Ai Weiwei, Make Political Art, Make Art Politically

Ai Weiwei, Make Political Art, Make Art Politically

Rose Gibbs  30.09.2015
If "making art politically" involves employing scores of people to do boring and dangerous work, what makes what Weiwei does significantly...
David Hockney: Early Drawings

David Hockney: Early Drawings

Bob Chaundy  24.09.2015
David Hockney: Early Drawings is a feast of a show and a fine way in which to introduce Waterman's eponymous gallery's new grand location...

Review: The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern 'Brash, Bold and Exciting'

Victoria Sadler  17.09.2015
What really intrigues though is not just how these artists used Pop art to interrogate their own cultures, but how they also responded...

Bridget Riley: Learning From Seurat

Bob Chaundy  17.09.2015
British painter Bridget Riley, now 84, is best known worldwide by those abstract, almost hallucinatory, stripes, curves and other geometric...
Artists and Creatives Are the Real Property Developers... Blame Us

Artists and Creatives Are the Real Property Developers... Blame Us

Alaric Hammond  17.09.2015
My show opened last week at The Saatchi Gallery. It's mainly about London (and the underbellies of other cities), and in one of the capital's...
Hello Sweet Art: A Week in Culture

Hello Sweet Art: A Week in Culture

Jessie Thompson  11.09.2015
I don't know about you but I've always thought that arts criticism would be way better if it read like the diary of a confused teenage...
Review: Lest We Forget, English National Ballet 'Devastating, Unforgettable'

Review: Lest We Forget, English National Ballet 'Devastating, Unforgettable'

Victoria Sadler  9.09.2015
Lest We Forget is a powerful and extraordinary collection of three dance pieces that English National Ballet (ENB) premiered in 2014 to...
Her Majesty the Queen - As You've Never Seen Her Before...

Her Majesty the Queen - As You've Never Seen Her Before...

Jody Thompson  4.09.2015
Painted wearing a purple top with matching stilettos complete with tiara, but with her bum out against a backdrop of a Union Jack and the...
London's Art Scene this Autumn: 10 Must-See Events and Exhibitions

London's Art Scene this Autumn: 10 Must-See Events and Exhibitions

Kate Gordon  2.09.2015
I'm often asked what is the one thing that is absolutely necessary to see/do/experience in the visual art world, in a given season. These...
Greenbelt 2015: Corbyn's Bard, Cyborgs and the Devil

Greenbelt 2015: Corbyn's Bard, Cyborgs and the Devil

Joe Ware  2.09.2015
The musical highlight this year was Grace Petrie and the Benefits Culture who roused a damp Monday night crowd with their politically charged...
Igor Prokop: One of the Top Artists at the Chianciano Biennale in Tuscany

Igor Prokop: One of the Top Artists at the Chianciano Biennale in Tuscany

Lorenzo Belenguer  1.09.2015
Within such a cornucopia of talent, Igor Prokop, an artist born in Budapest, stands out with a presentation of highly-elaborate and colourful...
A Thriving, Diverse City Needs to Value Its Arts

A Thriving, Diverse City Needs to Value Its Arts

Sian Berry  31.08.2015
A thriving, diverse city needs a thriving, diverse arts scene - otherwise it isn't a city worth living in. For that reason, I would be...
Empathy and the Decision to Postpone 'Homegrown'

Empathy and the Decision to Postpone 'Homegrown'

Kristian Carter  21.08.2015
The decision by the NYT to postpone the play has unleashed a firestorm of debate within the artistic community about censorship. But this...
The Day We Went to Margate

The Day We Went to Margate

Sarah Powell  21.08.2015
Margate is having a moment. That should probably be #Margate is having a moment. Suddenly all the cool kids are going to the beach, buying...