Thread of Light @ P21

Light is everywhere. Even in the darkest of places, tiny glimmers of brightness find their way through the cracks to let us know that it is dark. In a two-week group exhibition of art at P21 gallery in London inspired by the Middle East and North Africa, Thread of Light addresses topics of interests that […]

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Disobedient Bodies @ Hepworth, Wakefield

Elongated arms reach below the ankles, faces are covered in fabric and costumes cling to one another in a bid to become one. The fashion on display at Jonathan Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies exhibition at the Hepworth in Wakefield do not conform to what we would usually expect to see in an exhibition. Where mannequins are […]

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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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Mat Collishaw @ Blain Southern

Everything is black. Suddenly lights flash frantically and bright flowers and birds fly in front of your eyes. This is how the centrepiece of Mat Collishaw’s Centrifugal Soul is experienced at Blain Southern. It sounds awful, like an evening spent at a bad nightclub that you’d rather forget. The installation however, is utterly mesmerising. Collishaw’s […]

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Gallery Girl meets EMERGEAST

EMERGEAST is an online art gallery that represents contemporary artists from the Middle East. Co-run by Dima Abdul Kader and Nikki Meftah, EMEREGEAST not only champions emerging artists but also encourages and educates young people to buy and collect art. I spoke to the girls to talk art, auctions and careers.   GG: What sparked […]

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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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