Chris Marker: A Grin Without A Cat

Whitechapel Gallery, until 22 June The title of the Whitechapel gallery’s Chris Marker retrospective derives from the French writer, photographer and documentary film director’s powerful 1977 work that splices together political movements of the ’70s into a 180-minute film essay that disturbs and provokes. Marker, who died in 2012, aged 91, was a fighter in…

Pennie Quinton

R.I.P (Riot in Parties), Mr Farren

The late Mick Farren was a ‘60s art-school kid who became one of British counterculture’s prime movers. He fronted rock band The Deviants, led the UK contingent of the White Panther movement, publishing their newsletter, before becoming editor of International Times. He later edited the ‘Thrills’ section of the NME and throughout his life penned…

A Landscape of Memory and Politics

The tower block was a beacon of hope, introduced as a solution to housing that turned grim. Pennie Quinton talked with artist David Hepher and award winning author Zoe Fairbairns about their work in response to this dominant force of urban architecture. She questions how they chose to blend ction, illusion and reality to reflect…