Arts / 15/12/2020 The Museum of Bad Art

The Museum of Bad Art was established in 1994 in Massachusetts as a dedication to terrible art, and features an ever-changing display of pieces. With a collection of around 800 works, it boasts an impressive range. Each collection is categorised by a witty label, such as ‘Oozing My Religion’, ‘Look Ma, No Hands!’, and ‘In...

Arts / 15/12/2020 Subverting beauty: African anti-aesthetics

Although only a temporary exhibition, the Baltimore Museum of Art’s ‘Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics’ series of work has left a lasting impact on the art world. Originally held between July 2018 and June 2019, the exhibition has challenged what consumers of art consider to be ‘beautiful’, especially in a Western context. Featuring around two dozen...

Arts / 15/12/2020 What is beauty? Spotlight on: Ewa Juszkiewicz

Warsaw-based artist Ewa Juszkiewicz has been creating 18th and 19th Century-influenced portraiture for nearly 10 years, but they come with a twist. The subjects of her paintings always have their faces obscured, be it with a piece of cloth, plants and fungi, or elaborate arrangements of hair. The concept of these paintings? They shatter conventional...

Arts / 15/12/2020 Cristina Iglesias’s work joins the SCVA Sculpture Park

Cristina Iglesias is the latest artist to be exhibited as a part of the Sainsbury Centre’s Sculpture Park on campus. Iglesias is a renowned installation artist and sculptor from Spain and has been the recipient of the country’s prestigious National Award for Plastic Arts. Her contribution to the Sculpture Park consists of two sculptures, Celosía...

Arts / 15/12/2020 I hate this artwork

When you consider the ‘most famous’ piece of art, what do you think of? I think of the Mona Lisa. And then I think of how much I dislike the Mona Lisa.  Yes, it is brilliantly painted, insanely detailed, and very widely loved, but is it not a bit dull? Or worse, smug?  Dreary browns...

Arts, Venue / 24/11/2020 The Lion King: The show that made me love the theatre

It’s been around five years since I first saw The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in London. There’s a reason this story is such a classic; be it the movie or the musical, it’s completely enchanting. Since then, I’ve been entirely in love with the theatre. Each show is uniquely breath-taking. Without ‘The Lion...

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