Corinna Lotz

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Sargent’s watercolours – before the storm

June 22nd, 2017|art, Visions|0 Comments

Dulwich Picture Gallery’s display of John Singer Sargent’s watercolours – the first in the UK in nearly a century – provides a tantalising glimpse of this still controversial artist.

Sargent’s unrivalled virtuosity in reflecting the rich back to themselves as […]

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#GrenfellTower – act against system failure

The anger mixed with compassion over the Grenfell Tower fire is threatening to turn into a conflagration of its own as the estimated number of dead soars.

The wave of support by local communities is in sharp contrast to the […]

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After Manchester give Corbyn a chance

Last night’s bombing in Manchester was on a soft target – young teenagers enjoying the music of pop idol Ariana. The survivors and their parents will never forget the scenes of horror at Britain’s worst terror attack since 2005.

Whoever […]

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Backlash against Corbyn victory warning

“The money is there – we need it,” – that was the uncompromising message from Ted Knight, chair of the Croydon Assembly.

“Let the 6th richest pay the price. Let the Sunday Times Rich List open up their bank accounts.”

Knight […]

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Southend launch for Democracy Unchained

Grassroots organisations came together in Southend to  celebrate diversity and exercise practical democracy last weekend.

The town’s magnificently ramshackle pub, the Railway Hotel, is perhaps best known as an occasional watering hole for punk singer-actor Wilko Johnson, whose face graces the […]

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German expressionism’s night at the embassy

May 3rd, 2017|art, Reviews, Visions|0 Comments

For the countless artists who enter open submissions, Samuel Beckett’s Worstword Ho may spring to mind: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

But for Frances Aviva Blane there was a kind of serendipity when her painting […]

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May Day message from Afghanistan

We celebrate May Day at a time when capitalists and big powers are intensifying attacks on the gains and rights of the workers, youths, women and migrants around the world. It is the nature of the inhuman capitalist system, in […]

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Realising a postponed future

April 29th, 2017|art, Reviews, revolution|0 Comments

Contemporary Ukrainian artists, film-makers and writers pay tribute to earlier generations who created a futuristic moment in 20th century art in the Postponed Futures show at London’s GRAD gallery.

What was their future is now our distant past – but the future […]

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Vanessa Bell the pioneer

April 24th, 2017|anti-war, art, Reviews, Visions|0 Comments

With Vanessa Bell, Dulwich Picture Gallery, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, continues to shed light on women artists of the last century. They include Winifred Knights, Emily Carr and this October, Tove Jansson.

Before reaching the spaces dedicated to […]

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From private parkland to people’s playground

April 4th, 2017|art, Reviews, Visions|0 Comments

Celebrating its 40th birthday this year, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is going from strength to strength.

Today’s 500-acre site once belonged to the aristocratic Wentworth family. They fought for the King against the Parliamentarians and were rewarded for their services after the restoration. […]

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Responding to acts of terror

March 24th, 2017|real democracy, terror|0 Comments

As a Londoner, this week’s attack at Westminster came close to home. Like countless others, I have walked over Westminster Bridge and around the Houses of Parliament more times than I can remember. Westminster is more than just Big Ben and […]

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Dark Matters

March 20th, 2017|art, Poetry, Trump|0 Comments

Legendary jazz musician, composer and poet Joe McPhee visited London earlier this month.

He played with Rodrigo Amado, Chris Corsano, Kent Kessler at Cafe Oto in Dalston.  A few days later, he gave a sell-out performance at the Tank music space […]

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