Sean Burns

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Is contemporary art a reaction to social, political and local specificities or is it active in creating new utopic, progressive impulses? The BAS9 aspires to ask both

BY Sean Burns | 12 JUL 21

The artist speaks to Sean Burns about her polarising public sculptures and capturing the spirit of her subjects

BY Sean Burns AND Maggi Hambling | 12 MAR 21

Frieze editors discuss the different trends in digital exhibition-making, from end-of-world scenarios to community-based initiatives

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

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

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