Two exhibitions at the British Museum and Watts Gallery strive to re-contextualise European Orientalism and emphasise artistic relationships between east and west, but do they succeed? asks our arts writer Miriam Al Jamil.
A mistress of disguise and dramatic personae, Cindy Sherman’s photography is internationally known for challenging gender constructs and shattering the illusion of appearance. In her review, Charlie Evans-Flagg appreciates the enduring profundity of Sherman’s oeuvre.
Our use of pottery for everyday rituals dates back to before the Neolithic period, but today we appreciate the subtle beauty of ceramics. Here, Julia Bagguley discusses the history of pottery in relation to artist Jennifer Lee’s work, currently on show at Kettle’s Yard.
The Barbican’s Lee Krasner: Living Colour is a long overdue celebration of an indomitable artist whose ingenious eye offers a kaleidoscopic perspective on the inner and outer worlds that shape our lives, writes our arts contributor Dr Lottie Whalen.
Following its grand opening at the Met Gala, the exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion explores the concept of ‘camp’ through a Sontagion lens and reveals its cultural, political and social significance today, writes our contributor Georgia Good.
Tate’s latest exhibition, Van Gogh and Britain, reveals the extent to which the artist was inspired by British culture and in turn, influenced it. In her review, Jo Hemmings asks why we’re still captivated by Van Gogh and his work.
Renowned works by Titian, da Vinci, Dürer and Raphael feature in the Royal Academy’s recent exhibition, The Renaissance Nude, all of which throw light on the female as well as male gaze, observes our contributor Miriam al Jamil.
Initially termed as ‘a minor producer of charming still lifes’, the late artist Mary Fedden OBE went on to sell her work for six figure sums. Our arts contributor, Julia Bagguley, reflects on Fedden’s journey from mural maker to internationally known painter.
Writer and independent researcher, Sumaya Kassim, looks at how film is being used to explore what diaspora, issues of transnational belonging and British national identity mean to Arab womxn and non-binary film-makers.