Tom Jeffreys is a writer based in Edinburgh. He is the author of two books: The White Birch: A Russian Reflection (Little, Brown, 2021) and Signal Failure: London to Birmingham, HS2 on foot (Influx Press, 2017).
As the COP26 conference approaches, how individual artists and artist institutions are responding to the demands of the climate crisis
At Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, the artist’s retrospective approaches materials in a child-like manner with little regard for the objects’ origins or histories
The artist’s new show at Dundee Contemporary Arts explores the intense physicality of collective sorrow through the body as landscape
From Cample Line in rural Scotland to collective Myvillages, artists are reconsidering their relationship to ‘the rural’
Television has long celebrated the before-and-after reveal of a freshly cleaned masterpiece – now many museums are showcasing the hidden art too
The influence of Isaac Levitan’s 1897 painting Spring, High Water on 20th-century film
Considering our scripted future at Helsinki Contemporary
‘It’s all there: charm, humour, ethics, friendship’
Why is the figure of the witch and magical practice making a 21st-century comeback in the arts?
For 112 days Sara Morawetz retraced the 2,000 kilometre journey of two 18th century astronomers, tasked with defining the length of a metre
Featuring a proposal for a circular motorway around a mountain peak, the ‘weird and absurd’ work of the Russia-based artist
Jostling with its loud festival neighbours, the UK’s best attended annual visual art festival conducts a polyphonic debate with art of the past
As the most expensive railway on earth is built, is art being used as a mouthpiece for power?
Four miles west of the city, Jupiter Artland marks its 10th anniversary with a new commission by Phyllida Barlow
At this year’s GI festival, directed by Richard Parry, a future-focused assemblage of what it means to be human
A new report suggests that women, people from working-class backgrounds and BAME workers all face significant exclusion
With global issues cutting across disciplines, a number of projects are showing where the mixing of art and science can prove productive
At once stagnant and dynamic, politically tense and blissfully buoyant, the French capital was a strange place to be living this year
Angelica Mesiti’s films explore the myriad ways humans communicate
In a still volatile Ukraine the art scene in its capital is attempting to rethink the past in more productive ways
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