Shine On, Crazy Diamond

Forget shock therapy, give me shine therapy. When modern civilisation feels sometimes brash and as if it’s falling to bits, a dash of glitz in an unexpected place can do wonders for a flagging psyche. Just ask once-upon-a-time dentist, self-described accidental collage and video artist Sara Shakeel. Admittedly, no clever amount of visual juxaposition can…

Happy Accidents: The Penniless Photographer

Art History, gilded and dusty in the opinion of many, has often been bent and re-vamped to suit the will of bold, young and quasi-destitute artists anxious to stimulate centuries-long trajectories wrought by revered masters of painting and sculpture. Within the portfolio of Zeren Badar, a Turkish-born and New York City-based photographer, art’s academic bits…