The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, November 23, 2014


Solo Exhibition by Charlie Murphy Announced at Text+Work
"The Anatomy of Desire" brings together over ten years work and research into a variety of expressions of desire.
BOURNEMOUTH.- text+work, the Arts University College at Bournemouth announced "The Anatomy of Desire", a solo exhibition by Charlie Murphy that examines forms, issues and dialogues of intimacy through sculpture, video, music and live art. The exhibition is complimented by a publication with three incisive texts by Luce Irigaray, Alistair Gentry, and Leonore Tiefer.

"The Anatomy of Desire" brings together over ten years work and research into a variety of expressions of desire. Since 1999, Murphy has been asking participants to donate casts of kisses and other intimate spaces to her project and has collected them from all over the world through her trademark ‘kiss-in’ events and open invitations. Asking couples, friends, and strangers to hold their pose for 90 seconds, she subsequently transforms their casts into glass sculptures through elaborate mould making processes.

Now realized as a powerful installation of illuminated sculptures and video, this work will present an extraordinary survey of the kiss and a fascinating perspective on the hidden forms of desire.

“Kissing one another is as much birth as mourning in a way, but it is a path that can lead us to what would be eternity, a shared eternity.” [Luce Irigaray] Set to an experimental soundtrack, Murphy’s mesmerizing video also offers a unique insight into the act and dynamics of the kiss, while the sound of kissing is conceptualized through percussive, electronic and choral instrumentation by emerging composer Jorge Queijo.

The accompanying publication explores the problems of representation and language to describe these experiences. Specially commissioned texts, ‘The Archive of Imaginary Interiors’ by artist and writer, Alistair Gentry; ‘Towards the Sharing of an Invisible Touch’ by Feminist and Cultural Theorist, Luce Irigaray; and ‘On Kissing’ by New York-based sexologist, Leonore Tiefer complete the text+work project.

Charlie Murphy
Charlie Murphy (RCA MA) is an artist currently based in London, UK, whose work includes photography, sculpture, video and participatory events. Her work has been presented in numerous galleries, museums, and art galleries, both in the UK and internationally, including the Venice Biennale 2005 and Tate Modern. She is based at ACAVA studios, London, and has been an ArtSway Artist Associate since 2003.

Text+Work | Charlie Murphy | "The Anatomy of Desire" |




Today's News

January 11, 2010

NBC Universal Presents Bravo Reality Series "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist"

The Late Work of Bruce Conner to be Shown at Susan Inglett Gallery

American Modernism Shines at Kresge Art Museum in Michigan

Northern Illinois University Art Museum to Open Comic Book Exhibition

LiveAuctioneers Unveils Revolutionary Technology Enabling Real-Time Bidding

Native Artists Explore Skin as a Subject at the Smithsonian

Frey Norris Offers Most Comprehensive Look at Dorothea Tanning's Early Career

Fuller Craft Museum Presents New and Recent Quilts by Nancy Crow

Impressionist Paintings on View at Nassau County Museum of Art

Museum to Show Exhibition that Transforms Organic Materials

High Museum of Art Features Works on Paper by South African Artists

Display of Contemporary Artistic Approaches at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Interior Finishing Touches Now Under Way at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Austrian Artist Karl-Heinz Klopf's "You're Having a Laugh"

Exhibition by Artist Gordon Cheung Premieres at ASU Art Museum

DePaul Exhibition Explores Process of Pairing Down Museum Collections

Kinetic Interactive Sculpture by Lab(au) on View in Berlin

Morris Museum of Art Announces 4th Annual Print Fair - Original Art at Affordable Prices

Solo Exhibition by Charlie Murphy Announced at Text+Work

Toby Paterson Explores the Relationship between Abstraction and Reality at the Fruitmarket Gallery

Second Solo Show for Mark di Vincenzo at Sears-Peyton Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site