Portrait photo © Ollie Adegboye
The White Pube
Visit on the occasion of Relations reversed
Presentation at the University of Nicosia 08/07/2019
Itinerary shared on Instagram
05/07/2019 – 10/07/2019
Between 5-10th July Thkio Ppalies has the pleasure of hosting The White Pube in Cyprus on the occasion of Leontios Toumpouris' exhibition Relations Reversed. On Monday 8th July at 19:30 Zarina and Gabrielle will be giving a presentation about their project at the University of Nicosia Fine Art building, and you are cordially invited to join us!
The White Pube is the collaborative identity of Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente under which they publish art criticism on www.thewhitepube.co.uk and sometimes curate events. They are on Twitter and Instagram as @thewhitepube. Since the end of 2015 when they started The White Pube they have gained an international readership and an engaged social media following.
“We started writing about art ourselves because everything else was boring/overly academic/white nonsense////and can u be arsed reading one more thing by an old white man because i CANNOT. When we write about exhibitions, the review is a personal reaction; a record of an encounter with an aesthetic experience. 'embodied criticism' someone called it. When we write about institutions or tweet or instagram on some widespread activity in the arts or a bad bad man, we use our position to call out the bullshit that stops a lot of us even wantin 2 go to galleries in the first place / leaves artists and individuals feeling left out of the art world they deserve to b a part of.
Working between Liverpool and London and living with our parents, born 7 days apart as Cancers, we are art critic baby gods and i know there's only two of us but quite frankly we are a gang.”