Part one: On writing as art practice, and Andrea and Philippe: working with Philippe Bradshaw
Part two: Andrea Mason – an artist who writes, and Literary Kitchen
Andrea Mason, who is currently undertaking a PhD in creative writing at Goldsmiths, began her career as a visual artist, in collaboration with her then partner Philippe Bradshaw, whom she met in 1986. At the time, Bradshaw was studying fine art at Goldsmiths and Mason was studying German and Russian at King’s College London.
Mason’s collaborative and solo works have been exhibited throughout the UK; she has contributed to conferences and publications, and recently founded the creative writing enterprise Literary Kitchen. Awarded the UCL Advances Bright Ideas award in 2011, Literary Kitchen has grown out of Mason’s own practice, providing courses, events and mentoring to develop new writing. In 2014, she organised the inaugural Literary Kitchen Festival in Peckham, south London, which is now an annual event.
Interview and film by MK Palomar.
Sanya Kantarovsky: Apricot Juice
Russian artist Sanya Kantarovsky has based this exhibition on Mikhail Bulgakov’s satirical novel The Master and Margarita. Exploring the story on canvas with oil, pastel, watercolour and oil stick, he translates the author’s words into art
2015 Triennial: Surround Audience
Surround Audience includes some strong works, but the New Museum’s Triennial 2015 bombards you with pieces that compete for attention, so while video- and sound-based works hold their own, quieter, more conceptual pieces are easily overlooked