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January 23, 2017

We live in a world in which we judge and discourage one another to act ‘differently’. This human habit is complex and broad, so I won't try to define it. However, what I would like to explore is how the contemporary art space veils its visitors with an all accepting at...

January 22, 2017

To all the direct and indirect victims of terrorist attacks over the past year. May the arts and our humble writings inspire you to live and shape a positive future for yourself and people around you.

‘VIVEZ JOYEUX’ François Rabelais (1483-1553)

Nicole McDowall, Kloé Dea...

January 21, 2017

Image: Film still from ‘Calais: Welcome to the Jungle’ (2016) dir: Teun Voeten and Maaike Engels 

Film Review: 'Calais: Welcome to the Jungle' (2016)

In ‘Calais: Welcome to the Jungle’, the Dutch anthropologist and war photographer Teun Voet...

January 20, 2017

Bread and Puppet theatre piece on Fifth Avenue, New York. Part of the Angry Arts Week, 1967

'In the meantime, Occupy Everything and see what happens.' – Lucy Lippard (2013)

In 1967, artists in New York organised an anti-war effort that protested against the American War...

January 19, 2017

Jackson Pollock, Mural, 1943. (Image Courtesy of The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Gift of Peggy Guggenheim. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2016.)

Abstract Expressionism - Review at the Royal Academy 

For the first time in over fifty...

January 18, 2017

 Yang Liping's vision of the climactic battle between Chu and Han armies. Image courtesy of Sadler's Wells.

REVIEW: Yang Liping Contemporary Dance — Under Siege

Much like ancient Rome, story has it that China was founded on fratricide and betrayal. The foundation myth fo...

You’ve probably already come across the Courtauld SU statement that was circulated last Monday. The Students’ Union is holding an all-student referendum on the 20th of January on our position as a student body regarding the NSS (National Students’ Survey) boycott on TE...

January 16, 2017

To my sister Céleste,

Last time I watched ‘Princess Mononoke’ on a big screen, I was seven. It was in the independent arts cinema called studio Galande, in one of the medieval streets of Paris. I remember very well that screening because it was in Japanese with French s...

January 13, 2017

Paul Nash, We Are Making a New World, 1918. Image Source: Imperial War Museum/Tate

'There are places, just as there are people and objects and works of art, whose relationship of parts creates a mystery, an enchantment, which cannot be analysed.' – Paul Nash, Outline (1...

January 10, 2017

Joanna Woodall is a leading expert on Early Modern Netherlandish Art, with a strong commitment to teaching students about methodologies and the theoretical foundations of art history. Joanna read History and Art History at the University of York and The Courtauld Insti...

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