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Tate Modern’s latest exhibition celebrates the work of Surrealist artist Dora Maar, drawing her out of the shadow of male contemporaries and challenging the myth of the ‘mad muse’.
Read More “Behind the Myth of the Mad Muse: Dora Maar at Tate Modern”
In light of Amanda Parer’s installation,
Intrude, being shown at Liverpool’s Exchange Flags, Sumaya Kassim considers the environmental and cultural devastation of white colonialism in Australia. Read More “Follow the White Rabbit: the ‘Anthropocene’, Australia and whiteness as pestilence in Amanda Parer’s Intrude at Liverpool Light Show”
Journalist, writer and lecturer Melissa Chemam reflects on the Arnolfini’s recent exhibition
Still, I Rise, the cultural history of Bristol and her experience as the gallery’s writer in residence. Read More “Still, We’ll Rise Once Again…”
Throughout history Eurydice has been portrayed as a voiceless cypher next to the vocal brilliance of her husband Orpheus. But does the ENO’s 2019 programme of Gluck, Offenbach and Glass alter this? asks our writer Miriam Al Jamil.
Read More “Eurydice Among the Shades”
The Albertina’s current exhibition of Renaissance master Albrecht Dürer includes much of his celebrated work, but its the sketches and watercolours found in his personal archives that impress the most, writes Anna Parker.
Read More “Albrecht Dürer at the Albertina Museum, Vienna”
The Figs in Wigs are back at the Cambridge Junction, but this time they’re bringing mirth and mischief to young and old alike with their adaptation of
The Wind in the Willows. Read More “Figs in Wigs present The Wind in the Willows, at the Cambridge Junction”
Julia Bagguley reflects on the life and work of Lucian Freud in light of the current Royal Academy exhibition of his self portraits.
Read More “Lucian Freud, Portrait of the Artist”
The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, Okechuckwu Nzelu has crafted a brilliant novel about a young woman trying to discover her Nigerian roots and navigate the complexities of love. Read More “The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu – a beautiful, funny, warm debut”
Matthew White and Bill Deamer successfully revive Sandy Wilson’s 1950s hit musical,
The Boy Friend, about a group of young women at a finishing school in the French Riviera. Read More “Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend, at the Menier Chocolate Factory”
Drawing from real life accounts of young Black men living in Britain today, Joseph Toonga’s
Born to Manifest explores issues of identity and Black masculinity, but for our writer Shirley Ahura this is only the beginning of a very important conversation. Read More “Joseph Toonga’s Born to Manifest at The Place”
Jordan Tannahill’s latest play,
Botticelli in the Fire, is a glorious queering of Florentine Renaissance, which reveals just as much about the present as it does the past. Read More “Botticelli in the Fire at Hampstead Theatre”
Jessica Andrews’ debut,
Saltwater, is a coming of age novel about a young woman’s longing to leave her hometown and what she discovers beyond its borders when she finally does. Read More “Salt Water by Jessica Andrews – a beautifully poetic pastiche of fiction & autobiography”