Author Archives: ruthgarde

About ruthgarde

I am a writer and curator based in London.

This Is A Voice at Wellcome Collection

My review of This Is A Voice at Wellcome Collection for Exeunt magazine: http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/review-this-is-a-voice-at-the-wellcome-collection/

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Hinterland, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, 18th – 27th March 2016

The story of St. Peter’s Seminary in Cardross began in the hopeful glow of modernism but rapidly darkened into disuse and dereliction. Built in 1966 after the radical design of Andy MacMillan and Isi Metzstein of the Glasgow-based architectural practice … Continue reading

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Julian Charrière at Parasol Unit, London

My review of Julian Charrière, For They That Sow the Wind, at Parasol Unit, London, for Apollo Online: http://www.apollo-magazine.com/smart-art-that-will-make-you-reconsider-your-smartphone/

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Bench at Tintype Gallery, London

My review of Bench at Tintype Gallery, London, for The Learned Pig website: http://www.thelearnedpig.org/bench/3219

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A response to Hashtag History

Reading about Hashtag History today has been – to quote a particularly odious guest at Fawlty Towers – really getting my dander up. The Hashtag History website proclaims that its aim is to provide (or fight for) “History for all”, … Continue reading

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Lost in Fathoms at GV Art, London

Anaïs Tondeur is an artist who delights in expeditions. Whether tracing the nascent wildlife burgeoning in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear plant (Chernobyl’s Herbarium, 2011), or following the migration of a graphite pencil from its geological origins to … Continue reading

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Wael Shawky at the Serpentine Gallery, London

To enter the Wael Shawky exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery is to be instantaneously transported into a magical realm of childhood. The door opens onto a spectacularly lit display case occupied with rows of delightfully grotesque ceramic marionettes, standing in … Continue reading

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