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Review: Coming Into View: Eric Watt’s photographs of Glasgow

At the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the city of Glasgow is exposed in a joyous and sensitiveway. The amateur Glaswegian photographer Eric Watt was nearly unknown before this exhibition and its companion book, Coming Into View: Eric Watt’s Photographs of Glasgow, written by Isobel McDonald and Alison Brown. The exhibition displays a selection of […]

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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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New Cinema Opens at St. James Quarter

Several years ago, I was employed (as a counsellor, videographer, and shit-eater) at one of those overpriced children’s summer camps in the continental United States. On one of my few days off, I cycled along a motorway for a good two hours to come to what I assumed would be a typical suburban multiplex. On […]

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Review: Billions

Highlighting grey areas in morality can be a struggle for a show – let alone doing it successfully. However, Showtime’s Billions joins the slew of its series that excel in this regard. Bobby Axelrod, played by Damien Lewis, runs the titan hedge fund ‘Axe Capital’ with the sole aim of pursuing the worst aspect of […]

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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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Review: Inventing Anna

Inventing Anna, loosely based on the true story of Anna Delvey, is a Netflix series created and written by big names like Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Unfortunately, it manages to make an intriguing mastermind con-artist bland and facile, despite trying hard to do the opposite. New York journalist Vivian Kent (Anna Chlumsky) desperately tries to […]

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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 […]