Carolee Schneemann: Body Politics

Carolee Schneemann Breaking Artistic Boundaries At The Barbican – Sue Hubbard

Until the 1960s, America and Britain, both recovering from the effects of war, were largely conservative, hidebound and patriarchal societies. This makes the work of the American artist Carolee Schneemann (1939-2019), now on show at the Barbican in the first major survey and the first show since her death, all the more remarkable. For before Feminism was even a thing, she was breaking artistic and social boundaries.

14 September 2022

London Art Fair 2022

London Art Fair 2022 A New Seriousness – Sue Hubbard

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the art world. Fairs have been cancelled, galleries closed and artists confined to their studios. The London Art Fair, which was supposed to have taken place in January, finally opened its doors on the 20th of April.

21 April 2022

Damien Hirst, Natural History,Gagosian Britannia Street

Damien Hirst The Visceral Reality Of Death – Revd Jonathan Evens

Everything Damien Hirst does is controversial, from the initial shock of the new – the sensation of the YBAs – through his use of assistants, his choice of materials, the ethics of his use of animals, the plagiarism claims, the claims and counterclaims of ‘bad art,’ through to the commercialism of his overall operation.

28 March 2022

Ai Weiwei,Kettles Yard

Ai Weiwei Juxtaposes Politics and Artefacts Kettle’s Yard – Lee Sharrock

Kettle’s Yard, part of the University of Cambridge, is the venue for a new exhibition of celebrated contemporary artist Ai Weiwei (born 1957, Beijing). Titled ‘The Liberty of Doubt’, the solo show curated by Andrew Nairne explores our perception of authenticity and truth and the value we place upon material things, which is very pertinent for the era of Fake News and disinformation that we are living through. 

16 March 2022

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