Recent Articles

Doug Aitken wants to you to smash up his garden
Why has the artist has combined a hothouse with a live-streamed wrecking room in a Danish warehouse?
Published: Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Want to buy Picasso’s consolation ring for Dora Maar?
When Picasso’s lover threw a ruby ring into the Seine he made her a new one - it's at auction at Sotheby's tomorrow
Published: Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Elmgreen & Dragset pit Lee Miller against President Erdoğan
The curators of the 2017 Istanbul Biennial want to use neighbourliness to combat intolerance and inequality
Published: Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Why American modernism is older than you think
A new show adds weight to the argument that modernism came to the US decades before the Ab-Exers
Published: Monday, 19 June 2017
Looks like JR just made it into the dictionary
French artist joins Donald Trump and Youtube as new additions to the 2018 Le Robert Illustrated Dictionary

Published: Friday, 16 June 2017
Don’t worry Matisse (probably) didn’t read Ulysses either
On Bloomsday we recall what happened when Henri Matisse illustrated James Joyce’s modernist classic
Published: Friday, 16 June 2017
Why this summer is mushroom season at Gagosian
Carsten Holler returns with Reason, a new fungi-focused show at the Gagosian on West 24th Street
Published: Thursday, 15 June 2017
Look at Theaster Gates’ incredible record and book collections
New video shows how the US artist and activist repurposes collections to uncover new perspectives on culture
Published: Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Jenny Holzer’s classified Constructivism
A new exhibition of the US artist’s work uses Rodchenko-style abstraction to illuminate shadowy documents
Published: Tuesday, 13 June 2017
The altarpiece that helped art break away from the church
Duccio’s Maestà Altarpiece was unveiled 706 years ago today to some fanfare - here's how it heralded a new age
Published: Friday, 9 June 2017
Ai Weiwei turns the Armory into a surveillance play park
The artist and activist is reunited with Herzog & de Meuron for an immersive trip into digital mass monitoring

Published: Friday, 9 June 2017
Does democracy work in art?
As Britain goes to the polls, we look at the democratic processes within the artworld’s most prominent groups
Published: Thursday, 8 June 2017
A Movement in a Moment: Young British Artists
On Damien Hirst’s birthday, we look back at the London movement that propelled him and his fellow Brits forwards
Published: Wednesday, 7 June 2017


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