Tuesday, 5 February 2013
The French Artist Jacques Charlier has an exhibition at the brand new LJMU Exhibition Research Centre which opened on the 30th January 2013. It is also the first exhibition Charlier has had in the UK. Jacques Charlier was very big in the northern European art scene and influenced many artists with his conceptual ideas. The photographs which have been taken in auction houses and art shows show spectators conversing and looking at the art. What i think the artist has achieved is taking notice of the ordinary and i never saw the scenarios which the photos are of as a social event. When i look at the photos i see spectators looking at the art works but i also see a large social aspect to going to an opening of an art event. The exhibition is very interesting and is open until the 1st March 2013.
Monday, 4 February 2013
Whilst in Manchester I tried to go to the Cube Gallery to see some contemporary art but sadly the Cube was closed even though on the website it says the Cube will be open from 12pm-5pm but it was not so when i return to Manchester i will be have to go back and hope that it will be open!
Over the weekend i went to Manchester to visit a friend and on Saturday we decided to look around a few Museums. The closet one was MOSI. I was not the biggest fan of MOSI but the amount of interactive items on display made the Museum! As a child you would not get very bored in here, even in the making of cotton room. The museum also holds many free daily talks so that the visitor can learn more and buy making the tour free will attract more visitors. I did not go on one of the tours but they probably would have been really interesting. The museum seems to aim itself at a younger audience and families due to all the interactive objects on display but does also have adult themed exhibitions and shows such as during February 2013 there will be a Flesh-themed evening for adults. They also hold exhibitions which require the audience to be above a certain age but depends on the audience.
Overall i was not too keen on the MOSI but i believe they are attracting a good audience of the family and have managed to keep them entertained whilst looking around. When i was there, there were mainly small children and parents.