Thread of Light @ P21

Light is everywhere. Even in the darkest of places, tiny glimmers of brightness find their way through the cracks to let us know that it is dark. In a two-week group exhibition of art at P21 gallery in London inspired by the Middle East and North Africa, Thread of Light addresses topics of interests that […]

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Ziad Antar @ Almine Rech

Ziad Antar’s images of unidentifiable forms appear like abandoned statues in barren locations. His film photographs carry an airy feeling of ambivalence and dominate his Liminal Places and Things exhibition at Almine Rech, which comprises photography and sculpture. The statuesque structures in Antar’s photographs are wrapped in protective coverings. These covers encase sculptures by Aref […]

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Mat Collishaw @ Blain Southern

Everything is black. Suddenly lights flash frantically and bright flowers and birds fly in front of your eyes. This is how the centrepiece of Mat Collishaw’s Centrifugal Soul is experienced at Blain Southern. It sounds awful, like an evening spent at a bad nightclub that you’d rather forget. The installation however, is utterly mesmerising. Collishaw’s […]

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Athar and Hanne Friis @ Kristin Hjellegjerde

An Iraqi and a Norwegian walk into an art gallery. They start up a conversation in two languages. One speaks in fabric, the other in marble. What are they trying to communicate? On first impressions, the dialogue does not seem to make sense, but if we look deeper into Kristin Hjellegjerde’s Disclosing the Uncanny, we […]

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Songs to the Goddess @ Serena Morton

I am the Goddess of the Moon, the Earth, the Seas. My names are many, yet know that by all names I am the same. I pour fourth insight, peace, wisdom and understanding. I am the eternal Maiden, Mother of all, and Crone of reckoning, and I send you blessings of limitless love. – Unknown […]

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Alfred Basbous @ Sophia Contemporary

Just over 30 miles outside of Beirut lies the village of Rachana, which is completely covered in sculpture. Models are scattered everywhere, in front of houses, in public spaces and on the road. The town was the birthplace of Michel (1921-1981), Alfred (1924-2006) and Youssef Basbous (1929-2001), three brothers all of whom were sculptors who […]

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Gallery Girl meets SPILT MILK

In the first of a monthly series of interviews with my art girl crushes, I have the pleasure of presenting you to Lauren and Nadia, the duo behind Spilt Milk. The art and coffee loving pair are raising funds to open a pop-up Art Cafe that will provide London-based artists with a social space in […]

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