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‘In Another Tongue’

This article was originally submitted on the 15th March Review of ‘In Another Tongue’, event at the Talbot Rice Gallery, 3rd March ‘Such ordinary events are poems in another tongue and no translation possible’  – David Malouf In Another Tongue was posited as a ‘creative response’ to Angelica Mesiti’s Exhibition In the Round, which has […]

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Venice Biennale, Russia and Ukraine: The big, the bad and the innocent

“There is no place for art when civilians are dying under the fire of missiles when citizens of Ukraine are hiding in shelters when Russian protesters are getting silenced.” Alexandra Sukhareva and Kirill Savchenkov   Wealthy art collectors, hungry art dealers and eager auction houses looking for the next Phyllida Barlow will all gather at the […]

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Is it just a bunch of wank?

CW: Sexual Content A student at the ECA has been the latest victim in a long history of artistic censorship: that is one way of looking at the controversy that has recently arisen at the Edinburgh College of Art. An alternative narrative could see the dispute between Maciek Kosc (he/him) and the school as a […]

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Report on The Sackler Family

“if museums don’t stand for the basic value of human life what do they stand for?”  Goldin For years the Sackler family was known as not just one of America’s wealthiest families, but also an integral part of the success and growth of numerous art, education, health and research institutions. Now, after being identified at […]

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The Venice Biennale: A disrespect to the modern art world

“The Venice Biennale is a Tesco’s Finest mixed platter at best. “ The Venice Biennale is a focal point in the art world, often heralded as the “art-world Olympics”: it is both a microcosm of art history as we know it as well as a barometer for current and forecasted trends, resulting in its prestigious status […]

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F*CK Tate Britain

CW: representation of slavery “even when given the opportunity and resources to reflect, institutions will use the hope of reform to twist away from accountability and change.”  Zarina Muhammad Surprise, surprise once again a major art institution has come under fire for displaying racist artwork. This time the culprit is Tate Britain. Rex Whistler’s mural […]

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To NFT or Not to NFT? That is the question.

Picture this: it’s 2030. Galleries as we know and love (or hate) them are redundant. Now, there are no queues, travel expenses, coat checks or pretentious middle-aged white men explaining, for all to hear, why the work of the Guerrilla Girls isn’t really art. Instead, all it takes to engage with the visual culture of […]

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Visual Artwork of the Week: Hannah Wilke

CW: nudity Starification Object Series plays with the ideas of aesthetics, erotism and feminism. The photographs, in black and white, depict the semi-naked body of Wilke adorned with jewels of vulva-shaped pieces of chewing gum. Her captivation with the nude female form reflects the way that second-wave feminism sought to reclaim images of female genitalia […]