This year I have tried to take every opportunity to see an exhibition if it is in an area I am visiting. I am recording here some of the exhibitions and art I have seen and enjoyed in 2014.
In January I started exploring rhizomatic learning for research purposes. Through this I have discovered lots of drawings related to the idea of the rhizome.
The Image you are using from:http://socialdigitalelective.wordpress.com/groups/rhizomes/ is a drawing I made in 1999-2000 and is a multiple mapping of 12 of my Grandfather’s (The mathematician who supervised Alan Turing, A E. Ingham) transparencies. I call it ‘Boy Pool Rhizome’. More can be seen at my website http://www.markingham.org
More rhizome images that I have discovered in this research can be seen in this Prezi presentation.
A trip to Denmark with friends. We visited (clockwise from top left) the Johanne Larsen House and Museum in Kerteminde, the Copenhagen Art Museum, the Round Tower Exhibition, and the Copenhagen Design Museum.
The wonderful Sensing Spaces exhibition at the Royal Academy in London
This prompted a long blog post:
And also in April
Henri Matisse – The Cut Outs, live streamed from the Tate Modern http://www.fact.co.uk/matisse-live-from-tate-modern . I saw this exhibition in Preston. It stimulated me to write two blog posts: Matisse: life-long researcher and Learning from those who have gone before
And… The BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London, which was a real treat.
And also in June ….the Silverdale and Arnside Art Trail in my local area.
This involves spending the day walking from small studio to small studio (usually in the artist’s own house) or to a slightly larger venue such as a village hall or a hotel. There is an amazing amount of artistic talent in this area of the UK.
Rembrandt is one of those artists you just have to see for real, i.e. see the original paintings, in a gallery.
Art in the Pen, Skipton, Yorkshire. Over one hundred selected artists transform cattle pens into miniature galleries from which they sell their original works of art.
Mondrian at the Liverpool Tate. This had me thinking a lot about the relationship between horizontal and vertical.
A trip across Europe took in visits to museums and galleries in Zurich, Innsbruck, Vienna and Venice.
Innsbruck – the Cathedral, Imperial Palace and the Maximilianeum Museum
Vienna – Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt at the Leopold Museum
Venice – Like Vienna, Venice is a work of art in itself; the architecture, the museums, the galleries, the churches and the Architecture Biennale.
Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace, with Frances Bell
Edinburgh – The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
A fitting note on which to end my visits for this year.