Meteorite Lands on the Houses of Parliament: the challenging work of Cornelia Parker

“An alien object from space, the meteorite, embodies the fear of the unknown, fear of the future.” Cornelia Parker is an installation artist and sculptor best known for destroying a shed in the name of art…However, I’m interested in her piece Meteorite Lands on Wormwood Scrubs which is part of the British Council’s Private Utopias … Continue reading Meteorite Lands on the Houses of Parliament: the challenging work of Cornelia Parker

Subverting the Conservative Manifesto

New poetry from our subversive Poet-in-Res The below came in response to Yinka Shonibare’s piece, as I realised any kind of interpretation of art usually says more about the person interpreting than the actual piece of art! Hence the title…     Ekphrasis as self-portrait   Here they hover arms outstretched grasping for some of … Continue reading Subverting the Conservative Manifesto

This Visual Poetry Is Made From A Very Surprising Text

Simplicity is underrated. The art that I find most engaging is usually the result of a simple idea, well executed and buoyed up by imagination. Jörg Piringer is one such artist. A jack of all trades, I’m mostly interested in his visual poetry and the way it conveys meaning despite language being obscured. His piece … Continue reading This Visual Poetry Is Made From A Very Surprising Text

Magna Carta, Empire and Subversion

  The definition of the word ‘poet’ should really just be the word geek. In looking up the definition of subversion I found it’s original meaning to be: the undermining of the power and authority of an established system or institution.   Today, the word is commonly used as shorthand to describe art or acts … Continue reading Magna Carta, Empire and Subversion

1215.today’s Cartoons

Alice Skinner, a young cartoonist with an impressive fanbase online, reacts to the weekly hot topics 19th June 2017 Having tried to pull America entirely out of the Paris agreement and tearing apart any of the USA’s environmental policies, it looks like Trump gleefully sailing America into an ominous future.  12th June 2017 It looks … Continue reading 1215.today’s Cartoons