Monthly Archives: September 2008

  • Brighton Photo Biennial 2008

    Destroy Memory of Fire: the War of Images and Images of War that will run for six weeks from Friday 3 October to Sunday 16 November 2008. Brighton Photo Biennial has established itself as one of the most important photography festivals in Europe by delivering a challenging and stimulating....
    Destroy Memory of Fire: the War of Images and Images of War that will run for six weeks from Friday 3 October to Sunday 16 November 2008. Brighton Photo Biennial has established itself as one of the most important photography festivals in Europe by delivering a challenging and stimulating event for both the general public and art specialists.  For Memory of Fire the provocative writer and critic Julian Stallabrass will curate ten exhibitions exploring photographic images of war, their making, use and circulation, and their currency in contemporary society. Stallabrass will explore the history and diverse scope of images of war using vernacular, documentary, art, digital, montage, historic and contemporary photography. From the horrors portrayed in the Vietnam war to the wildly divergent imagery created during the current conflict in Iraq, which takes in state-sponsored military firework displays made for the camera and the online spectacle of bombings and executions. From the oscillation between triumphalism and the melancholy of defeat in Latin American resistance movements to the futility of trench warfare in World War I. From the sublime beauty of aftermath art photography to the harrowing depiction of long-term damage endured by civilians and war veterans. From the revealing photographs made by serving soldiers to the mobile phone images of exiled Iraqi civilians.  Given the continuing conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East, the representation of war dominates the wider culture. The festival will create space for visitors to explore the complexities of war as a theme and how photography is used, with the invitation to make up their own minds and express their own views. Destroy "The title is borrowed from Eduardo Galeano's extraordinary book, Memory of Fire, an epic literary account of 500 years of Latin American resistance to imperialism. The book consists of numerous self-contained episodes which can be read in isolation but also combine with their neighbours to produce a larger picture of the book's subject. Similarly, BPB 2008, which covers a long stretch of the South East England coastline, comprises many exhibitions and events, each of which stands alone, but which may be enriched when other elements are seen. Memory of Fire: the War of Images and Images of War takes on various issues as its main themes: first, it examines the production and dissemination of images in time of war, especially the changing conditions from the Vietnam era to the present. Images made by photojournalists, both as prints and as published in magazines and newspapers, are shown alongside presentations of online image displays, either on screen or made into wall-bound objects. Brighton Photo Biennial runs for six weeks from Friday 3 October to Sunday 16 November 2008 and various venues please see the Brighton Photo Biennial website for more detials. Image Credits: Image 1: Photograph by Philip Jones Griffiths Quynh Lan, 11 years old, at her home in A Luoi, Vietnam. Her father was sprayed many times with Agent Orange.© Philip Jones Griffiths / Magnum Photos From Agent Orange (Pallant House Gallery) Slide Show:  A mobile phone photograph of exiled Iraqi civilians: a Muslim family celebrates Christmas at home.Image collected by Geert Van KesterenFrom Why, Mister, Why? and Baghdad Calling (Lighthouse Gallery) Photograph by Paul Seawright Valley, Afghanistan, 2002 © Paul Seawright From The Sublime Image of Destruction (De La Warr Pavilion) Photograph by Geert Van KesterenNear Tikrit, Iraq, August 4, 2003© Geert Van Kesteren From Why, Mister, Why? and Baghdad Calling (Lighthouse Gallery) artzine your guide to everything that’s happening in the art world $test =
  • Prints exclusive to artrepublic

    As well as a wide selection of limited edition prints artrepublic has a hand picked range of exclusive prints from a variety of UK and international artists. Brighton based artists Hutch and Screen Prince both hand print their own work. Every one of Screen Princes stunning music inspired prints ....
    As well as a wide selection of limited edition prints artrepublic has a hand picked range of exclusive prints from a variety of UK and international artists. Brighton based artists Hutch and Screen Prince both hand print their own work. Every one of Screen Princes stunning music inspired prints are only available form artrepublic. Keep an eye out for new works by Screen Prints arriving soon. Hutch’s Girl and Boy juggler prints are exclusive to artrepublic and inspired by some work he did on the front of our Brighton gallery click here to find out more. Destroy Spanish born artist Lidia de Pedro first came into our Brighton gallery when she was working over here as a graphic designer. We have now had five exclusive limited edition prints form her. Her first three editions ‘Imma la dulce’ ‘Lourdes Way’ and ‘Dear Mother’ all sold out. But if you like her style she has one prints which are currently still available  ‘The Circus’. Destroy In recent months we have been working with artists on publishing exclusive limited edition prints. Our first print with C215 sold out very quickly, for more information click here. He then introduced us to Italian stencil artists Sten & Lex who produced a stunning limited edition ‘In Aeternum Gloriae’ the small version of which is still available. Destroy If you would like further information on anything in this article, please call our Brighton gallery on ++(0)1273 724 829. $test =
  • Urban Art remains popular in London's Auction houses

    Pieces by urban artists including Blek le Rat and Banksy exceeded estimates at the 454-lot auction held by Phillips de Pury & Company in London on the 6th of September. Blek le Rat’s Homeless in Paris sold for twice its estimate as did V for Vandalism by Nick Walker. Radar Rat, 2004 an ear....
    Pieces by urban artists including Blek le Rat and Banksy exceeded estimates at the 454-lot auction held by Phillips de Pury & Company in London on the 6th of September. Blek le Rat’s Homeless in Paris sold for twice its estimate as did V for Vandalism by Nick Walker. Radar Rat, 2004 an early piece by Banksy also went for double its original estimate showing the appetite for urban art remains strong. Destroy Other artists represented in the auction included, Bast, Jamie Hewlett, LA artists collective Faile, Beejoir, Matt Small, Swoon and Obey. If this wets your appetite for urban art our London gallery is the place to visit for special editions, rare works, interesting finds and one-offs, showcasing the most exciting underground artists alongside internationally acclaimed names. We even have one V for Vandalism by Nick Walker please call +44 (0)20 7240 7909 for details. Our Brighton gallery also has hundreds of rare & limited edition prints from cutting-edge artists including Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Matt Small, Swoon, and Obey.  For more information you can visit the stores section on or website or contact them directly. London - Tel: +44 (0)20 7240 7909, email: soho@artrepublic.com Brighton - Tel: +44 (0)1273 724829, email: brighton@artrepublic.com artzine your guide to everything that’s happening in the art world $test =

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