Chloe Hodge

Chloe Hodge is a film and installation artist currently based in Surrey but working and living her life in London. She has been running a blog for the past three years which features exhibitions from the UK and across the world - a keen traveller, Chloe spent most of her student loan travelling around Europe looking for art wherever it could be found. Chloe recently graduated with a First Class BA Hons in Fine Art from Margaret Street School of Fine Art, Birmingham and is passionate about making, seeing and writing about art: a bookworm aspiring to become an art critic.
Ayşe Erkmen: Intervals at the Barbican's Curve gallery

Turkish artist Ayşe Erkmen brings together historical, scenic and contemporary art forms to reposition viewers within the depths of an antiquated theatre store room, at the Barbican's Curve gallery.

Thursday 26th September 2013 Read more...
A brief look at Asian propaganda: The Art of Influence at the British Museum

In Asian Propaganda: The Art of Influence, the British Museum presents artefacts including everything from religion to children's comics from Korea, Japan, China and Vietnam which show the power of art to lead and mislead nations. The objects could do with more explanation, and though this results in a rather watered-down version of Asian history, it is still worth a look whilst touring the magnificent British Museum.

Monday 17th June 2013 Read more...
The mind of the designer: After Hours at JVA Jerwood Space

In After Hours at Jerwood Space, the personal works of 29 contemporary designers come to light, many for the first time. Much of this previously-unseen work is born out of the designers' individual interests or needs; the pieces range from humorous screenprints to design solutions, crafted to solve the problems we encounter on a daily basis.

Thursday 13th June 2013 Read more...
Designs of the Year 2013 at the Design Museum

The 99 nominees for Designs of the Year 2013 at the Design Museum offer innovative inventions, sublime aesthetics and attractive frivolity. From life-changing medicine to magazines, 3D printers to solar-powered lighting, recycled stools to extra-slippery ketchup bottles, this exhibition never ceases to pleasantly shock and surprise. 

Tuesday 19th March 2013 Read more...
Art13: The new art fair to hit the capital

Art13, the newest London art fair, holds a mixture of international galleries and a variety of contemporary masters and emergent talents. This fair is geared more to gallery-goers than larger fairs such as Frieze – it is inspiring and certainly worth a visit. Art13 runs until Sunday March 3rd.

Friday 1st March 2013 Read more...
Unexpected Pleasures sparkles at the Design Museum

The title Unexpected Pleasures is absolutely fitting for an exhibition which challenges and redefines the common conception of what jewellery is, revealing the making process, ideas behind and intentions for contemporary body adornment. Surprising and informative, whilst displaying masterfully crafted pieces which can only be described as sublime, this exhibition is not to be missed.

Tuesday 4th December 2012 Read more...
William Kentridge siezes Tate's Tanks with a frenzied whirl of film

The Tanks have done it again: acclaimed South African filmmaker William Kentridge takes over the third tank with an installation as multi-layered as the tale it tells. Impressive animation, manic live footage and fast-moving text pieces converge to form a piece which is utterly mind-boggling but fascinating, exhausting but exhilarating, and so unbelievably intense that it will leave your tired senses wanting more.

Wednesday 14th November 2012 Read more...
The Fluid Muse of Ansel Adams: At the Water's Edge at the National Maritime Museum

In over 100 pieces from this photographic master, water becomes muse. Adams treated the medium as if it were a great friend, with a sensitivity so deep that it is able to transform entirely, taking on an endless array of forms, personalities and tones. Here landscape photography become a truly emotive experience; with the works detailing as much about the man behind the lens as the breath-taking views in front of it.

Friday 9th November 2012 Read more...
Kids today! Modern British Childhood at the Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood defines the last 64 years through striking photography, curious objects and text. Often nostalgic, at times shocking, and moderately informative, the exhibition fulfils its educational intentions. However, it is clear that this show could have been more deeply diagnostic concerning the complex and controversial aspects of childhood today.

Tuesday 16th October 2012 Read more...
Maurizio Cattelan confronts Italian politics with irony, wit and a taxidermy squirrel

With the first UK showing of the Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Maurizio Cattelan discusses death, politics and power through a taxidermy squirrel, a giant Italian cheese label and a boy-sized self-portrait, using humour and wit to expose significant issues within Italian society, and some more personal to the artist himself.

Monday 8th October 2012 Read more...
How to Make It as an Artist

Are you an aspiring artist and recent graduate? Chloe Hodge gives us her insider-tips and some easy steps on how to self-promote, how to manage the post-uni blues, and how to get an affordable studio space.

Thursday 20th September 2012 Read more...
Bharti Kher premieres at Parasol Unit

Bharti Kher crams Parasol Unit with a bizarre array of works ranging from a life-size fibreglass elephant to a nine tonne cubicle made entirely out of melted glass bangles. The works are aesthetically astounding before even delving into their deeply powerful conceptuality which deals with ideas and ideals of femininity within the artist's native India.

Friday 14th September 2012 Read more...
The Bloomberg Commission: Space of Light by Giuseppe Penone

Italian artist Giuseppe Penone fulfils the Bloomberg Commission in the form of a tree: twelve metres long, cast in bronze and gold-leafed. Internally reflecting his admiration for nature, and externally displaying our tactile affinity with it, this piece is a beautiful celebration of Penone's career and a strong comment upon our tumultuous relationship with the natural world.

Wednesday 5th September 2012 Read more...
Klimt Illustrated: Contemporising and Celebrating the Work of a Viennese Master

This year Vienna celebrates the 150th birthday of its most famous artist: the controversial and extravagant Gustav Klimt. The festivities are brought to London with Klimt Illustrated, as nine street artists reinterpret the style of a great Viennese master from graffiti-style spray paintings to ornate work in oils. This is a fascinating show full of surprises.

Monday 27th August 2012 Read more...
Make, Involve, Build: Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun at Tate Modern

This new venture may not look much like art in the traditional sense but it is just as beautiful, innovative and current as any contemporary masterpiece. Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson works with friend and engineer Frederik Ottesen to create Little Sun, bringing light to everyone.

Tuesday 14th August 2012 Read more...
The Tanks at Tate Modern: Sung Hwan Kim

Sung Hwan Kim fills one of the Tate Modern's Tanks with an immersive collection of film work: bizarre, unnerving yet utterly fantastic, he explores the human condition through contradictory sound and film within a maze-like installation. Overwhelmingly strange at times, yet always rooted in fascinating political and personal histories, Kim's work is truly extraordinary.

Monday 13th August 2012 Read more...
Zhang Huan: The Mountain is Still a Mountain

Whilst known primarily for his shocking and heavily politicised performances, this exhibition presents a subtler, more reflective side of Zhang's artistic personality. Although less revolutionary, this show is aesthetically strong, beautiful and gently carries through the concepts of life and death, culture and spirituality Zhang has become renowned for.

Monday 23rd July 2012 Read more...


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