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Young Art | April 2019
Catalogue to accompany 2019 exhibition of Young Art at the RCA, in support of Cancer Research UK, featuring interviews with the young artists and judges.
The Artist Using St. Jerome and the Lion to Redress Patriarchal Power
AnOther Magazine Online | September 2018
Impressive for both its scope and unfailing critical gaze, Jesse Darling’s work takes from a wide range of sources – from early Christian theology and Renaissance painting to Marxist feminist theory and scientific papers – to question the patriarchal structures that continue to surround us. In their upcoming show at Tate Britain, Darling turns a weary/wary eye to the twin institutions of museum and church and explores the story of St. Jerome and the lion, at the same time addressing the relationship between care and surveillance, the fragility of the body and art as a strategy for survival.
Glasgow International Reviews and Responses
MAP Magazine Online | May 2018
Last in a series of reviews and responses to Glasgow International 2018, Maria Howard writes on Nadia Myre at The Briggait, Cross-feed by Gary Zhexi Zhang & Aniara Omann and Self-Service by Kirsty Hendry & Ilona Sagar
Phoebe Collings-James on Strength, Shame and Precarity
AnOther Magazine Online | May 2018
Originally from London and now living in Brooklyn, Phoebe Collings-James is a British-Jamaican artist who describes her practice as “intentionally messy and sprawling”. Deftly moving between drawing, video, sculpture, text and sound, she questions the relations between subject and object in a process of “symbolic layering” which aims to explore post-colonial anxieties and the problems posed by traditional Western aesthetics.
Young Art | April 2018
Catalogue to accompany 2018 exhibition of Young Art at the RCA, in support of Cancer Research UK, featuring interviews with the young artists and judges.
Young Art | April 2017
Catalogue to accompany 2017 exhibition of Young Art at the RCA, in support of Cancer Research UK, featuring an interview with Eileen Cooper RA.
This year’s Turner Prize exhibition makes good on its potential to shock
Hyperallergic | October 2016
It’s the same thing every year. The press has a field day with some sensational piece that challenges the very definition of art and the Turner Prize is front page news for the day.
Etel Adnan’s vibrant, visual poems
Hyperallergic | September 2016
Etel Adnan's paintings evoke sheer joy, their style unpretentious, not naive but innocent, at odds with her poetry and writings that bear witness to the violence of the world.
The sculptural, musical paintings of Mary Heilmann
Hyperallergic | August 2016
For Mary Heilmann paintings are both puzzles to be worked out and objects to be seen in the round, a unique idea that belies her training as a sculptor.
“The views of the majority don’t align with my own”
Hyperallergic | June 2016
After two days of torrential rain, I woke up at 6am this morning to bright sunshine, surely a sign that all would be well. But it would appear the gods were in favour of Brexit. As soon as I checked my phone, the sad news of our country’s decision hit home; texts from fellow insomniacs ridden with expletives reinforced my grief and there has been talk of nothing else since.
Whether artist or everyman, I believe we are stronger together
Hyperallergic | June 2016
Much of the Brexit debate has focused on questions of economy, immigration, and security, which will undoubtedly be most impacted by the decision. But little has been said of the arts – one of the most multicultural industries in Britain today.
11 things to see and do around Art Fair Tokyo
Christie's | May 2016
After Art Basel in Hong Kong and Art Stage Singapore, the next stop on the Asian art fair circuit is Japan. As the biggest ever edition of Art Fair Tokyo opens its doors, Maria Howard scours the city for the most exciting events
A Different Viewpoint
Young Art | April 2016
Catalogue to accompany 2016 exhibition of Young Art at the RCA, in support of Cancer Research UK, featuring an interview with Sir Christopher Frayling
The abandoned paintbrush factory producing art’s new superstars
Christie's Magazine | March 2016
In Romania’s second city, a new school of artists led by Adrian Ghenie is making headlines by confronting the country’s troubled past. Maria Howard talks to Post-War and Contemporary Art specialist Cristian Albu about the key players in this extraordinary movement.
Meet the super collectors
Christie's & The Guardian | September 2015
'My parents were antique dealers, so I was surrounded by things from a very early age. When I was about four, I collected fossils, stones or feathers, things I’d found in the forest.'
Young Art 25th Anniversary Exhibition
Young Art | April 2015
Catalogue to accompany the 25th anniversary exhibition of Young Art at the RCA, in support of Cancer Research UK, featuring an interview with Ken Howard RA