Bahrain Art Week @ Asia House

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I have always believed that art is a powerful tool of communication. Although it is often audibly silent, the visual nature of art has the ability to speak volumes in ways the written or spoken word cannot. The opening reception to Bahrain Art Week began with a panel discussion that included a former British MP […]

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Anselm Kiefer @ White Cube

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If you only see one more exhibition before this year draws to a close, make sure it is Anselm Kiefer’s solo exhibition at White Cube. Walhalla is an immersive experience which unravels to reveal a beguiling universe as you progress through the gallery space. Kiefer’s show is a journey. His work has completely taken over […]

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Classic American Photography @ Pace

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The current exhibition of ‘American Classics’ at Pace Gallery is stunning. The show displays the photographs of artists whose careers began in the USA shortly after the close of the two world wars. The black and white documentary style images present an historical snapshot of American culture and politics in a striking and moving display. […]

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Subversive Fashion @ Barbican

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Subvert [verb], to undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution. Midway through the current Subversive Fashion exhibition at Barbican Gallery I turned to my friend and said ‘this is lacking a bit of oomf isn’t it?!’ He looked at me and nodded, with a tinge of disappointment in his eyes. The […]

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Jeff Koons @ Almine Rech

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There is something oddly appealing about the current display of Jeff Koons new work at Almine Rech on Grosvenor Hill. The exhibition comprises of two sculptures, some ready mades and the beguiling ‘Gazing Ball’ series. The Gazing Ball works are made up of 50 images, although just a select handful are on display in London. […]

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Brian Clarke @ Pace

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Pace Gallery in Burlington Gardens has turned itself into a garden as it is now the home to dozens upon dozens of beautiful flowers. These plants have manifested onto screens and glass in paint and pencil. What is so alluring about this flora is that they are depicted in the night. They are set against […]

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Abstract Expressionism @ RA

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Abstract Expressionism was the first artistic movement that saw the centre of the art world move out of Paris and into New York City. The term, which is now largely associated with American artists like Jackson Pollock, was actually first used in a German magazine in 1919. Alfred Barr, the first director of New York’s […]

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