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The Courtauld Institute of Art

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Penton Rise,

London

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September 25, 2019

This article was previously published in the special edition, VENICE (July 2019).

‘Venice is like a city in aspic, wrapped over from a dinner party, where all the guests are dead or gone,’ utters an elderly blind psychic around the ninety-minute mark of Nicolas Roeg’s 1...

September 16, 2019

A film star, a clown, a middle-aged socialite. These are some of the many faces of distinguished photographer Cindy Sherman on display at her National Portrait Gallery exhibition, which closed on Sunday. By manipulating her appearance, Sherman’s self-portraits explore...

August 18, 2019

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

The opening  statement  of the Don McCullin retrospective at Tate Britain is bold and uncompromising: photography is ‘not looking, it’s feeling’. This is how legendary British photographer McCullin...

August 11, 2019

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

Following a difficult breakup and a transatlantic move to New York City, Olivia Laing finds herself in the midst of a crisis – alone in New York and experiencing poignant isolation. Her remedy? Art...

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 7, 2019

The arts and media have an incredibly important impact on us all. In a time where I am avoiding all news unless I see something to do with art, I turned to the show Queer Eye on Netflix, and learned more than I probably could reading about how there still hasn’t been a...

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...

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...

June 28, 2019

GENERATIONS Installation View, Showing: Hurvin Anderson, Is It Okay to be Black? (Image: Carlotta Pierleoni)

I think I should start this review by talking about my family. My Mum was raised in south London by my Jamaican grandparents, who came to England as children fol...

May 8, 2019

When I heard that the theme of this year’s Met Ball was based on Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay ‘Notes on Camp’ I was both excited and terrified. Excited because of how intellectual and new the theme was compared to their previous ones, and terrified because of the many mis...

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