Saatchi Gallery

The Last Tour Of King Tut

On Sunday morning I went to the Tutankhamun exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery, where the club-footed boy king is on a last world tour before heading off to the new purpose-built Giza Museum overcooking the Great Pyramid. There, its 150 artefacts will be reunited with the items that cannot leave Egypt, like his golden death mask […]

Backstories To The Bryant & May Books No.2

Seventy Seven Clocks Arthur Bryant, writing his memoirs, recalls a case from 1973. As strikes and blackouts ravage the country a rare painting is vandalised in the National Gallery, and members of a high-born family are killed in a variety of lunatic ways – by tiger, bomb and barber. As the hours of daylight diminish […]

Re:View – Susan Hiller @ Tate Britain

This major exhibition at Tate Britain offers a selection of key works from the Florida-born UK-resident artist, including many of her pioneering mixed-media installations and video projections. Hiller collects, catalogues and restages cultural artefacts and experiences to allow us to experiences the gaps between them. Most rely on a disconcerting aural/ visual mix, some of […]