Friday, 12 October 2012

Turner Contemporary pictures press releases, display of local graduates work, some thoughts.

One of the chores I have set myself is the Thanet Press Release blog, it is quite enough dealing with a blog one writes oneself without having to field spam and inappropriate comment about posts one hasn’t actually written.

Press releases often come by email unlabeled and unsuitably formatted for the internet, meaning that they are a pain to post, a major exception here are the press releases from The Turner Contemporary art gallery. 

Their press release emails are properly formatted for web publication, this is today’s I just have to copy and paste the whole thing, images and links, out of the email and into the blogger editor, perfick as Master Bates would say.

When it comes to the high definition images available to the press from their website, things are a tad more difficult, the latest press release said there were a whole raft of new ones and over the next little while I will endeavour to publish them below and attach all of the right credits, not the easiest of tasks believe me. 

If you land here before I sort this out I can only say an explanation for the pictures will come as I grasp the slidy thing on their website that seems at the moment to have a life of its own. The images should all expand, to the largest size I can put on blogger, when clicked on and then clicked on again.   

Alex Katz Photo Manu Palomeque
Alex Katz at Turner Contemporary Photo Manu Palomeque
Alex Katz exhibition opening day Photo Manu Palomeque
Alex Katz exhibition opening day Photo Manu Palomeque 2
Alex Katz exhibition opening day Photo Manu Palomeque
Alex Katz in conversation with broadcaster Matthew Collings Photo Manu Palomeque
Alex Katz with Director Victoria Pomery Photo Manu Palomeque
Platform Graduate Showcase Alexandra Hanschell, Architectural Fracture, 2012

Quote from artist:

"In recent years, contemporary artists have demonstrated a preoccupation with mobility by creating works that are meant to be experienced transitively; permeating with a sense of specific topology in which social dimensions of movement and boundary figure prominently.
Considerate of the unique identity embedded within a site, I create works which question our travel experience within a building by deconstructing the archetype of transitional space; rendering the space in complete conflict. Intermediate spaces may be defined as two spaces separated by distance but which are linked to a third: a transitional space. What happens when this space is blocked - obstructing the movement of people through a building with ease? What becomes of this space when it is deprived of its function? The space is dramatically altered and its context redefined."

Platform Graduate Showcase Dominic Mafia, Picnic, 2012
Platform Graduate Showcase Karen Crosby, Traces, 2012
Walter Richard Sickert 1860-1942, The Front at Hove (Turpe Senex Miles Turpe Senilis Amor) 1930 Oil paint on canvas, 63.5 x 76.2 cm © Tate
Alex Katz in conversation with broadcaster Matthew Collings Photo Manu Palomeque

1 comment:

  1. I am very happy for to see this blog. Enjoyed the news published in this blog. Thanks.


Comments, since I started writing this blog in 2007 the way the internet works has changed a lot, comments and dialogue here were once viable in an open and anonymous sense. Now if you comment here I will only allow the comment if it seems to make sense and be related to what the post is about. I link the majority of my posts to the main local Facebook groups and to my Facebook account, “Michael Child” I guess the main Ramsgate Facebook group is We Love Ramsgate. For the most part the comments and dialogue related to the posts here goes on there. As for the rest of it, well this blog handles images better than Facebook, which is why I don’t post directly to my Facebook account, although if I take a lot of photos I am so lazy that I paste them directly from my camera card to my bookshop website and put a link on this blog.