Mixed Media
Heartache & Longing at White Conduit Projects

Heartache & Longing at White Conduit Projects

With a title as broad as ‘I Really Miss You Until You’re Here’ from White Conduit Projects’ latest exhibition, it is easy to be intrigued about what might be included in the show, and what themes the artists, and indeed curator, might be addressing. As a group exhibition, the similarities require some thought, and although...
Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 at the Royal Academy

Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 at the Royal Academy

Appearing like an angelic spider, Vladmir Tatlin’s winged glider Letalin rotates pensively around the Royal Academies gold-domed Wohl gallery. With its elongated talons and wiry frame this construction was a proto-type flying machine designed during revolutionary Russia. Pieced together out of cotton and twine and other relegated materials destined for the garbage heap, Tatlin ripped...
teamLab:Transcending Boundaries at Pace Gallery

teamLab:Transcending Boundaries at Pace Gallery

While Pace Gallery has been a forefront supporter of the digital and technological art form since the late 60s, the launch of Pace Art & Technology in 2016 took its collaborative involvement with multi-disciplinary art groups to a whole new level. Pace London’s current show, teamLab: Transcending Boundaries presents a phenomenal exploration of the role...
Alighiero Boetti Retrospective at Tornabuoni Paris

Alighiero Boetti Retrospective at Tornabuoni Paris

‘I think I make works that anyone could do. But then strangely no one does […] And that’s what I like most. Maybe the difference is that no one pays attention to these things.’ These are the words of the famous Italian post war Artist Alighiero Boetti (1940 – 1994). He is one of the best...
Art Revolutionaries in London at Mayoral Gallery

Art Revolutionaries in London at Mayoral Gallery

Mayoral Gallery presents an exhibition inspired by the Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 Paris Exposition International des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, commemorating the 80th anniversary of an era defining event for the Spanish people. The Spanish Pavilion was organised by the Spanish Second Republic to draw attention to their plight in the...
Aggro Gloss: Justine Frischmann’s Lambent Paintings

Aggro Gloss: Justine Frischmann’s Lambent Paintings

Without a tradition, the contemporary artist is bound to succumb to the pressures of economics and accept the necessity of choosing between the corporation and the academy. No matter which camp you ask, the rationale is the same: “The revolution was a lie”—as the hit song says. Neither option is a gamble because the outcome...
Yves Klein at Tate Liverpool - Windows into Infinite Space

Yves Klein at Tate Liverpool – Windows into Infinite Space

Yves Klein is an artist who divided opinion in his time. His career spanned a brief period in the 1950s and 1960s before his premature death in 1963 from a heart attack aged just 34. A contemporary reviewer in The Times observed that his 1957 exhibition of blue monochromes at Gallery One in London, garnered ‘cries of...
Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern - Six Decades of Prolific Output

Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern – Six Decades of Prolific Output

Christmas has come early for Robert Rauschenberg fans. With a retrospective that spans six decades of relentlessly prolific output, the Tate has laid on the works with a rich, indulgent, and only slightly gluttonous, visual feast.   While his early monochromes offer up much food for thought, Rauschenberg is best known for his combine paintings,...
Thomas Ruff at David Zwirner Gallery – Post-Truth American Nostalgia

Thomas Ruff at David Zwirner Gallery – Post-Truth American Nostalgia

Post-truth has been declared ‘word of the year’ by the Oxford English dictionary. It’s not exactly clear what this means but in the wake of the ‘shock’ election which allowed Donald Trump to become America’s 45th president earlier this year, is it any wonder that people are questioning what they know and how they learn...
Hair by Sam McKnight - The Man Behind The 20th Century’s Most Iconic Styles

Hair by Sam McKnight – The Man Behind The 20th Century’s Most Iconic Styles

Whether it is a punkish crop or bouncing curls, Somerset House’s new exhibition focuses on the man behind the 20th Century’s most iconic styles. From Princess Diana’s slicked back crop to Agnes Deyn’s white bob, Sam McKnight is the man behind hairs most enduring pop culture moments. A session hairstylist from Scotland, McKnight has defined the...
Anselm Kiefer, Walhalla at White Cube: A Story Doomed To Repeat

Anselm Kiefer, Walhalla at White Cube: A Story Doomed To Repeat

The last of Wagner’s cycle of music dramas, Götterdämmerung, is a German translation of the Old Norse word Ragnarok, which in Norse mythology involves a prophesied war where gods and heroes battle until the world is razed. The next generation are left to emerge from the ashes and resurrect their kingdom, repopulating the world once again...
Music, Sex, Drugs, Art and Politics; You Say You Want A Revolution at the V & A

Music, Sex, Drugs, Art and Politics; You Say You Want A Revolution at the V & A

The ’60s are back in a big way, and the hints are everywhere if you just know where to look. The drive to emulate a different time is not, however, something new. It is in fact a recognised reaction to times of unrest, and manifests in the adoption of trends and approaches to life in...
Spotlight on Kallos Gallery at Frieze Masters

Spotlight on Kallos Gallery at Frieze Masters

  With a dazzling  premises on Davies Street in Mayfair, Kallos gallery announced itself with a big fanfare a just two years ago, hoping to blow away the cobwebs from the creaky doors and knock “ring for entry” signs off of the stuffy world of antiquities. Specialising in Ancient Greek art, Kallos was born out...
Food for thought? Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food, at City Gallery, Peterborough

Food for thought? Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food, at City Gallery, Peterborough

Lucy +Jorge Orta are the sort of socially conscious artists the world needs more of. Their collaborative practice examines the issues that challenge the 21st century’s population; migration crises, water-pollution, plant and animal extinction, food waste – the list goes on. Based in a Parisian converted paper mill that is currently being converted in to...
Incidents of Travel in the Multiverse – HOME in Manchester, Pushing the Boundaries

Incidents of Travel in the Multiverse – HOME in Manchester, Pushing the Boundaries

HOME, Manchester’s international centre for contemporary visual art, film and theatre, is the epicentre of the city’s creative hub. Opened in 2015 as the fusion space of Library Theatre Company and Cornerhouse, it provides a home for Manchester’s creatives. Part cinema, part gallery, part theatre, part were not quite sure what, it’s a multifaceted twenty...
Fluxland - A Floating Centre to Inspire Debate on the Thames

Fluxland – A Floating Centre to Inspire Debate on the Thames

This month, a new conceptual work by the artist Cyril de Commarque floats down the Thames. The artwork takes the form of a barge, covered in angular mirrors – a floating sculpture that acts as stage for performance, interaction and debate. The 25 metre long former freight boat that has been a year in the...
Martin Creed – What You Find, at Hauser and Wirth Somerset

Martin Creed – What You Find, at Hauser and Wirth Somerset

Martin Creed is a man who divides opinion. From being lambasted as the worst ever Turner Prize winner by Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak, to becoming the poster boy of art world leader Ivan Wirth, he certainly knows how to cause a bit of controversy. He gained notoriety for his 2001 work entitled “The lights...
Gasworks: Sidsel Meineche Hansen ‘Second Sex War’

Gasworks: Sidsel Meineche Hansen ‘Second Sex War’

Alluding to Simone de Beauvoir’s 1949 feminist text, Gasworks’ latest exhibition in their newly renovated premises presents the work of Sidsel Meineche Hansen in ‘Second Sex War’. Immediately challenging and provocative, the exhibition uses the hotly desired Oculus Rift headset device to present a biting critique on the world of pornography. However the refreshing perspective...
Spencer Finch’s “The Opposite of Blindness” at Lisson Gallery

Spencer Finch’s “The Opposite of Blindness” at Lisson Gallery

London’s Lisson Gallery is one of a handful of influential galleries lying outside the Mayfair heart of the commercial contemporary enclave. Attracting a roster of established and important artists, it proves that location isn’t everything – it’s the quality of the product. In his third solo show at Lisson Gallery, Spencer Finch has taken the...
CMYK by Michaela Zimmer for FOLD Gallery

CMYK by Michaela Zimmer for FOLD Gallery

The month-long exhibition CMYK by artist Michaela Zimmer opens this week at the up-and-coming FOLD Gallery in Fitzrovia. Although this is the German artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK, it’s apparent upon viewing that there is something visceral about Zimmer’s work. When asked on recurring themes in her art, Zimmer said that “Physicality through...
Lucy + Jorge Orta at the new wing of Attenborough Arts Centre, opened by Sir David Attenborough

Lucy + Jorge Orta at the new wing of Attenborough Arts Centre, opened by Sir David Attenborough

British born Lucy Orta, and her Argentinian husband Jorge Orta are artists with a huge social conscience. Their multidisciplinary works that combine sculpture, sound, printmaking, fashion, photography, installation and performance to engage in the critical issues surrounding the ecology of our planet. They tackle environmental issues such as the lack of clean water, human migration,...
Angelo Savelli - Basically White

Angelo Savelli – Basically White

Basically… yes. A gem surrounded by other treasures such as Alexander McQueen and Tiffany’s on Old Bond Street, M&L Fine Art has succeeded in curating an exhibition that not only encapsulates the most visually relevant work of an artist, but contextualises it with that of others in his era. To gain an overview of an...
Heman Chong – An Arm, A Leg and Other Stories at SLG

Heman Chong – An Arm, A Leg and Other Stories at SLG

South London Gallery is a small but perfectly formed bastion for the contemporary arts. Its latest show, by the artist Heman Chong, is an exploration of exchange – how ideas and information are passed consciously and unconsciously between participators. The main room of the gallery exhibits a piece entitled Monument to the people we’ve conveniently...
Candid talks to light-installation artist Aowen Jin

Candid talks to light-installation artist Aowen Jin

Aowen Jin does not fall into any pre-conceived notions you may have for an artist. There is no clichéd beret in sight and she is neither timid nor boastful about her remarkable achievements. You get exactly what you see: an enticingly intelligent woman, excited about her ideas and refreshingly open about her involvement in the...
Anne Hardy's 'FIELD' is a new, immersively compelling installation

Anne Hardy’s ‘FIELD’ is a new, immersively compelling installation

Modern Art Oxford has been a bastion for contemporary art outside of the London bubble. Celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, the gallery pulls a roster of acclaimed artists under the leadership of its current Director, Paul Hobson, to take over the city-centre space drawing even the hardiest of crowds from the capital. Anne Hardy...
Camden Arts Centre ‘Edgelands’ exhibition - Ben Rivers

Camden Arts Centre ‘Edgelands’ exhibition – Ben Rivers

Having been so widely exhibited within the last year at high profile locations including the British Film Institute, BBC Television Centre, Kate MacGarry, and now this large-scale show at Camden Arts Centre, Ben Rivers is using the environmental crisis in which we find ourselves as the conduit for his poignant, and often very personal, films,...
Peripheral Visions: A Solo Exhibition of Olga Chernysheva at GRAD London

Peripheral Visions: A Solo Exhibition of Olga Chernysheva at GRAD London

At first glance, Peripheral Visions, the solo exhibition of works by internationally acclaimed Moscow-based artist Olga Chernysheva, now on at GRAD London, looks rather…grey. On entering the show, however, our first impression of monochromatic dullness was completely reversed. The walls of this relatively new Russian art gallery, opened in 2013, have been painted a bright...
Tetsumi Kudo, 22 Sep – 21 Nov 2015, Hauser & Wirth London - Discovering a beautiful dystopia

Tetsumi Kudo, 22 Sep – 21 Nov 2015, Hauser & Wirth London – Discovering a beautiful dystopia

The first thing I noticed walking into Japanese artist Tetsumi Kudo’s opening at Hauser & Wirth was a distinct plastic scent. A putrid odour of newness and artificiality, of materials man-made and industrially fabricated, like the smell of a new car’s interior. Emanating from stretches of green artificial grass covering the gallery’s interior, the smell of astroturf was...
Royal Academy of Arts Presents: Ai Weiwei

Royal Academy of Arts Presents: Ai Weiwei

In an age where video surveillance is increasingly compromising our personal privacy, artist Ai Weiwei speaks a universal language for our times. The penetrative artist is the focus of a major exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts in London, opening on the 19 September 2015, and it’s his first ever UK exhibition of his...
The World Goes Pop as Tate Modern Bursts the Bubble on Western Pop Art

The World Goes Pop as Tate Modern Bursts the Bubble on Western Pop Art

The Tate’s new offering is one of old works, but despite the walls of The World Goes Pop being filled with the art of the 60s and 70s, we are told that this is not a retrospective style offering, but a re-education of sorts. Pop Art, with its borrowed stylings and images often plucked directly...



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