After a two-week summer break due to my move to Ostend, Little artnecdotes returned again with a new Little artnecdotes post. This week the disformed globes of Thomas Hirschhorn, in possession of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Strange and impressive at the same time. Seve..
Le Vide 1958
An empty gallery space. Nothing more, nothing less. You’d expect to find something, something even tiny. However the space itself is the exhibit. The work called La spécialisation de la sensibilité à l’état matière première en sensibilité picturale stabilisée, is quite a ..
Where banality and beauty, the everyday and the extraordinary meet
Over 3000 colour pictures arranged in rows and groups on a thirty-meter-long light table. One of the recent versions of Visible World (Sichtbare Welt) (2000-2010) in a nutshell (other versions include a s..
After directing and winning, as first black director, the award for Best Picture for 12 Years a Slave (2013) at the Academy Awards in 2014, Steve McQueen (1969) became instantly known to a wider audience. He has become the first person to hold both an Academy Award as wel..
Mariánské Lázně or Marienbad is a town in the Czech Republic famous for its mineral springs. However Marienbad became also famous for playing a role in the 1961 film L’année derrière à Marienbad from French film director Alain Resnais. The film became known for its enigma..
The ‘Long’ art for walking
One day in June 1967, British artist Richard Long (1945) took a train at the Waterloo station in London and went southwest into the countryside. About twenty miles outside the city centre, Long decided to get off and walked up to a field of grass he had seen from the trai..
Pinboard and Nazism
Lucy McKenzie (1977) has been working for several years now on a series of paintings titled Quodlibet. ‘Quodlibet’ is a Latin term which means, amongst other things, ‘that which pleases’ or ‘what she/he wants’. McKenzie uses it here to refer to a genre within ‘trompe l’oe..
Voir la mer 2011
‘I went to Istanbul, a city surrounded by water, I met people who had never seen the sea. I filmed their first time’.
French artist Sophie Calle (1953) portrayed in fourteen films, the work Voir la mer (2011), people who had never seen the sea before. Fifteen individuals..