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An art education — at what cost? by Vivian Sky Rehberg

Other cities, other seas

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Lady adventurers and the legacies of colonial history by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

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In These Intemperate Times

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Cinema, growing up & Richard Linklater’s Boyhood by Nick Pinkerton


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Galleries throughout the UK turn to crowdfunding by Ellen Mara De Wachter

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Time-travelling with Pablo Bronstein by Charlie Fox


Into the VoidRegistered only

In the run-up to a major solo exhibition at Chicago’s Renaissance Society, Michael Bracewell considers the work of Mathias Poledna by Michael Bracewell

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Patrick Caulfield's Gravestone by George Pendle


In Focus: Edward ThomassonSubscriber only

Making a song and dance of things by Basia Lewandowska Cummings


In Focus: Guillaume LeblonRegistered only

Vital materialism and the unsteady march of progress by Rahma Khazam


The Handmade WebRegistered only

Digital pasts and futures meet in the work of Aleksandra Domanović by Laura McLean-Ferris by Laura McLean-Ferris


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Timotheus Vermeulen talks to philosopher Rosi Braidotti about the pitfalls of speculative realism, the movement that has created a buzz in the art world by Rosi Braidotti and Timotheus Vermeulen


The History ManRegistered only

Rashid Johnson talks to Tom Morton about fiction, humour and homage by Tom Morton


Head SpaceRegistered only

A conversation between Ed Atkins and Matthew De Abaitua about the intertwining of art and technology by Matthew De Abaitua


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Questionnaire: Barbara Kruger by Barbara Kruger

Manifesta 10Registered only

The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

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Dak’Art 2014Subscriber only

Various venues, Dakar, Senegal

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Mathew Cerletty / Walter SwennenSubscriber only

Office Baroque Gallery / Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

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Ai WeiweiRegistered only

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

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Berlin Biennale 8Registered only

Various venues, Berlin, Germany

By Mark Prince

Reinhard MuchaRegistered only

Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany

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The pursuit of public happiness?Registered only

Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany

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Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

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Paul ChanSubscriber only

Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland

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Don’t Embarrass the BureauRegistered only

Lunds konsthall, Lund, Sweden

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Wilhelm SasnalSubscriber only

Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Ireland

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A Thousand DoorsRegistered only

Gennadius Library, Athens, Greece

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The Sky is Blue in Some Other Way: A Diagram of a Possible MisreadingSubscriber only

Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid, Spain

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PHotoEspaña 2014Subscriber only

Various venues, Madrid, Spain

By Sara Knelman

14th Venice Architecture BiennaleRegistered only

Various venues, Venice, Italy

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Pierre SoulagesSubscriber only

Musée Soulages, Rodez, France

By Emily Nathan

12th Bienal de CuencaSubscriber only

Various venues, Cuenca, Ecuador

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Mary TeagueRegistered only

The Commercial, Sydney, Australia

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Damiano BertoliRegistered only

Neon Parc, Melbourne, Australia

By Kit Wise

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BRUNDYN+, Cape Town, South Africa

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Sigmar PolkeSubscriber only

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

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Degenerate ArtRegistered only

Neue Galerie, New York, USA

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Jutta KoetherRegistered only

Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, USA

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Sam MoyerSubscriber only

Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, USA

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Mickalene ThomasRegistered only

Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA

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John AltoonSubscriber only

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA

By Ed Schad

Josh MannisSubscriber only

Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

By Jonathan Griffin

Vera FrenkelSubscriber only

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

By Kari Cwynar

Liverpool Biennial 2014Registered only

Various venues, Liverpool, UK

By David Crowley

Three Summer ShowsRegistered only

Pilar Corrias, Maria Stenfors & Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK

By Chris Fite-Wassilak

Judith BernsteinSubscriber only

Studio Voltaire, London, UK

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Jacqueline HumphriesRegistered only

Modern Art, London, UK

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InventorySubscriber only

Rob Tufnell, London, UK

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Sean EdwardsRegistered only

Limoncello, London, UK

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Melanie SmithRegistered only

MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

By Eleanor Nairne

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Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK

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