Writings on the Wall @ Waddington Custot

While graffiti seems like a modern art form, in reality, it could be argued to be one of the oldest. The first cave paintings – found both in France and Indonesia – are believed to be over 40,000 years old, and men and women have been making their marks on walls, buildings and public spaces […]

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Gallery Girl meets AVAH Collective

The modern day nation of Afghanistan is located in a geography with a long historical and cultural significance both locally and internationally. Yet how many of Gallery Girl’s readers know anything about Afghan art? I’m guessing that if any, there are very few who do. Most probably think of Afghanistan and immediately make associations with […]

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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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Flowers @ Ordovas

‘Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking.’ – Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada As soon as the slightest ray of sunshine fights its way through the London clouds flowers are everywhere. Whether it be physical blooms during the Chelsea Flower Show, adorning our homes or printed all over the fashions dresses that mark the beginning of a […]

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Azeri Art @ Gazelli

Amongst dozens of white-cube style Mayfair galleries filled with contemporary, modern and old-master art that predominantly originates from Europe and North America, one of the exhibition spaces has been taken over by work from a location that does not often become part of the conversation of the London art scene. her shey qayidacaq* at Gazelli […]

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Louise Bourgeois @ MoMA

  The Tate Modern opened in May 2000 when I was six years old. During its inauguration year, a huge steel spider made its home in the Turbine Hall, allowing the viewer to walk around its long spindly legs and look up at its body, or down onto it from the above gallery floors. This […]

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Ruth Asawa @ David Zwirner, New York

Earlier this month, dozens of copper structures were hung from the ceilings of David Zwirner in New York. The very material from which the wired objects are constructed from, would suggest for a cold, uninviting viewing experience. However, the sculptures rested gently like serene satellites, causing the viewer to stare in wonder. Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) […]

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