Mike Kelley's Day Is Done (2005--6); shown at A Weekend of Weird on 26--27 November 2016 at Martin Hall Museum, Loughborough. All photo credits Juilan Hughes

Sexual Desire, Pantomime Horses, Cosmic Care Homes… A Weekend of Weird — Reviewed

09/01/2017

Can we accurately classify works of art and literature with the word “weird”? Wayne Burrows ponders “an expansive, uncategorisable aesthetic”, and asks whether contemporary reality is weird enough to negate any attempt at creative representation…. Although only...

Introducing Concious Coupling: A Writing Residency & Zine By The Double Negative & The Royal Standard

Introducing Conscious Coupling: A Writing Residency & Zine From The Double Negative & The Royal Standard

15/12/2016

We’re all loved up! Ahead of it’s publication launch tomorrow night, we reflect on a special series of conversations that have taken place this year between artists and writers; leading to substantial collaborations...

Tilo Baumgärtel, Untitled (Cats), 2011. The Cat Show, PAPER Gallery 2016

Meow! PAPER Gallery Goes Mad For Cats

14/12/2016

Celebrity cats, lost cats, playful cats, dead cats: Sara Jaspan speaks to the artists behind a purrrrfect (sorry) exhibition of feline portraits… Perhaps since they were first domesticated, then venerated, by the Ancient...

We are five! TDN's fifth birthday

We Are Five!

05/12/2016

This time five years ago, we nervously pressed the big red “LAUNCH” button on The Double Negative dashboard. But what have we learned about telling stories? Or about loyalty and friendship and adventure? And...

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“We need more publishers of all shapes and sizes” – Introducing: Dead Ink

01/12/2016

He’s a man after our own heart: a book lovin’, indie publishin’, self-starter. But how to grow after five years in the business? Michael Lacey speaks to Dead Ink founder Nathan Connolly… Indie publishers...

Harry Shunk, 1924-2006 and János Kender, 1938 – 2009 Yves Klein’s “Leap Into the Void,” Fontenay-aux Roses, France, 1960 October 23 1960 (Yves Klein’s “Saut dans le Vide,” Fontenay-aux Roses, France, 1960 October 23) 1960 Harry Shunk and Shunk-Kender photographs

“I wish that on this day joy and wonder will reign”: Happy Theatre Of The Void Day

23/11/2016

Ahead of Tate Liverpool marking Yves Klein’s fictitious Theatre of the Void Day (this Sunday), Curator Darren Pih gives insight into the artist’s radical ideas and production – anticipating many of the movements that developed...

The Expanded City, Preston; drawing by Olivia Keith (detail)

Scrutiny Of The Edgelands — Introducing: The Expanded City

14/11/2016

Writer and artist Lauren Velvick has recently been commissioned to work on The Expanded City project within her hometown of Preston. But what has it taught her about the forgotten edgelands at the...

Cécile B. Evans: Sprung a Leak 2016, at Tate Liverpool. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna

“Bewilderingly kaleidoscopic”: Cécile B. Evans @ Tate Liverpool — Reviewed

09/11/2016

Luke Healey finds a series of bewilderingly kaleidoscopic, emotive encounters between the human and the machinic at Tate Liverpool… Describing Sprung a Leak, her new commission for Tate Liverpool, Belgian-American artist Cécile B. Evans...

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“Visualising our horrors of dystopia” — Introducing: Mould Map Magazine

07/11/2016

With issues taking the form of radioactive time-capsules about misinformation, or (most recently) exhibitions about terraforming, Jacob Charles Wilson’s love for Mould Map lies in its format-changing, “ugly”, and abrasive commentary… It’s increasingly...