Anish Kapoor @ Lisson

The inside of the Lisson Gallery looks like it has just been taken over by Martians. There is red everywhere. Large unexplained craters are lying around the gallery space, while images of abstract forms appear on the walls. The current environment at Lisson however, has not been left in such a state by visitors from […]

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Athar and Hanne Friis @ Kristin Hjellegjerde

An Iraqi and a Norwegian walk into an art gallery. They start up a conversation in two languages. One speaks in fabric, the other in marble. What are they trying to communicate? On first impressions, the dialogue does not seem to make sense, but if we look deeper into Kristin Hjellegjerde’s Disclosing the Uncanny, we […]

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Songs to the Goddess @ Serena Morton

I am the Goddess of the Moon, the Earth, the Seas. My names are many, yet know that by all names I am the same. I pour fourth insight, peace, wisdom and understanding. I am the eternal Maiden, Mother of all, and Crone of reckoning, and I send you blessings of limitless love. – Unknown […]

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Alfred Basbous @ Sophia Contemporary

Just over 30 miles outside of Beirut lies the village of Rachana, which is completely covered in sculpture. Models are scattered everywhere, in front of houses, in public spaces and on the road. The town was the birthplace of Michel (1921-1981), Alfred (1924-2006) and Youssef Basbous (1929-2001), three brothers all of whom were sculptors who […]

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Arab Women Artists Now @ Rich Mix

Arab women are typically perceived as repressed females. They are often misinterpreted as being subordinate to men, lacking the same freedoms as their western counterparts. However, more often than not, it is Arab females, not men, who are the pioneers of the burgeoning Middle Eastern art world. Biennials, galleries and exhibitions across the region are […]

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Do Ho Suh @ Victoria Miro

How does one define home? Is it a place? Is it a feeling? If it is a physical space, what in its very physicality elevates it from a building to a location filled with sentiment? Can a place of residence evolve into a home immediately or does a dwelling become a realm of feeling over […]

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The Ocean Can Be Yours @ Gerald Moore

The ocean can be yours. Can it? Visas, passports and border control may argue otherwise. Air travel is a modern phenomenon, the first commercial flight crossed the skies in 1914, before then however, voyages traversed oceans by ship. Who owns the sea? This is a question that our ancestors have been arguing about for centuries […]

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