Art

On Sketches for Regency Living

Pablo Bronstein, Large Cabinet / Office, 2011 There’s one particular moment in Pablo Bronstein’s great show at the ICA Sketches for Regency Living where the idea of architecture, style, ideology come together, where his ping ponging of reference shudders to a strange conclusion. Illustration of Chippendale furniture from Style In Furniture by R. Davis Benn […]



The Worst Condition Is To Pass Under A Sword Which Is Not One’s Own

The most fascinating show about design in London this year (and we’ve had a lot of design shows) is not a design show. Michael Rakowitz‘s ‘The Worst Condition Is To Pass Under A Sword Which Is Not One’s Own’ at the Tate (on till 3 May) is the most revealing study of how design, fiction, […]



Now Showing: Dan Grahams ‘Rock My Religion’

via Rock My Religion (1982-84) 1982-84, 55:27 min, b&w and color, sound Rock My Religion is a provocative thesis on the relation between religion and rock music in contemporary culture. Graham formulates a history that begins with the Shakers, an early religious community who practiced self-denial and ecstatic trance dances. With the “reeling and rocking” […]