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Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Wed 17 Jul 2013

Maria’s blog 17 July 2013

As part of my commission I decided to have a Philosophical Inquiry (PI) in the gallery, which was initiated with the question: can art change the world? New questions were posed, and ‘do we all need objects because we are scared?’ was chosen. 30 myriad perspectives on things I’ve been musing over, and things IMore details

Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Thu 30 May 2013

Maria’s blog 20 May 2013

Some thinking… I have yet to select one piece, I find many of the pieces interesting aesthetically, and find many of them interesting conceptually but the two interests are not necessarily part of the same piece/s. A dilemma.    

Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Wed 8 May 2013

Maria’s blog 8 May 2013

The week before last I received my invitation to Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing. This is all the information I have so far about the show. By choice, I might add. I like the image: Misfit by Thomas Grünfeld, 2005. Last week I read the artists’ profiles for the Art and Kindness Commissions.More details

Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Wed 3 Apr 2013

Maria’s blog 3 April 2013

My initial proposal (but it may all well change… such is the nature of art making) “I’m very interested in people, very curious about people’s psychology, whenever I am on a bus or the tube or in an airport, I’m always thinking who are these people? I look for subjects that say something about people’sMore details

Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Wed 3 Apr 2013

Maria Amidu artist residency

As part of People United’s Artists Commissions 2013, artist Maria Amidu is our resident artist for the duration Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing exhibition (25 May – 15 September 2013). Curiosity draws on the rich tradition of the cabinet of curiosity, revealing surprising meetings between art and science, and exploring the ways thatMore details