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
20 September 2013 07:00 PM
The photographer tells Zoe Pilger how she shoots those disconcerting pictures
20 September 2013 12:06 PM
The photographer shines a light behind the head of her Prince William lookalike to make him appear bald
18 September 2013 09:00 AM
The images curated by the likes of Kylie Minogue and Jared Leto are not art except in the ad-hoc sense that anything can be art with an Instagram filter on it
15 September 2013 05:05 PM
The ICA has taken over Selfridges with a survey of London subculture over the past 30 years. It’s fascinating – until you reach the mid-Nineties and the YBAs, says Zoe Pilger
12 September 2013 05:14 PM
Apocalypse (My Boyfriend Doesn’t Care) (2013) by Slovakian artist Svetlana Fialova, 28, has been announced as this year’s winner of the biggest drawing prize in the UK. It is a canny but misguided choice.
27 August 2013 08:27 AM
“The empty handed painter from your streets / Is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets,” Bob Dylan sang on his 1965 hit "It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue". While Dylan, now 72, is loved by millions for creating songs with such depth, anger, and poetry, he has also always been a visual artist, albeit a private one.
05 August 2013 05:14 PM
The brand HUGO by Hugo Boss might call to mind duty-free perfume or gaunt models strutting down the catwalk in eye-wateringly expensive outfits to those who aren’t particularly interested in fashion. Indeed, there is a film here that shows gaunt models wearing red suits and red lipstick, bones protruding, subjected to a wind-machine and flashing lights. But that’s about all the fashion there is.
18 June 2013 01:20 PM
The visitor to this sensational new exhibition is greeted with the words: “My fellow Londoners, can’t you see how we are diminished?”
03 June 2013 12:22 PM
Artist Alfredo Jaar makes the point that while 28 countries own national pavilions inside the Giardini, the remaining 60 are kept outside. Chile, his own country, has to rent its pavilion.
29 May 2013 04:51 PM
While the pavilions at this year’s Biennale attempt to outdo one another in terms of architectural grandeur and artistic wackiness, to wander through them is a joy. And if the colossal range of art isn’t enough, the people-watching is fantastic.
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