As the term draws to an end, aspiring art students from far and wide poor into the ‘real world’ with a false sense of security provided by the free white walls, in-house ‘crits’ and ready-made network of the institution. The idea that they might have to apply for exhibitions, beg people to look at their work and market their own shows in future seemed a distant if even conscious concern of those I met last Tuesday night at the Royal College of Art Painting 2010 degree show. This cocky attitude, however, generated a sense of liberation and bravery that meant...
Thursday, 24th June 2010
Friday, 18th June 2010
Steve McQueen has led a seven-year campaign commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to commemorate the British servicemen and women killed during the war in Iraq with official postage stamps bearing their portraits. Having been on tour at Manchester International Festival, the Imperial War Museum and the Barbican, Queen And Country is currently on view in room 37 of the National Portrait Gallery, where it remains until 18 July. The UK Royal Mail has yet to give the go-ahead to the project. McQueen’s frustration with his inability to gain proper film footage during his 6 days spent with British...
Brussels plays host to a trio of outstanding fairs at the Place du Grand Sablon in early June, and the ever popular Carré Rive Gauche – now in its 36th year – returns to the Left Bank in Paris.
The work of John Nash has often been overshadowed by that of his contemporary, John Soane. But his pragmatism, as well as his experiments with the picturesque, make him one of the most significant of all British architects.
Apollo is published in London, one of the world’s great art capitals and home to extraordinary, thrilling exhibitions such as last year’s ‘Bronze’ at the Royal Academy