The six shortlisted artists for 2021 explore colonialism, environmental breakdown and contentious histories. All credit to this online offering, but to fully experience the power of these works, they need to be seen in person.
The superstars have been realigned as the old Whitney Breuer hosts the Frick Collection with surprising success.
Matt Jukes talks about the pandemic, the effect of lockdown on our mental health, and his immersive, digital artwork Feelscape, which creates an abstract landscape from the emotions of a person’s memory of an event.
Ahead of Mohamed Bourouissa’s survey exhibition at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, the Paris-based artist discusses his routes to art, his creative techniques and the perils of working locally.
Hird’s exhibition includes her award-winning animated short film along with interactive stage sets and multimedia paintings.
Full of the pain of black experience, the works here make the galleries thrum and shimmer with energy, their theme cleverly connected like spiderwebs.
A former director of London’s National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery, Charles Saumarez Smith takes us to 42 of his favourite museums worldwide, considering how our experience of art is impacted by the buildings that house it.
What on the physical earth do art collectors see in a CryptoPunk? Add to quick profits the bragging-rights of a Rolex and read on to track the ‘techtonic’ shift.
Indulge in some armchair escapism and travel to deserts forests and ghost towns, as art historian Amy Dempsey takes us on a tour of permanently sited artworks around the world.
Philip Hughes talks about his practice and what informed his new book, Painting the Ancient Land of Australia, which includes work he has created over the past 50 years.
Hardy talks about her new series of photograms, now online at Maureen Paley’s Studio M, how lockdown has affected her work – and her forthcoming residency in the Texan desert.
Ashley makes vast colourful, oddball inflatables. She talks about giving life to these characters, taking up space, and allowing humour and entertainment as access points to her art.
Ahead of a new exhibition at Richard Saltoun Gallery, the celebrated political artist talks of photomontage, protest, art schools and image-making in an age of mass reproduction.
Offeh discusses boredom, curiosity and 1980s pop culture, the influence of punk and hip-hop, the joy of participatory creativity, social dance as a form of healing and artist-designed playgrounds.
Locke talks about domesticity in life and art, colonialism and climate change –and how these concerns overlap in her new film.
Architect and bio-designer Shneel Malik discusses bio-algae, eco-aesthetics, artisans pioneering ecological waste-water treatment, and the next steps for her award-winning Indus project.
As he exhibits new work in Paris, the Swedish painter Jens Fänge talks about assemblage, the structure of dreams, and a childhood encounter with piscine mortality.
As the gallery celebrates its 10th birthday, it is apposite that it is marking its place in the century-long history of contemporary art in Wakefield. Although closed due to Covid, the online offering is comprehensive and fascinating.
Eleanor May Watson talks about the weight of history, the evolving nature of her work and the complexities of the domestic space.
Sadie Morgan, of Stirling Prize-winning architects De Rijke Marsh Morgan, discusses social and environmental responsibility and collaborating with communities and other professions .
Crystal Fischetti talks about ‘coming out’ of the spiritual closet, and how she uses her whole body to paint, in a dance-like, yogic manner.
Preceding an exhibition at New York’s New Museum, this book, based on a vision of the late Okwui Enwezor and realised by artists and curators who worked with him, is a timely response to racist violence.
Prabhakar Pachpute talks about growing up in a coal-mining region in India, and how its associated landscape and characters have become his subject matter.
The first major exhibition of photography at the Dulwich Picture Gallery uses nature as a lens to examine the science, history and culture of the medium, while asking what is a ‘picture’ in the 21st century?.
Tako Taal and Adam Benmakhlouf discuss their ideas behind the 2021 Artists’ Moving Image Festival – and turning a weekend festival into a year-long event .
Nick Hornby talks about his shift from art history to personal histories, and combining analogue and digital processes to create photo-sculptural objects.
Quilts from three generations of African American makers in a remote Alabama community demonstrate great skill in deployment of form and colour and a strong collective aesthetic.
Glasgow-based Sara Barker talks about how the pandemic has affected her practice and her exhibition, undo the knot, currently on show at CAMPLE LINE.
Scottish artist Michael Visocchi talks about his commission to create a sculpture for South Georgia, one of the most isolated places on Earth, the pandemic and 77 crosses he is – willingly – bearing.
Ahead of his delayed new exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, Brazilian painter Luiz Zerbini discusses urbanity and nature, the power of geometry and the secret life of paintings.