Contemporary Art on Twitter!

October 25, 2009 at 5:08 pm | Posted in Art World, Charles Saatchi, Contemporary Art, Online art | Leave a comment
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Just follow them!

Art on Twitter

Art on Twitter

QArtLondon-A forum for critical exchange, networking & peer-review for visual art & visual culture students & graduates from across London’s major art Universities @http://twitter.com/QArtLondon

Diemar/Noble Photography showcases the best in cutting edge contemporary and vintage photography @ http://twitter.com/DiemarNoble

Charles Saatchi…Enough said @http://twitter.com/charlessaatchi

Follow the latest art world developments and gossip with Time Out’s art critics Ossian Ward and Helen Sumpter @http://twitter.com/TimeOutArt

British Museum twitters the latest contemporary art showcases @http://twitter.com/britishmuseum

TATE MODERN– A family of 4 art galleries in the UK: Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool & Tate St Ives. Tweeting: M: Kirstie, Tu: Katy, W: Selina, Th: Marilena, F: Becs @http://twitter.com/tate

My personal favourite: Damien Hirst @http://twitter.com/HirstDamien

 If you’re already twitaddicted and like this post; keep reading about the so-called twart here.

 

Are you the next British Art Star?

March 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Art, Art World, BBC, Charles Saatchi, Contemporary Art, London Art, London Art Scene, Reality TV Shows, Saatchi's Best of British, Upcoming Exhibitions | Leave a comment
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SO, YOU THINK YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO IMPRESS SAATCHI!

Saatchi's search for Britain's Next Art Star continues...

Saatchi's search for Britain's Next Art Star continues...

My previous post “Saatchi’s Got the X Factor!” explained how the art guru Charles Saatchi will launch a new reality TV show on BBC2 illustrating his search for the Britain’s next art star.  Saatchi’s Best of British will give six unknown talents the chance to display their creativity on the small screen and win a place in Saatchi’s upcoming exhibition ” Newspeak: British Art Now” that will take place next autumn in Russia.

The auditions have already started and everyone is invited to submit their art work by print, post or online in http://submityourart.princesstv.com/saatchi/index.apply. The webpage includes a series of recommendations, a list of terms& conditions and a series of frequently ask questions (FAQ click here).

If you are over 18, a UK resident and you think you have a special talent in any artistic discipline from painting to sculpture or designing, submit your artwork before the final deadline Sunday 29th March.

Download application form here.

Saatchi’s Got the X Factor!

February 20, 2009 at 5:22 pm | Posted in Art, Art World, BBC, Charles Saatchi, Contemporary Art, Reality TV Shows, Saatchi's Best of British, Upcoming Exhibitions | 2 Comments
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Art genius Charles Saatchi plans to launch X Factor-like TV show

Art genius Charles Saatchi plans to launch X Factor-like TV show.

IS TELLY READY FOR SATCHI’S ULTIMATE WORK OF ART?

Art guru Charles Saatchi will team BBC2 to launch a new reality TV show illustrating the pursuit of Britain’s next art star. Saatchi’s Best of British will give six unknown talents the opportunity to display their creativity onscreen and a privileged artistic insight at Saatchi’s boot-camp.

By the end of the series, Saatchi himself will select the winner whose work, as part of the final prize, will be granted a space in Saatchi’s upcoming exhibition “Newspeak:British Art Now” that is to take place in St Petersburg next autumn.

Well, does all this British next star of no-matter-what that is bound to become the nation’s sweetheart and is then rapidly forgotten after 15 short minutes of fame, ring a bell?

I bet it certainly does considering how the British television has witnessed in the past years an avalanche of talent-seeking competitions that repeat the same generic formula of locking a bunch of contestants in house and wait for them to dispute or fall in love.

From the X Factor, to Britain’s Got Talent or Strictly Come Dancing, money and ratings seem to prevail over real talent.

 So, what is it that makes Best of British so outstanding? Will Saatchi become a new type of pop mogul of the likes of Simon Cowell? At the end of the day and just like Crowell, isn’t he trying to find a product that works and sells well?

Yes, Saatchi’s show aims to make money. Yes, Saatchi’s show pursuits top TV ratings. Yes, Saatchi’s looking for an artist who sells well in his future exhibitions.

 But Saatchi’s Best of British has an educational purpose too as it democratises the usually elitist  contemporary art making it available to the mass audience that usually follows reality TV shows.

This proyect takes a closer look at the secrets of contemporary art as renowned,usually camera-shy artists are set to share their genius with the viewers.

Television aims to entertain and educate, Saatchi’s Best of British makes it possible.

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