Text Box: Between Citation and Satire –a review of a new exhibition by the renowned artist Francesco Clemente,(b.1952) exploring his first show in London for seven years. The monograph includes a conversation recorded with the artist in which he discusses the new paintings, and the ideas which grounded their development. Clemente embodies a binding of different cultures: the Western Italian Renaissance, Eastern philosophy of Buddhism and the Mandala; formed in a life divided between New York and India. The exhibition at Blain|Southern, Hanover Square, entitled 'Mandala for Crusoe’',runs until 26th January 2013,

Monograph 978-1- 908419-48-4  210x148mm 42pp colour ill. GBP 4.99  
Author: James Cahill
Keywords Francesco Clemente  Published 25th January 2013
Text Box: Cv/VAR series no.176 reviews 'Jammers' by the celebrated American artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), in an exhibition held at Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street London, from 16th February to 28th March 2013. The series comes from a month in 1975 when the artist worked in an Ashram (textile factory) in Ahmedabad, India. He continued to develop the loose fabric structures in New York, bringing reference to sails of crafts (windjammers) and the sense of free natural movement. Includes a contextual essay by James Cahill on the emergence of the artist 1952-62 and an interview with David White, Chief Curator of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

ISBN 978-1- 908419-62-0  GBP14.99   ebook -kindle/amdroid 50pp colour ill. 
BIC AFC  Keywords Robert Rauschenberg Published 25th May 2013

Cv/VAR 156 presents a study by Anne Blood the pioneering artist Kurt Schwitters (b. June 20, 1887, Hanover, d.January 8 1948 Kendal) which reviews an exhibition 'Kurt Schwitters in Britain at Tate Britain, January to May 2013. The author explores the collection of 150 collages at the Tate and focuses on 'Merzbau', a late work created in a barn at Elterwater, where Schwitters was exiled, a complex internal sculpture integrated in a wall, forerunner of the modern concepts of art and installation.


The Author:Anne Blood gained a Master of Art in Art History at the Courtauld Institute. She is Assistant Editor of The Burlington Magazine.


ISBN 978-1- 908419-59-0  GBP14.99 210x148mm 42pp colour ill.

BIC AFC Keywords Kurt Schwitters Published 12th March 2013

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