Category : Art

Tania Bruguera: Confronting, Not Conforming

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Despite the art world’s reputation as fearless provocateur, the threat of censorship always looms. MoMA’s decision to buy and display Tania Bruguera’s once banned, politically charged performance is a testimony to the awareness that art is an agent for confronting and not conforming.  It has been almost two decades since … Read More

The Many Faces of Leeds: ‘Now Then’ Photography Exhibition

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‘Now Then’ is a sensitively produced photography exhibition. The exhibition explores a convergence of past and present and plays on the Yorkshire vernacular greeting “now then.” The photographic subjects are elderly Yorkshire residents. The elderly generation are becoming increasingly vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation. This exhibition gives a voice … Read More

V is for Velour: Sasha Velour at Tunnel

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It’s 7pm on Sunday evening but I’m not perusing Netflix in my dressing gown, I’m in Tunnel (formerly Mission 2) surrounded by Sasha Velour’s adoring fans. We are all ready for her immaculate brand of lip syncing, wit and high concept drag. After all, this is a queen who cites … Read More

Art removal in sign of protest at the Manchester Art Gallery

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When the curator of the contemporary art section at the Manchester Art Gallery, Clare Gannaway, decided to pull out from displaying a painting from Pre-Raphaelite painter J.W. Waterhouse, the initiative was said to be about encouraging conversation and starting up a discussion about female body’s representation during the Victorian age. … Read More

King and Collector: Resplendent Traitor

8 months ago / 0 comments

Arts Editor, Stephanie Bennett, reviews the exhibition at the Royal Academy, London. At the Royal Academy, London, there is currently an exhibit showcasing the art collection of King Charles I. For the first time in over four centuries, his assortment of masterpieces are on display for the public. Executed in … Read More

Saelia Aparicio – ‘Your consequences have actions’

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Saelia Aparicio’s latest work was commissioned especially for the Tetley and she took full advantage of the quirky layout of the gallery, to maximise the space. The whole exhibition revolves around ideas of how pollution is affecting the human body. For example Aparicio’s huge drawing on the wall of the … Read More

What Happens When We Forget Female Artists?

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The art history of the Renaissance is dominated by male artists, but in reality, female artists also enjoyed immense success. 2017 proved itself to be a good year for women in the art world; large exhibitions opened for artists such as Rachel Whiteread and Fahrelnissa Zeid in London, and in … Read More

Leeds Arts University students showcase their talent in ‘Proximity’ @ HPBC

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Proximity, a second-year visual arts exhibition from a handful of students from Leeds Arts University, was an intimate, diverse affair. Described as “a multidisciplinary exhibition focusing on proximity within space, time and relationship”, the works were arranged in the small, crowded basement of the Hyde Park Book Club, a choice … Read More

We Want Moore: The Henry Moore Foundation Exhibition

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  The current art exhibition ‘Becoming Henry Moore’ at The Henry Moore Foundation Exhibition is striking for both its simplicity and sheer excellence. It is clear that Moore’s work speaks for itself, and surrounded by his various influences and those he influenced through his own artistry, it is a stunning … Read More

Leeds 2023: a cultural loss by popular vote

10 months ago / 0 comments

After 4 years of hard work, a million pounds worth of investment, and the submission of ideas by hundreds of residents, Leeds has been dealt a devastating blow.  It’s aspirations of becoming European Capital of Culture in 2023, along with those of Belfast, Dundee, Milton Keynes and Nottingham, lie in … Read More