Interview With Artist Exotic Cancer

If you’ve been reading me/following me for a while, you probably know I get a lot of traffic through Instagram, but that I’m getting increasingly annoyed at the platform’s censoring of (mostly) women, erotic artists and sex workers. After receiving what was basically a set of non-answers by Instagram, I decided to speak to artists that were actually affected by account deletion and shadowbanning – namely, the iconic Exotic Cancer. … More Interview With Artist Exotic Cancer

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Q&A with Cecilia Gragnani from Diary of An Expat

As an Italian Londoner, I’m always interested in hearing about other expats’ journey, especially if they’re from my country. So when I heard that Cecilia Gragnani, a fellow Italian Londoner, was about to star in a one-woman-show about being an expat, I knew I had to speak to her. Diary of an Expat When she … More Q&A with Cecilia Gragnani from Diary of An Expat

Persepolis Pole Project

Last week, on International Women’s Day, I went to an unusual panel where pole dancers and researchers talked about being a woman in Islington. The panel launched the Persepolis Pole Project, a female-led arts and cultural pole dance project fusing modern pole dance artistry into traditional theatrical entertainment. I spoke to its founder, Ayana Setareh, to … More Persepolis Pole Project

Silent Night at sketch London

There are many ways to start your morning. I usually start mine with a pole session, reading academic journals for my PhD or going to work. This morning however I was among the first Londoners that got to see sketch London‘s Christmas light installation to kick off the holiday season, and as you’ll see if you … More Silent Night at sketch London

Beyoncemania: Jonathan Horowitz exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ

As last year’s Saturday Night Live  parody trailer “The Beygency” showed us, everybody just has to love Beyoncé. She is indeed the Queen Bey – and the exhibition displayed at London’s Sadie Coles HQ Gallery in Kingly Street shows just that. 304.8cm Paintings by Jonathan Horowitz features canvases all measuring an identical 304.8 cm (ten feet) in height and … More Beyoncemania: Jonathan Horowitz exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ

Beard Somerset House exhibition

Entering Somerset House last weekend was surreal. It was almost as though the entire male population of East London had decided to venture West to celebrate itself and one of its most recognisable trade-marks: the beard. Somerset House’s Beard exhibition displays over 80 images shot by Mr Elbank in which all of the subjects sport a beard. Beard celebrates facial hair … More Beard Somerset House exhibition

Magnificent Obsessions at The Barbican

Have you ever wondered what your favourite artists do in their free time? Well, some of them collect weird stuff. London’s Barbican Centre has put some of that weird stuff on show for its Magnificent Obsessions – The Artist as a Collector exhibition.  Magnificent Obsessions is not for the faint-hearted. If you hate spiders, taxidermy or dolls looking so … More Magnificent Obsessions at The Barbican

The Image as Burden: Marlene Dumas at the Tate Modern Gallery

The Tate Modern Gallery in South Bank is now hosting one of London’s most talked-about exhibitions, Marlene Dumas‘s The Image As Burden.  Focusing mainly on sex, love, death and shame, her paintings explore popular culture and women through an intense and psychologically charged lens. By painting subjects coming from both her personal life (her daughter) and from … More The Image as Burden: Marlene Dumas at the Tate Modern Gallery

Alcatraz and Ai Wei Wei

The ferrys to Alcatraz leave every day from San Francisco’s Pier 33 for $30. It’s a great way to enjoy marvellous views of Frisco and to see a historic building. Book online to avoid queues and make sure you go there ASAP: the prison is now showing Ai Wei Wei’s “At Large” exhibition on freedom. … More Alcatraz and Ai Wei Wei