Category Archives: Review

Reynolds (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Alma (Vicky Krieps) in Phantom Thread (2017). Courtesy Focus Features.

Perverse Love and Woman as Cipher in Phantom Thread

Widely praised as a lush and astute treatise on the relationship between artist and muse and also as a portrayal of toxic masculinity, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, Phantom Thread, could perhaps be read from a psychoanalytical perspective as drama of

Reynolds (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Alma (Vicky Krieps) in Phantom Thread (2017). Courtesy Focus Features.

Perverse Love and Woman as Cipher in Phantom Thread

Widely praised as a lush and astute treatise on the relationship between artist and muse and also as a portrayal of toxic masculinity, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, Phantom Thread, could perhaps be read from a psychoanalytical perspective as drama of

‘Ruin Lust’ at Tate Britain

At the risk of sounding shallow, the exhibition Ruin Lust seems to arrive 3 or 4 years late. Not that I would wish to equate art with fashion and its whimsical fads, but the obsession with the ruins of Modernism

‘Ruin Lust’ at Tate Britain

At the risk of sounding shallow, the exhibition Ruin Lust seems to arrive 3 or 4 years late. Not that I would wish to equate art with fashion and its whimsical fads, but the obsession with the ruins of Modernism

Braco Dimitrijević’s ‘Early London Years’

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in March 2014 Braco Dimitrijević’s current exhibition at MOT International offers a careful selection of early works by this Paris-based, Sarajevo-born pioneer of Conceptual art. The show’s title, “Early London Years,” refers to the period from

Braco Dimitrijević’s ‘Early London Years’

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in March 2014 Braco Dimitrijević’s current exhibition at MOT International offers a careful selection of early works by this Paris-based, Sarajevo-born pioneer of Conceptual art. The show’s title, “Early London Years,” refers to the period from

Richard Sides at Carlos/Ishikawa

(This review was originally published in frieze magazine #160 January-February 2014) In his 1950 book The Future of Man, the French philosopher and priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin introduced the concept of the Omega Point to designate the maximum level of

Richard Sides at Carlos/Ishikawa

(This review was originally published in frieze magazine #160 January-February 2014) In his 1950 book The Future of Man, the French philosopher and priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin introduced the concept of the Omega Point to designate the maximum level of

Review of Frieze Art Fair 2013

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in October 2013 The ecosystem of Frieze Art Fair in London keeps growing, like a healthy family of good-looking siblings. That is, indeed, exciting, but it is also a real tour de force for visitors, who since last

Review of Frieze Art Fair 2013

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in October 2013 The ecosystem of Frieze Art Fair in London keeps growing, like a healthy family of good-looking siblings. That is, indeed, exciting, but it is also a real tour de force for visitors, who since last

Jack Lavender’s ‘Dreams Chunky’

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in July 2013 The group of sculptures gathered here feel like the remnants of some stranded explorer’s dedicated toil, the evidence of an island-bound prisoner bent on making the most of his imposed yet paradisiacal

Jack Lavender’s ‘Dreams Chunky’

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in July 2013 The group of sculptures gathered here feel like the remnants of some stranded explorer’s dedicated toil, the evidence of an island-bound prisoner bent on making the most of his imposed yet paradisiacal

Sanja Iveković : ‘Unknown Heroine’

In the centre of Zagreb, in a district with streets named after different leaders from the history of Croatia, there is a little street called Ulica Neznane JunaKinje (street of the Unknown Heroine). The street was given this name in

Sanja Iveković : ‘Unknown Heroine’

In the centre of Zagreb, in a district with streets named after different leaders from the history of Croatia, there is a little street called Ulica Neznane JunaKinje (street of the Unknown Heroine). The street was given this name in