Chicago Imagists @ Goldsmiths CCA

The Chicago Imagists comprised a group of fourteen artists working together in Chicago during the 1960s and 1970s. Having all studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, their work can broadly be characterised as cartoonish, comedic and at times grotesque. The Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art is now presenting the first UK […]

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Gallery Girl meets Rubina Dyan

You’ve probably seen Rubina Dyan’s face somewhere. Whether it’s in a Victoria’s Secret photograph, a Fenty Beauty campaign or at a party with Diane von Furstenberg, the dazzling beauty is hard to miss. But Rubina’s modelling career is just one part of her life. An artist and photographer too, her work has a whimsical element, […]

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Mustafa Hulusi @ Pi Artworks

Scattered across the floor of Cyprus Realism at Pi Artworks are a series of dried-up pomegranates that have been painted gold. The orbs rest upon pieces of crumpled up newspaper, which are covered in photographs of rotting fruit. The decaying images contrast with the pomegranates resting above them, as they glisten in golden splendour, with […]

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Anthea Hamilton @ Thomas Dane Gallery

Cecil Vyse – one-time fiancé of protagonist Miss Lucy Honeychurch in E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View (1908) – is a pretentious character that perceives himself as a sensitive intellectual, resulting in a sense of obstinate self-awareness and an exaggerated style. In an exhibition filled with butterflies, boots, nudity and tartan, Vyse’s skewed mode […]

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Gallery Girl meets AVAH Collective

The modern day nation of Afghanistan is located in a geography with a long historical and cultural significance both locally and internationally. Yet how many of Gallery Girl’s readers know anything about Afghan art? I’m guessing that if any, there are very few who do. Most probably think of Afghanistan and immediately make associations with […]

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Augustine Paredes @ Campus Art Dubai

Leaving home to be a migrant worker in a different country is like cooking Adobo. Different ingredients in one pot, boiled and simmered – simultaneously stirred in different directions and ways, peppered with additional spices – until finally cooked through and ready to be served – Augustine Paredes At this year’s Art Dubai photography based […]

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The Thousand and One Nights @ Artual

The tale of the One Thousand and One Nights is synonymous with the Middle East. In the story, King Shahryar marries a string of women, murdering them after just one night after discovering that his first wife was unfaithful to him. When his vizier could no longer find any women, his daughter Scheherazade offers herself […]

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