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The Courtauld Institute of Art

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London

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August 7, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 19, ABSENCE (December 2018).

On a recent visit to the Royal Academy’s exhibition, ​Oceania​ (29/09/18 - 10/12/18), a necklace on display caught my attention for two reasons. Firstly, it was accompanied by the most basic des...

August 7, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 19, ABSENCE (December 2018).

‘I am Ashurbanipal, great king, mighty king, king of the world, king of Assyria.’ 

The British Museum’s new exhibition explores the reign of King Ashurbanipal, who ascended to the throne in 669 B...

August 3, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 19, ABSENCE (December 2018).

Still from The Gleaners and I, 2000, dir. Agnès Varda (Image: Cine-Tamaris & Zeitgeist Films)

Still from The Gleaners and I, 2000, dir. Agnès Varda (Image: Cine-Tamaris & Zeitgeist Films)...

August 3, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 19, ABSENCE (December 2018).

Celebrating its 12th anniversary, the Gwangju Biennial began as an arts festival to commemorate the young lives lost during the Gwangju Uprising. The Uprising was a mass protest against the repr...

August 2, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 19, ABSENCE (December 2018).

Bosnian artist Smirna Kulenović was born in Sarajevo in 1994 during the siege. Today she is one of the most interesting artists within the contemporary Bosnian art scene....

August 1, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 19, ABSENCE (December 2018).

‘Absence’ is not the first word one thinks of upon seeing a seventeenth-century Northern European still life painting. Filled with exotic flowers, porcelain-ware, gold cups, curiosities and food...

July 31, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 19, ABSENCE (December 2018).

On the 27th May at about 8pm, I stood trembling before my bedroom mirror and cut off seven inches of my hair with kitchen scissors. My head now 80 grams lighter, I held the two short fat plaits,...

July 30, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 19, ABSENCE (December 2018).

One of South Africa’s earliest new media artists, Jenna Burchell scorns the rigidity of artistic disciplines and transitions from performance art to sculpture with fluidity. For ‘Songsmith,’ Bur...

July 29, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 19, ABSENCE (December 2018).

The idea that only weaving and ceramics art is suitable for women would not stand today, yet this was a belief that held true at the Bauhaus school, known for its radical, modernist design. To W...

July 29, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 19, ABSENCE (December 2018).

Few things are more frustrating than the unidentifiable subject, especially for those of us trained to analyze and categorize the images we see. What is to be done with an image that resists cat...

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