Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 21 April 2019

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Earlier this year, I attended the press view of ‘A Fortnight Of Tears’ by and with Tracey Emin, at The White Cube Gallery, London. What has interested me, particularly, since the exhibition are the wide ranging and diverse reviews and critiques of this show. Having spent time speaking with Emin, as well as sharing the exhibition and space with her, I felt closer to this artwork and to her psyche than I ever have before. Many of the reviews were critical, she is an artist who has always attracted harsh critics. Her most infamous work “My Bed” (1988), is in many ways, metaphorically, part of this exhibition. It’s re-inacted as fifty huge iPhone selfie images displayed on the gallery walls, taken as she awakes in bed, displaying plastic surgery scars, moods and various nightgown changes. In an interview, she describes to Griselda Murray Brown, Financial Times, how this exhibition relates, “the Bed for me, is the closest thing that I have to [these] works because I stained that bed, I cried in that bed, I shit in that bed, I fucked in that bed, probably vomited in that bed. Everything that that bed is, is in [these] paintings”. Her theme of art has been the same for sometime, over 30 years, and consists mainly of abuse, abortion, love, loss, death, so not for the fainthearted but to define this recurring theme in one word, I would choose ‘life’. She has relentlessly been criticised for yelling about rape, this was before the #MeToo era and her response to that was Of course I’m screaming about rape. Why shouldn’t I be?” frankly, I couldn’t agree more, don’t you? I kept trying to say [this] to people years ago”, Emin continued. “Suddenly I’m allowed to express myself and to have the language and the voice that I’ve had for years and years. Now we’re in a time where we can put things right, and this is what my work is about”. Critics continue to urge her to ‘move on’ but much of the true grit of life, is incessant.

Another recurring critical aspect of Emin’s art and again it’s one that is repeated throughout the art world, is ‘is it art?’. I wonder why we are still asking this question.

In 1988, Richard Woodward wrote a feature article in the New York Times discussing recent photographic work, entitled “It’s Art, But Is It Photography?’. He went on to say “It isn’t clear anymore how photography should be valued or looked at, where within our museums it should be exhibited-even what is or is not a photograph”. In the late 1800’s debates literally raged about the status of photography, ‘is it art or not?’ critics hollered. Amusingly, (or not, depending on your sense of humour), in the 1920’s even Edward Weston accused pictorial photographers of making ‘pseudo paintings, instead of photographs’. Of course the debate has shifted full circle. Since the 1960’s , the question of whether photography is art became irrelevant with the acceptance of photography into museum collections. But the question once again shifted in the late 1980s to ‘Is it photography?’. It could be said that the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York was not accepting of the depiction, not of art but of photography and in turm, what could be concluded, as photography. Prior to the 1990s MOMA had not given an exhibition to David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman among others. It seems the theory being the work of these artists might have been art, but not photography.

This is an extract of a larger piece of writing that I am working on and it is relevant today in our era of mobile photography and art. We have made huge strides to encompass what we know is the most formidable and time changling art today but we still have further to travel. This weeks mobile photography and showcase, highlights once again the pioneering artists pushing the boundaries, challenging the status quo. Colour and wild creativity flourish, each visionary coherently embracing dreaming, while awake. Enjoy!

Music this week – ‘Ghost’ ©Jacob Lee

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. You can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotographyandimagery.

Gianluca Ricoveri, Rita Colantonio, Tuba, Kathy Clay, Fleur Schim, Kate Zari Roberts, Jun Yamaguchi, Candice Railton, Erik Beck, Nick Kenrick, Joseph Cyr, Poetic Medium, Erik Viggh, Susan Blase, jon jon, AleDi Gangi, borisbschulz2009, Catherine Caddigan, Mark Swanson, Johann Veers, Deborah McMillion, Ivan_sl, Francesco Sambati, Cristina Rossi, Clint Cline, Sherrianne100, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Rob Pearson-Wright, Susan Rennie, Amo Passicos, klimtt – M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, 123ems, Lorenka Campos, Karen Axelrad, Ian Clarke, Tricia Dewey, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Heather McAlister, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light, p.a.hamel.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Tickle Your Fancy #61

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Welcome back to our sixty first post in our Tickle Your Fancy section. ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of between seven to eight links to articles from around TheAppWhisperer over the past few week, that you may by chance have missed. Please note, I’ve been a little unwell this week, so have not published as much as I wanted to.

Just to explain the title for this section Tickle Your Fancy is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

Artists cited include, Aylin Argun, Karen Axelrad, Jo Sullivan, Lorenka Campos, Damian De Souza, Marguerite Khoury, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Nicki Fitz-Gerald, Peter Wilkin, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Vic, Enio Godoy, Lorenka Campos, Candice Railton, Louise Whiting, Deborah McMillion, Dieuwke Geervliet, Fleur Schim, Kerryn Benbow, Liliana Schwitter, Mark Swanson, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Lorenka Campos, woltarise, Clint Cline, Lrh Aquiecto – Luison, Linda Hollier, Peter Wilkin, Eduardo Llerandi, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Oola Cristina, Ile Mont, Tomaso Belloni, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Tsvetan Ganev, Jun Yamaguchi, Diewke Geervliet, Damian De Souza, Gianluca Ricoveri, Kate Zari Roberts, p.a. hamel, Fiona Christian, Poetic Medium, Ricardas Jarmalavicius, Gina Costa, Catherine Caddigan, Susan Rennie, TravellingMiles, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Barbara Nebel, Dina Alfasi, Karen Axelrad, Lorenka Campos, Candice Railton, Julia Nathanson, Charlotte Prodger, Jerry Jobe, Ile Mont, Glenn Homann.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 2 December 2018

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The rawness of this weeks Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase, is so disarming, in a sense, it’s a rollicking hallucinatory fantasy, as sobering as the present cold air. It’s about love, you have it and you want to share it. It’s richness and exultant tone unlike anything you may have seen before, depicting the entire revelation of mobile photography and art, it makes you hopeful, it makes you dream. This is an elegant and uplifting journey through the labyrinth of our art lust. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Deborah McMillion, Dieuwke Geervliet, Fleur Schim, Kerryn Benbow, Liliana Schwitter, Mark Swanson, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Lorenka Campos, woltarise, Clint Cline, Lrh Aquiecto – Luison, Linda Hollier, Peter Wilkin, Eduardo Llerandi, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Oola Cristina, Ile Mont, Tomaso Belloni, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Tsvetan Ganev, Jun Yamaguchi, Diewke Geervliet, Damian De Souza, Gianluca Ricoveri, Kate Zari Roberts, p.a. hamel, Fiona Christian, Poetic Medium, Ricardas Jarmalavicius, Gina Costa, Catherine Caddigan, Susan Rennie, TravellingMiles, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Barbara Nebel, Dina Alfasi, Karen Axelrad, Lorenka Campos, Candice Railton, Julia Nathanson,

Music this week is ‘Mosaic’ by Merry Ellen Kirk

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 28 October 2018

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Life is an enactment, art the outward manifestation of the scenes performed on an inner stage and no greater is this portrayal witnessed than in this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Showcase. Consciously desexed, I am somewhat a phenomenolgist as I curate each week. Infilitrating the discrepancies between reasoning and imagination, demanding the subjectivity of the objectiveness of each work of art, I invite all viewers to experience the anteriority of mobile art; the power, the strength and the hauntingly honesty of this new movement of art. As Emily Dickinson, whom I have been reading this week, knew, the truth that underlies all art is an apocalyptic yearning for ecstasy, the aura of euphoria is here. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

partha.ts, David Hayes, Dina Alfasi, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Frederic Hutter, Josephy Cyr, Cristina Rossi, Mark Swanson, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Chris Feichtner, Woltarise, aka Tman, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Rob Pearson Wright, Shel Serkin, Clint Cline, Luison, Eduardo Llerandi, Barbara Nebel, Robert Laliberte, Poetic Medium, Oksana Shendrik, Kate Zari Roberts, Larissa Paschoalli, Sergiy Beliayev, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Jun Yamaguchi, Buzz Kills, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Oola Cristina, Vadim Demjianov, Susan Rennie, Gianluca Ricoveri, Gina Costa, Lindy Ginn, Garry Ryon, Louise Whiting, Susan Rennie, Dina Alfasi, Larissa Paschoalli, Candice Railton,  Tomaso Belloni, Oksana Shendrik, Robert Laliberte, Frederic Hutter

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Music this week is ‘A Chantar Mer’ ©Angels of Venice

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 26 August 2018

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An emotional dynamite and unmissable, bursting with potential prize winning mobile photography and art and as you listen to the theatrical music, each image becomes saturated with awareness of our shared humanity, so fragile, so glorious, so understandable, so inexhaustible. This Mobilie Photography and Art Showcase, takes shape, every day, all around us, people are equal, their circumstances are not.  Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

ArrrRT eDUarD, Fleur Schim, Julia Nathanson, Valeria Cammareri, Jun Yamaguchi, Lorenka Campos, Hanni K, Oola Cristina, Louis Chibbaro, Mark Swanson, Gianluca Ricoveri, Barbara Nebel, Kate Zari Roberts, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Victor Reynolds, rorofot, Deborah McMillion, Maarten Oortwijn, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Luison, Klimtt – Cecilia Sao Thiago, Kim Martino Diaz, Sheldon Serkin, Tuba Korhen, Amanda Parker, Clint Cline, soul_engine.

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Music this week is ‘Somewhere on the Other Side’ ©The Shakespeares

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 1 July 2018

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The Big Picture’ is an idiom we use for a number of expressions. As a noun, it may mean the overall scheme of something important, as opposed to the significant details. As an adjective it can be used to describe a scheme, such as ‘these are big picture projections, we’ll sort the details out later”. We also use it informally in conversation, such as one I was having with my eldest son this morning over breakfast, (he’s home from university). He was explaining, rather alarming to me how at a nightclub last night, he narrowly avoided being stabbed because of his ability to ‘see the big picture’ and managed to diffuse the rising tensions among some of the locals and the group he was with. I preferably prefer to examine ‘the big picture’ when considering a photograph of great significance and in this weeks’ flickr group showcase, you will see a vast number of ‘big pictures’. There’s the poetically enigmatic, imbuing the quotidian with luminous alluring images and there’s the more low key, almost conversational style of images in this weeks showcase. Feel the energy and their vibrations, with the subtlest of shifts as one slide dissolves and the next emerges, representing a small gem of close observation and collaboration. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Ile Mont, Luison – Lrh , before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, KalterFisch, Lydia Cassatt, Victor Reynolds, Damian De Souza, Sheldon Serkin, Dragan Fly, borisbschulz2009, Clint Cline, Mark Swanson, klimtt – Cecilia Sao Thiago, Nick Kenrick, Cindy Buske, Victor Reynolds, jllian2 – Jill Lian, David Hayes, Dixon Hamby, gcosta9 – Gina Costa, Milly M, Hanni K, Tomaso Belloni, Candice Railton, Linda Hollier, Poetic Medium, Deborah McMillion, Susan Rennie, Gabriele Rodriquez, Donald Williams, Barbara Nebel, Armineh Hovanesian, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Corbicus Maximus.

Music this week is ‘I Am With You’ by Ben Glover

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 6 May 2018

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Today, it’s World Laughter Day and I’ve already started… There is too much tension in our nation, our stress levels are too high, none of us are getting out of here alive, relax… When we join with others in laughter, we know how good we feel, remember? It creates social bonds, as we recognise that we’re are experiencing similar emotions, simultaneously. The therapeutic effects of laughter have been clinically studied since the 70s, but Dr Madan Kataria – who developed laughter yoga in Mumbai – is credited with bringing laughter therapy into the mainstream. Kataria set up the first laughter club in 1995. There are now more than 5,000 laughter clubs worldwide. Join with me today, lets celebrate together, we all deserve a thoroughly seductive laughter workout. My agenda this afternoon consists of stripping in my back garden.  It’s a red hot bank holiday weekend here in England (very unusual) and it’s high time for my stripping table to make a reappearance into my very beautiful and private garden, where I will spend several hours stripping upon it and drinking lightly chilled Rose, glorious.  My love to you all, join me, lets get stripping (whether you have border terriers or not) and laughing, together!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Valeria Cammareri, Rob Pearson-Wright, ArrrRT eDUarD, Marianne Rieter, Candice Railton, Jun Yamaguchi, Catherine Caddigan, Tomaso Belloni, Das Nicholls, Paul Yan, Jill Lian (jillian2), Kathy Clay, Hanni K, Kate, Mark Swanson, borisbschulz2009, beatrice chappillon, Lydia Cassatt, Sheldon Serkin, Jeronimo Sanz, Susan Blase, Sally Allerton, Damian De Souza, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Gianluca Ricoveri, Gina Costa, Lorenka Campos, Deborah McMillion, p.a. hamel, woltarise, Barbara Nebel, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz.

Don’t forget to check out online gallery and print sales website if you want to pick up a unique gift for your mother for the upcoming mothers day in the US.

 

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