Category Archives: Discussed

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West End whammy: Tom Wolseley’s “House”

• One object of an art trawl is to discover talented artists I’ve never come across before, and on a West End jaunt I’ve just found two whose installations struck me as outstanding: the first being Tom Wolseley [more]

West End whammy: Tom Wolseley’s “House”

• One object of an art trawl is to discover talented artists I’ve never come across before, and on a West End jaunt I’ve just found two whose installations struck me as outstanding: the first being Tom Wolseley [more]

Wind and strings: five of Documenta 13’s best

• I’ve given a venue-by venue guide to Documenta 13 next door, but here in more depth are five exhibits I especially enjoyed, from moving musical memories to a breezy empty room [more]

Wind and strings: five of Documenta 13’s best

• I’ve given a venue-by venue guide to Documenta 13 next door, but here in more depth are five exhibits I especially enjoyed, from moving musical memories to a breezy empty room [more]

An illustrated guide to Documenta 13

• With themes including books and bunkers, moons and mountains, apples and atoms, five-yearly art-fest Documenta is overwhelming – so here’s a guide to seeing the best of it [more]

An illustrated guide to Documenta 13

• With themes including books and bunkers, moons and mountains, apples and atoms, five-yearly art-fest Documenta is overwhelming – so here’s a guide to seeing the best of it [more]

Hirst v. Spalding: of blow-flies and blow-hards

• Or, the pointlessness of arguing about Damien Hirst’s posterity in the time of someone currently living – why Julian Spalding is just a wily suckerfish feeding off the droppings of a juicy shark [more]

Hirst v. Spalding: of blow-flies and blow-hards

• Or, the pointlessness of arguing about Damien Hirst’s posterity in the time of someone currently living – why Julian Spalding is just a wily suckerfish feeding off the droppings of a juicy shark [more]

David Shrigley: brain food and mind loops

• Why an obsessive taxonomy would better suit Shrigley’s catalogue of absurdity than the Hayward’s polite “Brain Activity”, and an odd echo with a top Antipodean artist [more]

David Shrigley: brain food and mind loops

• Why an obsessive taxonomy would better suit Shrigley’s catalogue of absurdity than the Hayward’s polite “Brain Activity”, and an odd echo with a top Antipodean artist [more]

How info-lite museum labels deprive us all

• The quality of the Herbert’s holdings made me want to know more about several pieces, but the labels failed to deliver. To use some dumbed-down labelling myself, #epicfail [more]

How info-lite museum labels deprive us all

• The quality of the Herbert’s holdings made me want to know more about several pieces, but the labels failed to deliver. To use some dumbed-down labelling myself, #epicfail [more]

George Shaw: scenes of mortality and wonder

• Suburban unease in Coventry’s Herbert Gallery: the Humbrol devotionals of George Shaw, plus three small-town masterworks by Carel Weight, Stanley Spencer and LS Lowry [more]

George Shaw: scenes of mortality and wonder

• Suburban unease in Coventry’s Herbert Gallery: the Humbrol devotionals of George Shaw, plus three small-town masterworks by Carel Weight, Stanley Spencer and LS Lowry [more]