The Outsider: Still Lives, Robert Lenkiewicz, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

Review by Regina Papachlimitzou Speaking in relation to the second major controversy he triggered in a course of a creatively chaotic life (namely, his deal…

Everyday Scenarios & Complex Iconography: Paul Graham, Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Review by Emily Sack, a candidate for the MA in Art History at Richmond the American International University in London. A visit to Whitechapel Gallery…

Contemporary Russian Discourse: Practice For Everyday Life, Calvert 22, London.

Review by Sarah Richter, a candidate for the MA in Art History at Richmond the American International University in London. Calvert 22 is a not…

Joan Miró at Tate Modern: The Ladder of Escape

Review by Ruby Beelsey The latest in a string of blockbuster shows at Tate Modern, Joan Miró needs no introduction. As one of the defining…

The Post-Photographic Era: Alastair Cook, Analogue Decay, Howden Park Centre

Review by Colin Herd The names of difficult-to-get-hold-of and in some cases discontinued-altogether photographic film have something of the poetry of a catalogue of obscure…

The Future of Arts Engagement: A Sense of Perspective: Tate Liverpool

Review by Kenn Taylor A Sense of Perspective deals with the in between and the undefined, in a groundbreaking exhibition developed and curated by young…

Perspectives On A Charged Political Present: Huang Yong Ping and Wael Shawky, Nottingham Contemporary

Interview by Bethany Rex Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest and most ambitious contemporary art spaces in the UK. Designed by Caruso St John…

Concepts of Memory and Time: Gary Simmons, Simon Lee Gallery, London

Review by Sarah Richter a candidate for the MA in Art History at Richmond the American International University in London. Haven’t we all wondered if…

V&A: Exhibition Road Competition

Review by Nathan Breeze If you’re a regular visitor to the V&A you would have noticed a gradual and ambitious series of renovations and expansions…

It’s Gonna Work Out Fine: Lisa Slominski, Tenderpixel, London

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

The Interaction between Classical Music, Theatre and Film: Michel van der Aa, Barbican, London

Review by Nathan Breeze Touring six major European culture halls, Liebestod was a cross-genre performance by the Amsterdam Sinfonietta exploring the interaction between Classical Music…

A Multitude of Soap Bubbles which Explode from Time to Time: Pino Pascali, Camden Arts Centre, London

Review by Paul Hardman This exhibition, the first dedicated to Pino Pascali in the UK, focuses on works from 1967 and 1968, the last few…

Examining and Unravelling: Yellow Wallpaper, Bo.Lee, Bath

Review by Regina Papachlimitzou Yellow Wallpaper, inspired by Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s story of the same name, examines and unravels themes of spatial confinement, escape and…

Deconstructing Photography: Rashid Rana, Lisson Gallery, London

Review by Emily Sack, a candidate for the MA in Art History at Richmond the American International University in London. Lisson Gallery’s newest exhibition highlights…

The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life: Dirt @ Wellcome Collection, London

Review by Carla MacKinnon Wellcome Collection, a free visitor destination for the incurably curious has established an excellent name for itself as one of London’s…

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…