Sunday, 13 September 2009
Ultimate Holding Company artist Joe Richardson gets a mention in Sunday's Observer from comedian Mark Thomas, for an artwork featuring Princess Diana. The work, shown above in the bottom right-hand corner, is cited by Thomas as one of his most treasured possessions in a tour of his study for the 'My Space' column of the lifestyle magazine:
"Diana Spencer print: I'm friends with a Manchester-based art collective called UHC. A few years ago they were showing me round their studio when I saw this and thought it was brilliant. I've forgotten how much they sold it to me for, £40 or something"
Click here for the full article.
NB. The work is not a print, but a unique mixed media art work.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Artist-activist group PLATFORM and their collaborators propose C Words, a two-month investigation into carbon, climate, capital and culture. Based on PLATFORM's 25 years of research, art and action, C Words cross-examines the present and looks to the next two decades. How did we get here? Where are we going? Who's deciding? Who's made invisible? Whose future matters? PLATFORM members will be in residence at Arnolfini throughout the project.
Over 25 events, installations, performances, actions, walks, courses, discussions and skills-sharing will build towards the moment of public departure to the protests at the contested COP 15 in Copenhagen. This isn't art which merely describes the problems of climate justice. C Words investigates how everything from carbon offsets and transport, to racism and bank accounts play their part in the carbon web. How will culture be produced in a low energy future? Can we imagine our way from here to there?
The Carbon Map will form part of the exhibition entitled - C Words: Carbon, Climate, Capital, Culture, How did you get here and where are we going? The show will open on Saturday 3rd October 2009 through to Sunday 29th November.