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London Art Roundup

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

October is a busy time for art lovers (and haters) in London, as hundreds of shows and events happen at more-or-less the same time and a super human effort is needed to see even a small percentage of them. I tried that last year; it was just too much. This year I have seen less but enjoyed it more. My highlights are below...

From Fashion to Art: 'Normcore' at the Tate Britain

Morgan Meaker | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Morgan Meaker

Fashion is still buzzing with the idea of 'Normcore' - a trend cemented by Kim Kardashian's appearance on the cover of Vogue. Suddenly the emphasis has shifted from supermodel to reality star; chiffon to denim; effort to effortless.

Nick Hornby: Sculpture (1504-2013)

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

'Art about art' can be sterile, or not as technically adept as the reference work. Artists (often with poor draftsmanship) can ape historic work in an effort to claim its significance for themselves.

Piss-Poor - The Russian Authorities' Understanding of Pussy Riot

Neil Durkin | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

One of the last times I posted something on Pussy Riot I was waxing lyrical (literally) on what I saw as the underlying radicalism of Pussy Riot's situationist-style art-cum-music stunts. I reckon it's pointless looking at them as "political musicians", still less as a musicians trying to carve out a career in the music industry.

The Bride and the 'Bachelors'

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

Museum signage and catalogues usually inform viewers of relevant heterosexual relationship between artists, or their subjects; for example, of relationships between Picasso and his female lovers who he often painted. Why are museums not similarly candid about same-sex relationships?

An Octopus and a Snail Walk Into a Bar...An Ode to Organic Intelligence and Intellectual Stupidity

Théo Le Bret | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK
Théo Le Bret

What makes an octopus intelligent is not its brains, but its arms, and the physical perfection of these arms rather than the complexity of the nervous system that controls them.