Ksenya Blokhina, Author at FAD Magazine

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2019-Jeff Lowe-Studio at Lime Works Faversham Kent-1, © Steve Russell Studios, image courtesy of Pangolin London 2019 FAD MGAZINE

Interview with Jeff Lowe – “I see sculptors like poets”

Pangolin London have recently opened renowned British sculptor Jeff Lowe’s second major solo show with them. The exhibition features a brand new series of both large-scale works, as well as smaller-scale works and jewellery, sculptures in their own right rather than maquettes for larger pieces.

REVIEW: Patrick Staff: On Venus

In his ambitious new installation at the Serpentine, British artist Patrick Staff has created a sickly environment that forces visitors to confront the effects of institutionalised violence and the conflation of morality with gender identity.

Eating Culture: Interview with Tasha Marks

Just in case you’ve ever wondered what human breast milk smells like, you can now head down to the Wellcome Collection to find out: the museum has just opened up their new permanent exhibition gallery titled Being Human, likely to remain there for at least 10 years.

Artists unite against global arms trade at London's doorstep: Art the Arms Fair charity auction

Artists unite against global arms trade at London’s doorstep: Art the Arms Fair charity auction

One of the world’s biggest arms fairs opened it’s doors in London yesterday and ends on Friday. The biennial Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair held in London’s Excel Centre will be attended by arms dealers from around the world and military buyers from 68 countries, including conflict zones and countries with questionable human rights records.

Hala Kaiksow at ArtBAB

This year’s ArtBAB (Bahrain Across Borders) pavillion showcased works by local Bahraini artists and craftsmen. We caught up with one of them Hala Kaiksow, a prominent young weaver and designer.


Highlights from ArtBAB 2019

Last week I visited the kingdom of Bahrain for the fourth edition of ArtBAB at the Bahrain Exhibitions & Convention Centre. After last year’s edition explored the theme of ‘Education’, the fair returned in 2019 addressing the theme of ‘Legacy’

Installation views of Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Ollie Dook

In the Shadow of Forward Motion @ Zabludowicz Collection

Two weeks ago I headed over to the Zabludowicz Collection in Kentish Town for the opening of a collaborative showcase by postgraduate students from three different MA courses: MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central St Martins; MA Curating and Collections at Chelsea College of Art; and MA Film Programming and Curating at Birkbeck.

Review: Fred Sandbank at David Zwirner by Ksenya Blokhina

Last Thursday marked the opening of American artist Fred Sandback’s new exhibition at the David Zwirner gallery’s London location. The exhibition features a major selection of the signature minimalist sculptures that have defined the artist’s career from the 70’s to 2000.

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