A Spritz of Absinthe

‘She Covered the Whole Street, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, in Vine Leaves and Rose Leaves’ By Steven Gontarski, blogger for Art & Music Magazine This is a painting by Kirsten Glass that was included in her exhibition at xero, kline & coma London [in 2012.] The painting is mysterious, dreamy and a little bit spooky.…

Stephen Wiltshire: The Human Camera

Stephen Wiltshire is an autistic, artistic savant. This means that although he is disabled in areas like speech, when it comes to art and memory, his abilities are out of this world. Stephen can draw accurate aerial panoramic views of cities like Tokyo, Rome and New York City. Sketching completely from memory after short helicopter…

Degrees of Freedom

Experimental site-specific performance by BNNT (Konrad Smoleński and Daniel Szwed) Degrees of Freedom by Polish art group, BNNT, The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, Tuesday 3 December 2013. Curated by Arts Territory. Supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Arts Council England, photo Miseongoa…

Flora Parrott: Fixed Position

Tintype Gallery 12 March – 19 April Flora Parrott’s recent practice has been largely informed by an experience during a tour of a cave, where the guide turned off the lights, plunging her into overwhelming darkness. For Parrott the darkness was ‘both suffocating and immensely spacious. When the lights came back on I felt more…

Celebrate Pangaea with the Ministry of Nomads

The Saatchi Gallery and Ministry of Nomads present a unique evening of music and performance inspired by, and set within, the impressive Pangaea exhibition. Nigerian born composer and performance artist Helen Parker-Jayne, of the collective The Venus Bushfires, will play a captivating live set accompanied and interpreted by contemporary African dance. Helen Parker-Jayne has performed…

In Vino Veritas

CEDAR LEWISOHN: “What type of wine do you think Jackson Pollock drank?” “Whisky. I bet he had simple tastes. A redneck…” “Barnet Newman and Willem de Kooning drank good wine.” The above was a snippet of a conversation from an experimental wine tasting event I organized last week. But more of these abstract musings later.…

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Mugged

A&M’s resident realpolitik columnist Dave Lazer tells it like it is. This time he’s being held at knifepoint, but when he calls the Old Bill he’s the one who ends up under suspicion. One of the problems with being called Dave is that you find yourself needlessly turning ’round a lot. Whether someone has actually…