As the rain poured down in Villa de Leyva, Octavio Mendoza dreamt of building a house from the earth. In 1999, a year of chaos in Colombia, he dreamed of forging his own chaos, a positive chaos… a constructive chaos in the face of national loss and destruction.
Hidden away behind the thick brutalist walls of the Barbican lies a miniature time loop. This overwhelming vortex of repeating imagery and sound is the brainchild of eccentric Icelandic perseverance artist Ragnar Kjartansson. An intriguing space where repetition runs riot… To say that Kjartansson’s performance art is about repetition is frankly an understatement. His work... Continue Reading →
Unease is a powerful language. The things that make us feel uncomfortable, which disconcert or threaten us… that’s the stuff that talks to us. And I think Mona Hatoum has this language down. She speaks discomfort with real boldness and fluency. Her career-summarising exhibition at the Tate is the mouthpiece for this language, and it... Continue Reading →