Review | Little Boy by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti is about to turn one hundred years old, and he still has plenty to say. In his work Little Boy – a sort...

Review | Calder on Paper: 1960 – 1976 at the Saatchi...

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  SALON, Saatchi Gallery’s commercial exhibition space, launched earlier this year aiming to present the work of leading international artists who have had limited exposure...

Review | Mothlight by Adam Scovell

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Adam Scovell’s debut novel is narrated by Thomas, a young man who hallucinates the memories of his deceased mentor, Phyllis Ewans. Phyllis is a...

George Shaw – My Back to Nature

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In the perpetual twilight of the woodland world, trees loom like sinister monoliths out of the gloom. Leaf-mould partially obscures a discarded garment, or...

Extending the Range of Pejoratives: Howard Jacobson’s Pussy

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  Written in “a fury of disbelief” during the weeks that followed the unlikely election of Donald Trump, Howard Jacobson’s latest novel Pussy dramatizes the...

Matisse in the Studio at Royal Academy of Arts

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‘My life is between the walls of my studio’, Matisse once declared. Matisse in the Studio, currently showing at the Royal Academy of Arts,...

Review | Henry Hudson — nothing sticks to nothing at Hannah...

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The story being told is not one of words, but of a language that finds roots beyond symbols defined by mere convention. Memories that...

Shakespeare in Love

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Shakespeare in Love, Noel Coward Theatre It is so rare to find a play that has perfected the balance between comedy, romance and tragedy – but...

Review | This is Memorial Device by David Keenan

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Scottish music in 1983 This is Memorial Device, David Keenan, Faber and Faber, February 2017, pp.304, £14.99, (paperback) News of the death, back in June, of Bogdan...

Chan by Hannah Lowe

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Hannah Lowe’s latest collection of poetry Chan (Bloodaxe, 2016) revisits the characters and stories from her first collection, Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013), which won the...

Kamal Boullata – And There Was Light

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This autumn the Berloni gallery presents the first London exhibition of Palestinian artist Kamal Boullata’s work since 1978.  The acclaimed artist who is known...

Review | Phyllida Barlow at Royal Academy

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I’ve collected driftwood from beaches for years. A particularly large piece hangs by the door to my house. Every time I enter, my fingertips...

Review | Nan Goldin & Jenny Holzer at Tate Modern

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In two exhibitions by Jenny Holzer and Nan Goldin currently on display at the Tate Modern we are presented by two collections of socially...

Wife by Tiphanie Yanique

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Intimacy and infidelity, warmth and vacuousness, possessed and free. These are all the paradoxes that are found, lost, and found again in Tiphanie Yanique’s...

Review | Known Unknowns at The Saatchi Gallery

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In the current exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery, Known Unknowns, you are not meant to know of the artists. If you do, you’re missing...

Review | Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up and Dorothea Lange:...

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Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, Victoria & Albert Museum, Circe Henestrosa & Claire Wilcox, until November 4th 2018 Dorothea Lange: The Politics of Seeing,...

The Matter that Doesn’t Matter – Hill of Doors by Robin...

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‘He’s back in the ghost house where he, himself, is the ghost.’ (‘Broken’) ‘sending her long arrows in flight through the standing pines as if threading nets in...

Review | Women Talking by Miriam Toews

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It seems ironic that a work so concerned with the female voice should be written from a man's perspective. But this is the contradiction...

I Wish I Was Lonely by Hannah Jane Walker

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For what seemed to be the first time in my life, I was asked to leave my mobile phone on during a performance. Even...

Painting with Light

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There is a scene in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited in which the odious Boy Mulcaster interrogates Charles Ryder, painter and protagonist, as to why...

Designing Antiquity by Stephanie Moser

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Apart from its scholarly and visual merits, this study deserves recognition as the second book-length work about Owen Jones, the once-famous Victorian architect and...

Bram Bogart at the Saatchi Gallery

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SALON, Saatchi Gallery’s commercial exhibition space, launched earlier this year with a fascinating show by the post-war Japanese artist, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, and in keeping...

Review | Robyn Denny: Works on Paper

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Charlie Dixon Robyn Denny: Works on Paper Robyn Denny’s work soared with the post-war momentum of 60’s London, helping to define the visual culture of a generation....

New Voices from the Tower Hamlets Schools

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SLAMbassadors Showcase, 14th July 2016 Close your eyes, and try to remember the last time a thirteen-year-old implored you to 'rise up and change the...

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