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

Great art exhibition, shame about the politics: 'Expressionists: Kandinsky, Münter and the Blue Rider' at Tate Modern
Thursday, 30 May 2024 17:45

Great art exhibition, shame about the politics: 'Expressionists: Kandinsky, Münter and the Blue Rider' at Tate Modern

Written by Nick Moss
Nick Moss reviews Expressionists: Kandinsky, Münter and the Blue Rider, at the Tate Modern, London, to 20 October 2024. Image above: Wassily Kandinsky, Murnau – Johannisstrasse from a Window of the Griesbräu, 1908. The first thing that should be said is that this is a vital and stunning exhibition. It…
International Women's Day: Women's Artistic Narratives in Times of War
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 07 March 2024 13:16

International Women's Day: Women's Artistic Narratives in Times of War

Written by Jenny Farrell
From its outset, International Women's Day was characterized by the fight for peace, against militarism and war. At the Second International Conference of Socialist Women at Copenhagen in 1910, resolutions concerning the “maintenance of peace” and “to combat internationally militarism and secure peace” were tabled in response to the growing…
Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.
Tuesday, 13 February 2024 09:16

Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.

Written by Nick Moss
Nick Moss reviews Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You., at the Serpentine South Gallery to 17 March 2024. Above image: Installation view, photo by George Darrell Barbara Kruger’s work has been exhibited surprisingly infrequently in the UK. However, the success of her interventions in relation…
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