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Whorled Explorations: Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014

Friday, 13 February, 2015 by Giula Sartori Conte

Since 2012, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale has turned Fort Kochi, a vibrant town overlooking the Arabian Sea, into a pivotal location for India’s contemporary art scene. The 2014 Whorled Explorations Biennale, curated by artist Jitish Kallat, showcases the work of 94 … Continue reading

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John Golding: Finding the Absolute (Piano Nobile, Kings Place)

Tuesday, 10 February, 2015 by Jenna Lundin

The title of Piano Nobile’s current exhibition of John Golding’s 1960s abstract paintings is a nod to the artist’s seminal work in the field of art history, Paths to the Absolute, which brought together his A. W. Mellon Lectures in … Continue reading

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Black is the Color of My True Love’s Square

Thursday, 5 February, 2015 by Patricia Manos

The Whitechapel Gallery has turned what might have been the Sisyphean curatorial endeavour (and tortuous viewing experience) of revisiting a century of geometric abstraction into a thoughtful, engaging exhibition. Adventures of the Black Square‘s greatest strength lies in its presentation … Continue reading

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Pilgrims, Healers, and Wizards: Buddhism and Religious Practices in Burma and Thailand (British Museum)

Sunday, 9 November, 2014 by Ethan A. Perets

It is easy to forget that curatorial control is not absolute. During the preparations for any show project curators must contend with numerous obstacles. These might include time constraints, lack of high quality objects or works of lasting significance, as … Continue reading

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Anselm Kiefer – A View from a critical distance?

Tuesday, 14 October, 2014 by Sarah Hegenbart

I need to begin with a declaration of interest. First, I am German. Second, I am currently writing a dissertation on another post-war artist. This could explain why I might be a bit more sensitive towards these topics than the … Continue reading

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Berlin Biennale 2014

Monday, 18 August, 2014 by Sarah Hegenbart

Listening to the sounds of a classical string quartet on the terrace of a beautiful lake-side villa in Berlin’s affluent Zehlendorf neighbourhood evokes an image of the past; somehow reminiscent of Berlin’s Golden Twenties. This grand venue is however, not … Continue reading

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A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution (V&A)

Sunday, 20 July, 2014 by Percy Darukhanawala

Art exhibitions come in many volumes. The more and more frequent stentorian blockbusters make London’s art offering both important and substantive. However, the noise made by these grand shows – aided by dense crowds, zig-zag prams, loud conversations et al … Continue reading

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Gueorgui Pinkhassov (Magnum Print Room)

Friday, 4 July, 2014 by Tom Balfe

The threshold of the visible, where frail light ebbs away into darkness, is the preferred territory of the Russian photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov (b. 1952), whose work is the subject of a commercial exhibition of around 30 images currently on display … Continue reading

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Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin America (Saatchi Gallery)

Thursday, 22 May, 2014 by Izzie Hewitt

‘Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin America’ is a moving, intriguing exhibition of wide-ranging art from sixteen contemporary artists, often with complex socio-political influences. The diversity of media and raw talent of several of the artists on display promised … Continue reading

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Design to the T: The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Sunday, 18 May, 2014 by Aimee Rubensteen

Squeals of delight slip from the lips of students, older ladies and a few gentlemen at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new exhibition of Italian fashion from 1945 to the present, a show promising to be both comprehensive and glamorous. … Continue reading

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