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The Fading Afterglow of Creation: Dave Briggs, Jack Squires

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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Laura Aldridge – California Wow!

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 […]

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DRAY, Installation view.
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Natalie Dray – DRAY

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, […]

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Photograph by James E Smith
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Ground: Paul Housley & John Smith

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 […]

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You were shit in the 80s (Lucian Freud)
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The eerie world of Mackie

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 […]

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The Perfect Sound, 2009. Photo by Original&theCopy. Courtesy of the artist  & Tenderpixel
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M/Other Tongue

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 […]

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A Fold in the River

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.

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Binita Walia, Emilia Telese, Modern Women film posters, Airspace Gallery. Photo: Mark Reeves
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Modern Women

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.

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Image Courtesy of Oriel Myrddin
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Thin Place

A thin place is a landscape’s anomaly, where the division between this world and another is particularly thin.

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Marlene Dumas - Sigmund's wife
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MARLENE DUMAS

A review of the Dutch painter Marlene Dumas’ new exhibition entitled The Image as Burden

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Idit Nathan’s Footnotes Playing Dead

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 […]

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Adventures of the Black Square

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 […]

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