• The Elephant Bed by John Grade

    Published on Culture 24 John Grade – The Elephant Bed, Fabrica, Brighton, until August 31 2009 Brighton and Hove rests on a layer of powdered elephant, but do not be alarmed. The pachyderms in question lived in prehistoric times, sharing the region with buffalo and deer. Their remains are collected in a strip of shale …

    July 24, 2009
  • Perversion in Hove

    Published on Culture 24 Deviants, Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Hove, until September 13 2009 Whereas artists are encouraged to break rules, craftspeople generally aren’t. From potters, metalworkers and textile experts, the public usually demands something useful or at the very least decorative. Deviants is a touring exhibition which makes an example of some 16 …

    July 13, 2009
  • Mauritania via Shoreditch

    Published on Culture 24 Currents of Time: New work by Zineb Sedira, Iniva at Rivington Place, until 25 July 2009 From the window of Rivington Place, three photos offer a mirthless reproach to a comedy café opposite. Boats sink into a menacing sea. Time and the elements blacken what remains. The camera freezes each vessel …

    July 4, 2009
  • A temporary museum in Hove

    Published on Culture 24 Small Wonders: A Museum of Imagination by Zara Wood, Boxbird Gallery, Hove, until July 12 2009 Despite recent illustration work for Top Shop and Stussy, a new solo show by Zara Wood travels a long way from the catwalk, taking you instead to a dusty world of antique display cases, animals …

    July 4, 2009
  • Real icons at the NPG

    Published on Culture 24 Fabiola, Francis Alÿs, National Portrait Gallery, London, until September 20 2009 Amid the many famous faces at the National Portrait Gallery are two rooms packed with 300 images of a fourth century Christian saint. It’s doubtful they capture her likeness, but they bear a striking resemblance to one another. On all …

    July 4, 2009
  • Chichester's Material World

    Published on Culture 24 Contemporary Eye: Material Matters, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, until September 2009 The courtyard of Pallant House Gallery is a place of contrasts. The red brickwork of the historic townhouse lies opposite the cool exterior of a modern exhibition space. It’s a stone’s throw from Chichester town centre, and today the birdsong …

    July 4, 2009
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    July 4, 2009