Shara Hughes in her studio, 2018. Photo courtesy the artist.
The American artist Shara Hughes talks about the new paintings in her exhibition at the Garden Museum in London and the novelty of exhibiting in a church
Rafael Pérez Evans, (sweet potato), 2019. © Rafael Pérez Evans.
The artist talks about growing up in a farming community in rural Spain, queer and rural shame, and the importance of reuniting living, thinking and making through a practice that disrupts.
Bill Bernstein, dance floor at Xenon, New York, 1979. © Bill Bernstein / David Hill Gallery, London.
With nightclubs facing massive uncertainty after more than a year of closure, the V&A Dundee’s exhibition is a reminder of what we stand to lose if they don’t receive more support.
Epilogue: Michael West’s Monochrome Climax, gallery view, 2021. Image courtesy of Hollis Taggart Gallery.
West’s willingness to take risks and reject stylistic uniformity shines through in this exhibition of works from an artist who, despite being first rate, remains so little known.
Yayoi Kusama. Dancing Pumpkin, 2020, The New York Botanical Garden. Urethane paint on bronze, 196 7/8 x 116 7/8 x 117 ¼ in (500 x 296.9 x 297.8 cm), Collection of the artist. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts and David Zwirner. Photo: Robert Benson Photography.
In a joyous coupling of art with nature, Yayoi Kusama’s cheering and restorative polka dots and pumpkins are just what is needed after this traumatic year.
Portrait of Idris Khan, 2021. © Josh Shinner.
The British artist talks about his new works at Victoria Miro, freaking out in lockdown and encapsulating a year in colour.
Clare Patey. Photo: James Clarke.
Clare Patey talks about 25 years of creating and producing powerful, participatory, public artworks on climate change, plastic waste and loss of empathy.
Eiki Dantsuka. Medical Herbman Cafe Project 2021, Higashida Oodoori Park. 25-metre-long, human-shaped herb garden.
The premise of this 11-day festival is that art can draw attention to the state of our planet and propose a better future through sustainable development goals.
Markus Lüpertz. Märkische Allee III, 2017. Mixed media on canvas in artist’s frame, 55 x 82 3/4 in (140 x 210 cm). Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London.
A suite of new works by the German painter, exploring the theme of Arcadia, mix inscrutability with assertiveness.
Mika Tajima. Art d'Ameublement (Isla Juan Bautista), 2020. Spray enamel, thermoformed PETG, 182.9 x 137.2 cm (72 x 54 in). Image courtesy of the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran. Copyright of the artist
For her debut solo exhibition in the UK, the New York-based artist Mika Tajima focuses on the ways in which psychic and bodily energy is regulated by technocapitalism.
Sam McKinniss, Lil Nas X with Friends and Cops, 2021. Oil on linen, 183 x 124.5 / 72 x 49 in. © Sam McKinniss. Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech. Photo: Dan Bradica.
A suite of works by the New York painter form a tribute to the stars of country music, the power of celebrity and the American imagination.
Spencer Frederick Gore (1878-1914). Ballet at the Alhambra, 22.3 x 27.8 cm. Pastel. University of Reading Art Collection, UAC/10566. Photo: Laura Bennetto.
With a wide range of drawings, including works by Rubens, Charles Keene, Sickert and Whistler, this exhibition reflects on a culture that has now been largely superseded.
Hurvin Anderson in his studio. Photo: Sebastian Nevols. © Hurvin Anderson. Courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery.
The unsettling depictions of nature in Hurvin Anderson’s new paintings, based on photos from a 2017 trip to Jamaica, address his relationship with his ancestral homeland. He talks about the works and how lockdown changed his practice.
Jadé Fadojutimi. Photo © Jadé Fadojutimi 2021.
Jadé Fadojutimi talks about how lockdown enriched her practice, her obsession with Japan, her Liverpool Biennial exhibition – and why she wants her studio to feel like her bedroom.
Armin Linke. Photo: Francesco Mattuzzi.
The film-maker and photographer discusses recording the evolution of human-environment relations, the role of technology on how we see, and his latest film, exploring the elaborate infrastructure of Lisbon’s aquarium, a ‘United Nations of fishes’.
Julie Mehretu, Conjured Parts (eye), Ferguson, 2016. Ink and acrylic on canvas, 84 x 96 in (213.4 x 243.8 cm). The Broad Art Foundation, Los Angeles. © Julie Mehretu.
Mehretu’s vision is both epic and intimate and this survey of 25 years of her craft is a measure of her dazzling success.
Modal Painting, installation view, Maximillian William, London, Spring 2021. Photo: Damian Griffiths. Image courtesy of Maximillian William, London.
Through the works of Frank Bowling, John Hoyland, Reginald Sylvester II, John Golding and Sam Gilliam, this small group show explores the visceral, emotional, and physical side of their process and the power of their abstract painting.
Komura Settai, Tattoo. Original drawing for an illustration in Oden jigoku by Kunieda Kanji (for Meisaku Soga Zenshu, vol. 1), 1935. Collection The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama.
This exhibition explores Japanese artists’ notion of beauty in the late-18th to the early 20th century, and how it came to be profoundly influenced by western views.
Sadie Barnette. My Father's FBI File; Government Employees Installation, 2017 (detail). Five inkjet prints, edition 3/5, 22 x 17 in (55.9 x 43.2 cm) each. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Twelve artists feature in this show, with works that examine the nature of official records and how they are used to suppress and oppress and to twist or obfuscate the truth.
Rachel Whiteread. Photo courtesy of the artist and Gagosian.
Rachel Whiteread, whose new show is at the Gagosian in London, talks about the pandemic, dump-digging, deserts, historic influences and working in a new and different way.
Lina Ghotmeh portrait. Photo: © Gilbert Hage.
The Lebanese-born, Paris-based architect discusses her methodology of architecture as the ‘archaeology of the future’, and the origins and evolution of her award-winning Stone Garden apartment block in Beirut.
The Essential Louis Kahn by Cemal Emden, published by Prestel.
A photographic cornucopia of Kahn’s buildings, this highly visual publications takes its reader on a striking tour of his architectural aesthetic.
Désiré Feuerle inside The Feuerle Collection, Berlin, Germany. Anish Kapoor, Torus, 2002, steel and Khmer sculptures, in the background: Adorned Buddha Protected by Naga, Bayon Style, 13th century, polychrome wood. On the right: Vishnu, Banteai Srei Style, 10th century. Photo: def image ©The Feuerle Collection.
It takes more than wealth and success to run a museum, so why do so many collectors decide to go it alone?.
Carrie Mae Weems. 
From Resist Covid Take 6! 2020. 
Public art campaign. 
Courtesy the artist and Social Studies 101 in association with The Office performing arts + film. 
Photo: Stuart Whipps.
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.
Exterior of Frick Madison. Photo: Joe Coscia, courtesy The Frick Collection.
The superstars have been realigned as the old Whitney Breuer hosts the Frick Collection with surprising success.
Matt Jukes in his studio. Photo © Matt Jukes.
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.
Mohamed Bourouissa. Photo: Archives kamel mennour.
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.
Valerie Hird.
Hird’s exhibition includes her award-winning animated short film along with interactive stage sets and multimedia paintings.
Centre: Simone Leigh, Sentinel IV, 2020. Installation view, Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, New Museum, New York, 2021. Photo: Dario Lasagni.
Full of the pain of black experience, the works here make the galleries thrum and shimmer with energy, their theme cleverly connected like spiderwebs.
The Art Museum in Modern Times by Charles Saumarez Smith, published by Thames & Hudson.
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.
CryptoPunk 2890. Screenshot, Lava Labs, 2021.
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.
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