We are five! TDN's fifth birthday

We Are Five!


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...


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


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


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


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


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...

Mould Map, Issue Five, Black Box

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


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...

Phyllida Barlow, The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture 2016

And The Winner Is… The Hepworth Prize For Sculpture


Who will win the inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture? Deborah Laing visits its accompanying exhibition in Wakefield, by four well-known nominees making a “significant contribution” to the field… “As the sculptural idea is...


“Encouraging intelligent discussions about societal changes, privacy and trust”: Brighton Photo Biennial — Reviewed


This year’s Brighton Photo Biennial offers an invigorating insight into subcultures, fashion, youth, race and gender, finds Laura Robertson… There are three strong shows making up this year’s Brighton Photo Biennial. Namely, a...

OutsiderXchanges: Leslie Thompson 2016

“The very nature of the outsider is questioned”: OutsiderXchanges — Reviewed


Tom Emery on the OutsiderXchanges exhibition: where learning disabled and non-learning disabled artists collaborate and exhibit with equal billing. But does it do enough to banish the tired and problematic tropes of Outsider Art? Setting...