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ARTICLES & REVIEWS
Greg Thomas: writer & editor
"Visualising the Impossible"
Survey of the work of Katie Paterson.
On Ingrid Pollard, Altered Carbon, at MK Gallery.
"A Major Retrospective"
On the major retrospective of Diane Arbus's photography at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.
"Portals to the Future"
Discussing the Afro-Futurist photography of Darryl DeAngelo Terrell.
"A Survey of Portraiture"
Preview of group show Who Are You: Australian Portraiture, at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.
"The Age of Immersion"
Long read on Larry Bell and the Light and Space movement.
Review of a book on design in the age of climate crisis, edited by Alice Rawsthorn and Paola Antonelli.
"Thread of Humanity"
Interview with renowned landscape and portrait photographer Nadav Kander.
"The Thrill of Colour"
On textile artist Sheila Hicks, ahead of a retrospective at Hepworth Wakefield.
"A Universal Language"
Preview of the group show What Is Left Unspoken, Love at the High Museum, Atlanta.
Exploring the curated street photography of Clarissa Bonet ahead of her show at Chicago's Catherine Edelman Gallery.
Assessing the global influences and afterlives of the Surrealist movement, in conjunction with Surrealism Beyond Borders, Tate Modern.
Review of Jyll Bradley's installation in the recently renovated Fruitmarket warehouse space.
Survey of Peter Weibel's monograph on the use of negative space in modern sculpture.
"Repetition and Colour"
Review of Jesse Simon's architectural photography book Plattenbau Berlin.
"A Window on Reality"
Preview of the FOAM Amsterdam show Bill Brandt: The Sinister and the Beautiful.
On the group show Light and Space, running at Copenhagen Contemporary during Spring-Summer 2022.
"Healing and Togetherness"
Interview with curators Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar about the inspiration behind their selection of artists for British Art Show 9.
Review of Nicolas Blandin's photobook Puszczka, documenting life in the ancient Białowieża Forest on the border of Poland and Belarus.
Interview with Rodrigo Orrantia, curator of No Place Is an Island, the latest instalment in the Photo50 annual exhibition series celebrating contemporary photography.
"Painting with Video"
On Shigeko Kubota's (1937-2015) MoMA show Liquid Reality.
Review of new essay collection by Nigerian-American photographer and critic Teju Cole.
December 2021-January 2022
"Charting the Storm"
Review of a new book by environmental photographer Benedikt Partenheimer capturing the effects of climate change.
"A Century in Focus"
On the work of documentary and nature photographer Imogen Cunningham ahead of a major retrospective at Seattle Art Museum.
Preview of a new show of light-based sculpture by artist collective DRIFT at The Shed, New York.
"Lighting up Space"
On Robert Irwin's Light and Space exhibition at Kraftwerk Berlin.
"Feast for the Senses"
Preview of Doug Aitken, New Era at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
"Rewriting the Canon"
Q&A with Chief Curator at Guggenheim Bilbao Christine Macel about the book and exhibition Women in Abstraction.
Review of a book and mural by Danish photographer Søren Solkær documenting the extraordinary phenomenon of starling murmurations.
"A 20th Century Lens"
Preview of Evelyn Hofer: Encounters with the Camera and Female Perspectives from Vivian Maier to Barbara Klemm, both at the Cube in Frankfurt/Eschborn.
Preview of Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime at V&A, London.
On photographers Joanne Coates and Heather Agyepong, recipients of the 2021 Jerwood/Photoworks Award.
Review of Dominic Bradbury, Todd Saunders: New Northern Houses (Thames and Hudson, 2021).
Preview of sculptor Annie Morris's show When A Happy Thing Falls, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2021-22.
"Terms of Engagement"
Long read on African art and photography from the modernist era onwards, with reference to Phaidon's African Artists From 1882 to Now (2021).
"Structures in Decline"
Review of photographic duo Marchand/Meffre's book depicting crumbling golden-age movie theatres across the USA.
On Anicka Yi's new installation for the Tate Modern Turbine Hall.
"Seeing and Believing"
Preview of Gillian Wearing: Wearing Masks, at Guggenheim, New York; exploring the artist's use of masks and themes of illusion and deception in her practice.
"Geometry of Space"
On the architectural photography of Hélène Binet, ahead of a show at the Royal Academy of Arts.
"In the Street"
On street photographer Helen Levitt at the Photographer's Gallery, London.
Preview of Here We Are! Women in Design 1900 - Today, at the Vitra Design Museum, Germany.
Preview of Waste Age: What can Design Do? at the Design Museum, London
Preview of Social Work, an exhibition of contemporary black art curated by Antwaun Sargent at Gagosian New York.
Preview of the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show at Saatchi Gallery, September-October 2021.
"Spheres of Influence"
On Isamu Noguchi ahead of a major retrospective of the Japanese-American sculptor's work at Barbican, London.
Preview of Anthony James's Lightfield, a new show beneath Marble Arch Mound.
"Play and Optimism"
Review of sculptor Camille Walala's new outdoor project for The Box, Plymouth.
"Mapping the Climate"
Long read on the work of Irish artist Richard Mosse, who uses multi-spectral photography to map the impacts of environmental damage in the Amazon.
"Art on the Airwaves"
Five art podcasts to listen to: Sculpting Lives, Talk Art, Bow Down, Into the Mothlight, Decorating Dissidence. Co-authored with Dominic Blake and Eleanor Sutherland.
"Five to See: Helsinki Biennial"
Featuring 41 artists from Finland and around the world, this year’s Helsinki Biennial responds to the theme of interconnectedness. Surveys of work by Jaakko Niemellä, Hanna Tuulikki, Alicja Kwade, and others.
Review of Sekai Machache's Divine Sky, an exhibition of conceptual photography at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh.
"Building the Modern Museum"
A review of Charles Saumarez Smith's The Art Museum in Modern Times.
A new exhibition at Newcastle’s Side Gallery, organised by Amber Film and Photography Collective, documents raw and tender moments from 40 years’ worth of British youth.
Review of Brian Lomas's new book for the Modernist Society, a photographic survey of independent businesses in early-1980s Manchester.
"Ties to the Earth"
Interview with curator Ned McConnell about Earthbound, a new exhibition exploring our relationship with concepts of the earth at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield.
"Shaping the Future"
A survey of the National Gallery of Victoria exhibition We Change The World, including Hoda Afshar’s (b. 1983) moving two-channel film Remain (2018), which explores the inhumane conditions imposed by Australia’s immigration system on seaborne refugees.
"End of Empire"
A new retrospective of British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare at Museum der Moderne in Salzburg showcases the artist’s engagement with post-colonial identity.
Photographer Deana Lawson's portraiture combines intimate and majestic themes. A survey of the artist's work to mark a new exhibition at the Guggenheim.
"Night Into Day"
Review of a new book exploring the work of sculptor Sarah Sze, which offers complex visualisations of the human world and the systems we use to measure it.
"A New Paradigm"
The world’s first 3D-printed house has been unveiled in Massa Lombardo, Ravenna, made using only raw earth mixed with water.
Survey of Yorkshire Sculpture International 2021, including the work of Shezad Dawood and Ariel René Jackson.
"Geometry and the Body"
On a new exhibition of work by Brazilian neo-concrete artist Lygia Pape (1927-2004) at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles.
Masako Miki’s New Mythologies exhibition offers a reimagining of the Shinto concept of Tsukumogami yōkai: inanimate domestic objects imbued with the spirit of a person or animal.
"Art, Freedom and Control"
Ai Weiwei's new installation at Blenheim Palace, Gilded Cage, explores themes of migration and incarceration.
Counterspace’s design for the 20th Serpentine Pavilion combines architectural features from culturally significant buildings across London.
"Glasgow International: Highlights"
Five to See at Glasgow's biennale of contemporary visual art.
"A Pioneering Lens"
Survey of the work of Ghanaian modernist photographer James Barnor.
On a new book by Polish photographer Joanna Piotrowska, exploring systems of hidden control over women's lives and bodies.
"Designing for Crisis"
Five to See at London Design Biennale 2021.
"Working with Nature"
Interview with artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg about her work with synthetic biologists to design new species and her creation of a pollinator-friendly planting scheme for a new permanent installation at the Eden Project.
"Sphere of Influence"
Long read on Palm Springs Modernism and the influence of mid-century modernist architect William F. Cody on contemporary design, art, film, and culture. Based on interviews with the editors of a new book on Cody's work.
"PhotoESPAÑA 2021: 5 to See"
Survey of the 24th edition of the Madrid-based photography festival.
"Post-War German Design"
Survey with reference to the exhibition German Design 1949–1989: Two Countries, One History at the Vitra Design Museum.
"Emerging into Focus"
Interview with Sarah Kennel, curator at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, about the exhibition Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection.
"Lighting the Future"
Interview with artist and scientist Daan Roosegaarde about his virus-destroying UVC public lighting project.
"Breaking the Mould"
Interview with Natalie Rudd, curator of a new touring Arts Council Show of sculpture by women since 1945.
"Painting the Strangest Year"
A survey of painters shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2021.
Five to see at the Bristol Photo Festival 2021
"Architecture as Philosophy"
Review of The Essential Louis Kahn (Prestel, 2021)
"Space for Experimentation"
On the early years of CalArts, based on a review of the Prestel edition Where Art Might Happen.
Review of Dan Woods's photobook Black Was the River You See, tracking the course of the Ogmore River in Wales.
"Concealment and Control"
Interview with photographer Jackie Nickerson.
"Forging new pathways"
Long read on the future of Chinese Architecture, based on interview with Wallpaper* China editor Yoko Choi.
On Alfredo Jaar's Rwanda Project.
"Building A History"
Review of Ursula Schwitalla's (ed.) Women in Architecture, Past, Present and Future, a new title from Hatje Cantz.
"A Sense of Place"
Five to watch at the Circulation(s) Festival of Young European Photography.
"Art and Mourning"
Preview of Grief and Grievance exhibition of modern African-American art at the New Museum, New York.
A survey of architectural entries for the 2021 Beazley Design of the Year Awards, based on an interview with curator Emily King.
"Blurring the Lines"
Review of Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph, on the impressionistic, jazz-influenced photography of Ming Smith.
Interview with curator Robyn Farrell on Barbara Kruger retrospective Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You at Art Institute of Chicago.
Review of photography book Inner Sound by Iain Stewart, from Another Place Press.
"Capturing the Street"
Interview with Fotomuseum Winterthur Director Nadine Wietlisbach on their exhibition Street. Life. Photography.
"Photography in the Age of Sharing"
Interview with curator Nanda van den Berg on exhibition Infinite Identities: Photography in the Age of Sharing, at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam.
On artist and filmmaker Rhea Storr.
Interview with Fondation Cartier curator Leanne Sacramone about Sarah Sze exhibition Night into Day.
"Intrigue in the Everyday"
Overview of work by new photographers exploring ideas of the everyday sublime.
Interview with National Geographic photographers Helle and Uri Løvevild-Golman.
"Altering the Blueprint"
Long read on radical architecture, based on interview with critic and curator Beatrice Galilee.
"Signs in the Sky"
An interview with photographer Soren Solkær about his project Black Sun, photographing starling murmurations.
Long read on the relationship between 1960s minimalism and contemporary memorial art and architecture.
Review of Alex Balgiu and Mónica de la Torre (eds) Women in Concrete Poetry 1959-1979
Review of the first anthology of women in the international concrete poetry movement.
Review of Carl Bigmore, Between Two Mysteries
Review of photography book evoking the landscape and character of America's Pacific Northwest, from Scottish independent photography press Another Place.
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