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Thursday, 30 April 2015 10:42

The Henry Moore Foundation Names New Director

Godfrey Worsdale, the director of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, will leave his post in July 2015 to take up the role of director at The Henry Moore Foundation, in Leeds.

“Godfrey has made an outstanding contribution to BALTIC during his seven year tenure as director," BALTIC chairman Peter Buchan said in a statement. “The strength of his reputation brought the illustrious Turner Prize to BALTIC, the first non-Tate venue to be accorded that privilege in 2011. It was under his guidance that BALTIC was shortlisted as Museum of the Year in 2013 and the gallery earlier this year welcomed its 6 millionth visitor," he added.

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The Turner Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor is currently presenting an exhibition of recent work at Regen Projects in Los Angeles. As one of the most influential sculptors of his generation, Kapoor’s work combines the formal concerns of minimalism with concerns for the material and psychical nature of both the object and the self. Known primarily for his large site-specific installations and objects that test the phenomenology of space, this exhibition features significant new work that pushes his use of materials into exciting new territories. Kapoor has shown with Regen Projects since 1992 and this marks the artist’s fifth solo exhibition at the gallery.

A series of monumental works feature organic, terrestrial forms made from resin and earth.

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A tapestry of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol is on display to the public for the first time in the UK as part of "Love Is Enough," an exhibition exploring the similarities between William Morris and Andy Warhol curated by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller; at Modern Art Oxford from December 6th until 8th March 2015.

The work was presented by Charles Slatkin Galleries in 1968 as part of the "American Tapestries" exhibition, in which the gallery invited a group of contemporary artists to submit designs for tapestries. Warhol gave this Marilyn design, which was hand woven into a woolen tapestry for the exhibition.

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A 54-minute “essay film” that refers to IRA martyrdom, Marxist theory and anthropomorphic ketchup dispensers as it explores the value of art won its maker Duncan Campbell the 2014 Turner prize.

It was by no means a surprise. Campbell, aged 42 and probably the best known of the four artists shortlisted, had been the bookmakers’ favorite all along to take a prize created 30 years ago to “promote discussion of new developments in contemporary British art.”

His film, "It for Others," was first seen at the Scottish pavilion of the Venice Biennale in the summer of 2013.

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Monday, 29 September 2014 13:39

Turner Prize Exhibition Opens at Tate Britain

Visitors to this year's Turner Prize 2014 exhibition will find themselves spending much of their time watching films in semi-darkness. The show, unveiled at Tate Britain on Monday, features several film works - and slide shows projected onto walls.

This year's artist nominees are Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell. Between them, they employ audio, video, craft and design - but there is no use of traditional painting or sculpture.

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Damien Hirst the Turner Prize winning British artist has purchased one of London’s blingiest homes for a reported £34 million ($57 million). The mansion, a five story, 14 bedroom, white stuccoed building was designed by John Nash, in the Regency style of architecture. It was Commissioned in 1811 by the Prince Regent and located in the park of the same name. The Grade I listed building is set in a half-acre garden plot.

The former YBA has added this jewel to his property portfolio to complement his North Devon, 24 acre holdings where he plans to build a new town with 750 homes. The artist also owns the 19th century Toddington Manor which sports 300 rooms. Hirst, who has a reported £215 million in personal weath is  the most successful living artist of his generation.

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Anish Kapoor the Turner Prize winning artist is to collaborate with the world famous aerobatic team “The Red Arrows” in an exciting new project, which will combine art with aviation in a unique and innovative way. The project, announced by Artliner, will be realised for the Farnborough International Air Show 2016.
The collaboration was initiated by Artliner, the organizers behind The Wind Tunnel Project, the 6-week exhibition held in the Grade I and II listed wind tunnels of Farnborough Airport which opened to the public for the first time in July. 2014 marks the Red Arrows’ 50th Display Season at the Farnborough International Air Show.

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Structural work has just wrapped up on “A House for Essex,” a vacation home designed by the Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry and the London architecture firm FAT for Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture project. Botton, a well-known writer and philosopher, launched Living Architecture to promote the enjoyment of world-class modern architecture. A series of influential architects have been chosen to design houses for the project. Located around Britain, the abodes will be available to rent for holidays year-round.

Plans for “A House for Essex,” which sits on a plot surrounded by meadows on the east coast of England, were first revealed in 2012.

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British sculptor Antony Gormley has taken his exploration of the human body to a new level. The Turner Prize-winning artist has created a huge sculpture of a crouched figure that doubles as a luxury hotel suite. The work sits on the facade of London’s forthcoming Beaumont Hotel, which is slated to open later this year. 

Gormley was commissioned to create the sculpture by the Beaumont’s founders, restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, in 2008. The artist said, "I take the body as our primary habitat. ROOM contrasts a visible exterior of a body formed from large rectangular masses with an inner experience. The interior of ROOM is only 4 metres square but 10 metres high: close at body level, but lofty and open above. Shutters over the window provide total blackout and very subliminal levels of light allow me to sculpt darkness itself. My ambition for this work is that it should confront the monumental with the most personal, intimate experience."

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Miami pastor was sentenced Monday to six months in jail for peddling bogus examples of some of British artist Damien Hirst's signature paintings.

Kevin Sutherland had faced a possible seven years in prison in the attempted grand larceny case, which accused him of knowingly trying to sell five fake Hirsts for $185,000 to an undercover detective. Sutherland, who plans to appeal, said he was just an art-world tyro who got confusing signals about the pieces' authenticity.

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