From exhibition review

Looking through glass

Maya Ahuja-Hofheiz   Dale Chihuly, hailed the ‘worlds most celebrated’ contemporary glass artist recently held an exhibition of his work in Kew Gardens, called “Reflections on Nature”. The exhibition was comprised of a series of works scattered through the gardens themselves in an ‘artworks trail’ (a classic exhibition format for Kew, but a departure for…

Paper Thin: Fragile Definition in Klimt and Schiele

By Sian Erskine   From the 4th November 2018 to the 3rd February 2019, The Royal Academy brought together works by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt in Klimt / Schiele: Drawings. The exhibition marked the centenary of the artists’ deaths, echoed in the fragility of the pieces. The display was arranged chronologically beginning with Klimt’s…

Review – Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up

By Anna Hadley   16 June 2018 – 18 November 2019. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.   During her life, the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was eclipsed by her husband, Diego Rivera. Rivera was an internationally acclaimed artist, who is credited with bringing the Mexican mural movement to North America. Like Kahlo, he was a…

Review: Christian Marclay’s Film, The Clock

We enter the theatre at 14:01. We had been queuing for at least forty minutes and had watched the queue grow even longer behind us. We had picked a good time. Christian Marclay’s 24-hour long film, The Clock screened at the Tate Modern from 14th September to the 20th January. My sister and I went…

‘Art Hides His Art’: Thomas Hutton at Studioli

The temptation is to touch. The glowing white surface hypnotises; it appears to emit its own light. This pure light is reflected distantly in the deep blackness of the surrounding wall mirrors. There the glowing pillows appear to float alone in outer space, eerily

Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes at The Hepworth Wakefield

By Tascha von Uexkull   Dismembered, dislocated bodies, almost abstracted in their detachment from their source. A solitary arm lies lifeless upon the plinth in the foreground of my vision. Behind it, human forms snatched of their perfect refinement lack unity and selfhood. A chaos of jumbled half-bodies, like ancient Classical sculptures in their brokenness.…