Zoe Pilger

Zoe Pilger is an art critic for The Independent and winner of the 2011 Frieze International Writers Prize. Her first novel, Eat My Heart Out, will be published by Serpent's Tail in February 2014. She is also researching a PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London, on the subject of romantic love and sadomasochism in the work of contemporary female artists. She has appeared on BBC's The Review Show and Sky News

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In ruins: Thomas Hirschhorn’s ‘In-Between’ has just opened at the South London Gallery in Peckham

In-Between: A disaster zone in London strikes poetic notes after concerning itself with doom

Thomas Hirschhorns' work's initial element of surprise wears off

Holler's 'Flying Mushrooms', on display at the Hayward gallery

Carsten Höller, Decision: At his best he channels Willy Wonka, but the spectacle becomes boring

Höller's work illustrates how quieter pieces can actually be more powerful

'Untitled' (1959)

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With a major retrospective opening tomorrow, Zoe Pilger celebrates the work of this enigmatic and troubled painter

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David Hockney's Painting and Photography at Annely Juda Fine Art, review: An unfortunately banal exhibition

What is striking about the representations of people in this exhibition is the fact that they evoke nothing in particular

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Christopher Williams's new photographs: From Gastro porn to airbrushed models

It's a show that veers between enigmatic and plain boring, says Zoe Pilger

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Indigenous Australia at the British Museum: It's time to give the Aboriginal art back

The artworks in the British Museum's new exhibition may be striking, but even looking at them colludes in an act of theft, argues Zoe Pilger

'Untitled' (from the 'Troubled Waters' portfolio) by William
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Africa and Latin America have rich visual traditions, but the mostly bland and repetitive works in the Saatchi Gallery’s show of new art are underwhelming

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