Art in Print

Review I Is Georgia O'Keeffe overrated?

Pioneering feminist painter, Georgia O’Keeffe is a true American icon and the world’s most-expensive woman artist her new retrospective opens at the Tate Modern. The exhibition features her best known work,from the New Mexican desert and the large scale paintings of flowers. Mark Hudson gives the exhibition 3 stars saying,


“O’Keeffe is at her best, perhaps, at her most abstract, in a series of paintings of walls and doorways from the Fifties, which are gradually reduced to completely flat rectangles. As an encapsulation of a moment in America’s understanding of itself, this exhibition is fascinating; as art it feels painfully minor.”


Via the Telegraph 


Review I Art Night: London’s inaugural all-night art show shines despite teething problems

The new annual contemporary arts festival Art Night brings global artists together to present installations and performances in familiar and hidden venues across London. For the inaugural fair the ICA took charge featuring installations by Laure Prouvost and Koo Jeong A and performances by Joan Jonas and jazz pianist Jason Moran. Ben Luke gives the show 3 stars saying,


“The absolute highlight was Reanimation, a collaboration between performance artist Joan Jonas and jazz pianist Jason Moran in Southwark Cathedral. Jonas’s performance brought together video, drawing and movement in a poetic meditation on glaciers and the natural world around them.”


Via the Evening Standard


Politics pervades everything: Kenyan artists take on status quo

A new wave of politically engaged art is fast emerging on Kenya’s contemporary creative scene with work reflecting the frustrations of the vast but anonymous crowds in the east African nation, and across Africa, who are seeking new ways to challenge older leaders and elites in an often repressive and sometimes violent environment.


Via the Guardian