I just discovered Natasha Guderman, a photographer living in Paris. She likes to photograph women – naked – in their homes. On the Creative Review website she said: ‘I photograph young parisian women nude, always at home, in their intimacy. Being a foreigner, I use my work as a means to approach and better undertstand
A news story I wrote (late) last night for the Hackney Citizen. A severely disabled woman was given 48 hours by Hackney Council to move to a flat not suited to her needs and told that she would have made herself ‘intentionally homeless’ if she refused. Agnes Parma, who is partially sighted, diabetic, clinically obese
An article I wrote for the Hackney Citizen – published yesterday. Behind the façade of a dodgy-looking high-street dental surgery on Chatsworth Road – tacky bright yellow shop signs intact – the Alvarado Gallery is currently hosting its first pop-up exhibition. The aptly-named Pain at the Dentist is first in a series of four exhibitions
Muriel Barbery’s Paris-based novel moved, enlightened, delighted and surprised me – with continuous references to thoughts and situations I’ve found myself dwelling on of late. Originally written in French – the translation is flawless. And I think, in fact, that something is added by translating from French; a Romance language – the language of love.
David Shrigley is famous for his simple, annotated drawings. Often humorous, sometimes political – they have lined a wall of the members bar at Tate Modern, have no doubt appeared on many greetings card and have been published in books. He is currently exhibiting at the Hayward and I went to check it out last
I’m a big fan of Sarah Maple’s art work. Her solo exhibition ‘It’s a Girl’ was displayed at the Aubin Gallery last month – just before I began working there. I’m gutted that I missed the exhibition but working in the Aubin’s Sarah Maple-adorned gallery office is slight compensation. I am surrounded by huge canvasses
Easter Sunday, for the agnostics amongst us, poses no routine obligation (family get-together, trip to church) but, as a national holiday – is a good opportunity to take-a-break. In multi-cultural London – the shops don’t even close, necessarily. Why should they? We don’t all believe it is necessary to celebrate the supposed resurrection of Christ