Public monuments, Islamic State and contesting the story of the past by Marina Warner
On mimesis, art and alchemy
The intermingling of art and illustration in the work of Catrin Morgan, Jockum Nordström, Tomi Ungerer
On the ruptures and restlessness of much contemporary art, and how this is reflected in the 56th Venice Biennale
How a sense of the local shapes art in the US
In recent years, abstract painting has experienced both a new popularity and a critical backlash. Can it be written off as ‘zombie formalism’ or are innovative approaches to abstraction really being developed?
Imagine a door with no room: Are you inside or outside?
A slew of recent exhibitions and projects reveal an interest in the artist as anthropologist
Approaching sincerity via poetry and art
British art and the 1990s
A brief history of unique singing techniques
A number of long-overdue exhibitions have recently celebrated the achievements of overlooked women artists. What’s driving this wave of rediscoveries?
What do drones see? And how can we see them?
From eroticism to transcendence, the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini and Andy Warhol has many surprising overlaps. Ara H. Merjian traces the affinities and contradictions between an unlikely pair
A number of recent exhibitions and artist projects have utilized the architecture of the television studio. How does this tendency relate to TV’s shifting significance as a cultural form?
How artists and curators have responded to upheaval in the Arab world, from 1967 to the present day
Pleasure and Criticism