Tom Morton

Tom Morton is a writer, curator and contributing editor of frieze, based in Rochester, UK.

With shades of the flâneur, the artist wanders the German philosopher’s rural retreat at Todtnauberg in a new series of short films

BY Tom Morton | 23 MAR 20

From ‘Spaceballs’ to ‘The Orville’, the reason why so many interstellar sitcoms fail to raise a smile

BY Tom Morton | 13 MAR 20

Paywalls are going up everywhere, intellectual property is being jealously hoarded, and the long-predicted streaming wars are finally on

BY Tom Morton | 22 JAN 20

Some suggestions for the International Council of Museums

BY Tom Morton | 30 DEC 19

This year, all the shortlisted artists were named joint winners – what to make of this act of (institutionally approved) subversion?

BY Tom Morton | 06 DEC 19

In an exhibition at Focal Point Gallery, the artist looks to the local marshes of Canvey Island with a weird degree of hope  

BY Tom Morton | 29 NOV 19

To expect the progressive, internationalist art world to participate in a celebration of Brexit is to fire a volley into the culture war

BY Tom Morton | 19 NOV 19

A new spirit of bleak realism and self-questioning has infiltrated comic adaptations everywhere

BY Tom Morton | 06 NOV 19
Fan Letter

‘What our descendants will make of this object depends on what survives of us’

BY Tom Morton | 18 DEC 18

Lisson Gallery at Store Studios, London, UK

BY Tom Morton | 06 NOV 17

South London Gallery, UK

BY Tom Morton | 15 MAY 17

Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden

BY Tom Morton | 24 MAR 17

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, UK

BY Tom Morton | 20 FEB 17

Gagosian, London, UK

BY Tom Morton | 10 FEB 17

Tom Morton on Ragnar Kjartansson and the eternal return

BY Tom Morton | 05 AUG 16

Natalie Dray, Kendrick Lamar and James Magee: Tom Morton shares his highlights from 2015

BY Tom Morton | 06 JAN 16

How well do you remember 2015?

BY Tom Morton | 11 DEC 15

De Hallen, Haarlem, the Netherlands

BY Tom Morton | 01 JUN 15

Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

BY Tom Morton | 28 MAY 15

EXHIBITIONS In a year in which documenta 14’s Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk announced that his 2017 edition of the quinquennial mega show will be partly staged in Athens, the Greek capital played host to some fantastic exhibitions, not least in the independent spaces Kunsthalle Athena (‘This is Not My Beautiful House’, curated by Marina Fokidis), State of Concept (a solo show by Basim Magdy, curated by Iliana Fokianaki) and Totàl (‘They are indeed the principle of things, and yet they are not interpretable and empty as mirrors’, curated by Michelangelo Corsaro).

BY Tom Morton | 18 DEC 14