Flowers @ Ordovas

‘Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking.’ – Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada As soon as the slightest ray of sunshine fights its way through the London clouds flowers are everywhere. Whether it be physical blooms during the Chelsea Flower Show, adorning our homes or printed all over the fashions dresses that mark the beginning of a […]

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GaHee Park @ Taymour Grahne

At first glance, GaHee Park’s paintings of interior domestic scenes – mostly at the dinner table – picture well dressed couples living the good life. The men smoke cigars, have elegantly trimmed moustaches and nearly always have a drink in their hand. Similarly, their female counterparts carry the same air of refinement, with their carefully […]

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Borders, Politics and the Body: Open Space @ Armenia Art Fair

During the opening of the very first Armenia Art Fair in Yerevan a group of three men walked around the exhibition centre holding cut out masks of a host of Armenian politicians including Nikol Pashinyan and Serzh Sargysyan. Together they paraded around the private view with their covered faced posing for selfies with bemused collectors, […]

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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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