Feeling, Not Looking

A personal exploration of my experiences with the collaborative work, Do Not Abandon Me, by Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin.

Making Art by Accident

By Noah Schmutz   I went to Tate Modern this weekend. Among the paintings displayed on the walls, there was a notice, different from the usual notice of the paintings, some kind of advertisement for another level of the art gallery: “Can a work of art be made by accident? Discover more on level…” (I…

Belfast Street Art: Curating the Urban Space

by Rebecca Gill   Belfast has been plagued by political unrest for many years, the conflict reaching its peak between the 60’s and the 90’s. Like Berlin and Bethlehem, a city divided by walls built up from the political strife, the city’s troubles are traced onto the urban space through its murals marking out Protestant…

Teju Cole’s Instagram Art

by Anna Shave       Our consumption of art in the contemporary moment has, without question, been altered by the growing and pervasive influence of Instagram. We are more inclined to be searching for that perfectly ‘Instagrammable’ shot to capture and upload when surrounded by art, potentially fed by a desire to gain ‘likes’…

“Image Anarchism” in Digital Curatorship

By Esther Vincent   Undoubtedly, the democratic and accessible facets of internet platforms tend to appeal to both artists and consumers alike. Particularly when regarding the rise of content sharing platforms such as Tumblr, internet users are increasingly sharing visual content as a way of constructing their own identity. This raises its own series of…

From Masterpiece to Merchandise

by Scarlett Baker A spectacle can be created when the fusion of two disciplines come together, most notably between the fashion and art world. Entering the critical debate as to whether fashion is truly “artistic” or rather an “art form” itself, the past ten years within the fashion industry has been shaped by the voice…

Brief Interviews with Artsy Men

By Mari Fløystad Juliebø   Me: Hi-   Him: Sometimes I struggle to connect with people the way I connect with art. I stopped doing drugs around people because it didn’t help but I do a lot of drugs around paintings. I’m really high right now and I feel more connected to this painting. It speaks to me a lot, you probably wouldn’t understand. It sucks to grow up and realise you’re more talented than your artistic inspirations. I painted a version of my favourite artists’ work and mine was better but it will never get the same recognition that…

Crying At Blue Light

By Anna Hill   I went to the museum alone. I went to look. Being in a museum is just as much as looking yourself as being looked at. I found something I wasn’t ready for – a painting that took me in its arms.  The painting, I learnt later, was called Decoration: The Excursion…