‘The child,’ Wordsworth famously remarked, ‘is father to the man.’ Growing up in West Yorkshire, the land was always close to Andy Goldsworthy’s heart.
Anthony Gormley Angel Of The North: We are enthralled by gigantic statues. The ancient Greeks referred to them as kolossoi.
12 October 2022
The installation of Ronit Keret Tears, presented at the Palazzo Mora in Venice until the end of November, is a striking example of how an artist can contribute to our understanding of a significant scientific problem.
9 October 2022
I begin this month with two exhibitions that touch on religion in the context of exploring identity and end with a series of book-based installations
Last year was the centenary of the birth of Joseph Beuys. Centenary exhibitions included ‘The Inventor of Electricity – Joseph Beuys and the Christian Impulse’
9 July 2022
The image of Essex is currently being questioned, challenged and re-framed by artists and exhibitions in and from Essex.
Channeling Andrew Wyeth: Jeffery Becton And Andrea Hamilton Between Two Worlds – The Poetics of Coastal Places
It is a work that has deeply influenced the practice of countless artists, in particular fine art photographer Jeffery Becton.
Belgian sculptor Peter Buggenhout makes slippery, near-formless sculptures that typically repulse with their abject materials, yet draw you in to an uncanny unknowability.
4 June 2022
In the autumn of 1921, Henry Moore, a student from the Royal College of Art, visited Stonehenge. It would have a profound effect on him.
The 59th Venice Biennale reconnects sensory awareness with ancestral forms of knowledge
Several exhibitions/installations in Venice during the 59th Biennale re-situate key works or themes from Christianity’s historic engagement with the Arts, in some cases overlaying biblical narrative onto the present.
Martin Parr is famous worldwide for over 50 years of intensely colourful and wittily affectionate photographic observations of people.
The Venice Biennale sparks surreal conversations between past and present in ‘Milk of Dreams’, curated by Cecilia Alemani
29 April 2022
Great Art Cities Explained (GACE) follows the successful YouTube art history series Great Art Explained in 15 Minutes, founded last year by art writer and curator James Payne.
Love them or loathe them, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have now established their place in the art world firmament and, in doing so, have hogged the headlines.
After exploring Oaxaca and the iconic Casa Wabi designed by Tadao Ando in Puerto Escondido, I was happy to be back in Mexico for Art Week.
London-based Canadian Allison Katz relishes the second of those options at Camden Art Centre
The painter Frank Auerbach, sent in 1939 to England learned years later, that his parents had perished in Auschwitz.
Marlene Dumas’ portraits of the writer Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) and his young lover, Lord Alfred Douglas (1870–1945), known as ‘Bosie’, illustrate that social attitudes do change
Artist/activist Harmony Hammond was born in Chicago in 1944 and is associated with the feminist art movement in New York during the 1970s.
The last Art Basel Miami Beach to take place was in 2019. It was an optimistic time for the international art world
The German painter Magnus Plessen tends to paint in thematic groups: in 2016, he showed his ‘1914-1918’ series in London
Whenever you hear the name Fabergé, you think of opulent, lavish, jewelled, decorated and, let’s face it kitsch, Russian Imperial eggs.
Richard Wilson 20:50: Nearly one-hundred-and-five years after Marcel Duchamp’s porcelain urinal was daubed with the pseudonym ‘R..Mutt.’
26 October 2021
Welcome to this new series of monthly artist interviews by critic Paul Carey-Kent. Paul has written for Art Monthly and Frieze Magazine
Mr Brainwash (Thierry Guetta) a cross between a Beaver and John Belushi in conversation with Oliver Malin ahead of his London show.
Nolan’s Africa will be the first book on Sidney Nolan written with access to the newly opened Sidney Nolan archives
16 September 2021
Tate’s Ervin Bossanyi Stained Glass Window Vanishes After 2011 Redevelopment
Banksy Spraycation Guide. How To Find Them in Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Cromer, Norfolk, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad in Suffolk
9 August 2021
Rachel Whiteread approached the last tenant, retired docker Sydney Gale to explain her desire to make an artwork out of his old home.