Cultural Life: Angela de la Cruz, artist
Friday 15 October 2010
Visual Arts: The last exhibitions I went to see were Wolfgang Tillmans and Jean Nouvel. The Jean Nouvel pavilion was wonderful and the Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition was very exciting. I also saw the Fiona Banner installation at the Tate Britain, which I also think was good and impressive.
Films: 'The Illusionist' was excellent and the script was written by Jacques Tati who I am a huge fan of. The director, Sylvain Chomet, made 'Belleville Rendez-Vous' which is another film I love.
Television: I like watching 'True Stories' on More 4, 'Storyville' on BBC 4, 'Family Guy' on BBC 3. I also secretly enjoy 'The X Factor', 'Come Dine with Me' and all reality TV. I apologise to all the actors out there! I also watch the news, films and dramas.
Books: I read a lot, all sorts. The last books I read were Robert Bolano's, 'The Third Reich' and '2666', and 'Imperial Bedroom' by Bret Easton Ellis. I read 'Bob Law: A Retrospective' – an artist who I love and discovered recently. And 'Blinky Palermo: Abstraction of an Era' by Christine Mehring – he is an artist who died very young.
Music: I've got very eclectic taste. At the moment I am listening to Glenn Gould (below) performing Beethoven. I am listening to a lot ESG (Emerald, Sapphire and Gold) and the Ting Tings, among many other things.
Dance: The last thing I went to see was a rehearsal of Siobhan Davies at their Dance studio called Rotor. I love contemporary dance. I went to see a piece by Rafael Bonachela company at the Royal Festival Hall. I wish I'd seen Michael Clark's last piece at the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.
Angela de la Cruz is nominated for the Turner Prize. The Turner Prize 2010 exhibition is at Tate Britain from 5 October 2010 to 3 January 2011. www.tate.org.uk
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