Helder Clara, aged 45, is a self-taught artist who first became involved with Turner Contemporary as a Cultural Ambassador. Subsequently he joined Turner Contemporary’s ‘Studio Group’ (a collaboration of artists and makers) in 2012, which was formed around Maria Nepomuceno’s Tempo para Respirar (Breathing Time). This piece, made up of colourful ropes, beads and anMore details
Sue and I took our seats in the empty auditorium. We were in one of the Foyle Rooms at Turner Contemporary on a Tuesday evening, 50 white seats faced towards the sea. In half an hour, the seats would be filled with voices and faces, the voices of a collective; ‘The Big Sing‘. For now, oneMore details
Three friends, three perspectives on ‘things’. This conversation (Sunday afternoon, 4th August), like all the conversations I’ve had with visitors to Curiosity, was enlightening. Something particularly interesting happens when talking to people who really know each other’s cherishing/preserving/collecting habits. A lot gets said in what is unsaid.
Materialism: What is the value of materialism? Do we have a right to own things at the cost of other people’s wellbeing? Who’s affected by what we buy? How much responsibility do we have when we consume? Do we have a choice in how we consume? Why does our desire for things make us spendMore details
The missing image I didn’t get a chance to photograph last week: Los Alamos National Laboratory Rolodexes (adjacent to lift on first floor) Los Alamos National Laboratory Rolodexes So far 13 people have given me their time: 4 women working in the arts last week, and 9 this week – 2 women working in the arts,More details