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Jonathan P. Watts

Jonathan P. Watts is a contemporary art critic based in Norwich, UK.

A slew of new books discuss the social and political history of scent, from holy smokes to slave ships

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 03 DEC 20

The 1994 exhibition, ‘The Institute of Cultural Anxiety’, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London resonates powerfully with the culture and politics of 2019

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 26 OCT 19

An exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, offers compelling evocations of causality and correlation

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 21 MAR 19
Fan Letter

‘I stayed first for an hour, then whole afternoons and, eventually, days’

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 04 FEB 19

W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 26 MAY 17

On Alan Clarke’s Rita, Sue and Bob Too, the death of Ian Brady, and what laughter might conceal

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 17 MAY 17

Blain | Southern, London, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 26 JAN 17

The Hayward Gallery at 180 The Strand, London, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 03 OCT 16

One hundred years since the birth of dada, what does the future hold for Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn in Cumbria?

Mortality, madness and misgivings in the work of Bedwyr Williams

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 13 FEB 16

Nottingham Contemporary, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 13 FEB 16

The first of a new series that sees regular frieze contributors choose the best current exhibitions from their city

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 07 FEB 16

How London's gentrification impacts on artists

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 23 OCT 15

Richard Saltoun, London, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 19 AUG 15

Acting, therapy, song and humour

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 01 JUN 15

Kestle Barton, Cornwall, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 28 MAY 15

Campoli Presti, London, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 20 APR 15