David Lynch faces the Brisbane press at the Between Two Worlds launch. Photograph: QAGOMA
David Lynch decries ‘pathetic’ arts funding cuts – and graffiti
David Lynch has marked an appearance at his first gallery exhibition in Australia by decrying the “pathetic” tendency of governments worldwide to cut funding to the arts as a first resort in the name of austerity. The American film and TV director commended the public investment in Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art, where a collection of his lesser known works – paintings, prints, installations and photographs – will be shown.
Leading Photographers Go On Display At Westminster Underground Station
Works by some of the world’s leading photographers – including Sam Taylor Johnson OBE, Nick Knight OBE, Sir Cecil Beaton, Juergen Teller, Corinne Day, Chalkie Davies and Rankin – have gone on display at Westminster Underground station as part of a new ‘Free the Night exhibition’ that marks six months to the launch of the Underground’s night services.
In London, Mounting 50 Shows in 50 Weeks (Again)
LONDON — In 2000 Mark Francis and Jay Jopling curated an experimental exhibition project with a simple formula: one exhibition per week for 50 weeks. Francis had been drawn to London by its vibrant art scene, but felt that artists didn’t have venues outside the gallery and museum systems, so he raised some money and found a suitable venue in a small space in Soho. In short order he managed to establish fig-1, now considered an almost mythical moment for the city’s contemporary art scene.
A Strong Sweet Smell Of Incense
The unusual title of Pace London’s rich and evocative exhibition devoted to legendary art dealer Robert Fraser comes from reports of the scented fug encountered by police when carrying out their infamous 1967 raid on Redlands, Rolling Stone Keith Richards’ Sussex House.
Collector to bring rain to Bali rainforest
The Chinese-Indonesian collector Budi Tek is developing plans for a 15-hectare “art theme park” in Bali, including spaces below ground. The complex, which is due to open near the capital, Denpasar, in three years’ time, will house a permanent display of monumental works from his collection, he tells The Art Newspaper. “There will be a huge exhibition space across the hilly terrain, part of it below ground,” he says.
LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX, BABY! CURATOR MARINA T. SCHINDLER ON HER SALACIOUS SHOW AT NEUEHOUSE
Friday night at NeueHouse, after slinking past a seemly-looking Powerpoint presentation on the first floor, I headed towards the basement where far more titillating images were on view for the opening of the explicit B-side of “In Your Dreams,” organized by curator Marina T. Schindler for the Spring/Break art fair.