Art and Law

To those who are unfamiliar about the mechanisms of the contemporary art world and the international art market, the whole prospect of working “in art” may seem frivolous and unimportant. And, while working within the arena of visual arts has many attractions, it is by no means a lightweight career option. Involvement in the organisation […]

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Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng @ Somerset House

“The monkey king was misbehaving and so the Buddha imprisoned him under the Five Finger Mountains.” – Joyce Ng Despite becoming more and more international, in the worlds of art and fashion, the dominant language is English. While new markets continue to thrive outside of the West, major-players across the globe are still expected to […]

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FiBRA @ von Goetz

In February 2018 eight London-based artists were invited to observe and participate in the textile-centred practices of the Kogi and Wayuu indigenous communities in Colombia. The residency – called FiBRA – enabled the artists to witness the ancient skills of working with natural fibres that are considered to be fundamental and indispensable elements of the […]

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Gallery Girl meets Luska

Semi-nude and not quite smiling, Luska’s characters stare out at their audience, as though they know something that they’re never going to reveal to you. They are often painted in strained, contorted positions; sometimes smoking a cigarette, and occasionally they may be accompanied by a crow. It’s almost as if they are haunting you or, […]

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Banshee presents Gallery Girl: Women Supporting young Artists in the Middle East

On Tuesday 5th February Banshee Publications invited Gallery Girl to host a panel at London’s Library Club. With the aim of discussing how women are supporting young artists in the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as its diaspora, I was joined by artist Moza Almatrooshi, curator Lorén Elhili and deputy editor of […]

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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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Katja Seib @ Sadie Coles

An apple and a snake: two motifs synonymous with Adam and Eve’s rebellion in the Garden of Eden. The Christian doctrine of the original sin – i.e. the consumption of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil – is described in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible. In […]

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