Another go at this exhibition and while I find some of the individual exhibits interesting, for me it still doesn’t seem to work as a cohesive whole exhibition.
I did what I usually do, which is to have a quick wander around the exhibition then go into the gallery café, have a cuppa and a bite to eat while sketching the view out of the window, then go round the exhibition again trying to produce some reasonable pictures of the exhibition and think about what I am going to say about the exhibition. Here are the pictures which should expand if you click on them.
I think perhaps the biggest problem for me is so many different artists which left me confused.
A big plus with this exhibition is that now photography is allowed throughout the whole gallery. With a lot of this type of art the explanation – which in practice is mostly given by the gallery attendants – is fairly involved, so whereas when the exhibition first opened with photography, most of the attendant’s time was spent asking people to stop taking photos, now it is mostly spent talking to the visitors.
Anyway I finished off my painting in the cafe
I had a notion that I could perhaps develop a sort of inside and outside view, to try and express how I felt.
I guess an issue with verbal or written explanations for visual art is that one decoding becomes another encoding and I honestly felt that an explanation of how over fifty artists had produced all of the exhibits would only leave me confused at a higher level.
I have made two previous attempts at this exhibition see http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/entangled-threads-making-another-crack.html and http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/todays-new-expeditions-at-turner.html if you want more pictures of it.
On to the old local pictures