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Metal Machine(gun) Music : DISARM

DISARM, currently showing at the Lisson Gallery in London features playable musical instruments created from illegal firearms and artworks of sci-fi sonic weapons...

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Miranda Donovan : Walls [Review]

The viewer comes away seduced - seduced by surface, seduced by tactility and seduced by craftsmanship – and all there was to be seen were walls....

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Hanging Offence : Jester Jacques

Not being able to have a physical gallery space has been challenging. But it in a way it is good, as it forces us to always look for projects that we wouldn’t otherwise and some pretty cool...

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Counterpoint : Reich Bach at Ya!

The truth of music in 2013 is that we don't really need a masterpiece right now. We need a higher grade of ordinary....

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Hanging Offence : James Hyman Gallery

Controversy assumes that what artists are producing really matters. Otherwise, all it is is marketing or publicity....

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Matthew Houlding: Ceri Hand Gallery

Leaving the cold of snow-strewn January for one evening, to view far flung landscapes imbued with warm yellows, enhanced with rich sea blues and framed with complex shapes was a nice diversion....

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Claudio Parentela

The rigidity of conventional responses to sexual imagery takes a beating in Parentela's collages - their brutal exposition of the flawed humanity beneath and beyond the adland exterior is made...

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Hanging Offence: Degree Art

Certain elements of the Art World feel the need to exclude others by making them feel unworthy of enjoying it. Great art will never require smoke and mirrors to achieve its deserved attention....

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Hanging Offence: Debut Contemporary

Opportunities are immense, they are global and with a little bit more planning and strategizing, a bit more knowledge, information and know-how when it comes down to how to navigate the art system,...

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Ultraista: Cable Club [live]

Trouble is, I’d rather see RADIOHEAD instead. And I don’t even like Radiohead....

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Hanging Offence: Breese Little

We work on the premise that the gallery should always operate with increasing momentum, growing in step with the careers and aims of the artists we work with...

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Vhils: Devoid

Regardless of any predisposition against doors, Vhils latest exhibition is deep, rich and amazingly crafted. ...

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Leviathan: Matadero Theatre, Madrid

without the progression of a story, or identification with a protagonist, the sequence of juxtaposed imagery and sound can alienate an audience and reduce the performance to circus turns...

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Singapore’s Affordable Art

I’ve been slowly unraveling the mazes of subtle complexities in the art world here, and one of the first events to land on Singaporean soil as I did was the Affordable Art Fair....

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Lazarides: A Street Art Empire

“You either close up a shop and cry behind closed doors for the next five years or you have a go and see what you can do next.” Steve Lazarides refuses to be daunted by economic crisis....

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Tate Modern: William Klein/Daido Moriyama

I am obviously a little biased toward William Klein and there are those who will no doubt love the Moriyama section of this exhibition; it is after all an impressive and diverse display of...

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Hanging Offence: Wapping Project Bankside

It is not an annex of The Wapping Project, it is a separate entity informed by all of the wild things I have done over the years at The Wapping Project....

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Various Artists: Stellate 3 (Stroboscopic Artefacts)

The Stellate series can be recommended not just as a collectors' wet dream or a dealers' safe bet but as an experimental series producing consistently interesting music that might not otherwise have...

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Cedric de Smedt: Illustrator

Cédric De Smedt illustrates torment and despair without flinching....

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Mitra Tabrizian: Another Country

Characters and places that seem to be taken from a parallel universe; an alien world full of familiar objects and people. Only, those people seem strangely detached and isolated, frozen in artificial...

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Call For Artists: UNHINGED

All artists involved will be featured on our website and be promoted as part of the Unhinged Collective (if they would like to)....

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ADMX-71: Second System

'increasingly powerful percussion that should wreak devastation played on a big system' ADMX-71's Second System ticks all the right boxes for Trebuchet's reviewer....

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Hanging Offence: Charlotte Jansen [Art]

Trebuchet: What do you dislike most about art? Charlotte Jansen: Pretentiousness....

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Landing on Earth 2012: The Wapping Project

The post-industrial Boiler Room of the Wapping Project offers the perfect platform for Ruhs’ gigantic installations made of found material like metal, rubber, ceramics and aluminium scrap, all...

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[Listen] The Zolas

It's feeling like Canada week at Trebuchet, what with Stuart Gadd's missive from the great wild north at Festival de Musiques Emergentes in Quebec, and Mode Moderne announcing their UK dates...

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DJ Stingray: Psyops for Dummies EP

'The Sadist' is edgy from the outset and a great scene-setter. Constantly intensifying cold textures coil around an atmospheric voice sample, discreetly hinting at various dark scenarios. As it...

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Sarah Lucas: Ordinary Things

These forms act like vague memories of Lucasʼs former glories.The subject of art history and the idea of art as an object is referenced in them, Lucasʼs stance on the subject seemingly quite glib. ...

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Emma Sywyj: China [Photography]

Sywyj's China series is as colourful and eclectic as one would expect of the location, but dispenses with the more obvious depictions of new-urban environments, ancient aesthetics and displaced...

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[Listen] The New Union

Brighton's The New Union combine the better bits of The Macabees and Coldplay in a joyous single 'Without You', out on October 8th (Two Sisters Records). Details of where to catch them live are at...

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2:54 Cover Adamski/Seal

When ZTT bit the dust, Seal went from being an edgy urban electronica act to something more akin to a one-man Lighthouse Family. That said, 2:54 have channeled the bleak and sterile undertones of...

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