Last week I was back on track with Hull City Of Culture
This weeks highlights:
- Mark Wigan and the opening of the TRANSGLOBAL ART OF MARK WIGAN EXHIBITION
- WASHED UP CAR-GO near the Deep by artist Chris Dobrowolski
- Fountain 17 at Kingston Art Group Gallery
- Ferens Art Gallery and OFFSHORE: ARTISTS EXPLORE THE SEA
On Thursday my mission was to find the Museum of Club Culture and Mark Wigan’s exhibition [link above].
I was passing the POPPIES: WEEPING WINDOW twice and that was more than enough to take another photo of the display – the image of setting up the artwork few weeks ago contained two photographs together. This time – to get in the display and nosy members of public, it had to be three photographs.
I know, I know…million, trillion photos have been taken with POPPIES: WEEPING WINDOW , each photographer does something else, but I choose to be one of them and have the recording of this.
POPPIES: WEEPING WINDOW is one of those artworks that appeal more diverse people, people who think that art is kind of a nonsense. And the actual detail in each poppy is incredible. So well done and I wish this to become the landmark of the season two of the year long celebration.
Ferens Art Gallery and OFFSHORE: ARTISTS EXPLORE THE SEA was something that I thought I had a quick look too, whilst I am in the area. I also had a company, so I got someone cultured.
It turns out that I have forgotten about the balcony view and the exhibition space upstairs.
By that point I was in a funny mood – I started to notice or observe the wrong things, rather than art on display…
Sometimes being able to have laugh through lens is the key to a success – look at Peter Dench and Martin Parr… these two [my fave] photographers have made their career on having a little giggle about humans.
I enjoyed myself and I hope Oliver Fisher will not think I have lost the plot somewhere in Crete.
I struggled to find TRANSGLOBAL ART OF MARK WIGAN on Thursday, really annoyed by my lack of concentration on reality vs. map.
But I found it on Thursday and I got four people cultured [the fourth person is not in the photograph].
For some unknown reason, the Museum of Club Culture has been on my radar for some time and I was super excited. AND the artist himself was there too. If Mark Wigan is reading this blog – I should have explained why I photograph his museum. ITS FOR MY BLOG :)))))
The art was AMAZING, my cup of tea. It is a mixture between a child’s wildest fantasies and grown-up experiences. Some of them really captivating.
I would love to go again so if someone is interested to join me, please let me know.
WASHED UP CAR-GO was something that I’ve heard of but when approaching the venue, I was disappointed that I have had a false info. I went into the Deep reception to ask, to demand – I have four people expecting to see an exhibition.
But there it was, right in front of my eyes.
Three cars at the Deep car park, spread out and quite frankly – hard to spot if you don’t know what to expect.
So clever, well though out and interesting. My not so cultural friends with a sceptical eye towards art, said that it is very cool to have such random and used-to things turned into art. I was surprised myself and it is worth spending few minutes to listen to the music and watch the short films in one of the most creative screens ever seen.
There was few obvious questions raised – has the cars have TAX ROAD AND MOT, what about insurance, if they gonna be used after display…
The last, but not least was the Fountain 17
We walked through Humber Street and thoroughly enjoyed the local offerings into antique “crap”.
Fountain 17 is something that was exhibited and promoted at the Degree Show 2016. I blogged about it 10 months ago, just after my graduation. At the time I really wanted to apply for the project, thinking that I can do something with the urinal, but it never happened. So I was super keen to see what the artists have done.
NOTE: The last image is my replication of the actual use, but not sure if I had a reasonable excuse…just imagine of what my mind goes through…
Some of the ideas absolutely fantastic, some of them hard to relate to but still interesting art. Was super lovey to see the three prints of amazing Anna Bean, Anna is a pioneer and an artist to look up to. And another great woman – artist – lecturer Alison Field has got a very interesting interpretation of the Fountain 17
There is more displays of Fountain 17 in studio eleven, Brodrick Gallery HASAD and Humber Street Gallery which I am hoping to visit this week.