Sunday, 23 May 2010

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Blood, Sweat and Luxuries. BBC 1

If you are interested in Globalisation then this series on BBC 1 shows a very good insight. It shows how 6 British consumers cope under the working conditions, living conditions and wages of people in Africa and Asia for the luxuries trade. Leather, Gems and Coffee have already been aired but you can still watch them on BBC iPlayer.

Visit the programs website: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s6103

Uneven Geographies; Art and Globalisation


'Uneven Geographies; Art and Globalisation' is the new exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary. It displays the work of 14 artists from 5 continents representing this huge and complicated subject of Globalisation. Where in our world now is so easy to buy thing and not think where it has come from, where people and products can all move so freely its hard to keep track. The exhibition shows this uneven spread of the wealth and harsh manual labour.

'Nobody wants to see: Three of the richest men in the world own as much as six hundred million of the poorest people.'
Mladen Stilinovic, Nobody Wants To See, 2009.

I thought this quote was very powerful and shows this uneven spread of the worlds wealth.

Exhibition: 8 May 2010 - 4 Jul 2010 Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham.

www.nottinghamcontemporary.org

'Caught Up in the Frame of the Revolution'

On Friday I went to the private view of an exhibition called 'Caught Up in the Frame of the Revolution' at Lee Rosy's tea shop in Nottingham. Which consisted of illustration, screen prints and up cycled mirrors. It features the work of Alf Design, Chloe Blount designs, Christina Giljohann designs and Kathleen Gillen and is open till 31st May so definitely worth a visit.