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…

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…

Reading Through The Lines

By Julia Milet  Studying design textile at Central Saint Martins, Marie Hazard is no ordinary student as also being a highly acclaimed young artist in Paris. Marie Hazard is tall and impressive, almost intimidating. But her childish face, drawn by a shy smile, erases all the prejudices you might have at first sight. Marie is…

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…

God Save McQueen

By Julia Milet Lee McQueen, in a parallel world, was an ancient skinhead from London’s trashy suburbs, who used to draw and make princess dresses for his sisters. Now, he is known as Alexander, the name he chose in order to enter the aristocratic fashion industry. While his farther was convinced he was going to…

#TheGarageDoor

By Julia Milet Shoreditch has built a reputation throughout the last decade, attracting music and club lovers. Easily bored and looking for new dynamic events, Londoners are always exploring this area for something new and vibrant. Something unknown, yet, that they could boast about. #TheGarageDoor, a musical youtube channel, has chosen Shoreditch High Street to…

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…

Video: Spaces for artists in Hackney

By Julia Milet A short video report not only about the state of artists in the borough of Hackney but also the rest of London, and the struggle of finding a studio to work and exhibit their art.

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…

Video: Street Art in Shoreditch and its evolution

By Sixtine Marion Shoreditch in London is one of the most inspiring areas when talking about street art; it is of course a trendy neighborhood, but especially a hip part of London, where you just go to be amazed and surprised by the infinite numbers of street art graffitis, murals and even stickers. From Liverpool…