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Sharif Waked

20110114093552-gsk-web-10835 GSK Contemporary: Aware   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Marina Abramović, Azra Akšamija, Maja Bajevic, Handan Börüteçene, Hussein Chalayan, Alicia Framis, Meschac Gaba, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Andreas Gursky, Mella Jaarsma, Kimsooja, Claudia Losi, Susie MacMurray, Marcello Maloberti, La Maison Martin Margiela, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Alexander McQueen, Yoko Ono, Maria Papadimitriou, Grayson Perry, Cindy Sherman Hon RA, Gillian Wearing RA, Dai Rees, Katerina šedá, Helen Storey, Acconci Studio, Rosemarie Trockel, Sharif Waked, Yohji Yamamoto, Andrea Zittel at Royal Academy of Arts January 12th, 2011 - January 30th, 2011
Posted 1/23/11

There are many that argue that art is elitist; a medium enjoyed only by those specifically educated to decipher and appreciate it, or sufficiently “cultured” to willingly choose paintings and sculpture over pursuits with more mass-appeal.  These sceptics are right in that whilst art is available to everyone, not everyone is interested, and by default this makes art the premise of the few rather than the many.  On the other hand, being able to wander around the Royal Academy on a Sunday afternoo... [more]

Guthrie_lonergan_video_my_space_intro_videos Making the Private Public, or How Dick Cheney and Reality TV Has Shaped the New Normalcy   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Sophie Calle, Mohamed Camara, Thomson & Craighead, Eyebeam R & D, Hasan Elahi, Kota Ezawa, Miranda July & Harrell Fletcher, Jonah Peretti & Michael Frumin, Guthrie Lonergan, Jill Magid, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Trevor Paglen, Corinna Schnitt, Sharif Waked at Artists Space: Exhibitions April 26th, 2008 - June 21st, 2008
Posted 6/15/08

Borrowing its title from the historic speech given by vice president Dick Cheney in the wake of 9/11, where he referred to the increased security and surveillance as "the new normalcy" of contemporary life, this exhibition features the work of thirteen artists that touch upon a number of issues regarding the shrinking boundaries between private and public spheres. Though this theme has been well e... [more]

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