Author: Michael Eden

Postmodernism: Anti-Art reflecting a knowing society

There is a constant push and pull over what makes an artwork art, this is one of the core issues at work in postmodernism....

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The Ticking Bomb, Torture & the CIA

Don't be sucked into the false urgency of popular culture illustrations like 24, torture is wrong! ...

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Postmodernism ‘Phoenix’ In Commas

There is much debate about what epoch we are currently in, have we moved from postmodernism to some other overarching force? Probably not!...

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Geoff Diego Litherland, Painter of Another Present

Explore human hopes and technological power while worrying away at the fragility of life on Earth, welcome to the worlds of Geoff Diego Litherland. ...

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Phillip Allen Body & Mind

Treading the line between the desire to create recognisable forms with a more strictly modernist painting approach, Phillip Allen has a wonderfully impure painterly style. ...

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What Dreams May Come?

We all dream and since nobody will listen to us explain them it may be the most neglected area of our lives!...

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Max Klinger & The Freudian Unconscious

Max Klinger is a thought provoking artist who was influential on early modernism his work not only helps to explain complex theories but also helped to form them!...

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Damien Meade, Duality, Beginnings & Endings

Damien Meade is an Irish born painter working in oils, he uses unfinished clay sculptures to give his work a sense of being dynamically in process....

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‘We Can Make You Blind’ The Adventures of Cambridge Analytica

Do you worry that people never tell you straight and only want to manipulate you? Well you should! Welcome to Cambridge Analytica....

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What the Dickens! The End of the Social Climber?

Is it possible to feel a warm glow when we consider the poor and underprivilaged of our own country? Can we still climb the social ladder? ...

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Terracotta Daughters 2012-2030

Prune Nourry started working on 'Terracotta Daughters' in 2012, the statues she created in conjunction with craftspeople have become both installations and performance pieces that stand for great...

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Decolonising Higher Education, But What Does it Mean?

Is decolonising higher education a good thing? and what does it mean? find out more here....

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New Reasons to be Depressed Confirmed! :(

Social media is depressing, but we just cant stop. Maybe talking about it will help, in person!...

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Sonia Boyce and a Meta Criticism of the Critics

The Manchester Art museum and the disappearing/reappearing Nymphs, do we benefit from seeing them? or are we perpetuating tired tropes? ...

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Ghost Cities and the Art that Haunts Them

Huge concrete ghosts emerging all over the world haunt developed and developing countries....

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Against the Indignities of Trump, We Are Either All Together, or We Fall

Pearlclutching and professional outrage led us here, it's time to speak plainly....

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Sympathy/Empathy: The Very Air That Evil Breathes.

Manipulating the reader's revulsion at the bias of a clumsy attack is now an established technique of political propaganda ...

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The Ivory Tower, Trump, and the Eclipse of Dignity

If a Trump win came partly as a reaction to 'the PC brigade', it has to be said they presented an easy target...

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President Trump, Napoleon and The Eclipse of Dignity

Does history, art or philosophy offer any survival tips for the incoming US presidency?...

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Escaping the Vortex: Would Wyndham Lewis Have Approved?

Vorticism's urge to cut away the fat of modern life remains valid today...

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Blasting Out of the Vortex: Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism

From catastrophe comes creativity - Sail into the Vortex....

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Science & Modern Man, the right (and wrong) way to take Wyndham Lewis.

Lewis looked upon his contemporaries with a measure of scorn, but at least attempted to engage them positively...

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Blasted Feminism: Group X, Wyndham Lewis, and Women

Not one to court populist acclaim, Wyndham Lewis looked upon feminism with a mixture of admiration and scorn...

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And When the Sleeper Wakes? (H.G.Wells, Wyndham Lewis and Nietzche)

Flirting with Fascism is a dangerous game, particularly when misinterpreting Nietzche...

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Friends as Enemies and Enemies as Friends…. (Wyndham Lewis)

Despite popular myth, Wyndham Lewis (through sheer stubbornness and inflated ego) actually avoided association with Fascism....

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Wyndham Lewis, Grayson Perry, David Baddiel and Masculinity

With power comes reponsibility, as Wyndham Lewis (and Spiderman) knew well. Art is power, not voyeurism....

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Brexit: The Betrayal of the Young

Put the kids in basement and lock the door. We don’t want them consorting with them bloody foreigners!...

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Futurism, Vorticism and the Prescience of H.G. Wells (Part Two)

150 years after his birth, the influence of H.G. Wells on contemporary art is still being felt....

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Saw it Coming. Futurism, Vorticism and the Prescience of H.G. Wells

On the 150th anniversary of his birth, H.G. Wells continues to inspire. ...

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All Wrong: the misguided adventures of an art world hero (Grayson Perry)

The roving potter lines up his newest quaint exhibits: the northern working classes...

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