Wim Wenders @ The Photographer’s Gallery

 “[Polaroids] are all about present tense…powerfully present, unrepeatable, one of a kind.” – Wim Wenders  The current exhibition of Polaroids taken by Wim Wenders between the 1960s and 1980s at the Photographer’s Gallery in London is a gentle love letter to the mode of instant photography first produced in 1948. Across two floors of the […]

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Ziad Antar @ Almine Rech

Ziad Antar’s images of unidentifiable forms appear like abandoned statues in barren locations. His film photographs carry an airy feeling of ambivalence and dominate his Liminal Places and Things exhibition at Almine Rech, which comprises photography and sculpture. The statuesque structures in Antar’s photographs are wrapped in protective coverings. These covers encase sculptures by Aref […]

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Avedon & Warhol @ Gagosian

I am almost certain that there is always at least one exhibition in central London displaying at least one work of art by Andy Warhol. In fact, someone once told me that one in five artworks sold at auction is a Warhol and I can honestly say that it is a rare occurrence for me […]

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Frida Kahlo by Ishiuchi Miyako @ Michael Hoppen

Frida Kahlo may have died sixty years ago but her memory lives on and her status as an icon has firmly been cemented in the history books. Her self-portraits are striking in their honesty and Kahlo’s face is one that most of us will recognise instantly. There is currently a new exhibition of photographs in […]

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Can an image tell us about a person?

Last week I made a trip to the Saatchi Gallery to view Sam Taylor-Johnson’s photographs of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s apartment. It is not a secret that I am a fashion fanatic and I was expecting the images of Chanel’s private rooms to give me a glimpse into the designer’s personal space, thus providing an enriched […]

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Today’s Specials @ Pace

In front of the entrance of the Pace gallery in Burlington Gardens is a large menu listing the day’s specials. This doesn’t seem too surprising at first as the area is full of top restaurants and there is an eatery inside the building. However, upon closer inspection, instead of edible dishes, the specials board is […]

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Russian Photography @ Calvert 22

Calvert 22’s incumbent exhibition title seems to have taken inspiration from the 2012 exhibition of contemporary Russian art at the Saatchi. However Saatchi’s display amassed a variety of different media, with Calvert 22’s ‘Close and Far: Russian Photography Now’ showing purely photography and two films. The use of the word ‘now’ could be misleading. Many […]

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