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Our on-line knowledge resource comprises critical articles on the arts which foster diverse views and stimulate learning. The essays below inform, critique, contextualise and draw attention to current art practices across the world.

Art 021 Contemporary Art Fair, West Bund Art & Design

Art 021 Contemporary Art Fair, West Bund Art & Design

From the Chinese Contemporary Art Series By Zhaoyirou Li There are 84 galleries in the ART021 this year, divided into three units, Major Galleries, APPROACH and BEYOND Public Projects. The major part gathers 64 contemporary art galleries, amongst which there are 15...

The art of collaboration: Contemporary art in historic sites

The art of collaboration: Contemporary art in historic sites

By Annabel Sheen At the Palace of Versailles this summer, a towering crane from which cascaded a waterfall dominated the view of the seventeenth century landscaped gardens. It was one of a series of installations by contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson hosted by the...

Toni del Renzio: ‘Shoes hair and coffee’ in ARK magazine

Toni del Renzio: ‘Shoes hair and coffee’ in ARK magazine

By Giulia Damiani.   Shoes. The length of her polka dot dress leaves her ankles and the upper part of her feet exposed. As she walks, her hips move from right to left, following the rapid pace of her steps. A strip of light starts from her feet, while her heels click...

‘Woman shows’ at the New Museum

‘Woman shows’ at the New Museum

By Keren Goldberg.   Much has been said about the attention recently dedicated by the art world to ‘women’s art’. The Saatchi recently mounted a group show featuring fourteen women artists; Pussy Riot have declared their intention to open an all women museum in...

Reading the Surface

Reading the Surface

By Jessie Bond. I’ve saved a photograph by Jochen Lempert as my desktop background so that I’ll look at it every day. The black and white image is very simple, almost abstract. Lempert has captured small, light coloured pieces of matter floating in front of...

Inifinite Unica: A Collection of Posters

Inifinite Unica: A Collection of Posters

By Giulia Damiani. This publication relates to three weeks of poster-making and reflections in Jordan by writer Giulia Damiani in collaboration with The Studio based in Amman and the artist Theodore Ereira-Guyer. Besides the rich history of printing techniques and...

Observations from Glasgow International 2016

Observations from Glasgow International 2016

By Jessie Bond. Glasgow is a city whose contemporary art scene continues to flourish. Running since 2005, Glasgow International is a two week long Biennale: a celebration of the spaces, atmospheres and histories the city has to offer to contemporary artists and their...