Recent Articles

Why Frieze is bringing The Moon to New York
The art fair will recreate a seminal 1968 Fabio Mauri lunar installation as part of the 2017 event
Published: Tuesday, 11 April 2017
How Matisse was inspired by clutter
A new exhibition traces what role the great painter’s possessions played in the creation of his art
Published: Monday, 10 April 2017
A Movement in a Moment: Colour Field Painting
On Kenneth Noland’s birthday we look back at the abstract style that sought to rid art of superfluous rhetoric
Published: Monday, 10 April 2017
Edmund de Waal channels Giorgio Morandi in Stockholm
Though it's not ceramics that unite the two artists but the encouragement of mindful viewing and contemplation
Published: Friday, 7 April 2017
Theaster Gates premieres his Black Monks movie
The artist’s jazz-gospel group stars in a new film, opening at Helsinki's IHME Art Festival this week

Published: Thursday, 6 April 2017
How Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels link us to the cosmos
This US artist was born 79 years ago today. Discover how her Sun Tunnels connect us with astronomical events
Published: Wednesday, 5 April 2017
How a young David Hockney sneaked this guy into Britain
To mark the opening of Queer British Art 1861–1967 we look back at the hunk Hockney painted for his diploma
Published: Tuesday, 4 April 2017
How JR won over François Hollande
Here’s why the artist, who was once treated like a criminal, was joined by the French president at his opening
Published: Monday, 3 April 2017
Elmgreen & Dragset’s Merman splashes into Warsaw
The copper-green sculpture, He, forms part of a new mermaid themed group exhibition in the city
Published: Monday, 3 April 2017
The pain that fired up Goya but finished off Van Gogh
Both were born on 30 March and both learned to put their inner turmoil into their art - but with very different results
Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017
Peter Doig meets Albert Camus in Beijing
New show pairs painter’s best-known pictures with quotes from the French Algerian writer
Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017
Hong Kong’s trams turned into camera obscuras
Kingsley Ng’s Art Basel Hong Kong work takes daydreaming on public transport to a new level
Published: Friday, 24 March 2017
A Movement in a Moment: Arte Povera
On Jannis Kounellis’s birthday, we look at the artists who turned low materials into high art
Published: Thursday, 23 March 2017


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