Digital Tenderness: Clare Price, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London

Interview by Bethany Rex Clare Price’s new work represents a departure from the strictures of her previous work. Whilst adhering to the familiar formalist rules…

Wonders of the Universe: Beyond Ourselves @ The Royal Society, London

Interview by Bethany Rex Featuring works by Agata Agatowska, Geraldine Cox, Chris Dunseath, Sam Knowles, David Rickard and Chooc Ly Tan, Beyond Ourselves opens tomorrow…

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900 @ V&A, London

Review by Laura E. Barone, a candidate for the MA in Art History at Richmond the American International University in London. The Victoria and Albert’s…

Contemporary Scottish Culture: AHM Symposium

Review by Alistair Quietsch With the recent announcement of the Arts Council England (ACE) cuts and funding decisions, the disbandment of the UK Film Council…

Outpost – Critical Spaces @ Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest

Review by Adam Harangozó Stepping into the exhibition, it’s immediately evident why it is called Critical Spaces. It is in a small room, and all…

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Working

Von Rydingsvard’s art is deeply personal, confronting the artist’s hardship. This essay is sensitive, yet critically engages with the works and presents an overview of the artist’s four decade career.

In the Face of Silence

Presenting an intimate portrait of the lives of French farmers from the Forez region, on the eastern side of the Massif Central, In the Face of Silence is a powerful and emotive account.

Protest Stencil Toolkit

With the die-cut stencils and stencil typeface this book provides, it’s tempting to go straight outside and start marking your territory, however there is a wider message at play here.

Five Bells

Gail Jones, twice nominated for the Orange Prize and once for the Man Booker Prize, explores the lives and pasts of strangers in her latest offering.

Reality Hunger

Is the novel dead? Is art theft? Can you copyright reality? These are just some of the questions asked (and answered) in David Shields’ manifesto, Reality Hunger.


Adrian Mole for the new generation, Oliver Tate is a wonderfully bright narrator and Dunthorne captures the bittersweet melancholy of the teenage years with great wit and honesty.

Iconic Image-making

To stand up in the world of fashion photography takes hard work, skill and endless amounts of creativity. Pedro Janeiro is a rising-star in this genre.

Places, Strange and Quiet

Exploring the moment, highly acclaimed director and photographer, Wim Wenders, brings his distinctive style and sensitive imagery to London.

A Reaction to Globalised Production

15 international artists exhibit in a ground-breaking exhibition that deciphers new meaning within the difference between making and thinking.

Myth-Making and Childhood Anxieties

With materials taking precedence, two new site-specific works explore the nature of narrative creation and memory.

New Interpretations of Colour

James Turrell’s latest site-specific work, opening this spring in Sweden, creates interplay between the body and light.

A Marine Story

Self-funded, and making use of borrowed locations, this drama examines the profound personal impact of the US Army’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy.

My Kidnapper

My Kidnapper is the culmination of an interaction in which Mark Henderson and three of his fellow captives return to Columbia to meet their abductor.


Rubber is surreal and bizarre, but just when connections are made, Dupieux cleverly reminds you that there is no reason, and after all you are watching a film about a killer tyre.

The Arbor

The Arbor tells the powerful true story of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar and her daughter Lorraine.


Archipelago comments on the dynamic and often complex relationships between family members and wonderfully exposes moments of inner-awkwardness.

City Island

City Island is a touching and funny tale set in a quaint fishing village unexpectedly located in the midst of the Bronx.

Resemblances, Sympathies, and Other Acts – Jeremy Millar @ CCA, Glasgow

Review by Alistair Quietsch Seeped in conceptual layering and research, Jeremy Millar’s current show at the CCA is at times, a seemingly disparate show of…

UK Film: Global Stage

The UK Film industry has taken a few major blows recently. In the face of this, British films are being picked up by overseas film festivals: next stop, Tribeca.

On a Road to Nowhere

Across the Atlantic there’s a strong tradition of road trip films, the bulk of the action based in or around the car and the endless dusty highway ahead.

Achilifunk & OJO

The last Achilifunk album marked the start of something big on the rumba scene and focused attention on the culture and history of the genre.

The Robot Heart

Born out of Marsh’s struggles with substance abuse, heartbreak and the deaths of several friends, it’s reflective, but ultimately affirming material.

Timber Timbre

Creep On Creepin’ On is a deeply provocative and alternative slant to blues, which would be appropriate in a hidden downtown bar.

Dutch Uncles

The diversity of this album is astounding, some tracks will have you swooning, while others pass on by, however the ones that stand out pull the whole album together.


If this second album from Vessels overwhelms, it’s more for the test of aural endurance it poses than for being truly groundbreaking.


Mind Bokeh is Bibio’s most accomplished album to date, blending a soulful and vivid assortment of tracks and creating a dappled, uplifting arrangement.

Esben and the Witch

Esben and the Witch’s uncompromising sound is being heard not only in back rooms and dimly lit bars, but it is also making its way into our musical landscape.

Analogue Sounds in a Digital World

Synthesisers are complex and difficult instruments, but in musical circles, they’re considered some of the most beautiful. Here’s what it takes to build a behemoth.

An Intimate Performance

Battersea Arts Centre brings people closer to theatre with the One-on-One Festival, exploring the relationships between audience and performer.

Cut + Paste: Romare Bearden @ Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, NY

American artist, Romare Bearden’s (b.1911) practice is complex and wide reaching. This exhibition at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is the first to focus exclusively on collage…

Simon Starling, Recent History @ Tate St Ives

Review by Colin Herd To accommodate Recent History, the Tate St Ives has reversed the sequence of galleries, so the show begins in Gallery 5…

Flexible Filmmaking: Ben Rivers’ Slow Action

Review by Ruaidhri Ryan “I’m not a film purist, for me it is about my own enjoyment; I really don’t feel part of a debate…

Examining the Role of Performance: SHOW, Jerwood Visual Arts

Review by Charles Danby The Jerwood Encounters series was launched in 2008 to investigate the margins of the primary fields of the Jerwood visual arts…

Pop Up Art: Temporary Contemporary Art Space, Gateshead

A disused terraced house in Bensham, Tyneside, which is scheduled for demolition, is to briefly enjoy a radical new life – as a contemporary art…

Claude Cahun/Sue Tompkins at Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Review by Colin Herd In a tiny photograph of a domestic interior, the doors of an ornate wooden cabinet gape open. In the lower half…

SHADOWBOXING: Mariana Castillo Deball, Sean Dockray, Marysia Lewandowska and Wendelien van Oldenborgh @ RCA

Review by Emma Cummins In November 2010, the graduating students of the MA Curating Contemporary Art course at the Royal College of Art, invited the…

Pick Me Up: Contemporary Graphic Design Fair @ Somerset House

Review by Laura E. Barone, a candidate for the MA in Art History at Richmond the American International University in London The Embankment Galleries at…

Nancy Spero @ the Serpentine Gallery

Review by Paul Hardman Right from the first moment of entering this exhibition at the Serpentine, Spero’s art makes an assertive and powerful impression. Immediately…

A Partnership in Terror – Hitchcock and Herrmann Festival

The collaboration between Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most famous, tempestuous and productive creative relationships in Hollywood to date. To coincide…

The European Independent Film Festival: Bringing European Cinema to a Wider Audience

European cinema occupies a special place in the heart of the cinema-going public: a Danish film, In a Better World, picked up the Best Foreign…

Preview: Yerma at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Preview by Rym Kechacha Born just outside Granada in the heart of Andalucía, the influential Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca was highly influenced by the…

Sharon Kivland’s Je suis malade de mes pensées @ Domo Baal

Review by Tiffany Jow Comprised of items from Sharon Kivland’s personal archive of French magazines, postcards, advertising leaflets and objects from a variety of time…

What happens when we die? Stardust – Some Thoughts on Death at St Mungo’s Museum, Glasgow

Review by Alistair Quietsch The latest show at the St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life, Stardust – Some Thoughts on Death by Gillian Steel, is…

Yohji Yamamoto @ the V&A, London

Review by Tiffany Jow, a candidate for the MA in Art History at Richmond the American International University in London. These days, it’s trendy to…

Experiential Filmmaking: Ed Atkins – Death Mask @ Cabinet Gallery, London

Review by Jareh Das London artist Ed Atkins films exist in what can only be described as an experiential filmic environment. Atkins often displays; film…