Musings on Curating: 10 Lessons Learnt

The terms ‘curate’, ‘curator’ and ‘curation’ have taken on a whole new meaning in the last few years. You can now easily find ‘curated’ playlists, ‘curated’ shop windows and even ‘curated’ magazines. However, long before ‘curated’ music festivals and ‘curated’ menus became commonplace, the term ‘curator’ began its life – in the English language at […]

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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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Gallery Girl meets Brittany Shepherd

If you follow Shrittany on Instagram you will be familiar with Brittany Shepherd’s unique perception of the mundane objects that our an integral part of our daily lives. Zooming in on found objects and imperfections, her work asks us to question our own understanding of items that are often overlooked. An artist and curator based […]

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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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