15 June 2017

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Qatar Boycott: Will It Marginalise The Region’s Cultural Renaissance?

Last October I was in Doha the capital of Qatar which seemed like a well-oiled machine when it came to Art, Education, and Culture.

21 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 19 – 11-17 May – Ruth Beale (by AJ Dehany)

Week 19 – 11-17 May – Ruth Beale A fable inspired by Ruth Beale’s week at Fig-2 Young Penrose had reached his bottom. He was trying to write a book, but it wasn’t going well.  When he looked at the growing piles of notes he had amassed, he felt like crying, and he was crying now. […]

21 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 25 – Cecilia Bengolea, Celia Hempton and Prem Sahib (by AJ Dehany)

Part 4: The Part About Me, Me, Me Nell mezzo del cammin di nostra vita… This here is the twenty-fifth piece I’ve posted about a week at Fig-2, the curatorial ultramarathon that’s putting on a new art show at the ICA every single week for fifty weeks and which I am in my own special way documenting on wordpress, aiming to do […]

22 May 2015

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Fig-2 Art Fund Curator Talk #3 – “Politics of Display” (16 April 2015) (by AJ Dehany)

The third of the eight part seminar series with the title Politics of Display will investigate the charged liminal space between a work of art and audience, and the art institution. Bringing forward Ivan Karp and Steven D. Lavine’s publication Exhibiting Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Display, the seminar will focus on the relationship […]

22 May 2015

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Fig-2 Week 13 – Shezad Dawood – 30 March-5 April – The Room (by AJ Dehany)

Part 1: Art For All The fig-2 openings are getting hectic. I think some bastard has been publicising them. This isn’t how counter-culture works. It’s more like.. in the year 2009 full-time Eddie Redmayne impersonator and occasional guest on Star Trek Professor Stephen Hawking threw a party for time-travellers. Afterwards he sent out the invitations. Nobody […]

17 April 2013

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Painting in a Post-Communist Era

Although the Berlin Wall started coming down over twenty years ago and, by then, Communism as an ideology became a thing of the past in Europe, the influence over a young, and not so young, generation of painters remains. The New Leipzig School in East Germany, and the Romanian school, seem to have a common […]

8 February 2011

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“THE WORLD IN MILAN, MILAN IN THE WORLD”: THE FIRST EDITION OF “FUORI BIT”.

Milan 7 February 2011 – 20 nations and 23 locations involved to host events, photographic exhibitions, musical performances and food and wine tasting events that will liven up the entire city in the spirit of internationalism from the 17 to the 19 February 2011. “Milan in the World and the World in Milan” this is […]

30 July 2010

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Government Inquiry into Arts Funding Cuts Inevitable

  The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is inviting written submissions from the art and heritage community on the possible impact of spending cuts from central and local government.The inquiry is aimed at evaluating the fallout “recent, and future, spending cuts will have on the arts”. The outcome is likely to be a time wasting […]