The Mack: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School of Art
The Mack: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School of Art, by Robyne Calvert, book cover; Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh, The Glasgow School of Art Building, 1897-99 and 1907- 09. Photo pre-2014. McAteer Photograph.
This richly written and sensitive work traces Mackintosh’s masterpiece from the building’s inception, through its two devastating fires, in 2014 and 2018, to its current reconstruction
Liliane Lijn. Arise Alive, exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, München, 2024. Photo: Maximilian Geuter.
This not-to-be-missed exhibition includes a lifetime of Lijn’s works, providing new insights into her artistic vision and capacity to bridge the human and the technological in an elegant and affective fashion.
Antony Gormley talking to Studio International about Time Horizon at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, 2024. Photo: Martin Kennedy.
Probably the UK’s best-known contemporary sculptor, Gormley has created a new ‘field’ of 100 life-size cast-iron versions of himself at the historic Houghton Hall in Norfolk, where he talked to us about the work.
Mohammed Sami, Isthmus. Installation view, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy, 19 March – 13 October 2024. Courtesy the artist and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Photo: Giorgio Perottino.
In his new paintings, the rising Iraqi-born artist makes ambiguity alluring.
Kokeshi artisan Okazaki Ikuo at his studio in Zao Onsen, Yamagata Prefecture. © Okazaki Manami.
This fabulous show is dedicated to Mingei, the influential folk-craft movement developed in Japan in the 1920s and 30s, in which traditional craft objects and unnamed artisans are valued for their cultural worth and aesthetic purity.
Wayne Eager. Photo courtesy the artist.
A three-month stay in Central Australia with his partner, the artist Marina Strocchi, turned into a 30-year sojourn. Eager talks about working with Indigenous people to further their art and witnessing a transformation in the art market’s view of Aboriginal work.
Alex Ely. Photo: Katie Hyams.
What is the secret to making buildings that other architects admire and envy, but which are dedicated to the greater good? Mae Architects founder Alex Ely shares insights on the firm’s Stirling Prize-winning approach.
The Glass Heart: Art, Industry & Collaboration, installation view. © Two Temple Place. Photo: Richard Eaton.
This beguiling exhibition, which spans 170 years, reveals the impressive adaptability of glass in the most atmospheric of settings.
Anselm Kiefer, Luzifer (Lucifer), 2012–23. Emulsion, oil, acrylic, shellac, gold leaf, sediment of electrolysis, fabric, and photographic print on paper on canvas, 330 × 760 cm. Photo: © Ela Bialkowska, OKNO studio.
With a mix of new and old works, Kiefer draws us into a world where good and evil are blurred – and it’s hard not to see parallels with what is happening in Gaza.
Installation view, Acts of Creation: On Art and Motherhood, Arnolfini, Bristol. Photo: Lisa Whiting. Courtesy Arnolfini and Hayward Gallery Touring.
With works covering pregnancy, birth and nursing through to caring for older children, as well as miscarriage and involuntary childlessness, this show sets out to demonstrate that motherhood is a legitimate subject for contemporary art.
Saul Leiter, Ana, 1950s. © Saul Leiter Foundation.
This major retrospective celebrates the work of a man whose atmospheric shots of New York street scenes made him one of the most important photographers of the postwar period.
Paul Maheke: To be Blindly Hopeful, installation view, Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, 2024. Photo: © Rob Battersby.
This show sprang from a journal the artist kept during the Covid lockdowns in 2020-21, a time of intense introspection. Through film, drawings and paintings Maheke transports us through adversity to a place of hope.
Matthew Wong, The Journey Home, 2017, Private Collection, Courtesy of HomeArt © Matthew Wong Foundation c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2023.
Wong’s exuberant dreamscapes and imaginary worlds sprang from many influences, but his affinity for Van Gogh’s work lasted throughout his brilliant, though tragically short, career.
Sharjah Biennial 16 co-curator and independent curator Zeynep Öz moderating the panel, titled Towards Counter-Hegemonic Infrastructures, with Yazan Khalili, Lara Khaldi (The Question of Funding); Joachim Hamou, Nabila Saidi (Trampoline House); Leah Gordon (Ghetto Biennale) at March Meeting. Sharjah Art Foundation, 2024. Photo: Motaz Mawid.
This year’s edition of the Sharjah Art Foundation’s March meeting focused on collectives, collaboration and social justice, a theme that had particular poignance in light of the war in Gaza.
Martin Boyce. Photo courtesy Fruitmarket, Edinburgh.
Boyce’s show at Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, offers three distinctive, in-between spaces for exploring the work’s ambiguities, somewhere between sculpture and infrastructure, exterior and interior architecture. He talks us through it  .
Exhibition view, Hanna Bekker vom Rath. A Rebel for Modern Art, Brücke-Museum, 2024. Photo: Alina Schmuch.
This richly documented show does justice to the feisty Bekker vom Rath, a German art collector, dealer and painter, who championed modern and contemporary art, even disobeying the dictates of the Nazi regime by organising secret exhibitions at her home.
Harold Cohen with SGI System, photographed at Boston Computer Museum, 1995. Photographer Hank Morgan, image courtesy Gazelli Art House.
On the occasion of a show of Cohen’s work at Gazelli Art House in London, we consider the pioneering British artist’s transition from paint to code.
Issam Kourbaj: Urgent Archive, installation view, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 2 March – 26 May 2024.
Through his sensitive and thoughtful works, Kourbaj ensures the plight of those in his native Syria cannot be forgotten.
William Blake, Thus wept the Angel voice from America a Prophecy, 1793-1821 (detail). Relief-etching, printed in colour, with hand colouring and heightened with gold, 30.4 x 23.1. cm. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
The English eccentric meets his German peers in a treasure-strewn exhibition that makes Blake seem stranger than ever.
Helmut Newton. Patti Hansen in Yves Saint Laurent, Promenade des Anglais, Nice 1976. © Helmut Newton Foundation, courtesy Condé Nast.
Highlights from the golden age of photography, produced for fashion magazines Vogue and Vanity Fair, lead us on a stunning journey through fashion and social change from 1910 to the late 1970s.
Thea Djordjadze, framing yours making mine, installation view, Sprüth Magers, London, 23 February – 28 March 2024. © Thea Djordjadze / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024. Photo: Ben Westoby.
In this comprehensive show, the Georgian artist’s spare sculptural works emanate a sense of disconnection, disruption and dislocation.
Soulscapes, installation view, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 14 February – 2 June 2024. Image courtesy Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Hurvin Anderson, Michael Armitage, Alberta Whittle and other artists from the African diaspora consider how identity and collective history impact individuals’ relationships with the environment.
Gillian Lowndes. Hanging scroll, 1995. 145 x 27 cm. Collection of Ben Auld. Photo: Jo Hounsome Photography.
A post-apocalyptic landscape or an abandoned toolshed? This compact exhibition, by ceramics sculptor Gillian Lowndes, inspires the mind to wander.
Sargent and Fashion, installation view with Miss Elsie Palmer, 1889-90 and House of Worth dresses at Tate Britain 2024. Photo © Tate (Jai Monaghan).
This show looks at how Sargent styled his sitters, insisting they wore certain garments or rearranging them, using fashion as a tool to reveal their personalities.
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