Weaving a path in and out of Peter Welz’s awkward steel architectural intervention, the viewer comes up close and personal, in an unsettling way, with Michaela Zimmer’s layered canvases. Scratch the surface and there is far more to be told than at first meets the eye.
The poet, writer and image-maker talks about the ideas and inspiration that inform her work.
The Royal Academy celebrates its 250th year with a collection of riches fit for a king – and every room is packed with drama.
Curator Anna McNay has put together two exhibitions – Threesome, a collaboration between three female painters, and 3X3, photographic self-portraits by nine queer female artists – which explore the female gaze with the aim of ‘making people question how they feel looking at these works and how it makes them look at themselves’.
A deep humanity surfaces in this outstanding exhibition of more than 50 of Cézanne’s portraits.
Edmund Clark discusses his recent residency at the UK’s only wholly therapeutic prison, HMP Grendon; his time spent on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan; and how intervention and censorship have become a part of his work.
System Attempt Contact critiques the way today’s tech multinationals transcend the borders between global and local, city and suburb, on- and offline.
Secrets lurk in Rødland’s photographs, but in chasing the thrill of the secret, his images fall short of the desired effect.
Kher talks about the difficulty of being identified as an ‘Indian’ artist, being a procrastinator, and making material things do things they don’t want to.
The Scottish painter’s latest works are as beautiful as ever, but exhibit a newfound looseness, playfulness and sense of violence.
The curator talks about Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia, the current exhibition at the Arthur M Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, which took three years to organise and brought together more than 200 objects spanning two millennia.
From the diamond jubilee to the ruins of Grenfell Tower, Simon Roberts captures the events that have defined the British experience of the past decade.
At a time when the UK’s relationship with the rest of Europe is at stake, this exhibition of the artistic dialogue between Scotland and the continent is illuminating and inspiring.
With an extraordinary diversity of work, from medieval Korean ceramics to cutting-edge conceptual art to Women’s Institute tea towels, this show aims to dispel the myth of the rural as a picturesque backwater, and assert its right as a vital a place for cultural production.
The inaugural exhibition at the Camberwell College of Arts’ new space is a sensitive, nuanced look at eight decades of a core artistic form.
Tabita Rezaire talks about ‘decolonial healing’, her response to cyber-racism and the distorted representation of black people on the internet, communication technologies from the spiritual world, and empowering artists to have self-respect.
The Royal Collection’s exploration of the Merrie Monarch is a historical exhibition par excellence, presenting the king as a gateway to the art, culture and advances of the Restoration.
A lopsided retrospective reveals an artist who thrived best when he was commissioned or working in collaboration.
The artist talks about his creation of a fictional museum, his current lecture tour, Fake News + Superfictions, and the artists who have influenced him.
Greek artist Sofia Stevi’s paintings ooze confidence, sensuality and an improvisational spontaneity. Yet her flair and inventiveness with a paintbrush are something of a recent discovery – to Stevi as well as to the rest of us.
This first major UK retrospective of German photographer Andreas Gursky, at the newly renovated Hayward Gallery, is a must-see visual feast of epic proportions.
Ahead of his exhibition at Marlborough, London, Jason Brooks showed Studio International around his Gloucestershire studio, revealing some of his inspirations and motivations.
French-born artist Marguerite Humeau resurrects an eerie voice from the ancient past at Tate Britain. And she adds in some exotic fluids for good measure.
Featuring works by 50 artists and digital / lighting studios and producers, this feast of light and sound turned London into a spectacular, highly photogenic, pulsing theme park. But in its efforts to maximise entertainment, it fell short on actual artistry.
This exhibition brings together more than 70 works from the Hirshhorn’s collection in an attempt to explore how artists attempt to show what absence looks like.
Philip Pearlstein’s nudes are a triumph of draughtsmanship and the product of a lifetime of learning and graft. And although he strives for images devoid of stories, this skill betrays a more enigmatic world.
This biennale is determined to take account of residents, focusing on micro-housing and smaller residential complexes and involving community as much as architecture.
Spong explores the invented language of Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th-century mystic. Over the Pump House Gallery’s four storeys, boundaries of sense are undone and remade – drawing the viewer into a history that cuts through the present.
A museum committed to the art of the American South presents an exhibition that highlights the contributions of postwar and contemporary African-American artists in order to assert their place within mainstream modernist narratives.
This exhibition sets out to explore the significance of life drawing and the life class in art practice, but the real joy of drawing is largely overlooked.