Exhibition Review: Damien Hirst at Tate Modern....
Damien Hirst is never going to be a name forgotten following the power he has maintained over the Contemporary British art scene. Tate Modern’s major exhibition of his most renowned works completes this and grants the justice his power deserves. He’s denied an “obsession” with the historical art motif of mortality and death, and rejected them as familiar trends throughout his works, but the...
CHE- Argentinian slang for ‘mate’ or ‘pal. The worlds’ most inspirational Marxist Revolutionary. Berguist: Many early Castro supporters certainly didn’t have today’s Marxist-oriented revolution in mind. When you were fighting in the Sierra Maestra mountains, was this the future Cuba you envisioned? Guevara: Yes, though I could not have predicted certain...
Band Review: Maglia Rosa Group
Hailing from East Anglia- Norwich to be precise- this sophisticated quartet, headed by Daisy Lawrence’s captivatingly pitched vocals create enchanting sounds, wrapping the listener in a Kate Bush/ PJ Harvey-esque whirlwind of darkness and mysticism. The group- Daisy, Sam, Matt and Owen- are a mix of friends and relatives (Sam and Daisy are brother and sister) and together they create their own,...
China declares 2012 plans to import greater amounts of uranium and even by uranium mines overseas. With the country importing 16, 126 tonnes in 2011 and 17, 135 tonnes in 2010 and the 2012 figure thought to be higher, buying overseas mines in a bid to secure resources seems like a feasible option. Wang Binghua, chairman of State Nuclear Power Technology Corp has announced the building of new...
David Cameron has asked Shaun Ryder, the Happy Mondays singer, to advise the Conservative Party on class, the Observer says. “It’s been a terrible week and a half, and the thinking was that a bit of working-class nous and glamour would be very welcome,” said a source close to Downing Street. “Discreet inquiries established that Ryder was not the committed Labour supporter...
How Damien Hirst tried to transform the art market
In his television documentary The Mona Lisa Curse, the pugnacious and persuasive art critic Robert Hughes argued that traditional values which judge art by its quality have been overridden by marketing and hype, and that, in the present consumer culture, the only meaning left for art is a financial one. Perhaps today, the millions who visit museums do so in order to contemplate art’s financial...
present generations should not act in ways which jeopardize the existence of...– Mark Smith, 1998
17 questions with me
What was the last thing you ate? - Alpen
Do you believe in fairies? - No
26th March 2022 what will you be doing? - Living in London and working for an advertising company or a magazine
What was the last thing you bought?- A crossing across the Queen Elizabeth bridge
How old are you? - 19
Do you believe in ghosts? - No
Who’s the last person you wish you hadn’t kissed? - R
What’s your biggest phobia?- My parents dying
Whats your favourite bodily part? - Stomach
Whats the last thing you did? - Ate my breakfast
If you could be anywhere, where would you be? - South America
If you could have anything as a pet what would you have? - A baby tiger
Do you like ketchup? - Yes
Where did you buy your top from? - Lacoste
What colour are your eyes? - Blue
Who’s the last person you kissed?- R
What’s the name of your first pet?- Ludo