Interview with Sriwhana Spong Sriwhana Spong explores the way art can draw upon fragments from history to re-imagine a past event or performance. In her digital video work Costume for a Mourner (2010) she re-interprets a dance from an historic Ballets Russes performance. This work featured in the exhibition Collecting Contemporary, June 2011 - January 2012.
Picasso drawing used in graphene art-Artist Cornelia Parker has teamed up with a Nobel Prize-winning scientist to turn fragments of drawings by Picasso, Constable and Turner into a new artwork for Manchester's Whitworth gallery. Konstantin Novoselov, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010, took tiny samples of pencil graphite from the drawings and turned them into graphene. Parker will use the graphene in the venue's reopening events in October.
Chuck Close suffers from Prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness, he is unable to recognize faces. Painting portraits, helps him to recognize and remember faces. He records minute close up detail. Photographic quality of his work. To create his work Close puts a grid on a photo and on the canvas and copies cell by cell. Each square within the grid is filled with roughly executed regions of color which give the cell a perceived 'average' hue which makes sense from a distance.