After Césaire @ Platform Southwark

In 1955 Aimé Césaire’s Discourse on Colonialism was published in Paris and Dakar by anticolonial publisher Présence Africaine. In his essay Césaire (1913-2008) – who was born and died in Martinique, but who studied and worked for much of his life in Paris – criticized the European colonial presence in Africa, claiming that the colonizers […]

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Christabel MacGreevy @ LAMB Arts

Inspired by the Virginia Woolf novel Orlando – which sees a medieval nobleman become a woman at the helm of the wheel driving through country lanes in the 1950s – Christabel MacGreevy’s first solo show Glut at LAMB Arts is an exploration of gender fluidity through drawing, sculpture and tapestry. Orlando was published in 1928, […]

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Beatriz Milhazes @ White Cube

For the most part, it seems as though spring has evaded London this year. Winter has dragged on so that a blanket of snow welcomed March in, and we bid farewell to April with rain showers and fog. Yet, despite the clouds and the cold temperature, the capital’s blossoms have bloomed defiantly, littering the grey […]

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Nudes @ Sadie Coles

The bare body has been a constant subject of representation in visual culture across all cultures throughout history. Nearly always described as nude and nearly never as naked, the unclothed human figure has both captivated and divided audiences for centuries. In their spring exhibition at Davies Street in London Sadie Coles HQ uses the work […]

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Gallery Girl meets Katia Boyadjian

Normandy based artist Katia Boyadjian was born into a long line of photographers. Her father Angelo had a studio in Cairo where she was born and lived for two years before settling in Paris following the events that occurred in Suez in 1956. With experience as both a muse and an artist, her artwork fuses […]

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Fred Wilson @ Pace

‘You can’t forget anything that hurt so badly, went so deep, and changed the world forever.’ Curation is an artform. Putting together objects and artworks in order to tell a story or reveal something that might previously have been hidden is a skill that is often overlooked. In Fred Wilson’s Afro Kismet exhibition at Pace […]

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Chikako Yamashiro @ White Rainbow

  Japan is famous for its breathtaking nature. Cherry blossoms, mountains, cranes; the image most people of the country is of a serene, gentle place, where everything is delicate and beautiful. In Chikako Yamashiro’s exhibition Shapeshifter at White Rainbow in London the viewer is exposed to the natural side of Japan, but it is not […]

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