Cacti & Palms @ Ordovas and Hauser & Wirth

Two galleries that stand opposite each other at one end of Savile Row have both sprouted gardens. Amongst the pop prints of Andy Warhol at Ordovas, a series of plastic cacti have grown across the floors, that spread across the gallery below glamourous silk-screen prints of lipsticks, cigarettes and Marilyn Monroe. Not so far in […]

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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 Future is Certain @ Calvert 22

Society forces us to believe that anything is possible in the future. While we may speculate about upcoming events in the days, weeks or even years to come, we would rarely be brave enough to say that what lies ahead is certain. However, a new exhibition at Calvert 22 subverts all of this, purporting that […]

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Gallery Girl meets Seen Fifteen

Like many, Vivienne Gamble believed that a career in the art world was unattainable. However, after almost a decade working in TV advertising, she decided to redirect her future and has since founded Seen Fifteen gallery in Peckham. I met Vivienne inside the South London gallery that she named after Peckham’s eponymous postcode SE15. The […]

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Radical Love: Female Lust @ The Crypt

I have a lover who thinks the world Of himself and when he sees me off He cocks up ‘You couldn’t have had a better man.’ And I throw back: ‘Do you know of a better woman?’ – Hafsa bint Hamdan, 10th century Islamic Spain It is no secret that throughout history, the voices of […]

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Shades of Summer @ Arthill Gallery

Imagine the glittering surface of a private swimming pool in Los Angeles in July. The pool is yours and you are alone, nobody is here to bother you. As you begin to get into the water, you see an oasis inhabited with tropical birds and exotic flora. Out of curiosity you get out of the […]

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Dreamers Awake @ White Cube

I become my art, my art becomes me. My art is becoming my heart in my art. My heart is hard to handle, my art is too. I want to overwhelm you. I want to touch your feelings I want to give you tender strength. Feel! Feel the folds; one fold, two folds, expressive precise […]

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