The colour of the sky is a mixture of purple and grey, liquid and dark, constantly changing. The clouds cross the sky like a hastening army; an imminent storm looms. The streets are empty and the only people present
seem to rush, mirroring the sky’s ominous predilection. It’s 4.30 pm and…

Tate Britain’s room 1910 is dominated by Stanley Spencer’s The Resurrection, Cookham 1924–7, a grandiose and crowded painting hanging at the centre of the room, forcefully attracting one’s gaze as you enter the space. Further down, a small picture squeezed in the corner radiates a more subtle beauty, Dora Carrington’s…

“In the best of all possible worlds, art would be unnecessary. Its offer of restorative, placative therapy would go begging a patient. The professional specialization involved in its making would be presumption. The generalities of its applicability would be an affront. The audience would be the artist and their life…

Zarina Bhimji Lead White © DACS

Zarina Bhimji’s work explores colonialism and its legacies. Lead White is an installation comprised of embroideries and photographs: a conceptual autopsy on the body of colonised Africa. The photographs are enlarged images of documental fragments from the Zanzibar archive and focus on correspondence related to the 1884–85 Berlin Conference. This…

Lubaina Himid, Chopin’s Heart, 2017–2018, acrylic on piano lid, Image courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, photo: Andy Keate

‘Fryderyk Chopin had always said he wanted to be buried in his native land, and because he knew perfectly well that he was dying, he had planned his death quite carefully. And his funerals, too.’

Flights, Olga Tokarczuk

Chopin had two funerals. In Paris, it was his body that was…

Ernst Barlach
Der Schwebende (The Floating One) 1927, cast 1987

World War One was the first truly global war. Countries from all continents lost lives on an inconceivable scale and vast ruins were left behind. Aftermath surveys the traumas, the responses and the visions for the future in works of British, French and German artists. In Britain and France national…

“Out infantilised giant of yesteryear Cast out, call out these demons, out all the vestiges”

-Excerpt from Exorcise The Bridge @ Eastham Rake

Mark Leckey’s ‘Affect Bridge Age Regression’ at Cubitt Gallery, installation views. Photography by Mark Blower

Mark Leckey is the 2008 Turner Prize winner. His work spans several media such as performance, installation, and video, while its subject draws on popular culture from…

‘The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away’ Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Inspired by Tate Modern’s exhibition ‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov — Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into The Future’, I considered how ideas behind the Kabakovs’ work are reflected in the writings of author Jorge Luis Borges.

The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away is a Kabakovs’ installation which consists of…

Vasilis Moschas

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