Discerning eye? Have you had a look yet? Been almost a week now…

Did you go and have a look yet? 43 artists, over 200 pieces of carefully selected art, the show has been up and there to be explored for almost a week now. Cut to the chase, here it is

Why? Well why not, it is, as we’ve been saying for nine years now, about artists supporting artists and artists coming together to make things happen. This year we have been able to do much physically after the shows were shut down in March but we have been able to put together five on-line group shows, I would argue Why? is the best of the five but hey, everyone knows I have a big mouth, go have a look for yourselves, deserves a hell of a lot more than a discerning eye (and not a single photo of the selectors or the curators boat races to be found anywhere, art before critic’s ego). Go have a look

And we are still recommend your regular dose of five art things over on the Organ pages, here’s a taste from the most recent post

It goes it goes it goes it still probably just about goes like this, well something like this, five art things in this still forming new world of something not vey normal? like we said last time and probably the time before that, five art things, five more art things happening right here, right now, or coming up any moment now, five art shows to check out in the coming days.

Hey, I know we said it last time but we will try to do it most weeks now we appear to be coming out of lockdown (or maybe not?), and yes this admittedly rather fractured Five Art Things feature was and (maybe) still is intended to be a regular, almost certainly weekly, or something like something near weekly thing but then everything is fractured and xracking and well you know, it goes. An almost weekly round up of recommended art events. Five shows, exhibitions or things we rather think might be worth checking out. Mostly London things for that is still where we currently operate and explore, and like we said last time (and the time before that), these five recommendations come, as we already said somewhere or other, these five recommendations come with no claims that they are “the best five” or the “Top Five”, we’re not one of those annoying art websites that ignore most things whilst claiming to be covering everything and proclaiming this or that to be the “top seven things” or the “best things this weekend”., no, this is simply a regular list of five or so art things coming up soon that we think you might find as interesting as we do, five art things coming in in the next few days in no particular order…

Sofia Martins Grey – Self Portrait – Why?

And well we did take a look or two at this year’s Discerning Eye on-line thing, it feels so one paced, so conservative, so damn safe and polite and why is the first thing you see the great big photos of the selectors themselves, that kind of says everything, giant photos of the curators? Why? Been back several times now, surely there’s more to it? Surely we’re missing something? Why? If there are one or two interesting pieces to be found there then they’re brought down by the dullness of whole thing, the whole feel, surely there’s more to be found than a very average still life of a skull? Of course the faddish artlists will lap it all up, the art press love a photo of themselves, gawd, so damn boring when there’s so so many exciting artists and so many rewarding pieces of art to be found , why? It really isn’t difficult to put an exciting on-line art show together. Why? is where we walk it rather than just talk it of course. Further reading

ORGAN: Five Recommended Art Things – Márton Nemes at Fold, Perishable Rush at BSMT Space, Tracey Emin at White Cube, Soozy Lipsey at Nelly Duff, Jennifer Packer, Fergus Hare…

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