My review of Ed Atkins on Time Out... Art Now: Ed Atkins at Tate Britain
My review of Jeff Wall at White Cube on Time Out... Jeff Wall at White Cube Mason's Yard - West.
It must be nice to live safe in the knowledge that the human race is rubbish, and that – by the way – art is a load of shit too. Jake and Dinos Chapman have never been coy about their contempt for their species, disassembling its ridiculous habit of making 'art' into a career-sustaining series… Continue reading Jake & Dinos Chapman: Jake or Dinos Chapman
My review of Tracey Emin's Hayward show out now in the new September issue of ArtReview magazine. Sign in and read it at www.artreviewdigital.com Is Tracey Emin’s art worth discussing? Thousands of column inches are expended in commenting on her work and career, yet for all the discussion of what Emin’s work bears witness to – her… Continue reading Tracey Emin: Love is what you want
My review of Roman Ondák at Kunsthaus Zürich for Art Agenda
“Rabih?” A woman's voice echoes around Iniva’s light-filled main gallery. “Rabih!” she calls again, anxiously. The woman is Catherine Deneuve, seen walking through bombed-out and derelict urban streets; or it could be Catherine Deneuve acting a role, the role of a Western woman lost somewhere in the Middle East. The short clip, part of an installation… Continue reading Rabih Mroué: I, the Undersigned -The People Are Demanding
While a lot of people in the artworld like to think that art should be political, things get more serious when artists find themselves facing political repression for their outspoken views. It is now two months since Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei was first detained by the Chinese authorities - at the time of… Continue reading Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads