(My Top Ten Picks) Kinetica Art Fair: The Future of Art and Technology

The more our lives become intertwined with technology, the more the Kinetica Art Fair becomes a relevant platform for ambitious tech-related type of art. Now on its fifth year, Kinetica Art Fair is bustling with energy and possibilities. The great thing about the Kinetic Art Fair is that it looks…

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25 Must-See Light Installations at Hayward Gallery's Light Show

[caption] Chromosaturation by Carlos Cruz-Diez[/caption] Let there be light! Last Tuesday, I attended the press preview of Hayward Gallery’s new Light show and was left bedazzled by the possibilities of light-based art. With more than* 25 illuminated installations and sculptures by major international artists,  it can literally be…

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Interview with Artist Louise Champion: Painting the Mundane

Artist Louise Championregards the mundane as beautiful. Her first solo show ‘Turning a Corner’ was inspired by the everyday and she is most attracted by the common things that are most often overlooked in the urban world. In Louise’s world, architectural elements that are often ignored become her centre…

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Art for All: Top Sites to Buy Art Online

Forget all those expensive art. Here’s your chance to buy affordable art with a click of your finger. In recent years, the online art business has mushroomed into a formidable market – and by the looks of it, it’s going to become bigger and bigger. Leading the pack are…

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Shape Arts: Shape in the City Pop Up Gallery

Artist Noemi Lakmaier is sitting in one desk and one-by-one painting shoes in blue road-marking paint, the colour of paint used for disabled badge holder’s parking bays. Her goal is to individually paint more than 500 shoes for ‘The Observer Effect’,  one of the many sculptural pieces and installations…

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On-going at the Saatchi: Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union

From photographs of heavily-tattooed Russian criminals to prostitutes hanging about balconies and windows, ‘Gaiety’ is not a gleeful comeback in Soviet art bur rather an assumption that dark Soviet humour still pervades. It’s no wonder that the curator entitled the new Saatchi show ‘Gaiety is the most outstanding feature…

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Top 19 images from the World Press Photo Contest - Southbank Centre

[caption]On Revolution Road by Yuri Kozyrev, Russia, Noor Images for Time [/caption] In a BBC documentary of his life and works, photographer William Klein said that everyone seems to be into photography these days. To quote loosely, he says what’s really fascinating is that people are producing things…

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Hijacking the Domestic: Rashid Johnson - Shelter at the South London Gallery

It’s the final week of Rashid Johnson’s Shelter at the South London Gallery and after reading the TimeOut 5/5 review, I was not going to miss it. Clad in my own black ensemble bag and jacket, little did I know that I’d be echoing the colour…

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Anish Kapoor: Earth Works and Floating Bowls at the Lisson Gallery

If you ask people whether they like Anish Kapoor’s The Orbit, the opinion will be divided into two. There are those who hate it and calls it an eyesore. For me, it took some time to form an opinion – I had to interact with it a few times when…

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Rain Room at the Barbican: Rain, Rain, don't go away

The queue itself is a stormfest: To get inside the Rain Room at the Barbican, you’ve got to be ready to waste at least two hours of your precious time queuing up (and just imagine how the Barbican would be packed during the weekends with a drench-hungry crowd). Thank…

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