Artist of the Month: Penny Davenport

Artist of the Month: Penny Davenport

Artist of the Month Penny Davenport talks outsider art, the violence of Goya, and why her drawings aren’t at all that scary… Textured, scratchy, atmospheric: Penny Davenport’s claustrophobic depictions of creatures and dark spaces...

Harun Farocki's Workers Leaving The Factory

Time and Motion: Redefining Working Life — Previewed

Fred Johnson ponders a future defined by industrial and economic mania, ahead of FACT’s new, provocative exhibition…  The themes of Time and Motion might at first seem rather vast concepts to try and capture...

Turner Prize winner 2013

In Profile: Laure Prouvost

Toby Hood takes a look at this year’s Turner Prize winner, multimedia artist Laure Prouvost… Since graduating from Central St. Martins in 2002, French-born artist Laure Prouvost has burst onto the UK scene...

Proposal for a Future Monument for the Dialectic Negation of a Post-Catastrophic Society (2009), Pil and Galia

Radical Conservatism — Reviewed

Lauren Velvick questions her own beliefs, history and identity during a visit to Castlefield Gallery’s latest exhibition… Can conservatism ever be a radical stance? Pil & Galia Kollectiv return to Castlefield this winter with...

Concrete Island?

A Vicious Sea of Moving Steel: J.G. Ballard and the Soft Estate

C James Fagan explores the mystery and power of our motorway landscapes on the eve of The Bluecoat’s new Ballard-inspired exhibition, Soft Estate… When J.G Ballard, the Sage of Shepperton, turned his attention to...


Little White Lies Presents: Project Fifty

Our favourite indie film magazine is celebrating it’s fiftieth issue in style… Our favourite bi-monthly indie film mag, Little White Lies (LWLies), are celebrating the release of their 50th edition in style, and...

Dean Blunt

“A near hallucinatory occurrence”: Dean Blunt at Blade Factory

Our live art critic C James Fagan witnesses this solo artist’s sensational (and terrifying) blend of music and performance art… Where does all this begin? At the invitation to write about the upcoming...

Yo La Tengo, Wednesday

Culture Diary w/c 02-12-13

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – Photorealism 10am-5pm @ Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, £6.50 Wowing audiences in Madrid earlier this year...

Bob & Roberta Smith

The Big Interview: Bob and Roberta Smith

In their first ever interview together, Emma Sumner talks to the siblings behind Bob and Roberta Smith and the recent Art Party Conference… Bob and Roberta Smith, or Patrick Brill, is an artist...