Visual Arts

Visual Arts

"What do you think an artist is? He’s a political being, constantly alive to heartrending, fiery, or happy events, to which he responds in every way. No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war, for attack and defense against the enemy."

Pablo Picasso

Building for a society of equals: 100 years of Bauhaus
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 23 February 2019 21:20

Building for a society of equals: 100 years of Bauhaus

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Jenny Farrell celebrates 100 years of Bauhaus, the German art school started in 1919 Inspired by Germany’s November 1918 Revolution, which was ultimately crushed by the Social Democratic Party leadership and the military, artists and intellectuals, anti-militarists and pacifists hoped for a new society for the common good. Many however…
The Giant's Mirror
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 01 February 2019 16:10

The Giant's Mirror

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Gaia She stayed silentas they cut her fringe.They took her liver too. They then cut her ovaries out,the bleeding didn't stop. They built bridges and damsas they planned to cut herwhite hands. Image and poem by Jowonder.
Tyne Pride at the end of the street, Wallsend
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 12 January 2019 23:37

The Last Ships

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Mike Quille reviews an exhibition of photographs of the shipbuilding industry on Tyneside. In honour of the shipyard workers of Tyneside, Chris Killip recently gave a set of over 30 stunning, monochrome images to the Laing Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Last Ships exhibition of photographs, taken by Killip…
America at Work: the photography of Lewis Hine
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 06 December 2018 16:29

America at Work: the photography of Lewis Hine

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John Green reviews a new book about the life and work of Lewis W. Hine, one of the founders of of U.S. social photography. Lewis Hine's iconic images captured the harsh realities of a country undergoing deep transformation during the early part of the 20th century. Hine was born in…
Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 09:24

Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience

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Mike Quille reviews Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience, and interviews the editor, Paul Sng. Paul Sng’s films – Sleaford Mods, and Dispossession: The Great Housing Swindle – have explored the lives of working-class people who have been ignored, marginalised or demonised by mainstream media, and who are protesting…
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