Strange and Familiar: Martin Parr Curates the Must See Exhibition of the Season at the Barbican

Strange and Familiar: Martin Parr Curates the Must See Exhibition of the Season at the Barbican

Lou Mensah  9.05.2016
This exhibition is about the everyday lives of you and me, our parent's and grandparents. It is a community album, a gift from 23 international...

XL Catlin Art Prize 2016

Bob Chaundy  9.05.2016
"There's a perverse kind of theatricality about the work," says Justin Hammond, curator of the 2016 XL Catlin Art Prize exhibition, now...

The Art in Politics

Gisele Scanlon  6.05.2016
There hadn't been a woman elected to the NUI (Nation University of Ireland) panel in Seanad Éireann (the Irish Senate or Upper House as...

Review: Mona Hatoum, Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler  4.05.2016
For those unfamiliar with the brilliant Mona Hatoum, she was born in Beirut to a Palestinian family before moving to the UK in 1975. This...

Spotlighting Artistic Freedom With Unesco's 2005 Convention - Marking World Press Freedom Day

Salma Zulfiqar  27.04.2016
Artistic freedom in the digital environment and tackling new challenges in cultural policies will be among the topics for debate to mark...
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Adam Lee-Potter  23.04.2016
I'm not alone. A new report by the British Council reveals that 34% of the UK can't stand the Bard. So why don't more of us say so? This...
You're Quoting Shakespeare Every Day - Without Even Knowing It!

You're Quoting Shakespeare Every Day - Without Even Knowing It!

Bill Coles  23.04.2016
Not to lay it on with a trowel, but... when we talk of towers of strength; or sea changes; or pounds of flesh; or pomp and circumstance;...
Where's Warhol? A Time Travelling Adventure With a Pop Culture Icon

Where's Warhol? A Time Travelling Adventure With a Pop Culture Icon

Catherine Ingram  19.04.2016
Where's Wally is a classic that's fun and tempting to play with. With Where's Warhol, we were lucky: the formula seemed made for him. Warhol's...

The Mask of Anarchy - Paul Wager

Bob Chaundy  17.04.2016
Paul Wager describes himself as a proud Northerner without being a northern fanatic. Most of his sculptures are large constructions built...

Snapshot of the Poet in the Portrait

Phil Brown  16.04.2016
Benjamin Sullivan's recent BP Award-nominated portrait of Hugo Williams is a powerful thing. It stirs memories in me of my experiences...

Fashion Provocateurs: The New Photographer Making The Personal Political

Lou Mensah  13.04.2016
Then there are images that draw us in, over and above aesthetics. I wondered how the new generation of photographers, those with a timely...

Nothing to Learn From the Culture White Paper

Nigel Carrington  13.04.2016
What does this mean? In the current climate, any government commitment to culture is an achievement. But the narrowness of that commitment...

Review: Conceptual Art 1964-1979, Tate Britain

Victoria Sadler  11.04.2016
With its focus on British artists in the 1960s and 1970s, Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979 at Tate Britain sets out to demonstrate...
Six Things That Happen When You're an Erotic Fiction Writer

Six Things That Happen When You're an Erotic Fiction Writer

Chrissy Chittenden  11.04.2016
Six things that happen when you open up about being a budding erotic fiction writer. 1. Everyone turns into a schoolboy. You don't quite...