Cioran McGrath

Cioran McGrath

Cioran once read a book by John Berger (inadvertently) and now believes this has given him the ability to write about art, although no one has really explained to him that it’s near impossible to make a living this way. It’s unclear whether he will lose interest in the misadventure any time soon. Many hope he will. Along with being a prodigious waster of time (his as well as others’), he also writes infrequently about other things, more of which can be found at www.callenine.com. You can follow him at @CalleNine, but we’re not sure why anyone would want to.

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Radical Geometry at the Royal Academy

Filed in Reviews by on July 21, 2014
Radical Geometry at the Royal Academy

Radical Geometry The Royal Academy Until 28 September 2014 The Royal Academy’s ‘Radical Geometry’ offers a rare look at South American art from an era which, until now, has largely been ignored. The exhibition’s curators have chosen to focus predominantly on art from the first half of the twentieth century when the major South American […]

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Hannah Höch at the Whitechapel Gallery

Filed in Reviews by on March 5, 2014
Hannah Höch at the Whitechapel Gallery

Hannah Höch Whitechapel Gallery 15 January to 23 March 2014 The first image that greets visitors upon entry to the Whitechapel’s Hannah Höch retrospective is a black and white photograph of the German Dada artist as a young woman. Her hair is cropped severely and her edgy style seems totally congruent with today’s fashions, especially […]

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Alighiero Boetti at Tate Modern

Filed in Reviews by on March 2, 2012
Alighiero Boetti at Tate Modern

Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan Tate Modern 28 February to 27 May 2012 For an artist so enamoured with systems of order and classification, Aligheiro Boetti seems peculiarly hard to categorise.  The Tate Modern’s retrospective of the Italian’s work reveals him wearing various masks of different sizes; Boetti as craftsman, prankster, traveler, cartographer, mathematician and ghost […]

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Lis Rhodes at the ICA

Filed in Reviews by on January 27, 2012
Lis Rhodes at the ICA

Lis Rhodes: Dissonance and Disturbance ICA 25 January to 25 March 2012 During the late 1970s and early 80s, the filmmaker Lis Rhodes helped start a distribution company called Circles.  Circles dealt explicitly with the promotion of films made by women in response to the group’s rejection of traditional surveys of film history that constantly […]

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the ICA

Filed in Reviews by on November 24, 2011
Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the ICA

Bloomberg New Contemporaries ICA 23 November 2011 to 15 January 2012 The ICA has always been a hub for the breaking trends in contemporary art and with its new exhibition of work from recent UK fine art graduates the gallery takes its investment in the future of modern art one-step further.  Bloomberg New Contemporaries: In […]

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Taryn Simon at Tate Modern

Filed in Reviews by on May 27, 2011
Taryn Simon at Tate Modern

Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters Tate Modern 25 May 2011 to 2 January 2012  Since exhibiting The Innocents in 2003, Taryn Simon has established herself as one of the most innovative photographers to emerge in the last decade, but it is the ambition and scope of her projects that makes […]

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