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Yayoi Kusama: An Explosion of Stickers

Installation views of The obliteration room 2011 as part of ‘ Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever’, Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art, 2011 ...

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The Free Music Mirage

Putting an End to a Persistent Illusion Steadily, over the course of the last 10 years, the idea that recorded music "has" to be free has been transformed from a radical stance taken by...

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Make Better Music 68: Words and Music

Writing music comes easily to me for the most part, I’ve usually got a surplus of ideas, so the only the most interesting actually get worked on. The more derivative and unimaginative ideas get...

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The Other Art Fair

Seduced by art: From art virgin to art collector It sparks off debates, encourages us to take a look at topical issues, delves inside the subconscious, and allows us to have a laugh at the world and...

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Charlene Soraia – Moonchild

Charlene Soraia's ability to split her voice into ultra-shrill harmonics is a talent. There was a chap a few years ago with an act entitled 'The Puppetry of the Penis' who was able to...

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Controversy over reopening the ‘Sistine Chapel’ of Stone Age art

A perennial topic in Spain – whether or not to allow the public access to fragile areas, which are nonetheless looked upon as part of the country's public patrimony. Plus there's the...

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From Shiny Things to Silliness – Frieze Overview

Frieze was a fantastic opportunity to see a so many of the world’s top artists and galleries in one place. With a multitude of  styles and genres on show from over 170 galleries from...

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Creative Journey: How to Curate Abroad

Creative Journey: How to Curate Abroad...

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Gunfire in the studio: Shooting film, photons & 12-bores

I’m often asked, ‘What are the best bits about being an artist?’ A glance in the mirror after my day in the studio typically reveals a tired face peering out from beneath a...

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The Passing of the Amy Winehouse Object 1983-2011

Remembering Winehouse as either the tabloid-splashed mental wreck or as the misunderstood musical genius archetype the press is already constructing, is unfair and ultimately disrespectful....

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John Squire – Celebrity Stars

What do you get when you mix modern celebrity with traditional Islamic design? Faceless stars? Or celebrity with depth? This isn't a joke by the way. John Squire needs little introduction....

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Savage Nomads, Don’t Wait Animate, White Powder Gold – Live

The constant hybridisation of music is the fuel that drives innovation. The problem is that decontextualising sounds and themes from other genres can make them meaningless or seem weakly pastiche,...

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Somewhere Somehow We Repair – Body Studio

Mary George's group exhibition in a fully functioning gym juxtaposes the static with the kinetic, the delicate with the strong, the physically aspirational with the spiritually contemplative. At...

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Sublime Simplicity: Miroslav Tichy & Shimabuku

Miroslav Tichy & Shimabuku at the Wilkinson Gallery strips the world bare and celebrates the uncomplicated and beautiful. Another month, another First Thursday. Galleries on the surprisingly...

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Watch the Pretty Birdy: Sage Vaughn

Sage Vaughn’s press bio is a juxtaposition of culture and wildness, of knowing clichés and their subversion, bold phrases that beg repetition, and suggestions of a contemplative day trip...

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Austerlitz – Austerlitz

How soon is too soon. Parisian indie rockers Austerlitz go for bronze. Austerlitz have rushed to release a record that with a couple of months worth of emphatic development would have been...

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Lost in New Jersey 14: The Decisive Moment

Photographs from a traveller in New Jersey (Matthew Coleman) - The Decisive Moment...

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Dels – Gob

Fear, righteous anger, too much booze and a boldly-drawn emotional vision, this debut from Dels wraps the disorientation of over-intelligent urban British youth into forty minutes of poetic and...

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Syd Barrett – The Art is in the Letters

Barrett's mythologised life finally comes down to earth in the first major exhibition of his art and letters. But is he a little too human? January 1968. Crammed into the back of a van, Pink...

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Trappings, Friezes and Being Female.

Kleio Gizeli, Lisa Holden, Martha Parsey, Carol Robertson, Susan Gunn, Rana Begum. Crossroads, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, March 2011 – June 2011. UK Female Artists...

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Attack of the Stereotypes

Attack of the Stereotypes In a dark, dark town there was a dark, dark street, And on the dark, dark street there was a dark, dark building And in the dark, dark building were… BRIGHT JAPANESE...

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Miranda Donovan – The Home Unleashed

Miranda Donovan - The Home Unleashed - Lazarides Gallery, 24th Feb – 23rd March 2011...

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Prodigy vs Mutiny: Art’s Promising Future? Pt. Two

This review is the second chapter in my critical assessment, Part 1 examined Future Map 10, a pretentious and ostentatious shindig overly concerned with prestige. In this second chapter I am...

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Lost in New Jersey 1: Spirals of Meaning

Lost in New Jersey 1: Spirals of Meaning. Photographic series by Matt Coleman...

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You are Here – Dutch Art

As snow blizzards down in Bloomsbury, a bunch of Dutch art devotees gather for mulled wine and muffins in a miniature white cube style gallery. With such extreme weather outside, viewers gaze on...

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Small is Beautiful

Small is Beautiful XXVII and Gyunel Rustamova in Cork Street galleries, Dry the River and Clare Maguire at The Social. 14th December One small step for artists but a giant leap for free arts...

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Trouble with Curating?

Ben Street’s Gifted at the Josh Lilley Gallery answers the ICA’S question; why do we need curators? December 2010. Outside the great student fees debate rages. Placards set to one side, a...

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Pam Glew: Circus

Red Bull Studios, London Bridge 26/11/10 – 02/12/10 The second major exhibition by popular emerging artist Pam Glew has all the trappings of punk nostalgia, mixed up with celebrity noir. Portraits...

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Above the line: Stuart Semple

Trebuchet interviews : Stuart Semple, an established artist who reviews ephemeral media images through his painting, placing them in the context of an emotional historical collage....

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World Music: Further Review (WOMAD 2008)

A critical review of where WOMAD 2008 exists in your cultural hearts...

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