Reflections on Paradox – Curation

mickyatesCambodia, Critical Research Journal, Curation, Exhibition, FinalMajorProject, FMPWeek24, Ideas, Installation, Landscape, Project Development, Reflections, Unfinished Stories 2 Comments

‘Beautiful, simply powerful, thought-provoking, the words and pictures go together so well, courageous‘. These are some of the words written in the visitor’s book after the first few days of the installation. I have been positively surprised, and more than a little humbled, by the interest that visitors have taken in the exhibition. In 6 days, including the evening preview, …

Photographs with Text

mickyatesArt, ContextualResearch, Critical Research Journal, Documentary, Exhibition, FinalMajorProject, FMPWeek10, Ideas, Installation, Media Theory, Narrative, Photography, Pop, Practice, Unfinished Stories 5 Comments

In my teens, I started painting and writing. Pop Art, Op Art, and the beginnings of Conceptual Art were everywhere. Psychedelia either added or confused things, depending on how one addressed that series of artistic and personal choices. Because of the artistic pre-occupation with ‘media’, it was inevitable that images and words mixed into interesting yet homogenous ways. Consider this …