Lauren Elkin draws on female ‘art monsters’ who have broken taboos around society’s expectations of womanhood, to reveal the complexities of living in a world where women are expected to appear pure and unsullied.
A blockbuster exhibition takes us into the mind-bending world of the Dutch printmaker. But is it art or sideshow attraction?.
United Visual Artists celebrates 20 years since its conception with eight stunning, large-scale, multisensory installations that fuse light, music and texts to challenge our perception of reality.
In September, the Smithsonian American Art Museum reopened its modern and contemporary galleries following a redesign, with a pledge to highlight art and artists excluded in the past. We take a tour to see what made the cut.
He is showing at the Bienal de São Paulo and the Chicago Architecture Biennial and is artistic director of this year’s Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts, but his real passion, he says, is the creative and cultural infrastructure he is building in his native Ghana.
Conviviality and friendship shine through this group show exploring the works of Li Yuan-chia and that of the artist friends he showed at his LYC Museum and Art Gallery in Cumbria. Plus: contemporary artists reflect on his legacy .
This show is full of revelations – cubism in furniture, a love for tubular steel designs and a self-sufficient village for workers are just a few of those that mark the Czech art world as presented here.
From women’s lib to the Greenham Common camps, this powerful show covers to two decades in which women rose up in protest – and their concerns are as relevant today as they were 50 years ago.
Sara Reisman, chief curator at the National Academy of Design, talks about the institution’s 200-year history and its aims for the future, and picks out some favourites from its current show, Drawing as Practice.
Her quietly reflective films and photographs, with their evocative use of colour and light, are things of beauty, but their true depth and meaning are only revealed on slow looking.
In the Ethiopian artist’s first major European museum exhibition, labour-intensive works made from discarded electronic components sit alongside clay vessels and mud-and-straw sculptures, prompting us to reconsider the role of technology in our lives.
Eight rooms filled with sumptuous embroidery and fine-spun lace worn by sitters with laughing, gurning and awed faces: The Laughing Cavalier is but one of a cast of many.
The co-directors of arebyte, a charitable organisation specialising in digital art, talk about being based in London’s new cultural hub, nurturing young and upcoming artists, and the current show by Zach Blas.
To know the art scene in Los Angeles calls on a lifetime of cruising its streets, storefronts, museums, galleries and riverbanks. All are stages for creative expression, every neighbourhood is fair game for pop-up display, and now that LA artists are drawing world attention, nowhere is it clearer that there is art and there is Art.
A green and pleasant land or a place of aristocratic privilege for some and backbreaking labour and protest for others? An intriguing exhibition at William Morris’ Walthamstow residence explores how landscape art and radical politics have intersected.
This survey spanning 50 years of the celebrated photographer’s works sees him bringing Madame Tussauds waxworks and stuffed animals back to life, freezing scenes in time and recreating seascapes .
In a series of newly commissioned works, Baldock immerses us in a mix of ancient and modern forms, inspired by myths and rituals spanning harvest festivals, folk art, medieval cathedral carvings and queer graffiti.
In a vast three-floor installation, Lek turns what we think we know about AI on its head, as we follow the fictional Farsight Corporation struggling to fix the mental health crisis of a sentient self-drive car.
The curator of Crafted Selves: The Unfinished Conversation, at St Andrews Museum in Scotland, talks about how she chose the 13 artists in the show, all of whom explore dual identity in their work, whether that be to do with race, sex or disability.
Pérez Córdova’s work addresses the passage of time, the nature of materials, and how we assign value to objects.
The biennial art prize for international activist artists celebrates its 10th birthday with seven nominations. The work of each artist will feature in the AM10 exhibition, which continues to February 2024 in five locations around the prize’s home nation of Wales.
The industrialisation of water infrastructure and its damaging environmental impacts underpin Alia Farid’s work. At the opening of Artes Mundi 10, she talks about hervast sculptures in the shape of water vessels that speak of different trades, cultures and eras.
At the opening of Artes Mundi 10, Anwar, a Kurdish-born artist who now divides his time between Thailand and Australia, discusses his work’s articulation of the violence and degradation brought about by divisive ideologies and colonialism.