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Making art for the digital age

Originally Submitted 8th February 2022 “Imagine walking into the National Gallery,” a digital artist recently told me, “with a bunch of people who’d never even seen a painting before. Auction off the artwork to them. What they’re happy to pay won’t depend on preconceptions they had coming into the gallery, but on what they like, […]

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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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The Artist: A New Age

Marina Rabin explores how the role of the artist has differed in the twenty-first century. “I have made sure, after my death, I will not become a nail file, or a keyring,” Tracey Emin told the Talk Art podcast in 2020. She was bewailing the perils of commodifying art, referencing the reduction of the psychological […]

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Review: Young Edinburgh Artists

The dark and long days of January have been brightened considerably by the brilliant white wall of the White Space Gallery and the plethora of artwork that was curated by the ‘Young Edinburgh Artists’, or YEA! for short, a collective of artists and curators founded by Issy Wanstall, Hugh Collins and Phoebe Potter. This was […]

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Frida Kahlo’s Sweet Multi-Million Dollar Revenge

 “There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolly and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.” Last November, Frida Kahlo’s Diego y yo was sold at auction for an impressive $34.9 million, breaking the record for the highest sold artwork by a Latin American Artist, and surpassing […]