Zoe Pilger (born 1984) is an art critic for The Independent, and winner of the 2011 International Frieze Writer’s Prize. She has written for Frieze and a variety of other publications. She is also researching for a PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London, on the subject of sadomasochism and romantic love in the work of Nathalie Djurberg, Sophie Calle, Tracey Emin, Catherine Breillat, and Mary Gaitskill. She received her BA from Cambridge University in 2007 and her MA from Goldsmiths in 2010
14 February 2013 11:35 AM
Last month German painter Georg Baselitz dismissed female artists on the grounds that they lacked the instinct for creative destruction. His compatriot Rosemarie Trockel was a case in point. He said condescendingly: “There is a lot of love in her art, a lot of sympathy.”
11 February 2013 04:59 PM
To walk through this display of mostly British landscape artists from the Tate collection is akin to walking through the British countryside itself: bracing, meditative, green, and, at times, dull. However, many exceptional works are included.
08 February 2013 07:00 PM
Still only 30, the Ivory Coast artist Aboudia has been compared to Jean-Michel Basquiat, which is fair. The power of these paintings hits you as soon as you walk in the gallery.
06 February 2013 08:28 PM
His claim that women are always bad painters is pure nonsense
05 February 2013 01:38 PM
Nostalgia for more “urgent” times compelled artist and film-maker Wu Tsang, 31, to document the life of a transgender bar called the Silver Platter in MacArthur Park, L.A.
28 January 2013 06:49 PM
During the 10 day battle for Abidjan, when violence in the Ivory Coast turned into civil war, Ivoran artist Aboudia remained in the city and hid in his basement studio, listening to the sound of gunfire. He went outside to see what was happening and then returned to paint. That was in March 2011.
18 January 2013 02:18 PM
A country road. A tree. Evening. Irish artist Gerard Byrne has borrowed these stage directions from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot to title a series of photographs. They show just that – trees on roads in the evening.
14 January 2013 10:50 AM
Nadav Kander was inspired by ideas of Elizabethan purity to create these stunning photographic portraits of six nude females and one male.
19 December 2012 10:34 AM
The fruits of an African tour with Charles and Camilla
15 December 2012 12:00 AM
Born in Lithuania in 1922, Jonas Mekas is a leading figure of the 20th-century avant-garde. A poet, film-maker and artist, he emigrated to Brooklyn in 1949 after five years in displaced persons camps.
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