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Uncover...Discover | New Art in Plymouth

Review relating to an exhibition, 1990
Published by: Art Review
Year published: 1990
Unpaginated.

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A3 single sheet photocopy/Art Review - 9 September 1990/by John Furse

Title: Uncover…Discover: New Art in Plymouth - TSWA Four Cities Project
Features a large reproduced photograph that has been obscured by photocopying, caption reads: “Artist Donald Rodney making his installation at The Battery, Mt. Edgecombe County Park, Plymouth, part of TSWA’s Four Cities Project.” Text relating to Donald Rodney’s work has been highlighted.

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»  Richard Wilson

Born, 1953 in London, England

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»  TSWA Four Cities Project

Group show 1988 - 1989

Steve McQueen - Art Review Summer 2009

Article relating to an individual, 2009
Published by: Art Review
Year published: 2009
Number of pages: 6

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Major feature on Steve McQueen in Art Review, Issue 33, Summer 2009. A portrait of McQueen adorned the cover of the issue, which described McQueen as ‘The Most Relevant Artist in Britain’. From the contents page: “Winner of both the Turner Prize and Caméra d’Or, Steve McQueen is representing Britain at this year’s Venice Biennale; Martin Herbert confesses he still has no idea what to expect from the ever fresh and surprising artist, while Mark Rappolt finds out why McQueen is not too keen on interviews.” The feature appears in pages 74 - 79.  The feature itself is introduced as follows: A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, WHILE I WAS TALKING TO STEVE MCQUEEN ABOUT QUEEN AND COUNTRY (2007-), HIS RUN OF STAMPS FEATURING THE FACES OF BRITISH SERVICEMEN KILLED IN THE IRAQ WAR, HE MENTIONED IN PASSING THAT HE WAS WORKING ON A FILM ABOUT BOBBY SANDS. I PICTURED A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE ICONIC IRA HUNGER STRIKER, NOT THE FEATURE FILM THAT WOULD CONSEQUENTLY MAKE MCQUEEN THE ONLY PERSON ON THE PLANET TO HAVE BEEN AWARDED BOTH THE TURNER PRIZE AND THE CAMERA D’OR (FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL.  The text was written by Martin Herbert, and the portraits of McQueen were taken by Juergen Teller. The feature, extensively illustrated, also included a smaller item by Mark Rappolt, Steve McQueen: The reluctant subject.

From Herbert’s text: “… This is the artist, remember, who announced himself with Bear (1993), a film in which he and another naked black man are engaged in some sort of ambiguous combat-cum-mating-ritual. They spar, they smile, they approach each other, they grapple, they spring back…”

The text represents a major, important and considered reflection on McQueen’s practice thus far. Rappolt’s piece is an interview with the artist, which concludes, “I wonder if he feels that what he ‘has to do’ in Venice, the most hyped-up display in the artworld calendar, is different from the contexts of his other exhibitions. It’s an honour, he admits. But “I’m not going to shine my shoes just to go the Venice Biennale”, he says laughing, before adding, with an engaging flourish of nonchalance, “I won’t be wearing a suit and tie… I’ve got my path and I’m going to walk along it.” “

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»  Steve McQueen OBE, CBE

Born, 1969 in London, UK

Chris Ofili - Credit where it’s due

Article relating to an individual, 2002
Published by: Art Review
Year published: 2002
Number of pages: 2

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Small feature on Chris Ofli that appeaed as part of the ArtNow section of Art Review, April 2002, pp. 17-18. The full page portrait of Ofil, in the company of two elephants at Whipsnade, accompanied the short article and introduced the ArtNow section. Overleaf, the piece itself was titled Raw talent and was accompanied by a colour reproduction of Ofili’s Triple Couple, which was the subject of the short piece. From the text: “Last month’s auction of a portrait by Chris Ofili acknowledged the artistic collaboration of May, Layang-Layang and Dilberta, the three elephants who provided him with considerable quantities of dung over the years, the raw material for many of his paintings. Valued at £40,000, Triple Couple reached £74,260 and Ofili donated the money to a new outdooor play area for the elephants at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park.” Neither the photograph or the text itself were credited.

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»  Chris Ofili

Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

Hew Locke (Art Review)

Article relating to an individual, 2002
Published by: Art Review
Year published: 2002
Number of pages: 1

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One page feature on sculptor Hew locke, previewing ‘Cardboard Palace’, which was due to open at Chisenhale Gallery on 24 April and run through to 2 June (2002). The piece featured a sizeable installation view of one of Locke’s pieces, Hemmed in Too, 2000, in the V&A’s entrance hall.  There was also a portrait of Locke, by Richard Kelly. The text itself was written by Neal Bown. As was frequently the case in comments by Locke about his practice, he seemed to waste few opportunities to stress his interest in the British monarchy, albeit through a supposedly knowing prism. Brown noted that “Locke seems more fascinated than disapproving of the British monarchy. He collects Royal ephemera”, before proceeding to quote Locke, “I love coming back from a jumble sale, sitting on a bus, reading a Seventies Royal Family souvenir book, and getting strange looks.” In the same conversation, Locke recalled that, “As a kid in Guyana the Queen’s head was on school-exercise books. You’d be in serious trouble if you defaced her with a beard or wig.”

Neal Brown, Hew Locke, Art Review, April 2002, Volume LIII, p. 58

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»  Hew Locke

Born, 1959 in Edinburgh

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»  Chisenhale Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Eastern promise

Article relating to an exhibition, 2002
Published by: Art Review
Year published: 2002
Number of pages: 2

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Alia Syed’s Eastern promise was shown at New Art Gallery, Walsall and TheSpace@inIVA, London, before touring to Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, 22 June - 4 August 2002. This was a review of the exhiition, over two pages of Art review, April 2002, Volume LIII, pp. 83-84. Written by Marcus Verhagen, the piece was introdued with a biographical outline of Syed: “Alia Syed’s films are about a particular kind of longing, a longing that knows it may never be satisfied but finds a residual pleasure in flickering images of the longed-for people and places. Born to a Welsh mother and an Indian father, Syed grew up in Glasgow, travelling regularly to India and Pakistan. She studied art in London in the mid 1980s and has, over the past 10 years, established herself as one of the bright talents in contemporary experimental film. Now her first solo show travels from inIVA in London and the New Art Gallery in Walsall to the Turnpike Gallery in Leigh.”

Verhagen both describes and celebrates Syed and her practice, concluding his review with advice to the reader to “Look out for Syed; hers is a compelling take on life in a multicultural society.”

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»  Alia Syed

Born, 1964 in London

»  Marcus Verhagen

Born, 1963 in Belgium

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»  Chisenhale Gallery

London, United Kingdom