Why 'I Could Have Done That' Hurts Contemporary Art

Why 'I Could Have Done That' Hurts Contemporary Art

18.04.2014
"I could have done that". The usual utterance when observing a piece of contemporary art. In fact, it's these five words that create the...
Last Exit to Brixton

Last Exit to Brixton

18.04.2014
If I had thought like a gallery or set my aims like a gallery, I never would of even got out of bed in the first place. This project is...
A Mourning With Jessica Albarn - The Plight of the Bumblebee

A Mourning With Jessica Albarn - The Plight of the Bumblebee

16.04.2014
Jessica Albarn has won numerous accolades for her art, books and films, but until her last film "The Boy In The Oak", she had never made...

Debut Contemporary Third Anniversary Extravaganza

16.04.2014
Debut Contemporary has become the Arts Hub and Meeting Point in Notting Hill in just three years since its existence. It is a place where...

On the Streets: Street Art With Phlegm, Jaz, Pixel Pancho, RONE, Borondo

14.04.2014
From the intensity of Borondo's 'Scratching' work, we move on to RONE's deep and beautiful ones. The artist is in town for his first UK...
Hens and Vans for Sale

Hens and Vans for Sale

12.04.2014
I imagine driving somewhere in a van, France, Italy, the sense of freedom makes me happy, I stop off at a beauty parlour in some small...
Open Letter to Sajid Javid, the New Culture Minister

Open Letter to Sajid Javid, the New Culture Minister

11.04.2014
Perhaps in between making all that money, you were hanging around galleries, theatres, cinemas, concert halls, comedy clubs, libraries,...
Read It and Weep: New Poetry Anthology Makes Grown Men Cry

Read It and Weep: New Poetry Anthology Makes Grown Men Cry

11.04.2014
It directly addresses the assumption bordering on cliché that women are more emotional - weaker - than men. Yet the contributions are...

The Faces On The Streets - David de la Mano, Aryz, Space Invader, Rone, Thierry Noir, Vhils

9.04.2014
This week's On the Streets is focused on the faces painted on the city walls, that we see but don't always look at. Having a portrait is...
Unlock Art - Your Guide to the Ideas Behind Art

Unlock Art - Your Guide to the Ideas Behind Art

9.04.2014
Double acts might be easy to name in the worlds of comedy or music, even in film, but in the visual arts the myth tends to run more to...
Gaultier! Gautier! Gaultier!

Gaultier! Gautier! Gaultier!

8.04.2014
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier is the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of this celebrated enfant terrible of fashion....

Should an Artist Make Money?

7.04.2014
Money is the dirty word in the Art World. Damien Hirst is constantly being criticised for making too much money. He has sold out as many...
Dusty Lemon Cardigans, Belgian Chocolates and a Log Cabin

Dusty Lemon Cardigans, Belgian Chocolates and a Log Cabin

7.04.2014
I'd fallen into a little pit of minor despair, (a big black hole, couldn't move), all energy had gone and I was feeling a bit hopeless,...
Must See: Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Exhibition at The Barbican

Must See: Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Exhibition at The Barbican

5.04.2014
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk does exactly what it says on the designer label - it's a retrospective...