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  • Mona Hatoum

    Mona Hatoum struck me as an odd choice for a summer exhibition at the Centre Pompidou. When all the French have left town and kindly turned their city over to the tourists, one might expect to find a crowd pleasing blockbuster taking over the sixth floor gallery spaces of the city’s premier modern art institution. […]

  • Agnes Martin

    The highlight of my stay in London a couple of weeks ago was always going to be the Agnes Martin retrospective at Tate Modern. The visit was made even more memorable because I went with a London friend who didn’t know her work at all. I hadn’t reckoned with just how unknown Martin’s painting is […]

  • Images à Charge: La Construction de la preuve par l’image

    This exhibition starts with a display of a handful of the French photographer Alphonse Bertillon’s fascinating shots of crime scenes in nineteenth-century Paris. Bertillon was head of the photography department at the prefecture, and he invented a protocol for capturing the scene of a crime. He began with an overhead camera with a wide angle […]

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Frances Guerin

Frances Guerin is an academic and a writer, currenly teaching courses in cinema studies at the University of Kent, UK, and conducting research that explores the intersection of aesthetics and social politics in film, photography, painting, and other visual media.