Mothlight

Adam Scovell: On Mothlight

19/07/2019

Earlier this year, author and academic Adam Scovell’s debut novel Mothlight was published. A “story of grief, memory and the price of obsession”, it is a deep dive into place, identity and the uncanny...

Madiha Aijaz Memorial for the Lost Pages (film still) 2018

Slow Violence: Madiha Aijaz at
Nelson Library

17/07/2019

Amid government cuts and ambivalence, Jacob Bolton finds hope and the means to keep public spaces alive in a new presentation of Madiha Aijaz’s work… Nelson library is busy. At the computers there...

Keith Haring, Blacklight, Tate Liverpool

“Art, activism, club life and pop culture.” Keith Haring – Reviewed

09/07/2019

As Tate Liverpool stage the first major UK exhibition of Keith Haring’s work in the UK, Vicky Andrews considers his impact as artist and activist… “I’m at the Tate gallery…we’ve just been in...

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Manchester International Festival Picks 2019

04/07/2019

Priding itself on bringing the best in innovative international art and performance to Manchester, cutting-edge biennial festival MIF is upon us once again. Here, our editors talk you through their top choices of...

The EndUntitled series 1996-2000 Mario Rossi

As seen on screen: Art and Cinema – Reviewed

27/06/2019

The relationship between art and cinema is as old as the silver screen itself. Ashley McGovern reviews a new exhibition exploring this tradition…  Purveyors of clickbait like to play amateur detectives, luring us...

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“An exciting time to be an artist in Hull.” – When Art School goes Feral

26/06/2019

As Hull’s provision for BA Hons Art & Design looked doomed, artist Paul Collinson outlines exciting new initiatives waiting in the wings…  This time last year I was writing about the sad demise of...

Sketchbook drawings by Yin Ying Kong; on Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave at the British Museum, London, 16 June 2017

Seven Hours with Hokusai

24/06/2019

When we visit an exhibition, what exactly are we paying attention to? Yin Ying Kong opens one of her sketchbooks, made while at the British Museum’s major Hokusai show, to think about the duration,...

Reetu Sattar Harano Sur (Lost Tune) 2017-2018

Madiha Aijaz and Reetu Sattar – Reviewed

24/06/2019

A new presentation of Biennial works at a pair of venues in Lancashire triggers fond memories while foregrounding urgent cultural issues, finds Siobhán Forshaw… When we were kids, our mum used the local library...

Survey

“A showcase and a kind of challenge.” Survey – Reviewed

23/06/2019

How to test the water of contemporary art? Jerwood Art’s Survey, on display at the Bluecoat, sets out to do just that. Mike Pinnington reviews…  Opening last year at Jerwood Arts, Survey –...

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