Judson Dance Theater at MoMA

29th September 2018

I'm not sure I'm ready - or have time - to return to contributing frequent posts, but I am interested to see if I can occasionally draw together notes and pointers about topics that are engaging me. I want to more

Postcard from Paris [in progress]

23rd July 2018

One of several reasons that I stopped blogging many months ago was my questioning of why anyone in the world might be interested. Especially in a post like this which is essentially what-I-did-on-a-two-day-break-in-Paris. But if I think that essentially I'm more

Basquiat and the return of history

19th April 2018

Our colleague TOM ALLEN reflects on postmodernism and history, on the ideas of Frederic Jameson and Karl Marx, and on the art of Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. I was recently re-reading the first chapter of Frederic Jameson's more

The Angel of the North turns 20

15th February 2018

Today marks the twenty-year anniversary of the installation of Antony Gormley’s work The Angel of the North. Gormley’s work is now iconic and the Angel is probably his most famous work.  It is estimated to be seen by 33 million more

links: Eduardo Paolozzi

14th April 2017

Long ago, back in 1971, I went one Sunday afternoon to what was then The Tate Gallery to see the exhibition of work by Eduardo Paolozzi. It was one of the very first contemporary art shows that I had ever more

MoMA marvels

1st November 2016

The Museum of Modern Art in New York recently unveiled an exciting, extraordinary and exemplary archival project, 'Exhibition history', that is putting online for free and unrestricted access thousands and thousands of installation photographs, press releases and - most more