Hayv Kahraman @ De La Warr

“And here I am, calling myself part of you but I can’t read you. Am I betraying you? How can I love you if I abandon you? I dwell in between the us and them… Naked, with ruby lips and cadmium cheeks, she gives you what you desire because she knows you like it. She’s […]

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Do You Keep Thinking There Must be Another Way @ Mimosa House

Are you awake? Are you still dreaming? Lining the corridors to the entrance of Mimosa House, a sprawling silk painting that blends colours, geometries and geographies together asks the viewer questions about their experiences of contemporary angst and the relationship between personal fulfilment, achievement and failure while living in a city. Emma Talbot’s (b. 1969, […]

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Art and Law

To those who are unfamiliar about the mechanisms of the contemporary art world and the international art market, the whole prospect of working “in art” may seem frivolous and unimportant. And, while working within the arena of visual arts has many attractions, it is by no means a lightweight career option. Involvement in the organisation […]

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Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng @ Somerset House

“The monkey king was misbehaving and so the Buddha imprisoned him under the Five Finger Mountains.” – Joyce Ng Despite becoming more and more international, in the worlds of art and fashion, the dominant language is English. While new markets continue to thrive outside of the West, major-players across the globe are still expected to […]

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FiBRA @ von Goetz

In February 2018 eight London-based artists were invited to observe and participate in the textile-centred practices of the Kogi and Wayuu indigenous communities in Colombia. The residency – called FiBRA – enabled the artists to witness the ancient skills of working with natural fibres that are considered to be fundamental and indispensable elements of the […]

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Gallery Girl meets Luska

Semi-nude and not quite smiling, Luska’s characters stare out at their audience, as though they know something that they’re never going to reveal to you. They are often painted in strained, contorted positions; sometimes smoking a cigarette, and occasionally they may be accompanied by a crow. It’s almost as if they are haunting you or, […]

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Banshee presents Gallery Girl: Women Supporting young Artists in the Middle East

On Tuesday 5th February Banshee Publications invited Gallery Girl to host a panel at London’s Library Club. With the aim of discussing how women are supporting young artists in the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as its diaspora, I was joined by artist Moza Almatrooshi, curator Lorén Elhili and deputy editor of […]

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