In the early 2000s, I finally had access to two very important things: the internet and Tate Modern. These two led me to one even greater discovery: Anselm Kiefer. Not only did Kiefer inspire me creatively in how I proceeded to paint but he also gave me my first real experience of researching an artist […]Read more "I Wish Everyday Was An Anselm Kiefer Retrospective Day…"
Arabella Dorman Before The Dawn: An Artist’s Journey Through Afghanistan open now and running until Saturday 15 November 2014 in La Galleria, London. Between this exhibition, Bryan Adams’ photographs of surviving servicemen at Somerset House and Imperial War Museum’s War Story, “war art” has made a huge comeback this year, and all of it timed perfectly for […]Read more "There’s Always Hope"
So… It’s been a while since I updated my blog with a review or anything so HERE WE GO! You’re going to get sick of them in the next few weeks. Anywho, a few weeks ago I headed over to the British Museum for their opening of Germany: Memories of a Nation which runs until […]Read more "The British Museum Remembers Germany. 600 years, 600 objects."
They’re really really good. WATCH THEM! But read this first, obviously… Arab Cinema at the Oscars: Filming the Revolution For the first time in 85 years, three Arab films were nominated in three separate categories at the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. On Sunday 2 March 2014, the world held their breath […]Read more "Have you seen the Oscar nominated Arab films? They didn’t win but…"
One of my favourite people, who happens to also be a London-based artist, is Hanaa Malallah. She recently signed on to work with The Park Gallery, run by Robin Start and his son Joe, also two of my favourite arty people! So it only made sense to sit down and discuss with Hanaa the ins […]Read more "I got to interview the incredibly talented Hanaa Malallah!"
This article was published today on my new favourite website, The Culture Trip. I have to say that writing for them has been a real pleasure. They’re so open to ideas and really trying to bring global culture on to one site, which is not an easy thing to do! So here is the link […]Read more "My list of top TEN living Iraqi Artists…"
Either you were old enough to remember the horrific moment in Moghadishu, 1993, when US soldiers were shot down; or you’re old enough to remember the film Black Hawk Down. Regardless, the point is that you know what happened, you know the famous images, but you don’t know the story behind the photographer. The award-winning […]Read more "The Body of An American"