The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, November 16, 2018

Tel Aviv Museum of Art opens exhibition of works by Shaun Gladwell
Shaun Gladwell, 1000 Horses, 2017. Video.

TEL AVIV.- Shaun Gladwell’s project references a historic event that took place one hundred years ago, connecting Israeli history to the history of Australia: The Battle of Beersheba of 31 October 1917, in which the 4th and 12th Australian Light Horse Brigades, fighting with the Allied Forces, defeated the forces of the Ottoman Empire. The outcome of this battle – the British rule of Palestine – was to affect political reality of the region for years to come. It is also considered the last important battle to actively involve mounted infantry.

Shaun Gladwell’s works focus not on the battle but on its less central protagonists – the horses. Gladwell has had a longstanding interest in the horse as a historical and cultural image and in the ways by which it is connected to myths of war, heroism and masculinity. An early performance and video work of his was inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Riding with Death (1988), in which the horse and its rider are depicted as skeletons. He has also engaged in a variety of modern horse substitutes, such as the skateboard, bicycle and motorbike, and the risk of death involved in riding them.

The works on view at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art are based on photographs taken in Australia and at the Negev Desert in Israel, featuring the horse’s life-cycle from birth to old age. Like the horses that took part in the Battle of Beersheba a century years ago, brought over from Australia with the soldiers after they had been trained in the Australian desert for the climate conditions prevailing in Asia and Africa, the protagonist of Gladwell’s works is a Waler horse, albeit one born in the Negev Desert. It is depicted alongside and within the monuments erected in its memory. The photographs are being screened as videos and through virtual-reality glasses. In addition, the exhibition features a 3-D print of a Roman horse-and-rider sculpture, both somewhat damaged. Shifting one’s perspective from man to horse provokes thought about wider issues such as man’s relationship with nature, which runs the gamut from exploitation and domestication to empathy and admiration.

Shaun Gladwell studied at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney.

He undertook postgraduate research at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (now UNSW Art & Design), Sydney.

In 2001-2 he conducted associate research at Goldsmiths College, London and has since had solo exhibitions in significant institutions.

In 2009 Gladwell travelled to Afghanistan as the official Australian War Artist, and he has twice featured at the Venice Biennale:

Today's News

November 2, 2017

Exhibitions in Germany and Switzerland present works from the Gurlitt Estate

Alfstad& Contemporary opens exhibition of works by Zimoun

Sotheby's unveils the personal collection of French interior designer Jacques Granges in its entirety

Exhibition explores the practice and expression of religious beliefs in the lives of individuals

Estimated to sell for $5000, record-breaking painting fetches $3 million

Solo exhibition devoted to Bosco Sodi's clay cube sculptures opens at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Schantz Galleries to present thirty new works by Maestro Lino Tagliapietra at SOFA Chicago 2017

Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art opens exhibition of works by Nicole Bigar

Cleveland Museum of Art releases new strategic plan

Banksy holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians

Major new exhibition by pioneering Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist opens in Sydney

Penn Museum launches a major building renovation

Exhibition of new work by Sam Moyer opens at Sean Kelly

K11 Art Foundation announces new appointments

Mnuchin Gallery opens an exhibition of works by Sam Gilliam

Over 1,000 lots of American Indian artifacts, art and related collectibles offered at Big Fall Phoenix

Hastings Pier wins the 2017 Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize for architecture

Important selection of collectible toys by renowned contemporary artists to be offered at Heritage Auctions

Richly decorated garments from over 20 countries on view at the Jewish Museum

Tel Aviv Museum of Art opens exhibition of works by Shaun Gladwell

Griffin Gallery opens exhibition of works by shortlisted artists for £10,000 award

De Buck Gallery opens a solo exhibition by newly represented artist Devan Shimoyama

Ken Yeh joins Phillips as Senior International Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

The Foundling Museum acquires major works of art by two of the UK's most celebrated artists

Willem Weismann's first solo exhibition in Amsterdam on view at Grimm Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- TEFAF New York Fall 2018 opens to strong attendance and robust sales

2.- Christie's announces auction of Magnificent Jewels and the concurrent Jewels Online Auction

3.- French court finds Jeff Koons guilty of plagiarism

4.- Papers of the exiled Stuart kings published online for the first time

5.- New exhibition explores relationship between British and Russian royal dynasties

6.- Wes Anderson presents box of 'treasures' from Viennese vaults

7.- Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies present...The Dark Side of Hollywood

8.- Hopper, de Kooning, Gorky and Stella hit new auction records in New York

9.- Old Master? Cave paintings from 40,000 years ago are world's earliest figurative art

10.- Cat mummies, animal statues discovered in Egypt sarcophagi

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, .

Check out for a range of beautifully designed online slot games.

Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful