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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Gallery Girl meets Hiba Schahbaz

Hiba Schahbaz paints nude, peach-toned goddesses that smile languidly out at their viewer against pastel coloured backdrops overflowing with delicate arrangements of flora and fauna. Born in Karachi and now living in Brooklyn, Hiba’s long-haired beauties, look like they have stepped out of a dream world and are painted in soft, shimmery watercolours that completely […]

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Abstract Expressionism @ RA

Abstract Expressionism was the first artistic movement that saw the centre of the art world move out of Paris and into New York City. The term, which is now largely associated with American artists like Jackson Pollock, was actually first used in a German magazine in 1919. Alfred Barr, the first director of New York’s […]

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Blumenfeld @ Somerset House

In 1923 Erwin Blumenfeld opened a leather goods store in Amsterdam. It specialised in ladies handbags and the business went bankrupt in 1935. He had started off his working career as an apprentice dressmaker and would go on to become one of the highest paid and most sought after fashion photographers of the 20th century. […]

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