Nudes @ Sadie Coles

The bare body has been a constant subject of representation in visual culture across all cultures throughout history. Nearly always described as nude and nearly never as naked, the unclothed human figure has both captivated and divided audiences for centuries. In their spring exhibition at Davies Street in London Sadie Coles HQ uses the work […]

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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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Rubens @ Royal Academy

The first essay I ever wrote as an undergraduate History of Art student was about Rubens’s Peace and War (1629-30, National Gallery). While most of the art that I choose to study and write about now is starkly different to the Flemish master – I currently study the contemporary art of Asia and Africa – […]

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Today’s Specials @ Pace

In front of the entrance of the Pace gallery in Burlington Gardens is a large menu listing the day’s specials. This doesn’t seem too surprising at first as the area is full of top restaurants and there is an eatery inside the building. However, upon closer inspection, instead of edible dishes, the specials board is […]

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Feminism in Contemporary Art

Warning: This post may be controversial. A few months ago I was invited to a one-day exhibition of contemporary feminist art consisting of paintings, installations and performances. To be honest I have never quite completely understood the usual approach to feminism in contemporary art. Yes, I am for feminism, however, personally, I do not see […]

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