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Exhibition of the Month: Machines À Penser, Fond azione Prada, Venice.

This exhibition at the Fondazione Prada in Venice, discusses exile, escape and retreat in physical and psychological places. These are explained rather rigorously through art that prevails the lives of  philosophers, Heidegger (1889-1976), Adorno and Wittgenstein (1889- 1951).  The exhibition was spurred on due to these philosopher’s own need for escapism of daily routine and […]

April: Exhibition of the Month, Lorna Simpson ‘Unawnserable’

Hauser & Wirth are currently showing two exhibitions in their London head quarters.  From March to May the gallery presents works by Mathew Day Jackson and Lorna Simpson. The latter is a compelling show by an artist I am in complete awe of within contemporary art. Unawnserable, Simpson’s first solo show with the gallery, is an exploration […]

Ornament and the Revival of the Georgian

Georgian architecture was conceived during the period of 1714 and 1830. Its style maintained proportion and balance, centred around large windows, balustrades and columns. Stately homes and houses that came from this period oozed grandeur and wealth, their facades were designed with large extending staircases, and large supporting colonnades.  In the 19th and 20th century, […]

To dwell or not to dwell. My take on this year’s Venice Biennale.

I have been left with mixed feelings towards the 57th Venice Biennale, some bad, most good. I have always found it difficult to maintain a consistent opinion of the event as a whole. Although exciting and thrilling, with endless things to do, the vast expanse of information hits you as you walk through passport control […]