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Sean Burns

Sean Burns is an artist, writer and frieze editorial assistant based in London, UK. 

In a culture so fixated on image, Sean Burns explores why what’s beyond ‘the look’ is more important than ever

BY Sean Burns | 08 FEB 21

From an exhibition of Francis Bacon’s ‘beasts’ to Terrence Malick’s film on the life of Christ, these are the top picks for the year

BY Amy Sherlock | 06 JAN 21

The gender and sexuality theorist speaks to Sean Burns about his book, ‘Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire,’ and why gay men are a fast lane for capitalism

BY Sean Burns | 15 DEC 20

With the industry having been continuously overlooked by the UK government’s COVID-19 response, frieze charts a disastrous year for nightlife

BY Sean Burns | 08 DEC 20

In homage to Italo Calvino’s ‘Six Memos for the Next Millennium’, artists from Kara Walker to Collier Schorr, explore his six artistic virtues 

BY Sean Burns | 07 DEC 20

In the latest episode of frieze’s Autumn Sessions, the two friends play and discuss records that create or bridge distance

BY Sean Burns | 20 NOV 20

Dawn Mellor’s new mural in the north London suburb of Brent celebrates the star in all of his queer glory  

BY Sean Burns | 17 SEP 20

Celebrating the filmmaker and DJ Jeffrey Hinton, a friend to generations of artists, designers and club-goers

BY Sean Burns | 10 JAN 20

The artist’s exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery, London, seems to mirror the evanescent nature of experience

BY Sean Burns | 07 JAN 20

A new exhibition at Tramps reveals 40 years of hidden painting

BY Sean Burns | 05 NOV 19

Sean Burns reviews Birmingham’s live art biennale

BY Sean Burns | 25 OCT 19
Culture Digest

Roxy Lee’s new photobook offers an insight into an irreverent and politically-charged world

BY Sean Burns | 17 OCT 19

The artist talks about the mystery and politics of making 

BY Sean Burns | 08 OCT 19

On the 40th anniversary of ‘Unknown Pleasures’, the artist discusses the inspiration behind his iconic designs

BY Sean Burns | 01 AUG 19

An exhibition at Platform Southwark, London, celebrates the legacy of the radical drag theatre company

BY Sean Burns | 15 JUL 19

‘Militant Desire’, a new series of screenings at London’s Gasworks, revives consciousness-raising 

BY Sean Burns | 01 JUL 19

London’s biggest free contemporary art festival happens on Saturday in Walthamstow and King’s Cross 

BY Sean Burns | 21 JUN 19

Ahead of their September relaunch, we look back through past issues of the legendary style guide

BY Sean Burns | 14 JUN 19

The collateral exhibitions at the 58th Venice Biennale tackle social issues from class to surveillance

BY Sean Burns | 13 MAY 19

Twenty years since the original series, there is still much to be done in confronting regressive prejudices against the LGBTQ+ community

BY Sean Burns | 23 APR 19