Category : Art

Review: The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture 2018

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There is a distant droning of a mechanical organ drifts throughout the galleries at the Hepworth Wakefield as the thirty-seven crystal glass flutes of Cerith Wyn Evans’ work recycles the breath of the viewer into deep sounds. But like the air that flows through the two-part sculpture, the work feels … Read More

Capitalising on Justice: New Exhibition Shows an Impassioned Cry for Help from American Prisoners

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An exhibition entitled Capitalising on Justice has opened at the Urban Justice Center’s exhibition space in Manhattan. Exploring the commodification of incarcerated peoples’ labour, it features artwork made by prisoners for the outside world with a clear cry for help.  The U.J.C aims to operate “independently with a common goal … Read More

The FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2018

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The FUAM Graduate Art Prize rewards the artistic excellence of graduating students from BA Art and Design and Fine Art at the University of Leeds. Now in its sixth year, the annual exhibition showcases the work of this year’s four finalists, Hannah Marsh, Katie Clark, Beth Windmill, and Tayisiya Shovgelia. … Read More

Insolence Makes the Art Grow Stronger: The 50 State Initiative

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Now more than ever, art seems inherently political in an America that is hurtling towards the midterm elections. Across all corners of the American landscape, a series of curious billboards have been erected. In every state, these ambiguous yet politically charged adverts are turning heads in communities as diverse as … Read More

Goodbye to All That? Exhibition: Leeds Library Treasures Gallery

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The Leeds Library Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery is just that, a treasure in the midst of a thriving campus. Developed for the centenary of the armistice in November, the exhibition Goodbye to All That? was curated by Professor Alison Fellalongside PhD researchers Alexander Shaw and Ellis Boyle. The exhibition … Read More

Lucia Nogueira Brought to Light by The Henry Moore Institute

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With such an extensive assortment of independent artistic pieces stored away, it’s a shame that there is only ever enough room for just a portion to be on display at any one time; thankfully, however, a fine compromise with Leeds Art Gallery is that whichever exhibitions are given a chance … Read More

This Article Has Been Censored

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For the past few years, I have been increasingly interested in art. My knowledge of this field used to be very limited, and that is the main reason I decided to pick History of Art for my A-levels. In my first class, our teacher asked us what we thought ‘art’ … Read More

Do Art Galleries Cost Too much?

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There is no doubt that public art comes at a price. But when this price leaves you little change from £100 for a family day-out, are we costing young people more than just their creative development and community engagement? Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A, doesn’t seem to think so. … Read More

Banksy In The Bin: The Infamous Shredding Picture

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Banksy is arguably the most iconic street artist of our time, who still remains anonymous, (although is probably Robert Del Naja, 52-year-old member of trip-hop trio Massive Attack, sorry for the spoilers). International headlines have recently been captured by his latest anti-capitalist controversy. At Southeby’s Auction House on Saturday 6th … Read More

Jenny Saville Sets Record at Frieze Week

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Jenny Saville’s nude self-portrait Propped (1992) sold for an impressive £9.5 million at Sotheby’s ‘Frieze Week’ sale of contemporary art. This sets a landmark record for a work by a living female artist and significantly exceeds the painting’s estimated worth of £3-4 million. The painting was originally purchased by Charles … Read More