Araki prints and Lohan bed -photo Nic Tenwiggenhorn © The Feuerle Collection

The Feuerle Collection: Juxtaposition in a Berlin Bunker

A visit to an extraordinary collection of ancient and contemporary art, and a talk with its collector, Désiré Feuerle

CoBo Social August 2017

 

Love Life, Act II_Grundy Art Gallery, Jonathan Baldock & Emma Hart. Photo: Jonathan Lynch

Jonathan Baldock & Emma Hart take on Mr Punch in Blackpool

Rising London art stars take us into the world of Punch & Judy, and it is strange and sinister

FADMagazine July 2017

 

 

Ding Yi in London with an Appearance of Crosses. Photo Herbert Wright

The Appearance of Ding Yi and his Crosses in London

The most constant of Chinese abstract artists, interviewed at his Timothy Taylor Gallery show

CoBo Social May 2017

 

 

M HKA with the big letters of Christophe Terlinden’s The Missing U (2002). Photo Herbert Wright

Antwerp's Modern Art Museum Just Got Better

An internal redesign has opened up extraordinary spaces, works and some imaginative curation

FAD magazine May 2017

 

Coming Ashore in Warsaw: The Beguiling Siren is Thy Crest

A new riverside gallery presents the art of mermaids, from mediaeval books to contemporary queerification

FAD magazine April 2017

 

Finding the Meaning of Peter Märkli

The Swiss architect with a cult following displays drawings and models in London

FAD magazine March 2017

 

 

Les P'tites Femmes de Soho- Anne Pigalle (2015)

Anne Pigalle Celebrates the Soho of Dreams and Desires

It may be too late to save the naughtiness of London's bohemian heart, but Anne Pigalle leaves a brilliant trace of its evaporating pleasures

FAD magazine March 2017

 

 

Family in Shamattawa Aboriginal Reserve, Manitoba, Canada, 2 (2012) courtesy Mark Neville

Child's Play - Mark Neville's photo exhibition at Foudling Museum reviewed

Yes, it's a moosehead in the kitchen. We need to think about kids' right to play. 

FADmagazine Feb 2017

 

 

Paul Nash - The Menin Road (1919) © Tate

Paul Nash - review of Tate Britain show He painted two world wars and the mysticism of the English countryside

Blueprint Jan 2017, blogged Feb 2017 

 

 

‘Metropolis’, 1988; © Zaha Hadid Foundation

Deconstructing Zaha Hadid's Art

She was one of the most exciting architects the world has seen. A show at London's Serpentine Sackler Gallery reveals that she was an extraordinary visual artist as well

FADmagazine December 2016

 

 

Untitled, c.1975 (Marcia Hare in Memphis Tennessee) by William Eggleston, c.1975 ©Eggleston Artistic Trust

William Eggleston Portraits

Eggleston is known for his 60s/70s shots of slow-time smalltown scenes in the American South. But he snapped plenty of people, too – and he was technological innovator. Review of National Portrait Gallery show

FADmagazine August 2016

 

Historical Dances in an Antique Setting, 2016- photo by Brothertonlock © Pablo Bronstein

Pablo Bronstein interviewed about his current Tate Britain commission Historical Dances in an Antique Setting, and further, his passions for the baroque and postmodern; his most salubrious drawings and installations; why he's not an architect; and sundry diverse matters &tc &tc.

Blueprint/designcurial May/June 2016

 

 

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Review: Strange and Familiar Britain as Revealed by International Photographers at the Barbican

Evelyn Hofer: Crossing Guard, London 1962. Courtesy The Evelyn Hofer Estate

Blueprint/ designcurial May/June 2016

 

picture: detail from The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, 1490s

The Victoria & Albert Museum's show charts Botticelli and artists up to the present re-imagining his work... Who is Botticelli's Venus? How has his vision of beauty shaped our civilisation?

Journal of Wild Culture March 2016
Republished! Cultural Divide June 2016

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1963 relief at Harlow's Water Gardens by William Mitchell. Photo © Historic England

A show about the UK's post-war public art reveals wonderful works, and the threats they face to survive
Blueprint/designcurial March 2016

 

 

photo © Herbert Wright 2015

Indian superstar artist Subodh Gupta's big dazzling new bucket!
Designcurial November 2015

 

 

The American master of light creates magic at a great English country house and its idyllic grounds
Blueprint/designcurial September 2015

 

 

photo from La Grande Motte; le temple du soleil © Patrizia Mussa

A critical look at photographer Patrizia Mussa's vision of Jean Balladur's strange resort, La Grande Motte
designcurial July 2015

 

 

photo: Sandy SY Lee

Christ! An infamous but adored English musician has been nailed to a cross! And he's hanging in a Church. Artist Nick Reynolds put him there, and it raises questions like: What Became of the sacred symbol of Christianity. Who is this Man Who Would Be Christ King?

Journal of Wild Culture Feb 2015

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The First Artist and the Genesis of the Artist's Quandary
Serbian comic strip artist Aleksa Gajic and his wonderful film The Rise and Fall of Art

Journal of Wild Culture October 2014

 

gallery photo Andy Keate

The Pines in Last seen Entering the Biltmore. Richard Healy discovered American architect Horace Gifford and made an animation of one of his gay beach houses for the South London Gallery.
designcurial August 2014

 

photo: André Morin

Hiroshi Sugimoto's Aujourd'hui le monde est mort: Lost Human Genetic Archive at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Review and gallery: Sugimoto's epitath for the human race.
designcurial July 2014

 

 

(photo: Stephen White)

Traces and Shiny Evidence- a look at Jimmie Durham at the Parasol Unit, London
designcurial June 2014

 

 

(picture: Matisse- maquette for Verve, vol.IV, no.13 (1945) 1943, courtesy Tate)

Henri Matisse: A Cut Above
Charting the rise of the last great flowering of Matisse's talent, on walls and in the chapel at Vence, coinciding with Tate Modern's fantastic Cut-Outs show
Blueprint/ designcurial May 2014

 

 

Photo © Vaiva Katinaityte 2014

An Inside Job

A British-led operation breaks into a Lithuanian prison. Their tools: art. Their mission: to save lives. I report
Journal of Wild Culture April 2014

 

Private Moon © Leonid Tishkov

Republic of the Moon at The Bargehouse SE1
The Art Catalyst's new exhibition lets artists loose with the Moon. Read about the 'Bewildering Beauty of the Moon'...
Journal of Wild Culture January 2014
 

 

photo from Adrián Villar Rojas' Today We Reboot the Planet © Jörg Baumann 2013

Death and Cones: Phoebe Collings-James' solo show at Cobb Gallery reviewed
theyellowhouseblog September 2013

 

 

LS Lowry, Industrial Landscape (1955) courtesy The Estate of LS Lowry

LS Lowry at Tate Britain
Review Blueprint 330, September 2013
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Oxford Circle
A man called Crowe is installed by Jon Rubin down Oxford Circus Bakerloo southbound
theyellowhouseblog August 2013

 

 

John Gerrard's Pulp Press
An extraordinary architectural-virtual installation in a (slightly remote) Norwegian sculpture park- review
Blueprint August 2013

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Robert Morris at Sprüth Magers reviewed
Blueprint July 2013

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Soleil Froid at Palais de Tokyo, Paris- an epic show, dominated by Julio le Parc's works but stuffed with loads of other mind-opening spectacles!
Blueprint June 2012

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detail of Shoji Ueda's People on the Beach, 1949

Camera Obscura: four great C20 photographers- Hervé, Ronis, Callahan and Ueda- in a small Paris show
Blueprint June 2012

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Ice Age Art at the British Museum Am I the only one who's noted some dodgy premises in this otherwise excellent blockbuster exhibition?
Blueprint April 2013

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Lucy Williams at Timothy Taylor Gallery:
new works surprisingly refresh and celebrate Modernist architecture and ideals
Blueprint Feb 2013

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APG at the Raven Row Gallery a retrospective of the Artists Placement Group, a pioneering but neglected British art agency-cum-collective, from the 60s/70s
Blueprint January 2013

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Ruhs in his Milan studio © Herbert Wright 2011

Kris Ruhs Landing on Earth - Milan-based American artist/designer talks about his extraordinary, transcendental installation at the Wapping Project
Blueprint December 2012

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Touring the near and the elsewhere
Following my touring talk with curator Gaia Persico of a major show of urban photography and art
Blog February 2012

 

Detail of Psychedelic East 1 by Rainer Fetting 1990

Rainer Fetting in Berlin (and New York)
The Berlinische Galerie's retrospective of the great expressionist artist
FAD July 2011

 

I am a Fantasy-A post-feminist show of Margaret Harrison and The Girls

FAD April 2011

 

photo Herbert Wright 2011

London's Last Great Art Collective Show?- The Woodmill S.A.G.S
blog April 2011

 

London Art Fair 2011 reviewed
FAD January 2011

 

42 Questions for God
blog Dec 2009 /Sep 2010

 

House of Cards by Aaron Koblin 2009
The Girls with Herbert Wright, photo © Tom Medwell

The Girls- hot photographer-artists interviewed for Love is the Law
September 2009

 

The Beatles 'Coming Apart' 1968 © Tom Murray

Two Days In the Life: The Beatles
A fantastic exhibition of photographs by Tom Murray and Michael Ward reviewed
Originally published in Open, June 2008

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LS Lowry at Tate Britain
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Two Days In the Life: The Beatles
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John Gerrard's Pulp Press
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Robert Morris at Sprüth Magers
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Soleil Froid at Palais de Tokyo
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Camera Obscura
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Kinetica Art Fair and Ecobuild
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Ice Age Art at the British Museum
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