Yto Barrada @ Barbican

The Barbican’s Curve Gallery is almost a piece of architectural art in its own right. Its sweeping structure is therefore the perfect space in which to exhibit artwork that comments on structure and form. Yto Barrada’s current show, Agadir, considers how the city and its citizens respond to reinvention – a process that inevitably involves […]

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Subversive Fashion @ Barbican

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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Imran Qureshi @ Barbican

Splatters of violent red paint have been thrown along the walls of Barbican’s Curve gallery, disrupting the exhibition of unassuming miniature paintings that are gently dotted around the space. This red paint however, transforms upon closure inspection, and is just what is so brilliant about the newly commissioned work by Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi that is […]

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A trip to the Barbican Conservatory

The Barbican Centre is a mass of grey buildings that is best known as host to a theatre, several concert halls, a cinema and an art gallery. However, what many people don’t know is that high up on top of this iconic building, thousands of tropical plants have made their home, overlooking the City of […]

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A Cabinet of Curiosities @ Barbican

The new exhibition at the Barbican is called ‘Magnificent Obsessions.’ It is a display of the personal collections of fourteen modern and contemporary artists and all I can say is that the display is magnificent and I am obsessed. The collections on display allow us to see inside the minds of some of the most […]

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