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Michael Snow Sets New Sights, 2012

Michael Snow Sets New Sights At the AGO Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto July 18 to December 9, 2012. by Sarah Milroy At 82, Toronto artist Michael Snow has savoured his share of honours, from his 1995 election to the France’s Chevalier de l’ordre… Read More

Artists In Exile: Vincent van Gogh in Saint-Rémy

Artists In Exile: Vincent van Gogh in Saint-Rémy Sam Kemp @SamWKemp In our Artists In Exile series, we have tended to focus on individuals who have, for whatever reason, been forced to leave their homeland. Here we have something quite different: an artist… Read More

Luigi Russolo’s Cacophonous Futures

Luigi Russolo’s Cacophonous Futures  By Peter Tracy What does the future sound like? In the early 20th century, one answer rang out from Luigi Russolo’s intonarumori — lever-operated machines designed to pop, sough, shriek, and shock. Peter Tracy explores the ambitions behind Italian Futurism’s experiments with noise… Read More

BBC Radiophonic

BBC Radiophonic Workshop Director: Roger Pomphrey.   The BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop was set up in 1958, born out of a desire to create ‘new kinds of sounds’. The Alchemists of Sound looks at this creative group from… Read More

Jeffrey Ladd: a tour of my bookshelves.

Jeffrey Ladd: a tour of my bookshelves. From his studio in Köln, Jeffrey Ladd takes us on a detailed tour of his wide-ranging, indiosyncratic, and constantly surprising book collection, discussing inventive use of images in punk posters, eccentric advertising materials, photobooks, and beyond. Read More

‘Damn! This is a Caravaggio!’

‘Damn! This is a Caravaggio!’: the inside story of an old master found in Spain. by Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo and Sam Jones in Madrid Art dealer Giancarlo Ciaroni attempted to buy painting listed at €1,500 for €500,000 – but discovered bewildered owners already had two… Read More