Art in Translation

Being a native English speaker in the art world is something many of us take for granted. At fairs, openings and screenings across the globe, the presentations and supporting text is nearly always in English. On the odd occasion that it isn’t, it will almost undoubtedly be translated or interpreted for Anglophone viewers, but why? […]

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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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Papers from Syria @ British Museum

Paper is not a medium that is highly regarded in the art world; canvas or bronze are met with more esteem and appreciation, while paper is often discarded as ordinary and unexceptional. This is because, more often than not, paper is the cheaper, rough, preparatory version of an artwork that is usually worth more in […]

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The Great Wave @ British Museum

Hokusai’s Great Wave is perhaps one of the most famous Japanese prints and one of it’s earliest impressions is currently on display at the British Museum. The print was designed in 1831 when Hokusai was in his seventies and many thousands of copies were sold as colour woodblock prints. The Great Wave or The Great […]

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