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
Venice Biennale review: Ai Weiwei's S.A.C.R.E.D are scenes of abjection showing sublime craftmanship
28 May 2013 03:12 PM
Sant’Antonin Church, 55th Venice Biennale
Art review: Subodh Gupta, What does the vessel contain, that the river does not, Hauser & Wirth, London
20 May 2013 04:20 PM
I recently returned from the Keralan coast, South India, where the storms and power-cuts at night made the sea and sky appear as black as each other, and the lights of the fishing boats floated on the horizon like a distant city. The monsoon months are coming.
20 May 2013 04:06 PM
In the early 1980s, German-Swiss artist Dieter Roth was close to death due to his excessive drinking and eating. He spent time in a health clinic in Switzerland, and emerged 30 kilos lighter. His life was saved but he had another problem: his exquisitely tailored Viennese suits no longer fitted him.
13 May 2013 12:10 PM
This survey of YBA Richard Patterson’s career so far is bold, sensuous, and feels fresh rather than old hat recycled from the Freeze/Sensation years.
12 April 2013 07:00 PM
Founded in 1994, their oeuvre spanning fashion, literature, film, and installation, the New York artists' collective Bernadette Corporation plays with ideas of commerce and subversion.
01 April 2013 08:59 AM
Ambika P3, London/ Sprovieri Gallery, London
01 April 2013 08:56 AM
“I had never been cool. I liked the same music as my mother,” writes an anonymous member of Bernadette Corporation, the New York artists’ collective, founded in the early 90s, whose oeuvre spans fashion, literature, film, and installation.
18 March 2013 12:29 PM
“You learn to know where people want to go even if they don’t know themselves,” one tube employee at Bank station told me, as I wandered around the labyrinth of tunnels, escalators, and platforms in search of Mark Wallinger’s own Labyrinth – artwork number 142 out of 270.
07 March 2013 12:40 PM
Antoni Tàpies was recovering from a lung infection in a mountain sanatorium during his late teens when he began reading the fiction and philosophy that would shape his later oeuvre. The year was 1942.
18 February 2013 06:11 PM
There is a photograph of American artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) relaxing on a lilo in the swimming-pool of the Villa de Madame Sarabhai in Ahmedabad, India. The year is 1975.
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