ALL TOO HUMAN

April 10th 2018, Tate Britain                                                                                         ☆☆☆☆

This exhibition has been intense, but especially true. It is not easy nowadays to fall in love with a canvas in a frame, this is because we live in a digital age and special effects; but that’s what, yesterday afternoon, struck me most during the visit of Tate: humanity and the ugliness of man itself. It reminded me that without clothes, without too many electronic devices, we are nothing but animals.
Freud and the other artists opened an interlude about being men, animals that walk, no matter what you wear or how you act, because in the walls of a room you will be naked with yourself.

Strong, provocative and quite rational. ‘ All too human ‘ was more like ‘ All too real’.

 

C.Paul, Family Group, 1984-6

M. Andrews, Melanie and Me Swimming, 1978-9

 L. Freud, Sleeping by the Lion Carpet, 1996 (Details)

 L. Freud, David and Eli, 2003-4

 L. Freud, Two Women, 1992

E. Uglow, Georigia, 1973

 L. Freud, Girl with a White Dog, 1950-1 (Details)

 L. Freud, Girl with a Kitten, 1947

 

SPITALFIELDS READY TO STAND!

New project, PITCH.

PITCH – “to start to do something as part of a group, especially something helpful – from the Cambridge Dictionary.

Pitch wants to tell the story of Spietfields Market, a special market, with particular people. A market that has seen the struggles of independence, social issues, loves, fierce women. Today it is no longer a daily appointment, a square, a goat of cement and merchants who wait for an interaction with the customer.

The Chair is an element that is often repeated in the market. There are those who wait, who will eat street food on a bench, an elderly looking passers-by on a wooden chair.

Our society was accustomed to sit whenever a problem arises, but it’s time to stand up, fight back. “stand! don’t sit down!”