Isobel Harbison

Isobel Harbison is an art critic based in London. Her book, Performing Image, will be published by the MIT Press later this year.

Isobel Harbison chronicles the Dublin City Gallery's inseparability from the 20th-century politics of its capital namesake

BY Isobel Harbison | 06 OCT 21

With a show opening at Hollybush Gardens tomorrow, the artist discusses her career addressing social and political issues through performance

BY Isobel Harbison | 21 NOV 18

Major new volumes by curators RoseLee Goldberg and Catherine Wood document contemporary art’s most rambunctious medium

BY Isobel Harbison | 19 NOV 18

A 1926 boozy sketch for a commission intended for the League of Nations building in Geneva was declined for being ‘too bacchanalian’

BY Isobel Harbison | 14 AUG 18

As two recent London exhibitions of the architect’s photographs show, this underappreciated polymath has always been ahead of her time

BY Isobel Harbison | 02 AUG 18

Post-Grenfell, mid-Windrush and pre-Brexit, a day-long forum in London invited artists and organizations to re-imagine the communities we live in

BY Isobel Harbison | 29 MAY 18

Two films and a dance piece focus on our shifting postures in light of connective technology

BY Isobel Harbison | 13 NOV 17

A multi-faceted collaboration between Matthew Barney, Ragnar Kjartansson and the Iceland Dance Company reflects on ritual and religion

BY Isobel Harbison | 22 AUG 17

The solace of Boris Charmatz’s danse de nuit in light of the Manchester atrocity

BY Isobel Harbison | 24 MAY 17

Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

BY Isobel Harbison | 08 MAY 17

The images of Team Refugee at the Olympics offers a glimmer of hope in a gloomy summer

BY Isobel Harbison | 10 AUG 16

Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK

BY Isobel Harbison | 02 JUN 16

Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy

BY Isobel Harbison | 27 MAY 16

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

BY Isobel Harbison | 20 JAN 16

CCA Wattis, San Francisco, USA

BY Isobel Harbison | 19 AUG 15

The personal process of exhibition-making

BY Isobel Harbison | 23 APR 15

Theatrical textiles and characters in clay

BY Isobel Harbison | 30 MAY 14

What does the term ‘gallerina’ symbolize?

BY Isobel Harbison | 20 JUN 13