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Stripping Off: Exposing Britain’s Nudist History

“Nudism arrived in Britain after the First World War. Going nude socially in groups was an elite, rather intellectual practice”

The Comfort of Strangers: The Intimacy of Liz Johnson Artur’s Anonymous Images

“She holds on to these fleeting conversations like the imprint of a shadow that otherwise would have passed by”

© Liz Johnson Artur

The Artists To Watch in 2022: Part 1

“From paintings to performance, from the virtual to the very real, this is Elephant’s pick of the artists heading for great things in the next 12 months”

Melanie Bonajo, Cruising 2, 2019

The Artists To Watch in 2022: Part 2

“From paintings to performance, from the virtual to the very real, this is Elephant’s pick of the artists heading for great things in the next 12 months”

Farah Al Qasimi | Lunch, 2018

Hot Young Corpses: Why Are We So Obsessed with Dead Female Artists?

“The fact that it is these women says more about the specific flavour of the present than a persistent taste for hot young corpses”

A Manifesto for Maintenance Art Taught Me the True Value of Hard Essential Work

“Maintenance is a drag; it takes all the fucking time. The mind boggles and chafes at the boredom”