Issue 185
March 2017

Featuring a city report from Shanghai, and a group of articles looking at the revival of new age spirituality and holistic medicine in the work of young artists and musicians. Also in this issue Mierle Laderman Ukeles discusses her four decades long 'Maintenance' project, we profile the work of sound artist Samson Young, US artist Colleen Asper and Argentinian artist Eduardo Navarro. This issue is also the first showcasing a refreshed design by new art director David Lane.

From this issue

We're beginning to understand what a world in which facts are a matter of opinion looks like. Has the Age of Aquarius finally dawned?

BY Mark Pilkington | 27 MAR 17

A new video installation from Richard Mosse investigates the refugee crisis

BY Christy Lange | 04 MAR 17

Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

BY Kate Sutton | 20 FEB 17

Wellness and new-ages tendencies in the work of Débora Delmar, Institute for New Feeling, Dafna Maimon, Helga Wretman and Lauryn Youden

BY Karen Archey | 16 FEB 17

Q. What could you imagine doing if you didn’t do what you do? A. Being a charismatic leader.

BY Roger Hiorns | 16 FEB 17

Josef Albers's secret symbol for the Manuscript society at Yale University

BY George Pendle | 15 FEB 17

How Colleen Asper's paintings challenge traditional representations of the body

BY Jennifer Kabat | 15 FEB 17

How Eduardo Navarro's works retrain the senses

BY Sarah Demeuse | 15 FEB 17

Samson Young's multidisciplinary work confronts the ways in which sound can both transcend borders and enforce them

BY Peter Meanwell | 15 FEB 17

Is the city stepping out of Beijing's shadow as China's art capital?

The quietly violent works of Alexandra Bircken

BY Amy Sherlock | 15 FEB 17

From Werner Herzog to Arthur Jafa: contemporary life, or how to make meaning from fragments

BY Negar Azimi | 10 FEB 17

Author and poet Susan Stewart's new book shows her abiding concern with lyric

BY Brian Dillon | 10 FEB 17

Eric Wesley's latest project, burritos and the search for Middle America

BY Evan Moffitt | 10 FEB 17

The boom in Parisian, artist-run spaces 

BY Tom Jeffreys | 10 FEB 17

Olivia Laing uses dance to prove the existence of tenderness, solidarity and personal freedom

BY Olivia Laing | 10 FEB 17

The importance of satire in an era of Trump

BY Patrick Langley | 10 FEB 17

A series of installations and a new LP from artist, composer and percussionist Eli Keszler

BY Michael Barron | 10 FEB 17

From Donald Trump's post-truth to Andy Warhol's philosophy, and back again

BY Pablo Larios | 20 JAN 17

Tom Overton reflects on the life of a great storyteller with contributions on his art criticism, broadcasting and fiction

BY Tom Overton | 09 JAN 17