In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...
Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...
China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...
Frieze magazine and Marciano Art Foundation, in collaboration with Kayne Griffin Corcoran, present a conversation with filmmaker and artist David Lynch and frieze senior editor and novelist Andrew Durbin about Lynch's practice as a fine artist, focusing specifically on his sculpture and painting. Drawing on his new memoir Room to Dream, as well as works being produced for his upcoming September exhibition at Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles and November exhibition at Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastrict, Lynch and Durbin share a wide-ranging conversation about Lynch's art practice, from his early days at the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts to the present.
David Lynch studied painting at the Boston Museum School and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA).
Lynch’s five-decade career includes an extensive body of painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, installation, music, and film. While studying at PAFA in the late ‘60s, Lynch had a vision to make his first ‘moving painting’; a sculptural painting beneath a moving projection titled Six Men Getting Sick . This multimedia work marked Lynch’s first foray into video and filmmaking. Since this time his prolific body of work has touched on subjects of the organic body and industrial sites in various states of decay; describing a deeper human experience both beyond and within the everyday. Often depicting these scenes with a language of surrealism and mystery, Lynch’s work balances at the porous divide between the body and the world it inhabits.
In 2015 Lynch was the subject of a 50-year retrospective at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia. Previously, Brett Littman (Director of The Drawing Center in New York) curated a thematic selection of works addressing Lynch’s use of naming through narrative text. This exhibition toured to the United Kingdom, where it is currently on view at the Middlebrough Institute of Modern Art. Also in the United Kingdom, his photographs of industrial scenes were surveyed in David Lynch: The Factory Photographs at the Photographers’ Gallery. Lynch was also the subject of a major survey exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy where he studied as an artist. Earlier important solo exhibitions include the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the GL Strand in Copenhagen, and the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow among other international institutions.
Born in Missoula, Montana David Lynch now lives and works in Los Angeles. He has been the subject of exhibitions at Leo Castelli Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery, Jack Tilton Gallery, and Kayne Griffin Corcoran. Lynch is also known as a filmmaker and recording artist who over the past three decades has written and directed critically acclaimed films such as Eraserhead , Elephant Man , Blue Velvet , Lost Highway , Mulholland Drive , Inland Empire and the television series Twin Peaks.
Artist Mary Corse in conversation with Los Angeles Times culture writer and winner of the 2017 Rabkin Prize in Visual Arts Journalism Carolina A. Miranda at Kayne Griffin Corcoran discussing Corse's practice, why she often produces her own art materials and tools, and her friendship with James Turrell.
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