Archive / December, 2015

REVIEW: Brave New World, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague

In his 1932 dystopian novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley sought to warn his fellow people of the threat that technological intervention placed on their society.  Exploring a world which many would argue is already here, the innovative Prague based arts organisation DOX have taken Huxley’s vision and those of George Orwell’s 1984 and Ray Read More

REVIEW: Abstract landscape, Whitworth Art Gallery

The importance of the collections cared for by our smaller regional galleries can often be overlooked by the ‘must-see’ draw of works in our national galleries, allowing the great art on our doorstep to slip under the radar.  In the Whitworth’s most recently opened collection display, which is on show until 10 January 2016, curators have Read More

REVIEW: Bill Viola at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

For those familiar with the work of American video artist Bill Viola, descriptions often vary between ground-breaking, core-shaking and emotionally immersive.  This winter, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is hosting the most extensive exhibition of Viola’s work in the UK for over 10 years.  Five years in the making, it’s an exhibition which will undoubtedly stir Read More

INTERVIEW: Assemble

The first thing anyone visiting the Granby Triangle area in Toxteth, Liverpool, will notice is the energy. It’s pouring out of every doorway, window and kerbside garden of this once broken community. Devastated by top-down regeneration plans in the 1990s, and with their Victorian terraced houses earmarked for demolition, a core committee of residents refused to Read More