Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Rodney Place a view from a far

Rodney Place, Three Cities Triptych (Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg), 2002
Mixed media and casting resin

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Tamara Kostianovsky...Hair Maps

The artsit utilises a rather interesting material, hair. The maps made of hair are installed on a window pane of a gallery space. She also uses her own clothes to create a world map.

Hair Map, 2004

Mapamundi, 2006


Thursday, 23 July 2009

Shiraz Bayjoo...maps, icons and flags

Shiraz Bayjoo’s works explore a common ground that lies between the autonomy in art through abstraction, and the emotive icons of fracturing cultural and religious identities. For more visit www.shirazbayjoo.com.

Gulf 2

Globe 1

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Mark Bradford...mapping the urban space

From an areial perspective Mark Bradford captures the view of urban cities using all types of paper (found in the city) to create large scale collages.


The Flies


We create maps to give meaning...Joao Machado

Joao Machado explores maps as a medium like paint, to create a figure a face, a nude...a couple.
See more of his work at www. joao-machado.com.

Nude, 2006

Alfie, 2008

African Dance, 2006

Monday, 6 July 2009

Peter Dykuis...maps, politics, and more

Peter Dykhuis integrated maps explore ideas engaging with politics, ethics, and questions ideas about war and human behaviour.

You are here (detail), 2005

State Dinner (detail), 2005

More work at www.dykhuis.ca

Friday, 3 July 2009

Daniel Medina...New Social Maps

Daniel Medina questions how we intrepret the geopolitical world of today and what this means in relation to the spaces where worlds, countries, nations intersect or collide.

Nuevos Mapas Sociales, 2009

7th Gwangju Biennale, 2008

Interrogatin Systems, 2008

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Darlene Charneco, take a closer look

Inpsired by mapping tools and computer gaming design. Meeting points between real and virutal worlds. See more of her work: http://www.darlenecharneco.com/

Cheery Bloosom Woods, 2007

Virtual Migration, 2007

From Above

Mona Hatoum...a prolific map artist

Mona Hatoum over many years has produced map art to that engages with the politics of place and space.
Printed maps representing Beirut, Baghdad, and Kabul. The three-dimensional cut-outs articulate signs of destruction and rebuilding, 2008-2009

Afghan, 2008

Projection, 2008

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Local Cartographies with artist Maria Kheirkhah

Adults from the Sundial Centre in Hackney worked with artist Maria Kheirkhah on the Local Cartographies project to map significant places and memories of their community.

Using a kilim (a traditional Turkish carpet) as a backdrop to map the area around Sundial Centre, the group collaboratively drew up a map. The kilim was used to reflect the narrative element of the map.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Envisioning Maps, a show from 2008 better late than never

Envisioning Maps was an exhibition at Hebrew Union College in 2008 that investigated the concept of mapping. The maps explore history, getting lost, declaring location, word maps. Per the press info 'the show explores the desire to know wehre one is in a world where we don't know where we are going'.

Venice Eruv, Ben Schacter, 2007

Budapest/Soweto, William Kentridge

For more information: http://www.huc.edu/museums/ny/exhibits/08/maps/

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Kathryn Rodrigues: A different view

From pictograms to mercator maps on wood, her work to personal explorations of maps.

Mercator Map, 2006, mixed media

Connection from the Cartobibliography series, 2004

Pronoid Mapping- the belief that the world is conspiring to help you

Artists Agnes Poientin-Navarre and Theresa Rahman worked with a artists to consider the concept of 'Pronoia' - the belief that the world is conspiring to help you. Through a series of workshops the group identified key words, symbols and pictograms that define their personal pronoid journeys.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Noriko Ambe, betweeen topography and emotion

Lands of Emptiness 2008

"So to speak, I have been mapping the mysterious land between physical and emotional geography. I want to attain something sublime. The entrance of the way is detail. The detail is the key point of nature, and we are part of nature," as stated by Noriko Ambe on her website at http://www.norikoambe.com/index.html.

Diaolgue with a Tree, 2006

Leila Daw...maps in various forms.

Leila uses maps in installations and painitngs. Her sea chart benches make direct references to offshore topography of New England, however they are still very functional. And her paintings make references to natural spaces. You can see more of her work at http://web.mac.com/leiladaw/iWeb/Site/Leila%20Daw.html.


Could have been a great city

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Off the Map...series of exhibitions 2009

Off the Map...An ongoing series of map related exhibitions explores how we can begin to map information often neglected by traditional cartographic maps - the social, emotional and political worlds we inhabit. Professional artists and groups explore information mapping and the deconstruction and reassembly of cartographic maps as part of the Iniva Creative Mapping project. http://www.iniva.org/exhibitions_projects/2009/off_the_map_exhibitions

Matthew Cusick, Map Paintings

Katy's Wave, 2008

Non Plus, 2007
Geronimo detail, 2007

I think I have seen his work before, however it’s definitely worth a mention, the detail in the images are amazing. Every area of a map becomes a brushstroke. Visit Matthew Cusick at http://www.mattcusick.com/.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Ctril-N projects / Anatomy of a City

III: Partir 2008

Exploring the traces of forgotten metropolitan systems artist Olivier Ruellet traces the railways or runways without their prescribed visual imagery we encounter on a daily basis. To see more of his work go here: http://www.ctrl-n.net/en .

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Emma McNally: A wisp, a line, a strategy,

Fields, charts, soundings, 2008
C5', 2007

Is it an aerial view of a battleground? Or is the mapping of constellation in motion? Perhaps she is mapping the sound coming from a distant source. Emma's work is both mathematical and methodical yet has a tinge of vastness and chaos. To see more work:

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Milena Bonilla...mapping from Colombia

Lugares Comunes: bocetos para Jardín, 2004

Transitory Map Project, 2008
Milena Bonilla, her work is gentle but yet critical of those moments of travel, distance, rupture and healing. Find out more at: http://www.milenabonilla.com/

Friday, 30 January 2009

The Knowledge - Land of Achievement

Land of Wisdom [ southern detail of the Croydon Map]

Coupling the grammar of cartography with elements from the Proust Questionnaire entitled "The Knowledge : Land of Wisdom & Land of Achievement", Agnes Poitevin-Navarre explores notions of identity and expectations. You can see more of her work at http://www.cushionculture.com/.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Not all maps welcomed! Entropa map of EU.

EU map installed in Brussels controversy:  www.news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7827738.stm

Monday, 12 January 2009

Artist, curator, writer Lize Mogel (work in Rad Carto)

Area of Detail,-2008 is a work by Lize Mogel where she transformed the map of the world (as provided by the United Nations) into a flat plane representation of the world. The work explores the issues arising from the politics of such an act and how they impact interpretation. As she says in her description someone is always on top. You can see more of her work here: http://www.publicgreen.com/

an Atlas of Radical Cartography

For those of you who actually find this blog, I found this great book that brings cartography, social activism and creativity together. It's also an exhibition touring the USA. Link http://www.an-atlas.com/.