The Senses: Design Beyond Vision. Tactile Orchestra II

How Did It Feel? Bodies Of Knowledge

06/11/2018

How are bodies addressed in a gallery setting? Well, that depends entirely on whose body it is, says Laura Harris… It is a Friday evening in early September, and the London art scene...

Room 103 – a tribute to George Orwell runs at Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester, until 11 November 2018

Reviewed: Room 103 – A Tribute To George Orwell

06/11/2018

In this group exhibition inspired by George Orwell’s always-relevant novel of dystopia, Joe Fenn finds artworks that prick our greatest fears, while warning against complacency… Given the extensive liberties and luxuries likely available...

Photo by Stefano Pollio on Unsplash

“Fear helps to keep people in their place”: Class IS A Big Deal

29/10/2018

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...

Chou Yu-Cheng, Chemical gilding, keep calm, galvanise, pray, gradient, ashes, manifestation, unequal, dissatisfaction, capitalise, incense burner, survival, agitation, hit, day light, 2015. Activation at St George’s Hall as part of Liverpool Biennial 2018, 14 October 2018. All photos courtesy Rob Battersby

“I dedicated my throw to those whose dissenting voices remain unheard” – Chou Yu-Cheng’s Chemical Gilding… Reviewed // Liverpool Biennial 2018

28/10/2018

Search and destroy: invited to throw rocks at a Liverpool Biennial sculpture by Chou Yu-Cheng, Claireabella finds herself considering the art of protest… Consider the surface of this sculpture. With its 18 gold-plated, fence-like...

Museum life... Photo courtesy Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

“The prospect of a permanent job being withdrawn hit me hard”: Class IS A Big Deal

25/10/2018

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...

Paradise Rot: A Novel by Jenny Hval. Images courtesy Verso

“Skin and flesh and people desiring each other…” The Big Interview: Jenny Hval

23/10/2018

Musician Jenny Hval talks sensuality, criticism, and the porous quality of ideas with Mike Pinnington as her debut novel, Paradise Rot, is released in English for the first time… Jenny Hval’s debut novel...

Photo by Nate Nessman on Unsplash

Yes, Class IS A Big Deal

22/10/2018

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,...

Bound Art Book Fair 2017

“It was a stab in the dark…” Introducing: Bound Art Book Fair

12/10/2018

A DIY venture that’s brought thousands of visitors to Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery, the friends behind independent book fair Bound are kicking back against bro-culture and the capital city, finds Jacob Charles Wilson… Recent...

Aslan Gaisumov, Keicheyuhea, 2017. Installation view at St George’s Hall, Liverpool. Biennial 2018. Photo: Thierry Bal

Aslan Gaisumov’s Keicheyuhea (2017) – Reviewed // Liverpool Biennial 2018

08/10/2018

Rona Cameron on Aslan Gaisumov’s 2017 film Keicheyuhea: a “living autobiography” of deportation, starvation, and endurance… Step inside the beautiful Grade 1 listed St. George’s Hall, walk past massive pillars and ornate sculptures, and...

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