Art

The starting point for this group show is an anecdote from an essay by Douglas Coupland, in which he describes an unlikely venture into the world of dumpster diving. Coupland notes that “you can often find very interesting portraits of a person by looking only...

Historic department store Fortnum & Mason is known as an Aladdin’s cave of luxury gifts, exotic foods and their famous hampers, the latter of which are priced up to £25,000 and dished out annually as Christmas favours by London’s great and good. But for the first...

In June 1933 Paul Nash sent a letter to The Times announcing the formation of Unit One, an eclectic array of artists that included British modernist titans Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson. The same year exhibitions of Joan Miró and Max Ernst in...

Where identity politics and art overlap, the body tends to be placed front and centre. From Cindy Sherman to Kehinde Wiley, David Wojnarowicz to Lorna Simpson, the experience of living as a minority has been overwhelmingly expressed through a reclamation of the marginalised body. Which...

‘Say you’re in if you’re in. What is lost is lost forever’. The posters covering the entrance of Maureen Paley in East London alert us to Wolfgang Tillmans’ latest London show: a very literal call to arms from an artist who, with his outspoken resistance...

It’s safe to say that Agnes Martin will appeal neither to the hordes who come to witness the circus of the Turbine Hall installations, nor to sceptics of conceptual art with a bone to pick. Her quiet, ascetic paintings are slow-burners: shimmering windows into the...