Sunday 27 November 2022

Carolee Schneemann at the Barbican

I really enjoyed seeing Schneemann's earlier painting work and use of reflective glass and mirrors in sculpture, which I was less familiar with compared to her performance work, notably Meat Joy and Interior Scroll

Moreover, I loved the central role of cats and intimacy with cats of Schneemann's projects - especially powerful, evocative and effective was her juxtaposition of a video of her cat in distress having been hit by a car with footage of war and conflicts across the globe. 

Schneemann is quoted saying, "The cat is my medium". 

Tuesday 22 November 2022

Doppelganger - Velázquez

Diego Velázquez, ‘Portrait of a Girl’ (detail), c. 1638-42. Oil on canvas. 51.5 x 41 cm. On loan from The Hispanic Society of America, New York, NY.