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Stop Scrolling: Here are 7 art shows to go to this February

Stop Scrolling: Here are 7 art shows to go to this February

Featuring rave archives, wild sculptures, and artwork for the Very Online

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Why do cute things make us feel so good?

Why do cute things make us feel so good?

Sylvanian Families, squiggly mirrors and emojis: we look at what cute means today

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24 things to bring joy in 2024

24 things to bring joy in 2024

From festivals to film drops, from fashion moments to sports, could this be the year the roaring twenties truly arrives?

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Performance art is magic, says Miles Greenberg

Performance art is magic, says Miles Greenberg

The New York-based artist examines the therapeutical function that his medium fulfils in his life for woo’s art column

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The photography exhibition documenting 50 years of Hackney’s unwavering spirit

The photography exhibition documenting 50 years of Hackney’s unwavering spirit

From Shoreditch’s culinary diversity to Dalston’s hedonistic queer scene, Tom Hunter’s exhibition celebrates half a century of community and resilienc...

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Images of Indigenous Brazilians showing resistance

Images of Indigenous Brazilians showing resistance

Photographer Fernanda Liberti's acclaimed series Dancing with the Tupinambá focuses on a community’s enduring fight to preserve their culture

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Boys being boys: Tender photos of young male intimacy

Tender photos of young male intimacy

In his latest photo project and exhibition Boys Boys Boys, Chinese photographer Lin Zhipeng tenderly investigates the desires of young men

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Images of working class Londoners in full joy mode

Images of working class Londoners in full joy mode

In his debut monograph Bearing Witness, London-hailing photographer Emmanuel Cole celebrates the beauty of overlooked communities in the capital

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The intoxicating power of queer, Black love in Sola Olulode’s latest exhibition

The intoxicating power of queer, Black love in Sola Olulode’s latest exhibition

In her latest show, the artist captures the burning intensity of an early romance through a series of paintings imbued with joy, intimacy and affectio...

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Striking images interrogating the relationship between photography and identity

Striking images interrogating the relationship between photography and identity

In his first ever solo project, photographer Oliver Frank Chanarin investigates what it means to capture identity in post-modern Britain

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Tactile, spontaneous photos journeying through queer desire

Tactile, spontaneous photos journeying through queer desire

Berlin-based photographer Spyros Rennt unapologetically celebrates queer sexuality in all its forms with new photobook ‘Corporeal’

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Carlos Idun-Tawiah’s striking photographs restore the Ghanaian utopia of his childhood

Carlos Idun-Tawiah’s striking photographs restore the Ghanaian utopia of his childhood

In his award-winning series ‘Sunday Special’, the Accra-based artist creates an ode to the rituals, places and people in his life

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These photos highlight the life and community that make up “non places” between big cities

These photos highlight the life and community that make up “non places” between big cities

Photographer Vicente Manssur’s series “Media Distancia” is an ode to forgotten towns

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bask in the euphoric "organised chaos" of a British seaside summer

bask in the euphoric "organised chaos" of a British seaside summer

Fascinated by the coastal city he now calls home, Owen Harvey’s candid photos pay tribute to Southend’s sun-chasers

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 these subversive still life paintings interrogate femininity’s relationship to the domestic

these subversive still life paintings interrogate femininity’s relationship to the domestic

Curator Bella Bonner-Evans walks us through STUDIO WEST’s latest art show ‘The Angel in the House’

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Tender images documenting south east London’s enduring working-class community

Tender images documenting south east London’s enduring working-class community

Local street photographer Nico Froehlich’s ‘South of the River’ project shines a light on locals facing gentrification head-on

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an ode to Gen Z dinner parties

an ode to Gen Z dinner parties

Aspirational, inclusive, budgeted and mismatched, new age dinner parties are here and phones are allowed at the table

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escape into a Wes-world of whimsy at the Asteroid City exhibition

escape into a Wes-world of whimsy at the Asteroid City exhibition

180 Studios is exhibiting original sets, props and costumes from Wes Anderson’s latest film

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Photos of Georgian youth using techno and activism to break free

Photos of Georgian youth using techno and activism to break free

The image-maker lenses young Georgians breaking away from the country’s Soviet influence through techno, politics and activism

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Corbin Shaw on chasing dreams and keeping the faith

Corbin Shaw on chasing dreams and keeping the faith

One of the UK's most exciting young artists advises us on how to get creative

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