Art

Free the Pussy! At Summerhall

It is easy to walk through a gallery and ‘not really get it’. The passion and anger at Free the Pussy! is, however, explicit and impossible to misunderstand. This is underlined by the (welcome) absence of labels to be found at almost all other...

Raqib Shaw: Reinventing the Old Masters

As of 19 May 2018, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art has claimed the title of first venue to host Raqib Shaw’s work in Scotland. An ambitious exhibition of eight works in total, each large-scale piece dominates a wall of the two...

Tacita Dean’s Woman with a Red Hat

The initial impression of Woman with a Red Hat upon entering the exhibition space is one of space and traditionalism; a wide white room lined with framed prints on each side. Yet this understated-ness leaves the viewer utterly unprepared for the...

Introducing: Victor Nizovtsev

My first encounter with Victor Nizovtsev’s work appeared in the most unlikely of places: a small Main Street art gallery, in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. Why is this strange, you ask? One look at the grandiose yet heartwarming vision that is...

Jacob’s Ladder at Ingleby Gallery

A partly uncoiled measuring tape recording the ever-increasing distance between us and our lonely moon. A half-tonne rock rotating counter to Earth’s own axial spin that is the only truly ‘still’ object on the planet. Such are examples of...

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