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    Clarks: Rebooted – 65 years of the Desert Boot

    by  • February 19, 2015 • Life.Style.etc Loves, News • 0 Comments

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    To celebrate 65 years of its iconic Desert boot, Clarks has partnered with landmine removal charity the HALO Trust to present ‘Clarks: Rebooted‘, an homage to the boot and its contribution to British street style. Clarks asked 14 leading British and UK-based artists and designers to create a one-off art piece reinterpreting the cult classic, which will be auctioned off this autumn.

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    Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector

    by  • February 18, 2015 • Life.Style.etc Loves, News • 0 Comments

    ex2013_9artists_ins Visual Arts, Exhibitions, installation views. 9 Artists, October 24, 2013 - February 16, 2014, Target and Friedman Galleries.   This international, multigenerational group exhibition considers the changing role of the artist in contemporary culture. Bringing together the expansive practices of some of the most provocative and engaged artists working today�Yael Bartana, Liam Gillick, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Renzo Martens, Bjarne Melgaard, Nástio Mosquito, Hito Steyerl, and Danh Vo�the show examines ways that they negotiate the complicities and contradictions of living in an ever more complex and networked world. Rarely considered together, they each use their own backgrounds or identities as material, frequently in antagonistic or subversive ways. Featuring some 40 works, both past and new, 9 Artists includes a range of sculpture, painting, installation, video, and ephemera.  Curated by Bart Ryan.

    You thought you were a hoarder? Chances are you’ll look like a minimalist in comparison to some of the participating artists at the Barbican’s new exhibition ‘Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector‘. It opens up the private collections of some of the most influential artists of the 20th century and provides a fascinating insight into the inspirations and passions of these creative minds.

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