Must see  -  Exhibitions

Steve McQueen’s Year 3 project takes over Tate and tube

Standing on the Northern Line southbound platform at Mornington Crescent early in the morning, you’re greeted with a familiar sight. Amongst the mundane advertisements, you’ll find a class photo much like the kind you could find in anyone’s primary school yearbook. A few rows of children flank their teachers before a school bulletin board. The […]

In Japan, supernatural beliefs connect the spiritual realm with the earthly objects around us

Larissa Hjorth, RMIT University Sometimes life appears incomprehensible, of another world. The supernatural has been evoked in many cultures and religions as a way to make sense of the thresholds of mortal and immortal worlds through images and stories. For some, the supernatural can help make sense of the irrationality of life. For others, it […]

Phil Collins and Eva & Franco Mattes- the intimacy of medias

The Phi Foundation in Montreal has just celebrated the opening of two concurrent exhibits, consisting of the works of Phil Collins and Eva & Franco Mattes. Two vastly different collections housed in adjacent buildings, both present to us visions of our relationship with two of the most prevalent media we interact with daily: music and […]

‘A Tale of Two Women Painters’: an exhibition highlighting women artists long forgotten

On the whole, art history has favoured white, male, European men. Studies in recent years prove time and time again this harsh reality that has been well-known by minority artists and art historians. However, an exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid that recently opened is working to correct a portion of history to highlight […]

Nam June Paik at Tate Modern: How the ‘Father of Video Art’ came to be

Nam June Paik’s ‘TV garden’ can seem like a dystopian nightmare. A dark room filled with TV’s nestled within a sea of living house plants, all seemingly glaring at you. The digital and natural worlds collide, and upon a closer look, they are brought together in a very purposeful way. Nam June Paik is an […]

Despite attempt to block loan of ‘Vitruvian Man,’ drawing heads to the Louvre

Just a week before the start of the Louvre’s much-anticipated blockbuster exhibition of works by Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian court threw out an appeal put forth two weeks ago that sought to keep the Vitruvian Man in Venice. With the court’s October 16th ruling, the drawing will make its way from Venice to Paris […]

December exhibition to feature works by Congo, the artist chimpanzee

This winter, a rather unorthodox artist will have an exhibition at one of London’s highly regarded galleries. Having passed away nearly 50 years ago, the artist puts an interesting spin on the phrase ‘a five-year-old could do that.’ The works that will hit the floor at Mayor Galleries in December aren’t by a child, though, […]