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  • Anselm Kiefer

    I was ambivalent about going to see yet another Kiefer exhibition as I am still in two minds as to whether or not this is a body of work that continues to develop. While I have maintained a 30 year love affair with Kiefer’s books, and have always been fascinated by his use of lead, […]

  • Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

    I had many questions of this vast exhibition of photography. Is it really about the intersection of photography and architecture, or is architecture the thread that loosely holds together a certain history of art photography in the twentieth century? The photographers collected here are among the most celebrated of the last 100 years, and it’s […]

  • Pierre Huyghe, In. Border. Deep

    The Pierre Huyghe exhibition at Hauser and Wirth’s London galleries, In.Border.Deep, was fascinating. The gallery which feels enormous thanks to very high ceilings was blackened out, and on entering, I was overwhelmed by a sense of foreboding. The sounds of what could have been a broken machine, or a madman intermittently hitting a steel post, […]

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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.