News | London’s BIG READ 2019 Shortlist

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Last night saw the launch of London's BIG READ 2019, with the shortlisted authors announced last night at an event at LIBRARY on St...

Preview | Phoebe Dickinson: Journey Through Landscape at Tessa Packard Showroom

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British painter From the 12th of November, BP Portrait Award 2018 nominee Phoebe Dickinson will unveil her new exhibition "Journey Through Landscape", a new...

Child of Vengeance by David Kirk

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Excerpt from Chapter One   The battle was over, but still Kazuteru ran. He had duty to fulfil. The young samurai ignored the howling of his...

Interview | Cyril de Commarque: Artificialis at Saatchi Gallery

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The acclaimed French artist Cyril de Commarque has created an ambitious and powerful multimedia installation that invites us to contemplate notions of legacy and transition, now on exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. The artist’s latest project is the result of a special commission by Saatchi – for its Artist-In-Residency programme – with a brief to respond [...]

Interview | Elizabeth Eade at HIX ART

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HIX ART is currently presenting I know you are but what am I, the first major solo exhibition by acclaimed British artist Elizabeth Eade. In this new series of installations, Eade playfully and powerfully continues her exploration of a range of social and political issues. In 2018, Eade won the celebrated HIX Award, judged by the likes of Tracey Emin and Gavin Turk, with her piece Die Liste — a ten-metre-long handwritten list documenting the deaths [...]

Event Preview | Kenilworth Arts Festival

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An eclectic collection of prize-winning novelists and acclaimed international musicians will come together once again for the third annual Kenilworth Arts Festival. For the duration...

Interview | Rahman Akar, Founder of Signature African Art

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Over the last decade there has been consistent growth in interest and price for modern and contemporary African artists. While this has largely been true outside of the continent, there is now a growing class of collectors domestically operating in Africa itself. One of these collectors, Rahman Akar, has been doing so for over thirty years. In 1992 Akar founded Signature African Art, a gallery dedicated [...]

Event Preview | Face Value by The Lot 5 Collective

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CRAFT ISN’T A DIRTY WORD The art world has been divided since the beginning of the twentieth century. On the one side, the rejection of...

Interview | Atiq Rahimi on dreams, minimalism and the female nude

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'Depicting the body is a very political act in my culture, no matter what you do with it; even if it’s abstract. Nudity is a political act. Unveiling the body is engaging with the essential in life, the universal. The body is fundamentally the same regardless of gender. Some political regimes divide the genders along the lines of insignificant bodily differences. Politics often create a contradiction between the sexes when, in actual fact, it’s just a difference, nothing else.' [...]

Interview | Trate | Emotive Brutes

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Canadian artist Trate is causing a stir in London’s art world, and this will intensify next year when he holds his first U.K...

Art News | Zurab Tsereteli: Larger Than Life at the Saatchi...

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This month sees the first major UK retrospective of Georgian-Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli’s work, whose work will be on display at the Saatchi Gallery. Born in...

Interview | Ben Turnbull: Manifest Decimation

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Since his first show in 2002, London-born artist Ben Turnbull has produced a compelling body of work exploring America in all its glory and iniquity. His forthcoming show American History X volume III, Manifest Decimation, will be on display [...]

Event | New River Press vs The London Magazine at Burley...

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On Thursday at Burley Fisher Books in East London, The London Magazine will be collaborating on an evening of poetry and spoken word with the poetry publishers New River Press.

Preview | The Turning of The Leaves at Union Chapel

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Following last year's immersive multi-screen audio-visual installation for Remembrance Day, artist and poet Jack Miguel, filmmaker Taz Tron Delix and electronic musician Josh Grey-Jung...

Event Preview | Focus Kazakhstan

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A groundbreaking exhibition series focusing on the contemporary art of Kazakhstan is coming to London next month, seeing the start of the an international...

Interview | Keith Burstein: Tonality, Beethoven and Memories of Bonn

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A new work by composer Keith Burstein, marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, will be performed by the London Chamber Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall in March. Burstein is renowned for his fervent championing of tonal music, as opposed to the atonal style which has dominated classical music teaching and composition for over a century, and Memories of Bonn looks set to ignite the ongoing controversy surrounding the on-going pre-eminence of atonality [...]

Review | The Flesh To The Frame at Opera Gallery London

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  David Kim Whittaker’s current exhibition THE FLESH TO THE FRAME reveals a powerful vortex of chaos and harmony. Presented in two parts In the...

Interview | Quentin Blake: Anthology of Readers

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Best known for his illustrations of Roald Dahl’s books — including Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory amongst others — Quentin Blake's latest exhibition, Anthology of Readers, turns his eye to book-lovers [...]

Review | David James at Gallery 46

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  Gallery 46 is located in two renovated Georgian houses with their skirting, floorboards and sash windows still intact. Walking through the entrance hall and...

Interview | Teresa Grimes, Director of Tintype on Essex Road 6

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Currently illuminating the window of Tintype gallery, on the Essex Road, in the London borough of Islington, is the sixth edition of the Essex Road project, which commissions eight artists each year to create a moving image work in response to the road itself. At the helm of the gallery is Director Teresa Grimes, who has created a dynamic programme featuring UK-based and international contemporary artists, including exhibitions, talks, workshops, performances and walks [...]

Event Preview | HighTide Theatre

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  After a hugely successful year in 2017, HighTide Theatre returns to Walthamstow for a second outing. Bringing a varied programme of theatre, comedy, music...

Interview | Joo Yeon Park on Beckett, Failure and ‘the Unword’

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'If you are to fail, you might as well, as Beckett put it, 'fail better'; you might as well volunteer to fail. And failure is, possibly, a necessity in art-making, and it's not necessarily a negative thing in art. It can prove to be a turning-point, to open up a space for discussion, for something that you haven’t expected to see or experience. So it can be a positive thing, so I think there's a double-edged sword in what Beckett means by failure.' […]

Art News | Andy Warhol Polaroid Pictures at BASTIAN

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Next month in Mayfair sees the opening of Andy Warhol Polaroid Pictures at BASTIAN, which will displaying over 60 portrait and self-portraits taken by...

Preview | Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape at the...

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Artist Andy Holden’s acclaimed film Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape has its London debut at the Cinema Museum in Kennington Laws of Motion...

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