Save Fabric protesters hit the streets

By Chloe Darnaud, Kaya Bieler-Rasmussen, Laura Mattioli Hundreds of people have gathered to march against the death of London’s nightlife. The save our culture movement is concentrating on the closure of Fabric nightclub that was shut down in August. Advertisements

Review: Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning & more at RA

By Chloe Darnaud Starting off this week, the new Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts presents the artworks of key figures of the expressionist movement. The exhibition comes first as an introduction to expressionism. The actual term “abstract expressionism” was used for the first time by an art critic in New York…

Playlist of the Month: Chillwave all Summer

A few songs to take you through August, that will, we hope, go by slower than July. A little mix of deep house, chilled remixed tracks, a bit of the Sound You Need shaked up with some Majestic. The following playlist is recommende to be played to help you wake up, during a chilled day by…

Review: Frances Ha, a brutal dive into adulthood?

By Chloe Darnaud Frances is a 27-year-old New Yorker who seriously needs to get her shit together. She can’t afford to pay full rent, makes bad decisions, crashes friend’s houses… Frances constantly pretends everything is fine when her whole life is slowly coming apart. The movie is about her trying to take back control of…

And the 2016 Photo Pulitzer Prize goes to…

By Chloe Darnaud Russian photographer Sergey Ponomarev has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for news photography for a series of pictures on the refugee crisis for The New York Times. The award makes Ponomarev the second Russian photographer to win the Pulitzer Prize in recent decades after Alexander Zemlianichenko. The name Ponomarev might sound familiar, as he…

Are artists in London struggling more than ever before?

by Chloe Darnaud During the 1960s, dock closures left East London riddled with derelict buildings, which became relatively cheap places for artists to install their studios in. The art scene then began to thrive. A number of galleries opened, attracting dealers, collectors, artists and art students. Today, London’s East end counts more than 200 art…

She Said, a triple ballet for three hours of raw emotion

By Chloe Darnaud This weekend three new ballets created by Aszure Barton, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Yabin Wang, were shown at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in Islington. The three choreographers came together from Canada, Netherlands, and China to create She Said, a unique triple ballet giving dance a voice. The first part of the ballet is an…

Video: Breaking into the music industry

  By Chloe Darnaud What are the odds of breaking into the music industry? A few years ago the biggest challenge for emerging musicians was being heard, but now that artists are able to instantly upload their work online, what are the new challenges in making it? Semothy Jones, once recognized in the industry as…

Review: Ida, a treat to your eyes and soul

By Chloe Darnaud Studying in depth, the meaning of faith and identity, Ida, is above all a treat for your eyes. Each shot is a fascinating, brilliantly lit photography. The film director, Pawel Pawlikowski, who won Baftas for both Last Resort and My Summer of Love, has created with Ida another unique award winning movie…

Calder’s Performing Sculpture at Tate

By Chloe Darnaud “My fan mail is enormous. Everyone is under six,” once said Alexander Calder, the precursor of the mobile. His statement comes as no surprise given his works revolves around objects you hang above children’s cradles and circus performances. Calder’s “Performing Sculpture” exhibition has finally opened at Tate Modern and its title is…