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For this exhibition I wanted to find out whether there were objects that challenged the official version of events, defied the established narrative and presented a different view. Was there actually subversive material lurking among the mummies and the monuments? I’m pleased to say that the answer was ‘yes’… Saucy stoneware Egyptian limestone ostracon, usually used as a writing surface, here depicting a sex scene. I was taken by my parents to see the great Tutankhamun exhibition at the British Museum, and I was hugely impressed with the tragic dynastic glamour of the royal tomb. Now, as an adult, I have chosen to put in this exhibition a somewhat different Egyptian artefact. It is an ostracon, a stone fragment used to write or draw on, possibly made by a tomb builder. The maker has mimicked the formal funerary style used to portray the pharaohs, but has instead depicted a man and a woman doing something more, well, life-affirming. Right under your nose One of my favourite objects is an example of dissent more or less hiding in plain sight. I passed it in the galleries and thought it was beautiful, but had no idea that there might be any hidden meaning within it. It is [...]
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
Source: British Museum Blog
The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and her own musings. Please share your comments and feedback about the podcast! You can talk to us on Twitter @britishmuseum using the hashtag #membercast or email friends@britishmuseum.org [...]
Wed, Aug 29, 2018
Source: British Museum Blog
An exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London examines how technological and social change will alter the way we live. [...]
Fri, Aug 24, 2018
Source: Ai Weiwei @ New York Times
Mr. Ai has never had a substantial exhibition in Los Angeles, but by October he will have three. [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
Source: Ai Weiwei @ New York Times
It’s a city friendly to the creative crowd, with ample and affordable space and a share of solitude. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: Ai Weiwei @ New York Times