Suggestions for Reviews 2023

Book and Exhibition Review Suggestions

Book and exhibition review proposals will refer to books published in 2023 and exhibitions ideally either still open one month prior to publication in October 2023. Accepted reviews should be between 800-1,000 words in length and must be finished by 11th August 2023.

Book review proposals should include: author’s/editor’s name, complete title of book (with a colon between the main title and the subtitle), place of publication, publisher, date of publication, total number of pages (including all front matter and illustrations that do not carry page numbers), number of illustrations (black and white and colour), price, as well as a short description (300 words max) on the text’s significant contribution to its field and/or why a review of the book is necessary.

This list is only a starting point, and the Aspectus Team would be happy to receive proposals for reviews of books not listed here.


The Museum of Other People: From Colonial Acquisitions to Cosmopolitan Exhibitions

by Adam Kuper, published 2nd February 2023, ISBN-13: 978-1800810914

When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting

edited by Koyo Kouoh, published 19th January 2023, ISBN-13: 978-0500025888

Surreal Spaces: The Life and Art of Leonora Carrington

by Joanna Moorhead, published 1st June 2023, ISBN-13: 9780500025512

The Trees of the Cross: Wood as Subject and Medium in the Art of Late Medieval Germany

by Gregory C. Bryda, published 13th June 2023, ISBN-13: 978-0300267655

The Flemish Masters from Van Eyck to Bruegel

by Matthias Depoorter, published 16th May 2023, ISBN 9783775754149

Conchophilia: Shells, Art, and Curiosity in Early Modern Europe

edited by Marisa Anne Bass, Anne Goldgar, Hanneke Grootenboer, and Claudia Swan, published 16th May 2023, ISBN: 9780691248592

Trecento Pictoriality: Diagrammatic Painting in Late Medieval Italy

by Karl Whittington, published March 2023, ISBN:978-1-915487-04-9

The Rainbow’s Gravity: Colour, Materiality and British Modernity

by Kirsty Sinclair Dootson, published May 2023. ISBN: 9781913107369

Tudor Liveliness: Vivid Art in Post-Reformation England

by Christina J. Faraday published April 2023, ISBN: 9781913107376

Image and Ornament in the Early Medieval West: New Perspectives on Post-Roman Art

by Matthias Friedrich, published January 2023, ISBN 9781009207768

Lateness and Modernity in Medieval Architecture

edited by Alica Isabella Sullivan and Kyle G. Sweeney, published April 2023, ISBN: 978-90-04-53843-6


Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondrian and Philip Guston

Tate Modern | 20th April - 3rd September 2023 | London

Albrecht Dürer’s Material World

The Whitworth | 30th June - 10th March 2024 | Manchester

Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece

British Museum | 4th May - 13th August 2023 | London

Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way

Turner Contemporary |
4th February - 8th May | Margate | (transfers 25th May - 5th November to Leeds Art Gallery)

Mirror Mirror: Reflections on Design at Chatsworth

Chatsworth House | Derbyshire | 18th March - 1st October 2023

Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance

V & A | London | 11th February - 11th June 2023

Action, Gesture, Paint: Women Artists and Global Abstraction 1940–70

Whitechapel Gallery | London | 9th Feb – 7th May 2023

Alice Neel: Hot Off The Griddle

Barbican Art Gallery | London | 16th February – 20th May 2023

The Ugly Duchess: Beauty and Satire in the Renaissance

The National Gallery | London | 16th March – 11th June 2023

Souls Grown Deep like the Rivers: Black Artists from the American South

Royal Academy of Arts | London | 17th March – 18th June 2023

After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art

The National Gallery | London | 25th March – 13th August 2023

Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism

Dulwich Picture Gallery | London | 31st March – 10th September 2023

Dandy Style

Manchester Art Gallery | Manchester | 7th Oct - 1st May 2023

Althea McNish: Colour is Mine

The Whitworth | Manchester | 21st October - 23rd April 2023

Yayoi Kusama: You, Me and the Balloons

Factory International |
30th Jun - 28th Aug | Manchester