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State of the Art

The Art of DistractionSubscriber only

Movie stars, late capitalism and fragmented attention spans by Tom Morton

In These Intemperate Times

O.T.T.Registered only

Is too much information ever enough? by Lynne Tillman

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Being ObservantSubscriber only

The films of Abderrahmane Sissako by Sean O’Toole

Other cities, other seas

Productive AnguishRegistered only

How to survive exile by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Life in Fragments

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Conversations, buildings, books and films by Céline Condorelli


Rare MindsRegistered only

The dark, unsettling feminism of Jacqueline Rose by Nina Power


MusicRegistered only

James Hoff’s music goes viral by Andy Battaglia


Museum GuideRegistered only

Frederick Wiseman’s new documentary about London’s National Gallery by Nick Pinkerton



Gilda Williams’s new book on how to write about contemporary art by Orit Gat


What’s so funny?Subscriber only

How humour feeds painting by Paul Teasdale


After the EndRegistered only

With mordant humour, the art of Michael E. Smith plots the bleak landscapes of exurban America by Jonathan Griffin


In Focus: Oscar SantillanRegistered only

‘Civilizations of the jaguar’, vacuum cleaners and the human body by Timotheus Vermeulen


In Focus: Rachel ReupkeSubscriber only

Taking stock of stock images by Dan Kidner


A Wall to Object toRegistered only

On the occasion of a major touring retrospective, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith examines the relationship between image and painting in the work of Marlene Dumas by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith


The Cartoon NetworkRegistered only

Illustration and art history collide in Sanya Kantarovsky’s paintings by Scott Roben


In its PlaceSubscriber only

Decoding Uri Aran’s mysterious work-tables by Declan Long


Heads Above WaterRegistered only

The anarchic 1920s Tokyo art movement Mavo and the internationalism of the Japanese Avant-garde by Andrew Maerkle

Picture Piece

Picture Piece: Egyptian Desert CinemaSubscriber only

Egyptian Desert Cinema by Sukhdev Sandhu

Gwangju BiennaleSubscriber only

Various venues, Gwangju, South Korea

By Paul Teasdale

Made in LARegistered only

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

By Summer Guthery

Ben RiversSubscriber only

Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany

By Dominikus Müller

Let The Body Be Electric, Let There Be WhistleblowersRegistered only

Dan Gunn, Berlin, Germany

By Kirsty Bell

Sophie Taeuber-ArpSubscriber only

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

By Aoife Rosenmeyer

Le MouvementRegistered only

Various venues, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

By Barbara Casavecchia

Laurent Grasso & Wim DelvoyeRegistered only

Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

By Robert Barry

The Promise of Moving ThingsSubscriber only

Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, Ivry-sur-Seine, France

By Rahma Khazam

Jennifer TeeRegistered only

Signal – Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen , Copenhagen, Denmark

By Nathaniel Budzinski

Matias FaldbakkenSubscriber only

STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, Norway

By Pablo Larios

Kevin CosgroveRegistered only

mother’s tankstation, Dublin, Ireland

By Gemma Tipton

26th International Biennial of Graphic DesignSubscriber only

Various venues, Brno, Czech Republic

By Emily King

Adrian PaciSubscriber only

Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy

By Barbara Casavecchia

David Ferrando GirautSubscriber only

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain

By Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

This is Not My Beautiful HouseRegistered only

Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, Greece

By Jennifer Higgie

Octopus 14: Nothing Beside RemainsRegistered only

Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

By Rebecca Coates

Around TownSubscriber only

Gallery EXIT, Pearl Lam Galleries & Oi!, Hong Kong, China

By Chris Fite-Wassilak

5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale & Yokohama Triennale 2014Subscriber only

Various venues, Fukuoka & Yokohama, Japan

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

Daniel Steegmann MangranéSubscriber only

Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico

By Gabriela Jauregui

The Theater of the WorldSubscriber only

Museo Tomayo, Mexico City, Mexico

By Nick Aikens

David Hammons / Yves KleinSubscriber only

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA

By Dan Fox

Alex Becerra

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By Jonathan Griffin

Chuck NanneySubscriber only

Jenny’s, Los Angeles, USA

By Kari Rittenbach

Sarah CharlesworthRegistered only

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

By William J. Simmons

Jim ShawSubscriber only

Metro Pictures, New York, USA

By Ara H. Merjian

Allora & CalzadillaSubscriber only

Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

By Jason Farago

Sophia Al-MariaRegistered only

Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

By Luke Healey

Stuart BrisleySubscriber only

Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK

By Jonathan P. Watts

Jack BilboRegistered only

David Zwirner Gallery, London, UK

By Charlie Fox

Oreet AsherySubscriber only

Waterside Contemporary, London, UK

By Matthew McLean

Lisa BriceSubscriber only

French Riviera, London, UK

By Josephine New

Michele AbelesRegistered only

Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

By Sara Knelman

Ed FornielesRegistered only

Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

By Patrick Langley

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