Category Archives: Art in and around Hackney

Turner (Prize) and hooch

Forget Islamic State, forget Scottish independence, forget Ukraine, only one news story should be on Radio 4 right now: Turner Prize nominations. That this annually unmomentous occasion is upon us once again reflects chiefly the fact that Tate Britain has decided not to … Continue reading

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The triennial art funding bunfight

It’s Arts Council Cuts time again, the new Tory-led programme to get the arts off public subsidy and onto private funding, and, in the process, create virtually out of nowhere a brand-new job opportunity for posh girls in the arts: … Continue reading

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Hix’n’Pix

Is everything old new again? Further to our last post, we received word that Mark Hix is opening up a restaurant called Tramshed in a former tram electricity station on Rivington Street in Shoreditch, just opposite Rivington Grill. Hix himself … Continue reading

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Remiss, remorse and remonstration

Well, the DLR has been remiss lately. And thinking of the DLR has led to panic stations on high alert, particularly when the DLR’s Facebook page has been adding fans at a far higher rate than it did when the … Continue reading

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Warts ‘n’ all

One of the DLR’s raisons d’être is that we maintain there is often an overlap between the worlds of art fairs and warfare. Wartfare, perhaps. So, it has come to pass again that an art fair was at the heart … Continue reading

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Mappa mia!

With everyone wrestling their way out of Afghanistan faster than you can say ‘nobody’s a winner here’ (so, not that fast after all), it seems fitting to think about Alighiero e Boetti — the Italian Arte Povera artist who travelled often … Continue reading

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The future of arts publishing

It is that time of year when we turn our sights to the future: so let’s now consider the question of the future of arts publishing. It has now been a full five years since 2007, the peak of the … Continue reading

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