Review

10th November 2019

ON REFUSING TO SUCCUMB TO EVIL : TOMAS VENCLOVA

Lithuanian poet and one time Soviet dissident Tomas Venclova visited Scotland as part of Lithuanian Days in Scotland in October and compared experiences of Union in his home country and Scotland. As we celebrate 30 years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall this week, we review his memoirs of life as a poet behind the Iron Curtain....
16th October 2019

Collage Before Cubism Exhibition

Now entering its final weeks (ending 27th October) the Cut and Paste Exhibition at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a must-see. Its generous, inclusive take on collage extends […]
14th October 2019

WHAT MY BODY CAN’T REMEMBER

For Farah Saleh, Palestinian dancer living in Scotland, the body is an archive. In our heads, limbs and torsos, even in our muscles, tendons, bones and organs, are registered whole […]
7th October 2019

Jasmina​ Cibic | An Atmosphere of Joyful Contemplation – CCA

Jasmina Cibic | An Atmosphere of Joyful Contemplation has to be one of the most powerfully expressive political artists working in Europe today.  How much she owes that to her origins […]
7th October 2019

Only With The Heart – David Pratt’s War Photography

From Derry to Kandahar and from Donetsk to Bogota, we have lived on a dangerous planet.It’s all too easy for us sheltered in our liberal west European oasis to forget […]
4th September 2019

For Sama – Film Review and Q & A at the GFT

FOR SAMA is simply a film that everyone must see. You will weep over the bloody betrayal of the Syrian people’s hopes for freedom. It might sound like some cheap […]
22nd August 2019

The Photography of Thomas Annan – Anne Lyden Talk

Why was it that in the nineteenth century for such a great percentage of the population it suddenly became no longer a privilege to live in the city (as opposed […]
20th August 2019

City Of Segregation – the social justice and the politics and economics of Los Angeles by Andrea Gibbons

Some of the best –most provocative and enlightening – writers on social justice and the politics and economics of the city and urban and civil space over the past couple […]
16th August 2019

Expulsion by Larry Achiampong – on show at The Gallow Gate, Glasgow

‘NOTHING LIKE BETHNAL GREEN’ The system of economic apartheid in London is often most apparent on public transport. If you take a bus from somewhere in the deep south east […]