Wrote an opinion piece about Stuart Hall and Cultural Studies for frieze and an essay about male communication for Boundless. Have been working hard on my PhD recently, teaching at the LSE, LCC and Sussex, getting through the upgrade and planning fieldwork, but have enjoyed reading Mark Fisher’s Ghosts of My Life and Sharlene Teo’s Ponti.

July update: I wrote a cover feature on my book club for the Times and received KEI funding from the LSE for my PhD fieldwork. Spoke about the Times piece on Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ with Winifred Robinson.

Denník N

Spoke to Tania Bruguera on Beckett for the GuardianWrote about Slovak newspaper Denník N for the Nieman Journalism Lab.

A piece for the Art Newspaper on two Polish artists facing extradition. Wrote about Polish artistic unions for Artsy. A small piece on the Migration Museum for Museums Journal. 

June/July update: Spoke to Jonas Mekas for the Daily Telegraph. Wrote cover feature on migration in museums for Museums Journal

Have recently enjoyed reading Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris and Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich.


I've written about eastern Europe and artistic protest for the April issue of frieze. Wrote about the ongoing row at the Polski theatre in Wroclaw, Poland, for the Guardian. Went to Budapest and wrote about the work of Living Memorial for Prospect

Spoke to Owen Hatherley about his book the Chaplin Machine for openDemocracy.

I've got a place on a PhD at the London School of Economics studying artivism, migration representation and the public sphere in their media department. 

Enjoyed reading Hot Milk by Deborah Levy, the Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, and the End of Protest by Micah White.

Dream diary

I have a short news piece on Tipu Sultan's dream diary in the The Art Newspaper.

Have been working as a mentor for the Refugee Journalism Project. Was kindly put forward to give a short interview to Refugees Deeply, where I also recently worked on an op-ed for Amnesty International on the UN refugees convention. 

Am also working as a commissioning editor on cultural politics from this autumn for openDemocracy, and will post pieces here.  

October update: A piece for Prospect on Elena Ferrante; a feature for oD on Hungarian cultural politics pegged to their migration referendum. 

Have recently enjoyed reading Zygmunt Bauman's Strangers at our Door and Donald Antrim's Elect Mr Robinson for a Better World. Also enjoyed Hito Steyerl's work at the Berlin Biennale in August.  

Poverty in Museums

I have a piece on poverty in museums in Museums Journal, where I've also written about the the National Media Museum and the National Trust Scotland. I have a piece on pornography and Oculus Rift up on Artsy

Also a piece on the British Museum training Iraqi heritage experts and plans for a Muslim museum in the UKDid a small bit on Robert Crumb at David Zwirner for the New York Times's T Magazine

My favourite books of recent weeks have been The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles and Tintin and the Secret of Literature by Tom McCarthy. I also particularly enjoyed 'Abuse Standards Violations' at Carroll/Fletcher. 

Electronic Superhighway

Wrote a feature for the INYT on the Whitechapel's new show on digital art, "Electronic Superhighway". 

A couple of Daily pieces, one on Gustave Le Gray for Christie's and another on Eisenstein's trip to London for the Paris Review

Reading: We Have Always Lived in the Castle; Sons & Lovers; A Little Life; Breathing Lessons; Motherless Brooklyn; The Story of a New Name; Candide; Regarding the Pain of Others; What Are Universities For? Constellation; I Love Dick; the Man in the High Castle; After Virtue; The Loney; Hitch-22; Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay; Simulacra & Simulation; Against the Double Blackmail; Covering Islam

Hamburger Bahnhof

Wrote a piece on Nazi-era art at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin for the Guardian Review, and have a small review of William Boyd's Sweet Caress in this month's Prospect (not online). 

January update: I wrote the cover feature of this month's Museums Journal, a piece on curating crime exhibitions. 

Reading: Martin Dressler; Lady Chatterley's Lover; Middlemarch; Everything You Know; My Brilliant Friend; The Story of the Eye; No-one Belongs Here More Than You; Nadja; The Golden Notebook; Sergei Eisenstein: A Biography 


Reviewed the new deWitt for the Millions. Now a Contributing Editor at Artsy

Reading: Clement Greenberg Critical Essays (Beacon edition); A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Station Eleven; The Old Devils; Sweet Caress; Travels With My Aunt; The Art of Cruelty; Endless Love; Where Art Belongs; A Lover's Discourse; Last Night in Montreal; The Man Who Was Thursday; At Swim-Two Birds; The Invisible Dragon; Dancing in the Dark


Interviewed Sean Scully for the New York Times in Montserrat, Spain. 

Wrote a preview of a world music concert for Prospect

Covered the Art Basel art fair for Artsy

Reading: Society of the Spectacle; Red and the Black; Out of Sheer Rage; Higher Gossip; Undermajordomo Minor; Woodcutters; Closer; Pricksongs and Descants; I Served the King of England; The Ginger Man; Jakob von Gunten; Not on Fire, but Burning; The Reflection; Other Lulus; Bernard Williams's Essays and Reviews 1959-2002

Jon Ronson/LARB

Reviewed Ronson's latest book for the LA Review of Books.

Reading: AmericaThe Conclave, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Coming Up For Air, A Room with a View; Anatomy of Restlessness; Me Talk Pretty One Day; Perfect Tense; The Picture of Dorian Gray; The Unlimited Dream Company; The Adventures of Augie March; Missing Margate; The Blue Flower; Hunger; Redhill Rococo; Nights at the Circus, Arthur Danto's What Art Is

I'm in the process of transferring over content from my previous blog

May update: A fair report and preview on Art15 for Artsy

Steve McQueen

A review for Modern Painters on Steve McQueen's recent show at Thomas Dane Gallery.

Reading: Caribou Island; Absurdistan; Strong Opinions; Baudelaire selected essays; The Painted WordSpeak, Memory; Pale Fire; The Laughing Monsters; Paranoia: a 21st Century Fear; Tree of Smoke; Empire of the Sun; The Kindness of Women; So You've Been Publicly Shamed; Blue Nights; Boyhood Island; Our Man in Havana; End of the Affair, Quiet, Brideshead Revisited (finally); The Psychopath Test; Them; Sleepyhead; Frank; Lost at Sea; Out of the Ordinary; the Buddha of Suburbia; Jerusalem (script); Brooklyn; The Dark Net; The Picturegoers; Gilead; Elizabeth is Missing