Monday, 30 May 2011

EXHIBITION REVIEW: Babe vs Babe. Tracey Emin And Queen LouLou, yummy drawings.

Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin ‘Do Not Abandon Me’: Collaboration or Desecration? 
Amy McKee

‘The Art Newspaper’ described it as collaboration between ‘two art titans’. ‘Where Art You’ website described the project as Louise Bourgeois’ attempt at ‘tutelage’. ‘The Guardian’ gave contrasting reviews- describing Tracey Emin as both a ‘visionary’ and ‘an outmoded, overexposed hangover from the heyday of Britart’. It would seem, no one can quite make their mind up – does the Hauser and Wirth Old Bond Street gallery’s exhibition ‘Do Not Abandon Me’ demonstrate a historic collaboration between two world-class female artists, or rather a travesty against Louise Bourgeois’ memory; Tracey Emin defacing the sacred artwork of an art legend?

Friday, 6 May 2011

pink friday

pink is the colour adopted by slutty bitches everywhere. here at XENO, thats the qualities we look for in colour and/or basically everything.

sarah lucas_______get hold of this

carolee schneemann (more fondly known by the phrase 'vaginal scroll')_____meatjoy

karla black (turner prize 2011 nominee)_____i dont know the title of the work so for now lets assume its the ever loved 'untitled'

 matthew barney_____video still from cremaster three

maison martin margiela

house of holland

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A Shady Promise- Wangechi Mutu

What a babe.
I am not afraid to embrace my lezzer tendencies and right now I am totally crushing on a woman... Namely Wangechi Mutu.

I LOVE HER. Saw some of her work in Tate Liverpool, and the more I see the more I totally dig. Working in multi-media (seriously, she chucks everything in there) she creates these gorge fantasy women, varying from the ornate to the grotesque. Themes of fashion, female sexuality and ethnic identity float around in there too, which of course, is always good times!

Her exotic creatures reflect the paradoxical beauty of female sexual expression. Both worshiped and degraded, the female body is an object of public ownership, used to titillate and repulse simultaneously. Wangechi attempts to force this awkward relationship into the viewers consciousness; her women exotic and grotesque in their sexual expression. Looking at these images as a woman, and as a small town gal- I DIG THIS SHIT.
Splashy colours and gorge women? I'm done.
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