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Beyond Monochrome

‘Revolutions arrive in colours. Green in Ireland, carnation in Portugal, yellow in the Philippines, velvet in Czechoslovakia, rose in Georgia, orange in Ukraine, tulip in Kyrgyzstan, saffron in Myanmar. One hundred years ago in Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg), the October … Continue reading

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‘Imaginary Cities’ Book Launch

Waterstones Piccadilly, London will be hosting the launch of Imaginary Cities on Wednesday 22nd July 19:00. It’ll be free of course but please RSVP by email: piccadilly@waterstones.com There’ll be a Q&A, book signing, drinks (I think) and I’ll give a … Continue reading

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Total Recall

‘It is a mark of the age we live in that much art seems to have lost the transgressive power it was once accused of possessing. Our daily saturation of images plays a part, as does a sense of fatigue … Continue reading

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Beyond the visual

‘There are several routes to avoid or subvert [the tyranny of the gallery]. One is open revolt, as the Italian futurists demonstrated with their manifesto incitements to flood, demolish and ignite such institutions. Another is to showcase work outside galleries; … Continue reading

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The Prisoners

‘Michelangelo Buonarroti is one of those touched supposedly by the hand of God as a kind of Renaissance saint, even though he continually emphasised that his achievements were hard-earned. The artist left us a vital clue as to the real … Continue reading

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Icons of iconoclasm

‘The portrait has always had the problem of the pose. The most interesting portraits are those that subvert the pretence of the sitter and the situation. This can be done through brutal and beautiful honesty, as evidenced in the work … Continue reading

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Echoes

‘For a cold lifeless sphere of rock and dust locked in orbit around our planet, the satellite has had many protean identities. It has been a symbol of love and chastity, lucidity and madness, eternity and death. It never changes … Continue reading

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