lose another month, a month and a half, maybe two. A private business that doesn’t have any money cannot afford this cost”, says Loïc Bonnet, the president of the private theaters association.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Peter Doig

Lives and works in :

Trinidad and Tobago

Education includes :

1979-80 Wimbledon School of Art
1980-83 St Martin’s School of Art, BA
1989-90 Chelsea School of Art, MA
1995-2000 Trustee of Tate Gallery, London

* Many of Doig’s pictures are landscapes, with a number harking back to the snowy scenes of his childhood in Canada. His works are frequently based on found photographs, but are not painted in a photorealist style, Doig instead using the photographs simply as a reference. Peter Doig’s work captures moments of tranquillity, which contrasts with uneasy elements similar to that found in a dream. He uses unusual colour combinations and depicts scenes from unexpected angles. This gives his work a magic realist feel. In The Architect’s Home in the Ravine the thick undergrowth partly obscures the house. It is the play of twig like shapes and range of colours overlapping the building which one notices. He is also a photographer, using both his own and others’ as reference for his paintings.

In 2003, Doig, together with Trinidadian artist Che Lovelace, started a weekly film club called StudioFilmClub in his studio.

In 2005 he was one of the artists exhibited in part 1 of The Triumph of Painting at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

* Via Wikipedia

* External Link

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/peter_doig.htm

http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/peterdoig/

Recent and Upcoming Shows and Exhibitions:
Peter Doig at the Tate Britain
February, 5 – April, 27