Visual Arts

Visual Arts

"What do you think an artist is? He’s a political being, constantly alive to heartrending, fiery, or happy events, to which he responds in every way. No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war, for attack and defense against the enemy."

Pablo Picasso

'I am a human and I will be seen': the anti-imperialist power of the photographic image
Friday, 12 July 2019 13:04

'I am a human and I will be seen': the anti-imperialist power of the photographic image

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Kate Potts introduces an extract from Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time, the new book from Autograph ABP director Mark Sealy, published by Lawrence and Wishart This book trains Sealy’s sharp critical eye on the racial politics at work within photography. In the context of heated discussions around race…
Rembrandt the outsider
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 26 June 2019 16:59

Rembrandt the outsider

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Dennis Broe reviews the recent Rembrandt exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Rembrandt the outsider? At first glance nothing could be further from the truth. Rembrandt is being feted throughout the Netherlands this year, the 350th anniversary of his death in 1669, with over 23 exhibitions celebrating not only his painting…
Absurd colours for absurd people: an exhibition ridiculing the right wing, by Heidrun Thate
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:19

Absurd colours for absurd people: an exhibition ridiculing the right wing, by Heidrun Thate

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Bianca Idelson reviews an exhibition by Heidrun Thate at the Sacripante Gallery, in Rome. Heidrun Thate, born in Germany but living in France for more than twenty years, paints Hitler's figure - with constancy, refinement, and even obstinacy - in the colours of a deliberately exaggerated range of the most…
Walter Wolfgang
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 31 May 2019 14:22

Walter Wolfgang

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Walter Jakob Wolfgang, 23 June 1923 to 28 May 2019, was a German-born British socialist and peace activist. He was Vice-President and Vice Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament up to the time of his death, and a supporter of the Stop the War Coalition.
Against the day
Sunday, 19 May 2019 13:40

Against the day

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Narbi Price introduces his new exhibition of paintings, set in Ashington and inspired by the Pitmen Painters. Image above: Untitled Wall Painting (Kwik Fit), acrylic on board, 50x70cm The idea for the exhibition and series of paintings entitled The Ashington Paintings (held at Woodhorn Museum in summer 2018), came through…
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