London archives ensure Women’s Marches a page in history

It may surprise some arts enthusiasts to discover the latest additions to international cultural collections are none other than placards from the Women’s Marches, which took place on 21 January.

London’s Bishopsgate Institute, Washington DC’s Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the New York Historical Society are each gathering signs and other protest paraphernalia borne by the millions of women who participated in the marches to preserve them for posterity.  Continue reading

New exhibition set to explore the harrowing imprisonment of Oscar Wilde

Performers, writers and artists including Ralph Fiennes, Ai Weiwei and Patti Smith are collaborating on a new cultural programme exploring the harrowing imprisonment of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde.

The Artangel’s new exhibition ‘Inside – Artists, Writers and Readers’ will see the doors of HM Prison Reading opened to members of the public for the first time ever. It brings together archival works and new artistic installations to investigate Wilde’s devastating solitary confinement and its impact on his writing.   Continue reading