Browsing Category: feminism

  • Sarah Maple and Beverley Knowles, It’s just like any other job really… (2012)

    It turns out that despite ourselves, even the most urbane and politically correct audience can still love a beauty pageant.  The sequence of young women in swimsuits could not be more easy on the eye It is obvious what heterosexual men might get from this. But women too were enjoying it. There were no shortage …

    March 31, 2012
  • Tracey Emin: Love is What You Want

    In her much-talked about retrospective, the first piece of art is not by Tracey Emin. Nor does it seem much like a work of art. Despite the frame, it is clearly also a letter from her father. Halfway through the show is another work in which the art is hard to discern. This is a …

    June 9, 2011
  • Bob and Roberta Smith interview

    Written for Culture24. Bob and Roberta Smith have called their forthcoming show The Life of the Mind, and the last notable person who offered to demonstrate that burnt down a hotel. The title is a quote from the 1991 movie Barton Fink with the arsonist played by John Goodman. He is very annoyed to have …

    January 11, 2011