Review: Tom Of Finland (Dome Karukoski)

Tuoko Laaksonen, better know to the world as Tom Of Finland, shaped a generation of gay and bisexual men through a body of art that elevated gay eroticism and influenced an aesthetic that permeated throughout gay circles and eventually into the mainstream zeitgeist. He is an undervalued, often undercelebrated artist whose work helped define a … Continue reading Review: Tom Of Finland (Dome Karukoski)

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Grayson Perry’s Divided Britain leaves viewers none the wiser (review)

Grayson Perry graced television screens this week with the one-off Channel 4 documentary “Divided Britain”. Throughout this 45 minute showing the Turner Prize winning artist sets out to explore the divided nature of Britain’s culture in the context of Brexit and the general election.  The show opens with Perry, a Labour supporting remain-voter, laying his politics on the … Continue reading Grayson Perry’s Divided Britain leaves viewers none the wiser (review)

BBC announces return of radio series on ISIS-looted artworks

The BBC have today announced the return of their Radio 4 documentary The Museum Of Lost Objects, which focuses on artworks and cultural heritage looted or destroyed by the so-called Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. In its first season the leading documentary looked at the history of ten objects, including statues, shrines and buildings, … Continue reading BBC announces return of radio series on ISIS-looted artworks