Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams
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Amah-Rose is a freelance journalist. She was associate editor of experimental art and design publication Kilimanjaro Magazine for five years and has been a contributor for Dazed Digital and Dazed and Confused for two years, focusing on film, art and photography. She recently completed her news training having since written for the Camden New Journal and The Sunday Mirror.

Amah-Rose also presents the literary and music show Once Upon a Time in the Fields on London Fields Radio.

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I Quite Enjoyed Frieze 2014!

(0) Comments | Posted 27 October 2014 | (17:56)

I am feeling slightly sheepish about my previous post. I was griping about the how full on and (implied) uncreative Frieze Art Fair can be. Little did I know that I clearly wasn't the only person who thought that because this years' fair, currently being touted as the 'best Frieze...

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In Anticipation of Frieze Art Fair 2014

(1) Comments | Posted 14 October 2014 | (13:45)

Each year, leading up to Frieze Art Fair I get this feeling in the pit of my stomach. You know the feeling,iIt's not good and it's not bad. It's the feeling of anticipation.

The spill out, spin offs and off- sites multiply as the years go by and this is...

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The Director of Edinburgh Art Festival Talks Culture and Independence

(0) Comments | Posted 20 August 2014 | (21:59)

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All Eyes are on Scotland as they prepare to vote in a referendum that will determine whether or not they will become independent from the United Kingdom.

Although every August we look to Edinburgh as the city turns into the cultural...

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Petra Giloy-Hirtz on Dennis Hopper's 'Lost Album'

(0) Comments | Posted 14 July 2014 | (20:00)

Culturally we have never had such a fascination with the outsider, collectively we pour over the works of the beats, the renegades and the tricky iconoclasts. As much as I have been and continued to be inspired by the history of counter culture I strongly hold the belief that the...

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Ai Weiwei at Lisson: Art, Politics and Humour

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2014 | (18:23)

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When I travelled to China to interview artist and dissident Ai Weiwei earlier this year one of the first things I asked him was how he was currently being treated by the state. His answer was that he had...

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New Scottish Artists Comes to London

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2014 | (11:13)

The art world has often been accused of being London centric when thinking of the U.K. and despite the rise of cutting edge and influential museums, galleries and arts centres based outside of London this, for the most part, remains the case.

With places like Wysing Arts Centre, The Jerwood...

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George Condo On His New London Exhibitions

(0) Comments | Posted 18 February 2014 | (15:14)

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George Condo's simultaneous new shows opened in London last week, one at Skarstedt and one at Simon Lee Gallery. For reasons I am not yet sure of these shows inspired me more than anything I have seen...

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Jon Savage Talks 'Teenage'

(0) Comments | Posted 7 February 2014 | (13:02)

As a society we love to look back through history but while the past is a vast and multi-faceted tapestry we tend tirelessly explore the same themes. Teenage takes a different look at the roots of modern adolescence revealing what has changed, what has remained the same and what we...

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Impressions of Frieze and Frieze Masters 2013

(1) Comments | Posted 12 November 2013 | (15:07)

Due to a bout of flu, a mugging and a head injury (all healed now) my impressions are slightly late but I hope they are enjoyed by some.

I was full to the brim with anticipation for this year's Frieze Art Fair having missed last year's Frieze...

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Willie Doherty's 'Unseen' Launches in Derry

(0) Comments | Posted 1 October 2013 | (12:54)

Willie Doherty's retrospective show 'Unseen' opened in Derry, Northern Ireland this weekend. Despite being twice nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994 and 2003 and exhibited worldwide this will be the first time that many of the works will be shown in Derry, where they were produced.

Willie...

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An Insight Into Genius: Degas' Method Opens in Copenhagen

(0) Comments | Posted 8 June 2013 | (19:47)

Degas' Method opened on the 7th June 2013 at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The paintings, drawings and sculptures of French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas, most famous for his ballet dancers, are loved the world over and have been written about and exhibited many times in...

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A Fresh Approach to Flesh

(0) Comments | Posted 30 May 2013 | (13:10)

Visualise a kind of living sculpture, half human half metal and picture the scene... Two people walk into a gallery, naked, and are taped to a sculpture for three hours as spectators come and for an East End art opening, the opening of "Flesh Reality" at the Point Zero Project...

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Dogwoof: Good Films and Good People

(0) Comments | Posted 3 October 2012 | (18:12)

I often wonder why and how large film companies work out what they think people want to see.

Clearly from what is on offer they think we all want to see endless re-runs of the same film or the same person playing the same character over and over again (maybe...

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Digital Pioneer Exhibits in Paris

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2012 | (11:05)

Travelling to Naples I was lucky enough to meet with artist French- Italian artist Paul Thorel. He is having his first solo show in Paris in June and this was a truly unique opportunity to speak to someone who embraced the use of digital manipulation in art way...

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Boris Mikhailov Shows Triptychs in London

(0) Comments | Posted 24 February 2012 | (16:46)

Boris Mikhailov is a photographer from the Ukraine, born in 1938, who works between Berlin and the Ukrainian town of Kharkov, having left the city during the communist era he returned to find that although on the surface capitalism had brought a better standard of living and increased the vibrancy...

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Our Very Modern British Museum

(1) Comments | Posted 20 December 2011 | (15:13)

The British Museum is currently showing it's largest exhibition with a single living artist, The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman, an exhibition by the Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry paying homage to all the anonymous craftsmen whose work fills the British Museum.

The exhibition is a...

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The Secret to the Future of Cinema?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 November 2011 | (23:00)

I pay to watch films online and I pay to download tracks - it's something that I feel very strongly about. But it's a personal thing and many people believe that they have a right to download films and music from the web. We must face the fact that mass...

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1991; The Year The Alternative Went Mainstream

(0) Comments | Posted 27 October 2011 | (17:16)

OK, so we have had twenty-year anniversaries of Dazed and Confused, The Big Issue, Nirvana's seminal album Nevermind and Frieze this year, which led me to wonder, what the hell was happening in 1991?

Then I began to wonder... was 1991 the year that the alternative went mainstream? The kids...

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Here's to 20 Years of Frieze

(0) Comments | Posted 12 September 2011 | (00:00)

I remember meeting Michael Bracewell at the ICA's 50th birthday celebration. I was a teenager and my friend and I were skulking in the green room, nobody wanted to speak to us. We were hanging around for Hanif Kureshi and Neil Tennant from The Pet Shop Boys and generally being...

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Change Is The New Status Quo

(2) Comments | Posted 25 August 2011 | (00:00)

We are living in a time of great change, so great indeed that I do not know whether to text, email or IM my best friend, I have the choice of all three but the way we are communicating is changing so fast that any which one is a good...

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