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The Courtauldian

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The Courtauld Institute of Art

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Penton Rise,

London

WC1X 9EW

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April 24, 2019

In ‘The Loop or the Vortex’, Kader Attia reminds us of a limitation Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace were confronted with as they developed their theory of natural selection. [1] The Neanderthal’s brain was oversized for its needs and although fully adapted to...

March 6, 2019

I begin with a caveat. I don’t much like Ibsen. To be honest, I don’t much like a lot of ‘classic’ old (male) writers. I find Chekhov very stiff, Bernard Shaw formulaic, and I can’t stand Arthur Miller. Sorry-not-sorry. In light of this, the Norwegian Ibsen Company’s p...

February 1, 2019

Here is a sensation I would like to bottle as a sal volatile for monotone days: that of emerging from a darkened movie theatre into the light. ‘Going to the cinema is like going to bed and going to sleep,’ someone recently told me. ‘You close your eyes but then you’re...

January 14, 2019

It’s a Tuesday night at a cinema in Peckham, we’re sat in Screen 4. The atmosphere feels giddy with anticipation for what we’re about to see. Someone I’m with ponders out loud ‘I wonder if I’ve matched with anyone here on Tinder?’ The answer? Probably. ‘Lesbians assemb...

December 29, 2018

One hundred years after their deaths in 1918, some one hundred drawings by the Austrian artists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele from Vienna’s Albertina Museum have been brought to London. The Royal Academy’s Klimt/Schiele: Drawings exhibition has an obvious comparative p...

December 7, 2018

What comes to your mind when you think of videogames?

If you are a so-called ‘hardcore gamer’ or a game enthusiast, games are intellectually challenging and aesthetically pleasing, but more importantly they are to be enjoyed. On the other hand, if you are an art lover w...

December 5, 2018

Widows grabs you.  It puts you deep into the tight streets of Chicago and paints an image of struggle and poverty sandwiched against extreme wealth.  It is rare for a heist movie to work so hard at making the setting a character in itself, yet Widows isn’t a regular he...

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