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The harmony and cacophony of ‘In the Round’

Sofia Cotrona reviews Talbot Rice Gallery’s new solo exhibition by Angelica Mesiti Talbot Rice Gallery welcomes the first major UK exhibition of artist Angelica Mesiti, In the Round. It is an immersive show, characterised by video and sound installations that present both past works and new commissions, alongside the inclusion of artefacts from the University […]

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“¡El violador eres TU!”

Sofia Cotrona reflects on the power of the viral feminist transnational performance A Rapist on Your Path. CW: rape, gender-based violence November 2019, led by the Chilean feminist collective Las Tesis, a mass of cis women, transgender women, and non-binary people poured into the streets of Santiago during the International Day against Gender Violence. Dressed […]

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A Language Guerrilla on Art Writing

An open letter to new art writers about the revolutionary power of refusing inaccessible art language To whoever is taking their first steps into the world of arts, whether in academia or as a profession. To whoever comes next: filled with expectations and a love for the arts, well-spoken in a language which is not […]

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Karla Black at the Fruitmarket Gallery

Ethereal and suspended both in time and in the gallery space, Karla Black’s exhibition of abstract sculptures inaugurated the reopening of the Fruitmarket Gallery after almost two years of renovation to annex the adjacent space of the Warehouse. Fruitmarket Gallery and Karla Black last collaborated in 2011 to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale, the […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward Decolonising the Museum

The role of the museum in visualising the past and present cultural and national identities has a central place in the ever-resurfacing debate about the decolonialisation of cultural and artistic institutions. The urgency of this conversation re-emerged in the past year prompted by the Black Lives Matter movement and today it should still hold a […]