Sunday, 13 August 2006

Kate Moss Yoga

ArtDaily recently reported that the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma is giving UK sculptor Marc Quinn a major solo exhibition, with 30 of his works on display. This news is a bit late as the exhibition started in June, but there's still plenty of time for Brits holidaying in Italy to catch this exhibition before 30 September 2006. Marc is the UK equivalent of the USA's Daniel Edwards. Both have undoubted talent, but seem more interested in self-publicity than in producing a magnificent work of art. You can't blame artists for not wanting to starve in a garret: publicity is where the money is. Londoners who have visited Trafalgar Square will have seen Marc's award-winning statute of the severely disabled Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005). I viewed it earlier this year. It's not bad, not brilliant, but definitely in the wrong place; the Fourth Plinth demands a towering, monumental work. To watch Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma's Flash Player 8 routine that runs four views of Marc's interesting Sphinx 2005, showing a side to Kate Moss we've never seen before (a talent for contortionism, much more impressive than her catwalk flounce), click the title link.


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