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Edinburgh International Festival: Antigone Interrupted Review

Antigone Interrupted presented by Scottish Dance Theatre and ideated by Joan Clevillé reconfigures the homonymous 5th c BC Greek tragedy by Sophocles to question the role of civil disobedience in the contemporary world. Breaking away from traditional Greek tragedies, rather than an array of characters dressed in fancy clothes and masks, only dancer Solène Weinachter […]

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Review: Through the Female Gaze – women and work in Italy since the 1950s

According to Laura Mulvey, the world is perceived through a male gaze: a gaze that frames femme presenting individuals and women as sexual objects independently from the gender of the person looking. Scholars thus wondered whether the emancipation of a female subject in art could be achieved through the mediation of a female gaze. I […]

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Cave dwellers, find your own study space

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March As a Mediterranean human being expatriated in a land of long, dark winters, you can understand the joy I feel when, around this time of the year, the sun reappears again. A blue sky and bright sunshine can single-handedly bless and make tolerable weeks […]

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Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform – Review

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platforms appeared at The Studio on October 15th with four emerging productions of contemporary dance practice that explored a variety of themes, among them: blindness, mental health, sexuality and climate disaster. Although the show was produced by Dance Horizons, each performance was presented by a different dance company. Sense by BDBlaq Company […]

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Navel Gazing at the Collective Gallery

When visiting Kirsty Hendry’s Navel Gazing, I applied my usual process when experiencing art – I did not read the two introductory texts accompanying the piece before attending the screening. Being quite passionate about conceptual and politically engaged art, I find that this initial refusal of the textual gives space to my ‘gut feeling’ to […]

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Not Going Back to Normal: A Disabled Artists’ Manifesto by Collective

‘Not Going Back to Normal’ is a collective art manifesto for and by disabled artists, curated by Sasha Saben Callaghan and Harry Josephine Giles. The project sparked from a commission funded by Creative Scotland and a consortium of arts and cultural organisations which asked the curators to create art about the exclusion of disabled artists […]

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Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

Coming back with their first exhibition after lockdown, the City Art Centre offers a retrospective on the Scottish art scene in the 1920s. The exhibition mostly includes artworks part of the gallery’s collection reinterpreted under a new light. Moreover, it showcases, for the first time, the collection’s new addition Cecile Walton at Crianlarich by Eric […]

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LINK Party, Fruitmarket Gallery

After two weeks of events and creativity, on February 24 The Fruitmarket Gallery hosted a closing party to celebrate and reflect on togetherness through an array of entertaining activities. Besides being over-excited and trying to walk in before the party had even started, the night was pretty amazing. Visitors were welcomed with a Cosmopolitan, and […]