Showing posts with label photographer. Show all posts
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Thursday 29 June 2023

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed


This is one of the best films about the power of art.

Art as protest!


She went to war for the people she loved and who loved her back – the bowery junkies, the late-night queens, and the forgotten. Nan Godlin spent three decades photographing the low life – the jagged, raw, scary company. And she nearly died herself from an over dose of opioids. 


Artist Nan Goldin set up an art activist group called PAIN - 

She campaigned to force the Sackler name removed from art galleries –

 “Hear us Roar!”


At the Guggenheim museum New York – with blood red banners they all chanted …

.”400,000 dead/ 200 dead each day / shame on Sadler / take down their names." 


They roar to blow the roof off! As white papers fall like snow…with the words

“if only Oxy-Contin is controlled how substantially would it improve sales?”

In the Sunday Times 15th January 2023 and the art critic Wlldemar Januszczak says this art film is the best art film he’s seen. “For her art is a friend, a refuge, a family. When she and her buddies stormed the Guggenheim - they weren’t looking for easy publicity. They were hoping to rescue art from the Sacklers.”  


ART as protest

Picasso - Guernica

Goya – Third of May 1808

John & Yoko – Bed ins for Peace

Suffragette Mary Richardson – Slashed a Velazquez at the National galleries



Worth watching 


Wednesday 19 August 2015

Edinburgh arts festival 2015

  Scottish National Galleries, the Mound

Bailey's Stardust
18 July – 18 October 2015

David Bailey one of the world's most distinguished photographers - the largest exhibition of his portraits shown in the UK. The exhibition comprises over 300 portraits including works that depict Bailey's time in East Africa, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Delhi and the Naga Hills, as well as icons from the worlds of fashion and the arts with striking portraits of the Rolling Stones, Catherine Bailey and the East End of London.

Exhibition presented in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, London.The Scottish showing of Bailey’s Stardust is sponsored by Baillie Gifford & Co.

Jean-Étienne Liotard
4 July – 13 September 2015

Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702-89)

In the age of Mozart and Casanova, he was a key international figure whose achievement deserves to be better known. Highlights of this important show include famous portraits, startling self-portraits, and brilliant experiments with genre and still-life subjects from the end of his career.

The City Art Centre
Scottish Art: People, Places, Ideas
Celebrates this important public resource, while providing an overview of Scottish art that is both fresh and comprehensive.
Including the Scottish Colourists, Glasgow Boys & Girls, and Edinburgh School – and Joan Eardley, Alexander Nasmyth and Alan Davie.

Literary Edinburgh book tours, Scottish Writers museum - 11am and 1pm -