“Maybe I’m projecting my own messiah complex…” Sahej Rahal On Dry Salvages

19/06/2017

Artist Sahej Rahal tells Wayne Burrows about “absurd” ideas, troubling masculine archetypes, and having HP Lovecraft on his mind during a recent residency in Nottingham… Sahej Rahal was born and lives in Mumbai, India, and since...

LAURA PANNACK, If it weren't for him I'd have eaten you roasted. Now however it is you who have eaten me, 2015 (detail). C Type Hand Print 76.2 x 76.2 cm

“Torn between the recent past and the future…” Photo London — Reviewed

15/06/2017

It’s a shock to see how far Photo London has come in the three short years it’s existed, says Jacob Charles Wilson: finding a welcome return of The Pavillion in Somerset House, alongside dynamic techniques,...

Image from Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins, until October 2017 at the Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool. Judge Dredd®. © 2017 Rebellion A/S. All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is a registered trademark

“Show the absurdity of totalitarianism…” The Big Interview: Comic Artist John Higgins

13/06/2017

He’s an artist responsible for drawing some of popular culture’s most iconic characters, including Batman, The Watchmen, and Judge Dredd. But why does the satire of Dredd still sting? When did he start to make...

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“They seem to fight to stop each other breathing”: Evangelia Kolyra’s 10,000 Litres — Reviewed

01/06/2017

Who knew that breath had so much creative potential? Jacob Charles Wilson on a contemporary dance piece that will have you counting your intake, clawing at your chest, and synchronising with the people around you…...

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“Where the figures are foggy, the voices are clear…” Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Guests — Reviewed

01/06/2017

The latest to take part in the Liverpool Biennial Tour, artist Krzysztof Wodiczko finds ways to open up space where his guests — migrant subjects and exhibition visitors — may speak and, just...

The ‘thinking-business’ installation shot, with artists, Paloma Proudfoot and Rebecca Ounstead. Image courtesy Becky Peach

Charting The Development Of Friendship: Thinking About The ‘thinking-business’

27/05/2017

For and with each other: Caitlin Merrett King’s essay on The Royal Standard’s new exhibition, The ‘thinking-business’, explores how artists Rebecca Ounstead and Paloma Proudfoot are changing our interpretation of friendship as a...

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Class of 2017: The North-West’s Top Fine Art Graduates Revealed

25/05/2017

Who are the top emerging artists graduating from art schools across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside this year? Jack Welsh asks the tutors to nominate those that have really stood out… It...

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“It’s a writing festival that’s true to Liverpool…” Mike Morris, Writing On The Wall

25/05/2017

As Writing on the Wall Festival comes to a close in Liverpool today and tomorrow night — amongst stories of resistance and the political power of music — Jack Roe caught up with its...

more flinching, 2016; installation shot, courtesy Whitechapel Gallery and Heather Phillipson

“The privilege of being an artist is the ability to answer back”: Art And Protest At Frieze Academy

23/05/2017

How important is art as a form of protest? Does the best political art hold a pertinence across time, allowing it to retain a power for later struggles? Jacob Charles Wilson reflects on...

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