Anya Gallaccio: The Art Of Art

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Art was the part of the life of people from all centuries. It let people express themselves, to communicate with others, to share messages or ideas and to make life more beautiful. But art exists across history. Art has been transcending through artists until our days. It is important not only to respect world famous artists from previous centuries but also to support modern ones. Contemporary artists today have strong works, filled with beauty, deep meaning, and talent. One of them is British artist Anya Gallaccio, information about which will be provided in this essay and whose works will be analyzed further. Anya Gallaccio was born in 1963 in Paisley, Scotland. She comes from the family of TV producer George Gallaccio and actress …show more content…
“I bodged it up, I included too much stuff and it didn’t make any sense,” said Anya in her interview (Fortnum 2). The main part she wanted to show was thrown away. She was working with organic and found objects. For this exhibition, she was growing weeds outside in the alleyway because it needed sunlight. Everyone at the university saw this process, but no one said anything about the fact that her weeds were placed in a shade in some type of a tub or skip, and a result all the process was ruined. When she found it out it was too late, and because all her work was based around it, she panicked and failed the show. From this moment, she learned to be more flexible, especially with organic products. (Fortnum …show more content…
Before moving to her artwork, let’s talk more closely about the situation in the world, specifically Europe and England at that time, which could influence Anya’s life and the vision of the world and art. In the 1980s, whole Europe faced big changes. Many countries became part of the European Union, such as Greece in 1981, Spain and Portugal five years later. Computers and automation were changing the way people lived and work. ‘Erasmus’ program was developed in 1987, allowing students to have benefits of studying 2 years in other countries. In 1989 was the fall of the Berlin Wall. Germany was united after more than 40 years. Communism finally collapsed across central and eastern Europe, what made Europeans closer neighbors (European Union). Talking specifically about England, many of the tensions of the !970s continued in the 1980s. London’s population achieved the lowest point in 1970 beginning of the 1980s, but in 1983 finally started to rise for the first time in a whole century. Money becomes to flow in the city, making London one of the most powerful cities, as we see it today. In the 1990s “the capital began to think of itself as truly global. It grew relaxed with its multicultural population and proud of its creative buzz” (20th Century London). London was not the same as the rest of England. The capital was much more multicultural and the flow of younger part of the population

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