Thursday, January 12, 2012

Body Pods

Discover the strange and surprising human body in Body Pods, a series of 12 podcasts by artists and scientists, each one exploring a different part of your body.
The Ear is the first in the serie. Artists to follow include Francesca Beard, Amanda Boyle, Stacy Makishi, David Rosenberg, and Richard Thomas.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans often uses the history of his country, Belgium, and that of his own family as a starting point in his work. His paintings are born out of a distrust of imagery in an image saturated world, and a belief that representation can only ever be partial and subjective. Drawing on images from film, television and photography, on subjects ranging from major historical events, such as the Holocaust, or the politics of the Belgian Congo, to something as inconsequential and banal as wallpaper patterns, he creates paintings that explore the inadequacy of collective memory. TateShots visited Tuymans in his home city of Antwerp.