Ellen Mara De Wachter

Suburban Odyssey: Revisiting Smithson’s Passaic

Fifty years on, I retrace Robert Smithson’s journey to his home town of Passaic, New Jersey, in search of the monuments of our time. Suburban Odyssey: Revisiting Robert Smithson’s Passaic … Continue reading

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Symposium: A New Ethics?

Symposium: A New Ethics? The evolving responsibilities of creative practices in a changing world Curated with Ellen Mara De Wachter Saturday 20 January 2018 11-5pm Free, booking essential A New Ethics? is a day-long symposium seeking to examine … Continue reading

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Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration

Available from Phaidon.com Twenty-five leading artist duos and collectives give insight into how and why to work collaboratively Art history is traditionally presented as the individual’s struggle for self-expression, yet … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 – Four Thought on Co-Art

Radio talk about Co-Art and how collaborative art offers new insights into human relationships and the role of sharing in society. Available to listen on BBC iPlayer or to download … Continue reading

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Holly Davey

My essay, ‘Returning Forward’ was commissioned for Holly Davey’s artist’s book, The Conversation, which comes out in April 2018. Holly and I will be launching the book with two public … Continue reading

April 24, 2018

Art Quarterly, Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of Art Quarterly includes my review of the book ‘How Institutions Think’, edited by Paul O’Neill, Lucy Steeds and Mick Wilson; published by MIT Press and … Continue reading

March 29, 2018

Sven Augustijnen

Sven Augustijnen, ‘Summer Thoughts’ At Jan Mot, Brussels, nine letters written by the artist track the chilling resurgence of Nazism across the globe in recent years   Review for Frieze … Continue reading

March 29, 2018

The Gaze is Back on the Agenda, But Who’s Looking at Whom?

The Gaze is Back on the Agenda, But Who’s Looking at Whom? Three current photography shows in London demonstrate how structures of power influence visual culture. Opinion piece for frieze.com … Continue reading

March 29, 2018

Helen Cammock

Review of Helen Cammock: Shouting in Whispers at Cubitt Gallery, London, for the March issue of Frieze. Read it here. Reprinted with the permission of Frieze

March 15, 2018

The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind

Review in frieze of The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind at Hauser & Wirth Somerset Read it here  

February 15, 2018