Holly Black

Holly is Editorial Assistant at Art Quarterly and Co-Director of Bruno Glint Gallery in Clapton, East London. She holds a Masters in Curating from Chelsea College of Art and has a background in graphic design and visual communication. She also writes a blog based around feminist art practices and exhibitions: curatingwomen.tumblr.com.
Frieze Projects offers welcome respite at Frieze Art Fair 2013

Frieze Projects, a non-commercial section of the Frieze Art Fair that offers grants for artists to realise new proposals, is a great initiative and a huge highlight of this year's fair. Full of interesting, noisy and messy art, it provides relief from the commercial atmosphere of Frieze's marketplace.

Monday 21st October 2013 Read more...
Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art at the British Museum

Shunga at the British Museum takes a risk with a sensational exploration of Japanese erotic art from the 1600s to the present day. Comprehensively curated and informative, this exhibition doesn't shy away from the subject matter, and quickly dispels any sense of embarrassment in its audience.

Sunday 6th October 2013 Read more...
Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm at Tate Britain

Tate Britain's attempt to show violent acts against works of art in Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm is surprisingly docile and lacking in conviction.

Wednesday 2nd October 2013 Read more...
Mira Schendel at Tate Modern

Tate Modern celebrates the career of Mira Schendel with the largest display of her work to date. Revered as a ground-breaking artist who changed the face of Brazilian modernism, she has remained little-known in Europe and the US until now.

Monday 30th September 2013 Read more...
Tacita Dean's JG and c/o Jolyon at Frith Street Gallery

A new film by Tacita Dean explores the mystery of Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty and the allure of the desert, whilst a series of doctored postcards tell the history of a German town damaged by war which now plays home to an infamous contemporary art festival.

Wednesday 18th September 2013 Read more...
"You just had to be there" – the ICA's off-site exhibition A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now

A new ICA off-site project at the Old Selfridges Hotel explores the legacy and interconnection of London underground subcultures from the 1980s until now, through art, design, music and fashion.

Monday 16th September 2013 Read more...
Crystal squalor: Moving Roger Hiorns' Seizure 2008/2013 to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Turner Prize nominee Roger Hiorn's crystal installation has just been moved from an Elephant and Castle council estate to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, with the support of the Arts Council Collection and the Art Fund. But how has a work so deeply entrenched in urban squalor translated to a beautiful countryside landscape?

Sunday 16th June 2013 Read more...
Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality at Victoria Miro Gallery

Feauturing a broad range of contemporary artists and an even broader interpretation of cinematic influences, Cinematic Visions lacks a core narrative but still presents some interesting examples of moving media's impact on the traditional medium of painting.

Tuesday 11th June 2013 Read more...
Brightly-coloured plasticine and an unexpected journey under the sea: Ellen Gallagher's AxME at Tate Modern

Subversive collage, brightly-coloured plasticine and manipulated pop culture proves AxME to be a delightfully intriguing retrospective of one of America's most exciting artists, Ellen Gallagher, at Tate Modern.

Thursday 2nd May 2013 Read more...
Judy Chicago and Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Tracey Emin: A Transatlantic dialogue at Ben Uri Gallery

Judy Chicago takes centre stage in an exhibition that charts the innovation and legacy of feminist art practices. Situating her as one of the movement's pioneers, works spanning over 40 years are contextualised with other influential artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick and Tracey Emin. The result is a rich and compelling consideration of feminist politics in art, and its undeniable contribution to the contemporary art world.

Monday 19th November 2012 Read more...
Isa Genzken at Hauser & Wirth

Using sculptural forms and chaotic assemblages, Isa Genzken produces an apocalyptic environment in her latest exhibition. Referencing ancient symbols of beauty, 1960s Pop Art and urban disorder, she deconstructs notions of art history and playfully invites us to question the contemporary icons we choose to worship.

Sunday 18th November 2012 Read more...
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Showcasing some of today's most compelling portrait photography, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize presents international talent with 60 short-listed works. Introducing subjects ranging from Hackney locals to internationally-renowned artists, this exhibition is a chance to experience the varied viewpoints and concerns of some of the world's leading contemporary photographers.

Wednesday 7th November 2012 Read more...
Revolutions in experimental film: Filmaktion at The Tanks, Tate Modern

The Tanks showcases the influence of the experimental exhibition Filmaktion, originally held at The Walker Art Gallery in 1973. Utilising interactive processes and unconventional presentations, a packed programme of screenings from the London Filmmaker's Co-op allow us to question how we view film and exhibition space in the context of contemporary art.

Monday 22nd October 2012 Read more...
Vidal Sassoon: Outtakes doesn't make the cut

Somerset House attempts to celebrate the dazzling career of Vidal Sassoon to coincide with the release of the recent publication and documentary entitled How One Man Changed the World with a Pair of Scissors. Unfortunately the result does little to effectively present the incredible legacy of the world's most famous hairdresser.

Friday 12th October 2012 Read more...
Rain Room by Random International

Random International's newest installation delights its audience with one of Britain's most commonplace weather types. Rain Room allows visitors to control their environment and walk through a constant downpour without ever getting wet, resulting in a new appreciation of the one of the world's most vital natural resources.

Friday 5th October 2012 Read more...
Runa Islam at White Cube Hoxton Square

Runa Islam invites you to question ideas of vision through subversive forms of cinematic sculpture in her new exhibition at White Cube Hoxton Square. Her use of archaic equipment and traditional film formats produce a compelling reading into the admiration of the art object, whilst intervening with the architecture of the White Cube itself.

Thursday 27th September 2012 Read more...


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