Archive / September, 2014

How the Islamic architecture of Fatehpur Sikri inspired Nasreen Mohamedi

Born in Karachi and raised in Mumbai, Nasreen Mohamedi is considered to be one of the most significant artists within the modernist tradition. Emma Sumner investigates how a visit to the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri, as documented in the artist’s personal photographic practice, inspired her unique approach to abstraction. Read More – www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/Islamic-architecture-Fatehpur-Sikri-Nasreen-Mohamedi

REVIEW: Bernhard Schobinger, The Rings of Saturn, Manchester Art Gallery

Nestled in a small gallery adjacent to Manchester Art Gallery’s shop is a display of obscurely beautiful contemporary jewellery, which teeters on the edge of being fearsome. Old saw blades hold pearls and diamonds, while strings of broken bottle necks and spectacle eye glasses have been transformed into necklaces. Far from anyone’s usual expectations of Read More