Category Archives: Art in and around Hackney

Cat got your tongue. What tongue?

We adore Hilary Lloyd’s work, and if we were a betting anthropoid we’d put our money on her for the Turner Prize, which is announced in two weeks. And a huge portion of our respect goes to her ability, sustained … Continue reading

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The merry gallery-go-round

Now that the dust has settled from Frieze and Fiac one can see the art market and its transactions clearly. Oh, wait, no, we can’t, everyone is still saying everything went great. This is like 2008 when everyone said everything … Continue reading

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The long arm of the metaphor

Having realised that there’s no place like Dalston, a fact already appreciated by moustachioed hipsters, hooded rioters and burly Turks, Argentine artist Amalia Pica returns from the Americas to her chosen new home to sit down with the DLR. As … Continue reading

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The Dean’s speech

The DLR despatched a minion to Tate Modern tonight to see Tacita Dean’s new, massive film installation for the Turbine Hall space. Last year Dean came into the public eye with an impassioned letter she wrote, subsequently published as an … Continue reading

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Touching, feeling, seeing, emailing

Do people who came of age before the internet, and people who grew up with the internet always there, have any real difference in how they operate or see the world? This question is perhaps pertinent to the practice of … Continue reading

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Comings & goings

The DLR thought it might take a trip down south to E2 to see what all the art kids were doing in Bethnal Green. It’s good we did because all the galleries are trading places and we wound up so … Continue reading

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Weak-enders

Famous weak-enders (two): – the Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men, whose ending monologue Tommy Lee Jones delivers in the international language of mumble – Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (not with a bang but a whimper [right around minute … Continue reading

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