We are unpacking ideas in this issue. It’s all down to the concept.
In art, we look at the mammoth scale of Jonathan Wateridge’s new show, Another Place, and his clever juxtaposition of reality and fantasy. Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera opens at Tate Modern this summer. Spanning a variety of lens-based media, it offers an illuminating perspective on subjects both iconic and taboo. The Jerwood Contemporary Makers show examines the grey area between art and craft, presenting a conceptual exploration of making. While newcomer, Sean Raggett redefines contemporary portraiture through iconic image making.
In film, actress and director, Rachel Ward looks at the isolation of the Australian outback with intricate and subtle filmmaking, with her first feature, Beautiful Kate. The Secret Cinema project is back this June, which explores the immersive new way to experience film. Forget the multiplex.
In music, Frightened Rabbit chat about emotive journeys and we take a closer look at the role of the producer in creating our favourite albums.
In literature, Adam Ross explores Hitchcock through his debut, Mr Peanut and author, Michele Roberts’ new book Mud looks at complex relationships. While Welsh performance artist, Marc Rees takes over an entire town – taking the phrase “Life is a theatre” to its limits.
Finally, Fiona Bradley, Director of the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh chats about the politics of art in their new show, Johan Grimonprez – Doubletake.
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