Bone Memory @ Lychee One

Memory. Short-term, long-term, fond, unpleasant; there are many different kinds. Some memories are easily forgotten, yet some stay with us forever, they bury themselves deep under the skin and take up home within our bones. In Bone Memory at Lychee One, six artists examine how are memories manifest, and why some refuse to leave. The […]

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After Césaire @ Platform Southwark

In 1955 Aimé Césaire’s Discourse on Colonialism was published in Paris and Dakar by anticolonial publisher Présence Africaine. In his essay Césaire (1913-2008) – who was born and died in Martinique, but who studied and worked for much of his life in Paris – criticized the European colonial presence in Africa, claiming that the colonizers […]

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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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Frieze Frame

Frieze week has come to an end and the Regent’s Park fair must leave London for another year. Every year I find that Frieze Masters leaves more of an impact that its better famed sister Frieze. For me the sculptural and installation works this year were most memorable. Among my personal highlights were Hauser and […]

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Contemporary Arab Art @ Whitechapel

The incumbent exhibition of modern and contemporary Arab art at the Whitechapel Gallery is not in any way how I expected it to be. I am so used to seeing modern art displayed against white walls that when a slightly coloured background is introduced I am thrown a little off balance. That said, the unexpected […]

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Artist Textiles @ Fashion & Textile Museum

It is no secret that I am OBSESSED with art. However, this obsession is always in close contest with my infatuation with fashion. The Fashion and Textiles Museum opened a show devoted to famous artists who have lent their work to fabric in February, and I have been DYING to go. This saturday, I FINALLY […]

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Henrik Vibskov @ Galerie des Galeries, Galeries Lafayettes

Henrik Vibskov’s decision to become a fashion designer was not a conventional one. The Danish artist went to Central St Martin’s to impress a girl and decided he liked it. Now, an exhibition of his non fashion work is on display at Galleries Des Galleries, Galleries Lafayettes in Paris. The show has a strong focus […]

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