From Yoga in the halls of London’s V&A Museum, to a short history of the stencil art and to the replicated Trafalgar Square lion sculptures by the artist Ewa Axelrad, catch up on the latest articles selected by Lynx team.
By Daniel Kunitz / Artsy
A calisthenics circuit around the Metropolitan Museum, interval training at the Berlin Biennale, yoga among the statues in the Beaux-Art Court of the Brooklyn Museum or in the halls of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum: Fitness has, over the past year, crept ever more directly into museums, spaces which for centuries have been temples to stillness. No longer content merely to gaze upon paintings and sculptures of perfected bodies, viewers seem increasingly interested in going to art institutions to imitate them.
By Rakewell / Apollo Magazine
[…] Here in London, meanwhile, Peckham’s annual Bold Tendencies show is also cat-ching on. The artist Ewa Axelrad has replicated Landseer’s Trafalgar Square lion sculptures and placed them atop the exhibition’s multi-storey car park venue, as a statement on the ‘current condition of public protest, civic unrest and civil liberties’.
By Jessica Stewart / My Modern Met
[…] Polish street artist M-City, whose real name is Mariusz Waras, has long been fascinated by industrial spaces. His large-scale work, which require multiple stencils pieced together for the final composition, are typically monochromatic cityscapes that show a mechanized world. As dark and foreboding as they are rhythmically complex, his compositions seem ripped from the pages of a science fiction novel.
As art and design degree shows open around the UK, a-n’s annual guide is the perfect degree show season companion.
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By Monika Waraxa / Contemporary Lynx online
My meeting face-to-painting with Jurry took place in 2006, at the small show held by the currently non-existent Oficyna Malarska Gallery in Warsaw. Somehow the exhibition was both grand and intimate. I was wondering what would Andy Warhol say meeting those paintings? My essay written on that show was later included in the Jurry`s monograph alongside the pieces written by Anda Rottenberg, Jarosław Modzelewski and Ryszard Woźniak. From then on, I could witness the process of bringing Jurry to the light.