The very ethos of his practice is rooted in a 1960s American obsession with the implications of space travel and, with that, an embedded fear of otherness,” writes the Guggenheim’s Nancy Spector in her introduction to this 30-year retrospective of Crewdson’s work.
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Gay rights protester stopped by Russian police while posing in Red Square with ‘Love is Love’ banner
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Photograph goes viral as people express shock at clampdown by Moscow authorities on what they call ‘gay propaganda’
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Valentino's military theme and Haider Ackerman's opulence hit the Paris catwalks
Thursday 09 May 2013
The latest music video from David Bowie, which shows the performer dressed as Christ alongside Gary Oldman as a debauched priest and Marion Cotillard as a prostitute, was ‘mistakenly’ removed from YouTube due to its graphic content.
David Bowie comes face to face with his younger self and Tilda Swinton in 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' video
Tuesday 26 February 2013
David Bowie comes face to face with his younger self in a new video for his latest single.
Saturday 23 June 2012
Thursday 07 June 2012
If you haven't heard of Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan then you're obviously missing out on one of the greatest joys of the internet.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
I’m dragging my damp feet a little on the way to the Royal Academy’s 244th Summer Exhibition: I don’t tend to enjoy seeing those beautiful galleries stuffed ceiling-high with thousands of uninspired animal paintings, still lifes and landscapes, and I find the show’s lack of engagement with new media (if we can still even call it that) borderline perverse.
Saturday 02 June 2012
I finally "got" Wes Anderson the other day. Which is not to say that I hadn't "got" him before – in the sense of liking his work and always being willing to substitute his vision of the world for mine for an hour or two. Though I'm not very fond of fey art-house whimsy (see references to Miranda July passim), there has always been something about.
Friday 25 May 2012
Wes Anderson's films are as formally distinctive as Peter Greenaway's, and sometimes as maddening. They are pictorial things, but less in the way of a film than, say, a graphic novel. Where Greenaway thinks like a painter, Anderson uses the camera like a cartoonist, each frame hyper-composed in colour and composition, an eccentric mini-work of art in itself. What the frames don't have is much sense of physical or emotional movement from one to another. It's the same with the dialogue. People in Wes World don't overlap in their conversation – a character says something, then there's a pause, then another character replies. Again, it's like the thin white lines dividing one box from another in a comic strip. Some find the effect very charming.
Friday 25 May 2012
Wes Anderson, 94mins. Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton
Friday 18 May 2012
Fan Bing Bing
Saturday 05 May 2012
Sunday 26 February 2012
Lynne Ramsay's bold adaptation of Lionel Shriver's 2003 novel was the most powerful British film of 2011.
Friday 24 February 2012
"There is no point. That's the point," Kevin points out. Nihilism and annihilation reign in Lynne Ramsay's suitably harrowing adaptation of Lionel Shriver's novel.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
Ukip and Nigel Farage on course for remarkable victory in European elections
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
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