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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Bone Memory @ Lychee One

Memory. Short-term, long-term, fond, unpleasant; there are many different kinds. Some memories are easily forgotten, yet some stay with us forever, they bury themselves deep under the skin and take up home within our bones. In Bone Memory at Lychee One, six artists examine how are memories manifest, and why some refuse to leave. The […]

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Hassan Musa @ Gallery of African Art

“The global market rationality pushed contemporary societies to a position where few people, (those who make what we eat, what we see, what we hear, what we read, etc.) control the destiny of the whole world. Thus, conspiracy theories are not just the sign of mutual mistrust between members of the contemporary society. They are […]

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Rosemarie Castoro, Wanda Czelkowska and Lydia Okumura @ Thaddaeus Ropac

‘“Castoro, Castoro, I saw your paintings at Johnny’s. I liked them very much. I thought you were a boy” (Leo Castelli). I turned around and went back to Spring Street producing my next body of work. My energies in the world were for those not yet born…Cezanne didn’t live on institutional acceptance. Time validates and […]

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Scripted Reality @ Lawrie Shabibi

We are currently living in a time in which the news feels like fiction. What may have sounded fictitious a handful of years a go is now reality, and what once had the potential to shock has now become commonplace, expected even. Dubai-based gallery Lawrie Shabibi’s first London pop-up presented an exhibition titled Scripted Reality, […]

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Gallery Girl meets Isabel Getty

‘I’m a big fan of Egon Schiele’, says Isabel Getty, ‘I’ve always loved how he would play with different mediums and give a strong Byzantine effect to his work, making it almost child-like.’ Getty’s 2018 summer exhibition comprised two levels of figurative artworks. Encompassing paintings and drawings in ink, pencil and watercolours, the show first […]

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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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