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It’s 8 years since I last visited Henry Moore’s house and gardens at Perry Green. That was a grey day in early April. Today was like Summer and seemed much later in the year. Read More >

Posted: April 23rd, 2017
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An afternoon at Tate Modern originally to see the Robert Rauschenberg and Wolfgang Tillmans shows but as it turned out much more excited by the dance, sound performances and installations in the tanks. The Robert Rauschenberg show was disappointing with a very narrow exhibition concept or wider story, a simple walk through of his work. Read More >

Posted: March 29th, 2017
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Following a relocation from Shad Thames to High Street Kensington, the Design Museum re-opened in November. A vast space with greatly expanded facilities and potential. Fear & Love is a collection of provocative installations by architects and designers, reacting to complex global issues including how we live, the role of technology, and modern society. Read More >

Posted: December 12th, 2016
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Gee Vaucher’s work has found an immediately enthusiastic and receptive audience since her INTROSPECTIVE show opened at Firstsite in Colchester last week. With prescient “life imitates art” synchronicity, as the US voted Donald Trump to the presidency, Vaucher’s 1989 painting “Oh America”, a head-in-hands Statue of Liberty, inevitably and consequently found its way to the Daily Mirror front page. Read More >

Posted: November 16th, 2016
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Second visit to the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield for their new sculpture prize – Phyllida Barlow, Steven Claydon, Helen Marten and David Medalla. Also 2016 Turner Prize nominee Anthea Hamilton’s “Kettle’s Yard at The Hepworth Wakefield”. Read More >

Posted: October 27th, 2016
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The area around Cambridge railway station is being re-built. New office blocks, flats and retail spaces have appeared very quickly and fill in the gaps between earlier developments on the old Cheffins Auction site on Clifton Way, Hills Road and the Microsoft Research building. Read More >

Posted: July 1st, 2016
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The Heong Gallery, at Downing College in the centre of Cambridge, is one of several new contemporary art gallery spaces opening across the city on university sites. Read More >

Posted: June 19th, 2016
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Nam June Paik is credited with first use of the phrase “Electronic Superhighway” in 1974, identifying the creative and cultural potential of a world connected by the new technology. The Whitechapel Gallery takes this phrase as the title for a wide ranging exhibition covering the relationship between art, technology and the internet over five decades by 70 artists. The ground floor gallery covers the 21st century (2000-2016) and discusses the impact of technology on our lives, the extent to which we are manipulated by it, the benefits it has brought, the potential for exploitation, and provokes discussions of what might come next. Read More >

Posted: February 10th, 2016
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Visited the Frank Auerbach show at Tate Britain, and the Whitechapel for Emily Jacir: Europa. But most enjoyed the Raven Row show by Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys. Especially with access to the penthouse flat, sometimes used as additional exhibition space, or to accommodate visiting artists. The decor is unchanged since the 1950’s – carpet, wallpaper, lampshades, mini-bar. Read More >

Posted: November 12th, 2015
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Magali Reus “draws her subjects from the unassuming details of everyday life, from domestic an crafted objects to industrial design, colliding the messy residues of human activity with the clean-cut surfaces of mass production.” Detailed and technical re-creations of pavements with reproduced found-like objects. Read More >

Posted: September 28th, 2015
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