Why It Took Me Twenty Years (And Three Breakdowns) to Finally Feel Part of the Real World

Why It Took Me Twenty Years (And Three Breakdowns) to Finally Feel Part of the Real World

Scarlett Raven  20.05.2016
My OCD became worse when I was around people. So I spent a lot my life escaping into an imaginary world. My art allowed me to concoct a...
Review: Jeff Koons, Newport Street Gallery 'Desperate, Tired'

Review: Jeff Koons, Newport Street Gallery 'Desperate, Tired'

Victoria Sadler  19.05.2016
It's probably no surprise that Damien Hirst owns a lot of works by Jeff Koons. After all, these two have common ground - they're both provocateurs,...
This Is What Anxiety Looks Like

This Is What Anxiety Looks Like

Natasha Hinde  16.05.2016
For those who don't suffer from anxiety, it can be difficult to understand just how devastating the mental illness can be. Now, artist...
Caravaggio Redefined Art by Not Learning the Rules

Caravaggio Redefined Art by Not Learning the Rules

Kate Bryan  14.05.2016
I have long been a devotee of Caravaggio and now, by virtue of living in Rome amidst churches where his paintings still hang, I have become...

Wildlife Reimagined: Simon Arizpe and The Wild

Ben Mirza  11.05.2016
A man whose mind is intertwined harmoniously with curiosity and creativity, New York based illustrator Simon Arizpe has created something...

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...

Keeping Up With Changes on Cuba's Creative Scene Through the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar  24.04.2016
Cuba's world of music and audiovisual production is beginning to open up with concert performances and documentary and feature film production...

Film and Visual Arts Reaching New Heights in Vietnam - Monitoring the Implementation of the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar  24.04.2016
Reaching out to youth and raising their awareness on UNESCO's 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural...
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;...