There is a scene in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), where, after the eponymous aliens’ discovery by the authorities, the protagonist Elliott’s house is hermetically sealed, covered in plastic and invaded by government agents in boiler suits, quaranting the inhabitants. A […]
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There is a lot to take in within California wow!: giant MDF boxes disguised as mammoths, silky banner-collages standing in buckets of concrete and cheeky suns that appear to be blown up car air fresheners. Inverted brickwork mosaic, vertically poised […]
Through a narrow alley hung with palm trees, and up the steel staircase, I enter Cell Project Space. This affordable studio and gallery complex in East London is committed to showing the work of emerging artists. Bearing that in mind, […]
A TestBed installation
John Smith and Paul Housley Hosted at ATTIC, One Thoresby Street Curated by Alice Gale-Feeny and Oliver Tirré Exhibition: 3-18 April 2015 Gallery open: Thu-Sat, 12-6pm Written by Joseph Winsborrow, April 2015 Photograph by James E Smith Presented upon […]
A sequence of 33 images posted daily as an artwork on for twitter
An alleged spat between Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon is the theme running through Mackie’s exhibition “You were shit in the 80s” currently on show at James Freeman Gallery. However, rather than focusing on these alleged disagreements, the viewer feels […]
Tenderpixel is a gem of a gallery, tucked away amongst independent bookshops in a pedestrian street, a stones-throw from the casinos of Leicester Square and providing much needed respite from the tourist traps. Their current exhibition presents work by five […]
Searching for ambiguity beyond content. Marks and erosions suggest sensibilities between reality and the enigmatic.
A book of poetry and image, by myself and poet Philip Gross. The result of 2 years immersion in the landscape walking the rivers Taff and Frome, which produced a subtle and provocative book, questioning ways of seeing and collaboration.
In May last year I embarked on our Go And See bursary enabled tour of the UK. Parts one and two can he found here and here. There’s been a seven month gap between parts two and three because we […]
A new exhibition and collaboration between artists Emilia Telese and Binita Walia providing commentaries and insight on how the role of women is shaped and constrained by social, economic and political contexts.
Re-seeing the everyday
Andy Broadey I Frances Richardson
with text by Suzana Milevska
Camden Art Centre. Reflecting on the past to inform our future. Is this art as activism?
A one-day symposium on the visibility and presence of Black subjects in (mostly British) art, 21.02.2015
A thin place is a landscape’s anomaly, where the division between this world and another is particularly thin.
A review of the Dutch painter Marlene Dumas’ new exhibition entitled The Image as Burden
Just ten years after the start of the First World, in a shaken Germany in aftermath, Ernst Friedrich wrote War Against War!, a critique of the process of indoctrination which enabled and enables the war machine to operate. Friedrich positions […]
Three artists address the crumbling or peeling back of the picture plane through drawing and painting.
5 February to 10 May 2015
There can be very few works that are still echoing and reverberating through artistic practice a century or more after they were made. The latest show at the Whitechapel takes futurist Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square (1915) and shows just how […]
17th Jan – 15th Feb 2015
Shelagh Wakely at the Camden Arts Centre, August 2014
Artist’s Working Within Higher Education – What might that mean for the artist and what’s in it for the university?