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Brooklyn Museum’s virtual roundtable: ‘The Future of the Museum’

The cultural events of 2020 and the decade as a whole are enormously overwhelming, but the Brooklyn Museum provided such a helpful, concise, yet thoughtful roundtable this month that brought together renowned curators to discuss the role of the institution and how it can and should adapt. 2020 was a catalytic year: conversations about race, […]

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2021 Fashion Predictions à la TikTok

TikTok is currently full of accounts predicting 2021 trends. While a lot of the beautifully silky Motel dresses seem a bit out of touch with the current climate and pandemic, here is a list of the much more wearable options. Warmth and comfort prove to be of paramount importance to 2021 trends, but with a […]

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Your Favourite Art Sucks – History of Art Society x Feminist Society

Content warning: sexual violence As the first in a three-part series hosted by Feminist Society and History of Art Society, this event explored the presentation of sexual violence against women in art. Professor Jill Burke made an excellent speaker, offering nuanced commentary on the attitudes towards women in the Renaissance and how this affected their […]

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Everyone’s getting nostalgic for the noughties

There’s nothing more comforting in a pandemic than returning to your mum’s sofa. To be immediately presented with a chopped-up apple and a slightly-grating lecture about the trashy shows you watch. You might have imagined yourself at least wearing a different outfit by this age, but shockingly you’ve sat down in a pair of Juicy […]

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The Facebook gallery space: reviewing the Mortal Essence collective

Mortal Essence is a (now online) exhibition of British women’s art that focuses on death – but is not as morbid as it sounds, as the artworks defy the traditionally negative view of death, purporting instead one of a positive and natural life cycle. The Facebook page, where the art is posted, proposes an aim […]

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Janet at the Ingleby Gallery

The Ingleby’s new exhibition of Caroline Walker is a great option for art-lovers who need to get away from their kitchen-table-desk setup, but who also need to find inspiration to continue the toil of working in a pandemic. Walker’s collection depicts women at work – and although the themes of the paintings address significant socio-cultural […]

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Reduct at the Royal Scottish Academy

Open until 22nd November, but also viewable online, Reduct is the Royal Scottish Academy’s new exhibition highlighting abstraction and geometry in Scottish art. Its mission is to ‘examine the ways in which non-objective expression remains a compelling approach one hundred years after it was first taken up by the early avant-garde’. This exhibition certainly fulfils […]

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A New Tribe: can global consumerism be ethical?

Independent brand, ‘A New Tribe’, launched in 2016 in East London, stocking a variety of interior crafts from independent designers across the world. Shops like this play into the new desire for an ‘ethical’ consumerist culture, popularised by Instagram-born brands such as Grace Beverley’s Tala. But can global consumerism be truly ethical? Immediately evident from […]