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The Venice Biennale 2017 - What To See and Do

The Venice Biennale 2017 – What To See and Do

Venice is a city that exists in a world of ephemeral contrasts. You only need to look at the glistening reflections of the palazzos in the canals to understand how the city’s appearance isn’t all that it seems. Built on wooden piles driven in to a marshland by refugees during the Middle Ages, Venice rose...
The Arca Project at PayneShurvell

The Arca Project at PayneShurvell

An exhibition inspired by the work of W.G. Sebald The best artists don’t create new worlds, but shed a new light on the one we already inhabit. The best artists notice the little, seemingly insignificant things we might not and present them to us through whichever medium they choose; be that writing, composing or creating...
House of Peroni – Experience Art Like Never Before

House of Peroni – Experience Art Like Never Before

When it comes to the Italians, they like to push the boundaries of art. Having given birth to the greatest of art movements from Classical Realism through to the Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque eras and the contemporary styles of Futurism, Italian artists’ have always had a deep relationship with perspective, space and truth. Adopting this...
The House of St Barnabas - Art for Charity and Change

The House of St Barnabas – Art for Charity and Change

The House of St Barnabas in London’s Soho is a member’s club with a profound difference. It has a social conscience. It is run as a charity that aims to break the cycle of homelessness for people who have been socially excluded through a number of initiatives, and every penny of the profits it makes...
Terrains of the Body at London's Whitechapel Gallery

Terrains of the Body at London’s Whitechapel Gallery

Since its inception photography has been implicated as an important mechanism in feminist resistance to patriarchal codes. “Men act and women appear,” commented art critic John Berger on the conventional photographic dichotomy, “men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.” Rather than bending their pliable limbs into submission, the female photographers of Whitechapel...
Can Architecture Be Democratic: A Discussion at Athens Democracy Forum

Can Architecture Be Democratic: A Discussion at Athens Democracy Forum

If there are two great things that the Ancient Greeks gave us, it could be argued they are democracy, and architecture. They would certainly be the two things that are most instantly recognisable in the Western world during the 21st century as remaining remarkably similar to the Greek traditions laid down some 2,500 years ago....
The Best Winter Exhibitions with National Art Pass & The Beaumont

The Best Winter Exhibitions with National Art Pass & The Beaumont

If you’re looking for a little something to brighten up your winter and blow away the post-Christmas blues, you couldn’t do much wrong with a trip to London’s top art-hotel, then a tour of all the major London art institutions with a National Art Pass. All that is now possible as The Beaumont and NAP...
How to Uncover the Art of Stockholm in a Weekend

How to Uncover the Art of Stockholm in a Weekend

Spanning fourteen islands linked by more than fifty bridges each braced by winds from the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is the most populous of all the Scandinavian cities, with a population of roughly 900,000. Lacking the art historical enamour of its Flemish and Dutch neighbours during their 17th century Golden Ages, which cemented their place in...
Contemporary Istanbul - The Ingredients of a Great Fair

Contemporary Istanbul – The Ingredients of a Great Fair

In the year 1970, there were a grand total of 3 art fairs happening across the globe. Fast forward to 2016 however, and we have 270. And that’s just the major ones. Contemporary Istanbul, which is now in its 11th year, is the latest in a slew of fairs to try and set itself apart...
The Glynn Vivian Gallery in Swansea: Regeneration Done Right

The Glynn Vivian Gallery in Swansea: Regeneration Done Right

The city of Swansea in Wales isn’t the first place that springs to mind when one thinks of fine art. The industrialist town has been rather depleted on its luck in the last few decades; a decline in jobs first caused by the closure of the mines and now by the steel plants, which has...
An Interview with Touria El Glaoui, founder of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

An Interview with Touria El Glaoui, founder of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Africa is a vast and multifarious continent where authoritarian regimes coexist with functioning democracies. It’s a melting pot of civilisations, traditions and art and despite the social and political instability rife in many countries; the cultural exchange taking place in the nexus of Africa is undeniable. “The global reception of African art has morphed from...
London Design Biennale – Utopia by Design at Somerset House

London Design Biennale – Utopia by Design at Somerset House

Opening this week, the first ever London Design Biennale launches at London’s Somerset House. 37 countries spanning 6 continents have pitched their pavilions, representing the foremost design by architects, scientists, artists and writers. Spread throughout the building, each pavilion offers visitors the chance to interact with brand new works, examining the theme of utopia. The...
Antarctic Biennale – Art for Humanity in Frozen Lands

Antarctic Biennale – Art for Humanity in Frozen Lands

Launched in February 2016, the Antarctic Biennale is a new intercultural and interdisciplinary platform, for artists from across the world to come together, and explore one of the last expanses of uninhabited land through creativity. By placing the participants within an extreme environment, they have limited resources, outside interaction, confined spaces, unfamiliar landscapes – the...
SPLEEN: An Artist Run Curatorial Project in London

SPLEEN: An Artist Run Curatorial Project in London

SPLEEN is a new artist run curatorial project that is taking over a some of London’s more unusual gallery spaces and running a series of exhibitions to showcase the cities most talented artists. Combining visual art and performance art, the group stage short shows that seem to burst out of nowhere with a fierce energy....
Food For Thought - Artists Take Over Restaurants

Food For Thought – Artists Take Over Restaurants

Even if you are interested in art, or even really interested in art, it does not necessarily mean you want to spend every spare minute of your time traipsing around a museum exhibition that you feel you ought to see because everyone else is raving about it. We often go to things that we think...
FOUND at Foundling Museum - The Charm of Lost Objects

FOUND at Foundling Museum – The Charm of Lost Objects

In September 2015, a series of images sent shockwaves across the globe: a three year old child lay face down, washed up on a beach in Turkey after an overloaded dingy containing Syrian refugees had capsized. As a result of the tragedy, thousands of Europeans opened their homes to complete strangers who stood in solidarity...
House of Peroni – Where Italian Art and Food Collide

House of Peroni – Where Italian Art and Food Collide

Everyone knows that Italy is the country of taste and style. It’s widely recognised for its art and design, and now the Italian beer company Peroni, has bought a flavour of that to a corner of East London along the canal for the summer. The maestro of style Margherita Missoni who is part of the...
On Form 2016 at Asthall Manor - the UK's best Sculpture Garden

On Form 2016 at Asthall Manor – the UK’s best Sculpture Garden

If you were to close your eyes and try to imagine the Cotswold idyll, the vision in your mind would not be far from Asthall Manor, with its rolling dairy fields, honey-stoned surrounding hamlets and tranquil cottage gardens. Home to the eccentric arts patron Rosie Pearson, the seventeenth century Jacobean manor house plays host to...
Candid's Round Up of Frieze New York

Candid’s Round Up of Frieze New York

Before entering the vast white tent (250,000 square feet to be precise), which returns once again to Randall’s Island for the 2016 opening of Frieze New York, visitors are pre-warned, as always of the multitude of things on view. It’s impossible – even for the most trained art expert – to see absolutely everything, so...
Alberto Giacometti & Yves Klein; In Search of the Absolute

Alberto Giacometti & Yves Klein; In Search of the Absolute

The chaos of post-war Paris produced monumental political, cultural, and social change in France, which came to a head with the ideological student revolt of May 1968. This same time period, 1945-1968, also gave rise to several concurrent art movements that we now view as the beginnings of contemporary art. However, despite their shared historical...
Blois, France – Where Old And New Art Have Always Collided

Blois, France – Where Old And New Art Have Always Collided

Blois is a small city of windy medieval streets nestled in the middle of the Loire Valley, just two hours train ride from Paris. It occupies an important and unique place in the way art is changing the landscape across Europe. The town is typically French with a mixture of rustic restaurants, charming bed and breakfasts...
Culturelines Sans Frontiers or Questioning Boundaries, in Athens

Culturelines Sans Frontiers or Questioning Boundaries, in Athens

The gallery and café-bar metamatictaf is hidden on a side street in Athens, a brief walk from the bustling Pandrossou and Monastiraki flea markets. You could easily miss the establishment’s name written alongside the immense, ancient doors, but once inside you’ll find multiple rooms strewn over two floors and a balcony overlooking the ground-level covered...
D&AD Festival, London – a celebration of contemporary creative industries

D&AD Festival, London – a celebration of contemporary creative industries

This week, taking place in the creative hub of East London – the Old Truman Brewery, D&AD Festival brings together the world’s pioneers in design and advertising for a series of talks, awards, events and workshops. Over 250 speakers will take over four stages from morning ‘til night, while local agencies and design studios open...
Neneh Cherry, Darkstar and Tim Head – a sonic and visual performance for Art of Patrón this Thursday in London

Neneh Cherry, Darkstar and Tim Head – a sonic and visual performance for Art of Patrón this Thursday in London

Patrón Tequila have come together with the legendary musician Nenah Cheery, electronic music duo Darkstar and digital visual artist Tim Head to curate a one off unique night of audio and graphic entertainment this Thursday in London. Highlighting some of the best artistic talent the city has to offer, the Art of Patrón hosts the...
Spring in Paris: An art lovers guide to Europe’s cultural capital

Spring in Paris: An art lovers guide to Europe’s cultural capital

If you have ever been to Paris in the spring, I am sure you would agree that it is truly the best time to visit the city. Dearly sought after rays of sunshine cast golden shadows over the Haussmannian boulevards, whilst the blue skies reawaken dreams of long evenings spent sipping kir royals along the...
The unbreakable rope – an exploration of sexuality within Islam

The unbreakable rope – an exploration of sexuality within Islam

Inspired by a line from an eighth century Classical Arabic poem by the great Classical poet Abu Nawas, The unbreakable rope – a new exhibition in London, aims to portray the past, present and future of sexuality and love within the Middle East as being diverse and cosmopolitan. Commissioned by the counter-extremism think tank Quilliam,...
Venturing Beyond: Graffiti and the Everyday Utopias of the Street of the street Sponsored  by Patrón Tequila

Venturing Beyond: Graffiti and the Everyday Utopias of the Street of the street Sponsored by Patrón Tequila

Hot on the heels of the success of Mapping the City and Futurismo Ancestral, Somerset House is again teaming up with the arts collaboration A(by)P to present a new series of fresh commissions by seventeen of the worlds best graffiti artists. Graffiti art has received its share of bad press in recent times – the...
The Armory Show in New York - An African Perspective

The Armory Show in New York – An African Perspective

With characteristic aplomb, the Armory Show opened its doors to the public on Thursday March 3rd. The annual fair remains New York’s leading international art fair, which after two decades has more than cemented its place at the centre of the city’s art calendar. Now in it’s 22nd year, for some time the fair has...
London Glassblowing - Reassessing the Craft of Glass

London Glassblowing – Reassessing the Craft of Glass

Glass art is something that until recent years has remained to the wider audience, something that was seen as more of a craft than an art. However in recent decades, certain artists have helped push these crafts, materials and techniques in to the public eye, and more importantly, the big established galleries. Tracey Emin did...
The Art of Hesitation – Looking back at Singapore Art Stage

The Art of Hesitation – Looking back at Singapore Art Stage

Usually when there is something very expensive on offer, the wealthy residents of Singapore don’t need to be invited twice. Singapore has after all one of the highest concentrations of multi-millionaires in the world. Yet, the siren call of the arts has been slightly overheard at this year’s Singapore Art Stage. However, with more than...



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