Got Balls? Scrotum-Nailing Performance Artist Pavlensky Does

19.11.2013
Last week, a stark-naked Petr Pavlensky hammered a huge nail through his own scrotum, affixing it to the stone pavement in front of Lenin's...
Flowers as Art History's Messengers of Meaning

Flowers as Art History's Messengers of Meaning

19.11.2013
Among nature's countless gifts are flowers: in the simple grace of their petals, countless souls have been moved to create. But flowers...

Art Party Conference and the Case for Arts Education

19.11.2013
I recently embarked on a good spring-clean of my files and book shelves at home. My main task was to thin out the serried ranks of policy...
What's The Worst Industry For Bullying At Work?

What's The Worst Industry For Bullying At Work?

19.11.2013
So-called glamorous industries such as arts, entertainment and the media are "hotspots" of bullying, according to a new report. A survey...
Life in the Arts Lane - Week 50 - Running to Paris

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 50 - Running to Paris

19.11.2013
I began the week with jewellery and the doctor and finished in Paris. A year ago I was called by my local surgery to have a health review....
New Tate Britain Unveiled at No Cost to the Tax Payer

New Tate Britain Unveiled at No Cost to the Tax Payer

19.11.2013
This week, Tate's original building re-opens after a £45million face-lift. Tate Britain is glamorous once more, a temple of cool and contemplation....

On The Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art 08 November 2013

18.11.2013
Continuing our strong tradition of reviewing the freshest and most interesting art on the streets, here is the recap from the first whole...
'She Is Not Invisible' Book Review

'She Is Not Invisible' Book Review

18.11.2013
Like any brilliant book, 'She Is Not Invisible' included many merits: it made me laugh, it made me cry, but most of all, it made me think....

Exhibition Review: World Press Photo 2013

18.11.2013
From homicides to war, the human condition and homosexuality to great achievements, sex trafficking to acid-burning of women, the common...

Ed Gray, Artist: London Has Its Modern-Day Hogarth

14.11.2013
'The energy comes from the drawings. I look to entice a person into the picture, and direct their eye. William Hogarth is my hero. All...

Rise in Living Wage Highlights Need for Fair Wage in the Arts

13.11.2013
It is vital to nurture the skills of our up and coming talent to maintain our world-class reputation in the arts. The arts industry must...

Don't Let Christmas Ads Trick You Into Thinking Advertising Can Be Art

12.11.2013
I have put the question of whether advertising can be seen as art to friends, colleagues and family, and they all agree that it can be....

Impressions of Frieze and Frieze Masters 2013

12.11.2013
Due to a bout of flu, a mugging and a head injury (all healed now) my impressions are slightly late but I hope they are enjoyed by some....
Jewels of Afghan Culture

Jewels of Afghan Culture

12.11.2013
We will continue our cultural relations work well beyond the planned withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan next year; because we firmly...