The Realms of Sexuality, Love & Death

Alina Szapocznikow  (1926-1973)   Written by Melissa Budasz & Moira Jarvis for ArtSabre, January 2018   Alina Szapocznikow’s retrospective Human Landscapes (Oct 2017-Jan 2018), recently held at The Hepworth Wakefield, is a long overdue survey of one of the most important post-war artists of the 20th century. Through this re-examination, it is clear that her work has a strong […]

Frieze ‘Alt Feminisms’ Panel Discussion & Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics

by Melissa Budasz for ArtVerve, at Frieze London 2017 from left to right, Renate Bertlmann, Penny Slinger, Alison Gingeras (Chair), Marilyn Minter & Cosey Fanni Tutti   What a way to kick-start Frieze London – an hour and a half from opening, Alison Gingeras chairs a panel of feminist practitioners whose careers have spanned over 40 […]

LEONOR FINI: Artist, Libertine, Provocateur

“I am independent. I am free. I am not a surrealist and beyond classification.“ Unconventional, free-thinking and experimental, Leonor Fini was once the ‘it-girl’ of Paris and was one of the most photographed women in the art world. Known more perhaps for her flamboyant nature and penchant for dressing-up and cross-dressing rather than her painting, […]

Nasreen Mohamedi – The Met Breuer, New York – 18 March to 5 June 2016

Nasreen Mohamedi, Untitled, ca. (1975) Ink and graphite on paper, Sikander & Hydari Collection   Nasreen Mohamedi is given a worthy retrospective that inaugurated The Met Breuer in New York this year, an extension of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to modern and contemporary works. Melissa Budasz discovers her work for the first time and […]

Georgia O’Keeffe – Tate Modern 6 July – 30 October 2016

Georgia O’Keeffe 1887-1986 Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932 Oil paint on canvas, 48 x 40 inches, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,, Arkansas, USA Photography by Edward C. Robison III © 2016 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/DACS, London “I seem to be hunting for something of myself out there … something in myself that will give […]

La Toilette Naissance De L’intime Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris

12 February to 5 July 2015 François Boucher, La Jupe relevée 1742 ? Ou début des années 1760 ? Huile sur toil 52,5 x 42 cm Collection particulière © Christian Baraja The Musée Marmottan Monet sits on a quiet, leafy corner of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine in the sixteenth arrondissement. Boasting […]