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Layers: John Moores contemporary art painting prize show

Evans, Geraint (2010) Layers: John Moores contemporary art painting prize show. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Evans, Geraint

Art in Britain is currently international. Dynamic fresh attention was called for: Chinese, Indian and Russian art. Artists experienced the richly diverse cultures and the audience became leisurely experts on contemporary art and enthusiastically tried to anticipate which new art will be the next hot topic. This may be a place for an attempt for anything: not only new, but also strictly traditional. People are encouraged to be interested in art in general and ready to have a look in relatively extensive way. British art in thick layers might be less anxious about the idea that only one or two powerful styles would survive and thrive. In fact, it could be more probable to survive and be successful when there is a situation of abundance of diversity in art: appreciation with a richer point of view. The internationalism in British art does not only stand for the artists and work, but also for the audience, approaching the work from various experiences.

This exhibition is the first Korean introduction of British painting and the John Moores painting prize, the compact history of British painting. The most representative twenty six artists are selected by periods and styles. It is hoped to contribute to the forming of another layer in Korean art and the audience’s experiences, whose experience of British art has perhaps been focused on the phenomenon of the YBAs. It is perhaps nice to dream for us to be a reference for audiences to anticipate what kind of art will be the next rising one in this busy international art world.

Other Contributors:
ExhibitorGreenland, Martin
ExhibitorCrowley, Graham
ExhibitorLe Brun, Christopher
ExhibitorMclean, Bruce
ExhibitorKondo, Masakatsu
ExhibitorJones, Neal
ExhibitorHoyland, John
ExhibitorSetch, Terry
ExhibitorBurrows, Matthew
ExhibitorHodgkins, Howard
ExhibitorHawkins, Vincent
ExhibitorAyres, Gillian
ExhibitorHarding, Alexis
ExhibitorCallery, Simon
ExhibitorDavenport, Ian
ExhibitorJaray, Tess
ExhibitorRiley, Bridget
ExhibitorHume, Gary
ExhibitorHamilton, Richard
ExhibitorLeapman, David
ExhibitorMorrison, Paul
ExhibitorHockney, David
ExhibitorMilroy, Lisa
ExhibitorMcKenzie, Dougal
ExhibitorPickstone, Sarah
ExhibitorFarthing, Stephen
Additional Information (Publicly available):

I-MYU’s curatorial projects are focused on cross-cultural exhibitions, embodying an understanding between West and East. Recent projects include 'British Contemporary Art' in Beijing, China (2009) and 'London Calling' in Seoul, Korea (2009). The Seongnam Arts Centre is a public space with opera house, theatre, concert hall and galleries. This large survey of British painting was drawn from the rich history of John Moore’s prize winners. It aimed to act as a survey of British painting over a 40 year period and promote cross-cultural dialogue about the state and direction of contemporary painting.

My work is concerned with developing a narrative driven painterly language to investigate Malcolm Andrews’ assessment that “a ‘landscape’, cultivated or wild, is already artifice before it has become the subject of a work of art. Even when we simply look we are already shaping and interpreting” (‘Landscape and Western Art’ 1999 p1).

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Exhibition and catalogue: Seongnam Arts Centre, South Korea organised by the Seongnam Cultural Foundation and I-YMU Projects, Survey of British painting through John Moores Contemporary Prize exhibition winners
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
Date: 6 August 2010
Related Websites: http://www.i-myu.com/project/showoutside/johnmoores/john.html, http://www.geraintevans.net/index.html
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Related Publications: Layers: John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize Show, Published by Seongnam Cultural Foundation (ISBN: 9788996483304)
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Seongnam Arts Centre, Seongnam, South Korea6 August 201014 October 2010
Material/Media: Paintings: oil on canvas, oil and acrylic on board
Measurements or Duration of item: 180x200cm; 106x117cm.
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 13:43
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 11:04
Item ID: 4227
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4227

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