Tai Shani, Oscar Murillo, Helen Cammock, and Lawrence Abu Hamdan: let’s get ready to rrrrrumbleeee for that £25k. Each year, the Turner Prize is awarded to one of the four shortlisted artists in December. But before the winner is announced, … Continue reading fair shake
Questions such as *why is there always someone having massive diarrhoea in the university library* and *what is art* aren’t as simple to answer as it might seem. I recently read that Phil Collins (the visual artist, not the originator … Continue reading jaw-dropping art materials
The Whitney Biennial’s latest controversy on their rap sheet is a particularly bad one. This time, the curatorial intention is not too experimental or the content too political. You know, the good kind of controversies. This is not so much the … Continue reading whitney’s wicked problem
Where did the audaciously curated group exhibitions go? I’m talking about daring concepts, multi interpretations, chunks of text, and many artists; an exhibition that tries to make a point. Yeah sure, Biennials, Triennials and Quinquennial are doing that, but I feel … Continue reading abandoning the bandwagon?
Hands down one of the most controversial artists of all time, Robert Mapplethorpe, has a modest exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The Guggenheim sat on this collection for 25 years. In 1993, they received an incredibly generous gift of … Continue reading no guts no glory
On June 29, 1969 police unexpectedly and brutally raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village in New York City. After years and years of violent discrimination, the LGTBQ+ community decided to fight back and organised protests. Within … Continue reading watershed
No event on New York City’s contemporary art calendar is more of a scapegoat for the ills of the art world than the Biennial exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art. … Continue reading no stranger of controversy