Seeking Roots in Cyprus

Cyprus, a small island in the Mediterranean, is currently wrought with political corruption charges and devastating gentrification tactics. In an in-depth and personal approach, Rony Junior discusses the numerous issues brought to attention by a handful of Cypriot artists showing works at Seeking Roots, an exhibition on how some artists feel about being Cypriot today.

What is queer fear? Queering fear in uncertain times

In this in-depth feature, Dominic explores queer fear by addressing the weight, symbolism and etymology of the word 'queer' and its relationship to fear. By drawing connections between grassroots activism, artistic agency and social justice movements, Dominic examines how the political force of queering enables us to reclaim our space in the public sphere and challenge divisiveness.

Speculative Pillars: Online art viewing and the white cube curse

After the art world has been forced to shift online, what are the challenges and shortfalls of online exhibiting? How much of the expectation around the white cube experience can undermine the creation of a truly new online existence for artworks? Now, we can explore new ways of creating spaces and introduce architectural alternatives to the ways we display art online.

Instagram can be a dangerous minefield for artists

From soul-killing comparison to feelings of inadequacy, the downsides of Instagram clash with the numerous career benefits and opportunities for community building it also offers. With testimony from artists themselves, Marco unpacks the realities of being an artist on Instagram today.

An Astronomer Without Stars: An Art Critic Takes the Measure of Those We’ve Lost

Along with more than 1.77 million lives (and counting), COVID-19 has taken the lives of some of the world’s greatest cultural figures. How will these larger-than-life characters be remembered? Christian considers the deaths of Egyptian actress Ragaa el-Gedawy, Italian curator and critic Germano Celant, Russian art historian Irina Antonova, American artist and art historian David Driskell and Chilean art critic and teacher Guillermo Machuca.

Floating through gardens: WADS and its states of potentiality

Evagoria (Eria) visited the digital garden of WADS - a virtual exhibition part of Ars Electronica's Kepler's Gardens featuring 21 Cypriot-based artists. She examines the exhibition as a prototype and testing ground for new sensory experiments as well as discussing ways to improve Cypriot cultural policy.

A snail’s pace as paradigm: Eduardo Navarro’s “Breathspace” at Gasworks

A visit to Eduardo Navarro’s Gasworks exhibition raises Claudia’s awareness of the unsustainable pace regulating art workers, the responsibility of institutions and COVID-19’s unforeseen ally-ship.

Technology and the Body at the Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show

How does our physicality affect our experience of art? Natasia examines the crossovers between art, technology, and the body at the Goldsmiths MFA degree show, and uncovers some surprises.

Notes on physical degree shows, exhibitions and carrot smells.

José visits the Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, one of the only degree shows this year to take place in real life due to the pandemic. As a 2020 graduating RCA student unable to have a physical degree show himself, he unpacks the need and importance of physical exhibitions.

Death as Alternative in Alice Morey’s work

Sonja investigates capitalism’s defiance to death and its relation to artistic production. Her text looks for ways to redefine the current system of values driving artistic production and looks to Alice Morey’s work as a framework that an alternative paradigm might take.