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The Courtauld Institute of Art

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Penton Rise,

London

WC1X 9EW

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August 20, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Stranded in the North Atlantic and battered by harsh winds and volcanic eruptions, the bleak shores of Iceland loom large in contemporary crime fiction. Despite its diminutive population, which is...

August 17, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Illustration by Grace MacKeith

London, the city we live in, is found in perpetual movement and chaos. With sometimes too much, and never too little to do, a state of constant stress can arise. Nothi...

August 13, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Islands have occupied much of my research interests since taking up Dr Emily Mann’s second-year undergraduate course: ‘Competing Ventures, Contested Visions: Constructing European Empires in the Ea...

August 12, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Mahayana Buddhism teaches of six realms of corporeal existence, all of which hold their own vices. The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, adjacent to Hell, holds those consumed by their desires. They trav...

August 9, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

A native-born islander’s relationship with their home can be complicated. If you happen to be an islander, chances are you had a beautiful, albeit concealed childhood, seeing that you grew up far,...

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 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 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 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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