In finding new ways to read and map landscapes, Tanoa Sasraku disrupts our expectations of the rural and opens up latent memories, mythologies, and energies.
Banksy Sold T-shirts to Fundraise for Activists Accused of Toppling Edward Colston Statue
The shirts, which feature an empty plinth and rope, have already sold out.
Veronica Ryan’s Botanical Musings on Migration
For the Montserrat-born artist, seeds are both a metaphor for and a physical continuation of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.
“Aachoo!!”: Banksy’s Latest Coronavirus Commentary Appears in Bristol
After the mural appeared on the for-sale home, its owners swiftly took the house off the market to consider their next steps.
Statue of Black Lives Matter Activist Replaces Toppled Monument of Enslaver
Artist Marc Quinn covertly installed a sculpture of activist Jen Reid in place of a bronze of Edward Colston toppled by protesters in Bristol last month.
A Toppled Statue In Bristol Reveals Limited Understandings of What Decolonizing Requires
Protesters’ removal of Edward Colston’s statue didn’t attack history; instead it corrected how we write it.
Before Exiting the Gift Shop, Did Banksy Stan Ska Music
Could a 1993 album cover for the British ska band Mother Samosa really be the key to discovering the real identity of the global street artist?
Banksy Paints Mural on Bristol Elementary School
Banksy’s newest work is neither a snide jab at politicians nor a big “fuck you” to the police — instead, it’s a gesture of gratitude to children at a school in Bristol.
A Future Where the Decomposing Dead Could Power Cemetery Lights
The dead are often visually absent from our cemeteries, buried below the ground with tombstones representing the invisible remains.
A Theater’s 18th-Century Thunder Run Rumbles Once More
The thunderstorm in the third act of Shakespeare’s King Lear will rumble ominously in the Bristol Old Vic’s production of the play this summer thanks to 18th-century sound effects.
For First Public Project in the UK, Theaster Gates Builds a Sanctuary in a Bombed-Out Church
BRISTOL, UK — On Saturday night here, in a concert hall whose former life as a church moved him to sing hymns, artist Theaster Gates gave a site-specific performance that brought many audience members to tears and prompted others to walk out.
A Year-Long Obsession With Jars
We’ve all seen them at some point on the social media app of our choice: the “painting-a-day” people, usually talentless self-promoters who are trying to convince themselves they’re doing something conceptual. Not all of them are bad, however. It’s like GIFs: most of them are trivial and silly, pure internet-clutter, but in theory there’s always the possibility that someone can make something good with them. And with UK artist Kirsty Hall’s “365 Jars” project, which I’ve been following throughout 2011, the “one piece a day” idea reaches a whole new level.