‘Art in Progress’ by Leonora Hamill

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From this body of work emerge the similarities and contrasts, both didactic and atmospheric, of the many art schools she has photographed. The images are characterized by a silence loaded with absent presences and a collective vitality, as such they become a sort of tracing paper that reveals the artistic tensions present within these spaces, the people who have passed through them, and the stories from past and present etched into the walls of studios from Saigon to Santiniketan and Poznan to Tetouan.

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‘Art in Progress’ is an exploration of art schools across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Leonora Hamill photographed empty studios in art schools marked with the richness of the activities undertaken by the students. These images, shot with a large format camera and printed analogically, are intentionally detailed, frontal and neutral. They invite the spectator to enter the studios in these schools and observe the freshly used tools of the trade which are perceived as traces that indicate, or allow us to imagine, the artistic experimentation that take place there.

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WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

  • http://www.facebook.com/immediacy.arts Immediacy Arts

    Absolutely horrible. It sends the message that Art is not dead ,that it just smells a little funny. I would not want to start making Art in any of these spaces. Decaying atmospheres with zero inspiration or imagination.

  • Sarah

    what an overreaction. are you kidding? there’s so much character and nostalgia in these images. they remind me of my childhood art classrooms and i absolutely loved creating art in them. have you even set foot in an art classroom before?