Notes on Class and the Contemporary Arts: Class IS A Big Deal

Perma-skint, exhausted, disenfranchised… We need to talk about why working class people aren’t getting ahead in the arts. And as we rarely hear directly from working class people themselves about the obstacles they face,...

Profile: “Tom Wood’s photographs are about photography”

On the eve of the publication of new book, Tom Wood: The DPA Work, Stephen Clarke explores Wood’s rich photographic practice, one concerned with people, context and light…  The opinion of Clement Greenberg,...

“Art schools remind us of what powerful civic aspiration looks like”

“Research and practice, history and memory, urban space and politics”: John Beck and Matthew Cornford outline the initiating factors, aims, influences and processes that went in to their current Bluecoat exhibition, The Art...

“A Truly Remarkable Film”
Female Human Animal

Inspired by surrealist Leonora Carrington, and shot partly during the install for the Tate exhibition in her name, Mike Pinnington delves into the uncanny world of Female Human Animal…  Both inspired and haunted...

“Now people realise that there are not only white artists…” The Big Interview: Rasheed Araeen

On the opening of Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective, at BALTIC, Emma Sumner spoke to the artist, and took the opportunity to discuss global art history and what diversity in our national institutions should, and...

Happiness in Magazines
– The Stack Awards 2018

Last week saw the 2018 edition of the Stack Awards, which recognises the world’s “most exciting and inspiring independent magazines.” Jacob Charles Wilson reports on the night’s winners… Fame and fortune are hard...

Beyond Liverpool...
Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
05/12/2018
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, image courtesy Linda Pittwood

Field Trip: Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

  On a recent trip to Bilbao for the final days of controversial exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Linda Pittwood found a complex fermentation of global and local politics…...

Must hear...
The sounds of
The Double Negative
21/12/2018
Pale Master Press Shot

Playlist: Pale Master

Welcome to the final TDN playlist of 2018, in which Mike Pinnington speaks to Pale Master’s JC about slow burn ideas coming to fruition, tactile releases and encouraging an “honest dynamic” with artists… The...

Fill your boots...
unique, limited edition gifts
12/06/2012
The Double Negative Fabric Bag

Fabric Bag >> £6 FREE DELIVERY

Fabric Bag FREE DELIVERY Price: £6 Colour: Black on post-box red Material: 100% cotton   Designed by Liverpool-based artist and graphic designer Mike Carney, and hand-screenprinted in Liverpool by In the Room Print Co., these eye-catching tote...