A grotesque world of shameless and brutal killings
One of the most striking works at this year’s Venice Biennial – an edition mostly memorable for its poor presentations, lack of quality work and deficient theme – is the video of the French artist Marie Voignier (b. 1974..
No mountain is photographed as often as Mount Fuji: from all sides, from near, far and above, at any time of the day and at any season. Honoured as a god and deployed as the symbol of Japan as a nation state, the volcano has mythical meaning. Mount Fuji is an icon and a c..
Grant Wood’s (1892-1942) American Gothic of 1930 is considered as one of the most famous twentieth-century American paintings. Instantly recognisable – a couple standing sentry before a white wooden house in apron and overalls, and with a pitchfork in hand- the painting ..
Seth, explorer and pioneer of conceptual art
In December 1968 independent curator, gallery owner, publisher, collector, researcher, archivist and bibliographer Seth Siegelaub (1941-2013) published Xerox book. Instead of a traditional exhibition with actual physical pieces, Siegelaub decided to invite seven artists t..
Return of an old habit
It has been a couple of months since the latest Little artnecdotes contribution, this to my greatest regret. Due to my work for Beaufort and the intensity of the related activities for this triennial the comatose state of Little artnecdotes took a little longer than I exp..
You might have noticed it. Little artnecdotes had been off the radar for a little month. A very unfortunate confluence. Due to the opening date of Beaufort on the 21st of June, Little artnecdotes planned to remain in a comatose state until the beginning of July. In the su..
23 days at sea
An artists’ residency as a journey in the unlimited, 23 days at sea. Place for inspiration and creation, the challenge of a venue in motion. Unlike traditional residencies offering artists accommodation at a stationary site, Access Gallery in Canada challenges this concep..
Power 100 list 2014: Mr. Number 1 – Tate’s Sir Nicholas Serota
This year’s number 1 of the ArtReview’s annual Power 100 list is Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota. For the art magazine this first place stands for the key role that Tate Modern plays in an increasingly global art world. The top three of the list is completed by the inte..