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On removing a postcard of Frida Kahlo from her wall, Rachel Ashenden began to reflect on past loves, the feelings postcards evoke and the liberation one can feel, even in lockdown, towards old relationships.
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Over 50 international artists are exhibited in the Barbican’s exciting new show documenting the development, construction, performance and questioning of masculinity from the 1960s until now.
Read More “Masculinities: Liberation through Photography at the Barbican Art Gallery”
Amak Mahmoodian’s Zanjir and Angelica Mesiti’s Assembly explore themes of identity, unity and collective togetherness across space and time at the Arnolfini.
Read More “The chains that bind us: Amak Mahmoodian and Angelica Mesiti at the Arnolfini, Bristol”
With a major retrospective of Linder’s work opening at Kettle’s Yard, Julia Bagguley reflects on the life, art and legacy of one of Britain’s most overlooked feminist artists and performers of the punk era.
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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’.
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In her poem, Gerry Stewart shines a light on the overlooked legacy of Sarah Anne Bright, a nineteenth-century artist and photographer who produced one of the earliest surviving photograms initially attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot.
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By raiding the V&A’s archives and permanent collections, fashion photographer Tim Walker has created an immersive exhibition that’s enchanting and full of promise.
Read More “Tim Walker: Wonderful Things at the Victoria & Albert Museum”
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.
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Memory, loss and migration are all explored in Tara Fatehi Irani’s beautifully evocative work, Mishandled Archive. Here, Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou reflects on Fatehi Irani’s ongoing project and her “mishandling” of ancestral archives.
Read More “Migrating Memories and Transitive Memorials: Tara Fatehi Irani’s Mishandled Archive and Our Collective Handling of the Past”