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Youth Subculture Essay – Sociology and Art – 3000 words, 1st class standard, degree level

Sociology of Culture and Subculture   Youth Subcultures   Critically discuss Hebdige’s definition of Subculture in relation to a youth culture of your choice.   In order to explore the topic of youth subcultures, this essay will first of all outline Dick Hebdige’s classic definition of subculture as that resistant to and subversive of the … Continue reading Youth Subculture Essay – Sociology and Art – 3000 words, 1st class standard, degree level

The Work of Shirin Neshat – 1500 word Art Essay 2.1/1st degree standard

Between the Local and the Global: The Work of Shirin Neshat   Coming across Shirin Neshat’s work for the first time, viewing her two screen installation Turbulent (1998), was an unsettling and powerful experience. Trapped between two directly opposed screens, the viewer, watching a male singer (Fig.1), cannot avoid the uncomfortable presence of a shadowy … Continue reading The Work of Shirin Neshat – 1500 word Art Essay 2.1/1st degree standard

2000 words on Contemporary Art: Visual Culture, essay, 2.1/1st degree level standard.

Contemporary Art Visual Culture   In order to discuss connections between a theoretical reading and a piece of artistic work, this essay will focus on the essay ‘Video Projection: The Space Between Screens’ by Liz Kotz (2004) in relation to the video installation Stampede by Roman Ondak (2011). It will first of all outline the … Continue reading 2000 words on Contemporary Art: Visual Culture, essay, 2.1/1st degree level standard.

John Stezanger ART exhibition Review

John Stezaker Whitechapel Gallery, London 28th January – 18th March, 2011 http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/john-stezaker   The Whitechapel Gallery at the foot of Brick Lane in East London has devoted the whole of its recently renovated downstairs Gallery 1 space to this first major exhibition of British artist John Stezaker. Organised and curated by the Whitechapel in collaboration … Continue reading John Stezanger ART exhibition Review

Helen Chadwick the Artist

Helen Chadwick Helen Chadwick has always been a controversial artist. In her recent retrospective at The Barbican Art Gallery in London (2004) she was described as “one of the founders of British art as we know it today” (BIE 2004). Tom Morton, on the other hand, reviewing the exhibition in Frieze Magazine, described her work … Continue reading Helen Chadwick the Artist

Art – John Stezaker art gallery visit 800 words

John Stezaker Whitechapel Gallery, London 28th January – 18th March, 2011 http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/john-stezaker   The Whitechapel Gallery at the foot of Brick Lane in East London has devoted the whole of its recently renovated downstairs Gallery 1 space to this first major exhibition of British artist John Stezaker. Organised and curated by the Whitechapel in collaboration … Continue reading Art – John Stezaker art gallery visit 800 words

National Gallery Visit 1000 words

National Gallery Visit   I didn’t have many preconceptions when visiting the National Gallery in London as it was my first visit. I imagined that it would be big with a lot of rooms crammed full of paintings. Arriving in Trafalgar Square there was a sense of chaos with tourists milling around dodging taxis coming … Continue reading National Gallery Visit 1000 words

British Library Visit 100 words

Day visit to the British Library: personal experiences of the visit and individual conclusions   The purpose of this short paper is to outline the experience I personally had on a recent visit to the British Library. As such, I will describe many of the structural features involved in the visit, in addition to the … Continue reading British Library Visit 100 words

Contemporary Visual Culture (1st class standard)

Contemporary Art Visual Culture   In order to discuss connections between a theoretical reading and a piece of artistic work, this essay will focus on the essay ‘Video Projection: The Space Between Screens’ by Liz Kotz (2004) in relation to the video installation Stampede by Roman Ondak (2011). It will first of all outline the … Continue reading Contemporary Visual Culture (1st class standard)

British Art Show 500 words

Review of The British Art Show 7: In The Days of the Comet The Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London (2011) Coming round slightly more often than a comet, The British Art Show is a large group exhibition that takes place every five years. It travels around the country so this year opens in Nottingham before … Continue reading British Art Show 500 words