Visual art, Issue 639

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Lights go out as Glasgow's Lighthouse closes

10 Sep 2009

Flagship architecture and design centre closes

The Lighthouse remains open for visitors, following the sad news that the institution is now in administration. Sources close to the Lighthouse were keen for the public to keep showing their full support for the building until a decision has been made…

Thomas Hirschhorn - It's Burning Everywhere

3 Sep 2009

‘It’s burning everywhere / It’s burning far away – / it’s burning in my neighbourhood, / It’s burning in the “conflict zone”, / my house is burning, / I am burning myself, / there is no escape from it, / because I am the “conflict zone”.’ The…

Cerith Wyn Evans and Throbbing Gristle: A=P=P=A=R=I=T=I=O=N

3 Sep 20095 stars

This numinous aural experience induces a sublime synaesthesia

Spectral sounds evolve to embody form, moving back and forth, spellbound, projected from and rotating around mobiles consisting of circular mirrors varying in diameter. Electronic noise music sounds like trance-inducing Buddhist singing bowls for the…

John McCracken

3 Sep 20093 stars

Exhibition from the contemporary sculptor

The comments in the visitor’s book are a mixed bunch, and if you don’t know John McCracken’s work already then they might help you gauge in advance whether you’ll enjoy this exhibition: ‘The emperor has no clothes’. ‘I agree’. ‘Dull’. ‘A very lazy…

Agnes Martin (part of Artist Rooms)

3 Sep 20094 stars

The Canadian-American artist's later works offer calm reflection

A late addition to the Artist Rooms series is a room of eight paintings by the Canadian-American artist Agnes Martin. The exhibition features late works, dating from 1994–2002, when Martin was in her late 80s and no longer able to manipulate the…

Anja Kirschner and David Panos: The Last Days of Jack Sheppard

3 Sep 20093 stars

The story of the 18th century thief told through contemporary eyes

The Last Days of Jack Sheppard showcases a film, placed among its filmic sets alongside rare archive material. It tells the story of the notorious 18th century English thief and proletarian hero, Jack Sheppard, through contemporary eyes. The hour long…

Visual Art hitlist

3 Sep 2009

Agnes Martin, Alan Davie, Cerith Wyn Evans with Throbbing Gristle, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Henry Coombes, Agnes Martin, Dani Marti, Thomas Hirschhorn