Mysteries of the sea and unexplored areas hidden in the ocean depths have preoccupied creative minds throughout the ages. Nottingham Contemporary art centre has put together more than 150 artworks by contemporary and historic artists, demonstrating that fantastic stories about the ocean’s deepest regions are a rich source for visual art. Aquatopia: The imaginary of the ocean deep, with works by great artists such as JMW Turner, Hokusai and Oskar Kokoshka, is a partnership with Tate St Ives, and from October will also be shown in the Tate gallery in Cornwall.
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, until 22 September 2013; Tate St Ives, Cornwall, 12 October 2013 to 26 January 2014.
Patrick Caulfield and Gary Hume
Two masters of British art, two mini retrospective exhibitions, but held together in Tate Britain’s Linbury Galleries, so that the visitor might compare the bold use of colour and shape by some of our native talent from across two generations.
A Singular Artist Brings a Singular Work to South America
Born in Bombay (Mumbai), India, in 1954, sculptor Anish Kapoor has lived in London since his youth. Kapoor represented Great Britain at the 1990 Venice Biennale, was awarded the 1991 Turner Prize, and now is regarded as one of the most forward-looking artists in Britain.
Elizabeth Price – 2012 Turner Prize winner
Had I been asked to place a bet upon who I thought would win the Turner Prize 2012, my money would not have been on the film artist Elizabeth Price (born 1966), for her 20-minute-long hand-clapping, finger-clicking, sing-a-long lesson in architectural history and a 70’s news tragedy, The Woolworths Choir of 1979 (2012).
Turner Prize 2012 Exhibition
Love it or hate it, the Turner Prize is upon us once again, and, after a year’s sojourn at the BALTIC, it has returned home to Tate Britain. This year’s nominees are film artists Luke Fowler (born 1978) and Elizabeth Price (born 1966), performance artist Spartacus Chetwynd (born 1973), and the architectural draughtsman Paul Noble (born 1963), for his intricate and disturbed designs for the dystopian metropolis, Nobson Newtown
Carl Andre: Mass and Matter
“My ambition as an artist is to be the ‘Turner of matter’,” Carl Andre (born 1935) has said. “As Turner severed colour from depiction, so I attempt to sever matter from depiction.”