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Visual Arts

Culture & Literature, Visual Arts

Anselm Kiefer and the Pornography of Art

It doesn’t take much stimulus for me to assimilate a passion about art, whether I’m revelling or critiquing, given the material I will go on until I’ve either inspired someone or angered them. It was only the other week that I found myself in a heated (and drunken admittedly) discussion with an older friend over an exhibition which I had just attended. Anselm Kiefer at the Royal Academy is absolutely spectacular. I hadn’t previously expected to connect to the extent at which I did with his love of books and mythology, and how they play a pivotal role in many of Kiefers pieces. However, he expresses the ability to carry us down to earth by combining the celestial with the realities, of the Second World War for example, a subject portrayed through many of his early works and indeed percol...
Cheap Day in London
Culture & Literature, Lifestyle, Music, Theatre & Performance, Visual Arts

Cheap Day in London

Yes, Egham is a little further out than the average London University. You probably felt vaguely cheated when you realised that the “short trip into central London!” turned out not to include the time needed to trudge to the station, barge your way through Waterloo, and submerge yourself on the underground. So here’s a list of fantastically cheap things to try on a London day out! The perfect jumping off point for an article on cheap London, in my opinion, is food. Here’s my eclectic yet cheap list of places to satisfy your student cravings, which all have the added benefit of being in quite interesting parts of London – My first pick, for example, being The Golden Dragon, on China Town’s Gerrard Street. Great authentic food, plenty of Dim Sum, with the added benefit of being staffed b...
Culture & Literature, Visual Arts

An Interview with Martin Parr

“It is estimated that more photographic images have been taken in the past twelve months than in the entire history of photography.” – Hannah Redler, Head of Media Space at the Science Museum. His new exhibition ‘Only in England' displays his own early work from the 1970's, ‘The Non Conformists' alongside many of Ray-Jones photographs, some never before seen, picked by Parr himself to be displayed. This exhibition gives great insight into what life was really like in an arguably bleak England for many in the 1960's and 70's and projects a desire to document what both Ray Jones and Parr saw as disappearing way of life in England. Both photographers are cleverly able to make ordinary and somewhat bleak situations interesting and surprisingly funny in their photographs. Though Ray Jones' fea...